PETERSBURG, Florida— The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, recently unveiled 60,000 square feet of redesigned event space, including the Vinoy Grand Ballroom and Palm Court Ballroom, as part of the resort’s comprehensive renovation.
Designed by interiors firm Rockwell Group, the Vinoy Grand Ballroom and multifunction Palm Court Ballroom feature refreshed aesthetics infused with old-Florida grandeur that nod to the 1925 resort’s century-long history.
The 6,120-square-foot Vinoy Grand Ballroom honors the resort’s timeless aesthetic with elegant yet modern upgrades, including a restoration of the room’s blown-glass chandelier, Luna, by Dale Chihuly. New carpeting, drapery and furnishings complement the ballroom’s high, arched windows that now overlook a tropical garden.
The 11,520-square-foot Palm Court Ballroom and entrance hall – the property’s largest event space – debuts a neutral color palette with polished brown wood accents, while Art Deco chandeliers and sconces reference the resort’s history.
The ballroom, with its 1,000-person capacity, features brand-new flooring, walls and recessed ceilings. The Vinoy’s array of 22 additional meeting rooms are newly renamed after St. Petersburg-area parks as well as contributors to the creation of the original Vinoy Park Hotel.
The resort also made technological improvements to the spaces, enhancing broadband support and boosting internet speed.
“The Vinoy has been one of the most sought-after venues for hosting events and meetings in the Tampa Bay area for decades,” General Manager Vanessa Williams said. “These updates bring our ballrooms into the 21st century while keeping their legendary history intact, ensuring the resort will continue to be a top destination for events of every size for another 100 years.”
The hotel’s newly elevated and customizable event menus emphasize seasonality, health-conscious offerings, locally sourced ingredients, custom dessert breaks and culinary stations, including tartar, poke and risotto stations. Beverage offerings feature mojito and bourbon bars as well as signature drink options, while new breakout activities include mixology classes.
To learn more about planning events in The Vinoy’s iconic ballrooms, please visit marriott.com.