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Museum of Fine Arts

Saint Petersburg , FL
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255 Beach Drive NE
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 US (map)

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727-896-2667

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I looked everywhere in the Tampa Bay Area for a Wedding Venue that had a wonderful facility and most importantly a wedding planner/coordinator that fit well with my personality and taste. Nancy Cotto was the most amazing wedding planner and coordinator. She plans in advance and keeps in contact very well. It doesn't matter if she is at work or at home, she is there and has great communication. She lets you know everything you need to have done and gives you suggestions of what will work best for your wedding dream. She knows what looks good and what doesn't. She has been doing wedding planning for a LONG TIME so you are working with a professional. She is an amazing person and works hard for every bride. The decorations, the food, the orchestration of moving people from one room to the next was done perfectly. Everyone was blown away by my wedding and were talking about it for days. People at my wedding had been to million and billion dollar weddings and thought mine was AMAZING. If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue with an incredible planner/coordinator then Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is definitely the place to check out :)
I looked everywhere in the Tampa Bay Area for a Wedding Venue that had a wonderful facility and most importantly a wedding Read more...
I looked everywhere in the Tampa Bay Area for a Wedding Venue that had a wonderful facility and most importantly a wedding planner/coordinator that fit well with my personality and taste. Nancy Cotto was the most amazing wedding planner and coordinator. She plans in advance and keeps in contact very well. It doesn't matter if she is at work or at home, she is there and has great communication. She lets you know everything you need to have done and gives you suggestions of what will work best for your wedding dream. She knows what looks good and what doesn't. She has been doing wedding planning for a LONG TIME so you are working with a professional. She is an amazing person and works hard for every bride. The decorations, the food, the orchestration of moving people from one room to the next was done perfectly. Everyone was blown away by my wedding and were talking about it for days. People at my wedding had been to million and billion dollar weddings and thought mine was AMAZING. If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue with an incredible planner/coordinator then Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is definitely the place to check out :) Read less
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Anja
Wedding:
9/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Pete is one of the most gorgeous ceremony and reception venues I have ever come across. The minute we walked in to check it out for the first time, we fell in love. Its architectural features, ultra high ceilings, modern design, marble floors and picture-perfect banyan trees surrounding the property were just a few of the factors that made our wedding into absolute perfection. We couldn't be happier!
Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Pete is one of the most gorgeous ceremony and reception venues I have ever come Read more...
Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Pete is one of the most gorgeous ceremony and reception venues I have ever come across. The minute we walked in to check it out for the first time, we fell in love. Its architectural features, ultra high ceilings, modern design, marble floors and picture-perfect banyan trees surrounding the property were just a few of the factors that made our wedding into absolute perfection. We couldn't be happier! Read less
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alison
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect setting for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the Marley room, cocktail hour in the Membership Garden and our reception was held in the Conservatory. Nancy Cotto was very accomodating. She always gave honest feedback and communicated with us on any questions through phone, and email. Nancy is very experienced in planning and organizing weddings. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She guided us through the different menus, chairs, etc. Nancy went above and beyond and guided us through on any questions we had regarding our wedding. We are glad that we chose this venue. We had the wedding of our dreams.The food was delicious in the cocktail hour and reception.
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect setting for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the Marley room, cocktail hour in Read more...
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect setting for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the Marley room, cocktail hour in the Membership Garden and our reception was held in the Conservatory. Nancy Cotto was very accomodating. She always gave honest feedback and communicated with us on any questions through phone, and email. Nancy is very experienced in planning and organizing weddings. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She guided us through the different menus, chairs, etc. Nancy went above and beyond and guided us through on any questions we had regarding our wedding. We are glad that we chose this venue. We had the wedding of our dreams.The food was delicious in the cocktail hour and reception. Read less
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Carlie
Wedding:
7/13/2014
4.9/5.0
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect venue for us - we had our ceremony in the Marly Room, cocktails in the Membership Garden, and reception in the Conservatory. We had 140 guests at our wedding. It was a pleasure to work with Nancy Cotto, as she is knowledgeable, experienced, easy-going, and was committed to giving us the wedding of our dreams. She offered honest feedback, helped to keep us and our families calm during planning, and is a lot of fun! She helped us plan a menu that met our needs, fit our budget, and tasted great! Our guests' favorites included the lamb lollipops and jumbo shrimp cocktail hors d'oeurdvres, and the petit filet and vegetarian (Portobello and vegetables) entrees – the mascarpone mashed potatoes were phenomenal! Our dinner tables were beautifully set, and the staff at the MFA setup our ceremony and reception spaces perfectly - no need for us to supervise anything! We are also so grateful to Debbie Aaron for helping us create the perfect wedding cake - it exceeded our expectations, as it was both tasty and beautiful! Debbie also arranged for small plates of delicious bite-sized pastries on every table.
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect venue for us - we had our ceremony in the Marly Room, cocktails in the Membership Read more...
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect venue for us - we had our ceremony in the Marly Room, cocktails in the Membership Garden, and reception in the Conservatory. We had 140 guests at our wedding. It was a pleasure to work with Nancy Cotto, as she is knowledgeable, experienced, easy-going, and was committed to giving us the wedding of our dreams. She offered honest feedback, helped to keep us and our families calm during planning, and is a lot of fun! She helped us plan a menu that met our needs, fit our budget, and tasted great! Our guests' favorites included the lamb lollipops and jumbo shrimp cocktail hors d'oeurdvres, and the petit filet and vegetarian (Portobello and vegetables) entrees – the mascarpone mashed potatoes were phenomenal! Our dinner tables were beautifully set, and the staff at the MFA setup our ceremony and reception spaces perfectly - no need for us to supervise anything! We are also so grateful to Debbie Aaron for helping us create the perfect wedding cake - it exceeded our expectations, as it was both tasty and beautiful! Debbie also arranged for small plates of delicious bite-sized pastries on every table. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts on April 11, 2014 and Nancy Cotto went above and beyond for my wedding. She was extremely knowledgeable, quick to answer any questions, managed all of my vendors seamlessly, and on the day of I wasn't the least bit stressed because I knew I was in good hands. Overall my wedding was absolutely perfect & I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you Nancy & team for delivering on my most special day!
I recently had my wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts on April 11, 2014 and Nancy Cotto went above and beyond for my Read more...
I recently had my wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts on April 11, 2014 and Nancy Cotto went above and beyond for my wedding. She was extremely knowledgeable, quick to answer any questions, managed all of my vendors seamlessly, and on the day of I wasn't the least bit stressed because I knew I was in good hands. Overall my wedding was absolutely perfect & I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you Nancy & team for delivering on my most special day! Read less
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janet
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Museum of Fine Arts is simply the best and most beautiful venue in the area. From the initial meeting with Nancy Cotto, sales manager, until the end of the reception every detail was exquisite. The Gatsby themed wedding ceremony and reception went from concept to dream fulfilled beyond our expectations. We used the conservatory for the ceremony and the Marley Room for the reception both are absolutely beautiful rooms. The staff was professional and friendly. Olympia Catering prepared the menu and the food was outstanding. We have received many compliments on the food from friends and family.
Nancy Cotto was a huge support for my daughter and me from our first meeting to the moment she walked down the aisle, to the last song of the night. She offered her advice and suggestions freely, was always available to answer questions, and to listen to concerns we had. I thank you for making the wedding and reception special. I am grateful to the MFA, Olympia Catering, and Nancy for a memorable evening of food, fun, and punishing the floor!
The Museum of Fine Arts is simply the best and most beautiful venue in the area. From the initial meeting with Nancy Read more...
The Museum of Fine Arts is simply the best and most beautiful venue in the area. From the initial meeting with Nancy Cotto, sales manager, until the end of the reception every detail was exquisite. The Gatsby themed wedding ceremony and reception went from concept to dream fulfilled beyond our expectations. We used the conservatory for the ceremony and the Marley Room for the reception both are absolutely beautiful rooms. The staff was professional and friendly. Olympia Catering prepared the menu and the food was outstanding. We have received many compliments on the food from friends and family.
Nancy Cotto was a huge support for my daughter and me from our first meeting to the moment she walked down the aisle, to the last song of the night. She offered her advice and suggestions freely, was always available to answer questions, and to listen to concerns we had. I thank you for making the wedding and reception special. I am grateful to the MFA, Olympia Catering, and Nancy for a memorable evening of food, fun, and punishing the floor! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at MFA in February and it was AMAZING! The caterer (Olympia) and bar (Lundy's) that MFA uses are both great, easy to work with, and fairly priced. We rented the Conservatory and also the permanent exhibit so our guests could wander through both galleries. Our cocktail hour was supposed to be outside on the back porch, however, it was a little rainy so they moved it inside. Not the end of the world!

The best part about renting the museum is that you also get to work with Nancy Cotto, the representative from Olympia Catering. She works strictly at the museum and has been coordinating weddings and events for years. We actually live in NYC so we were planning our wedding from another state. Nancy was great about recommending vendors and offering advice when we needed it. We ended up hiring her suggestions for photographer, florist, lighting, transportation, and linens. She helped make the planning process super easy and low stress, which was important since we don't live in the area.

We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding reception and our guests were too!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at MFA in February and it was AMAZING! The caterer (Olympia) and bar (Lundy's) Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at MFA in February and it was AMAZING! The caterer (Olympia) and bar (Lundy's) that MFA uses are both great, easy to work with, and fairly priced. We rented the Conservatory and also the permanent exhibit so our guests could wander through both galleries. Our cocktail hour was supposed to be outside on the back porch, however, it was a little rainy so they moved it inside. Not the end of the world!

The best part about renting the museum is that you also get to work with Nancy Cotto, the representative from Olympia Catering. She works strictly at the museum and has been coordinating weddings and events for years. We actually live in NYC so we were planning our wedding from another state. Nancy was great about recommending vendors and offering advice when we needed it. We ended up hiring her suggestions for photographer, florist, lighting, transportation, and linens. She helped make the planning process super easy and low stress, which was important since we don't live in the area.

We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding reception and our guests were too! Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have been happier to have the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL as our wedding venue. Our ceremony was held outside under the banyan trees and our reception was in the Conservatory inside the museum. The entire day was so much fun and our guests continued to comment on how great MFA was and how much they enjoyed themselves. We worked with Nancy on every detail from the wedding date right down to the tablecloths and she couldn't have been more helpful for a couple of first-timers. Nancy was so much fun and really knows her business like the back of her hand. I recommend the museum to any couple out there looking for their special venue and I hope you get the chance to work with Nancy like we did.
My husband and I couldn't have been happier to have the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL as our wedding venue. Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have been happier to have the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL as our wedding venue. Our ceremony was held outside under the banyan trees and our reception was in the Conservatory inside the museum. The entire day was so much fun and our guests continued to comment on how great MFA was and how much they enjoyed themselves. We worked with Nancy on every detail from the wedding date right down to the tablecloths and she couldn't have been more helpful for a couple of first-timers. Nancy was so much fun and really knows her business like the back of her hand. I recommend the museum to any couple out there looking for their special venue and I hope you get the chance to work with Nancy like we did. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know how to start this review - there is SO much to say!! The venue is gorgeous! My husband and I knew that we wanted a place that matched our personalities and had some character. We did not want a banquet type of place. When we went to the venue we fell in love with the entrance way, the garden where we had the cocktail hour, and the stunning views from the conservatory where we had the reception.

I think the best part of the venue is the coordinator that came with it - Nancy. I don't even know how to start to thank Nancy. I feel like she became a 2nd mom, best friend, and my #1 fan throughout this process. I have NO clue how she dealt with my thousands of emails and calls and random visits to the Museum, but she did - and she did it all promptly and with a smile! She knew exactly what to do and gave us great advise. She handled everything from start to finish day of - she even taught her staff - last minute!! - how to do a champagne parade which had never been done before. It was WONDERFUL! Nancy is amazing and I would recommend the venue just for her!

I cannot thank you guys enough for creating such wonderful memories for our families and us. We will definitely miss everyone and wish we could do it all over again... we will relive every moment through the video!

Love - Michelle & Forrest
I don't even know how to start this review - there is SO much to say!! The venue is gorgeous! My husband and I knew that Read more...
I don't even know how to start this review - there is SO much to say!! The venue is gorgeous! My husband and I knew that we wanted a place that matched our personalities and had some character. We did not want a banquet type of place. When we went to the venue we fell in love with the entrance way, the garden where we had the cocktail hour, and the stunning views from the conservatory where we had the reception.

I think the best part of the venue is the coordinator that came with it - Nancy. I don't even know how to start to thank Nancy. I feel like she became a 2nd mom, best friend, and my #1 fan throughout this process. I have NO clue how she dealt with my thousands of emails and calls and random visits to the Museum, but she did - and she did it all promptly and with a smile! She knew exactly what to do and gave us great advise. She handled everything from start to finish day of - she even taught her staff - last minute!! - how to do a champagne parade which had never been done before. It was WONDERFUL! Nancy is amazing and I would recommend the venue just for her!

I cannot thank you guys enough for creating such wonderful memories for our families and us. We will definitely miss everyone and wish we could do it all over again... we will relive every moment through the video!

Love - Michelle & Forrest Read less
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Jean
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect place for our wedding. The staff was so helpful and everything looked perfect on our day.
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect place for our wedding. The staff was so helpful and everything looked perfect on Read more...
The Museum of Fine Arts was the perfect place for our wedding. The staff was so helpful and everything looked perfect on our day. Read less
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