South Gate Center is a spectacular mid-century modern building, designed by well-known architect Victor Lundy of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and designated as a historic site by Sarasota County sits on the banks of the beautiful Phillippi Creek. Two expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide views of majestic trees, dripping with Spanish moss. This can be a stunning venue for your catered rehearsal dinner or reception or even your wedding ceremony out under the oaks. A large, caterer-friendly kitchen, a bridal room, table and chair setup, ample parking, and marquee signage comprise the rental. Seating capacity with tables is 140; auditorium seating is 200.
The perfect Floridian venue for small to medium sized events. The Terrace accommodates groups from 20 to 120 in our upstairs space above the Surf Shack restaurant. The Surf Shack below can accommodate groups from 20 to 100.
Our space features a beautiful full bar, rooftop dining with the best views of St Armand’s Circle, a Piano Bar with live entertainment and both indoor and outdoor seating.
The Terrace balcony can accommodate parties of up to 50. This beautiful space is outdoor Florida at its best while our retractable roof and side panels give you comfort that regardless of the weather your special event will go on without a hitch.
We have great features you would expect to make yours a perfect event:
Food and drink menus for a variety of budgets
Live entertainment options
Private or Semi-Private event planning
Functional elevator or stairs for your convenience
PA System complimentary
Other A/V equipment can be arranged
Three beautiful ballrooms available for weddings, graduations, anniversaries, birthday parties, teen dance, receptions, concerts, etc. of any occasion. Each room has tables, chairs, dance floor, sound system, and tablecloths; all included.
Outside food and alcohol permitted.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More