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Holiday Inn Lido Beach

Sarasota , FL

LOCATION

233 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL US 34236 (map)

PHONE

941-552-1171

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Tropical breezes, quartz-white sand and dazzling sunsets invite you to surround yourselves with the beauty and tranquility of the beach. Featuring banquet rooms with panoramic views of... Read more
Tropical breezes, quartz-white sand and dazzling sunsets invite you to surround yourselves with the beauty and tranquility of the beach. Featuring banquet rooms with panoramic views of the gulf, awe-inspiring cuisine and extraordinary service, wow your guests will all our location has to offer.

Overlooking the Gulf, this Sarasota hotel is just moments from fantastic shopping at St. Armand's Circle, fun and adventure in South Lido Park and the natural wonders of the Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium. You can view exquisite works of art at the Ringling Museum or spend a day on Lido Key Beach - one of the best in Florida!

Our hotel can make any wedding or event a success. Contact us today at 941-552-1171 for more information! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1960
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
135
Number of suites
4
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.8
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Gina
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Sonja was so easy to work with. She accommodated everything we wanted and needed. The reception was amazing she did a great job setting everything up. We were in the Sarasota room the views from up on the 7th floor were breath taking. The food was delicious!! And the wait staff was great!!!! I would do another event there in a heartbeat. Everything from start of planning to the end picking our stuff up after the reception the next day was so easy and the staff was just amazing!!!!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

Gina, you are a wedding planner's dream bride! You were a joy to work with and I hope you and Kyle will return and celebrate your First Anniversary with us!
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Tony
Wedding:
12/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were very accommodating, professional, great service, fantastic food. Every single person at our reception had nothing but good things to say about the room, the food and the staff.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

Tony, your planning and insights were right on target! You made wonderful memories for your beautiful bride!
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Patty
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter got married on Lido Beach and the reception at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach. The view was fabulous and the the guest enjoyed the decor and food. The staff at this resort is outstanding they truly went above and beyond to assist with the planning, set up and execution of the whole affair without them esp. Sonya I would have been lost.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

You were amazing and made my "job" fun and easy! Thanks for the wonderful review!
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome venue spot to have a wedding. Food was amazing! Director was amazing and matched our colors perfectly. Amazing view of Lido Beach. Very well worth it!
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David
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an absolutely beautiful wedding reception at the Holiday Inn at Lido Beach. Most importantly was Sonja Newton. She was our champion for our wedding reception and it was all we could ever ask for. She was extremely helpful, accommodating and the sweetest person. There is not one negative thing I could say about our reception. Very pleased and we hope to have another event here in the near future. It was a picture perfect wedding reception.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

You both were truly a joy! Never worked with a groom who took control and got it done, handling every detail to make your day special for your beautiful bride! All the best....
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Andrew
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff were very accommodating and helped make our event planning as stress free as possible. The service was great, the food excellent and the view is phenomenal! Our guests had a wonderful time. Thank you!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We are so happy you and your guests enjoyed themselves! It was a pleasure assisting you these past months with the plans for the rehearsal luncheon.
All the best...
Sonja
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding rehearsal luncheon in the 7th floor restaurant for our son and our future daughter-in-law and 75 guests. Sonja was wonderful in helping us plan the event and offering suggestions when I needed help with some of the details. Since the bride's family is from a Spanish speaking country and did not speak much English, Sonja made sure we had wait staff who also spoke Spanish. They were courteous, attentive and very helpful and always had a smile on their face. The luncheon was a success and everyone had a wonderful time. The view was great, the food superb and the desserts outstanding! Our guests who stayed at the hotel were very impressed and had all good things to say about the rooms and service. Thank you all for helping make this such a happy time!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

On behalf of the staff at the Lido Beach Holiday Inn, thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special occasion!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I just had my reception here on the 7th floor Sarasota Room. Sonja is amazing, not only did she help set up my entire reception she also went out of her way during my hair crisis to find me a stylist. Wonderful lady to work with and really puts in a effort to ensure your day is perfect. I highly recommend Sonja as your coordinator for a wedding. She really helped me so much and so greatful I had used her and the Holiday Inn.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

You were a beautiful bride and it was a fun party!
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Christina
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was at the Holiday Inn at Lido Beach. It was absolutely beautiful. Everything turned out beautiful. All my guests said the had the best time. Everything about my reception was elegant and professional. Sonja was always prompt at answering all my questions and assisting in making my day beautiful. The food was great and the service was great as well. We looked at ALOT of venues and this one had the most perfect location and best price for the whole wedding package. I loved everything about my wedding at the Holiday Inn at Lido Beach :)
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

Christina,
I truly enjoyed working with you and was thrilled to see how happy you were on your wedding day! All the best to you and Jason!
Sonja
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Nancy
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We appreciated the effort Sonja made to accomodate the special details that we wanted to include in the wedding reception. The Holiday Inn Lido Beach was an excellent reception venue-- the view of the gulf was great. All of our guests were very impressed with the reception.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Nancy! I truly had lots of fun working with you, planning your daughter's wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent venue! Great food! And great service!
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Tabitha
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
What a great experience it was to be able to have my ceremony at sunset with the ocean view. Everything turned out better than I could have hoped for. My hubby an I are already making arrangements to have our one year anniversary here. Thank you
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Graham&Claire
Wedding:
8/29/2010
5.0/5.0
It wasn't until a week before the wedding that we decided that our small party would make use of the Lido Beach Holiday Inn initially as a place to prepare for the wedding on the beach opposite. We'd booked two rooms before deciding that maybe it would be a good idea to stay overnight and hold a party for 13 in the rooftop restaurant.
The staff at the hotel were never less than attentive, friendly and flexible. From welcoming us into the restaurant to discuss our precise requirements, to providing the best possible rates and for accomodationg numerous requests for additional items.
The day itself was not as expected, rain almost forced the ceremony inside and all the hotel staff were kind enough to offer to prepare an alternative venue for the ceremony at extremely short notice. As it happens, the weather cleared sufficiently to allow the ceremony to take place as planned, but the offer to accomodate us indoors will not be forgotten.
The small party in the upstairs restaurant was the perfect end to the day. Being a Sunday night and out of season, our party pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves. The table service was outstanding, our tireless waitress ensured that our order was complete and accurate, that peoples glasses we never empty and that everything was as we expected. The food was unexpectedly good, superbly prepared and very fresh.
When presented with the bill, we were astonished to find that the seven children out of our party of 13 were given complimentary meals, this was right out of the blue and showed that this venue cares deeply about its customers and the service it offers and less about making easy money.
Heartfelt thanks to the Lido Beach Holiday Inn, the attitude of every single member of your staff we encountered went a long long way in making a fantastic day somehow even better.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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qutepi56
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better place for our wedding, it was exquisite quality for the price and all our guests truly enjoyed the entire experience. Because it was a destination wedding, we wanted something that encompassed a fun place to be but at the same time practical and this worked out great. Our coordinator was very prompt and professional throughout the entire wedding process and she truly went out of her way to help us make the perfect wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Kennedy
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day and honeymoon was a dream come true and we would like to highly recommend the Holiday Inn Lido Beach!! From the moment I talked on the phone the first time with the wedding coordinator, Sonja my stresses were put to ease on planning a destination wedding. Sonja assisted us every step of the way from referals of vendors to listening what vision we had and implementing them. The day we arrived, the Banquet manager, Mike was quick to welcome us with champagne and fresh fruit and cheeses to our room. The customer service was excellent!! The food was excellent!! We had our welcome dinner for our guests at the Sand Dollar Resaurant on the rooftop of the Holiday Inn Lido Beach the evening before our wedding ceremony and the dinner, service, and view was remarkable...breathtaking! Ourselves along with our guests had such a wonderful time! The wedding ceremony was located on the beach across the street from the Holiday Inn and our reception was located inside the hotel in the Lido Room! Once again the decorating from the staff, the waitresses. bartenders, food, service, view was excellent! We have not one bad thing to say about out stay at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach! We were so impressed and had such a great time, we decided to stay there and spend our honeymoon instead of going to Tampa were we had planned! Sonja Newton and all of the staff at Holiday Inn Lido beach created a dream wedding for us and I highly recommend any Brides looking to be married in this area that the staff, the location, and the view of Holiday Inn Lido Beach are top notch:)
The Kennedy's from Indiana
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neriksen
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn Lido Beach did an excellent job with our reception. Everything was exactly how we had planned, and everyone was a huge help!! I would definitely recommend them for anyone getting married in Sarasota !
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LissaFranklin22010
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I held my wedding at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach in February 2010. The banquet room, food, and staff were so wonderful and made our wedding day so PERFECT. We would recommend this hotel to everyone!
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Bob
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Thank you for all you did to make our daughter, Kati and her new husband, Charley's Wedding so special. We greatly appreciate you all!
Sandi and Bob
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
You are great service providers! You cater to your guests and every staff member had a great attitude! We didn't get a chance to eat much, the Chef made extra food for us and sent it to our room at the end of the night. The service was excellent!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
5/6/2014
4.9/5.0
At first, I was a little bit down that my mom wanted me to consider the Holiday Inn for a reception site, because who wants to say their wedding was at the Holiday Inn? The name alone turned me off, and their wedding packages were out of our unofficial budget. Once I started emailing Sonja, she was extremely helpful and told us we could design an a-la-carte wedding package to fit our budget. Not to mention the views from the reception rooms are gorgeous, so we got married directly across the street in the sand at Lido. The entire time we were planning, Sonja was amazingly helpful and pretty much walked us through the steps of planning everything that needed to be done. She also kept in touch very often, thank goodness, because things became so business I would feel bad not getting back to her right away. Sonja was so kind and was a big reason that our day went as perfect as it did. The only reason I took off a half of star for value was because it was a little disappointing that each plate was $50, considering it was a regular hotel restaurant catering the wedding with chicken, pork, and vegetarian meals. The $50 did include 2 hours of open bar, though, so that is probably why, but I've never heard of a $50 vegetarian ravioli before and the chicken was just so-so, but the pork was amazing. I wish I ordered that instead or that we got a chance to see and taste the food before we picked the meals to serve. Plus, what kid eats $25 worth of food? Although, that doesn't have to do with Sonja, who was in our wedding party's opinion, perfect! I have already started recommending this venue to brides-to-be, even before posting this review :)
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Jason
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.8/5.0
Everything was fantastic and exactly what we had hoped for. Our banquet manager, Sonja, was amazing and most helpful. She even dealt with cancellations we had days before the reception flawlessly. The wait staff was courteous and perfect, in fact one waitress spent her birthday working our reception and was back the next morning when we had brunch.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Lido Beach responded with the following comments:

Jason and Susie,
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day! On behalf of the staff and management at the Lido Beach Holiday Inn, we wish you all the best as you begin a new chapter in your lives as husband and wife!
Cheers!
Sonja
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Dennis
Wedding:
2/19/2011
4.8/5.0
Hotel staff were great to work with
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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mark
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was perfect. Everything we needed was done in a timely manner.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Tony Hughes
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.3/5.0
Absolutely a fantastic job done by all the staff from the Holiday Inn! Attentive and professional the job was done with pride and care. We had the best wedding of the year on Lido beach and the reception was the icing on the cake. Thank you Sonja and Pablo!
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.0/5.0
The location and service was lovely!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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jburr827
Wedding:
11/12/2011
3.8/5.0
Overall, we feel the Holiday Inn Lido Beach is a nice place to hold a wedding reception.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Julianna
Wedding:
7/20/2013
3.4/5.0
Sonja was very professional, always answered questions promptly, and came through in a pinch with a hairdresser and makeup artist at last minute when ours canceled. Her and the front desk staff were very helpful when needed. The food at the reception was good, though portions were small. I rated the value as only so so due to the additional 20% service charge on everything, including the room rental. I feel that was not necessary due to high cost of everything already. All in all, I would recommend the Holiday Inn Lido Beach and Sonja Newton for your wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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