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The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

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About

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,050

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,050

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,360

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,360

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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    Beautiful Venue for a good price

    This was a gorgeous venue with a responsive staff. They all worked well with us and with our wedding planner to make the experience easy and seamless. No complaints, I would choose this venue all over again. So so so gorgeous. The water feature, the canyon bar, the gallery, the balcony, the green room in the back, it was all so perfect!

    The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art's reply:

    Thank you so much! On behalf of the entire team we are happy that you had a great experience at the James Museum for your special day. Thank you for your review and congratulations!
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    A Magical Wedding.

    My husband and I were married on May 21, 2022. To begin, Valeria, was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had to change our date last minute and she made it seamless for us; she was always very quick to respond as well. This venue is truly magical, I am Native American, so it really made the day special. It was also perfect for our party of 90, we used all 3 rooms and half of the reception hall, which was more than enough room. It's truly the best venue downtown and if I could do it all over again I would pick the James Museum over and over again.

    The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art's reply:

    Thank you very much! Our entire team is happy that you took time to write such an amazing review. We are glad you chose the James Museum for your special day. Congratulations!
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    Bennett H. Married on 01/15/2022
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    Highly recommended

    Recently, we had our wedding at the James Museum. It was an amazing place to get married for so many reasons. The venue itself is gorgeous. Obviously, the ceremony with the water streaming behind you is wonderful but enough can’t be said about the reception space as well. Lighting in the reception worked beautifully and the dance floor is perfect for everyone to have plenty of space to groove all night! Valeria, the museum's event manager, made the process so easy. She was always helpful, informative, responsive, and available to discuss any questions. The venue supplied a plethora of tables and had everything we needed. Additionally, so many guests commented on how unique it was to walk around such an awesome museum and view all the artwork! If you are going to get married or have an event in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, I cannot recommend the James Museum enough.

    The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art's reply:

    Thank you so much! On behalf of the entire team we are happy that you took time to review us and that you had a great experience at the James Museum for your special day. Congratulations!
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150 Central Ave. Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701
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