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Catering and Venues in Sarasota, Florida,
(941) 787-3532

About Us

Michael’s On East is a wedding venue located in Sarasota, Florida that provides beautiful banquet halls, ballrooms, and gorgeous outdoor gardens for your big day. This venue has something for every couple, no matter your personal taste or budget, and each space can easily be customized to match your vision. Michael’s On East is conveniently located near I-41 and I-301, and is only an hour’s drive from Tampa or Fort Myers, making it an excellent location for your special celebration.

Facilities and Capacities

No matter the size of your wedding, Michael’s On East can host small, intimate gatherings and extravagant events up to 1,000 guests depending on the space. It can work well for bridal showers and engagement parties, as well as rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The restaurant features a 1940s supper club ambiance and provides several rental spaces, including a private dining room. The ballroom in Midtown Plaza is a stunning, flexible event room with a gorgeous indoor atrium and Michael’s Wine Cellar offers couples an incredible urban setting with votive candles and thousands of bottles of wine on display. In downtown Sarasota, Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens provides yet another option for amazing event space held under the stars.

Services Offered

Michael’s On East provides set up and clean up for your event so you can relax and enjoy your day without worrying about the little things. They also offer event-planning services, allow outside vendors, and can provide lighting and sound for your event. Wi-Fi is also available, and the venue provides ample parking, as well as valet and shuttle services. They are also wheelchair accessible and pet friendly, so all your loved ones can join in on the celebration.


This venue offers delicious cuisine in a wide range of styles, from African, American, Asian, Chinese, and Italian, to Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai, and more. Options for catering include hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners, buffets, family-style meals, tapas, and stations, and include servers and cake cutting, as well as linens, glassware, and flatware. Michael’s On East can also accommodate an array of dietary needs, including gluten-, lactose-, and nut-free options, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and kosher meals, and more. Full bar service is provided, or you can opt for cash or limited bars with bartenders. House beer, wine, and liquors are offered, as well as premium versions and specialty drinks, and packages include barware.

Other Services

Michael’s On East also provides an array of rental equipment and items to turn your vision into reality. Their equipment is high-quality and fit nicely with any theme. Some of their item offerings include:

  • Aisle markers and runners
  • Altars/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents and tent accessories

Jaclyn Erdman

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  • We feel so lucky to have been able to use the services of Michaels on East for our wedding at Selby Gardens. Amy Allen was our venue coordinator and she was absolutely amazing to work with! She knew the grounds very well and was able to provide us with guidance and expertise to help us make decisions during our wedding. The food was unreal! First, we could not hear enough compliments from guests about the passed hour dourves – we were able to try some at our wedding and they were so delicious. Our guests also loved the salad and the main course. Some of our guests referred to the food as “the best wedding food they’ve ever had,” and we had guests travel in from all over: Connecticut, Boston, New York, Texas, California, Arizona, and Washington D.C. Michaels on East not only delivers the best quality food, but the drinks, the service and the experience was impeccable. We highly recommend working with Michaels on East for your wedding or any event! You can trust them ... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

    What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

    $ 59.00

    What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

    $ 59.00

    What is the average catering price per person for stations?

    $ 70.00

    What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

    $ 20.00

    Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up, Cake, Cake Cutting, Dessert, Cocktail Reception, Server(s), Tastings, Chairs, Tables, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 32.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, House Liquor

    What event services do you provide?

    Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

    What catering services do you provide?

    Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    African, American, Asian, BBQ, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Halal, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

    What bar services do you provide?

    Liquor License, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Chairs, Tables

    Which of the following items can you provide?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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