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.
16 Reviews for Zota Beach Resort
Recommended by 97% of couples
17 User photos
Laura B. · Getting married on 08/06/2021
Wonderful venue right on the Gulf
We couldn't be happier with our experience working with the Zota Beach Resort for our beach wedding!! We ran into issues with our original date due to Covid-19 and the entire team was was incredibly flexible and accommodating as the situation unfolded. All of our guests commented on how impressed they were with the venue and the staff. We strongly recommend them for any future event.Sent on 07/06/2020
Jessica J. · Married on 02/08/2021
Working with Kara and The Zota was amazing. They made sure I did not have to worry about a single thing on our big day. We are so appreciative for everyone at The Zota and for their use of an awesome day of coordinating service. We had the most amazing time and everything was taken care of perfectly.Sent on 08/19/2020
Ann M. · Married on 06/09/2020
Our wedding reception at Zota was so beautiful! The team there is outstanding. I can’t recommend this hotel enough. Thanks to Kara and Rio, they made our experience so amazing. The food was delicious and the terrace was perfect for our small group. Everyone had such a wonderful time. The beach view is breathtaking, can’t wait to go back!Sent on 06/13/2020
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