Building Space Rentals
UU St. Pete has rooms of various sizes and configurations available for rent by organizations and private individuals. From the sanctuary to office space available for classes, meetings, and more, our UU is central to Downtown St. Pete, with a view of the beautiful Mirror Lake. Our historic building is a warm, inviting place to hold meetings, conferences, seminars, weddings (we are a welcoming community), wedding vow renewals, and other events. It is wheelchair accessible, hearing impaired accessible, and climate-controlled.
The church rents rooms to outside groups on a space-available basis. Contact our office at 727-898-3294 for availability.
UU St. Pete is conveniently located in downtown St. Petersburg at 100 Mirror Lake Dr. N. Located on beautiful Mirror Lake, the location is an ideal setting for wedding photos. Easily accessible by major highways, free parking is available next to the church.
Our sanctuary, with a seating capacity of 250, is ideal for wedding rentals, large meetings and concerts. Its carpeted floor, beamed vaulted ceiling, “Juliet Balcony,” and spectacular tapestries add an aura of warmth to any event. It also features a balcony/choir loft offering additional seating. A Baldwin concert grand piano is available and there is also a 3-manual Allen organ in the balcony. [Note: Our Music Director can be consulted in advance]
There are two pulpits, one on each side of the chancel. The room is equipped with a sound system that will accommodate any sound reinforcement needed; direct mic recording is also an option. Various lighting options are also available. Schedule a time to take a tour!
Our social hall, Gilmour Hall, immediately adjacent to the sanctuary, can be used for meetings, wedding receptions, or banquets with a comfortable seating capacity of up to 100 (depending on configuration). With its massive fireplace and elegant chandeliers, it is also ideal for parties and dances. Like the sanctuary, the room has a high, vaulted ceiling. The Hall overlooks the courtyard in front of the church with a view of Mirror Lake. The room also contains a baby grand piano. A variety of lighting options allow the ambience to be tuned to the desired mood for the event. On the side of the hall facing Mirror Lake, there are French doors looking onto an enclosed patio which can be opened during clement weather; on the opposite side of the hall, there is access to a large enclosed courtyard which can be used as a breakout facility or for other purposes. To facilitate serving for banquets and other events serving food, the hall is adjacent to the church’s kitchen. There are round tables available, ideal for banquets, as well as chairs. For business events, the room can be equipped with rectangular tables.
Conway Hall is suitable for casual meetings, events, or training sessions for up to 50. Room setup and breakdown is included in the rental cost.
Newly Renovated! A kitchen, immediately adjacent to Conway Hall, is available for rent with the rental of Gilmour Hall or Conway Hall. The stove has two large ovens with six burners and two sink areas. The kitchen also contains an automatic dishwasher, large food-prep areas, and several commercial-grade urns for coffee, tea, or water.
For information on weddings, please contact our main office at (727) 898-3294.
A Bit of History
The church was designed in the Spanish Revival style popular in the 1920s. The cornerstone was laid in 1929 and the building was dedicated in 1930. Our historic sanctuary and social hall are well maintained, with carpeted aisles and comfortable seat cushions in the pews. UU St. Pete takes an active role in extending community relations. As such, we’ve welcomed a wide array of organizations who have shared our building and so extended the embrace of our ministry.