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, parties, 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, celebrations, parties, reunions, and retreats: Host a distinctive meeting, party or retreat when you rent the John Ringling Conference Room (which accommodates 2-15 people) and receive coffee, tea, and food and beverage service featuring Reserve bagels, coffees, salads, wraps, and light appetizer platters. Customized pricing available by contacting Jessica Simmons at or calling 941-702-5859.

Weddings and reunions: Please contact us to discuss your needs. Customized pricing available by contacting Jessica Simmons at or calling 941-702-5859.

Seasonal vacation rentals: We have furnished 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.

Student meeting and study room requests/reservations:  If the meeting room is available and is inside of regular business hours, there is currently no charge* to use the meeting room if you are a student (visits limited to one hour, please, and we ask you please purchase an item or two while you visit). This helps us offset the many costs and upkeep of these beautiful, historically significant buildings. The room can also be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for larger meetings, and depending on what you need (coffee and tea service; breakfast, lunch or dinner items, or other beverage service), there could be costs involved. We will provide you with a custom proposal. 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.