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The Powel Crosley Estate

8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Ranked #46 of 88 attractions in Sarasota
Type: Historic Sites
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I had never heard of the Estate before however I ran across an advertisement for a mystery theater show being held there so my girlfriend and I decided to give it a shot. It started out a bit crowded but once the main introductions were done and everyone split up into the separate show rooms it was quite pleasant. The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We did not eat the dinner but did do the event priced tickets. This was their first NYE roaring 20's event from what we understood. The estate is very interesting, there were several tents set up and most of the event was outside. It was a very chilly evening but still fun. There were several cash bars throughout and cigar... More

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Penn Yan, NY
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went to the Powel Crosley Estate for their first ever New Year's eve celebration on 12/31/13. It was a speakeasy theme, staying true to the era that this mansion was built (1929). Milan Catering provided the food and it was delicious! It was served family style. The menu listed on the website wasn't exactly what was served, however. Not... More

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Tampa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We attended a wedding and found both the environs and the mansion elegant and charming. As a venue, it is a risk some feel worth taking. The wedding we attended was going to be held outside, but it was moved inside due to rain. The transition from ceremony to reception was handled well, but it can be difficult to manage... More

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Clearwater, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have worked at Powell-Crossley many times. There are several things to consider about this facility, especially if you are considering it as a wedding facility. First, it is beautiful, especially in the spring (March & April) and fall (October & November) when you can be outside. The downside is that this area has a problem with love bugs during... More

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Lithia, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The load in and parking of supplies and equipment is terrible. Set up for outside is risky, watch cold breezy during Nov - March rain April, Mayand and very humid summer months. So be careful as the heat will scuk the breath out of you. also watch the bugs and have insect repellant. If you have a band to play... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We attended a wedding here and the views of the bay at sunset were gorgeous. The estate is reminiscent of a villa in Tuscany. Very romantic inside. Very interesting house and grounds.

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Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is an old Florida estate with lots of charm and wonderful bay views, the interior is extraordinary.

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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have had the pleasure to visit this estate 3 times in the past 6 months. Once for our grand-sons wedding the other for charity events. Each time a different caterer so this review is not on the food because that depends on who is doing the catering. The estate interior is charming and majestic for a wedding. The grounds... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

In the past our book club has enjoyed performances of the "Powel Crosley Theater" actors at the mansion (we've seen Hemingway and Dickens themed performances). There have also been shows on Poe, Shakespeare and Wilde. It makes for a pleasant afternoon as you move from the outside bayfront through the rooms of the mansion for different acts or excerpts of... More

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