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.


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..


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.

Photography Credit - Tyler Knott, - Lana Ponomarenko, Johnna Brynn


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.

©2018 – Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL.”
“The Hallucinogenic Toreador, 1969-70, Oil on canvas. ©Salvador Dalí. Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí, (Artist Rights Society), 2018 / Collection of the Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2018.”


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


PHONE: 941-328-1300

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.


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.


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.


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.


PHONE: 941-383-3428

Temple Beth Sholom, a dynamic, egalitarian Conservative Temple, aims to be a leading congregation in the Sarasota-Manatee area, by providing the Jewish community outstanding religious, educational, and cultural experiences, through its synagogue, schools, and programming.


PHONE: 941-383-3428

Temple Beth Israel is many things: a beautiful house of worship, a beehive of activity for educational, cultural and social programs, a place to share, celebrate and pursue tikkun olam, a staunch supporter of the State of Israel, and an opportunity to experience our precious Jewish heritage through a range of stimulating dimensions.


PHONE: 941-371-1130

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform congregation serving the communities of Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.

With more than 60 years of service to the community, Temple Emanu-El is known for its diverse social and educational programming, its friendly and welcoming members, and a vibrant Religious School. Explore this website to see some of the exciting programs we offer. Better yet, come join us for Shabbat this Friday evening. Let us welcome you and you will see why our Temple family continues to grow!



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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