The Retreat Sarasota 3500 Journey Lane • Sarasota • FL 34240


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Event spaces at this South Florida escape have been designed with the Scandinavian concept of “hygge” in mind, so you’ll find all sorts of touches that infuse the venues with a sense of comfort, community, and warmth.
  • Options include a peaceful reflection pond, inviting dining room, and the gorgeous, modern farmhouse-inspired Gathering Place, with its lofty ceiling, sliding barn doors, and wraparound stone patio. Planning an extra-large bash? Buyouts of the entire property are welcome!
  • Your rental fees come with a little good karma: They help support Resilient Retreat, a nonprofit whose mission focuses on providing holistic healing programming for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.


10% discount on the rental fee for non-profits and first responders! Please note this discount does not apply to package pricing.

Fall Special | Reserve the Magnolia or Oaks package with only a $1,000 deposit!

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $750–12,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Package chosen
Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event and up
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Package chosen
Package Prices
  • $3,500/event and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • All packages include tables & chairs.

    The Oaks Package is $12,500 and includes access to the entire venue for a day and a half, overnight accommodations for up to 28 guests, and a rehearsal dinner space.

    The Waterlily Package is $6,000 and includes access to the indoor venue for a full day with an outdoor ceremony, 1-hour rehearsal, and on-site kitchen space.

    The Magnolia Package is $3,500 and includes the indoor venue for ten hours and on-site kitchen space.

Additional Info
  • Please contact the venue for à la carte celebration options.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 132 500
Reception Seated 120 500
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 132.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Alcohol must be served by licensed and insured vendor.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round; exception being when other events are being held.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Retreat
  • Conference Center
  • Non-Profit
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields


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