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Venues in Sarasota, FL,
(941) 722-3244

About Us

Located in Sarasota, Florida, the Powel Crosley Estate is a stunning venue to host weddings and other special events. Couples can exchange vows on the waterfront at the historic, Mediterranean-style venue conveniently located between Bradenton and Sarasota. This historic 1920s-era estate will make a graceful and romantic backdrop for your wedding. The unique and vintage architecture of this venue creates idyllic wedding memories and photographs of your special day. The Crosley Estate was built in 1929 by Powel Crosley, a well-known inventor and entrepreneur. The venue operated as a winter home for the Crosley family, known by name as Sea Gate. As described by the venue, it is representative of “Florida’s Mediterranean Revival Architecture.” The outdoor surroundings offer the natural beauty of the locale, including an expansive view of Sarasota Bay and surrounding greenery.

Facilities and Capacity

You and your guests can enjoy multiple spaces across the Crosley Estate. First-floor rooms included with every rental of this property include the Great Room, Library, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, restroom and First Floor Guest Suite. Second-floor spaces included in every rental are the restrooms, Balcony, Ship Room, Bayside Room and Second Floor Guest Suite. The Crosley Estate also offers outdoor spaces, including the Patio and Loggia, Bayside Pavilion and Bayside Lawn. The numerous choices for gathering ensure you will find the perfect fit for a ceremony or reception at this unique venue. This venue can host up to 800 guests and allows plenty of space for dining and dancing.

Services Offered

Celebrate your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony or reception at the Crosley Estate. The team takes pride in their ability to deliver exceptional experiences for intimate wedding events. Their commitment to making meaningful memories extends to their hospitality. The Crosley Estate works with six local caterers for in-house food and beverage services including alcohol and bar service. You can bring in the wedding planner of your choice to the preparation process. In addition to our standard rental services, this venue is also available for photoshoots, elopements, and ceremony only rentals.

Kristen B.

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  • My husband and I had our wedding on January 31st 2021 and everything was just as perfect as we imagined. All the onsite staff was super helpful and we were absolutely blown away about how beautiful the venue was. JoAnna was so amazing and always fast with responses, helping with any question my mom and I had and overall a huge blessing to be working with. I highly suggest booking your wedding at The Powel Crosley Estate

    responded with the following comments.

    Kristen, thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that your day was perfect! You are a gorgeous couple and we are so delighted you chose our venue to start your marriage. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 450.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 450.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Parking

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Mansion, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    June, July, August

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