If you are looking for an Old Florida wedding, you will find it at the Powel Crosley Estate.
Powel built the two-and-a-half-story Mediterranean mansion as the Florida winter home for his wife, Gwendolyn, in 1929.
“My darling, I built this for you,” Powel said to Gwendolyn. Art deco gorgeousness – the perfect location for a vintage-styled wedding on Florida’s Gulf Coast. An unbelievable estate created for his true love. The setting is the epitome of romance, built in a time when luxury ruled, and cost was not an issue for the Crosley’s.
Now, the space provides a beautiful environment for the perfect vintage wedding.
Sarasota doctors Monet Sexton and John Hopper chose the location based on its charm and how it would fit the theme of their 1920s wedding.
“We could not have been happier with the coordination,” Sexton, a life-long Floridian, said. The duo provided their own flowers and music for the wedding party of about 100 people, and Polo Grill — recommended by the venue — provided the food.
“We loved the beautiful style representing another era, like stepping back into the 20s,” Sexton said. “Additionally, we loved that it is on that water, and they were so willing to allow us to provide our own entertainment vendor.”
Sexton said the staff was easy to work with and provided the couple with a list of vendors, “I was so impressed that they seemed genuinely invested in my wedding. I really felt like they were looking out for my best interests.”
Photo by Island Photography