Zota Beach Resort
Nestled on the powdery white sand beaches of Longboat Key, Zota Beach Resort offers an idyllic yet secluded setting on the Gulf of Mexico for your destination wedding. Our contemporary resort is beautifully located on a barrier island just outside Sarasota and Bradenton, providing a picturesque yet accessible setting for romantic Gulf Coast weddings with 20 to 150 guests.
Whether you envision a barefoot ceremony on our private beach followed by a night of dinner and dancing a beautiful ballroom, or festive party under the stars on our gorgeous gulf-side lawn - our inspiring indoor and outdoor venues can transform to match your unique vision. Best of all, you'll enjoy the expertise of our friendly wedding specialists, ready to craft specialized menus, arrange room blocks for your out-of-town guests, and ensure every detail of your wedding day is picture-perfect.
Explore Our Wedding Venues
The South Beach Ceremony
Our sun-bleached wooden boardwalk serves as your aisle as you walk down to our serene private beach and exchange vows with the Gulf of Mexico as your backdrop. The South Beach Ceremony area can accommodate up to 150 guests.
The Sunset Lawn
A naturally spectacular green space tucked between our modern hotel and luscious sea grass, the Lawn offers breathtaking views of the Gulf, and offers an impressive setting for weddings ceremonies and receptions as well as cocktail receptions and rehearsal dinners. The Sunset Lawn can host up to 200 guests for cocktail hour and up to 150 guests for a wedding reception.
Sunset (Viento Kitchen & Bar) Terrace
Adjacent to our signature restaurant, Viento Kitchen & Bar, the Sunset Terrace is an open-air venue that overlooks the Resort's tropical zero-entry pool and the turquoise waters of the Gulf. The Sunset Terrace can accommodate up to 40 guests for an intimate plated dinner.
The Zara Zota Ballroom
Situated on the 2nd floor of the Resort, the Zara Zota Ballroom offers relaxed beachside ambiance while surrounded by grand 13-foot ceilings and stylish chandeliers. Host up to 150 guests for your wedding dinner, or allow us to divide the room into smaller sections to best accommodate your guest list.