Historic Spanish Point

PO Box 846 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Historic Spanish Point

Historic Spanish Point is a vintage wedding venue located in Tampa, Florida. Its 30 acres overlooks Little Sarasota Bay with sweeping views, formal gardens, a quaint chapel, historic homes, and lush Florida foliage that presents a welcoming environment for couples, their families, and their guests. With several venue locations throughout the site, flexible vendor policies, and views any photographer would dream of, they will help you make dreams for your wedding day come true.

Facilities and Capacity

Historic Spanish Point offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for a ceremony and reception surrounded by natural splendor and old Florida charm. Couples have the opportunity to make their wedding exactly the way they envision by using all of the possibilities that Historic Spanish Point has to offer. Intimate weddings can be held in Mary’s Chapel with seating for up to 40 guests, while more grand ceremonies are held at the formal gardens that can seat up to 150 guests. These ceremonies often utilize the stunning pergola and sunken gardens.

Services Offered

Historic Spanish Point offers a shuttle as well as many event rentals for your special day. They can provide tables, chairs, tents, and lighting to create the wedding atmosphere you have always dreamed of.

History

Historic Spanish Point is an archaeological, historical, and environmental museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. The homestead was established in 1867 by John Greene Webb and his family. The lavish historical garden was later built in 1912 by Mrs. Potter Palmer, a Chicago socialite who came to Sarasota to establish a Winter estate. The private, not-for-profit organization and the museum opened in 1982.

Locations

Historic Spanish Point is a significant environmental site, and its location on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay offers the unique opportunity to view different habitats as well as plant and tree combinations. Native plants representing over 50 percent of the species found in the county can be enjoyed along the nature trails and boardwalks, including a pristine mangrove shoreline.

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Newlyweds under the arch
Newlyweds under the arch
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Entrance to the venue
Wedding dress
Wedding dress
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Wedding ceremony
Escorting the bride
Escorting the bride
Newlyweds on the dock
Newlyweds on the dock
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Table setting and floral decor
Evening lights
Evening lights
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Ceremony proper
Forest wedding
Forest wedding
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Outdoor dining setup
Bride and her bridesmaids
Bride and her bridesmaids
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Kissing on the boardwalk
Newlyweds outside the venue
Newlyweds outside the venue
Newlyweds kissing
Newlyweds kissing
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Bride kissing her groom
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Bride and groom by the lights
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Bride and groom taking a walk
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Bride and groom kissing
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Newlyweds under the arch
Newlyweds under the arch

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13 Reviews for Historic Spanish Point

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lindsay · Married on 02/23/2019

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    Beautiful!

    This was the only venue we visited. From the get go Heather was quick to respond and extremely helpful. We used the White Cottage and Sunken Gardens and it was gorgeous. Heather was accomodating throughout. We were able to get ready on site which made it easy and stress free.

    Sent on 02/23/2019
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    Melissa · Married on 11/10/2018

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    I didn’t know what to expect at a historical preservation, but from the moment we set foot on the grounds of Historic Spanish Point, I knew I’d be returning on my wedding day. If you're in search of a vintage, Old Florida style wedding, this venue is for you. The grounds offered too many beautiful locations to take photos that we had to narrow it down to 5 locations, which was still one too many. Our guests and vendors had so much fun with this hidden gem.

    The Sunken Garden venue is particularly unique and gorgeous and the staff is incredibly friendly, but neither hold a candle to the venue's event coordinator Gilly Francis. She is a friendly warrior who kept us calm, cheerful and more importantly organized and on time. She graciously took us on a tour of the grounds, not once, not twice, but three times. First was our initial tour to see the entire grounds, the second was to go over lighting details in the reception area, and the last time was for a detailed walkthrough with our photographers. She kept everything running smoothly and kept watch over each vendor and each guest ensuring a successful and joyous occasion. Gilly was a guardian angel, always with a smile on her face, making our families and friends feel most welcome.

    Our only disappointment was that she was, of course, working and could not fully join in on the celebration. Gilly is a treasure for which Historic Spanish Point should be exceedingly grateful.

    Sent on 01/27/2013

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Historic Spanish Point FAQ

  • 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? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 850.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 640.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • What transportation and access is available? Shuttle
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Cat Pennenga Photography
    Cat Pennenga Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Historic Spanish Point provides so many beautiful options for photography, it makes my job easy! Whether you are looking for lush, old Florida scenery and authentic historic structures, or clean and modern natural backdrops, Spanish Point has it all. Romance is truly around every winding path. Everyone who works there is such a dream to work with, accommodating nearly every request for your occasion.

  • Alafia Ceremonies LLC
    Alafia Ceremonies LLC Wedding Officiants

    Beautiful location for your wedding! You won't be disappointed

  • Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL
    Barefoot Weddings, Sarasota, FL Wedding Officiants

    Charming little chapel in the woods is a beautiful spot for a wedding or vow renewal.

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  • PO Box 846 337 N. Tamiami Trail, 337 N. Tamiami Trail Osprey, Florida, 34229 See on map
    941-960-7770 (Phone number)
    Mon.-Sat. 9am to 5pm Sun. noon to 5pm

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