Enjoy beautiful sunsets year-round in the New Pass Room, a 4,300-square-foot room in the Keating Marine Education Center, featuring a 1,300-square-foot balcony that provides spectacular views of Sarasota Bay, New Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. This venue is perfect for a formal reception, casual cocktail party or professional seminar. Chairs, round tables, high tops, 6-foot banquet tables and 8-foot classroom tables, as well as complete A/V capabilities are available for an extra charge.


  • Theater Style Seating Max Capacity (175)
  • Seated Dinner Max Capacity (150)
    A buffet and dance floor may not fit a guest count of 150.
  • Cocktail Style Max Capacity (175)

Hours Available

  • 8 a.m.–11 p.m.


  • Two-hour Event
    • $2,500: 1-200 Guests
  • Four-hour Event
    • $3,000: 1–100 Guests
    • $3,500: 101–200 Guests
    • Each additional hour $200
  • Bereavement Rate $600
  • Wedding Ceremony Only $1,500

*Prices subject to change