Tampa Bay & Sarasota



Weddings at The Amazing Ringling Mansion

Weddings at The Amazing Ringling Mansion

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art/ Ca' D'Zan Mansion

Sarasota's favorite for weddings and receptions, The Ringling offers a spectacular array of venues. Your wedding at The Ringling will create memories to last a lifetime.

Wedding at the Ritz

Wedding at the Ritz

Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Offering an alluring blend of cosmopolitan charm and coastal elegance, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is a destination unlike any other. The resort offers a superb vantage point to explore attractions, dining and museums, while its proximity to white-sand beaches and array of five-star amenities, including a luxury spa and an 18-hole championship golf course, allow guests to relax while experiencing the radiant natural beauty of Florida's Gulf Coast.

Weddings at The Westin

Weddings at The Westin

The Westin Sarasota

Surround yourself with contemporary elegance at The Westin Sarasota. Overlooking Sarasota Bay, in the midst of the vibrant arts district, our lavish accommodation features sophisticated touches designed to make your stay exceptional. Sink into your Westin Bed for a great night's rest, with stunning views from your floor to ceiling window and deluxe amenities. Pamper yourself in our spa, swim in our rooftop pool, exercise in our 24-hour Fitness Studio, or take your workout on the road. Savor creative cuisine in our restaurant or sip craft cocktails on our rooftop bar. If work or an event brings you to our hotel, you'll find exceptional venues filled with natural daylight, comprehensive technology, custom catering and a team of experts on hand to assist with whatever you need to succeed. Whether joining us for vacation or traveling for business, we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in Sarasota.

The Don

The Don

The Don Cesar

Unforgettable Florida Beach Weddings & Events On The Coast. Steeped in the mystique and glamour that only a century of service can create, The Don CeSar is a legend on the Gulf Coast and the perfect setting for your big day or corporate event.With the calm Gulf waters hugging the white sand beach just a pebble's toss away, your guests will delight in spectacular venues that whisk them away from the ordinary. Experience effortless luxury, opulence without pretension and an experience unlike any other.

Passion & Excellence Infused With History. Our distinctive Pink Palace and contemporary Beach House Suites set the stage for perfect group gatherings. Treat guests to luxurious rooms, suites or private villas, transformative spa services, incomparable views, delectable cuisine and unforgettable amenities. Versatile indoor, outdoor and beachfront venues make for unforgettable ceremonies and celebrations at The Don. A classic, full-service resort in every sense of the word, join the ranks of famous (and infamous) past guests like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Al Capone and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as you enjoy everything our Pink Castle has to offer for your special celebration.

Selby Gardens

Selby Gardens

Selby Botanical Gardens 

Welcome to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a beautiful and serene waterfront setting for your perfect wedding day.  Located in downtown Sarasota, Selby Gardens provides both historical charm and natural elegance. Whether you seek a simple garden wedding, or a modern affair under the stars, the gardens provide you with your ideal one-of-a-kind oasis. Beautifully landscaped with native foliage including live oaks, banyans, and palms, the gardens are a sight to behold year-round. The garden is divided into two rental sides, which include ceremony, cocktail hour and reception areas. The North side of the garden features the Christy Payne Mansion and Mansion Lawn, Michael’s on the Bay indoor venue, and the Bay Lawn with unparalleled waterfront views. The South side of the garden features the Schimmel Wedding Lawn and Pavilion, Children’s Rain Forest, and unique Banyan Reception Area.

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Whether it's your daughter's wedding or a corporate gala, when you want to be sure your event will be flawless, trust it to the stunning settings and professional staff at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.  The superior quality of our menu is rivaled only by our service, and no detail is overlooked in making your event memorable.


The Plantation Golf & Country Club

It's the perfect day to make your dreams come true. It's the most important day of your life. You want it to be as special and memorable as possible. You want a staff that takes it personally. Our Catering Director and Staff will do "everything but walk the bride down the aisle" to make your wedding an event to remember. Combine that commitment to service with the beautiful views and amenities that Plantation Country Club is known for and you have one of the finest wedding venues in South Florida.


Floral Designers


Beneva Flowers

Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes has been committed to local brides and grooms for 32 years, helping them conjure up the wedding of their dreams, using flowers and greens as the medium. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team’s design knowledge and creativity is extensive, and it’s constantly being refined. When we’re not educating other florists, we’re educating ourselves.

What sets us apart? We buy our flowers direct from the farm and fresh from all over the world. The quality of our florals is top-notch, and yet we’re still able to offer competitive pricing to our clients. Whether it’s the most romantic occasion of your life, a huge corporate gala or a milestone birthday, we’re here to translate your floral fantasies into reality.

How far do we go? Beyond the Sarasota area, we’ll make our way to the barrier islands as well as to Bradenton, Parrish, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay to the north. To the south, we cater to Venice, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, Gasparilla, Naples and Fort Meyers.

Wedding Wire Award

Wedding Wire Award


Flowers by Fudgie on Siesta Key

Flowers by Fudgie is a full service flower shop established in 1981, serving all of Siesta Key, Lido, Longboat Key, Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice, Florida. Flowers by Fudgie also provides service to any state or country in the world through FTD and Teleflora. We can help make any day a special occasion for that special person in your life.


2Birds Events

Serving Tampa Bay area, The Knot’s Hall of Fame winner Romantic Elegance, Modern and Edgy, Shabby-Chic, Hollywood Glam, Beach Simplicity, Vintage Charm, Playful Delight!
Whatever your style let us bring your vision to life! And remember your wedding decor can be so much more than just flowers - Talk to us about the atmosphere you want to create and let let us transform your wedding with flowers, decor, and more!
Call or email to schedule a complimentary consultation!




Everlasting Sounds

"Everlasting Sounds was so much more than we could have ever imagined in a DJ for our wedding! The quality of service they provided was outstanding. They made us feel that we were not only valued customers, but their sole focus throughout the whole planning process and wedding itself." What we offer personalized consultations where we will truly get to know your needs and wants for your special day. We will discuss with you in great detail, your personal taste and your style as the tone and rhythm of your event to ensure your wedding reception will leave an everlasting impression on your friends and family, but most importantly on you!

 We will provide you with two formally attired DJs that will also serve as emcee. We will collaborate with your vendors to ensure everyone captures each of your special events.

 We will make your wedding an everlasting impression. Let us take the event and make it exactly what you dreamed of down to every last detail. You can relax and enjoy.

Black Tie DJ’s

Black Tie DJ’s

Craig Wicks-Black Tie DJs

Black Tie DJ's will bring your events to life with professional DJ entertainment, gorgeous uplighting, outstanding customer service and a passion to make every event perfect. We'll treat your event as if we were entertaining for our family or closest friends. 

That is why we have become Southwest Florida's most requested entertainment service.

Whatever your style of music, we will listen and create exactly the kind of party YOU want. We put our hearts into every wedding and event to ensure flawless service, so you can relax and enjoy the fun!

DJ Entertainment Company serving Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Pt. Charlotte and Beyond

DJ Littlebit

DJ Littlebit

DJ Littlebit

DJ Littlebit provides REASONABLE RATES with SUPERIOR SERVICE in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and the Tampa Bay Area.

 My slogan, “Where Your Event Dreams Come True”, which means that I can assist you in making your perfect event a reality. With my ability to orchestrate your event, you can RELAX and ENJOY the experience completely.

I am a female, professional DJ with over 12 years of experience. As a digital DJ, I have access to a vast library of music for your event. I have the latest music available, as well as the classics. My expertise and music include Rock, Top 40, Urban, R&B, Country, as well as Latin. I will judge what music your guests are enjoying and be sure to play music that GETS THE PARTY GOING and KEEPS IT GOING.
I bring with me 48,000 songs which allows your guests to give me requests during your dancing/party time. NOT JUST A DJ…when you hire me, you get a DJ, an EMCEE (to make announcements and keep your guests informed), and an EVENT “COORDINATOR”. I organize your event and coordinate with your additional vendors (banquet staff, photographer, etc.) so that they are aware and ready to help with any special things we are doing during your event. This way, you can RELAXand ENJOY your event without having to worry if everything is going as you want it.


My experience with Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties and Corporate Events has allowed me to be a very flexible DJ and able to CUSTOMIZE any occasion to fit the customer’s idea of a PERFECT EVENT.



Amici’s Catering

Amici’s Catering

Amici’s Catering

More than 100 banquet halls in Tampa, FL and reception halls in the area rely on Amici’s Catered Cuisine. Whether we’re helping with corporate catering in Tampa, wedding receptions, elaborate sit-down dinners, or casual cocktail parties, our clients know they can always expect the best. Owner Michael Lamando wants you to know that you can place your trust in our team. He and his talented staff will do whatever it takes to make your party dreams a reality. Our dedication to our craft enables us to provide creative catering and event planning solutions that are a dream come true.

When it comes to your special event, we take pride in the small details that matter most! From decorative touches, seating arrangements, and personalized menus your guests will love, Amici’s Catered Cuisine will ensure your event will be remembered for years to come. We have built our reputation off of many successful events, so when you need party planners with distinguished expertise; turn to Amici’s Catered Cuisine. We are proud to be your go to company for catering in St. Petersburg and work hard for your respect.


Locale Market

Locale Market

Locale Market

Locale Market is a curated grocery experience cultivated over great food and decades of friendship. As longtime culinary collaborators, we are thrilled to bring our guests great food to enjoy with even better conversation.

We have hand-selected truly world-class culinary offerings from our favorite farmers and artisanal producers. Our offerings range from the freshest local produce, the rarest specialty finds, cured meats and cheeses from Italy to local Florida stone crab in peak season. Each of our products meets our highest standards of quality, taste, craftsmanship and innovation.

More than just a destination for fine food, Locale Market is built on the idea that lifelong friendships are forged over cooking, eating and sharing great food. And that’s why we’ve created a space where guests can discover tastes and deepen friendships.

Simply Gourmet

Simply Gourmet

Simply Gourmet Catering

Because first impressions do matter, Simply Gourmet caters only the best of the best. A party, by its nature, should be pure entertainment -- a gathering of close friends and family to share unforgettable cuisine. For us, creating great food is the ultimate art. Merging remarkable flavors with an incredible presentation is just the beginning. We bake rustic breads from scratch, freshly roast the finest aged meats and forage for the best local ingredients. Everything we prepare is our original recipe, unique to your special event and authentic to the region that inspires it. The Simply Gourmet meals prepared for large parties, weddings and luncheons are just as delicious as those prepared for intimate dinner occasions. Nothing excites us more that serving stunning cuisine in sumptuous style. 


Special Occasion Cakes


Cakes by Ron

Cakes By Ron

Cakes By Ron

Cakes by Ron was the very first custom cake shop to open for business in Sarasota, FL, in 1986. Cakes by Ron is locally owned and operated by Ron Zammit, his son Nathan and his daughter Laura. Dedicated to his craft and meticulous in his work, Ron's passion is evident in the product that both he and his staff has created on a daily basis for 30+ years. Cakes by Ron also offers free wedding consultations our provides brides with a wide variety of cake flavors, fillings and design options!

 “Every cake that leaves our store is special and created uniquely for each event and person.” Zammit said. "At Cakes by Ron, we will take care of the details so you are free to have your cake and eat it too!"

 Our Cakes By Ron bakery cupcake flavors vary daily, but we will always have Triple Chocolate, Boston Cream, Vanilla, and Red Velvet….every single day!

Our menu is a journey filled with sweet delights and decadent discovery. Let the journey begin...



Cakes by Carolynn is a family owned and operated bakery established in 1989. 
We are here to serve you with our talents and to let all of our couples know that with God's love, a marriage can endure even the toughest times.

CAKES BY CAROLYNN was voted Best of Weddings for several years from the brides at the Knot and Bride's Choice Award (Wedding Wire), as well as taking the first place award in the St. Pete Times Cake Tasting Competition.  The newspaper touted "elegant, perfect and then some; this is what cake should taste like".  We use only the finest ingredients to ensure your cake is as exceptionally delicious as it is exceptionally beautiful. We invite you to checkout our reviews a www.WeddingWire.com
We invite you to the bakery for a complimentary consultation and cake tasting.  Just give us a call during business hours, Tuesday thru Saturday 9-5 to set up an appointment.  Let us know what flavors of cake and filling you would like to sample.  We will be sure to have the cake ready for you. Cakes by Carolynn quality is unmatched. All cakes are two layers with fillings included. Our decorating team utilizes creative and original designs and techniques. We offer a vast array of cake combinations and design selections to satisfy every customer. All cakes are unconditionally guaranteed to please. We maintain exceptional quality. You will taste the difference! We provide cakes for any size or type of occasion, from large fancy affairs with hundreds of guest to small, intimate evening desserts for one, two, or more.  Cakes by Carolynn is actively involved in the community. We proudly support and contribute to numerous local churches, schools, hospitals, youth organizations, local missions, and the Ronald McDonald House. You will enjoy your cake experience. We look forward to working with you!


Hands on Sweets

Hands on Sweets is a Tampa Bay based cake boutique specialized in wedding cakes, dessert bars and edible favors. Each of our unique creations is paid attention to detail and treated as a work of art. Hands on Sweets serves the Central and West Coast of Florida including: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, St.Pete Beach, Lakeland and Orlando.


Venues near Venice & sw florida


Hotel Venezia: A Ramada Hotel

Hotel Venezia

Hotel Venezia

From the Rehearsal Dinner through the Wedding Ceremony and Reception, and Finally the Farewell Brunch, Let the experts at the Hotel Venezia Resort turn Your Dream Wedding into a Wonderful Memory.

Situated just minutes from beautiful Venice Beach, below are just a few of the many features the Hotel Venezia Resort has to offer:

  • 6,000 Sq Ft of Flexible Banquet Space that can accommodate and intimate gathering of 50 up to a gala of 300

  • Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard for an Outdoor Wedding

  • A Spectacular Pool Area for Cocktail Reception

  • 146 Contemporary Styled Guest Rooms for Out of Town Guests with Special Discounted rates

  • A Full Service Restaurant, Lounge and Pool Bar, with Live Entertainment on most Weekends

  • Custom Menus Designed with Your Theme and Budget in Mind

  • Complimentary Bridal Suite when you book your Reception with Us.


Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club


The Club welcomes social and meeting groups. 
We offer complete banquet facilities that accommodate up to 250 guests for luncheons, dinners, wedding receptions, business meetings and other events. The Club’s updated ballroom invites guests to enjoy the elegant setting and beautiful views at one of the finest facilities that Sarasota County has to offer. Pelican Pointe is committed to all events with special attention to detail for themed events, top quality menu selections and expertly prepared cocktails. Our attentive professional management team will oversee your event from the time it is booked until your guests to go home. 

This personal touch and standard sets Pelican Pointe aside from all other clubs. 

Venetian Golf Club Wedding

Venetian Golf Club Wedding

Venetian Golf Club

At Venetian Golf Club we understand that each special event is a reflection of the host’s unique personality.

Our philosophy is to truly customize each event based on your needs and desires for a memorable moment in time.


  • Live entertainment or disc jockey services

  • Centerpiece arrangements

  • Special occasion cakes

  • Wedding ceremony coordination

  • Wedding ceremony receptions

  • Specialty event accoutrements (i.e. chocolate fountains or cigar rollers)

  • Tastings


  • Intimate dinners for up to 100 guests

  • Corporate retreats and seminars

  • Fundraising events and charity auctions

  • Golf and tennis outings including a variety of banquet options for a light lunch, cocktail party, or seated dinner

  • Holiday and awards dinners

  • Complete wedding packages