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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 130 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 130 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.
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A Dream Wedding at Zota Beach Hotel - Exemplary Service by Crystal
First and foremost, the venue itself is a paradise. Zota Beach Hotel offers a breathtaking setting with pristine white sand beaches and stunning ocean views. The elegant and contemporary design of the hotel created the perfect backdrop for our wedding celebration. The team at Zota Beach Hotel went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of our wedding, from the ceremony to the reception, was flawlessly executed.
Crystal, our event manager, was an absolute gem throughout the entire planning process. Her expertise, professionalism, and genuine enthusiasm made us feel at ease from the very beginning. Crystal listened attentively to our vision and brought it to life with precision and creativity. She meticulously coordinated every detail, working closely with us and our vendors to ensure a seamless experience. Her organization and timely communication truly alleviated any stress, allowing us to fully enjoy the journey leading up to our wedding day.
On the day of our wedding, Crystal's presence was invaluable. She oversaw every aspect, ensuring that the timeline was adhered to and that everything ran smoothly. From coordinating with the vendors to managing last-minute changes, Crystal's calm and composed demeanor reassured us that we were in the best hands. Her warm and accommodating nature extended to our guests as well, making them feel welcome and attended to throughout the entire event.
Additionally, we would like to express our gratitude to Dan, the concierge at Zota Beach Hotel. He consistently went above and beyond to make our stay and wedding experience exceptional. Dan's impeccable attention to detail and personalized service truly exceeded our expectations. From arranging transportation for our guests to recommending local attractions, his expertise and genuine care for our comfort and satisfaction were evident in every interaction. Dan's dedication and warmth added an extra layer of hospitality to our wedding weekend.
The service provided by the entire staff at Zota Beach Hotel was remarkable. From the friendly front desk team to the attentive waitstaff at our reception, every staff member displayed a genuine commitment to ensuring our happiness. The quality of the food, the attention to detail in the decor, and the seamless execution of our event truly showcased the hotel's commitment to excellence.
Our wedding at Zota Beach Hotel was a dream come true, thanks to the impeccable service and dedication of Crystal, our event manager, and Dan, the concierge. We wholeheartedly recommend Zota Beach Hotel to anyone seeking a stunning venue for their wedding or any special occasion. The breathtaking setting, combined with the outstanding team, will create memories that last a lifetime. Thank you, Crystal, Dan, and the entire Zota Beach Hotel staff, for making our wedding day beyond magical.
The beach wedding of my dreams!
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