1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236 U.S.A.
Phone:  +1 (941) 309-2000   •  Map & Directions

Meeting Services

Call upon the expertise of our dedicated Meeting Services specialists who thrive on creating pitch-perfect events of any scale.

Themed Events

If you're looking to give your attendees an event they will never forget, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers possibilities unlike any others.

Dine within the walls of a huge sandcastle. Thrill to the sites and sounds of a three-ring circus. Cruise the bay on a private yacht. Star-gaze through high-powered telescopes guided by on-site astronomers. Enjoy a picnic on one of our lush, hotel lawn areas.

We'll help you create a truly memorable occasion.


VolunTeaming is now offered under The Ritz-Carlton social responsibility program, Community Footprints. Transcending traditional group activities, VolunTeaming combines teambuilding with volunteer activities that create lasting memories for the participants. Recognizing that many groups want their teambuilding time to make a meaningful contribution, these programs enable guests to be a force for good and feel personally connected to the place that they visit.

Big Cat Habitat Clean-Up
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a nonprofit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. Volunteering at The Big Cat Habitat will provide guests a thrilling opportunity to come face-to-face with lions, tigers and bears while assisting with maintenance needs, such as building or cleaning cages, feeding animals and mowing the grass. This unique, socially responsible activity is a wonderful teambuilding exercise that allows guests to help protect these magnificent animals.

Please contact your meetings and special events professional for details on how VolunTeaming activities can be matched to group.


The Ritz-Carlton Group Activities Team is committed to providing creative event services designed to enhance your group experience. It is with this approach that we provide a selection of teambuilding events for your pleasure and excitement. Each one of our activities is facilitated by members of our Group Activities Team who will ensure that every participant enjoys the unique experience to its fullest.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is proud to present a selection of group activities geared toward Recreation, Companion Activities and "VolunTeaming."

So much of our day is invested in business... but we all have needs beyond productivity. Recreation is an essential part of our completeness. Playing together fosters belonging while it refreshes the spirit. Hearing our combined voices raised in laughter brings us closer as we celebrate all that we have accomplished together.

Companion Activities
We provide a variety of options for spouses or companions including shopping, sightseeing, historic tours, museums and nature tours. Activities can also be custom designed for spouses.

Audio-Visual Services

Complete in house audio-visual services are provided by Audio Visual Innovations! Management and staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Audiovisual Equipment Rental & Services include:

  • Visual
    • Slide Projection
    • Overhead Projection
  • Audio
    • Microphones and Mixers
    • Audio Components/ Accessories
  • Data
    • LCD Projectors/ Accessories
  • Video
    • Players and Recorders
    • Monitors
    • Cameras and Accessories
  • Lighting Systems and Spotlights
  • Screens
  • Pipe and Drape
  • Creative Services
  • Technical Support
  • Repair

Destination Services

The resort's professional destination services team uses creativity and thorough knowledge of the area to craft memorable group activities, outings and events.

Among the services offered are:

  • Transportation organization
  • Team building activities including interactive and entertaining teaming programs like Beach Games to stimulate camaraderie and promote reliance, loyalty and cooperation within group
  • Creative recreation including guided tours, children’s programs, golf tournaments and specially-teemed events
  • Fitness breaks and Spa workshops to keep attendees active and invigorated
  • Off-site catering at Sarasota’s most beloved attractions including The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the historic Crosley Mansion

Environmental Responsibility

Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options.