Weddings at Ringling Ca d’Zan Mansion
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Ringling Cà d’Zan Mansion . . .a vision of splendor on Sarasota Bay
If you are looking for a truly spectacular Sarasota wedding location, Ca’d’Zan (old Italian for “House of John”), might be the answer for you. This Roaring Twenties waterfront mansion, situated on the water’s edge of the sixty-six acre Ringling Museum estate, resembles a Venetian Gothic Palace. Everything about it is extravagant and beautifully finished.
Built in 1926, Ca’d’Zan was the winter home of John and Mable Ringling and was the epicenter of cultural life in Sarasota in the 20’s. Lavish parties were held with orchestras serenading guests from the Ringling yacht to the fabulous terrace.
With its unbelievable view of the sunset, Ca’d’Zan embodies old world style in an out-of-this-world environment and is reminiscent of the wealth and opulence of a bygone era.
Over the years Ca’d’Zan has captivated hundreds of thousands of guests with its splendor and history. The Cà d’Zan Terrace, an 8,000-square-foot verandah of variegated marble overlooking the water, with the Ringling Museum to the east and Sarasota Bay to the west, is a dramatic setting for the most elegant of weddings in Sarasota.
There are intricate terra cotta facades rich in detail, marble floors, carved wooden ceilings, stained glass skylights and doors, Spanish tiles, bronze door surrounds and crystal chandeliers. You will also find 17th century tapestries, furnishings, paintings, and beautifully restored fabrics.
Invite your guests to wander through the magnificently restored rooms to the sound of strolling musicians. This palatial home of a Circus King still has a spirit reflecting the Roaring Twenties and Mable Ringling herself.
The Terrace accommodates up to 250 guests for ceremonies and receptions. If you are planning a smaller, more intimate event, Mable’s Rose Garden accommodates up to 50 guests. Truly an attraction in itself the garden has more than 1,000 Rose plants and is a great spot for photo shoots.
Many wedding ‘first looks’ have taken place in the Mansion’s Belvedere Tower with it’s magnificent views overlooking Sarasota Bay.