Reception & Event Packages

Reception & Event Packages

We offer innovative culinary menus and an attentive staff to assist you with every last detail. We strive to exceed expectations and ensure the success of your special day.

Farm-fresh produce, baked goods straight from our ovens, fresh-catch seafood and custom cocktails are all on the menu when your reception is at one of our venues!

  • Cocktail hour with four passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Your choice of a buffet dinner menu
  • Four-hour standard open bar
  • Champagne toast
  • Bartender and cake cutting services


Reception & Event Menu

Cocktail Hour

Choice of four.

Cold Expand

– Gulf Shrimp Cocktail Shooter

– Seared Tuna Wonton with Ginger and Wasabi Aioli

– Heirloom Tomato Caprese Skewer

– Bob Woods Ham and Melon Ball with Balsamic Glaze

– Blue Crab, Crème Fraiche, and Caviar in a Cucumber Cup

– Florida Smoked Fish Dip on a Hemp Cracker

– Mini Gulf Seafood Roll with Lobster, Shrimp, and Lemon Aioli

– Black Bean Hummus on a Hemp Cracker with Cilantro and Red Onion

Hot Expand

– Bacon Wrapped Scallop Skewer

– Blue Crab Fritters with Cajun Remoulade

– Coconut Shrimp with Thai Chile Sauce

– Cheesy Tater Tots with Chipotle Aioli

– Mini Chicken & Waffles with Rosemary Syrup

– Mini Wagyu Sliders with Caramelized Onions

– Vegetable Spring Roll with Sweet Chile Sauce

– Wild Hog Lettuce Wrap

– Beef Wellington En Croute with Red Wine Demi

– Vegetable Empanada with Avocado Lime Crema-

Buffet Dinners

Longboat Key Buffet Expand

– Roasted Whole Tenderloin with Red Wine Demi

– Butter Poached Warm Water Lobster Tails (quantity is based on 1 per person)

– Pan Roasted American Red Snapper Provencal

– Gamble Creek Farm Salad with Seasonal Vinaigrette

– Roasted Asparagus with Asiago

– Potatoes Dauphinoise

– Warm House-made Parker Rolls and Butter

Anna Maria Island Buffet Expand

– Roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Crème Fraiche

– Grilled Mahi Mahi with Lemon Butter Sauce and Tropical Fruit Salsa

– Marinated Grilled Chicken and Mushroom Marsala Sauce

– Gamble Creek Farm Salad with Seasonal Vinaigrette

– Roasted New Potatoes

– Caribbean Rice

– Green Bean Almandine

– Warm House-made Parker Rolls and Butter

Coquina Beach Buffet Expand

– Sliced New York Striploin with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce

– Grilled Tropical Chicken

– Roasted Salmon with Orange Ginger Glaze

– Gamble Creek Farms Salad with Seasonal Vinaigrette

– Medley of Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

– Caribbean Rice

– Warm House-made Parker Rolls and Butter

– Your preferred vendor of choice may provide cake


– Oysters on the Half Shell, Accompaniments Artisan Cheese Display 
– Dakin Dairy Cheeses and Hemp Crackers Seasonal Fruit Display 
– Chef’s Selection Grilled Vegetable Display 
– Chef’s Selection Slider Station
– BBQ Pork, Wagyu Beef, Grilled Chicken, Vegan Burger Buffet Expand Artisan Bread Basket 
– Anna Maria Bake House Selection

Cupcake Display 

House Made Dessert Display 
Key Lime Pie and Blueberry Cheesecake

Want to Create Your Own Menu?

We welcome your ideas! Visit our Catering page to see more of what our venues offer. Or, contact your venue’s coordinator to discuss custom catering options.

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“My husband and I got married at the Sandbar, and we could not have been happier.”

We chose to have our reception in The Studio, and the whole thing was beautiful. We were planning amidst a hurricane, and Christine and Luis were wonderful in keeping us updated and making sure we had a backup plan if needed (which we didn’t). … The team at The Sandbar was great, they made planning a breeze, and made sure our wedding day was perfect. If you want a relaxed planning process and a beautiful wedding with food your guests will rave about, check out The Sandbar!

– Cara

Need something extra-special?

This is your day. We welcome and encourage additions to customize and perfect your package. Please ask your event coordinator for more information.

*Please note: Your package price may vary based on total package purchase, additionally priced items, specialty items, seasonal, venue, and availability.

Mar Vista availability is limited on holidays. Please contact the venue coordinator to discuss your event date and availability.

All pricing is subject to a 7% sales tax and a 23% service charge which will be provided to wait staff employees, service employees and/or service bartenders. Any additional gratuity is greatly appreciated.

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