Historic Spanish Point




If you are looking for an alternative to traditional wedding venues, then consider celebrating your new life together in a charming museum setting. Historic Spanish Point boasts a 30-acre bay front site. Looking for an intimate chapel setting? Host your small ceremony in Mary’s Chapel. The reconstructed 1890s chapel is a picturesque setting for your small formal, or casual, wedding ceremony. The non-denominational chapel contains wooden pews, and original stained glass windows. If you would prefer a garden ceremony then declare your love under the pergola of the Sunken Garden. The gracious outdoor garden overlooks glistening Sarasota Bay and features a sunken pool with an elegant water fountain and a neo-classic style pergola. Following the ceremony, you and your guests can continue the celebration in one of two locations – the Visitor’s Center at Osprey School or White Cottage. The site rentals specialist is more than happy to assist you with planning all the details of your special day so that your day is truly memorable.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 40 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 70 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 10:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,400 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $2,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Reception for School House allowed on Saturday or Sunday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Historic Spanish Point is estimated at between $10,567 and $19,347 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM