Michael’s On East proudly serves as the exclusive culinary partner at Selby Gardens, proudly operating the Selby House Café and catering all special events and private functions on the Gardens’ grounds as well as the waterfront ballroom Michael’s on the Bay.
Beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate a full range of events, from intimate gatherings, breakfast meetings, luncheons to corporate retreats. Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens is Sarasota’s premier waterfront indoor event facility featuring:
• 4,800 sq/ft contemporary indoor venue enhanced by
5,000 sq/ft outdoor pre-function space
• Indoor seating up to 300 guests or 450 guests for
• Panoramic Sunset & Bay Views
Weddings and Private Events
The Garden is divided into two rental sides, which include ceremony, cocktail hour and reception areas. The North side of the garden features the Christy Payne Mansion Lawn, Michael’s on the Bay Ballroom, and the Bay Lawn with unparalleled waterfront views. The South side of the garden features the Schimmel Wedding Lawn and Pavilion, Gazebo, and unique Banyan Reception Area.
Michael’s on the Bay
Sarasota’s premiere indoor event facility which was remodeled in the summer of 2016. The 4,800 square-foot venue has 80 feet of glass windows that provide unobstructed bay and sunset views. This comfortable space has a contemporary feel with organic, neutral tones to enhance the garden’s natural beauty. This venue features an outdoor balcony, theatrical lighting and modern interior design features, with the contemporary indoor space complimented by 5,000 sq/ft outdoor pre-function space on the bayfront.
(Capacity – 300 Seated / 400 Theater / 500 Cocktail Reception)
The Banyan Tree
The roots of this mighty tree are extremely enchanting. Old Florida meets Southern Charm under this canopy provided by the century old branches. Clients have the option to use one of the exclusive lighting companies to enhance the space with a variety of string lighting installed all-throughout the tree canopy. The existing patio provides a unique dance floor accompanied by a nearby balcony that sets the stage for your entertainment.
A beautiful historic gazebo located in the center of the South Lawn, surrounded by lush garden beds and century-old banyan trees. The gazebo is an ideal location for after-hours twilight events, rehearsal dinners and cocktail receptions.
Corina & Bob / Selby Gardens Sarasota from Baby Blue Film
Photography Credit - http://chasersofthelight.com/weddings/ Tyler Knott
Photography Credit - https://lanaponomarenko.com - Lana Ponomarenko