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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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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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Michelle
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota. They catered to our every need and delivered on all request made! They were professional, timely and did not miss a detail. They not only took the time to get to know my husband and I but our families as well. The team that we worked with was exceptional and helped make our wedding day one to remember! No matter how small or big a request, the team took care of us and made sure everyone (including our vendors) were taken care of. You would expect this from all Ritz Carlton properties but I have to say, the staff at this one takes the cake! So many hotels/properties we looked at had various restrictions and the Ritz Sarasota allowed us to have the wedding we always dreamed of!
I cannot say enough good things about the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota. They catered to our every need and delivered on all Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota. They catered to our every need and delivered on all request made! They were professional, timely and did not miss a detail. They not only took the time to get to know my husband and I but our families as well. The team that we worked with was exceptional and helped make our wedding day one to remember! No matter how small or big a request, the team took care of us and made sure everyone (including our vendors) were taken care of. You would expect this from all Ritz Carlton properties but I have to say, the staff at this one takes the cake! So many hotels/properties we looked at had various restrictions and the Ritz Sarasota allowed us to have the wedding we always dreamed of! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Debra
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
While you would expect nothing but the best from the Ritz, the entire staff blew us away with their personal touch, attention to detail and accommodating nature. We will remember our wedding day with all the love and fondness we experienced that day largely due to the people at the Ritz who made this all possible.
While you would expect nothing but the best from the Ritz, the entire staff blew us away with their personal touch, Read more...
While you would expect nothing but the best from the Ritz, the entire staff blew us away with their personal touch, attention to detail and accommodating nature. We will remember our wedding day with all the love and fondness we experienced that day largely due to the people at the Ritz who made this all possible. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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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
Services Used: Beauty & Health
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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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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