What are the deposits based on and when are they due?
Deposits are based on anywhere from 25% –100% of the combined food and beverage minimum, plus the rental fees for the event space reserved. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Initial Deposit – Due at signature of agreement and is based on 25% of the combined food and beverage minimum, plus the venue rental fee for the event space reserved.
- Second Deposit - Due three months or 90 days prior to the event date and is based on 75% of the combined food and beverage minimum, plus the venue rental fee for the event space reserved.
- Final Deposit – Due 10 working days prior to the event date and is based on the estimated final balance for your event, based on your actual food and beverage selections and all related costs such as décor, floral and additional elements of your special day.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota requires full pre-payment for all events. The above outlined deposit policy is subject to change and could alter based on actual date of the wedding.
Does the couple get a complimentary room for the wedding night?
All of our ceremony packages include a complimentary resort view guest room for the happy couple on the night of their wedding.
Does the hotel offer a discounted room block?
If you wish to reserve a block of rooms for your family and guests, please notify your Wedding Sales Manager who can provide you with availability and rates. A discounted group rate will be offered based on a minimum of 10 or more guest rooms per night.
Holiday weekends may be subject to a three-night minimum stay. Please note check-in time is 4 p.m. and checkout is 11 a.m.
What about guest parking?
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota offers only valet parking and you may choose to host the parking fee for your guests. Please consult with your Meetings and Special Events Manager for current pricing.
May we take wedding pictures at The Ritz-Carlton if we are not holding our reception at the resort?
We reserve the privilege of wedding photography at the resort for Ritz-Carlton couples exclusively.
What if we plan an outdoor ceremony and it rains?
The Wedding Sales Manager always holds an appropriately sized backup room inside the hotel in case of inclement weather.
For more information, please contact the Catering Sales Manager at (941) 309-2050.