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.
We have 7 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!
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 & 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., the latest we can serve alcohol is 2 a.m.
Savings Tip: Special Rates during the Summer Months! (June – September)
The Food & Drink:
Food & Beverage minimum varies on the time of year, day of the week, and the space itself.
- Our Wedding Package starts at $205++
- Beverages are included in the Wedding Package
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The Resort at Longboat Key Club Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
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About once a year over the last 20 years, I've visited Longboat Key Club and got to know the staff, witness the renovations, etc. The beach there is my absolute favorite beach in the world and was always a top destination each year. It was a no-brainer to pick it as our location for the wedding so that our family and friends could also experience it.
We immediately met Ayla Goggin, who is absolutely amazing! She worked with us not just on budget and vision, but the fact that we had to move the wedding twice due to COVID! I can't say enough about the quality of her work and communication and how easy she made all the transitions for us. And the day of, nothing disappointed in terms of service and Ayla running the show making sure everything was perfect. Hands down, I would recommend Longboat Key Club to everyone and anyone, with Ayla as the real queen!
We wanted somewhere that the ceremony could be on the beach and the reception could be outdoors. I didn't want to be in a ballroom for the reception.
I grew up going to The Resort at Longboat Key Club so it holds a special place in my heart. We really liked all the different venue options as well as the cocktail hour and dinner menus. Ayla was an absolute pleasure to work with from the beginning, and it just felt right.
We are laid back and that was how we wanted the wedding weekend to be, so everything was designed specifically with having fun in mind and not hyper-focusing on everything being perfect. I loved Longboat Key because the resort seemed like it would be a blast to stay at with our wedding party, and the scenery was so beautiful. Everyone had so much fun hanging out at the beach the day before the wedding. It was awesome to have a little vacation together with all of our closest family and friends. That’s exactly what I was going for when I decided to plan a destination wedding and what better place to do that than at a resort-like Longboat Key?!
We wanted our wedding to be outside and scenic, but not on the beach. The Resort at Longboat Key Club had many different options to choose from. I loved the marina the second I saw it and knew the Harborside Lawn, all lit up at night, would be perfect for our intimate wedding,” the bride gushed. “As far as the service and amenities go, it was all top-notch. I treated myself to a brightening facial the day before the wedding at the spa and that was perfect. The service at the wedding was perfect. Everything went smoothly and the staff was so friendly and amazing.
We were looking for a simplistic, yet classy venue. Many venues that I came across were absolutely stunning but just not right for Kurt and me because they were on either end of the spectrum of being over the top or just not enough.
We chose The Resort at Longboat Key Club because I fell in love with it the minute we walked in; it was classy and visually pleasing. After staying at the resort, every venue that we toured after that simply didn't compare. I knew in my heart that The Resort at Longboat Key Club was where our wedding was going to be. During the months, days, even minutes leading up to the wedding, they were amazing with their service. I was truly blown away not only by how Kurt and I were treated during the weekend but also by how our families were treated as well. We felt like we were the only wedding the venue has ever had because we were treated like royalty all weekend.
When looking for a venue, beachfront access for the ceremony was a necessity for us. Other than that, we knew we wanted a venue that had other amenities included so that we were not coordinating all different vendors ourselves. For example, we wanted somewhere that could do the food, the setup, and teardown, the cake, alcohol, etc.
From the second we had our meeting with the Resort at Longboat Key Club we knew we wanted to have our wedding there. We actually weren’t able to go there in person at the time (due to COVID and travel restrictions), so my mom went and met with Ayla and FaceTimed us during the meeting and tour. After that we booked it sight unseen!
We chose them specifically for their location and beachfront access, as well as the various amenities they offered. Their service was absolutely incredible, I truly can’t sing their praises enough. Ayla, their wedding coordinator, truly handled everything amazingly and made the entire planning process stress-free. The Resort at Longboat Key gave the most top-notch service the entire wedding night, and we could not have asked for more! We had to reschedule our wedding once due to COVID, and they all could not have been more understanding and accommodating. We were able to receive the most amazing recommendations from our coordinator Ayla. She really pointed us in the right direction as far as reliable and reputable vendors that she trusted and trusted for us. We are still getting compliments about the food almost a year later!
I really wanted outdoor spaces, especially with the pandemic. I also wanted a place that had a variety of choices when it came to food
We ended up going with The Resort at Longboat Key Club because of their multiple outdoor space options. The beach was gorgeous and private which we appreciated. It also had a great lawn and ballroom so we knew we would have endless options. We also loved that they offered food stations. We also are huge foodies so having great food was super important. We ended up doing stations and got a big variety of food options for everyone. That was one of our favorite parts.