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Our Spaces

Created to enrich the hearts and minds of St. Petersburg with the spirit of the Great American West, The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is a brand-new premium event space designed to enthrall your guests with dynamic architecture, historical reverence, and one of the most enchanting collections of art that you will ever witness. Whether grand or intimate, business or personal, our Events Team will ensure that your vision is perfectly executed while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Great American West.

“The energy in the room was almost magical.”​

Thank you for all your hard work and meticulous attention to details. Most importantly, thank you for your kind, patient, calm and understanding demeanor. You understand hospitality so well, and you did an amazing job.
Sherry Fennessy


Mirroring a true Western riverbed in a sandstone canyon, the 3,400 sq. ft. Arroyo is a captivating space featuring an imported sandstone interior and majestic bronze sculpture court. Conduct your ceremony in full sight and sound of our romantic 20’ waterfall establishing an unparalleled atmosphere for your wedding, then witness the excitement from your guests as they vie for a once in a lifetime photograph.


At 5,875 sq. ft., the Mesa Hall is our grandest and most versatile space mimicking the expansive nature of the American West terrain. Its blank slate allows guests to completely customize the room ensuring a unique and personalized event unlike any other. Divide the area into four separate spaces for staging intimate moments or several programs at once. Or rent it with the connected Arroyo for an experience your guests will never forget!


A warm and intimate space perfect for your next reception, the 2,820 sq. ft. Canyon features a carved antique saloon bar from 1905 Chicago complete with a rogue bullet hole for that authentic Western experience. A Museum Shop-Café by day, at night the Canyon is transformed into an elegant bar or meeting space.


Plan your next lecture, conference or business meeting in our brand new 129-seat Auditorium featuring a 27’ stage, powerful sound system, built in A/V and podium. Wow your special guest speakers with an attached private en suite Green Room/VIP suite with secure entry, and enjoy your program being elevated by the museum’s awe-inspiring architecture.

Our Team

Our friendly events team is proud to bring combined years of experience and exceptional service to your event.

Events & Retail Sales Manager



Valeria Montebello




The James Museum  is located in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Garage Parking Available

Museum Parking is available on Levels 3 & 4 of the automated South Core Parking Garage. Enter the garage behind the museum at 101 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

The garage rate is $1/hour during regular operation.Please note: special event rates vary and may apply.