Wedding Questions

Wedding After Party Spot

Posted in Sarasota, FL, USA
150158 Caroline Byrne Sarasota, FL, USA

Does anyone know of a place that would be good to hold an after party after a wedding. We have to be out of our venue at 11pm and people will definitely want to move on for a drink. Is there a place that's open late. We will be coming from the Ringling Museum so something in downtown Sarasota or around St. Armands would be best. Any ideas? Is Marina Jacks open?


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Emptyprofileicon Becki Creighton

Marina Jacks is a great place for music and late night fun. The outside bar always has music on the weekends and they have valet parking also. Downtown Sarasota has several spots depending on the age of the group moving on...there is the Gator Club or Mattison's also.

I am the owner of FLwoers by Fudgie so if you need any help with flowers let us know.


150158 Caroline Byrne Sarasota, FL, USA

Hi Becki. I'm already getting my flowers from you (left the deposit back in April)! I'm looking for a place that's open late (past midnight so i think that counts Mattison's out). Thanks for the recommendations, I'll look into the others.


Emptyprofileicon Cat and Greg

Hi! Have you thought about the Ritz-Carlton? I don't think you have to pay to use the bar area and/or adjoining porch. My best friend did this for her after-party and it was perfect. Also, Ivory Lounge downtown is a great spot that is open late, might be crowded though. A bunch of our guests went to a dive bar called Memories Lounge for their after party while we escaped to the Longboat Key Club!! Good luck!


196111 Ashleigh Gonzalez

Hi! Congratulations! What type of after party atmosphere are you looking for? There's a lot to do downtown Sarasota.

Do you have hotel accommodations for all your out of town guests? I'm the Sales Manager at Hyatt Place, we are less than 1/2 mile from Ringling! We would love to have your out of town wedding guests stay with us!


150158 Caroline Byrne Sarasota, FL, USA

Hi Ashleigh, I actually have been meaning to find a hotel near the airport. We have a failry large group of guests 100+ and everyone will be flying in for the event. If you want to discuss setting up a block of rooms at a group rate please email me at [email protected]



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