Michael’s On East is a wedding venue located in Sarasota, Florida that provides beautiful banquet halls, ballrooms, and gorgeous outdoor gardens for your big day. This venue has something for every couple, no matter your personal taste or budget, and each space can easily be customized to match your vision. Michael’s On East is conveniently located near I-41 and I-301, and is only an hour’s drive from Tampa or Fort Myers, making it an excellent location for your special celebration.
Facilities and Capacities
No matter the size of your wedding, Michael’s On East can host small, intimate gatherings and extravagant events up to 1,000 guests depending on the space. It can work well for bridal showers and engagement parties, as well as rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The restaurant features a 1940s supper club ambiance and provides several rental spaces, including a private dining room. The ballroom in Midtown Plaza is a stunning, flexible event room with a gorgeous indoor atrium and Michael’s Wine Cellar offers couples an incredible urban setting with votive candles and thousands of bottles of wine on display. In downtown Sarasota, Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens provides yet another option for amazing event space held under the stars.
Michael’s On East provides set up and clean up for your event so you can relax and enjoy your day without worrying about the little things. They also offer event-planning services, allow outside vendors, and can provide lighting and sound for your event. Wi-Fi is also available, and the venue provides ample parking, as well as valet and shuttle services. They are also wheelchair accessible and pet friendly, so all your loved ones can join in on the celebration.
This venue offers delicious cuisine in a wide range of styles, from African, American, Asian, Chinese, and Italian, to Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai, and more. Options for catering include hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners, buffets, family-style meals, tapas, and stations, and include servers and cake cutting, as well as linens, glassware, and flatware. Michael’s On East can also accommodate an array of dietary needs, including gluten-, lactose-, and nut-free options, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and kosher meals, and more. Full bar service is provided, or you can opt for cash or limited bars with bartenders. House beer, wine, and liquors are offered, as well as premium versions and specialty drinks, and packages include barware.
Michael’s On East also provides an array of rental equipment and items to turn your vision into reality. Their equipment is high-quality and fit nicely with any theme. Some of their item offerings include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Melissa Pike · Married on 10/28/2018
Michael's on East catered and provided our table/chairs/linen etc. rentals for our wedding. From the beginning, Phil & his assistant Lya were very responsive and easy to work with. We had some special requests for alcohol for our bar, and when we went for our first drinks we realized these requests were missing. Within 30 minutes, Michael's had what we needed brought in. The food was amazing, and not just by wedding food standards. We had so many compliments. Servers and bartenders were friendly and helpful. We are very happy with Michael's!
Caroline · Married on 05/19/2018
Best caterer ever! We had them cater a welcome reception for 80 and wedding reception for 100 and everything was absolutely perfect and delicious. Staff was warm, kind, and so so helpful at both events. We got so many compliments from guests regarding the food. Bar service was excellent too! They made our wedding night perfect!
Sara · Married on 10/08/2017
I cannot say enough good things about the stellar service we received from Phil and his staff at Michael's on East. It may be unnerving to have an exclusive caterer at the venue one chooses, but MOE delivers! It is clear that they wish to provide their clients with the best experience possible; they are not resting on their laurels simply because they have an exclusive catering contract.
During the planning stages, Phil, Ngoc, and Lya were always readily available by email and phone. They accommodated my schedule with last minute meetings and tastings. I wanted to serve a certain cuisine that wasn't on the MOE catering menu and Phil made it happen. MOE also offers rental services for chairs, tableware, etc, which greatly simplified the entire wedding planning process. Due to our entirely outdoor venue potentially being impacted by a tropical storm/hurricane, we made the decision to change our venue only two days before the wedding. MOE never missed a beat! Phil took care of everything. At the reception, all the staff were professional, attentive, and warm. We had many comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the food, which we also found to be excellent. Overall, a truly excellent experience with MOE and I give them my sincere thanks for helping to make our wedding day fun, stress-free, and as beautiful as I could have imagined!