Buttonwood Bay at Mar Vista

A slice of Old Florida charm

Set in the picturesque village of Longboat, Buttonwood Bay at Mar Vista is a genuine Florida treasure.

Enjoy a fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck overlooking Sarasota Bay. Dine with guests under ancient Buttonwood trees for an unforgettable experience. Come by land or by sea — our private, 12-slip dock makes it easy for any style of watercraft, even a sea plane. Look for Intracoastal Mile Marker #39.

Note: Mar Vista availability is limited on holidays and in high season. Please contact the venue coordinator to discuss your event date and availability.

Perfect for a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, or intimate ceremony.

With a private dock, charming Old Florida details, and the freshest seafood available — including your own catch brought to our chefs straight from your boat — Mar Vista is a one-of-a-kind venue that is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, bridal party brunch, corporate party or family reunion.

  • Picturesque, "Old Florida" location
  • Full catering menu, plus our "Hook & Cook" special*. Bring in your catch of the day and we'll prepare it!
  • Seats a maximum of 135

*Certain restrictions apply. Please contact the venue coordinator for details.

Mar Vista Seating
  • Covered deck, 76
  • Additional covered area, 16
  • Buttonwood trees dining area,  43

"Ideal for a Wedding”

We had a family wedding here followed by a superb meal for twelve under the lights hung from the trees. The weather was changeable with the tables being cleared in anticipation of rain which did not come fortunately. The food was great - scallops followed by grouper - magnificent. The view from the tables is impressive especially at sunset.

– Peg L

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