Historic Resort’s Grand Ballroom Gets Old-Florida Refurbishment

St. Petersburg’s Vinoy Resort has renovated 60,000 square feet of meeting space
Exterior of Vinoy Resort
Redesigned event space is the latest renovation project to be completed at the Vinoy Resort. Photo by Jeff Herron, courtesy of The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club Autograph Collection in downtown St. Petersburg has unveiled its 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 renowned interiors firm Rockwell Group, the Vinoy Grand Ballroom and multifunction Palm Court Ballroom feature refreshed aesthetics infused with old-Florida grandeur that nods to the resort’s glamorous past.

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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 shimmering focal point, the blown glass chandelier, Luna, by Dale Chihuly. Sophisticated new carpeting, drapery and furnishings create a sense of refined elegance in the space’s light and airy atmosphere. The ballroom’s dramatic arched windows now overlook a lush living garden, bringing The Vinoy’s tropical natural surroundings into the luxurious and historic space.

The 11,520-square-foot Palm Court Ballroom and entrance hall – the property’s largest event space – debut a neutral color palette with polished brown wood accents that invoke a warm atmosphere, while chic Art Deco chandeliers and sconces reference the resort’s rich history. The ballroom, with its 1,000-person capacity, now 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 and contributors to the creation of the original Vinoy Park Hotel.

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“The Vinoy has been one of the most sought-after venues for hosting events and meetings in the Tampa Bay area for decades,” says The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection’s general manager Vanessa Williams. “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. Creative beverage offerings feature mojito and bourbon bars as well as signature drink options, with new breakout activities including mixology classes. The Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, Autograph Collection has also made technological advancements to the spaces, enhancing broadband support and boosting Internet speed.

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