Voted the #1 most desirable location for a wedding reception in Florida by MarthaStewartWeddings.com
The Museum of Fine Arts provides the quintessential St. Petersburg experience with sophistication and elegance. By combining our innovative design expertise, we will partner with you to create an imaginative and memorable celebration. During our consultation, we will be certain to understand what you are seeking so that our team can customize an event that will reflect your signature style, resulting in an event that incorporates all five senses with creativity and flair. All aspects of your event will be carefully considered so that your guests will walk away from the experience with unforgettable memories.
You dream it. We turn it into reality.
Our team designs every wedding to reflect the bride’s signature style and our expertise and planning proficiency will ensure all aspects of your special day have been carefully considered, resulting in a day that is warm, inviting and perfectly you.
Conservatory (includes Terrace)
6,180 square ft. Accommodates up to 350 for a standing reception/225 without a dance floor/200 with a dance floor.
The two-story glass Conservatory overlooks the bay captivating guests with its spectacular view. Adjoined to the Conservatory is the terrace which sits across from the bay, bringing guests a true Florida experience. In addition to the terrace, the Conservatory has access to the newest Galleries which host traveling exhibitions. These Galleries are available for your guests to enjoy during your event.
Marly Room (includes both Gardens)
5,184 square ft. Accommodates up to 225 for a standing reception/180 without a dance floor/160 with a dance floor.
The Marly Room is an elegant ballroom in the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts. The ceilings are 22 feet-high and have 4 crystal chandeliers flanking each corner of the room. A wooden floor provides space for dancing and mingling. Adjoined to the left and right of the Marly Room are the Membership Garden and the Sculpture Garden.
2,640 square ft. Accommodates up to 160 for a standing reception/Seats up to 85.
The Membership Garden is a Spanish style garden surrounded by columns and arched loggias with vaulted ceilings. The rich foliage is brought to life by the exquisite up-lighting.
2,640 square ft. Accommodates up to 150 for a standing reception/Seats up to 70.
The Sculpture Garden has several permanent sculptures and tropical plants, all highlighted by modern lighting.
The Bayview Room
1,125 square ft. Accommodates up to 90 for a standing reception/Seats up to 70.
Located on the second floor, this room is a perfect place for board meetings, company retreats, or client appreciation dinners. The Bayview Room has Audio Visual support and a great view of the bay.
*The Galleries open are proprietary to the wing in which the rental space is located.
What type of events can be held at the Museum of Fine Arts?
The Museum hosts all types of events including, but not limited to: Dinners, Receptions, Meetings, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Galas, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Award Ceremonies, Presentations, Product Launches and Shareholder Meetings.
Can I use my own caterer?
The Museum of Fine Arts works exclusively with Olympia Catering & Events for all food service. Catering by Lundy’s is the Museum’s exclusive beverage service provider.
What is the maximum time my event can last?
Events at the Museum can last up to five hours and vendors can begin setting up three hours prior to the event starting.
Can my guests view the galleries?
Yes. You will receive 2.5 hours of gallery time included with your facility rental. The Galleries open are proprietary to the wing in which the rental space is located.
What is your pricing structure?
Although we do have base fees, each event is unique and thus we customize our rental fees based on the specific function space(s) being utilized and the amount of time needed.
Where does the money from my event go?
The Museum of Fine Arts is a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Each revenue dollar from a special event is used to continue the work of the museum, including research, education and exhibition development. The Museum of Fine Arts is continually expanding the collections and bringing exciting exhibitions to the community. We are also housed in a beautiful building that requires continuous maintenance and upgrades to better accommodate our guests, collections and staff.
OLYMPIA CATERING & EVENTS is the exclusive caterer for the Museum of Fine Arts and is a third generation family-owned business founded in 1924. Olympia has catered thousands of events in the Tampa Bay area from intimate groups up to 3,500 guests. Olympia Catering is a preferred or approved vendor at every major event facility in the area and has a long list of regular clients, including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Home Depot, Verizon, Jabil Circuit, Fowler & White, The Tampa Tribune, and many others. Olympia maintains a full-service kitchen in the museum and operates the MFA Café in the Conservatory. The museum restaurant is open lunch Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday’s for brunch. Whether you are planning a simple hors d’oeuvres cocktail party or an elegant six-course plated dinner, Olympia’s expert chefs will create an array of culinary masterpieces for the plate. Their service professionals will provide unparalleled hospitality for your guests and will be there to attend to every detail. Olympia’s goal is to make your experience at the Museum of Fine Arts effortless and memorable.
CATERING BY LUNDY’S is a family-owned and operated beverage caterer who has been doing business for over 30 years in the Tampa Bay area. Lundy’s has brought integrity and peace of mind into the events industry with their affordable and responsible approach to servicing alcoholic beverages to the public. From an NHL all-star Gala for 5,000 to private intimate gatherings, Lundy’s approaches every event with the same tenacity and professionalism.
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