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The Ora

We are so excited to announce that we will be the exclusive caterers for the fabulous new Sarasota event venue, The Ora! Opening in April!

At 30,000 square feet, The Ora is among the largest event venues in the region. Designed by the architecture firm FleischmannGarciaMaslowski, the venue has a 9,500-square-foot ballroom, making it one of the largest in the area! It can accommodate gatherings of up to 1,000 people.

For all food and beverage, please contact Cloe at 366-0007 x300

For information about booking The Ora, please contact Deanna McGrath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 941.343.2107

Venue Details & Policies

BALLROOM     Sqft. 9,531
Seated: 700  /  Reception: 900

  • BALLROOM A/LEFT     Sqft. 3,291
    Seated: 230  /  Reception: 300
  • BALLROOM B/CENTER     Sqft. 2,670
    Seated: 200  /  Reception: 250
  • BALLROOM C/RIGHT     Sqft. 3,526
    Seated: 180  /  Reception: 225

Ballroom can be subdivided into three separate spaces.

LOBBY     Sqft. 2,292
Seated: 180  /  Reception: 225

GALLERY     Sqft. 1,080
Seated: 90  /  Reception: 100

TERRACE ROOM     Sqft. 2,322
Seated: 180  /  Reception: 225

  • TERRACE ROOM A/LEFT     Sqft. 1,396
     Seated: 105  /  Reception: 140
  • TERRACE ROOM B/RIGHT     Sqft. 918
    Seated: 70  /  Reception: 80

Terrace can be divided into 2 separate spaces.


Contracting guest acknowledges that rentals food and beverage, including alcoholic beverages, must be purchased, provided and served by Michael’s on East. Any other food provider, such as but not limited to, cake baker, etc. must be licensed and insured. All services must be provided through the contracted caterer*.

No alcohol shall be served or given to any person except by the approved catering provider. Persons under the age of 21 shall not be served or given alcoholic beverages. Event Host shall assume responsibility for attendees’ intoxication and subsequent actions. Michael’s on East reserves the right to shut down, at any time, alcohol service at Event.


The following is not permitted. Glitter, Confetti, Stapling, Nailing to Walls, etc. All decorations must be pre-approved by The Ora and Michael’s On East and must be removed by the end of the event. All decorating is strongly recommended to be installed by pre-approved vendors.


A certificate of insurance is required for ALL vendors conducting business at The Ora. The certificate must include coverage of $1,000,000 combined public liability for personal injury and property damage; name The Ora, 578 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232, as the insured; and must be received by The Ora no less than two weeks prior to the event.