Michael's On East

1212 East Ave. South, Sarasota, FL 34239 Map · Phone number
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About Michael's On East

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

Other Services

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:

  • Aisle markers and runners
  • Altars/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents and tent accessories
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37 Reviews for Michael's On East

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8
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  • Jaclyn

    Jaclyn Erdman · Getting married on 02/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Food you'll be talking about for YEARS!

    We feel so lucky to have been able to use the services of Michaels on East for our wedding at Selby Gardens. Amy Allen was our venue coordinator and she was absolutely amazing to work with! She knew the grounds very well and was able to provide us with guidance and expertise to help us make decisions during our wedding.
    The food was unreal! First, we could not hear enough compliments from guests about the passed hour dourves – we were able to try some at our wedding and they were so delicious. Our guests also loved the salad and the main course. Some of our guests referred to the food as “the best wedding food they’ve ever had,” and we had guests travel in from all over: Connecticut, Boston, New York, Texas, California, Arizona, and Washington D.C.
    Michaels on East not only delivers the best quality food, but the drinks, the service and the experience was impeccable. We highly recommend working with Michaels on East for your wedding or any event! You can trust them to deliver and to give your guests and you the best experience.

    Sent on 11/11/2019
  • Amy

    Amy · Married on 10/25/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best catering experience!

    Michaels on East did an amazing job catering for our wedding. The food was phenomenal and guests are still commenting about it to this day! Not only was the food delicious, the staff was 5 star! They were very accommodating and made sure my husband and I had everything we needed on our special day. They were efficient with dinner service and made great cocktails. Amy, who helped us with food decisions made excellent recommendations when needed! We were very pleased with everything! Can’t wait to visit at the restaurant for dinner!!

    Sent on 11/07/2019
  • Haley

    Haley Randazzo · Married on 03/23/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great experience!!

    Phil was so great to work with, he was funny and accommodating and most importantly- the food was out of this world.

    My guest stills can’t stop talking about the file. And their Mushroom Wellington was so good I got it as my meal and I’m not even a vegetarian. Would definitely recommend this team to anyone!

    Sent on 04/01/2019

    Michael's On East's reply:

    Thank you Haley!
    It was such a pleasure working with you and your family!! The wedding was absolutely beautiful! We wish you and Robert all the happiness in the world!

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Michael's On East FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 59.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 59.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 70.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 20.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 32.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    House Liquor
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tapas
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    African
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    Ethiopian
    French
    German
    Greek
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Russian
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Halal
    Kosher
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Outside Alcohol
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

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  • 1212 East Ave. South Sarasota, Florida, 34239 See on map
    941-260-0663 (Phone number)
    9413660007 (Other Phone Number)
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM