The story of The Ringling begins nearly a century ago, with circus impresario John Ringling and his wife Mable, and their shared dreams for the future of Sarasota. 

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The Ringling is under the stewardship of Florida State University and is supported by the guidance of the John & Mable Ringling Museum Foundation. As one of the largest college arts complexes in the country, The Ringling includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan, and Historic Asolo Theater.

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Rent The Ringling!

We hope that you will consider The Ringling for your wedding, corporate event, or portrait photography. With breathtaking architecture, beautiful tropical grounds and stunning views of Sarasota Bay, The Ringling is a favorite for wedding and receptions. The following venues are available for evening weddings and receptions.

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The Ringling, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university centers in the nation. We are always willing to consider individuals for positions who are passionate about the work they do.

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One Location. Endless Experiences.


Visit the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca' d'Zan, Bayfront Gardens.
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