The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is a museum wedding venue situated in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This picturesque location celebrates the history of the classic old west and offers a rich and vibrant backdrop for weddings of all shapes and sizes. It features stunning surroundings and an attentive events team who are available to help you actualize your wedding vision. A half-hour drive from Tampa, the museum is within walking distance from a host of local attractions including the South Yacht Basin and Vinoy Park. For guests traveling from further afield, it is also just twenty minutes from the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art offers a variety of event spaces for couples to avail of to create a memorable wedding experience. The Arroyo features an imported sandstone interior, a 20 ft. waterfall, and an ornate bronze sculpture court with 3,400 square feet of event space. It can accommodate up to 160 standing guests and 120 for a seated reception. With over 5,800 square feet of space, the Mesa Hall is the venue’s largest space, offering couples a pristine canvas to create their masterpiece. Versatile and expansive, it can seat up to 420 guests and can accommodate 600 for standing receptions. Finally, the Canyon room offers intimate and inviting surroundings for couples looking for a feeling of old-timey warmth and comfort. Featuring a carved western-style saloon bar, it can accommodate standing receptions of up to 150 attendees and up to 70 guests for a seated banquet.
A team of event coordination professionals is on-hand to help make your special day run smoothly and seamlessly. Led by manager Valeria Montobello, they will assist you with every detail to ensure that you can enjoy your day to the absolute fullest. They offer a range of in-house catering, bar, and rental packages to best suit both your wedding vision and budget. They can accommodate events of up to four hours with two hours for setup, 90 minutes for cleanup, and two hours of access to galleries. This also includes security, tables, chairs, and full use of their state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. An array of additional services are also available, including catering, full bar, WiFi, dance floor rental, and more. Catering options include buffets, family-style, desserts, plated dishes, tastings, cocktail receptions, and hors d’oeuvres. Bar services consist of champagne toasts, cash bar, open bar, house liquor, and specialty beer and wine. A full staff of servers and bartenders is also available to see keep plates and glasses full, and guests happy.
3 Reviews for The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
Recommended by 100% of couples
Renee E. · Married on 06/19/2021
The James Museum is an amazing venue to host a wedding ceremony and reception. Valeria and her staff (Ashley and Willie) were extremely professional and flawless in providing remarkable customer service. Highly recommend anyone searching for a venue, choose this location. The staff will graciously assist you in executing a memorable event.Sent on 06/23/2021
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art's reply:Thank you so much Renee for taking the time to leave us this amazing review, we are so grateful for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you! Wishing Meesha and Cezar joy and love!
Michelle M. · Married on 10/10/2020
A MUST see venue!
My husband and I visited this museum when it first opened and we were beyond blown away. Not only by the architecture of the main hall but the exhibits and art was amazing. We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding! Valeria was amazing to work with! She was so kind and always so attentive! We also loved the fact that our guests could view the galleries because we wanted to share our love for the museum with them! We could not have asked for better a better experience or wedding!! Would definitely recommend! My words cannot do this museum justice so check it out for yourself!Sent on 10/13/2020
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art's reply:Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We are so grateful for your kind words. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
Emily E. · Married on 09/12/2020
Wonderful experience for all!
I was a guest at a wedding last December, and had not had a chance to visit the museum prior. This place is WOW with a capital W! From the awesome architecture (with indoor waterfall!), to the amazing food, and really cool antique bar. I couldn't get enough! We even got to visit the art galleries on the 2nd floor.Sent on 04/15/2020
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art's reply:Thank you so much Emily! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Best wishes.
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