Gatherings & Getaways in Longboat Key

Gatherings & Getaways

Make memories in the modern ballroom gulf-front Zota Beach Resort in Longboat Key. Our elegant space can accommodate local social events as well as annual family gatherings. As one of the newest resorts on the island, we provide the space and personal attention you need to make your event a success.

With a 2,752-square-foot ballroom, divisible into two rooms, we provide a flexible venue that can host family reunions, local gatherings and company get-togethers. Our dedicated event managers make planning a breeze, plus we offer full-service catering and high-powered AV equipment to enhance any soiree. A 1,925-square-foot pre-function space complements our ballroom and provides a relaxed setting for socializing and mingling. Once inside the second-floor space, 13-foot ceilings and sparking chandeliers inspire special experiences.


Family Celebrations


Guests hosting a family reunion in the Sarasota area can reserve our beachfront space to accommodate an unforgettable gathering with loved ones. Work with our talented culinary staff to create a custom menu, and treat your family to a delicious dinner. While we can host up to 150 for a banquet, we can also arrange our space to entertain smaller family gatherings, complete with inspiring gulf views and access to on-site AV equipment to relive childhood memories with photo slideshows and sentimental video presentations.

Visitors can enjoy a great getaway as they explore the local area as part of a fun-filled reunion. From white sand beaches to premier shops and restaurants in St. Armands Circle, there are endless places to explore on the island. If you have family members looking to stay at our resort, let them know about our Opal Collection Family Package.


For the Locals


Florida residents looking to book event space will appreciate our modern ballroom and exceptional services. From sports team banquets and local awards ceremonies to religious celebrations and wedding receptions, social events of all types will thrive in our brand-new venue.

Our banquet menu boasts locally inspired fare that will impress event attendees of all ages. Whether joining us in the morning, in the middle of the day or as the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, we provide a wide selection of dishes to enjoy.


Convene with Colleagues


From banquets to break-out sessions, utilize out beachfront venue for a distraction-free meeting place away from the office. Work with our staff to help host everything from a 5-person executive retreat to a 150-person company awards ceremony. With flexible seating arrangements, we can also accommodate training sessions and conference meetings.

Coworkers can stay well-connected with our high-speed Wi-Fi, available in all public areas, and full-service business center. We also provide an array of ways to treat your colleagues during downtime. Plan a refreshing break with 12 themed options including themed Ice Cream Breaks, Ballpark Break or Orchard Break. Lunch buffet selections are also available. For extended retreats, speak to our concierge about the best group activities in the local area.

Let us plan your perfect Social Gathering in one of our beautiful event spaces for a memorable holiday party, special dinner or fabulous bridal shower or work with our Opal Events Reservation Concierge to plan a tailored Small Group Getaway for your closest family and friends. Our Opal Events Reservation Concierge and resort team will always ensure seamless planning and an unforgettable visit.

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