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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Emily · Married on 04/14/2012
Cafe Gabbiano was a great spot for us! We previously had a different restaurant for our reception location, but 3 weeks before our wedding they decided to give us problems about how they were going to accommodate our party (after accepting our deposit). Cafe Gabbiano was more than welcoming to take our reservation with less than 3 weeks to go, and during a very busy season I might add. Including my husband and I, there were 16 of us total. They accommodated us in their middle area, and had it divided off to be private. The food was absolutely delicious! The value was great too! It was very affordable, and we got so much more for what we paid than what we had planned at the previous restaurant. We got four appetizers (calamari, mussels, bruschetta & I think pickled eggplant), a salad, and then we had three separate dishes (fish, chicken & veal). They also cut our wedding cake up for us and served it. They always made sure the glasses were filled, whether it was a glass of wine or a glass of water. The waiters were very nice as well, especially the one we had mostly for our party. We are so glad we ended up here for the reception. And the owners are incredibly sweet!Sent on 08/29/2012
Melody Bastidas · Married on 12/29/2018
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.Sent on 01/12/2019
Kelly · Married on 11/23/2018
out of town wedding
Cafe Gabbiano was so easy to work with in planning our out of town wedding. Communicating with Marc was easy and he was very responsive and accommodating at all times. We had a food and wine tasting after we picked out what we wanted to serve. We had a smaller wedding (70 people) and the reception was held in the backyard of a house we rented. We had a cocktail style reception and the staff at Cafe Gabbiano did an amazing job with this style. Not to mention the food was incredible... our guests are still talking about it. Our guests have said they have never had such good food at a wedding before (kudos to the chef!). All of the waiters and waitresses were so kind and pleasant, they even left us a card, a bottle of Prosecco, and used all the leftover wine to make sangria that we could enjoy the next few days at our rental. They have amazing customer service. My husband and I will definitely eat dinner at Cafe Gabbiano on our future trips to Sarasota!Sent on 01/09/2019
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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.
They are a great vendor to work with - very professional and accommodating to their clients! Top Notch!
We love working with Café Gabbiano! It's a great spot for dinner, or any event!