130x130 sq 1250260367557 june13wedding10

Museum of Fine Arts

Saint Petersburg , FL
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

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

PHONE

727-896-2667

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Wedding Venue

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1250260836588 387roiabrad
130x130 sq 1250260847963 weddingreceptionpage4
130x130 sq 1250261120822 june13wedding
130x130 sq 1250261136682 directorsreception
130x130 sq 1250261158229 er16

REVIEWS

4.8
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.7/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Jennifer
Wedding:
4/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I were blown away with this venue!!! This is the ideal location: right on the water, ceremony would have been in a beautiful garden setting, and the museum is transformed to an unreal setting for the reception. We met with Nancy from Olympia Catering who has years of experience in wedding planning which showed as she was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and prompt with her communication. Unfortunately my fiance and I were not able to afford this location as we are paying for our own wedding but believe me it would be worth every penny as this location is absolutely breathtaking! I am leaving this review because I really want others to know how spectacular we think this place is and what an amazing first impression we were left with after we met Nancy.
My fiance and I were blown away with this venue!!! This is the ideal location: right on the water, ceremony would have Read more...
My fiance and I were blown away with this venue!!! This is the ideal location: right on the water, ceremony would have been in a beautiful garden setting, and the museum is transformed to an unreal setting for the reception. We met with Nancy from Olympia Catering who has years of experience in wedding planning which showed as she was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and prompt with her communication. Unfortunately my fiance and I were not able to afford this location as we are paying for our own wedding but believe me it would be worth every penny as this location is absolutely breathtaking! I am leaving this review because I really want others to know how spectacular we think this place is and what an amazing first impression we were left with after we met Nancy. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous, but we didn't end up going with it because of our budget. I would still recommend it to others though because it is a wonderful place.
This venue is absolutely gorgeous, but we didn't end up going with it because of our budget. I would still recommend it to Read more...
This venue is absolutely gorgeous, but we didn't end up going with it because of our budget. I would still recommend it to others though because it is a wonderful place. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Leah
Wedding:
2/28/2015
4.1/5.0
The MFA is certainly not a bargain venue, but in the end it was not more expensive than any other place I looked once I tallied up all the costs---and it was worth every penny. I was concerned about using this venue because of the hype that it was one of the "top wedding venues" in the area--I thought it might be too snobby or stuffy. Happily, I was wrong. We had the wedding we imagined with the best service we could have hoped for. One of the best features was that the banquet captain, who is part of the package, made sure we had appetizers, drinks, full plates of dinner, seconds, and a to-go box of our favorites from the night, as well as first dips on our ice cream sundae bar. We had heard that some couples never get to enjoy their food and drink at their wedding--definitely not the case for us, which was great and super important! We were able to socialize and spend time together while still enjoying all of the special treats we had arranged for our wedding. As so many people warned me, most of our wedding went by in a blur--but I can say that it all ran seamlessly thanks to the staff at the MFA.
The MFA is certainly not a bargain venue, but in the end it was not more expensive than any other place I looked once I Read more...
The MFA is certainly not a bargain venue, but in the end it was not more expensive than any other place I looked once I tallied up all the costs---and it was worth every penny. I was concerned about using this venue because of the hype that it was one of the "top wedding venues" in the area--I thought it might be too snobby or stuffy. Happily, I was wrong. We had the wedding we imagined with the best service we could have hoped for. One of the best features was that the banquet captain, who is part of the package, made sure we had appetizers, drinks, full plates of dinner, seconds, and a to-go box of our favorites from the night, as well as first dips on our ice cream sundae bar. We had heard that some couples never get to enjoy their food and drink at their wedding--definitely not the case for us, which was great and super important! We were able to socialize and spend time together while still enjoying all of the special treats we had arranged for our wedding. As so many people warned me, most of our wedding went by in a blur--but I can say that it all ran seamlessly thanks to the staff at the MFA. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Dana
Wedding:
1/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Just had my wedding at the Museum this weekend and it went flawlessly. The space is beautiful to begin with and Nancy from Olympia catering worked with us to make sure everything went off without a hitch. The food was amazing and we kept hearing our guest compliment the service. So happy in our choice!
Just had my wedding at the Museum this weekend and it went flawlessly. The space is beautiful to begin with and Nancy from Read more...
Just had my wedding at the Museum this weekend and it went flawlessly. The space is beautiful to begin with and Nancy from Olympia catering worked with us to make sure everything went off without a hitch. The food was amazing and we kept hearing our guest compliment the service. So happy in our choice! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Private User
Wedding:
11/1/2014
4.7/5.0
Beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We had our ceremony in the Marley room, cocktails in the Membership Garden and reception in the Conservatory. We had 172 guests.

You will work directly with Nancy Cotto the Catering Sales Manager for Olympia Catering. You can also hire her as your day of coordinator, like I did. She is very helpful throughout the process and very knowledgeable. I wouldn't say that Nancy and I meshed perfectly, but she put on an outstanding wedding. I would recommend her to other brides and I would use her again.

Olympia Catering is contracted with the MFA, so you must use them. They were great, staff was very nice. Food was good, but not perfect, you can check out that separate review under "Olympia Catering". For liquor, you will also only be able to use Lundy's, which again, they were wonderful!

I still receive lots of nice compliments about the wedding and how "elegant" everything was.
Beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We had our ceremony in the Marley room, cocktails in the Membership Garden and reception Read more...
Beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We had our ceremony in the Marley room, cocktails in the Membership Garden and reception in the Conservatory. We had 172 guests.

You will work directly with Nancy Cotto the Catering Sales Manager for Olympia Catering. You can also hire her as your day of coordinator, like I did. She is very helpful throughout the process and very knowledgeable. I wouldn't say that Nancy and I meshed perfectly, but she put on an outstanding wedding. I would recommend her to other brides and I would use her again.

Olympia Catering is contracted with the MFA, so you must use them. They were great, staff was very nice. Food was good, but not perfect, you can check out that separate review under "Olympia Catering". For liquor, you will also only be able to use Lundy's, which again, they were wonderful!

I still receive lots of nice compliments about the wedding and how "elegant" everything was. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Mindy
Wedding:
8/9/2014
2.9/5.0
We were very happy with the venue itself, though in my opinion the staff left a lot to be desired. I did not find my point of contact very professional and I found that details kept changing as the date of my event grew closer. The food was superb and the event itself was handled marvelously, but the process leading to the wedding stressed me out to the point that I hired a wedding planner (though I hadn't been planning to) just so I could have someone else present at my meetings and to assist with the things that I felt were falling through the cracks.
We were very happy with the venue itself, though in my opinion the staff left a lot to be desired. I did not find my point Read more...
We were very happy with the venue itself, though in my opinion the staff left a lot to be desired. I did not find my point of contact very professional and I found that details kept changing as the date of my event grew closer. The food was superb and the event itself was handled marvelously, but the process leading to the wedding stressed me out to the point that I hired a wedding planner (though I hadn't been planning to) just so I could have someone else present at my meetings and to assist with the things that I felt were falling through the cracks. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue

MAP

 
255 Beach Drive NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Museum of Fine Arts
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1250260367557 june13wedding10