‘Tis the season for planning all kinds of holiday parties, from small, intimate gatherings to large corporate events. Sometimes, finding the perfect event venue in Bradenton can be a bit of a challenge, but we’ve got you covered!
We’ve scoured the area and created a round-up of some of the most unique and exciting Bradenton event venues for you to explore.
816 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
In addition to being a great place for your morning coffee or nightcap cocktail, Oscura is your one-stop-shop event space.
It’s available 7 days a week (unless they already have a scheduled event), and they fit up to 200 standing or 150 seated (with tables and chairs already in space).
This venue also features a built-in stage and sound system that can be used for everything from speakers to musical acts. Oscura offers an in-house bar that can serve everything from coffee and tea to a full cash bar offering various craft beers, natural wines, and cocktails. They also have an on-site kitchen with the capacity to serve anything and everything from small bites and apps to full tray buffet dinner service.
2. Table Talk Board Game Bistro
3999 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
If you’re looking for a fun and unique event venue, Table Talk Board Game Bistro is a great choice!
There’s plenty of open space and lots of tables that you can configure to meet your needs. This makes the space perfect for holiday parties, birthday parties, team-building meetings, and more.
Table Talk also has award-winning food, beer, and wine. You can rent the space on its own or include their full library of board games in your rental for a fun and exciting twist!
To learn more or make a reservation, give them a call at 941-567-4045 or email Info@tabletalkbistro.com.
3. Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard
4250 Waterbury Road, Co Rd 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Beautiful, intimate, and unique, Fiorelli Winery hosts a wide range of private events in their event pavilion set right in the middle of a 10-acre vineyard.
They can host up to 100 guests for a seated dinner with a dance floor or up to 150 guests in a cocktail setting. If you’re looking for an event venue that will create a night your guests will remember for years to come, this might be the perfect option.
Visit www.fiorelliwinery.com or call 941-322-0976 for more information”
4. Gypsea Soul Studio
615 14th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
The “Siren Studio” at Gypsea Soul is an absolutely stunning event venue that is a perfect place for a small holiday gathering, birthday party, or Girls’ Night Out.
When you plan your event at Gypsea Soul, each attendee will get to create and bring home a beautiful piece of handmade artwork that they can be proud to display in their home or give away as a holiday gift.
You can check out their class calendar to get an idea of the projects that are currently available. Options typically include painting, mosaics, stained glass, resin art, or mixed media. They’re a ton of fun and are also all beginner-friendly.
You’re welcome to BYOB and snacks, or arrange for catering through Salt & Pepper Cafe. To learn more or book your reservation, give them a call at (941)896-3156.
5. Loaded Cannon Distillery
3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Suite 110, Bradenton, FL 34211
Bring your group out to Loaded Cannon Distillery so you can celebrate in style!
You can plan a “Pyrate Hour” Happy Hour event for up to 30 people on Mondays through Thursdays. The cost includes a free tour of the distillery, free tastings, and a free tasting glass for each attendee. You can bring in your own food as well.
Weekend event venue rentals can accommodate up to 47 guests and also include all of the features listed above. To learn more and book your party, give them a call at 941-900-1482.
6. Painting with a Twist
5917 Manatee Ave W Ste 209, Bradenton, FL 34209
Painting with a Twist is always a great option for a holiday gathering! You only need 10 participants to book a private room during the week (12 on Friday and Saturday evenings), and the space can accommodate 18 people in the smaller room or 34 in the large room.
This is a BYOB event venue and you’re also welcome to bring your own snacks.
7. Pier 22
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Iconic waterfront restaurant Pier 22 has a variety of luxurious indoor and outdoor venue spaces that are ideal for holiday parties of all sizes.
For smaller groups, consider reserving the Fire Pit for up to 12 people or the Aquarium Room for up to 24 seated guests. Other options include the Marina Room or the Sunset Room, both of which have beautiful oversized floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views.
Planning a larger party? The Dockside Lounge can accommodate up to 100 guests, the gorgeous and sophisticated Grand Ballroom can accommodate 180 standing and 150 seated, and the Waterside Terrace accommodates 300 standing and 250 seated. Learn more about each of their event spaces, then request a proposal to learn more.
8. Witchgrass Studio
Village of the Arts: 917 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
If you want to plan a fun holiday event that your guests won’t soon forget, book your party at Witchgrass Studio in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts.
Studio owner Harriet Harris hosts exciting glass-making classes, and there’s nothing more fun than enjoying an adult beverage while playing with sharp objects. (haha!). During the class, you and your guests can make a pendant, suncatcher, glass dish, or other item.
All classes are BYOB and you’re also welcome to bring snacks. You can book a private party at the studio with 4 to 12 people, or book a party in your home or other venue and Witchgrass Studios come to you! To learn more and book your party, contact the studio at (907) 351-3409 or email email@example.com.
9. Modern Chop
1830 59th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209
For an elegant, delicious, and unforgettable holiday party, consider booking one of the two private rooms at Modern Chop Steakhouse. You and your guests are sure to enjoy the amazing menu items, full bar, superb service, and upscale atmosphere.
To learn more and make your reservation, contact Modern Chop at 941-201-6006.
10. Salt & Pepper Cafe
608 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Nestled in the heart of downtown Bradenton, Salt & Pepper Cafe is a beautiful event venue with both indoor and outdoor space that can accommodate 60 to 80 guests.
They offer a variety of menus and bar services and you can even include live music in your rental agreement.
To check availability and book your party, reach out to Salt & Pepper at 727-308-1256.
11. Bradenton Women’s Club
1705 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
The historic Bradenton Women’s Club is available for all types of events, ranging from lunches and small holiday parties to larger events.
The space has the capacity for up to 200 people and it features wooden floors, high ceilings, and a river rock fireplace. Tables and chairs are included and you can rent linens and a portable bar for an additional fee.
You’re free to use any vendors you would like or can choose from their preferred vendor list. For more information regarding pricing and availability, contact Shannon at 941-301-5813.
Mixon Fruit Farms’ Honeybell Hall has a capacity for up to 70 guests and is perfect for banquets, luncheons, and holiday parties. They also have a large-screen projector, WiFi, and an amplified podium.
For larger events, the Pavillion at Mixon Farms offers a gorgeous setting with unique vintage charm with a Southern twist. This is perfect for weddings, fundraisers, and galas.
To learn more about either rental space, contact Mixon Farms at 941-748-5829.
13. The Bishop Museum of Science & Nature
201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Another exciting and memorable event venue, the Bishop Museum of Science & Nature offers several options for holiday parties.
For mid-sized events, consider The Boardroom, which has room for 55 guests and offers an unforgettable underwater view of The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. This is ideal for seated meals or cocktail parties. The Planetarium Lobby is a spacious and impressive area that is perfect for a small reception or a cocktail party. It offers space for 70 seated or 125 standing.
You can also rent out the Planetarium Theater, where you can take your guests on a journey out of this world! Not only can you feature a planetarium show, but you can also use the space for speakers, films, and more. This area has capacity for 115 guests and rental includes the planetarium lobby. If you’re planning a very large holiday event, check out The Courtyard, which is perfect for weddings, fundraising events, galas, and more. Check out The Bishop’s Facility Rental page to learn more or call 941-746-4131 x 119 to check availability and pricing.
Hopefully, you’ll find that one of these Bradenton event venues is perfect for your holiday celebration. Remember that spaces book up quickly, especially at this time of year, so be sure to contact your preferred venue as soon as possible! When you do, don’t forget to tell them you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!