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Venues in Longboat Key, FL,
(855) 660-6266

About Us

Zota Beach Resort is a hotel wedding venue and luxury beach resort located in Longboat Key, Florida. With a secluded island ambiance, flexible event space, and upscale dining possibilities, Zota Beach Resort is dedicated to helping you create a celebration that is uniquely you and utterly unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity
Zota Beach Resort offers over 2,700 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, and can comfortably accommodate up to 130 guests. With a sun-bleached wooden boardwalk for your wedding aisle and the Gulf of Mexico as your backdrop, the South Beach Ceremony area is perfect for events of up to 130 guests. For smaller weddings and cocktail hours, the open-air Sunset Terrace overlooks the resort pool and the Gulf of Mexico. The terrace seats up to 40 guests. Larger wedding receptions take place in the elegant Zara Zota Ballroom, which features a beachside ambiance, grand 13-foot ceilings, and contemporary chandeliers. The room can be divided into smaller sections if desired. For couples looking for an outdoor reception, the gulf-side event lawn is also available for a unique picnic or tented occasion.

Services Offered
As an Opal Collection hotel and resort, Zota Beach Resort features a team of experienced event personnel and wedding specialists dedicated to working by your side throughout the planning process. Depending on your needs, your specialist coordinates every detail or—for do-it-yourself couples—simply provides advice. If desired, specialists select and manage vendors, coordinate memorable activities for you and your guests, and plan pre- or post-wedding pampering for you in the acclaimed resort spas. Chairs, tables, linens, chair covers, sashes, glassware, barware, flatware, and china are included in all wedding packages. Parking is complimentary, and all locations are wheelchair accessible. Shuttle and valet service is available upon request.

Zota Beach Resort specializes in crafting custom menus for your reception uniquely tailored to your taste and preferences. All wedding packages include five butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, an elegant plated dinner or buffet, a traditional wedding cake, coffee and tea service, a sparkling champagne toast, four hours of open bar, premium well brands, imported and domestic beer, and a selection of fine wine.

Zota Beach Resort features 187 spacious guest rooms and suites. All hotel rooms and suites feature plush beds and flat-screen televisions, and most units have a spacious balcony. Mini-refrigerators and coffee makers are also provided. Suites feature separate living and sleeping spaces, and select premium suites offer a full kitchen and dining area. All units enjoy in-room dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Available amenities include a stylish, innovative restaurant, a chic wine bar with an extensive wine list, and a sun-drenched, gulf front, infinity edge outdoor pool with an accompanying lounge and poolside service.

Zota Beach Resort is conveniently located on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico in Longboat Key, Florida. The resort is close to SRQ and TPA international airports, as well as a variety of upscale dining and shopping locations at St. Armands Circle.

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  • We couldn't be happier with our experience working with the Zota Beach Resort for our beach wedding!! We ran into issues with our original date due to Covid-19 and the entire team was was incredibly flexible and accommodating as the situation unfolded. All of our guests commented on how impressed they were with the venue and the staff. We strongly recommend them for any future event.

    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?

    $ 1,500.00

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

    $ 1,500.00

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


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

    $ 1,500.00

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

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 26.00

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

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Beach, Hotel, Resort, 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?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

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

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

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

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, June, July, August, September

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