Host an Event
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 of the Great American West.
“The energy in the room was almost magical.”
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.
The Mesa Hall
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.
Auditorium and Green Room
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 friendly events team is proud to bring combined years of experience and exceptional service to your event.
Director of Visitor Experience