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Historical Society of Sarasota County

Sarasota , FL
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LOCATION

1260 12th Street, Pioneer Park
Sarasota, FL 34236 US (map)

PHONE

941-364-9076

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The Crocker Memorial Church was bulit in 1901 and has been in continuous use ever since. This charming little white church is a marvel of adaptive use. It has been moved three times and... Read more
The Crocker Memorial Church was bulit in 1901 and has been in continuous use ever since. This charming little white church is a marvel of adaptive use. It has been moved three times and has now come to rest in Pioneer Park, the home of the Historical Society of Sarasota County.

The Crocker Memorial Church sits next to the Bidwell-Wood House, built in 1882. Both the spacious front and back porches of this home are welcome gathering places for your wedding party and guests. Photography is permitted at both locations as well as on the grounds. There is a sound system in the church.

The Crocker Memorial Church was offically decommissioned in 2004 and today embraces all denominations for religious or secular wedding services. The building can accommodate approximately 100. The white-painted pine pews are original and some of them were hand hewn by Peter Crocker, one of Sarasota's early civic leaders. As part of your customized wedding festivities, your guests can choose to tour both historic structures. The Historical Society provides docents and you provide the memories of a lifetime. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1901
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
0
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

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11/22/2009
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We were the first couple to book Crocker Memorial at it's current location as a HSOSC site, so there were a few kinks to work out. I would have loved for the floors to have been professionally cleaned and polished for our wedding, but we ended up doing the cleaning (and excess furniture removal) ourselves. The floors have since been refinished. The staff was in the midst of change at the time of our wedding. I believe the current staff to be much more responsive and eager to establish the site as a wedding venue. It is a beautiful site. The church is simple and dignified, and the grounds are lovely. With the Bidwell-Wood house (and it's large covered porch) next door, the site is perfect for a small, intimate wedding/reception.
We were the first couple to book Crocker Memorial at it's current location as a HSOSC site, so there were a few kinks to Read more...
We were the first couple to book Crocker Memorial at it's current location as a HSOSC site, so there were a few kinks to work out. I would have loved for the floors to have been professionally cleaned and polished for our wedding, but we ended up doing the cleaning (and excess furniture removal) ourselves. The floors have since been refinished. The staff was in the midst of change at the time of our wedding. I believe the current staff to be much more responsive and eager to establish the site as a wedding venue. It is a beautiful site. The church is simple and dignified, and the grounds are lovely. With the Bidwell-Wood house (and it's large covered porch) next door, the site is perfect for a small, intimate wedding/reception. Read less
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