Private Events

The Reserve Retreat is a friendly place where people gather to enjoy food, drink, and friendship

Plan Your Perfect Event at Our Beautiful & Historic Venue

Events to fit most budgets
Wedding Receptions • Corporate Events • Parties • Meetings

Located in the heart of Sarasota, minutes from downtown, beaches, and the bay, The Reserve Retreat is a unique venue perfect for hosting special events and parties. Built in the early 1900s, this special and fully-restored property was once the home of the Ringling family.

Our venue features an open-air courtyard with stage for band, a vintage dining room with room for seating, a wine and beer bar, coffee shop, and full restaurant. The setting offers lovely backdrops for photography and is in close proximity to the bay and beaches for beautiful scenery.

We also have six unique rooms available for short- and long-term rentals for your guests. Each room has a comfortable king-size bed and a private bath. One room also has a single pull-out couch. Three rooms have either full kitchens or kitchenettes. Daily housekeeping is provided (fresh towels, make beds, refresh water in room).

Food & Beverage

Choose the flexibility of planning your own menu or work with our specialists to create the perfect menu for your guests. Food is prepared on-site by our chef, and server(s) on during meals.

Complement your menu from our large selection of wine and beer, coffee, or tea.

Begin your event with an opening-day ice breaker, a wine tasting, or daily happy hours. Choose from wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, specialty coffees or tea.

Contact us to talk about hosting your private event.

Sarah Simmons - 407-697-1501

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…We had the pleasure of hosting our Wedding Reception at The Reserve Retreat. was the perfect size to host our small party of 35 people, we loved how the venue is a mini complex with separate spaces (restaurant, outdoor space, bar/wine room and hotel rooms) and it's convenient location close to Downtown Sarasota.
On the evening of our event, everything was perfect!! Our vision was brought to life and delivered even better than we imagined. The quality of food was superb, the staff was AMAZING and the atmosphere was warm and upbeat. It’s been 4 days since the wedding and I'm still receiving messages saying how awesome the food was and how we picked the perfect venue for our reception. I couldn't agree more!!
Thank you, Reserve Retreat for making the most complex part of wedding planning my easiest part of all the planning!! Thank you for the experience you gave us!

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