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Cafe Gabbiano

Sarasota, Florida View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
$8k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$8k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Warm ambiance is available through Café Gabbiano, a wedding venue located in Sarasota, Florida. Ideal for intimate parties, this venue offers multiple spaces for gatherings of up to 150 people. The cozy and authentic ambiance of this venue will create a memorable setting for your special day. The delicious and authentic Italian cuisine is a highlight of Café Gabbiano.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can gather up to 80 people along with room for a DJ and dance floor in the patio area of the venue. The addition of a tent can increase the accommodation size to 150 people. The outdoor patio is climate-controlled for your comfort. Smaller gatherings can be held in the main dining room, wine cellar or Table 37. The main dining room provides room for 55 people and the wine cellar accommodates 14 people. For small gatherings of up to eight people, Table 37 is available. The rich wood architecture and warm lighting create a desirable atmosphere ideal for sharing the love story of your wedding event. Architectural and decorative details line the space – from displayed wine bottles to the trellis-like ceiling of the patio. Chairs, tables, lighting and décor are included with the use of Café Gabbiano. This venue is located only a few blocks from Siesta Key Beach.

Services Offered
Plan your ceremony or reception for Café Gabbiano. An in-house coordinator will collaborate with you to determine the ideal space and food and beverage items for your celebration. Also included with this venue are access to event rentals and lighting/sound. On-site parking makes for easy access for you and your guests.

Cuisine
Café Gabbiano specializes in authentic Italian food made with fresh ingredients. The farm-to-table style of this venue translates to delicious food served by a professional and experienced staff. The full-bar service of this venue includes special cocktails and 220 wines. Essential food and beverage items of barware, china, flatware, glassware and lines are provided by this venue. Vegetarian dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May

What months are included in your off-peak season?

August
September
October
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    Katie Married on 10/17/2020
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    AMAZING Wedding Reception! :)

    Cafe Gabbiano was amazing!! We hosted our wedding reception here for 25 guests. The entire experience was flawless, from the decor set up to the amazing staff! Not to mention the food is DELSIH! :) Not too many people can say their guests raved about their wedding dinner, every single one of my guests said their food was AMAZING and even took leftovers home! All in all I cannot recommend Cafe Gabbiano enough has an epic venue for a wedding reception! Thank you again, Cafe Gabbiano team for a magical night!! Forever grateful!! :)
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    Alicia H. Married on 05/08/2020
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    great place and owners are so accomodating!

    My fiance and I are traveling to Florida for our wedding because most of my family is there so we wanted a place that we could have the ceremony AND the reception. Cafe Gabbiano is the perfect spot! The restaurant is beautiful and the owners Marc and Peter are amazing and so accomodating, we have 1 wedding guest that has special dietary needs and they said no worries. They can modify anything on the menu. We decided to have dinner at the restaurant before we decided on having the ceremony there. THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE! They make their own pasta!! We are so excited for our upcoming wedding day in May 2020.
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    Melody B. Married on 12/29/2018
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    Fantastic service and delicious food

    My son and his wife wanted to get married on the beach. They also looked up this restaurant online and said that's where they wanted their reception. Neither one of them had ever eaten there and I did not know anyone that has eaten there so my first response is I don't think that's a good idea. So I read a lot of reviews that gave them 5 stars. I contacted them to check pricing and reception info. From the first phone call they were amazing. I only had 4 months to plan the wedding and reception and they were great about working with me on a short notice. I wanted to taste the food before the reception so me and the bride went for dinner and to finalize everything a month before. I could not believe the quality of the food. Everything was so fresh and delicious. You would have thought we were Queens with the royal treatment we received. Now it's receiption time and I'm trying to be wedding coordinator, decorator and Mom. By the way not a good idea. I was crazy by the time the wedding was to start. I took my reception supplies to them and gave a quick run down on how I wanted it to look. They listen and decorated the room above and beyond my expectations. It was stunning. There was so much delicious food. I coordinate and decorate weddings for people. I have worked at different venues and I have never ever had the service I did at Cafe Gabbiano's. Their staff is PHENOMENAL!!! I highly recommend this restaurant for receptions or just a nice dinner out. There are not enough words to describe how pleased I am with Cafe Gabbiano's.
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Heavenly Cupcakes Heavenly Cupcakes Wedding Cakes

Always a pleasure to set up weddings here. The inside makes you feel as if you're in a wine cellar in Italy, and the staff is always friendly. Perfect place for an intimate reception.

Bee Ridge Florist Bee Ridge Florist Wedding Florists

They are a great vendor to work with - very professional and accommodating to their clients! Top Notch!

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We love working with Café Gabbiano! It's a great spot for dinner, or any event!

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5104 Ocean Blvd Sarasota, Florida, 34242
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Cafe Gabbiano frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Cafe Gabbiano?

Cafe Gabbiano includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Cafe Gabbiano, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Cafe Gabbiano includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Cafe Gabbiano, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Cafe Gabbiano includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Cafe Gabbiano in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Cafe Gabbiano for wedding events is known for:
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Cafe Gabbiano for wedding events?

Cafe Gabbiano offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Cafe Gabbiano offer?

Cafe Gabbiano offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Cafe Gabbiano offer for wedding events?

Cafe Gabbiano offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Cafe Gabbiano have available for wedding events?

Cafe Gabbiano offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Cafe Gabbiano and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Cafe Gabbiano is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Cafe Gabbiano offer?

Cafe Gabbiano currently offers 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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