Let Poynter host your next event

Sophisticated. Elegant. Inspired.

Inspiring Weddings and Events at Poynter

If only these mahogany walls could talk. In their own way, they do: richly and beautifully.

Let Poynter’s breathtaking Great Hall become the canvas for your grand plans. Poynter has provided the backdrop for countless weddings, holiday parties, seminars and graduations. You provide the guests; we’ll provide a gathering place that will have everyone raving.

Poynter’s building features Frank-Lloyd Wright inspired architecture with rich Mahogany woodwork throughout, imported Italian marble floors, an abundance of natural light and variety of color. We are located right across from the gleaming waters of Bayboro Harbor in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Our indoor or outdoor spaces will make your special day truly spectacular.

Rental of our facility will include:

  • Up to 8 hours of exclusive use
  • An abundance of free parking in our private lot
  • Flexibility to choose any licensed and insured vendor for catering, planning and entertaining
  • Free set-up and teardown
  • Full access to a catering kitchen
  • Round tables and chairs for sit-down dinners
  • One-of-a-kind venue


The Poynter Institute
801 Third St. South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
(727) 553-4704

For Inquiries:

Contact Julia Rogers, Poynter’s event liaison, for more information or to schedule a tour. Include your dates, guest count and ideal set up.

Email events@poynter.org or call (727) 553-4200.