Event rentals & office space

Sophisticated. Elegant. Inspired: 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

For inquiries:

For more information or to schedule a tour, email events@poynter.org or call (727) 821-9494. Please include your dates, guest count and ideal set up.


Lease office space at Poynter

The Poynter Institute has nearly 6,000 square feet of office space for lease, including 13 private offices on the second floor. This contiguous office space features a conference room and a center common area.

Offices are appointed with beautiful mahogany wood trim and large windows, creating an open feel and light environment. The common space can be used as a reception area or lobby, or it can accommodate rows of cubicles.

Employees and visitors will appreciate the downstairs receptionist, free parking, dedicated elevator access, a kitchen and private restrooms.

The Poynter Institute is located in the Innovation District just south of downtown St. Petersburg across from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Bayboro Harbor.


For inquiries:

Contact Jessi Navarro for more information or to schedule a tour, email jnavarro@poynter.org or call (727) 821-9494.



The Poynter Institute
801 Third St. South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
(727) 821-9494