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Average Weather in December

Sarasota, FL

Average low of 53.1°F

Average high of 73.9°F

 
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Airports

TPA - Tampa International is the closest large airport with direct flights from most major cities.

Travel time to hotel: 1 hour 15 minutes

SRQ - Sarasota International is the closest airport to the wedding happenings. You may have to connect to get here.

Travel time to hotel: 15 minutes

Hotels

Courtyard Marriott

8305 Tourist Center Drive

Sarasota, Florida 34201

(1 mile from the venue)

Book with our group rate!

 

Hilton Homewood Suites

305 North Cattlemen Road

 Sarasota, Florida 34235

(1/2 mile from the venue)

Book with our group rate!

We hope you can join us for some or all of the wedding weekend events!

 

Friday, December 3rd

9:00 A.M. - 5k(ish) walk at the venue

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

6:00 P.M - Larry Goldberg & Kim Kushner

invite you to attend our

Rehearsal Dinner

Capital Grille

180 University Town Center Drive

8:30 P.M. - Let's get together for drinks

The Bar/Patio at Brio

190 University Town Center Drive

Saturday, December 4th

4:00 P.M. - Wedding Day!

The Tower at Benderson Park

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle

Attire: Semi Formal

NOTES:

  • We adore your kids, but thought you might like a night off. \Adults only please!

  • Our wedding will take place outside. Please dress accordingly.

Sunday, December 5th

11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. - Brunch

Fran & Todd's House

6220 Cypress Bend Ct.

Bradenton, FL 34201

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Schedule

 
Sydney & Scott's Wedding
127 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Dec 04, 4:00 PM
The Tower at Benderson Park
 

It's On!!

Stuff to do in Sarasota

 

Museums & Attractions:

The Ringling Museum -

Visit the home of John & Mable Ringling, along with the circus and art museums

Selby Gardens -

In December, check out their holiday display called 'Lights in Bloom'!

Mote Marine aquarium

December 3rd is First Friday at Lakewood Ranch main street

Beaches:

Visit Siesta Key Beach and Siesta Key Village

Has been voted #1 beach in the U.S.

Visit Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle

Rent a kayak or SUP at South Lido.

Great spot to kayak through the mangroves and maybe see some manatees

Great places to eat:

Breakfast:

 Keke’s - (UTC)

Blue Dolphin Cafe - (SA)

Shore Diner - (SA) great brunch but also a nice lunch/dinner

Station 400 - (LWR)

 

Casual / quick bites / lunch or dinner:

Blaze Pizza - (UTC)

Fresh Kitchen - (UTC) local chain with healthy and delicious bowls

Rusty Bucket - (UTC) burgers and bar fare

Big Olaf's Ice Cream - (SA or LWR) The St Armands location is a Manas family tradition!

 

Nicer meals/ dinners:

Apollonia - (UTC) Fran and Todd’s favorite Greek

Element - (DS) For a really nice meal ($$$)

Tandoor - (UTC) Great casual Indian

Speak's Clam Bar - (SA)

Columbia Restaurant - (SA) Cuban cuisine

Where Fran and Todd had their wedding rehearsal dinner in 1983!

UTC - area around the hotels

DS - Downtown Sarasota (15 minutes from the hotels)

SA - St. Armands Circle (25 minutes from the hotels)

LWR - Lakewood Ranch (10 minutes from the hotels)

Local Breweries and Bars:

Big Top

Calusa

JDubs

Motorworks

Siesta Key Rum Distillery - Schedule a tour ahead of time!

Daiquiri Deck - Several locations to choose from. Get a daiquiri to-go for a walk on the beach

Syd's favorite - Banana in the Bush

Scott's favorite - Sweet Tart

Scullers - casual drinks near the wedding happenings

Cask and Ale  - Upscale craft cocktails. Downtown Sarasota

Westin Downtown - Rooftop bar with a beautiful waterfront view