On March 31 2014, Owner of Bee Ridge Florist and All Event Rental purchased old Livingston’s pool hall building on 7111 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. His plan is to transform the abandoned building into what will be Sarasota’s premier event venue with hosting capacity of over 1000 people.
Carl Wise owns and operates a floral and event rental shop located on 2048 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota – Bee Ridge Florist and All Event Rental & Design. While working directly with event planners, designers, brides and non-profit groups the common question of where to accommodate large scale events was unanswered. The idea clicked, the thought to open a venue in Sarasota Florida with prestigious interior design and adequate serving space for large events would bring Sarasota to a leading event destination. Thus, The Devyn was born.
The Devyn is currently under construction for a transforming remodeling project. The renovation project will consist of French door installation, renovation of the high ceilings, installing polished concrete and hardwood flooring, exposed brick accents for a rustic feel, and new technology integration. The Devyn will be a fully customizable space from colors, to sound to lighting and décor! Catering, hotel, floral and décor packages will be available, but not required for booking the space. The idea is that our clients can make the event their own in all ways – celebrating the fact that each event comes with a different vision.
Inside the 20,000 Square- foot building, The Devyn will be divided into four rooms, The Arvon Room, The Amanda Room, The Alexandria Ballroom and The Carlisle Ballroom. Each space can hold from 65-600 people with full customizable interior design in each space. This is no ordinary venue, and will prove to be the premier and most sought after event space in Sarasota. We welcome all events from corporate lunches to private affairs and of course weddings.
The Grand Opening of the venue will be held on September 6, 2014 and will feature cuisine from all five of the venue’s preferred caterers – Gordon’s Gourmet, Café Gabbiano, Morton’s Gourmet Catering, Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. The event is free to attend and will feature different cocktails, food and entertainment in each of the four interior spaces and also outdoors. Each room will have a different theme to showcase how versatile The Devyn is for our future guests. We expect attendance to this VIP red carpet event to attract 400-500 of Sarasota’s who’s who and would like to invite you to attend. Please see the attached invitation for details.