Events as Unique as You Are

Historic Spanish Point is a quintessentially unique setting for weddings, celebrations and corporate events. Within our 30-acre outdoor museum, you and your guests will enjoy your special occasion surrounded by lush Florida foliage, breathtaking bayfront views, and over 5,000 years of history.

Venue Rentals

Historic Spanish Point can help you make the most of your special occasion. With several venue locations throughout the site, flexible vendor policies, and views any photographer would dream of, we are here to help you make dreams come true.

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Our Unique Venue Spaces

Historic Spanish Point has been bringing people together since 1894. No matter the size of your special event, we have spaces throughout the Historic Spanish Point property to accommodate your needs and desires. Discover the breathtaking venues available:

Mary’s Chapel

Our romantic pioneer-era chapel features 7 stained glass windows, high ceilings, and a church bell to ring in your next chapter. 

Holds 30 (or up to 50 with additional chairs)

White Cottage Lawn & Sunken Garden

Our most popular wedding venue features the White Cottage, Sunken Garden, and romantic Pergola of Mrs. Potter Palmer. This spacious garden is ideal for sunset nuptials on the bayfront.

Holds 150 for seated dinner

Duchene Lawn

Featuring two rows of Queen Palms and a classic portal erected by Mrs. Potter Palmer in 1912, this is the perfect way to frame your happily-ever-after.

Holds 50-150

Guptill House Lawn & Porch

Built in 1901 by Lizzie Webb Guptill and Frank Guptill, this pioneer-era nautical home features gorgeous views of Little Sarasota Bay from atop the archaic shell mound.

Includes restrooms

Magic Boat Tour

Be transported in classic Florida style! Enjoy a relaxing mini-cruise on Little Sarasota Bay.

Maximum of 6 passengers

Packing House

A rustic space nestled in the mangroves with a dock that extends into Little Sarasota Bay. The perfect spot for intimate “old Florida” ceremonies and receptions.

Holds 30-50.

Contact Us About Additional Venue Options

We have additional venues throughout our 30-acre site, including space to accommodate guest lists over 150. We encourage you to schedule a tour and see how we can make your wedding day dreams a reality.

 (941) 966-5214 ext. 2950 |


We were looking for something completely different for our baby shower and gender reveal. The staff was so open to our ideas and willing to work within our budget. Our guests loved being right on the bay, and we still hear comments from friends about how special that day was. Ellie & David