Tampa Bay Waterfront Wedding Venue | The Resort at Longboat Key Club

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 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: $3,000

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 & 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:

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

Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:

10% Discount for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers

What Couples Love about The Resort at Longboat Key Club:

Our Brides/grooms rave about the variety of venues offered to them all in one tight-knit location, just off the Gulf of Mexico–from beachfront to lush green lawns or elegant indoor venues, we have a little of everything to suit any dream wedding.

Luxury Cuisine
The dining at The Resort at Longboat Key is far from ordinary and is an experience in its self with an array of culinary delights. Weddings have multiple options to choose from any number of facilities we have on-site.

Ease at Your Fingertips
We offer everything in one location so you don't have to do the leg work. From multiple pristine venues, golf, tennis, pool, spa, fitness center and award-winning catering options and so much more. You'll be at ease knowing we have just about everything to suit your wedding needs.

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

“We wanted a private, natural setting with a beautiful view so the beach setting at The Resort at Longboat Key Club was perfect for us. Ayla, our coordinator was amazing. She immediately made me feel at ease when we looked at the venue and her responsiveness and communication was key in planning a wedding from California. They were extremely accommodating to all of our questions and did an amazing job on the day of the setup and catering. Our guests still rave about how great the food was!” -Keri and Chris | Boho Inspired Sarasota Destination Wedding

“The most important thing for us was a beautiful place for our guests to visit and a great beach. We chose The Resort at Longboat Key Club because of the beach ceremony spots that they have. The service was fantastic!  The MVP was Ayla Goggin; she was always available throughout the entire process, even grabbing the groom a Scotch while we took pictures. The beautiful golf courses didn’t hurt either.” -Olivia and Gabriel | Bohemian-Inspired Sarasota Beach Wedding

“Alex actually chose our venue because he had golfed there before! It wasn’t until someone from his club told him to check it out for our wedding that we went to take a look. We were sold by the beauty of the resort and the many locations to have each event as well as their flexibility. Longboat Key Club is truly so good at working with every couple to help capture their own unique vision. We really wanted people to feel like they were at a destination wedding and to thoroughly enjoy the Sarasota culture while visiting. The icing on the cake was our amazing wedding specialist, Ayla Goggin. You could tell she takes pride in her job, and she truly helped us have the best wedding ever!” -Kiki and Alex | Romantic Rose, Mauve, and Navy Blue Sarasota Wedding

“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 | Elegant, Tropical Destination Sarasota Wedding

220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228