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Great!!! Place nice view friendly people
We absolutely loved the Crosley Estate, it set the perfect backdrop in creating our amazing night! Not only do you have a gorgeous setting but the staff was very accommodating. MariBeth was very helpful in working with us to create a specialized craft beer menu since my husband and I love beer. One look at this Venue and no more questions asked, the Crosley estate perfect!!
The Powel Crosley Estate is one of the most beautiful venues (if not the most beautiful) in Sarasota. When my husband and I walked into the Crosley, we knew right away that we wanted to have it as our wedding location. We put a date on hold right away. Because the Crosley is so spectacular, it is a very very popular wedding venue. I would reccomend booking as soon as you know you want this venue.
Our event manager was Meridith. She was wonderful to work with, very friendly. She made sure that everything was in order (especially the bar). For 80 guests, we did not pay a lot for alcohol. The prices are very fair.
What I love most about the Crosley is that there are so many great locations on the property to take pictures. You have the balcony, the lawn, the front of the house, banyon trees, the sailor room, steps and much more. There is also a beautiful bridal room the bride and bridesmaids can get ready in.
All in all, it was a perfect and romantic setting for a wedding.
The Powel Crosley Estate was a dream location for our wedding. I love the vintage feel of the building yet the tropical location on the bay of Sarasota. We had the entire place to us and our guests which made the day feel special and intimate. It's definitely more affordable to get married there on a weekday which is what we did. We had 40 guests and the size of the estate was perfect. The courtyard is wonderful for the ceremony and dinner inside kept our guests cool and comfortable. We saved on money because we didn't need to add much decor or lighting. It was a perfect place for us! One note - they do have a select list of caterers you have to choose from and they provide the alcohol at a charge per head. We loved our caterers that we chose and had a dry wedding so we didn't mind the rules!
The Powel Crosley Estate was the perfect venue for our Modern Vintage Florida Wedding. The setting is so beautiful, and allows you to host your ceremony and reception all on one property with so many varied sites! We hosted our ceremony down by the water, had our cocktail hour inside the mansions, dinner and dancing were on the lawn, and dessert was served in the library. We were also able to utilize the ship room for our ketubah signing. The girls and guys all got ready at the Powel which was great for the girls. The guys were a bit cramped and hot. There are of course a few drawbacks with this space. The alcohol was a bit complicated, but we were able to design our own bar that turned out to be way better than your average wedding bar. We did everything as a custom order and were able to include all our favorite liquors, and a fun specialty cocktail. Our event coordinator was a bit hard to get a hold of but everything turned out very nicely. They tried to shut the bar down a bit early, but were receptive to our protest and kept it open. Most importantly, we could not have picked a more beautiful setting for our nuptials and it was a beautiful night.
We held our wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate this past weekend. I had so many of our guests tell me that they had never seen a prettier venue. The views of the bay are breathtaking and the architecture on the house is so unique. We chose this venue because we barely had to decorate at all, it was so beautiful on its own. Dawn and Maribeth were so accommodating an easy to work with. We planned our wedding from our of state and they made it so simple. Maribeth was also so helpful on the day of our wedding. Thank you!
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful site to get married! However, we could only book our wedding on a Friday or Sunday due to the fact that they are completely booked for every Saturday until 2016, and since we didnt want to wait 3 years to get married we chose a Sunday evening. You get the entire 2 story estate from 10:30am -11:00pm, which was great to get ready in for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen. They only provide tables and the venue, everything else you will need to arrange. The staff are very friendly and nice. They were sometimes slow to respond to emails but usually within 3 days. It is a little pricey for what you get (just the venue) but also very beautiful.
Thank you for your review of the Crosley Estate.
We have open dates thru out the years of 2013 - 2016. Hours of rental for the Crosley Estate are noon until 11pm, you can pay additional for hours before noon or after 11pm if more time is needed. Some months such as March and April are quite popular with brides and they do book quickly. We appreciate comments that will help us improve our customer service. We will review our response to email and find ways to improve our customer service in responding to the emails we receive.
The Powel Crosley was the perfect location for our daughter's wedding. They were wonderful to work with.
This location is quite pricey but it was worth it. The scenery was so amazing that hardly any extra decoration is needed. It also helps if you have your ceremony and reception there.
Not only is this venue absolutely beautiful but the entire experience with the planning and day of was perfect. Maribeth was so helpful not only with recommending vendors but with set up and organization the day of the wedding. Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful it was. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone getting married. Perfect!
The venue and on-site employees were fantastic. The on-site day of Coordinator assigned to our event was very nice and was ready to make last minute decisions due to weather change conditions, and pulled it off without any problems. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and really unique and special. It was a gorgeous wedding and reception. They even let us have a special temporary stage built outside to accomodate a large band.
One word of warning - make sure they do not schedule another event (open to the public) being held at a recently opened building just steps away from the main mansion. This was discovered by us via ads in the local newspaper and the main management that now runs this venue (Manatee County Government), was less than pleasant or professional in admitting this was a "non-disclosure" issue effecting a contract signed 15 months prior. It effected 6 other scheduled weddings as well. They finally made it right, but not without much undo stress to everyone just a few weeks prior to the wedding.
Perfect place to have a wedding! We could not have asked for a better venue!
The Powel Crosely Estate is by far the most beautiful venue in the Tampa/Sarasota area. We fell in love as soon as we saw the venue, but working with Maribeth made the experience even better. She was super accommodating, very organized, and so sweet. She even helped our wedding planner with details throughout the night! Thank you Maribeth for all of your hard work in making our wedding absolutely perfect!
The Powel Crosley Estate is a beautiful location to have a wedding. The contacts were easy to work with and helpful. They were very accomodating of our vendors and ideas. Unfortunately, the alcohol is controlled by the county so that became a bit tricky and expensive.
WOW! This place is out of a fairytale. I felt like a princess getting married there. I honestly could not have found a more beautiful venue.
The Crosley Estate is the epitome of romance! The architecture, the grounds, the history! All of it is just beautiful. We were married there in late May. Our ceremony was on the lawn facing the water, centered between the two palm trees on the southwest corner of the property. We had dinner in the two dining rooms with our sweetheart table centered in front of the fireplace mantle. Our reception took place on the veranda with tables scattered on the lawn and under the gazebo. The pictures are priceless. Although Ringling is breath taking, it is no where near Crosley as you get the entire grounds. My entire wedding party got ready on our special day in the upstairs of the house. We all felt like royalty. We had the venue from early morning until midnight and had the complete run of the place. The Crosley Estate is also much more affordable than Ringling. We got a special rate due to our wedding being on Memorial Day weekend, monday.
Book early! Crosley books up very fast so give yourself plenty of time to get the date you want. (close to a year)
Be aware that it is an old house. We had the a/c cranked but it is hard for any building to combat the heat of late May in Florida with all the doors open. Just keep it in mind when picking your date.
If you picture a fairy-tale, secret garden-esque, wedding with a gorgeous sunset while taking advantage of Sarasota Bay's natural beauty then the Powel Crosley Estate is perfect for you!