The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key –  Secluded on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a AAA Four-Diamond destination that spans 410 acres of lush lawns and a pristine beachfront with authentic Old Florida boardwalks. Stay a short drive from the upscale shopping, museums, and theaters in downtown Sarasota as you unwind in one of 226 luxury guest rooms and suites, the perfect setting for family vacations, romantic getaways, and guests looking for a tropical escape where winters average a pleasant 72 degrees. Enjoy access to our Sarasota beach resort’s six distinctive restaurants and lounges including a newly renovated resort center, restaurants, and updated pool decks, along with 45 holes of championship golf, award-winning Tennis Gardens, a full-service spa, and an array of water sports equipment. We also offer numerous wellness events and family-friendly activities from beach yoga to kayaking. Guests traveling by yacht will find the largest resort marina on Florida’s west coast. Discover why we are Sarasota’s preferred address for spectacular weddings and picture-perfect getaways in Florida.

The Ceremony:

We have seven unique and beautiful ceremony sites on the property, North and South Beach, the South Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Marina Courtyard, an Italian style courtyard overlooking the Marina proper, Marina Lawn overlooking the Marina proper, Marina Mangroves overlooking the Bay, and the Harbourside Lawn which is connected to the Harbourside Ballroom and also overlooks the Marina

  • Ceremony Rental Fee: $5,000

The Cocktail Hour:

Depending on where the ceremony and reception are taking place, you have a variety of Cocktail Hour locations to choose from. Some event spaces have outdoor areas connected to them (Island house Dining Room and Harbourside Ballroom), but we also have cocktail hours on the Golf course, Marina Courtyard, Pool Deck, and Beach as well!

The Reception:

We have three indoor event spaces on the property: the John Ringling Room (connected to the resort center), the Island House Dining Room (an indoor/outdoor space overlooking the golf course), the Harbourside Ballroom (an indoor/outdoor space overlooking the marina).

  • Food and beverage minimum is dependent on the time of year, day of the week, and the space itself
  • Maximum Capacity: 300
  • Most ceremonies are an hour and a half before sunset (which means start times fluctuate depending on the time of year). The noise ordinance for outdoor events is 10 p.m., and the latest we can serve alcohol is 2 a.m.


Wedding packages start at $205++/per person and include a four-hour open bar, five passed hors d’oeuvres, sparkling toast, wine service with dinner, cake from Cakes by Ron, tables, banquet chairs, silverware, plates, glasses, white linens, white napkins plated, buffet, or stations dinner, votive candles, gourmet cheese and fruit display, and a dance floor for inside events only.

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The Resort at Longboat Key Club Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

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Bride on Longboat Key Resort Beach Wedding Portrait | White and Nude Boho Lace Rue de Seine Wedding Dress with Removable Sleeves | Sarasota Venue Longboat Key Club Resort

Purple Jewel-Toned Sarasota Wedding | Longboat Key Club

We didn't really look around for venues because the only venue I wanted to celebrate our love at was The Resort at Longboat Key Club, my home away from home.

The Longboat Key Club holds a special place in my heart as I've been going there since I was eight weeks old with my Omi and Opa (grandma and grandpa) and family. Unfortunately, my Omi and Opa are no longer with us, so it was important for me to have them there, in a sense, on our wedding day.

I loved how special they made our day, and Ayla was absolutely wonderful.

-Samantha and Daniel
Bride and Groom Vow Exchange | Whimsical Pastel Wildflower Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Arch Decor Inspiration | Tampa Bay Event Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Luxurious Old Florida Sarasota Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Thirty days before my wedding, Hurricane Ian devastated South Florida communities, including Gasparilla Island. While many lost so much more, I lost my wedding venue! It did not sustain serious damage, but the island as a whole did. I was told I could postpone the wedding, but that was never an option in my mind.

Luckily, I had the most capable, prepared, and connected team of planners who got me in at the amazing The Resort at Longboat Key Club within a day of finding out my other venue would be closed.

-Morgan and Johnny
Tropical Floral Aisle Arch Inspiration | Orange Anthurium, Pink Roses, Purple Foxglove Flowers, and Greenery | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Ideas | Folding Garden Chairs | Sarasota Florist Botanica International Design Studio

Luxurious, Purple, Tropical Sarasota Wedding | Longboat Key Club

Since we were getting married in Florida, we wanted our venue to truly feel like we were in Florida. We didn’t want to just get married in a ballroom because we could do that in Ohio. We wanted to be able to have most of the festivities outside to enjoy the natural beauty of Florida. We were so fortunate to spend so much time outside enjoying all the beauty Florida has to offer.

Unfortunately, our original venue took severe damage from Hurricane Ian and would not be open in time for our wedding. It was really important to us to keep the same date we originally had. Our planner found us The Resort at Longboat Key Club, and luckily, they had availability the same weekend! It felt like fate. My Mom drove up and signed the contract before we saw it in person to make sure we didn’t lose the date! It was sad to see our first venue get damaged, but at the end of the day, it felt like we were meant to end up at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. They exceeded every expectation we had. Everyone we came in contact with was such a joy to work with!

-Lauren and Chris
Florida Bride and Groom Intimate Wedding Photo Under Bamboo in Waterfront Ceremony, Bride in White Spaghetti Strap Beaded Karen Willis Holmes Wedding Dress with Veil, Tropical Wedding Decor with Colorful Flowers, Pink Ginger, King Proteas, Orchids, with Palm Leaf Greenery and Pampas Grass | Tampa Bay Beachfront Wedding Venue Longboat Key Club

Tropical Inspired Waterfront Sarasota Destination Wedding | Longboat Key Club

Our food options were a major hit. We received countless compliments from everyone regarding our choices. Our reception layout was also never done before, but it turned out to be amazing and complimented the venue!" -Kimberly and Michael

-Kimberly and Michael
Classic, Formal Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Exit Recessional Kiss | Waterfront Wedding Venue The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Classic and Formal Black and White Sarasota Wedding | Longboat Key Club

"A stunning location that offered it all. We really wanted our out-of-town guests to enjoy the beautiful area I grew up in. I absolutely loved The Resort at Longboat Key Club for its location, gorgeous views, amenities, and the all-inclusive ability to plan the wedding from start to finish. Aside from the venue, our planner, Ayla, was always so helpful and helped make sure everything was executed to perfection."

-Sara and Abel
Sarasota Bride and Groom Kissing Wedding Portrait on Dock

Elegant, Tropical Destination Sarasota Wedding | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

“We loved The Resort at Longboat Key Club once we saw it. It was actually the first and only venue that we visited. We love the atmosphere that it gave off as far as a vacation for our guests, the proximity to the beach, and the convenience of the resort amenities for everyone. We found that their service was absolutely wonderful, and the wedding venue coordinator and her team made it a very successful event. Most of the vendors we found were suggested by the Longboat Key Club wedding coordinator Ayla Goggin.”

-Brittany and Gregory

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