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Crosley Estate

Palmetto , FL

LOCATION

One Haben Blvd
Palmetto, FL US 34221 (map)
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ABOUT US

This fantastic 1920's era estate, built by the famed entrepreneur Powel Crosley, is now available for rental. It is conveniently located between Bradenton and Sarasota. The estate... Read more
This fantastic 1920's era estate, built by the famed entrepreneur Powel Crosley, is now available for rental. It is conveniently located between Bradenton and Sarasota. The estate features the graceful styling and architecture of a bygone era and yet has all the modern amenities that make for a successful staging of almost any event. Call today to arrange an appointment to view this extraordinary facility.

The estate is located at: One Seagate Drive, 8374 North Tamiami Tr.,
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REVIEWS

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Allie
Wedding:
12/13/2013
4.7/5.0
We absolutely loved the Crosley Estate, it set the perfect backdrop in creating our amazing night! Not only do you have a gorgeous setting but the staff was very accommodating. MariBeth was very helpful in working with us to create a specialized craft beer menu since my husband and I love beer. One look at this Venue and no more questions asked, the Crosley estate perfect!!
We absolutely loved the Crosley Estate, it set the perfect backdrop in creating our amazing night! Not only do you have a Read more...
We absolutely loved the Crosley Estate, it set the perfect backdrop in creating our amazing night! Not only do you have a gorgeous setting but the staff was very accommodating. MariBeth was very helpful in working with us to create a specialized craft beer menu since my husband and I love beer. One look at this Venue and no more questions asked, the Crosley estate perfect!! Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Powel Crosley Estate is one of the most beautiful venues (if not the most beautiful) in Sarasota. When my husband and I walked into the Crosley, we knew right away that we wanted to have it as our wedding location. We put a date on hold right away. Because the Crosley is so spectacular, it is a very very popular wedding venue. I would reccomend booking as soon as you know you want this venue.

Our event manager was Meridith. She was wonderful to work with, very friendly. She made sure that everything was in order (especially the bar). For 80 guests, we did not pay a lot for alcohol. The prices are very fair.

What I love most about the Crosley is that there are so many great locations on the property to take pictures. You have the balcony, the lawn, the front of the house, banyon trees, the sailor room, steps and much more. There is also a beautiful bridal room the bride and bridesmaids can get ready in.

All in all, it was a perfect and romantic setting for a wedding.
The Powel Crosley Estate is one of the most beautiful venues (if not the most beautiful) in Sarasota. When my husband and Read more...
The Powel Crosley Estate is one of the most beautiful venues (if not the most beautiful) in Sarasota. When my husband and I walked into the Crosley, we knew right away that we wanted to have it as our wedding location. We put a date on hold right away. Because the Crosley is so spectacular, it is a very very popular wedding venue. I would reccomend booking as soon as you know you want this venue.

Our event manager was Meridith. She was wonderful to work with, very friendly. She made sure that everything was in order (especially the bar). For 80 guests, we did not pay a lot for alcohol. The prices are very fair.

What I love most about the Crosley is that there are so many great locations on the property to take pictures. You have the balcony, the lawn, the front of the house, banyon trees, the sailor room, steps and much more. There is also a beautiful bridal room the bride and bridesmaids can get ready in.

All in all, it was a perfect and romantic setting for a wedding. Read less
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Jodie
Wedding:
4/14/2013
3.9/5.0
The Powel Crosley Estate was the perfect venue for our Modern Vintage Florida Wedding. The setting is so beautiful, and allows you to host your ceremony and reception all on one property with so many varied sites! We hosted our ceremony down by the water, had our cocktail hour inside the mansions, dinner and dancing were on the lawn, and dessert was served in the library. We were also able to utilize the ship room for our ketubah signing. The girls and guys all got ready at the Powel which was great for the girls. The guys were a bit cramped and hot. There are of course a few drawbacks with this space. The alcohol was a bit complicated, but we were able to design our own bar that turned out to be way better than your average wedding bar. We did everything as a custom order and were able to include all our favorite liquors, and a fun specialty cocktail. Our event coordinator was a bit hard to get a hold of but everything turned out very nicely. They tried to shut the bar down a bit early, but were receptive to our protest and kept it open. Most importantly, we could not have picked a more beautiful setting for our nuptials and it was a beautiful night.
The Powel Crosley Estate was the perfect venue for our Modern Vintage Florida Wedding. The setting is so beautiful, and Read more...
The Powel Crosley Estate was the perfect venue for our Modern Vintage Florida Wedding. The setting is so beautiful, and allows you to host your ceremony and reception all on one property with so many varied sites! We hosted our ceremony down by the water, had our cocktail hour inside the mansions, dinner and dancing were on the lawn, and dessert was served in the library. We were also able to utilize the ship room for our ketubah signing. The girls and guys all got ready at the Powel which was great for the girls. The guys were a bit cramped and hot. There are of course a few drawbacks with this space. The alcohol was a bit complicated, but we were able to design our own bar that turned out to be way better than your average wedding bar. We did everything as a custom order and were able to include all our favorite liquors, and a fun specialty cocktail. Our event coordinator was a bit hard to get a hold of but everything turned out very nicely. They tried to shut the bar down a bit early, but were receptive to our protest and kept it open. Most importantly, we could not have picked a more beautiful setting for our nuptials and it was a beautiful night. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate this past weekend. I had so many of our guests tell me that they had never seen a prettier venue. The views of the bay are breathtaking and the architecture on the house is so unique. We chose this venue because we barely had to decorate at all, it was so beautiful on its own. Dawn and Maribeth were so accommodating an easy to work with. We planned our wedding from our of state and they made it so simple. Maribeth was also so helpful on the day of our wedding. Thank you!
We held our wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate this past weekend. I had so many of our guests tell me that they had never Read more...
We held our wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate this past weekend. I had so many of our guests tell me that they had never seen a prettier venue. The views of the bay are breathtaking and the architecture on the house is so unique. We chose this venue because we barely had to decorate at all, it was so beautiful on its own. Dawn and Maribeth were so accommodating an easy to work with. We planned our wedding from our of state and they made it so simple. Maribeth was also so helpful on the day of our wedding. Thank you! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Powel Crosley was the perfect location for our daughter's wedding. They were wonderful to work with.
The Powel Crosley was the perfect location for our daughter's wedding. They were wonderful to work with.
The Powel Crosley was the perfect location for our daughter's wedding. They were wonderful to work with. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only is this venue absolutely beautiful but the entire experience with the planning and day of was perfect. Maribeth was so helpful not only with recommending vendors but with set up and organization the day of the wedding. Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful it was. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married. Perfect!
Not only is this venue absolutely beautiful but the entire experience with the planning and day of was perfect. Maribeth Read more...
Not only is this venue absolutely beautiful but the entire experience with the planning and day of was perfect. Maribeth was so helpful not only with recommending vendors but with set up and organization the day of the wedding. Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful it was. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married. Perfect! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect place to have a wedding! We could not have asked for a better venue!
Perfect place to have a wedding! We could not have asked for a better venue!
Perfect place to have a wedding! We could not have asked for a better venue! Read less
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Niki
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Powel Crosely Estate is by far the most beautiful venue in the Tampa/Sarasota area. We fell in love as soon as we saw the venue, but working with Maribeth made the experience even better. She was super accommodating, very organized, and so sweet. She even helped our wedding planner with details throughout the night! Thank you Maribeth for all of your hard work in making our wedding absolutely perfect!
The Powel Crosely Estate is by far the most beautiful venue in the Tampa/Sarasota area. We fell in love as soon as we saw Read more...
The Powel Crosely Estate is by far the most beautiful venue in the Tampa/Sarasota area. We fell in love as soon as we saw the venue, but working with Maribeth made the experience even better. She was super accommodating, very organized, and so sweet. She even helped our wedding planner with details throughout the night! Thank you Maribeth for all of your hard work in making our wedding absolutely perfect! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.2/5.0
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful location to have a wedding. The contacts were easy to work with and helpful. They were very accomodating of our vendors and ideas. Unfortunately, the alcohol is controlled by the county so that became a bit tricky and expensive.
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful location to have a wedding. The contacts were easy to work with and helpful. They Read more...
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful location to have a wedding. The contacts were easy to work with and helpful. They were very accomodating of our vendors and ideas. Unfortunately, the alcohol is controlled by the county so that became a bit tricky and expensive. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The Crosley Estate is the epitome of romance! The architecture, the grounds, the history! All of it is just beautiful. We were married there in late May. Our ceremony was on the lawn facing the water, centered between the two palm trees on the southwest corner of the property. We had dinner in the two dining rooms with our sweetheart table centered in front of the fireplace mantle. Our reception took place on the veranda with tables scattered on the lawn and under the gazebo. The pictures are priceless. Although Ringling is breath taking, it is no where near Crosley as you get the entire grounds. My entire wedding party got ready on our special day in the upstairs of the house. We all felt like royalty. We had the venue from early morning until midnight and had the complete run of the place. The Crosley Estate is also much more affordable than Ringling. We got a special rate due to our wedding being on Memorial Day weekend, monday.
Two tips:
Book early! Crosley books up very fast so give yourself plenty of time to get the date you want. (close to a year)
Be aware that it is an old house. We had the a/c cranked but it is hard for any building to combat the heat of late May in Florida with all the doors open. Just keep it in mind when picking your date.
If you picture a fairy-tale, secret garden-esque, wedding with a gorgeous sunset while taking advantage of Sarasota Bay's natural beauty then the Powel Crosley Estate is perfect for you!
The Crosley Estate is the epitome of romance! The architecture, the grounds, the history! All of it is just beautiful. We Read more...
The Crosley Estate is the epitome of romance! The architecture, the grounds, the history! All of it is just beautiful. We were married there in late May. Our ceremony was on the lawn facing the water, centered between the two palm trees on the southwest corner of the property. We had dinner in the two dining rooms with our sweetheart table centered in front of the fireplace mantle. Our reception took place on the veranda with tables scattered on the lawn and under the gazebo. The pictures are priceless. Although Ringling is breath taking, it is no where near Crosley as you get the entire grounds. My entire wedding party got ready on our special day in the upstairs of the house. We all felt like royalty. We had the venue from early morning until midnight and had the complete run of the place. The Crosley Estate is also much more affordable than Ringling. We got a special rate due to our wedding being on Memorial Day weekend, monday.
Two tips:
Book early! Crosley books up very fast so give yourself plenty of time to get the date you want. (close to a year)
Be aware that it is an old house. We had the a/c cranked but it is hard for any building to combat the heat of late May in Florida with all the doors open. Just keep it in mind when picking your date.
If you picture a fairy-tale, secret garden-esque, wedding with a gorgeous sunset while taking advantage of Sarasota Bay's natural beauty then the Powel Crosley Estate is perfect for you! Read less
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robin
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.6/5.0
This venue is absolutely stunning! There are many different options on site for location of ceremony and reception. I felt that the money it cost for rental was worth the beauty of the estate. I had wanted to do a few different things at the finale of my reception (sparklers, confetti, etc.), but the coordinator held strong about not allowing any of that, even though my caterer was the person who would be cleaning it up. This is the reason I did not give the estate a 5 on flexibility.

But overall, I was extremely happy with the correspondance with all of the Powel Crosley professionals! This venue, in my opinion, was worth every penny! And my guests thought it was amazing as well.
This venue is absolutely stunning! There are many different options on site for location of ceremony and reception. I felt Read more...
This venue is absolutely stunning! There are many different options on site for location of ceremony and reception. I felt that the money it cost for rental was worth the beauty of the estate. I had wanted to do a few different things at the finale of my reception (sparklers, confetti, etc.), but the coordinator held strong about not allowing any of that, even though my caterer was the person who would be cleaning it up. This is the reason I did not give the estate a 5 on flexibility.

But overall, I was extremely happy with the correspondance with all of the Powel Crosley professionals! This venue, in my opinion, was worth every penny! And my guests thought it was amazing as well. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
This is an INCREDIBLE venue. We loved planning our wedding here from the very beginning. The event rep that they assign to you is so on top of it, very helpful, and was extremely responsive to all of our questions. The best part was the alcohol bill. We had heard negative things and we were pretty worried because we have a mixed group of light and heavy drinkers, but we only went $4 over our deposit of $20 per person. The bartenders went above and beyond to treat our guests well and made sure they were very happy the whole time and had the exact drink in their hand that they wanted. Highly recommend this venue
This is an INCREDIBLE venue. We loved planning our wedding here from the very beginning. The event rep that they assign to Read more...
This is an INCREDIBLE venue. We loved planning our wedding here from the very beginning. The event rep that they assign to you is so on top of it, very helpful, and was extremely responsive to all of our questions. The best part was the alcohol bill. We had heard negative things and we were pretty worried because we have a mixed group of light and heavy drinkers, but we only went $4 over our deposit of $20 per person. The bartenders went above and beyond to treat our guests well and made sure they were very happy the whole time and had the exact drink in their hand that they wanted. Highly recommend this venue Read less
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Lisa & Matt
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Anyone who has EVER been to the Powel Crosley Estate knows how absolutely amazing it is. Once we went, there was no other option for our wedding. It is a magical, enchanted place. The Estate is so beautiful on it's own, it actually doesn't even need anything - it is stunning completely empty.

Maribeth Liberty was fantastic to work with. Incredibly helpful, caring, funny. She was great - and the whole staff was a pleasure. Before our wedding, I visited the Estate about 10 times and everyone was always so sweet and friendly. The only problem with the Powel Crosley Estate is that I can't be there permanently - it was tough to leave one of my favorite places on earth.
Anyone who has EVER been to the Powel Crosley Estate knows how absolutely amazing it is. Once we went, there was no other Read more...
Anyone who has EVER been to the Powel Crosley Estate knows how absolutely amazing it is. Once we went, there was no other option for our wedding. It is a magical, enchanted place. The Estate is so beautiful on it's own, it actually doesn't even need anything - it is stunning completely empty.

Maribeth Liberty was fantastic to work with. Incredibly helpful, caring, funny. She was great - and the whole staff was a pleasure. Before our wedding, I visited the Estate about 10 times and everyone was always so sweet and friendly. The only problem with the Powel Crosley Estate is that I can't be there permanently - it was tough to leave one of my favorite places on earth. Read less
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Josie
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.8/5.0
I would recommend this venue to anyone. Everyone that attended our wedding raved how it was such a perfect location and was out of a fairy tail. It is such a beautiful place to have a wedding. I will say with the bar / bartenders and fee to rent the venue it does become quite pricey, but at the end of the day everything was perfect, and well worth the cost. I got so many compliments about the staff at this venue and how prompt and nice they were so it made our day for our family and friends even better. Thank You, especially to Sabel for all of her help along the way!
I would recommend this venue to anyone. Everyone that attended our wedding raved how it was such a perfect location and Read more...
I would recommend this venue to anyone. Everyone that attended our wedding raved how it was such a perfect location and was out of a fairy tail. It is such a beautiful place to have a wedding. I will say with the bar / bartenders and fee to rent the venue it does become quite pricey, but at the end of the day everything was perfect, and well worth the cost. I got so many compliments about the staff at this venue and how prompt and nice they were so it made our day for our family and friends even better. Thank You, especially to Sabel for all of her help along the way! Read less
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DeacsATS
Wedding:
3/16/2012
4.8/5.0
A great place to have a wedding and reception. The house is beautiful and gives you a lot of choices. The people were wonderful to work with. You have to purchase your alcohol through them, but it was quite reasonable and the bartenders all did a good job. We had our wedding outside and our reception under a tent, with cocktail hour inside. We loved being able to have our wedding at a venue on the water, without having it feel like a less-formal beach wedding.
A great place to have a wedding and reception. The house is beautiful and gives you a lot of choices. The people were Read more...
A great place to have a wedding and reception. The house is beautiful and gives you a lot of choices. The people were wonderful to work with. You have to purchase your alcohol through them, but it was quite reasonable and the bartenders all did a good job. We had our wedding outside and our reception under a tent, with cocktail hour inside. We loved being able to have our wedding at a venue on the water, without having it feel like a less-formal beach wedding. Read less
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Mark and Jess
Wedding:
3/8/2012
5.0/5.0
This place has all the stigma you could ever ask for- absolutely amazing! Thanks for hosting our wedding- I dont think we could have found a better place!

Mark and Jess
This place has all the stigma you could ever ask for- absolutely amazing! Thanks for hosting our wedding- I dont think we Read more...
This place has all the stigma you could ever ask for- absolutely amazing! Thanks for hosting our wedding- I dont think we could have found a better place!

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happilyeverafter3/4/12
Wedding:
3/4/2012
4.0/5.0
The Crosley Estate was a fantastic venue for my wedding. I wanted a venue that had a rustic/vintage/medieval feel to it and the Crosley Estate was perfect for that!The ceremony space on the patio was beautiful and being able to make my entrance down a beautiful staircase was AMAZING! The lands were well kept and being on the water for the sunset was breath-taking. The dinning room was beautiful, but it is for smaller weddings. I had about 100 guests and I had to use 2 rooms for my reception, which caused some of my guests to miss out on the toasts and cake cutting. The management also caused a couple of problems. In the middle of my planning period, my "cordinator" was either terminated or quit and all my paper work got pushed off. It was a little difficult at first to get everything re-organized, but my new "cordinator" Debbie was very helpful, and we even received a free champagne toast for the inconvenience (which is usually $100) The only other thing I had a problem with is that I had to rent chairs because the Crosley Estate only provided tables (no linens) which can be costly. Also, recently the Crosley Estate removed their patio lighting which is most commonly used as a dance floor , so I had to rent uplifting lights from my DJ. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Crosley Estate as a fantastic wedding venue, just be prepared to fill it, because it's a shell.
The Crosley Estate was a fantastic venue for my wedding. I wanted a venue that had a rustic/vintage/medieval feel to it Read more...
The Crosley Estate was a fantastic venue for my wedding. I wanted a venue that had a rustic/vintage/medieval feel to it and the Crosley Estate was perfect for that!The ceremony space on the patio was beautiful and being able to make my entrance down a beautiful staircase was AMAZING! The lands were well kept and being on the water for the sunset was breath-taking. The dinning room was beautiful, but it is for smaller weddings. I had about 100 guests and I had to use 2 rooms for my reception, which caused some of my guests to miss out on the toasts and cake cutting. The management also caused a couple of problems. In the middle of my planning period, my "cordinator" was either terminated or quit and all my paper work got pushed off. It was a little difficult at first to get everything re-organized, but my new "cordinator" Debbie was very helpful, and we even received a free champagne toast for the inconvenience (which is usually $100) The only other thing I had a problem with is that I had to rent chairs because the Crosley Estate only provided tables (no linens) which can be costly. Also, recently the Crosley Estate removed their patio lighting which is most commonly used as a dance floor , so I had to rent uplifting lights from my DJ. Overall, I would definitely recommend the Crosley Estate as a fantastic wedding venue, just be prepared to fill it, because it's a shell. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing- so happy we chose the Crosley Estate. All of our guests kept commenting on how much they liked the venue. We were lucky we had great weather, because it would have been a little crowded inside with 130 people. The only “problem” was that there was a local meeting held early in the day while we were getting ready. It didn’t interfere with us at all- they were in the great room while the girls were in the bridal suite and they were gone before set-up started. However, Crosley still offered us compensation for the interference. This is a beautiful place to get married and great staff to work with!
Absolutely amazing- so happy we chose the Crosley Estate. All of our guests kept commenting on how much they liked the Read more...
Absolutely amazing- so happy we chose the Crosley Estate. All of our guests kept commenting on how much they liked the venue. We were lucky we had great weather, because it would have been a little crowded inside with 130 people. The only “problem” was that there was a local meeting held early in the day while we were getting ready. It didn’t interfere with us at all- they were in the great room while the girls were in the bridal suite and they were gone before set-up started. However, Crosley still offered us compensation for the interference. This is a beautiful place to get married and great staff to work with! Read less
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Happily Married
Wedding:
1/6/2012
4.8/5.0
Truly a gorgeous venue for our wedding. In spite of being a little pricier than other venues and somewhat inflexible in the can and can'ts, the experience was still very much worth it. Notwithstanding, Mary Beth overcame these initial concerns by providing wonderful assistance with our event planning. She deserves many kudos for her help and we are very much appreciative.
Truly a gorgeous venue for our wedding. In spite of being a little pricier than other venues and somewhat inflexible in Read more...
Truly a gorgeous venue for our wedding. In spite of being a little pricier than other venues and somewhat inflexible in the can and can'ts, the experience was still very much worth it. Notwithstanding, Mary Beth overcame these initial concerns by providing wonderful assistance with our event planning. She deserves many kudos for her help and we are very much appreciative. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/1/2012
4.8/5.0
This is a venue that really sells itself. It is absolutely beautiful, and many of our guests told us they had never seen such a beautiful wedding venue. If you would like a magical, "fairy-tale", partially outdoor, yet classy affair on the water, this is your place. Nothing like a banquet hall, it is a genuine house. We didn't really have much contact with the wedding coordinator, which was fine because our caterer (Simply Gourmet Caterers, check them out!) acted as one.
This is a venue that really sells itself. It is absolutely beautiful, and many of our guests told us they had never seen Read more...
This is a venue that really sells itself. It is absolutely beautiful, and many of our guests told us they had never seen such a beautiful wedding venue. If you would like a magical, "fairy-tale", partially outdoor, yet classy affair on the water, this is your place. Nothing like a banquet hall, it is a genuine house. We didn't really have much contact with the wedding coordinator, which was fine because our caterer (Simply Gourmet Caterers, check them out!) acted as one. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.9/5.0
The Powel Crosley is such a special place, we just fell in love with it at first sight and knew we had to get married there. Everyone was very helpful and did a great job!
The Powel Crosley is such a special place, we just fell in love with it at first sight and knew we had to get married Read more...
The Powel Crosley is such a special place, we just fell in love with it at first sight and knew we had to get married there. Everyone was very helpful and did a great job! Read less
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Danya
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Venue is amazing. We were helped on how to make use of the entire property and organizing our wedding. It was beautuiful and our guest loved it equally as much.
-Danya and Joe
Venue is amazing. We were helped on how to make use of the entire property and organizing our wedding. It was beautuiful Read more...
Venue is amazing. We were helped on how to make use of the entire property and organizing our wedding. It was beautuiful and our guest loved it equally as much.
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.9/5.0
Holding our July wedding at the Crosley was an absolute dream. As soon and my husband and I drove up to the property we knew this was where we wanted to get married. From the beautiful waterfront grounds to the exquisitely restored indoors the estate is remarkable. I absolutely loved the fact that when you rent the Powel Crosley for your wedding day you have the property to yourself the ENTIRE day! My bridal party and I spent all day in the beautiful bridal suite getting our hair and makeup done. It was so convenient we were already at the venue and had the day to relax and be pampered before the festivities. All of our guests commented on how phenomenal the venue was and that it provided the perfect intimate setting. If you are looking for a classic, romantic venue, the Powel Crosley Estate is the BEST that the Sarasota/Tampa area has to offer!
Holding our July wedding at the Crosley was an absolute dream. As soon and my husband and I drove up to the property we Read more...
Holding our July wedding at the Crosley was an absolute dream. As soon and my husband and I drove up to the property we knew this was where we wanted to get married. From the beautiful waterfront grounds to the exquisitely restored indoors the estate is remarkable. I absolutely loved the fact that when you rent the Powel Crosley for your wedding day you have the property to yourself the ENTIRE day! My bridal party and I spent all day in the beautiful bridal suite getting our hair and makeup done. It was so convenient we were already at the venue and had the day to relax and be pampered before the festivities. All of our guests commented on how phenomenal the venue was and that it provided the perfect intimate setting. If you are looking for a classic, romantic venue, the Powel Crosley Estate is the BEST that the Sarasota/Tampa area has to offer! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The venue made for a fairy tale wedding at The Powel Crosley Estate! You can cut costs by scheduling your wedding on a weekday like I did - I saved $2,000 by having my wedding on a Monday evening. There is so much character in the 1920s architecture. Everyone loved the venue. My small 50 person wedding could fit perfectly in the great room. I have no regrets. Maribeth was no nonsense and delivered with efficiency. All of her recommendations were superb.
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The venue made for a fairy tale wedding at The Powel Crosley Estate! You can cut costs by scheduling your wedding on a weekday like I did - I saved $2,000 by having my wedding on a Monday evening. There is so much character in the 1920s architecture. Everyone loved the venue. My small 50 person wedding could fit perfectly in the great room. I have no regrets. Maribeth was no nonsense and delivered with efficiency. All of her recommendations were superb. Read less
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LT
Wedding:
2/27/2011
4.8/5.0
This is the best place to get married! It has such a beautiful look/feel to it and really does not need many decorations. The Crosley sets such a beautiful theme to the day. Guests love it and I would not change a thing about it. Maribeth is great to work with and really flexible. There are some rules to the place, but nothing major, but at the end of the day we didn't have to compromise anything- she is great to work with and a huge help. Thanks everyone!
This is the best place to get married! It has such a beautiful look/feel to it and really does not need many decorations. Read more...
This is the best place to get married! It has such a beautiful look/feel to it and really does not need many decorations. The Crosley sets such a beautiful theme to the day. Guests love it and I would not change a thing about it. Maribeth is great to work with and really flexible. There are some rules to the place, but nothing major, but at the end of the day we didn't have to compromise anything- she is great to work with and a huge help. Thanks everyone! Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate. It was just like having it at a family member's house without all the family drama. One of the great thing about the Powel Crosley Estate is it's yours for the entire day. You don't have to worry about arriving and getting ready in an hour (something that happened to a friend of mine.) We got there as early as we could (I belive 11am) and all the girls got their hair and make-up done while the vendors and our family was helping set stuff up. It allowed for a relaxing and stress free day. The Bride's Room is big enough to relax in. The Crosley team was great to work with and they helped create a stress free enviroment (even when things got a little stressful due to weather.) It was freezing the day of the wedding and we were supposed to have our ceremony by the water and dinner on the lawn. Even with heaters it was to cold so we moved the ceremony right on the "porch" and the dinner inside. Due to the weather issues they allowed us use of the upstairs part of the venue free of charge and their staff even gave tours of the Powel Crosley museum to our guest during the event. We have gotten so many compliments about how using the Crosley and love how it allowed us to have such an intimate wedding experience for us and our guests. This is the perfect venue for a vintage bride!
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We loved having our wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate. It was just like having it at a family member's house without all the family drama. One of the great thing about the Powel Crosley Estate is it's yours for the entire day. You don't have to worry about arriving and getting ready in an hour (something that happened to a friend of mine.) We got there as early as we could (I belive 11am) and all the girls got their hair and make-up done while the vendors and our family was helping set stuff up. It allowed for a relaxing and stress free day. The Bride's Room is big enough to relax in. The Crosley team was great to work with and they helped create a stress free enviroment (even when things got a little stressful due to weather.) It was freezing the day of the wedding and we were supposed to have our ceremony by the water and dinner on the lawn. Even with heaters it was to cold so we moved the ceremony right on the "porch" and the dinner inside. Due to the weather issues they allowed us use of the upstairs part of the venue free of charge and their staff even gave tours of the Powel Crosley museum to our guest during the event. We have gotten so many compliments about how using the Crosley and love how it allowed us to have such an intimate wedding experience for us and our guests. This is the perfect venue for a vintage bride! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome setting on the bay. Definitely a Premier Destination
Awesome setting on the bay. Definitely a Premier Destination
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LaChamps
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.9/5.0
I loved the Crosely Estate and couldn't get enough of the venue before, during and after my wedding. It's pricey, for you're only getting the venue and some tables but totally worth it...if you can do it. Though with the Crosley, you (and your vendors) do everything and that can get costly, you get a "coordinator" but they really just take your details and bar information, and are there the day of to make sure everything is running smoothly for the venue and your vendors. My coordinator though was always very helpful at answering any questions and easy to get a hold of. The Estate is perfect for an intimate or small wedding. Our guest loved how they had so much space and loved the views. We had small children and they were fine with the water and having the whole place all day was great. It was so nice to get ready there. If you are thinking about this venue keep in mind it books very fast!! They also provide a great vendor list! Thank you to John and Mary Beth for going above and beyond and being so awesome!
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I loved the Crosely Estate and couldn't get enough of the venue before, during and after my wedding. It's pricey, for you're only getting the venue and some tables but totally worth it...if you can do it. Though with the Crosley, you (and your vendors) do everything and that can get costly, you get a "coordinator" but they really just take your details and bar information, and are there the day of to make sure everything is running smoothly for the venue and your vendors. My coordinator though was always very helpful at answering any questions and easy to get a hold of. The Estate is perfect for an intimate or small wedding. Our guest loved how they had so much space and loved the views. We had small children and they were fine with the water and having the whole place all day was great. It was so nice to get ready there. If you are thinking about this venue keep in mind it books very fast!! They also provide a great vendor list! Thank you to John and Mary Beth for going above and beyond and being so awesome! Read less
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Marcia
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.6/5.0
The Crosley Estate is a beautiful setting on Sarasota Bay. The architectural features of the building and the grounds create almost endless photo opportunities. The staff was generally easy to work with and the rules are somewhat flexible. Our guests are still talking about how elegant and gorgeous our wedding and reception were. You have the ability to select your own caterer, lighting and floral vendors. There are several locations for the ceremony and reception both outside and in the mansion. I would definately recommend the Crosley Estate for any size wedding.
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The Crosley Estate is a beautiful setting on Sarasota Bay. The architectural features of the building and the grounds create almost endless photo opportunities. The staff was generally easy to work with and the rules are somewhat flexible. Our guests are still talking about how elegant and gorgeous our wedding and reception were. You have the ability to select your own caterer, lighting and floral vendors. There are several locations for the ceremony and reception both outside and in the mansion. I would definately recommend the Crosley Estate for any size wedding. Read less
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tamyam
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.7/5.0
The Crosley Estate is an amazing wedding venue! From all angles and views, there are breath-taking shots to be had. Everytime I look at my wedding photos, I am smitten by our choice.

To start the process of selecting the venue, my FH and I were given a tour by John at The Crosley Estate. (John is fantastic!) After telling him that we could not make a final decision until we toured all the other Sarasota venues, he assured us we would be back. And, of course, we were. While others venues provided similar settings, The Crosley Estate provides the best of everything.

The only drawback that I can think of is the On-site Wedding Coordinator. She seemed a little disorganized, and it seemed like she worked there part-time and had limited availability.
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The Crosley Estate is an amazing wedding venue! From all angles and views, there are breath-taking shots to be had. Everytime I look at my wedding photos, I am smitten by our choice.

To start the process of selecting the venue, my FH and I were given a tour by John at The Crosley Estate. (John is fantastic!) After telling him that we could not make a final decision until we toured all the other Sarasota venues, he assured us we would be back. And, of course, we were. While others venues provided similar settings, The Crosley Estate provides the best of everything.

The only drawback that I can think of is the On-site Wedding Coordinator. She seemed a little disorganized, and it seemed like she worked there part-time and had limited availability. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.4/5.0
Loved the mansion, loved the bay, loved Richard... but they forgot the lights and my caterer had to run and get them for me.
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Loved the mansion, loved the bay, loved Richard... but they forgot the lights and my caterer had to run and get them for me. Read less
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marriedinJuly
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary beth was totally awesome and the manision was really spectacular.
Mary beth was totally awesome and the manision was really spectacular.
Mary beth was totally awesome and the manision was really spectacular. Read less
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Tpabride
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Exquisite! The Crosley is one of the most beautiful locations in the Tampa area for any wedding ceremony or reception. I wanted an outdoor wedding on the water but did not want to walk in sand or be at "another hotel wedding." After 8 hours of looking on the internet, we found the Crosley and knew this was it. And, it was more beautiful on our wedding day. Guest cannot stop talking about the beauty of the location. We had our wedding outside and it was hot. But, guests were able to go in and out of the Crosley and cool off as wanted. The Crosley provided the bar service, but they let you bring your own soda and water! Our coordinator Richard was great to work with! He was very responsive and made sure everything we needed was there for us. Everyone at the Crosley was nice and professional. There is no other place to have a wedding the Tampa area that is as beautiful, accommodating, and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
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Exquisite! The Crosley is one of the most beautiful locations in the Tampa area for any wedding ceremony or reception. I wanted an outdoor wedding on the water but did not want to walk in sand or be at "another hotel wedding." After 8 hours of looking on the internet, we found the Crosley and knew this was it. And, it was more beautiful on our wedding day. Guest cannot stop talking about the beauty of the location. We had our wedding outside and it was hot. But, guests were able to go in and out of the Crosley and cool off as wanted. The Crosley provided the bar service, but they let you bring your own soda and water! Our coordinator Richard was great to work with! He was very responsive and made sure everything we needed was there for us. Everyone at the Crosley was nice and professional. There is no other place to have a wedding the Tampa area that is as beautiful, accommodating, and easy to work with. Highly recommend! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.9/5.0
I started planning my wedding almost two years before our wedding date and this was the very first thing I booked! I went to several locations in the Sarasota area and the Powel Crosley was by FAR the best for your money! I fell in love and booked it immediately!

It’s owned by Manatee County and I think that it’s a definite pro. It was a relaxed process and the employees were very nice. The rules are not bad at all! I was able to have the wedding of my dreams without any major restrictions by the venue. There were a few paperwork questions along the way, but they were always quickly answered or changed. We never had any major issues.

My guests are still talking about how gorgeous the venue was. My wedding pictures are so amazing with the Crosley in the background. This location made my wedding!!!
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I started planning my wedding almost two years before our wedding date and this was the very first thing I booked! I went to several locations in the Sarasota area and the Powel Crosley was by FAR the best for your money! I fell in love and booked it immediately!

It’s owned by Manatee County and I think that it’s a definite pro. It was a relaxed process and the employees were very nice. The rules are not bad at all! I was able to have the wedding of my dreams without any major restrictions by the venue. There were a few paperwork questions along the way, but they were always quickly answered or changed. We never had any major issues.

My guests are still talking about how gorgeous the venue was. My wedding pictures are so amazing with the Crosley in the background. This location made my wedding!!! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my venue!! DH and I spent soo long looking for a beautiful scenic venue in Tampa that was reasonably priced and that we would be the ONLY wedding that day. We could not find one that we liked, so branched out to Orlando and Sarasota. Once I saw the Crosley I was ready to book it immediately. I am so glad that we did. We got the whole place for 12hrs (11am-11pm) and you can bring your own caterer. They provided the bar service, and it is based on consumption. They even let you bring your own soda and water! That saved us a lot of money. Our coordinator Richard was so funny and great to work with! We decided to do beer, wine and soda with one signature drink. Richard literally came up with a signature drink off the top of his head, called it "Caribbean Sunset" since we were going to the Caribbean for our HM, and guess what? It matched the coral BM dresses! And it was delicious also! Everyone I worked with at the Crosley were nice and professional, and I would definitley recommend this venue.
I absolutely loved my venue!! DH and I spent soo long looking for a beautiful scenic venue in Tampa that was reasonably Read more...
I absolutely loved my venue!! DH and I spent soo long looking for a beautiful scenic venue in Tampa that was reasonably priced and that we would be the ONLY wedding that day. We could not find one that we liked, so branched out to Orlando and Sarasota. Once I saw the Crosley I was ready to book it immediately. I am so glad that we did. We got the whole place for 12hrs (11am-11pm) and you can bring your own caterer. They provided the bar service, and it is based on consumption. They even let you bring your own soda and water! That saved us a lot of money. Our coordinator Richard was so funny and great to work with! We decided to do beer, wine and soda with one signature drink. Richard literally came up with a signature drink off the top of his head, called it "Caribbean Sunset" since we were going to the Caribbean for our HM, and guess what? It matched the coral BM dresses! And it was delicious also! Everyone I worked with at the Crosley were nice and professional, and I would definitley recommend this venue. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
truly a spectacular location. The mansion has just the right ambiance for vintage!
truly a spectacular location. The mansion has just the right ambiance for vintage!
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redklein
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Crosley Estate was wonderful!
They were all very accomodating.
The site was breathtaking.
My guests could not stop talking about the view and the house itself.
If you want an romantic spot to get married this is it!
Another great thing is your wedding is the only one for the whole day!
Everyone at the Crosley Estate was wonderful!
They were all very accomodating.
The site was breathtaking.
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Everyone at the Crosley Estate was wonderful!
They were all very accomodating.
The site was breathtaking.
My guests could not stop talking about the view and the house itself.
If you want an romantic spot to get married this is it!
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tgif230
Wedding:
4/4/2010
4.6/5.0
Literally the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. I agree with the other girls when they say that pictures do not do it justice. Every single person who came to our wedding raved about how wonderful, gorgeous and original the Crosley is. I do think some of the rules, and prices are a little off, but it doesn't matter because it is too perfect and lovely to pass up. My wedding was a dream come true, I felt like a princess in a castle, I loved the Crosley!!! Also, my coordinator Maribeth was AWESOME, and she made sure everything went perfectly!! She was so helpful, and willing to work with me on everything I needed. Thank you so much Maribeth!!! I would 100% recommend The Powel Crosley Estate to other brides!
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Literally the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. I agree with the other girls when they say that pictures do not do it justice. Every single person who came to our wedding raved about how wonderful, gorgeous and original the Crosley is. I do think some of the rules, and prices are a little off, but it doesn't matter because it is too perfect and lovely to pass up. My wedding was a dream come true, I felt like a princess in a castle, I loved the Crosley!!! Also, my coordinator Maribeth was AWESOME, and she made sure everything went perfectly!! She was so helpful, and willing to work with me on everything I needed. Thank you so much Maribeth!!! I would 100% recommend The Powel Crosley Estate to other brides! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/21/2010
5.0/5.0
really a beautiful setting... the sunset is fab!
really a beautiful setting... the sunset is fab!
really a beautiful setting... the sunset is fab! Read less
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cammy226
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.6/5.0
If you're looking for a venue that is classic, and original than look no further than the Crosley Estate. We live in the St. Petersburg area, and actually went to Sarasota thinking our venue would be the Ringling Musuem. But after comparing the costs, and locations, we chose The Crosley, and we are so happy that we did. Each and everyone of our guests were amazed with the beauty of The Crosley and told us our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too. We had a wedding planner (NK Productions) so she dealt with The Crosley's staff more than we did, but we did coordinate with them directly in regards to the liquor. Maribeth (who was our coordinator for that) was awesome and a pleasure to work with, offering us ways to save money. We have to admit we were concerned with their liquor policy and pricing, but it turned out much less than we expected, considering our guests drink like horses! The venue may seem expensive but because its so beautiful, we saved a considerable amount of money in decorations, flowers, lighting, etc. We got married in March, and were lucky enough to be able to have our wedding ceremony at the logia, and the reception on outdoors on the lawn without the need for a tent. They have a beautiful room that you can use as the "Bridal room" to get ready in, with your private bathroom that you don't have to share with your guests. I believe there are 2 other restrooms available that your guests can use. We had 185 guests at our wedding, and were told there were long waits at times, but it wasn't a huge problem. One thing we would have liked to have had were sparklers for our exit, but they don't allow it there and didn't seem to flexible in that regard. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing and lend a timeless feel to them thanks to the beauty of The Crosley. You won't be disappointed with this venue.
If you're looking for a venue that is classic, and original than look no further than the Crosley Estate. We live in the Read more...
If you're looking for a venue that is classic, and original than look no further than the Crosley Estate. We live in the St. Petersburg area, and actually went to Sarasota thinking our venue would be the Ringling Musuem. But after comparing the costs, and locations, we chose The Crosley, and we are so happy that we did. Each and everyone of our guests were amazed with the beauty of The Crosley and told us our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too. We had a wedding planner (NK Productions) so she dealt with The Crosley's staff more than we did, but we did coordinate with them directly in regards to the liquor. Maribeth (who was our coordinator for that) was awesome and a pleasure to work with, offering us ways to save money. We have to admit we were concerned with their liquor policy and pricing, but it turned out much less than we expected, considering our guests drink like horses! The venue may seem expensive but because its so beautiful, we saved a considerable amount of money in decorations, flowers, lighting, etc. We got married in March, and were lucky enough to be able to have our wedding ceremony at the logia, and the reception on outdoors on the lawn without the need for a tent. They have a beautiful room that you can use as the "Bridal room" to get ready in, with your private bathroom that you don't have to share with your guests. I believe there are 2 other restrooms available that your guests can use. We had 185 guests at our wedding, and were told there were long waits at times, but it wasn't a huge problem. One thing we would have liked to have had were sparklers for our exit, but they don't allow it there and didn't seem to flexible in that regard. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing and lend a timeless feel to them thanks to the beauty of The Crosley. You won't be disappointed with this venue. Read less
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valentinewedding
Wedding:
2/15/2010
4.2/5.0
The Crosley is a beautiful venue for a wedding. It is expensive to rent but well worth it. We were glad we rented the inside as February 14, 2010 was too cold of an evening to have it all outside. The library room worked out well to place the bar, dessert station and cake table. The patio made a great dance floor and the pavillion was a beautiful ceremony cite (facing the water). We were a little disappointed the rooms upstairs were all closed off and that no fresh rose petals can be used on the grounds and we had to have them removed before the ceremony.
The Crosley is a beautiful venue for a wedding. It is expensive to rent but well worth it. We were glad we rented the Read more...
The Crosley is a beautiful venue for a wedding. It is expensive to rent but well worth it. We were glad we rented the inside as February 14, 2010 was too cold of an evening to have it all outside. The library room worked out well to place the bar, dessert station and cake table. The patio made a great dance floor and the pavillion was a beautiful ceremony cite (facing the water). We were a little disappointed the rooms upstairs were all closed off and that no fresh rose petals can be used on the grounds and we had to have them removed before the ceremony. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/13/2010
4.2/5.0
This is the most amazing venue! Very beautiful! Every person who works there is friendly and willing to help; although, I had some trouble with accuracy of answers concerning logistics. Make sure you double and triple ask your questions to see that the answers are consistent. Overall, that was a very small hassle considering how stunning the venue was on the day of our wedding. We did not use them to cater the event because they were unavailable to cater that date, but we had an excellent experience with Amici's, one of their preferred vendors.
This is the most amazing venue! Very beautiful! Every person who works there is friendly and willing to help; although, I Read more...
This is the most amazing venue! Very beautiful! Every person who works there is friendly and willing to help; although, I had some trouble with accuracy of answers concerning logistics. Make sure you double and triple ask your questions to see that the answers are consistent. Overall, that was a very small hassle considering how stunning the venue was on the day of our wedding. We did not use them to cater the event because they were unavailable to cater that date, but we had an excellent experience with Amici's, one of their preferred vendors. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
1/16/2010
4.9/5.0
This place is insanely beautiful! seriously. words do not do it justice- you just need to go and experience it. Great place for people who love beautiful details. I loved everything about our wedding here. Here are some pictures from the day from an amazing photographer, Jessica Lorren: http://www.jessicalorren.com/blog/2010/01/23/sarah-jb-wedding-the-powel-crosley-estate/
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This place is insanely beautiful! seriously. words do not do it justice- you just need to go and experience it. Great place for people who love beautiful details. I loved everything about our wedding here. Here are some pictures from the day from an amazing photographer, Jessica Lorren: http://www.jessicalorren.com/blog/2010/01/23/sarah-jb-wedding-the-powel-crosley-estate/ Read less
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Mrs. Hanson
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.8/5.0
Everything was amazing and the site was beautiful!!
Everything was amazing and the site was beautiful!!
Everything was amazing and the site was beautiful!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/18/2009
3.4/5.0
Our event coordinator was awesome and very helpful however the site was not cleaned from the wedding the night before when we arrived and the onsite staff was very reluctant to get the place ready in a timely manner.
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Our event coordinator was awesome and very helpful however the site was not cleaned from the wedding the night before when we arrived and the onsite staff was very reluctant to get the place ready in a timely manner. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
4/16/2009
5.0/5.0
The Powel was the most beautiful and unique venue I saw when looking for my wedding venue. The people there are amazing to work with and went above and beyond to make our day special- thanks Richard!!!
I highly recommend this venue if you want something vintage, unique and on the water. We had so many compliments and even men that came to our wedding said it was beautiful!
The Powel Crosley is amazing and don't let the alcohol policy scare you, it actually wasn't as much as we thought it could be.
The Powel was the most beautiful and unique venue I saw when looking for my wedding venue. The people there are amazing to Read more...
The Powel was the most beautiful and unique venue I saw when looking for my wedding venue. The people there are amazing to work with and went above and beyond to make our day special- thanks Richard!!!
I highly recommend this venue if you want something vintage, unique and on the water. We had so many compliments and even men that came to our wedding said it was beautiful!
The Powel Crosley is amazing and don't let the alcohol policy scare you, it actually wasn't as much as we thought it could be. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
3/20/2009
3.5/5.0
Some of the things promised became unavailable and communication was poor at times. the venue itself was incredible such a beautiful place to get married.
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Some of the things promised became unavailable and communication was poor at times. the venue itself was incredible such a beautiful place to get married. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I have never seen a more magical venue for a wedding. A beautiful, Mediterranean style mansion right on Sarasota Bay. Dancing under the stars. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous at the Crosley.
I have never seen a more magical venue for a wedding. A beautiful, Mediterranean style mansion right on Sarasota Bay. Read more...
I have never seen a more magical venue for a wedding. A beautiful, Mediterranean style mansion right on Sarasota Bay. Dancing under the stars. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous at the Crosley. Read less
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tanygator
Wedding:
5/10/2008
3.9/5.0
My review will probably be the same as that of everyone else who's had a wedding here: the place is gorgeous, the staff you deal with prior to your event isn't the best. The day of, everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating though, and I was pleasantly surprised. I forget the name of the woman who is the on-site event coordinator, but she was great! She even let us dig 1-foot deep holes in the lawn so our fabric altar contraption wouldn't fall on us during the ceremony!
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My review will probably be the same as that of everyone else who's had a wedding here: the place is gorgeous, the staff you deal with prior to your event isn't the best. The day of, everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating though, and I was pleasantly surprised. I forget the name of the woman who is the on-site event coordinator, but she was great! She even let us dig 1-foot deep holes in the lawn so our fabric altar contraption wouldn't fall on us during the ceremony! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
10/27/2007
3.6/5.0
The backdrop of the Crosley is breath taking. Don't believe me? Go to the website and its as real as the pictures show. Its far more beautiful on a clear night with a soft breeze off the water. The restored mansion was the back drop for my wedding and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful scene. Go look at it and see for yourself!
The backdrop of the Crosley is breath taking. Don't believe me? Go to the website and its as real as the pictures show. Read more...
The backdrop of the Crosley is breath taking. Don't believe me? Go to the website and its as real as the pictures show. Its far more beautiful on a clear night with a soft breeze off the water. The restored mansion was the back drop for my wedding and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful scene. Go look at it and see for yourself! Read less
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kbomb69
Wedding:
2/25/2006
3.3/5.0
It was my dream to have a wedding in a beautiful old mansion, outdoors and on the water. After our visit to the Crosley, we absolutely fell in love with its beauty and charm. There was just enough room for our small guest list. We had exactly 60 guests at the wedding and were able to fit everyone in the main dining area, without having to overflow into the smaller rooms.

The reason I gave them a B is because they'd dropped the ball on a few things. As part of their contract, we are required to purchase all our alcohol directly from them. A month before the wedding we'd put in our order, which was pretty simple; red & white wine, a couple high balers, and one to serve Molson Ice (my dad's favorite beer). On the day of the wedding we were told that they had dropped the ball on the order, forgetting to order the Molson and basically being jerks about it. Then one of their staff members decided to cause a scene causing the cops to show up. On top of it all, we were overcharged for our liquor when we received our final alcohol bill. I'd requested an audit on our consumption and they had us down for 70+ bottles of wine! Considering that we only had 60 guests and most of our family doesn't even drink, I called them up, and after some discussion, they agreed to give us a 15% refund.

All in all I absolutely loved the Crosley, but the staff stunk.
It was my dream to have a wedding in a beautiful old mansion, outdoors and on the water. After our visit to the Crosley, Read more...
It was my dream to have a wedding in a beautiful old mansion, outdoors and on the water. After our visit to the Crosley, we absolutely fell in love with its beauty and charm. There was just enough room for our small guest list. We had exactly 60 guests at the wedding and were able to fit everyone in the main dining area, without having to overflow into the smaller rooms.

The reason I gave them a B is because they'd dropped the ball on a few things. As part of their contract, we are required to purchase all our alcohol directly from them. A month before the wedding we'd put in our order, which was pretty simple; red & white wine, a couple high balers, and one to serve Molson Ice (my dad's favorite beer). On the day of the wedding we were told that they had dropped the ball on the order, forgetting to order the Molson and basically being jerks about it. Then one of their staff members decided to cause a scene causing the cops to show up. On top of it all, we were overcharged for our liquor when we received our final alcohol bill. I'd requested an audit on our consumption and they had us down for 70+ bottles of wine! Considering that we only had 60 guests and most of our family doesn't even drink, I called them up, and after some discussion, they agreed to give us a 15% refund.

All in all I absolutely loved the Crosley, but the staff stunk. Read less
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rwilliams
Wedding:
10/15/2005
4.2/5.0
The estate was so beautiful and set the tone for our wedding. The staff was friendly and the price is great. This is the most beautiful place in the area. The only problem we had was that the bathrooms backed up but they had them fixed before there were any problems.
The estate was so beautiful and set the tone for our wedding. The staff was friendly and the price is great. This is the Read more...
The estate was so beautiful and set the tone for our wedding. The staff was friendly and the price is great. This is the most beautiful place in the area. The only problem we had was that the bathrooms backed up but they had them fixed before there were any problems. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
The Crosley Estate is a beautiful, historic venue. However, being that it's historic there are many rules you have to abide by to keep the estate in good condition (understandable), but I felt that sometimes the people there could be a little overbearing about it, "reminding me" numerous times about all the little rules that were in the contract I signed. Also, nearly every time I called someone (during business hours) I would get their voicemail and have to leave a message, then wait for a call back. This was off putting to me considering how much money we were paying and how often it happened. The price to rent it seems high, but is actually pretty much in line with what the other historic estates in the area charge. I do have to give them credit in that in the contract they seem very strict about everything, but everyone I met in person was very nice and helpful.
The Crosley Estate is a beautiful, historic venue. However, being that it's historic there are many rules you have to Read more...
The Crosley Estate is a beautiful, historic venue. However, being that it's historic there are many rules you have to abide by to keep the estate in good condition (understandable), but I felt that sometimes the people there could be a little overbearing about it, "reminding me" numerous times about all the little rules that were in the contract I signed. Also, nearly every time I called someone (during business hours) I would get their voicemail and have to leave a message, then wait for a call back. This was off putting to me considering how much money we were paying and how often it happened. The price to rent it seems high, but is actually pretty much in line with what the other historic estates in the area charge. I do have to give them credit in that in the contract they seem very strict about everything, but everyone I met in person was very nice and helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely breath taking venue. Maribeth and staff were very accommodating and professional.
Absolutely breath taking venue. Maribeth and staff were very accommodating and professional.
Absolutely breath taking venue. Maribeth and staff were very accommodating and professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
The Powel Crosley Estate was a dream location for our wedding. I love the vintage feel of the building yet the tropical location on the bay of Sarasota. We had the entire place to us and our guests which made the day feel special and intimate. It's definitely more affordable to get married there on a weekday which is what we did. We had 40 guests and the size of the estate was perfect. The courtyard is wonderful for the ceremony and dinner inside kept our guests cool and comfortable. We saved on money because we didn't need to add much decor or lighting. It was a perfect place for us! One note - they do have a select list of caterers you have to choose from and they provide the alcohol at a charge per head. We loved our caterers that we chose and had a dry wedding so we didn't mind the rules!
The Powel Crosley Estate was a dream location for our wedding. I love the vintage feel of the building yet the tropical Read more...
The Powel Crosley Estate was a dream location for our wedding. I love the vintage feel of the building yet the tropical location on the bay of Sarasota. We had the entire place to us and our guests which made the day feel special and intimate. It's definitely more affordable to get married there on a weekday which is what we did. We had 40 guests and the size of the estate was perfect. The courtyard is wonderful for the ceremony and dinner inside kept our guests cool and comfortable. We saved on money because we didn't need to add much decor or lighting. It was a perfect place for us! One note - they do have a select list of caterers you have to choose from and they provide the alcohol at a charge per head. We loved our caterers that we chose and had a dry wedding so we didn't mind the rules! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
The visuals of this venue are stunning. Our wedding will always be remembered for the sheer beauty of the location. The pictures on the internet dont do it justice.
The visuals of this venue are stunning. Our wedding will always be remembered for the sheer beauty of the location. The Read more...
The visuals of this venue are stunning. Our wedding will always be remembered for the sheer beauty of the location. The pictures on the internet dont do it justice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful site to get married! However, we could only book our wedding on a Friday or Sunday due to the fact that they are completely booked for every Saturday until 2016, and since we didnt want to wait 3 years to get married we chose a Sunday evening. You get the entire 2 story estate from 10:30am -11:00pm, which was great to get ready in for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen. They only provide tables and the venue, everything else you will need to arrange. The staff are very friendly and nice. They were sometimes slow to respond to emails but usually within 3 days. It is a little pricey for what you get (just the venue) but also very beautiful.
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful site to get married! However, we could only book our wedding on a Friday or Sunday Read more...
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful site to get married! However, we could only book our wedding on a Friday or Sunday due to the fact that they are completely booked for every Saturday until 2016, and since we didnt want to wait 3 years to get married we chose a Sunday evening. You get the entire 2 story estate from 10:30am -11:00pm, which was great to get ready in for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen. They only provide tables and the venue, everything else you will need to arrange. The staff are very friendly and nice. They were sometimes slow to respond to emails but usually within 3 days. It is a little pricey for what you get (just the venue) but also very beautiful. Read less
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Crosley Estate responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review of the Crosley Estate.
We have open dates thru out the years of 2013 - 2016. Hours of rental for the Crosley Estate are noon until 11pm, you can pay additional for hours before noon or after 11pm if more time is needed. Some months such as March and April are quite popular with brides and they do book quickly. We appreciate comments that will help us improve our customer service. We will review our response to email and find ways to improve our customer service in responding to the emails we receive.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
This location is quite pricey but it was worth it. The scenery was so amazing that hardly any extra decoration is needed. It also helps if you have your ceremony and reception there.
This location is quite pricey but it was worth it. The scenery was so amazing that hardly any extra decoration is needed. Read more...
This location is quite pricey but it was worth it. The scenery was so amazing that hardly any extra decoration is needed. It also helps if you have your ceremony and reception there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
The venue and on-site employees were fantastic. The on-site day of Coordinator assigned to our event was very nice and was ready to make last minute decisions due to weather change conditions, and pulled it off without any problems. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and really unique and special. It was a gorgeous wedding and reception. They even let us have a special temporary stage built outside to accomodate a large band.

One word of warning - make sure they do not schedule another event (open to the public) being held at a recently opened building just steps away from the main mansion. This was discovered by us via ads in the local newspaper and the main management that now runs this venue (Manatee County Government), was less than pleasant or professional in admitting this was a "non-disclosure" issue effecting a contract signed 15 months prior. It effected 6 other scheduled weddings as well. They finally made it right, but not without much undo stress to everyone just a few weeks prior to the wedding.
The venue and on-site employees were fantastic. The on-site day of Coordinator assigned to our event was very nice and was Read more...
The venue and on-site employees were fantastic. The on-site day of Coordinator assigned to our event was very nice and was ready to make last minute decisions due to weather change conditions, and pulled it off without any problems. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and really unique and special. It was a gorgeous wedding and reception. They even let us have a special temporary stage built outside to accomodate a large band.

One word of warning - make sure they do not schedule another event (open to the public) being held at a recently opened building just steps away from the main mansion. This was discovered by us via ads in the local newspaper and the main management that now runs this venue (Manatee County Government), was less than pleasant or professional in admitting this was a "non-disclosure" issue effecting a contract signed 15 months prior. It effected 6 other scheduled weddings as well. They finally made it right, but not without much undo stress to everyone just a few weeks prior to the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
WOW! This place is out of a fairytale. I felt like a princess getting married there. I honestly could not have found a more beautiful venue.
WOW! This place is out of a fairytale. I felt like a princess getting married there. I honestly could not have found a Read more...
WOW! This place is out of a fairytale. I felt like a princess getting married there. I honestly could not have found a more beautiful venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The venue is beautiful and the staff was very accommodating. We were originally supposed to have the ceremony on the loggia, but there happened to be a torrential downpour that day so we had to shuffle everything inside, but since the great room is just as beautiful as the outside, it wasn't an issue. It didn't get too hot inside throughout the reception or ceremony either, so the air conditioning was much appreciated in a heavy gown!
The venue is beautiful and the staff was very accommodating. We were originally supposed to have the ceremony on the Read more...
The venue is beautiful and the staff was very accommodating. We were originally supposed to have the ceremony on the loggia, but there happened to be a torrential downpour that day so we had to shuffle everything inside, but since the great room is just as beautiful as the outside, it wasn't an issue. It didn't get too hot inside throughout the reception or ceremony either, so the air conditioning was much appreciated in a heavy gown! Read less
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