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A elegant and serene location for your wedding or event.

Event Space & Weddings on Mirror Lake

The cornerstone of the historic Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg was laid in 1929, and the Mediterranean Revival building was dedicated in 1930. The bell tower and façade make the church one of Mirror Lake’s most recognizable landmarks and greet wedding and event guests as they arrive, setting the stage for a special occasion to be remembered.

In the sanctuary, upholstered pews seat up to 250 guests. On each side of the historic space, sunlight streams through tall arched windows that retain the original 1929 glass panes. The beautiful Juliet balcony offers the opportunity for a unique moment during your ceremony for a special reading or announcement. The beautiful tone of the Allen organ is enriched by the sanctuary’s stunning acoustics. Overhead, the exposed king post trusses, accented with wrought iron chandeliers, offer a dramatic and elegant experience for your special day.

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, wedding vow renewals, memorials, and other events. It is wheelchair accessible, hearing-impaired-accessible, and climate-controlled.

Our church takes an active role in extending community relations. As such, we continue to invite an array of organizations to share in our buildings. As a welcoming community, we encourage all members of the LGBTQIA+ community to consider our spaces. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds as well, including those who are non-religious, humanist, pagan, or atheist.

We host in rooms of various sizes and configurations for:

  • Weddings, Vow Renewals, and Receptions
  • Holiday Parties and Work Celebrations
  • Concerts, Cabarets, Recitals, and Dances
  • Author Readings, Nonprofit Trainings, Conferences, and Meetings
  • Funerals and Celebrations of Life
  • Catering Preparation and Craft Circles

We’d love to hear from you. Please contact our office at 727-898-3294 to schedule a tour!

Located on Historic Mirror Lake

  • 100 Mirror Lake Drive North
  • Central in Downtown St. Pete
  • Near hotel and entertainment districts
  • Faces beautiful Mirror Lake
  • Easily accessible by highways
  • Ample parking in lot and on streets
  • Ideal setting for wedding photos

Rental Spaces

Sanctuary

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 an Allen 3 Manual 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.

Gilmour Hall

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

Host a casual meeting, event, training session, or mark an important work milestone.

  • Variety of room options for 50
  • Enclosed barbeque-party-style courtyard
  • Modular walls for room sizes
  • Upstairs (no elevator access) adds classrooms and meeting rooms

Kitchen

Prepare your dream meal in our renovated professional kitchen! Our state-of-the-art kitchen is adjacent to both Conway Hall and Gilmour Hall and is available for rent when renting either of these spaces. We also invite licensed caterers to rent the kitchen for ongoing use. The range has two large ovens with 10 burners and two sink areas. The kitchen also contains a dishwasher, generous food-prep areas, and several commercial-grade urns for coffee, tea, etc.

Weddings

Your day will be a special one that you’re certain to remember. Our beautiful front lawn that overlooks Mirror Lake is available as part of your rental.

We’d love to hear from you. Please contact our office at 727-898-3294 to schedule a tour!