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Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport

Sarasota , FL


8009 15th St. East
Sarasota, FL 34243 US (map)


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The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is a Premier Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Sarasota and Bradenton. We specialize in Botique Wedding Receptions. A... Read more
Hotel Information

The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is a Premier Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Sarasota and Bradenton. We specialize in Botique Wedding Receptions. A Chic, Contemporary Décor with Unsurpassed Range of Amenities, it is Ideal for Sophisticated Business and Leisure Travelers who are Searching for a Vibrant Experience. Enter the Atrium Lobby, you are Personally Greeted by our Concierge. You will Immediately Feel Relaxed Listening to the Sounds of our Waterfall. As you Walk to the Free Standing Registration Desk, you will see The Sporting News Grill and Lounge which will Feature Dining Al Fresco under the Blue Skies of the Solarium with remarkable Cuisine, deliciously Created by our Chef’s. The 135 Spacious Rooms and Suites offer Amenities such as a Flat-Panel TV, Complimentary WiFi and a Cozy, Beautifully designed Bed. On the Concierge Level, Cuddle up in a Waffle-Weave Bathrobe, Enjoy Indulgent Bath Products, Continental Breakfast and Managers Reception which will Create an Unforgettable Experience. Guests can Relax in our Indoor Pool or Work Out in the State of Art Fitness Center.

The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport Offers 4,200 Feet of Exceptional Event and Meeting Facilities for Groups of 10 to 200. Unparalleled Service, Delectable Menus and Convenient access to Downtown Sarasota and Bradenton.

The Hotel is Adjacent to the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Central Location for Several area Attractions such as, The Ringling Museum of Art, Asolo Repertory Theatre, VanWezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Opera House, Mote Marine and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Jungle Gardens. Explore the nearby Venues of Championship Golf, Shopping at St. Armand’s Circle, Renowned Restaurants and the Beaches of Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Longboat Key and Anna Marie Island.

The Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport is also Conveniently Located within a few Miles of the University of South Florida Campus, New College, Manatee Community College and Ringling College of Art.

We Guarantee you will have an Experience that Exceeds your Expectations and will Entice you to return again and again!

We Create Menus for Breakfast, Luncheons, Dinners or Strolling Receptions to Accommodate your Needs.
Guest Room Amenities
• Double Bedded Queen Rooms
• 9 Suites
• King Rooms with Sofa Beds
• 20 Adjoining Rooms
• Flat Screen TV
• Bathroom Amenities
• Hair Dryer
• Bathrobes on the Concierge Level
• Complimentary High Speed Wired and Wireless Internet Access
• Cable TV
• Pay per view Movies
• Hotel and Local area information
• Express Check Out

Hotel Amenities
• Concierge Level
• The Sporting News Grill Restaurant
• 1,700 sq ft. Ballroom
• Executive Boardroom
• Indoor Swimming Pool
• Laundry Service
• State of the Art Fitness Center
• Express Check Out
• Complimentary Shuttle Service to the Airport
Lido Beaches and Downtown Sarasota
• Business Center
• Wireless Internet
• Gift Shop
• Priority Club Upgrades
• Certified Green Hotel Read less
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Holiday Inn Riverfont has no room service staff is rude and I was disappointed
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This is the Holiday Inn Sarasota not the river front


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Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport Wedding Inclusions Our Staff Will Make Your Wedding Day Memorable and Cherished for a Life Time. We Will Assist You in Planning and Coordinating Your Dream Day so you can Relax and Enjoy Your Unforgettable Moment? Complimentary Accommodations for the Bride and Groom Based on availability Bridal Jacuzzi Suite with Chocolate dipped Strawberries and Champagne Special Room Rates for your Guests Wedding Ceremonies on our 2nd Floor Starlight Lanai Banquet Captain Dance Floor Cake, sign in, Gift and Place Card Tables Head table for Bridal Party or Sweet Heart table for Bride and Groom Three hour hosted House Brand Bar service add $5 for Call Brands or $8. for Premium Brands Two Cold & Three Hot selections of Butler passed Hors d? oeuvres Cheese Display & Vegetable Crudités Display Champagne Toast Plated Dinner service or Buffet Cake cutting & Coffee service Tasting for the Bride and Groom Complete Packages start at *$109 per Person Prices do not include a Service Charge of 20% and a Sales Tax of 6.5% Custom Menus created by Talented Culinary Staff Shuttle Service to the Beaches and Airport ~ Member of Elegant Weddings of Sarasota ~ Visit there web site for preferred Vendors ~ Make an appointment to see your dreams come true call Robert L. Hufstedler CFBE ~ t. 941. 358. 3800 f: 941.358.3855 em. visit our web site Wedding Reception Menus Plated Selections MENU ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $139 Per Guest* Hearts of Romaine wrapped in Prosciutto, Garlic Croutons and Caramelized Walnuts Filet Mignon topped with Demi Glace and Mushroom Compote Chefs Complement of Vegetables Dauphine Potatoes Chocolate Mousse Cylinder MENU TWO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109 Per Guest* Bibb and Endive Salad with Asian Pear, Sun-Dried Cherries & Caramelized Walnuts Herb Crusted Chicken Breast with Savory Stuffing Chefs Complement of Vegetables Chocolate Tortellini MENU THREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $129 Per Guest* Chilled Baby Iceberg with Tomato, Bacon Bits and Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing Sliced Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Onion Stout Horseradish Sauce Chefs Complement of Vegetables Glazed Yukon Potatoes Chocolate Volcano Cake MENU FOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $149 Per Guest* Asparagus, Shiitake Mushrooms, Bocconcini, Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette Intermezzo Refreshing Lemon, Mango or Raspberry Sorbet Petite Filet Mignon and Lobster Wrapped Scallop with Port and Balsamic Reduction Chefs Complement of Vegetables Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Strawberry Nautilus, fresh Strawberries marinated in Grand Marnier Presented in a Dark Chocolate Shell Paired with a Chocolate Opera Torte MENU FIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $119 Per Guest* Mixed Green Salad with Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Medallion, Roasted Tomato and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette Intermezzo Refreshing Lemon, Mango or Raspberry Sorbet Glazed Black Cod paired with Seared Lemon Grass Chicken Breast with Lemon Beurre Blanc Chefs Complement of Vegetables Jasmine Rice Dessert Trio: Tiramisu, Blueberry Roulade and Praline Triangle ~ Make an appointment to see your dreams come true call Robert L. Hufstedler CFBE ~ ~ *Prices do not include a Service charge of 20% and sales tax 6.5% ~ t. 941. 358. 3800 f: 941.358.3855 em. visit our web site Wedding Reception Menus Buffet Selections BUFFET DINNER ONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $139 Per Guest* Tossed Garden Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Croutons, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Bits and Two Dressings Grilled Tuna Salad with Romaine, French Green Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Red Skin Potatoes and Balsamic Vinaigrette Asian Salad of Soba Noodles, Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Shiitake Mushrooms, Red Peppers and Thai Vinaigrette Roast Chicken with Sausage Apple Stuffing and Roasted Shallot Sauce Sliced Roast Sirloin of Beef with Rosemary Demi Glace Seared Atlantic Salmon with Tomato Garlic Confit and Basil Oil Chef?s Selection of Seasonal Vegetables Roasted Three Potato Medley with Yukon Gold, Fingerling, Purple Potatoes and Shallots Fresh Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Roulade and Assorted Petit Fours BUFFET DINNER TWO . . . . . . . . . . . . . $149 Per Guest* A Caesar Salad Station Crisp Romaine tossed in the room with Creamy Garlic Dressing and Croutons Antipasto Display Assorted Italian Meats and Cheeses, Marinated Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Bocconcini and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil Chicken Saltimbocca wrapped in Prosciutto with Capers, Olives, Tomatoes and Sage Veal Medallions sautéed with Wild Mushrooms, Pancetta, Cipollini Onions and Chianti Sauce Grilled Swordfish Medallions with Olive Relish Penne Pasta with Feta Cream, Artichokes and Roasted Red Tomatoes Broccolini and Roasted Red and Yellow Peppers with Garlic Butter and Parmesan Cheese Focaccia with Basil Pesto Tiramisu, Citrus Cannoli and Mocha Cappuccino Tarts Make an appointment to see your dreams come true call Robert L. Hufstedler CFBE *Prices do not include a Service charge of 20% and sales tax 6.5% ~ t. 941. 358. 3800 f: 941.358.3855 em. visit our web site Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport Wedding Reception Menus HORS D?OEUVRES Chilled Selections Bocconcini, Roasted Tomato and Pesto Crostini Smoked Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini Grilled Scallop and Avocado Citrus Relish Croustade Olive Tapenade with Goat Cheese Canapé Hot Selections Pecan Chicken with Cranberry Orange Glaze Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper and Roasted Garlic Almond in Phyllo Petite Beef Wellington with Madeira Sauce Brie with Mango Pineapple Chutney in Phyllo Coconut Shrimp with Tropical Fruit Chutney Chicken Pot Stickers with Soy Dipping Sauce Blackened Chicken Tenderloin with Andouille Cream ~ Make an appointment to see your dreams come true call Robert L. Hufstedler CFBE ~ ~ Prices do not include a Service charge of 20% sales tax 6.5% ~ t. 941. 358. 3800 f: 941.358.3855 em. visit our web site Wedding Traditions Did you ever wonder how some of the traditional rituals associated with weddings and marriage had their beginnings? Some are based on romantic myth, some are based on religion, some on a time when marriage by capture was the mode of the day, and some of course, on rather odd superstitions. Delve back far enough and deep enough, and you find some interesting, although somewhat strange, historical twistings and turnings on the path to matrimony. Throwing the Bridal Bouquet and the Bride's Garter On the bridal night in olden days guests would invade the bridal chamber, seize stockings and throw them backwards over their heads toward the bride and groom. The first female guest to hit the groom would be the next one to marry within a year, and the same applied for the first male to score with the bride's stocking. In retrospect, tossing the bouquet and the garter certainly seems a much more civilized idea! Sharing the Wedding Cake When the bride cuts the first slice of cake and offers it to her groom, she is carrying out an early Roman ritual. In Ancient Rome, couples plighted their troth by sharing food. Indeed, sharing food as a symbol of sharing one's life is practiced in many cultures. Why Bridesmaids Are Dressed Alike In more superstitious times, the bride and groom were surrounded by friends of similar ages dressed in similar attire, as a way of confusing evil demons. This way the demons could not find the real bride and groom and bring them bad luck. Today's bridesmaids dress alike, as do the groomsmen, as it's a way of confusing any who would wish the couple ill luck. Wedding Bells and Honking Horns Loud, honking horns escorting a newly married couple in a motorcade of friends and family may seem to be only high spirits and boisterous public congratulations. True, but its roots go deeper still. Older traditions were clanging bells and shooting guns, both methods of frightening away evil spirits. Why Is It Called a Honeymoon? An old Teutonic custom held that the bride and groom ran away together, found a secluded place and spent thirty days, "until the moon waned," drinking hydromel. Hydromel was a fermented drink made with honey. With this Ring... Rings have been with us since time began, but how they became so intimately linked to engagement and marriage is another facet of man's social history. Before the minting of coins as currency, gold rings were circulated for that purpose. When a man gave his bride a gold ring, it signified that he trusted her with his property. During Elizabethan times, the gimmal, a set of interlocking rings, was quite popular. One ring of the set would be worn by the intended bride, another by the groom-to-be, and a third by a witness. All three rings would be united on the bride's finger at the marriage ceremony. Today the diamond solitaire, symbolic of wealth and undying love, is the popular choice for American engagements. The Bride Wears Something Blue Part of the old litany, "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue," which prescribes the talismans a bride should wear on her wedding day, was quite specific about the color blue. Wearing a snippet of blue ribbon, or some other bit of blue about her gown, denotes purity, fidelity and love. It was also the color associated with the Virgin Mary. Rice and Other Fertility Symbols Showering rice upon the departing, newly married couple is a tradition that seems to have begun in Victorian times. Flowers were sometimes thrown, as well as shoes (satin slippers) in an older custom, but the throwing of rice -- long held as a symbol of fertility -- made its appearance about 1870. Confetti, little paper cutouts of horseshoes, hearts, and other motifs, also became popular to toss at the new couple. Both the rice and the confetti, however, presented some concerns. Though eaten by birds, rice wasn't a healthful item for them, and confetti presented difficulties in cleanup. Birdseed became the accepted substitution for rice, and fresh flower petals are often used. Blowing bubbles, instead of tossing tiny missiles, has become the modern send off for the bridal couple. The Groom Must Not See His Bride Tradition holds that the groom must not lay eyes on the bride the day of the ceremony until they meet at the altar. The superstition is that this can bring the couple bad luck, since they have glimpsed the future before it has happened. Carrying the Bride Over the Threshold When the groom carries the bride over the threshold, he is reenacting a very old tradition derived from many cultures, and one which can be traced to Roman times. This ritual was carried out to protect the bride from worrisome demons which might be lurking about the new home. If she were to trip entering the doorway, it would bring bad luck to the couple. This unhappy chance was avoided by carrying her through the doorway and over the threshold.
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