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The Powel Crosley Estate

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Address: 8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Perfect wedding venue!

Probably one of the most beautiful wedding venues I've ever attended. Plenty of parking. History of the building is interesting and the property is kept in excellent shape!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Probably one of the most beautiful wedding venues I've ever attended. Plenty of parking. History of the building is interesting and the property is kept in excellent shape!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Intimate interactive theatre. Great story telling - funny, witty, slightly scary with unexpected twists and turns. And, so very professional. All actors were equally adept. I will return for another experience.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

For two weeks in late January and early February, a troupe of talented actors provide an evening of fun, frolic and tales of murder and mayhem. A great time - lots of laughs!

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Fairborn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Outstanding entertainment bargain: A light hearted, set of plays (moving from room to room and then to patio). Outstanding performances by professional actors playing the Crosleys, Clara Bow, etc. telling stories which often had us laughing out loud. Audiences have opportunities to answer questions and comment. as well as tour the mansion. If you have a good sense of humor-... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We attended the show(s) last night, and it was as good an evening of theatre that we have ever been to. It was an evening like none we have been to before. It started with the cast singing Christmas Carols in Victorian dress, in the yard. We then went into the Lounge for a rendition of Dicken's Christmas Carol, performed... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I went to a wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate. It was so beautiful! It was a smaller wedding since it was held on the back patio, but inside was gorgeous and the outside gave such a gorgeous view!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You probably never heard of Powel Crosley and knew even less about his Newport-like mansion on the east side of Sarasota Bay across from the Bradenton/Sarasota Airport, a short distance north of the Ringling Estate. But Crosley is worth knowing about and his estate is worth visiting. Built in 1929, a few years after Ringling's more famous Ca' d'Zan, Crosley's... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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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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