The Poynter Institute

Downtown St. Pete – The Poynter Institute is a modern architectural gem, featuring rich mahogany, granite, and keystone details along the waterfront in downtown St. Pete.

Maximum Capacity: 150
Waterfront: Yes
Outdoor Ceremony/Reception Space: Yes
On-site Catering: No
Off-site Catering: Yes
Extra special touches: Your wedding is our priority! We will make sure that your special day will be unforgettable!
What makes our wedding venue unique: The Poynter Institute evokes an upscale sophisticated ambiance all while being positioned on the relaxed downtown St.Petersburg Waterfront. The building provides a balance between nature, class and intrigue. The Frank Lloyd Wright style architecture and breathtaking views of the harbor will help to make your event unforgettable.



The Poynter Institute Reviews From Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

“The Poynter Institute checked every box. The space was beautiful, and there was plenty of bathrooms and parking for all of our guests during the ceremony. We loved the exposed beams and floor to ceiling windows that overlooked our ceremony site. The fact that our reception space was directly across the street from our ceremony made it so convenient for guests. The facility provided tables and set up the room based on our layout the night before. They were also flexible with letting us drop things off in advance.” -Lisa and Nate | Palm Leaf Florida-Inspired Downtown St. Pete Wedding


Meet the Event Services Director 

Andrew DeLong, Event Director Poynter Institute Headshot Andrew DeLong serves as the Teaching & Event Services Director at Poynter where he is responsible for the administrative and logistical support for internal and external seminars and special events. His passion for journalism first brought him to the Institute as a participant in the High School Journalism Program and then again as a member of the Poynter Fellowship for College Journalists.

Prior to joining Poynter in 2012 as a program coordinator, DeLong worked for the Tampa Bay Times as both a writer and an editorial assistant. He also freelanced for several local magazines and community publications. He is a native Floridian and enjoys volunteering in his community. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida where he majored in mass communications and minored in leadership studies. He holds a certification in hospitality and tourism management from Florida Atlantic University.

 

 

 

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(727) 821-9494
801 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


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MEET THE EDITOR

Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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