UWF Departments and Student Organizations

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The UWF Historic Trust operates several venues, each boasting awe inspiring environments for any gathering. These venues can be rented by UWF Departments and UWF Registered Student Organizations for university events. The information and rates listed on this page only apply to university events hosted by a UWF Department or a UWF Registered Student Organization. This information and rates are not for individual UWF students, staff, faculty, or alumni. Please visit the individual venue pages for external event information and rates.

UWF Departments and UWF Registered Student Organizations can reserve UWF Historic Trust venues in the EMS Web app in My.UWF. Please contact our Event Coordinator at historicevents@uwf.edu for more information.

 

Venues

  • Museum of Commerce

    The Museum of Commerce provides a snapshot into life in a 1890s streetscape complete with historic store fronts and artifacts on exhibit. Whether you are planning a reception, lecture, luncheon, banquet, or concert, this space puts your event dreams into motion. 

    • This venue is available for rent beginning at 3:00pm Monday through Saturday, and all day on Sunday.
    • This venue can accommodate 150-175 for seated functions and 200-250 for receptions.
    • Tables and chairs are available for up to 200 guests. Linens are not provided.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup including the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs. 
    • Audio/Visual equipment is not provided and the museum does not have WiFi.
    • The catering prep area includes a standard refrigerator/freezer, ice machine, and hand wash sink. Cooking is not permitted inside the museum.
  • Voices of Pensacola

    This multicultural center highlights the diversity of the city through exhibits representative of culture groups that have shaped Pensacola history. Voices of Pensacola is the perfect space for department retreats, community gatherings, or educational programs.

    • This venue is available for rent beginning at 3:00pm Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • This venue can accommodate 60-70 for seated functions and 75-100 for receptions.
    • Tables and chairs are available for up to 75 guests. Linens are not provided.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup including the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs. 
    • Some Audio/Visual equipment is available in this space and it has ArgoAir.
    • A small prep space is available with a sink and mini refrigerator.
  • Bowden Building

    The J. Earle Bowden Building is located at 120 Church Street and serves as the offices for the UWF Historic Trust staff. The first floor of the building includes two classrooms that can be used by UWF departments for meetings, staff retreats, and lectures.

    • The classrooms can be used by UWF Department and RSOs for free Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm. A rental fee will be charged for rentals outside of business hours. 
    • The large classroom can accommodate 35-40 with tables and chairs, and 50-75 with chairs only.
    • The small classroom can accommodate 15-20 with tables and chairs, and 25 with chairs only.
    • Both rooms include a projector and screen, but no computer. A laptop can be connected to the projector via HDMI. Wifi is available in both rooms.
    • Food and drinks are permitted, but the renter is responsible for all clean-up and the removal of trash.
  • Pensacola Museum of Art

    Your unique event deserves a unique space. There is no place better to hold your next special event than the Pensacola Museum of Art, the hub of visual arts in our city. The PMA serves as the perfect spot to host art-centric special events, receptions, department gatherings.

    • This venue is available for rent beginning at at 3:00pm Monday through Sunday.
    • This venue can accommodate up to 100 guests for special events. However, the capacity is subject to change depending on the current exhibit.
    • Tables and chairs are available for up to 50 guests. Linens are not provided.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup including the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs. 
    • Audio/Visual equipment is not provide.
  • Trader Jon's Exhibit

    Any intimate event with a lively group of friends would be perfectly suited for this vibrant space, inside the Pensacola Museum of History.

    • This venue is available for rent beginning at at 3:00pm Monday through Sunday.
    • This venue can accommodate 50-75 guests for receptions only.
    • Booking includes the use of (3) cocktail tables. Linens are not provided.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup including the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs. 
    • Audio/Visual equipment is not provided and the museum does not have WiFi.
    • Food and drinks are permitted, but there is not a catering or prep space in this venue. 
  • Museum Plaza

    This picturesque park, located behind the Pensacola Museum of History, is the largest venue space at the UWF Historic Trust. With over 13,000 feet of event space, the possibilities are endless on the plaza.

    • This venue is available for rent Sundays through Saturdays.
    • This venue can easily accommodate 400 attendees.
    • Tables, chairs, tents, AV equipment, barricades, trash cans, and other equipment are not provided for this venue.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup. 
    • Restrooms are not provided for this venue.
  • Fountain Park

    South of Seville Square, Fountain Park has a decorative fountain highlighting various scenes of Pensacola history. This location serves as a beautiful backdrop for small weddings, festivals, and celebrations.

    • This venue is available for rent Sundays through Saturdays.
    • This venue can easily accommodate 200 attendees.
    • Tables, chairs, tents, AV equipment, barricades, trash cans, and other equipment are not provided for this venue.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup. 
    • Restrooms are not provided for this venue.
    • The small parking lot attached to Fountain Park is included in the booking. The parking lot may be blocked off for events, but it is the responsibility of the renter to block off the lot. Barricades and cones are not provided.
  • Old Christ Church

    Completed in 1832, Old Christ Church is one of the oldest surviving church buildings in Florida. The restored church can be rented for weddings, concerts, and educational lectures and programs.

    • This venue is available for rent beginning at 3:00pm Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
    • This venue can accommodate 150 guests.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup . 
    • Audio/Visual equipment is not provided and the church does not have WiFi.
    • Food and drinks are not permitted in the church. 
    • Decorating restrictions are listed in the rental agreement. 
  • Barkley House

    Barkley House is one of the oldest masonry houses in Florida and a beautiful location for large outdoor events or intamite indoor events.

    • This venue is available for rent Sunday through Saturday.
    • The interior space can accommodate up to 50 guests for standing cocktail reception or 30 guests for seated function.
    • The exterior space can easily accommodate 200 or more guests.
    • Tables and chairs are available for up to 175 guests.
    • The renter is responsible for all set-up and cleanup including the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs. 
    • Audio/Visual equipment is not provided and the house does not have WiFi.
    • The catering prep area includes a standard refrigerator/freezer, ice machine, warming oven, and hand wash sink.
    • Cooking is not permitted inside the museum.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • UWF Department Rental Information
    • UWF Departments can reserve these historic venues in EMS Web in their My.UWF.
    • The UWF Department rate is $50.00 per hour. This rate is not for individual UWF students, staff, faculty, or alumni.
    • Renters are responsible for all set-up and cleanup for their event. This includes setting up and breaking down the tables and chairs needed for their event. 
    • Audio and visual equipment are not provide for most of these venues. 
  • UWF Registered Student Organization Rental Information
    • UWF Registered Student Organizations can reserve these historic venues in EMS Web in their My.UWF.
      • Student Organizations must be currently registered with Student Involvement in order to book these spaces. 
    • The UWF Registered Student Organization rate is $50.00 per hour. This rate is not for individual UWF students, staff, faculty, or alumni.
    • UWF Registered Student Organizations are responsible for providing event insurance for the venue. 
    • Renters are responsible for all set-up and cleanup for their event. This includes setting up and breaking down the tables and chairs needed for their event. 
    • Audio and visual equipment are not provide for most of these venues.