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The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

Sarasota , FL
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1111 Ritzcarlton Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236 US (map)

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941-309-2075

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers the most elegant and versatile event facilities on Florida's West Coast! From beach front to ballroom, intimate to grand, you will experience... Read more
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers the most elegant and versatile event facilities on Florida's West Coast! From beach front to ballroom, intimate to grand, you will experience unparalleled service and attention to detail for the most memorable and flawless wedding day.



You and your guests can relax and enjoy a home away from home in our newly re-imagined guestrooms offering both city views and views of beautiful Sarasota Bay. Enjoy sparkling white sand, turquoise waters and stunning sunsets while dining at our private Beach club on Lido Key. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
15
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Beach, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Coastal, Tropical
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Event Planning
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I planned my wedding from Colorado without ever being in Sarasota or seeing the venue. The wedding specialist, Jill Paterson, did a wonderful job making sure my event went smoothly. Her and Rosemary made sure that they could accommodate our requests. In fact I emailed her yesterday to get reward points. The reception room was setup beautifully!

The food was delicious too! Highly recommend the chip bar - the guests loved the queso!! The cheese platter and the macaroons were very good too.
I planned my wedding from Colorado without ever being in Sarasota or seeing the venue. The wedding specialist, Jill Read more...
I planned my wedding from Colorado without ever being in Sarasota or seeing the venue. The wedding specialist, Jill Paterson, did a wonderful job making sure my event went smoothly. Her and Rosemary made sure that they could accommodate our requests. In fact I emailed her yesterday to get reward points. The reception room was setup beautifully!

The food was delicious too! Highly recommend the chip bar - the guests loved the queso!! The cheese platter and the macaroons were very good too. Read less
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Kelly & Tony
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We stayed with the Ritz on our wedding night and had all of our hair and make up services provided during the day before the wedding. Duh they get 5 starts... it's the Ritz. You get what you pay for. Customer service is above and beyond.
We stayed with the Ritz on our wedding night and had all of our hair and make up services provided during the day before Read more...
We stayed with the Ritz on our wedding night and had all of our hair and make up services provided during the day before the wedding. Duh they get 5 starts... it's the Ritz. You get what you pay for. Customer service is above and beyond. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
From the moment we walked into the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota I immediately knew this was the place for my wedding. The professionism of the Sales staff especially Rosemary to my assigned Event Planner, Vanessa was nothing less than top notch. They made sure every detail was covered from A-Z. With many out-of-town guests, I continually received positive feedback on the entire experience from check-in, to the quality of the rooms, and the food was amazing each and every time. My ceremony and reception were excuted flawlessly. Once the wedding day had arrived, they cared for everything so I could truly enjoy the moment of being the bride. Guests were all amazed through the ceremony and reception. They made sure I had a wedding that every girl dreams of.
From the moment we walked into the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota I immediately knew this was the place for my wedding. The Read more...
From the moment we walked into the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota I immediately knew this was the place for my wedding. The professionism of the Sales staff especially Rosemary to my assigned Event Planner, Vanessa was nothing less than top notch. They made sure every detail was covered from A-Z. With many out-of-town guests, I continually received positive feedback on the entire experience from check-in, to the quality of the rooms, and the food was amazing each and every time. My ceremony and reception were excuted flawlessly. Once the wedding day had arrived, they cared for everything so I could truly enjoy the moment of being the bride. Guests were all amazed through the ceremony and reception. They made sure I had a wedding that every girl dreams of. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
7/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I was thrilled with the Ritz Carlton for our wedding. We were treated so well by every staff member. Our sales director, Rosemary , and our wedding coordinator, Vanessa, were beyond professional and a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail could not have been surpassed.
I was thrilled with the Ritz Carlton for our wedding. We were treated so well by every staff member. Our sales director, Read more...
I was thrilled with the Ritz Carlton for our wedding. We were treated so well by every staff member. Our sales director, Rosemary , and our wedding coordinator, Vanessa, were beyond professional and a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail could not have been surpassed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.6/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club back in May. Given the price you pay and the Ritz Carlton name, I had high expectations. To say the least, they were not met. To start, we were assigned someone who was to be our main point of contact in coordinating the event. Her response time to emails was completely unacceptable. Usually it would take her a week to respond to a simple question. Once she left the country for a month (an entire month!) and never bothered to let us know or put us in touch with someone in her absence. At the very least she could have put up an "out of office" response, but apparently that's asking too much. Instead, we waited and waited for a response to a simple email, and a month later her only response was "sorry, I was out of the country". It was unbelievable. Then one month before our wedding, we were informed that she had to go back to her country again and would no longer be the contact for our event (I think she said for visa issues, but I wouldn't be surprised if she was fired). Anyways, we were assigned a new contact which normally would have been frustrating to have someone new come in only one month before the wedding, but the first person was so bad it was almost a relief. The second contact seemed much more put together and was actually helpful for that month leading up to the event. Until the day of the actual event that is where they completely screwed up. First, we had a very detailed schedule for the rehearsal dinner for when each course would be served (which the Ritz agreed to) in order to make the timing work with finishing the dinner, speeches, and slideshow prior to when the rest of the guests would arrive for the welcome reception. They fell so far behind and completely disregarded the careful timeline we had put together. Please go to Yelp if interested to check out the remainder of my review since weddingwire has a word limit.
We had our rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club back in May. Given the price you pay and Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner and welcome reception at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club back in May. Given the price you pay and the Ritz Carlton name, I had high expectations. To say the least, they were not met. To start, we were assigned someone who was to be our main point of contact in coordinating the event. Her response time to emails was completely unacceptable. Usually it would take her a week to respond to a simple question. Once she left the country for a month (an entire month!) and never bothered to let us know or put us in touch with someone in her absence. At the very least she could have put up an "out of office" response, but apparently that's asking too much. Instead, we waited and waited for a response to a simple email, and a month later her only response was "sorry, I was out of the country". It was unbelievable. Then one month before our wedding, we were informed that she had to go back to her country again and would no longer be the contact for our event (I think she said for visa issues, but I wouldn't be surprised if she was fired). Anyways, we were assigned a new contact which normally would have been frustrating to have someone new come in only one month before the wedding, but the first person was so bad it was almost a relief. The second contact seemed much more put together and was actually helpful for that month leading up to the event. Until the day of the actual event that is where they completely screwed up. First, we had a very detailed schedule for the rehearsal dinner for when each course would be served (which the Ritz agreed to) in order to make the timing work with finishing the dinner, speeches, and slideshow prior to when the rest of the guests would arrive for the welcome reception. They fell so far behind and completely disregarded the careful timeline we had put together. Please go to Yelp if interested to check out the remainder of my review since weddingwire has a word limit. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Jill
Wedding:
11/9/2014
4.0/5.0
This venue provides an amazing canvas for your wedding location. The Beach Club Terrace has an amazing view and is somewhat secluded and private. The Ritz can basically do anything you can dream up. We created a menu from scratch - all the way down to the dessert. The pastry chef designed my cake from a photo - and the final result was much better than the tasting! However, you will need a good wedding planner or another designated person to make sure you get everything you pay for. A few negatives - the Event coordinator for the Ritz was overheard at the reception reprimanding the waitstaff for putting out extra dessert and "wasting" it. In my opinion, we paid per head, perhaps people would have liked to take some back to their rooms? Secondly, I found they like to tell you Yes - A LOT, which isn't a bad thing. Until you follow up on it - and they don't have it, or they try to pass something else off as what you requested. I am all about faking it until you make it - and a lot of people wouldn't notice the difference, but at the end of the day - just be upfront and honest with what we can have or what is available. A good wedding planner or point of contact will know when they are blowing smoke and be able to make the day seamless - which I am glad that I had. The hotel rooms need some updating but are decent. The hotel restaurant - Jack Dusty is amazing - for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Another negative, the dinner we had during our tasting was not the same as what was served to us on our wedding night. However, the chef did do a private meal for my husband & I the next evening as their way of apologizing. All in all from the make-up done by the Ritz spa (except don't get your nails done!) to the beautiful Beach Club Terrace & Restaurant, the day was spectacular and these minor items did not overshadow the hard work and execution of the Ritz staff.
This venue provides an amazing canvas for your wedding location. The Beach Club Terrace has an amazing view and is Read more...
This venue provides an amazing canvas for your wedding location. The Beach Club Terrace has an amazing view and is somewhat secluded and private. The Ritz can basically do anything you can dream up. We created a menu from scratch - all the way down to the dessert. The pastry chef designed my cake from a photo - and the final result was much better than the tasting! However, you will need a good wedding planner or another designated person to make sure you get everything you pay for. A few negatives - the Event coordinator for the Ritz was overheard at the reception reprimanding the waitstaff for putting out extra dessert and "wasting" it. In my opinion, we paid per head, perhaps people would have liked to take some back to their rooms? Secondly, I found they like to tell you Yes - A LOT, which isn't a bad thing. Until you follow up on it - and they don't have it, or they try to pass something else off as what you requested. I am all about faking it until you make it - and a lot of people wouldn't notice the difference, but at the end of the day - just be upfront and honest with what we can have or what is available. A good wedding planner or point of contact will know when they are blowing smoke and be able to make the day seamless - which I am glad that I had. The hotel rooms need some updating but are decent. The hotel restaurant - Jack Dusty is amazing - for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Another negative, the dinner we had during our tasting was not the same as what was served to us on our wedding night. However, the chef did do a private meal for my husband & I the next evening as their way of apologizing. All in all from the make-up done by the Ritz spa (except don't get your nails done!) to the beautiful Beach Club Terrace & Restaurant, the day was spectacular and these minor items did not overshadow the hard work and execution of the Ritz staff. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Happy
Wedding:
9/7/2014
1.9/5.0
The level of unprofessionalism and lack of organization from the event planners is ridiculous. Be prepared to answer the same questions over and over and for them to still not carry out your wishes. I would not choose this venue, but if you choose to still do so, get a great wedding planner because the staff is of NO help.

The food was good and food staff was great.
The level of unprofessionalism and lack of organization from the event planners is ridiculous. Be prepared to answer the Read more...
The level of unprofessionalism and lack of organization from the event planners is ridiculous. Be prepared to answer the same questions over and over and for them to still not carry out your wishes. I would not choose this venue, but if you choose to still do so, get a great wedding planner because the staff is of NO help.

The food was good and food staff was great. Read less
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James
Wedding:
7/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We had an incredible celebration at Ritz-Carlton's Beach Club in Sarasota. Thank you so much to all of the staff involved and all of their hard work in making our day so special.
We had an incredible celebration at Ritz-Carlton's Beach Club in Sarasota. Thank you so much to all of the staff involved Read more...
We had an incredible celebration at Ritz-Carlton's Beach Club in Sarasota. Thank you so much to all of the staff involved and all of their hard work in making our day so special. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/14/2013
4.5/5.0
The Ritz put on a great event for our July 2013 destination wedding at the beach club. The food was top notch, the setting is gorgeous and all our guests had a great time.

You get what you pay for and what you get is great service. They really pulled it off even if the communication wasn't the best in the months leading up to the big day. Just trust them. They'll pull through and you and your guests will have a great time.

Or coordinator Kate was really busy (they have so much business!) and had a hard time responding to email in a timely manner more than a couple weeks before the big day, but her associate Maggie always answered same day or next day and really put us at ease.

LaShawn in sales is awesome and accommodating and even braved Tropical Storm Debby flooding to get us a tour of the venue when we were in the booking process. To say she'll go the extra mile for you is an understatement.

The cake was amazing and gorgeous-they can literally make anything you want. The food was above and beyond. They can customize appetizers (we special ordered parmesan crusted artichokes) and if you can dream it, they can do it.

They even moved the chairs they set up on the terrace (albeit without confirming it was OK with us) in the hour before the ceremony because we showed them the radar that it wasn't going to rain. Ask and you receive.
The Ritz put on a great event for our July 2013 destination wedding at the beach club. The food was top notch, the setting Read more...
The Ritz put on a great event for our July 2013 destination wedding at the beach club. The food was top notch, the setting is gorgeous and all our guests had a great time.

You get what you pay for and what you get is great service. They really pulled it off even if the communication wasn't the best in the months leading up to the big day. Just trust them. They'll pull through and you and your guests will have a great time.

Or coordinator Kate was really busy (they have so much business!) and had a hard time responding to email in a timely manner more than a couple weeks before the big day, but her associate Maggie always answered same day or next day and really put us at ease.

LaShawn in sales is awesome and accommodating and even braved Tropical Storm Debby flooding to get us a tour of the venue when we were in the booking process. To say she'll go the extra mile for you is an understatement.

The cake was amazing and gorgeous-they can literally make anything you want. The food was above and beyond. They can customize appetizers (we special ordered parmesan crusted artichokes) and if you can dream it, they can do it.

They even moved the chairs they set up on the terrace (albeit without confirming it was OK with us) in the hour before the ceremony because we showed them the radar that it wasn't going to rain. Ask and you receive. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was great the food was fab the ballroom gorgeous the ceremony on the bay was beautiful we even held off the rain. Would highly recommend the Ritz.
Everything was great the food was fab the ballroom gorgeous the ceremony on the bay was beautiful we even held off the Read more...
Everything was great the food was fab the ballroom gorgeous the ceremony on the bay was beautiful we even held off the rain. Would highly recommend the Ritz. Read less
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