Ritz Carlton Sarasota - Style & Story


The Ritz Carlton Sarasota is one of the premier Sarasota wedding venues. Surrounded by beach and city views, this elegant hotel venue is conveniently located in downtown Sarasota right along the coast. The Ritz Carlton features numerous event spaces for both small occasions and grand celebrations. 

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With six different event spaces to choose from, the Ritz Carlton Sarasota is sure to have the perfect fit to make all of your wedding day dreams come true. The Ritz Carlton beach club offers their beachfront, lawn, and sunset terrace for wedding occasions. If you are looking for a Sarasota beach wedding, then look no further than the Ritz Carlton Beach Club for your wedding day. This private beachfront brings you right up to the waters of Lido Key, one of Florida’s most pristine beaches. Enjoy a relaxed and refined wedding day as you feel the soft breeze through your hair and the sand beneath your toes.

The Sunset Terrace is a 4,100 square foot open-air patio featuring panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. It offers an ideal spot for both sunset and star-filled backdrops, and can accommodate up to 300 guests according to the Ritz Carlton website. The lawn at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club is an outdoor, tropical oasis steps away from the sand. Accommodating up to 200 guests, this space features stunning oceanfront views with a tropical aesthetic giving you and your guests a wedding experience to cherish. 

Located just behind the hotel property, on the shores of the Sarasota Bay marina is the hotel lawn. The lawn features lush greenery, elegant architecture, and multiple sculptures for up to 200 guests for your Ritz Carlton Sarasota wedding ceremony or reception. On the other end of the hotel is The Healing Garden. Join together in wedded bliss, with up to 200 guests, while overlooking the waters of Sarasota Bay, surrounded by wide open outdoor grassy lawn. 

The Ritz Carlton Sarasota also offers a stunning indoor ballroom for an indoor wedding occasion. Spanning 12,000 square feet, the Ritz Carlton Grand Ballroom stands with a contemporary aesthetic featuring crystal chandeliers, wall sconces, and Italian designed fabric walls. The ballroom can accommodate up to 1200 guests as you celebrate in style with grand fashion.


Ritz Carlton Sarasota wedding packages start at $3,000 according to the Ritz Carlton website. Customizable in each wedding package is one of the aforementioned ceremony locations, an indoor backup location in case of inclement weather, seating, bride and groom accommodations, and a Ritz-Carlton wedding specialist to assist in customizing every detail of your wedding celebration.

 There are also food, beverage, and other customizable options available for your wedding package. Food and Beverage service starts at $175 per person and can include passed hors d’oeuvres, bar service, three-course dinner menus, and a champagne toast.


The Ritz Carlton brand is one that exudes elegance and glamor. One should expect nothing less on their wedding day. Couples who have chosen to review this venue after their wedding day, convey one clear message: the Ritz Carlton lives up the hype. Countless reviews make clear that your wedding day at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota will feature all you need in a wedding venue: from the venue setting, coordination and professionalism of the staff, delectable catering and beverage packages, and a wedding day celebration with memories to last for years to come. 


With sprawling lawns, beachfront access and views, modern architecture, and lush gardens, the Ritz Carlton Sarasota features countless photo opportunities for the Style and Story team to tell your love story. Whether saying ‘I do’ on the shores of the Ritz Carlton Beach Club, or celebrating in grand style in the Ritz Carlton Grand Ballroom, the Ritz Carlton is sure to provide countless opportunities to create a romantic and elegant extravagant wedding day with memories to last a lifetime.

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