Celebrate your marriage on the waterfront at the historic, Mediterranean style Powel Crosley Estate. Conveniently located between Bradenton and Sarasota, this historic 1920s-era estate will make a graceful and romantic backdrop for your wedding! The unique and vintage architecture of this venue creates idyllic wedding memories and photographs of your special day. The outdoor surroundings offer natural beauty of the locale, including an expansive view of Sarasota Bay and surrounding greenery.
Facilities and Capacity
You and your guests can enjoy multiple spaces across the Crosley Estate. First-floor rooms included with every rental of this property include the Great Room, Library, Dining Room, Breakfast Nook and Bride’s Room. Second floor spaces included in every rental are the Balcony, Ship Room and Groom’s Room; there are three additional rooms on the second floor - Powel's Room, Gwendolyn's Room, and the Bayside Room - which are available for an additional fee. The Crosley Estate also offers outdoor spaces, including the Terrace, Bayside Pavilion and Bayside Lawn. The numerous choices for gathering ensure you will find the perfect fit for a ceremony or reception at this unique venue. This venue can host up to 600 guests. Schedule a tour of the facility to determine if this is the ideal place for your special day.
Celebrate your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony or reception at the Crosley Estate. This venue identifies preferred vendors only and connects each couple with an event manager. You can bring in the wedding planner of your choice to the preparation process. Crosley Estate works with a specific caterer for in-house food and beverages, but other caterers are available through this event location.
The Crosley Estate was built in 1929 by Powel Crosley, a well-known inventor. He is known for his role in the first compact economy car, 500,000-watt radio station, night baseball, airplanes and numerous other inventions. The venue operated as a winter home for the Crosley family, known by name as Sea Gate. As described by the venue, it is representative of “Florida’s Mediterranean Revival Architecture.”
122 Reviews for Powel Crosley Estate
Recommended by 93% of couples
17 User photos
Kelly · Married on 10/19/2019
This is an INCREDIBLE venue. We loved planning our wedding here from the very beginning. The event rep that they assign to you is so on top of it, very helpful, and was extremely responsive to all of our questions. The best part was the alcohol bill. We had heard negative things and we were pretty worried because we have a mixed group of light and heavy drinkers, but we only went $4 over our deposit of $20 per person. The bartenders went above and beyond to treat our guests well and made sure they were very happy the whole time and had the exact drink in their hand that they wanted. Highly recommend this venueSent on 06/05/2012
Powel Crosley Estate's reply:Kelly - thank you for the kind words and thank you for selecting the Crosley Estate as your wedding venue!
Maria Morales · Married on 07/13/2019
My husband and I still receive compliments of this venue! We were truly happy with their services. Highly recommend!Sent on 07/21/2019
Powel Crosley Estate's reply:Maria - Thank you so much for the lovely words and your recommendation! You were a delight to work with! The venue is just a backdrop, you and your husband are what made the day so special!
Jessica · Married on 05/26/2019
I can’t say enough good things about the Powel Crosley! Not only is it the most gorgeous venue ever (I know, I’m biased) but the staff was so helpful and easy to work with. JoAnna and Anne were wonderful at making sure we had everything booked and detailed leading up to the event, and everything went so smoothly on the day off. They were always super accessible and easy to communicate with, especially with changing hours, alcohol orders, and adding items to our invoice. I’m so appreciative we chose to get married at the Crosley, it was truly a perfect day!Sent on 06/28/2019
Powel Crosley Estate's reply:Jessica - Thank you so much for the kind words. It was our pleasure to work with you! You event was stunning! Congratulations and best wishes!
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