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 Venice Train Depot

303 E. Venice Ave., Venice

The historic and versatile Venice Train Depot is the perfect spot to host your next party, meeting, or special event. It is situated on beautiful park land with an amazing view of boats cruising along the Intercoastal Waterway.
The Freight Room is a private and rustic room, with wood floors, brick walls, and large windows. The room comfortably accommodates up to 80 guests.

  • Just off the room is an attached patio. 
  • It’s the perfect spot for food buffets, a cocktail area or for extra seating.
  • Other amenities included in the price are six eight foot banquet tables, 75 chairs and an elevator for handicapped guests. 
  • Price is $33 per hour.

In addition to the Freight Room, the Depot is home to a historic Caboose, with a 1920 sq. ft. patio, also equipped with an elevator for handicapped guests.

  • Patio pricing ranges from $18 to $33 per hour.

Also available for your party needs is a covered walkway-perfect for those outdoor activities.

  • Outdoor space prices range from $15 to $33 per hour.

The property  serves as a trailhead on the Legacy Trail. Public transportation and restrooms are also available on this site. It also has a beautiful bronze statue of Gunther Gebel-Williams.
This unique facility is also a preserved historical marker and it houses a small museum with displays native to the Venice area and the locomotive industry.

Call 941-861-1380 for reservations, rental information and schedule an appointment to see the room.


 Tours and Information


Tours of the space are provided and arranged through the Venice Area Historical Society, call 941-412-0151.

For more information and rental reservations, call Sarasota County at 941-861-1380.




​From U.S. 41, keep left to continue on Venice Bypass. Turn right onto E. Venice Ave., keep right to stay on E. Venice Ave.

Google map to Venice Train Depot



  • indoor rental space
  • picnic tables
  • public boat ramp
  • restrooms
  • historical exhibits
  • railroad car
  • The Legacy Trail trailhead

Sarasota County, Florida
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