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This 90 year old historic home is filled with a variety of gorgeous settings for your day. The 11,000-square-foot home has 21 rooms and 10 baths, and ample space for you and your guests to enjoy the day in a unique setting.
With four unique ceremony locations, you're sure to find one perfectly tailored for your day. You can tie the knot framed by loggia on the patio or on the bayside lawn complete with a view of the Sarasota bay. Or even inside the historic estate under the gorgeous fixtures and stunning architectural features.
As you walk the grounds, you’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. You’ll dance the night away under the stars on the patio with cafe string lights with a glow your guests will remember for years. There is no better setting for your big day than in and among the stunning features of this impressive estate.
As you leave the circle driveway (maybe in a trolley!) cheered on by your friends and family, leaving The Powel Crosley Estate as newlyweds, you’ll always remember how magical your day felt.
THE PERFECT VENUE
Celebrate your milestone day surrounded by the sights and sounds of this historical estate situated right along the Sarasota Bay.
“...All I have to say is wow. ”
Garry and Stacy and their videographer, Ryan, were absolutely incredible. From the first time we met them at our engagement shoot, we knew we would love them. They make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and capture the real, in the moment shots. They went above and beyond at our wedding and seriously left us speechless at the photos and video they captured. My family and friends couldn't stop talking about them! They made our wedding day so memorable.
-Jenna + Travis
Opening directly into the foyer, the loggia on the patio has a a magnificent archways that frame one of your many ceremony spot location options. Your nuptials held right under the draping florals and chandelier that grace the patio above.
This particular feature of the estate is also ideal for your reception and dance-floor. Either tented or under the night sky, dance the evening away on the historic exterior.
The Ship Room, floors, walls and ceiling are crafted from beautiful bent white oak, masterly done by a ships carpenter. The ceiling below shows the color of the room and the Spanish Rose pointer is connected to the Spanish Galleon wind vane on the top of the house. This is by far, one of the more popular spots for photography!
Gorgeous views, ample space and the best sunset that mother nature can provide. Overlooking the Saraosta Bay, the lawn boasts the best views for your friends and families of Florida's beautiful scenery.
Should we both get ready at The Powel Crosley?
We would suggest this, yes! There are two separate spaces for you and your soon-to-be-spouse to get ready. Ample space for you and your group to get ready for the big day, all in a beautiful atmosphere. A plus for your photography team is that we can cover both rooms documenting some of the special pre-wedding moments that unfold.
Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?
We always suggest to take into consideration lighting for the best photographic results. That being said, depending on what time your ceremony plans to end, the answer will vary. A safe bet would be the arches that grace the front entrance. Not only does this area provide a gorgeous backdrop, the front of the estate is shaded for a good portion of the day.
What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?
A good rule of thumb is to begin your ceremony approximately 2 hours before sunset. This way you can tie the knot and then begin the section of photos such as family portraits, bridal party and last but not least - newlywed photos!
Do they allow for sparkler exits? Should we do one?
No, The Powel Crosley does not allows for sparkler exits. However, an alternative to this would be: cold sparklers, bubbles or streamers! Exits or 'leaves' are always a great idea. Truly they are set up for the photo opportunity that it provides, but whats more is it's a beautiful bookend to the day for you and your guests!
How long should we plan to take newlywed portraits?
This section of your photography timeline is arguably the most important. That being said, you will most likely need to plan to not attend cocktail hour. We know that's probably no the news you were hoping for, but trust us - it's worth the sacrifice! Plan for at a minimum of 25 - 30 minutes to get those most crucial sweetheart photos of just the two of you during the golden hour before sunset.
What is the capacity of the outdoor space at the Crosley Estate?
The Bayside Lawn can host up to a
1,000-person reception. The pavilion seats 74 people for a ceremony and 50 for a seated dinner. Needless to say, whether you're planning a small intimate wedding or a large gathering, The Powel Crosley has something for everyone!
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Hi, there. We’re Garry & Stacy, traveling wedding photographers stationed in sunny central Florida. Being your wedding photographers is the absolute highest honor. We’re blown away by the fact that the images we capture will hang on the walls of your home, treasures passed on to your children and their children. We get literal goosebumps knowing we’re documenting one of your life’s most intimate and pivotal moments.
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Whether you’re getting married at The Powel Crosley or someplace in Florida (or beyond!), we would love to be considered for your day.
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