Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill




Located in Sarasota, Florida, The Boatyard is a paradise on water. It provides the perfect waterfront backdrop to host your complete wedding experience. The venue is personally tailored to bring your vision to life, including menu selection, seating, entertainment, and decorations. There is virtually no limit to your how large or grand your Big Day can be, as the Boatyard can accommodate up to 400 of your closest family and friends! Above all, the natural beauty and stunning intercoastal views are perfect for brides with tropical-oasis or beach-formal themes. The banquet and reception hall is elegant and streamlined, with neutral colors that will enhance your waterside color scheme and the exotic ambiance. Romance will abound with the sound of the surf, the feel of the sand, and the refreshing sea-breeze that will enchant you and your guests. Take a walk on the sand and have fun with your photos! Imagine yourself taking beautiful candids on the water’s edge, with a glowing sunset backdrop. Don’t forget to have dessert or enjoy dancing on the deck, with overhead twinkle lights that will make your night nothing less than magical. What could be more romantic?

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 65 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 65 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 4 hours prior to start of event. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $800 to $1,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Please inquire with venue coordinator for exact food and beverage minimums based on time of year. The fee for a ceremony is included with reception rental. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill is estimated at between $4,790 and $11,732 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Valet/shuttle service provided
Non-alcoholic beverages included

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM