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 First Floor Guest Suite. Second floor spaces included in every rental are the Balcony, Ship Room, Bayside Room and Second Floor Guest Suite; there are two additional rooms on the second floor - Powel's Room & Gwendolyn's Room - which are available for an additional fee. The Crosley Estate also offers outdoor spaces, including the Patio and Loggia, 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 specific caterers for in-house food and beverages.
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.”
125 Reviews for Powel Crosley Estate
Recommended by 94% of couples
22 User photos
Kristen B. · Getting married on 07/01/2023
My husband and I had our wedding on January 31st 2021 and everything was just as perfect as we imagined. All the onsite staff was super helpful and we were absolutely blown away about how beautiful the venue was. JoAnna was so amazing and always fast with responses, helping with any question my mom and I had and overall a huge blessing to be working with. I highly suggest booking your wedding at The Powel Crosley EstateSent on 02/24/2021
Powel Crosley Estate's reply:Kristen, thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that your day was perfect! You are a gorgeous couple and we are so delighted you chose our venue to start your marriage. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
Chantal G. · Married on 07/11/2020
We loved having our wedding at the Crosley! It was so beautiful and such an exquisite place to host our big day! The communication leading up to our big day was awesome and we felt that they were very clear and willing to work with us to make our day all that it was! I would 100% recommend any couple to get married here!Sent on 07/23/2020
Powel Crosley Estate's reply:Thank you so much for the kinds words, Chantal! I know it was stressful leading up to your big day with all that is going on in the world, but we appreciate your willingness to work with us more than we can say. You were a dream to work with and we are so delighted for you and your Husband! We wish you all of the happiness in the world!
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!
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