Offsite Venues

In addition to our on-site catering services, Michael’s On East offers its culinary excellence and experience for off-site catering as well. One of the Gulf Coast’s most beautiful cities, Sarasota offers numerous and unique scenic venues for special events, from rehearsal dinners and weddings to fundraising galas, meetings and corporate events.

Michael’s Events & Catering is proud to serve as the exclusive caterer for the area’s premier waterfront wedding venues, Selby Gardens in downtown Sarasota and Bay Preserve in Osprey.

Michael’s is also the preferred caterer at numerous historic venues, museums and unique sites throughout the region. From the rustic beauty of the old Florida venues, to the stately elegance of The Ringling Museum and Ca d’Zan, the natural grandeur of beachfront properties or the aquatic motif of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, the perfect location for your event is right around the corner.

BAY PRESERVE AT OSPREY

PHONE: 941-468-0611

Michael’s On East Catering is proud to be the exclusive caterer for these elegant and historical “Old Florida” sites in Sarasota County.

Bay Preserve at Osprey is a waterfront oasis on Little Sarasota Bay protected by the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. The 4.3-acre nature preserve is ideal for receptions, dinner parties, galas and private events. The diverse locations includes a performance pavilion, a dock and historic boathouse with a wildlife observation platform, and the majestic 1931 Burrows-Matson House & Carriage House.

For all food, beverage and rentals, please contact Phil Mancini at 941-366-0007 ext. 227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For information about booking Bay Preserve at Osprey, please contact Gilly Francis at 941-468-0611 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SELBY GARDENS

PHONE: 941-366-0007, ext. 238

(All private event reservations at Selby Gardens are handled through our dedicated staff at Michael’s Events & Catering!)

An oasis of tropical beauty on Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens is the perfect place for any event, offering a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate a full range of events, from intimate gatherings, breakfast meetings, luncheons to corporate retreats. With it’s lush gardens and serene sunsets, Selby Gardens have become a favorite venue among Sarasota residents as well as visitors seeking destination weddings or events. The all-new waterfront Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens is Sarasota’s premier waterfront indoor event facility featuring: 

• 4,800 sq/ft contemporary space plus 5,000 sp/ft outdoor pre-function space along the bayfront
• Panoramic sunset and bay views
• 250 seated/350 theater-style
• Equipped with full multimedia and A/V options

Click here to learn more about Selby Gardens’ beautiful and serene waterfront setting for all special occasions and corporate events. Michael’s is proud to serve as the Exclusive Culinary Partner of Selby Gardens.

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SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM

PHONE: 727-623-4714

The Dali Museum is a unique venue, unlike any in the Tampa Bay area. Designed by HOK of Tampa, the Dali features the only Novum glass structure in the Western hemisphere. Our museum collection contains 2,140 Dali paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings, the largest collection of Dali’s work outside of Spain. An event at the Dali will ensure beautiful one-of-a-kind memories that will last for a lifetime.

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RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART & CA D’ ZAN MANSION

PHONE: 941-359-5700

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was created in 1927 by John and Mable Ringling for the people of Florida. This jewel on Sarasota Bay has captivated its hundreds of thousands of visitors with its beauty and history Enjoy your event at the Ca d Zan with the Ringling mansion to the east and Sarasota Bay to the west. Venues available for private party rental include: Museum of Art Courtyard, Ca’ d’Zan Mansion and the Bayfront, Belvedere Tower at the Ca’ d’Zan, Circus Museum Backyard and Circus Museum’s Tibbals Learning Center.

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POWEL CROSLEY ESTATE (MANSION)

PHONE: 941-722-3244

Seagate, the Powel Crosley Estate, was built in 1929 for Powel Crosley’s wife, Gwendolyn. Today the bayfront Mediterranean Revival-style mansion, which has features like a circular tower and a carriage house, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its architecture pays tribute to a bygone era, but the estate has the modern amenities that allow it to successfully host meetings, weddings and other events.

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VAN WEZEL

PHONE: 941- 955-7676

The Van Wezel is one of the Gulf Coast’s cultural hubs, and it offers more than just great performances. The state-of-the-art facility can be rented to help you make the most of your wedding or corporate event. Recently renovated, the Roskamp Auditorium along with our Grand Foyer and Bayfront Lawn offer a dramatic venue with unparalleled views of Sarasota Bay.

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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED & BREAKFAST

PHONE: 941-981-5331

Experience the romance and old Florida luxury with special events and weddings at this wonderfully-restored circa 1913 residence listed in the “National Register of Historic Places.”

An enclosed wrap around Florida Room offers gorgeous river views overlooking the Regatta Point Marina in Palmetto, across the bridge from Downtown Bradenton. Complete with perfectly-manicured grounds and gorgeous sunset views, The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast has become a popular wedding venue.

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CHELSEA CENTER

PHONE: 941-927-7689

The Chelsea Center is a beautiful banquet & special events center located right in Gulf Gate, and nestled in harmony with nature. This is a truly unique facility, with meticulously landscaped grounds in a lovely wooded setting.

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MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM

PHONE: 941-388-4441

Looking for a unique place to hold your next birthday party, wedding reception, company picnic, corporate party or holiday gathering? Look no further than Mote Aquarium. Offer cocktails at the reef, dinner among the sharks, luaus at a tiki-hut and rooms with great views, Mote and Michael’s On East can create the most festive of events.

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PHILLIPPI MANSION

PHONE: 941-861-5000

Phillippi Estate Park located on the shores of Phillippi Creek, is a scenic, 60-acre natural area park south of downtown Sarasota and east of Siesta Key. The park features environmental and historic attractions including the historic Edson Keith Mansion listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE

PHONE: 941-555-5555

Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, the newly renovated William E. Schmidt Opera Theater, along with four other indoor spaces, and the Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt Courtyard provide a variety options for wedding receptions, corporate events, bar-mitzvahs, private parties, or any other special date.

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CHARLES RINGLING MANSION (COLLEGE HALL)

PHONE: 941-487-4552

The Charles Ringling Mansion or College Hall is one of Sarasota’s historical bayfront mansions. It is an integral part of the University and New College community, and will add beauty and elegance to any event.

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ART CENTER SARASOTA

PHONE: 941.365.2032

Art Center Sarasota offers a unique and inspiring setting for meetings, events and performances. The front galleries showcase artwork from nationally renowned artists, the Main and Atrium Galleries exhibit artwork of local artists from all levels. The creative spirit that emanates from the galleries will energize your meetings and add to the aesthetics of any event.

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TEMPLE SINAI

PHONE: 941-924-1802

Temple Sinai strives to nurture Sarasota’s generations. Celebrating common heritage, individuality and diversity, Temple Sinai will add sophistication to any event.

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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

PHONE: 941-383-3428

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TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL

PHONE: 941-383-3428

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TEMPLE EMANU – EL

PHONE: 941-371-1130

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SARASOTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

The Municipal Auditorium maintains its reputation as one of Sarasota’s historical landmarks. Located at the north entryway to the City of Sarasota, the auditorium has become a favorite venue for a variety of events.

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