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John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Sarasota , FL

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5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 US

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Natalie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I was married at the Ca d Zan and the venue is just breathtaking. They have a lot of strict rules but it is completely worth it the only thing I recommend is for them to add to their vendor list Vendors of which serve the Indian Culture. Their approved vendor list needs updated for sure!!! All of my vendors that I brought in were A plus!
I was married at the Ca d Zan and the venue is just breathtaking. They have a lot of strict rules but it is completely Read more...
I was married at the Ca d Zan and the venue is just breathtaking. They have a lot of strict rules but it is completely worth it the only thing I recommend is for them to add to their vendor list Vendors of which serve the Indian Culture. Their approved vendor list needs updated for sure!!! All of my vendors that I brought in were A plus! Read less
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Kristan
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.7/5.0
It was great working with Stevie at Ringling. She was very sympathetic, as we had an ordeal with our previous vendor and had to switch the location of the ceremony 6 weeks prior to the wedding, which was a huge challenge. Ringling is a beautiful place for a wedding, and I don't think anyone can deny that. I received many complements and was told by many people that they want to make their wedding "just like mine." Stevie can be occasionally hard to get a hold of, but she will get back to you eventually!
It was great working with Stevie at Ringling. She was very sympathetic, as we had an ordeal with our previous vendor and Read more...
It was great working with Stevie at Ringling. She was very sympathetic, as we had an ordeal with our previous vendor and had to switch the location of the ceremony 6 weeks prior to the wedding, which was a huge challenge. Ringling is a beautiful place for a wedding, and I don't think anyone can deny that. I received many complements and was told by many people that they want to make their wedding "just like mine." Stevie can be occasionally hard to get a hold of, but she will get back to you eventually! Read less
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valorie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.2/5.0
I absolutely loved having my wedding at the ca d'zan mansion at Ringling. My husband and I both love the outdoors and being on the water and I've always had a love for fine art so it was an easy decision to have the wedding there. The wedding was amazing and it was even supposed to rain that day and it turned out to be the perfect weather for an outside wedding. I really loved how guests got to tour the downstairs mansion while we were taking our wedding photos.

With that said if your going to have your wedding at such an amazing venue, it comes at a high cost. Its extremely expensive to have a wedding there and you have so many rules you have to follow. I understand the rules, its a historical and beautiful mansion and they want to keep it that way. In general everybody was really nice. I worked with Holly and Stevie and they were both super nice and helpful. Some, not all, of the staff and security not so nice. They watch you like a hawk there and can be rude if they see you doing something they don't approve of. Both my planner and my wedding party got yelled at during the rehearsal for standing in areas they shouldn't of, I guess? I'm glad they have good security but it was a little extreme and they could be a little nicer. Were paying a lot of money to have our wedding there.

With everything all said and done I absolutely loved my wedding there. Its was stunning and I have no regrets. If you want a beautiful wedding no one will forget, have it there. But word to the wise, make sure you choose a dry month. I lucked out with the weather but we ended up having to rent a tent the week of because a high percent of rain and thats a big last minute expense.
I absolutely loved having my wedding at the ca d'zan mansion at Ringling. My husband and I both love the outdoors and Read more...
I absolutely loved having my wedding at the ca d'zan mansion at Ringling. My husband and I both love the outdoors and being on the water and I've always had a love for fine art so it was an easy decision to have the wedding there. The wedding was amazing and it was even supposed to rain that day and it turned out to be the perfect weather for an outside wedding. I really loved how guests got to tour the downstairs mansion while we were taking our wedding photos.

With that said if your going to have your wedding at such an amazing venue, it comes at a high cost. Its extremely expensive to have a wedding there and you have so many rules you have to follow. I understand the rules, its a historical and beautiful mansion and they want to keep it that way. In general everybody was really nice. I worked with Holly and Stevie and they were both super nice and helpful. Some, not all, of the staff and security not so nice. They watch you like a hawk there and can be rude if they see you doing something they don't approve of. Both my planner and my wedding party got yelled at during the rehearsal for standing in areas they shouldn't of, I guess? I'm glad they have good security but it was a little extreme and they could be a little nicer. Were paying a lot of money to have our wedding there.

With everything all said and done I absolutely loved my wedding there. Its was stunning and I have no regrets. If you want a beautiful wedding no one will forget, have it there. But word to the wise, make sure you choose a dry month. I lucked out with the weather but we ended up having to rent a tent the week of because a high percent of rain and thats a big last minute expense. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
100% the best wedding venue ever. The ca d'Zan is sensational and all guests agreed it was the most special wedding they have been to. Stevie was great to work with and even stayed late the day before the wedding for the videographer to take some extra shots. Also they let me arrive in a golf buggy which was a last minute request. Really great that people can see inside the museum during the cocktail hour. Definitely recommend taking photos in the turret - the most amazing view of the gulf. If you want a spectacular wedding that you will never forget, get married here!
100% the best wedding venue ever. The ca d'Zan is sensational and all guests agreed it was the most special wedding they Read more...
100% the best wedding venue ever. The ca d'Zan is sensational and all guests agreed it was the most special wedding they have been to. Stevie was great to work with and even stayed late the day before the wedding for the videographer to take some extra shots. Also they let me arrive in a golf buggy which was a last minute request. Really great that people can see inside the museum during the cocktail hour. Definitely recommend taking photos in the turret - the most amazing view of the gulf. If you want a spectacular wedding that you will never forget, get married here! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/1/2012
3.7/5.0
The venue is so beautiful and worth the money. My guests were in awe of the venue and it really set the mood for a magical evening. It was difficult at times to contact them and I had to change my date to accommodate their availability. My advice would be to book this venue as soon as possible! They are a bit strict on some rules and vendors since it is a museum, but it really did not negatively impact the evening.
The venue is so beautiful and worth the money. My guests were in awe of the venue and it really set the mood for a magical Read more...
The venue is so beautiful and worth the money. My guests were in awe of the venue and it really set the mood for a magical evening. It was difficult at times to contact them and I had to change my date to accommodate their availability. My advice would be to book this venue as soon as possible! They are a bit strict on some rules and vendors since it is a museum, but it really did not negatively impact the evening. Read less
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Delores
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL location.....the staff was fabulous and, very accommodating!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL location.....the staff was fabulous and, very accommodating!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL location.....the staff was fabulous and, very accommodating! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
This is the most beautiful venue in Florida. I cannot tell you how many of our guests told us 'It looks like a fairy tale.' The Ca D Zan mansion is beautiful, and the view at sunset over the bay is breathtaking. The only downside is that, since it is a state park, they have some rules, but they are listed on the website and you know that going in. And, honestly, none of them really ended up being a hassle for us.

Holly is wonderful to work with. She is super nice, and she was always available to answer any questions we had. Both my bride and I could not have been happier at our wedding.
This is the most beautiful venue in Florida. I cannot tell you how many of our guests told us 'It looks like a fairy Read more...
This is the most beautiful venue in Florida. I cannot tell you how many of our guests told us 'It looks like a fairy tale.' The Ca D Zan mansion is beautiful, and the view at sunset over the bay is breathtaking. The only downside is that, since it is a state park, they have some rules, but they are listed on the website and you know that going in. And, honestly, none of them really ended up being a hassle for us.

Holly is wonderful to work with. She is super nice, and she was always available to answer any questions we had. Both my bride and I could not have been happier at our wedding. Read less
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rebecca
Wedding:
10/22/2011
3.7/5.0
We only did your Ceremony at Ringling. It was quite pricey but for the view it was perfect for us. I reserved the venue a year before the wedding which was great because the spots go fast. I was a little annoyed with the fact that I had scheduled the rehearsal and they had people setting up for another wedding instead of waiting for us to finish. But all and all it was a beautiful day and everything worked out fine. The Ca'd'zan Terrace is where we got married on the grounds; couldn't of asked for a more beautiful spot or beautiful weather.
We only did your Ceremony at Ringling. It was quite pricey but for the view it was perfect for us. I reserved the venue a Read more...
We only did your Ceremony at Ringling. It was quite pricey but for the view it was perfect for us. I reserved the venue a year before the wedding which was great because the spots go fast. I was a little annoyed with the fact that I had scheduled the rehearsal and they had people setting up for another wedding instead of waiting for us to finish. But all and all it was a beautiful day and everything worked out fine. The Ca'd'zan Terrace is where we got married on the grounds; couldn't of asked for a more beautiful spot or beautiful weather. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.8/5.0
The Ca d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling museum was the perfect setting for our Vintage/Italian wedding. With breathtaking views and an amazing staff we were able to have the wedding of our dreams.
The Ca d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling museum was the perfect setting for our Vintage/Italian wedding. With breathtaking Read more...
The Ca d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling museum was the perfect setting for our Vintage/Italian wedding. With breathtaking views and an amazing staff we were able to have the wedding of our dreams. Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
4/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The John and Mable Ringling Mueseum of Art and surrounding grounds (Ca d' Zan) were magical. Holly and her staff exceeded our expectations. It provided a unique venue and everyone felt like they were in Italy.
The John and Mable Ringling Mueseum of Art and surrounding grounds (Ca d' Zan) were magical. Holly and her staff exceeded Read more...
The John and Mable Ringling Mueseum of Art and surrounding grounds (Ca d' Zan) were magical. Holly and her staff exceeded our expectations. It provided a unique venue and everyone felt like they were in Italy. Read less
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