Visit Sarasota County

Sarasota, FL, centrally located on the picturesque Gulf Coast, is the perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and seaside oasis. A plethora of arts and entertainment, the most restaurants per capita, a vibrant downtown district and 35 miles of tranquil shoreline are just a few reasons that Sarasota is rapidly becoming a sought-after mid-size city meetings destination.

Attendees are delighted by Sarasota’s special combination of big city amenities and small-town charm. While unique experiences are abundant—from kayaking through mangrove tunnels, to roaming the grounds of the famed Ringling Museum, to attending performances at one of the many local theaters—groups will also receive the personal attention and hospitality that major metropolises often lack.

The city continues to expand with Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport flying non-stop to over 26 major U.S. cities, and Sarasota County has welcomed six new meeting properties within the last three years. Visit Sarasota County also offers a robust Meeting Incentive Program focused on wellness initiatives, transportation, group dining and room rebates with up to $3,750 in reimbursements.

Meeting Spaces

Name
Description
Banquet Capacity
Reception Capacity
Classroom Capacity
SQFT
Theater Capacity
Dimensions
Exhibit Capacity
Ceiling Height
U‑Shaped Capacity
Zota Beach Resort
-
170
-
-
2,752
300
1 Meeting Room
-
-
-
The Westin Sarasota
Opened Summer 2017
400
450
240
23,737
520
7 Meeting Rooms
-
-
50
The Sarasota Modern
Opened December 2018
-
300
80
6,000
80
2 meeting rooms
-
-
-
The Sandcastle Resort at LIdo Beach
-
160
180
110
2,800
225
2 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
-
800
-
800
26,000
1,200
14 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
-
250
250
150
12,000
250
7 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
The Carlisle Inn and Conference Center
Opened Spring 2018
-
-
-
4,800
-
3 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Ramada Hotel Venezia
-
411
514
398
10,000
881
7 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Lido Beach Resort
-
200
350
200
6,400
350
8 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy
Opened Fall 2018
-
515
-
4,637
422
5 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
-
750
1,250
700
20,000
1,200
18 Meeting Rooms
60
-
-
Hotel Indigo
-
42
-
50
1,000
42
3 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Holiday Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
-
-
120
-
2,000
-
3 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Holiday Inn Lido Beach
-
125
150
80
5,000
120
4 Meeting Rooms
-
-
50
Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
-
-
-
-
1,848
-
3 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch
Opened December 2017
-
-
-
2,550
-
3 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Embassy Suites Sarasota
Opened December 2018
200
400
180
3,262
300
5 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton-Sarasota Riverfront
-
250
250
250
9,446
400
5 Meeting Room
-
-
150
Bentley's Boutique Hotel
-
-
-
-
2,000
-
5 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection
Opened Spring 2018
-
-
-
6,109
-
7 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-
Aloft Sarasota
-
100
150
55
2,395
120
2 Meeting Rooms
-
-
-

Amenities

Amenities

Multilingual Staff

Discount

Florida Resident Discount, Group Discount

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Hours of Operation

Hours: Downtown Visitor Center: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.