Meeting Space & Rooms
at The Reserve

The Reserve is a distinctive and historic meeting space of almost 5,000 square feet--that also has guest accommodations--where you can hold unforgettable special events including weddings, reunions and corporate meetings and retreats, just a stone’s throw from the Bay, the Van Wezel, Florida Studio Theater, the Ca’d’Zan, the Ringling Art Museum, and more. You can rent out the entire facility, or a single room or suite, while enjoying the beautiful outdoor courtyard with overhead Edison bulb lighting. Experience a piece of true Sarasota history and the Ringling heritage. 

Corporate meetings and retreats: Host a distinctive corporate meeting or retreat when you rent the John Ringling Conference Room (which accommodates 2-10 people) and receive coffee, tea, and food and beverage service featuring Reserve bagels, coffees, salads, wraps, and light appetizer platters. Pricing is:

  • $150.00 for a half-day (4 hours)
  • $300 for a full-day (8 hours)
  • $25 - $50 (hourly rate, depending on services that are selected)

Student meeting and study room requests/reservations:  If a room is available and is inside of regular business hours, there is currently no charge* to use our meeting rooms if you are a student. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis; however, we ask you please purchase items* from us while you are using the space. This helps us offset the many costs and upkeep of these beautiful, historically significant buildings. If outside of regular business hours, we will need to charge a reasonable fee to cover our costs to provide staff for the extra hours.

Weddings and reunions:  Please contact us to discuss your needs so that we can create a customized quote to suit you.

Seasonal vacation rentals:  We have single rooms, studios, suites, and a 3 BR/2 BA villa available for seasonal rentals (two days, weekly, monthly, and short-term). Click through the following links for more information.