Zota Beach Resort is a hotel wedding venue and luxury beach resort located in Longboat Key, Florida. With a secluded island ambiance, flexible event space, and upscale dining possibilities, Zota Beach Resort is dedicated to helping you create a celebration that is uniquely you and utterly unforgettable.
Facilities and Capacity
Zota Beach Resort offers over 2,700 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. With a sun-bleached wooden boardwalk for your wedding aisle and the Gulf of Mexico as your backdrop, the South Beach Ceremony area is perfect for events of up to 150 guests. For smaller weddings and cocktail hours, the open-air Sunset Terrace overlooks the resort pool and the Gulf of Mexico. The terrace seats up to 40 guests. Larger wedding receptions take place in the elegant Zara Zota Ballroom, which features a beachside ambiance, grand 13-foot ceilings, and contemporary chandeliers. The room can be divided into smaller sections if desired. For couples looking for an outdoor reception, the gulf-side event lawn is also available for a unique picnic or tented occasion.
As an Opal Collection hotel and resort, Zota Beach Resort features a team of experienced event personnel and wedding specialists dedicated to working by your side throughout the planning process. Depending on your needs, your specialist coordinates every detail or—for do-it-yourself couples—simply provides advice. If desired, specialists select and manage vendors, coordinate memorable activities for you and your guests, and plan pre- or post-wedding pampering for you in the acclaimed resort spas. Chairs, tables, linens, chair covers, sashes, glassware, barware, flatware, and china are included in all wedding packages. Parking is complimentary, and all locations are wheelchair accessible. Shuttle and valet service is available upon request.
Zota Beach Resort specializes in crafting custom menus for your reception uniquely tailored to your taste and preferences. All wedding packages include five butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, an elegant plated dinner or buffet, a traditional wedding cake, coffee and tea service, a sparkling champagne toast, four hours of open bar, premium well brands, imported and domestic beer, and a selection of fine wine.
Zota Beach Resort features 187 spacious guest rooms and suites. All hotel rooms and suites feature plush beds and flat-screen televisions, and most units have a spacious balcony. Mini-refrigerators and coffee makers are also provided. Suites feature separate living and sleeping spaces, and select premium suites offer a full kitchen and dining area. All units enjoy in-room dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Available amenities include a stylish, innovative restaurant, a chic wine bar with an extensive wine list, and a sun-drenched, gulf front, infinity edge outdoor pool with an accompanying lounge and poolside service.
Zota Beach Resort is conveniently located on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico in Longboat Key, Florida. The resort is close to SRQ and TPA international airports, as well as a variety of upscale dining and shopping locations at St. Armands Circle.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Chrissy · Married on 05/06/2019
We recently got married at Zota Beach Resort and our day couldn’t have been more perfect!! It was a destination wedding which was hard to plan but was made so easy by our wedding coordinator, Kara Kelsey! The staff was over the top welcoming and accommodating for anything we needed! I highly recommend Zota for any special occasion or even just a vacation get away!!Sent on 09/12/2019
Marcie Payton · Married on 09/21/2019
Excellent Wedding Experience
I couldn't have asked for a better venue for our wedding. The entire staff was wonderful, especially the GM. They made our event truly special. Even our guests raved about the fantastic experience. I would highly recommend Zota for any special occasion!Sent on 09/20/2019
Blake Hoonhout · Married on 06/07/2019
Great service, amazing place
Our wedding experience at Zota was simply amazing. The amenities, location, service, and Kara's attention to detail as our liaison was phenomenal. We are so pleased with our wedding and the relationships we developed at Zota. We will be back. The service at the resort (from Barbara, Gia, Zack, and Jane) was phenomenal. Thank you!Sent on 06/12/2019
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