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Venues in Ellenton, FL,

Worthington on Lovelee Lake

4815 17th Street East
Ellenton, FL, FL
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(941) 735-1331

About Us

Based in Ellenton, Florida, Worthington on Lovelee Lake is an elegant rustic waterfront venue that serves couples in the Sarasota & Tampa area all year round. We are right off of I-75 and convenient to all the surrounding areas of Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton and St. Petersburg. The space exudes old Florida elegance, making the venue ideal for celebrations with nature and water inspirations, rustic romantic or simply elegant visions. Exposed wood, vintage lighting fixtures and natural light are just some of the unique characteristics of this elegant rustic destination venue. At Worthington on Lovelee Lake, your guests will leave with unforgettable memories of the lovely ballroom and beautiful lakefront views.

Facilities and Capacity
Worthington on Lovelee Lake has 8,000 square feet of air-conditioned space. The venue’s Grand Room can comfortably accommodate up to 250 seated guests for indoor uncovered celebrations. Thanks to the indoor and outdoor seating, the breathtaking scenic lake view is visible from the entire venue. If you would like to say your vows by the serene lake, Worthington on Lovelee Lake can provide a romantic waterfront ceremony site.

Services Offered
The team at Worthington is excited to host your big day. They welcome outside vendors. Couples may also choose from the following wedding-related services:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Wireless internet
  • In-house bar
  • Event rentals
  • Parking

The venue does not have on-site catering but invites outside wedding caterers to provide your reception meal. They have two bars on the premises, allowing them to provide bartending services. Worthington on Lovelee Lake offers:

  • House beer & wine
  • House liquor
  • Liquor license
  • Barware
  • Glassware

Other Services
Depending on your needs, the stylish and rustic venue can host a variety of wedding-related celebrations. These gatherings include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

Worthington on Lovelee is the former site of the Crab Trap II, a seafood restaurant. In 2018, it was transformed and renovated into an elegant wedding and event venue.

The venue is near Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, Ellenton Premium Outlets and Manatee River. It is 45 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 26 minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

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  • I've had the pleasure of Filming a wedding here. I've filmed at a lot of venues over the four years we've been doing this, but no one has been as accommodating as Lisa at The Worthington. When you have a Venue Coordinator that works to fit your needs instead of working to fit you into the venue's rules, you're going to have a great day! Rarely, do we have a coordinator make sure we have everything we need as well, but Lisa wanted to make sure everyone had everything they need to give the couple the best service possible!

    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?

    $ 4,500.00

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


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 15.00

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Clean Up, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What bar services do you provide?

    House Beer, House Liquor, Liquor License

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Glassware

    What transportation and access is available?


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