South Gate Center

About Us

South Gate Center is a spectacular mid-century modern building, designed by well-known architect Victor Lundy of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

It sits on five private acres beside the shady banks of beautiful Phillippi Creek.

It’s conveniently located in gracious Sarasota--just off South Gate Circle at Tuttle Avenue and Siesta Drive.

Two expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the Creek Side Room provide views of the creek, aquatic birds and animals, majestic trees dripping with Spanish moss, and other beautiful vegetation.

This can be a stunning venue for your catered rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, wedding reception, or almost any special occasion.

A large, caterer-friendly kitchen, table and chair set-up, ample parking, and marquee signage comprise the rental.

The Creek Side Room easily holds 140 guests, seated at eight-foot banquet tables, with room remaining for a spacious dance floor. Auditorium-style seating will accommodate 200. Of course, we will set up tables and chairs to your taste, according to your personal floor plan.

If your occasion is a wedding, you’ll be glad to know that we have a bridal room to accommodate you. If you choose, your ceremony may be held on our spacious lawn, overlooking the creek, with the reception held inside the building.

Sarasota County of the State of Florida has designated South Gate Center as a historic site. Won’t you consider letting us serve as the site of your historic occasion?

Please call 941-955-4597, or click here to contact us.

South Gate Center is owned and operated by the South Gate Community Association, Inc.