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