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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

Host Your Event

Want to host your event at one of our world class facilities, we have all the information you need to get started with renting one of our many event locations.

HOST YOUR EVENT AT THE PARK!

Nathan Benderson Park has nearly unlimited potential, indoors and outdoors, for…

Archery • Rowing • Meetings • Receptions
Parties • Road Races • Fun Walks
Music, Food and Community Festivals
Art Shows and Exhibitions • Triathlons
Cycling • Open Water Swim • Canoe/Kayak
Dragon Boat • And Much More!

And the facilities at NBP are more than ample, with 600 acres including 200 acres of land and 400 acres of water surface:

2000m FISA Class A rowing course and 1500m auxiliary race course
Numerous 5K, 10K and half-marathon courses
4,000 square feet of indoor meeting space

The process is simple, and our events staff is ready to help you make your event the best it can be. First, we ask you to complete a form, after which an events staff representative will contact you to discussion your options and our capabilities to support your event. The forms help us put together options for you and coordinate with other events.

Rent Outdoor Space

With 600 acres — 400 of it on the water — we have plenty of room and flexibility for your event. We are no stranger to multiple simultaneous events, so your best bet is to email our events staff and discuss your needs! Click the “Rent Now” button below to access our event rental request form (reservations are made after dates, times and locations are set), which will set the wheels in motion. 

And for those seeking tents for events, please click the “tent rental” button below.

Finish Tower

The Benderson Family Finish Tower is now available to host your next event!  The finish tower is ideal for:

Private Parties • Conferences
Banquets • Meetings
Corporate Retreats • Team Building

and more!

 

The second floor features indoor meeting space and an outdoor terrace perfect for larger events!
Indoor space: 2,100+ sq. ft.
Outdoor space:  4,600+ sq. ft.

The fifth floor includes a small, outdoor balcony and comes with private access to our sixth-floor, open-air deck.

Fifth-floor indoor space: 2,100+ sq. ft.
Fifth-floor outdoor space: 1,100+ sq. ft.
Sixth-floor outdoor space: 2,600+ sq. ft.

Whatever your needs are, the NBP team is here to help!

 Finish Tower Rental Rates

Finish Tower Corporate Meeting Special: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, $300/booking

Must use one of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy’s preferred catering companies. Admin fee, cleaning, staff, tables and chairs included. Additional charges will apply for linens, audio, visual, etc. 

Finish Tower Rental: After 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and anytime on the weekends, $125/hour

Must use one of NBPC’s preferred catering companies. Space rental, admin fee and cleaning charges included. Additional charges will apply for staffing, tables, chairs, linens, audio, visual, etc. 

Additional fees may apply.  Rates are subject to change.  Holiday rates may be in effect.

Approved Catering List

Company

Contact

Email

Phone

Apple Spice Catering Co.

Julie Clouse

813-760-7995

Der Dutchman

Sarah Montgomery

941-955-8007

Mattison's

Heidi Napolitano

941-921-3400

Metz

Becky Souflis

941-218-3671

Mi Pueblo

Boni Caro

941-587-4136

Michael's On East

Philip Mancini

941-366-0007

Morton's Market

Esther Williams

941-955-9856

Nellies

Fredda Pohl

941-924-2705

Pier 22/Grove

Kim Straw

941-893-4321

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Ashok Kumar

201-647-7630

Sarasota Catering Co.

Lance Thompson

941-927-7675

Zildjian Catering/Peak Performance Catering

Alyson Zildjian

941-363-1709

Spunky Spirits

Carolyn Filippone

813-431-7131

Finish Tower Gallery

PAVILION RENTAL

Are you interested in your next party or event at the playground at Nathan Benderson Park?  Currently, we offer the ability to rent the pavilion that sits adjacent to the playground.

Amenities

  • Reserved: Shaded area
  • Reserved: Two (2) picnic tables
  • Access to restrooms
  • Access to playground

Cost

  • $35 per hour (3 hour minimum)

Additional Options

If you are interested in enhancing your party with other options, we are pleased to offer the following:

  • Tent rentals
  • Tables and chairs

We’d be happy to discuss additional options conce your Rental Reservation Request Form  below is submitted.

Reservation Process

  • Complete our rental reservation request below
  • NBP representatives will reveiw for availabilitly and will be in contact with you to confirm your request and discuss payment options

Please note, your request does not confirm booking of the pavilion.

Rental Reservation Request Form

Pavilion Gallery

JumboTron

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Screen

Size: 15’ wide x 8’ high
Resolution: 936×520
Screen rotates a full 360 degrees
Adjustable height: 9’ from bottom of screen to ground

Unit

Footprint: 20’ x 10’
Power: 12,000 watt on-board Cummins generator
Production: NovaStar VX4S digitizer and Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop Inputs are USB, SDI and HDMI

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Audio

2 JBL EON615 speakers (1,000 watts each)

Rates

On-Site
Rental
$500 per day
Technician
$100 per day
Production
Call for Details
Fuel
$50
Off-Site
Rental
$2,500 first day $1,000 each addl
Technician
$200 per day
Transport
$1000 (dropoff and pickup)
Fuel
$100
NBP Jumbotron

Get Your Event Started

If you’d like to plan an event using more than one facility or the entire park, please fill out the form below and tell us more about what you would like to do.

Before completing this form, kindly review the park map below to identify areas of the park you prefer for your event location.

EVENT INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required limits for comprehensive general liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage and hired non-owned auto coverage must be at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in single limit coverage.

All certificates of insurance must indicate that the insurance may not be canceled without thirty (30) days prior written notice, with 10 days for non-payment of premium.

Commercial general liability policy must be endorsed to include Sarasota County Government and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc., both of which are named as additional insured per written agreement.

Event holders’ coverage must include a waiver of subrogation in favor of Sarasota County Government and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.

Separate certificates of insurance must be issued to the following entities:
· Sarasota County Government, Attn: Risk Management
1660 Ringling Blvd., 3rd Floor, Sarasota FL 34236
· Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL 34235

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