A spectacular mid-century modern building, designed by well-known architect Victor Lundy of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and designated as a historic site by Sarasota County sits on the banks of the beautiful Phillippi Creek. Two expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide views of majestic trees, dripping with Spanish moss. This can be a stunning venue for your catered rehearsal dinner or reception or even your wedding ceremony out under the oaks. A large, caterer-friendly kitchen, a bridal room, table and chair setup, ample parking, and marquee signage comprise the rental. Seating capacity with tables is 140; auditorium seating is 200.
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Clesha · Married on 09/23/2017
I had the wedding of my dreams at South Gate Center! The venue was beautiful and the view from the reception hall was stunning. The kindness and professionalism of the staff, especially the manager was exceptional.Sent on 10/14/2017
Maybeth · Married on 05/28/2016
I honestly thought it was going to be a nightmare picking a venue but I was wrong I fell in love with the space as soon as I saw it and Dan was more than helpful and flexible with everything that me and him arranged I love it in can't stress enough how much this place is so wonderfulSent on 06/08/2016
User6814189 · 2+ years ago
Dan was so helpful and accomodating to our needs! We will definitely be using the center for our future parties!!Sent on 06/09/2016
Great location with friendly staff. Views almost everywhere you look.
I had the pleasure of playing for fellow Elegant Sarasota Wedding members at the South Gate Center and was impressed with the organization, location and accommodations provided! Great place to check out if you're looking for a wedding venue!
A great affordable local spot! It is always our pleasure to be a part of wedding and events there!