A historic wedding venue in Petersburg, Virginia, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art is where tradition meets modern flair. Located in the downtown historic district of Petersburg, the newly renovated venue is only 25 minutes from downtown Richmond. With 19-foot ceilings and grand staircases, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art is the perfect backdrop for your dream day!
Facilities and Capacity
Boasting 26,000 square feet, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art accommodates a maximum of 500 guests. Couples may choose from three event spaces in which to host their ceremony and/or reception.
The Ward Center for Contemporary Art offers couples an array of services and amenities. Those who book the venue benefit from the following:
In addition to the aforementioned services and amenities, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art also offers wedding-event facilities. Interested couples may benefit from the following:
The Ward Center for Contemporary Art offers a wedding package to help streamline their event. Said package includes, but is not limited to, an on-site event specialist, tables and chairs.
Built in 1889, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art originally began as the Rucker Rosenstock department store and, shortly thereafter, Butterworth’s Furniture store. In 2014 the venue underwent a six-million dollar renovation, transforming it into the establishment it is known as today.
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Tammy C. · Married on 11/02/2019
Sweet Sixteen Party - Perfect!
Everything was wonderful! Noelle was very responsive to our needs. The rental process was easy and organized. The venue is clean and the kitchen has everything you could need. Our guests had a great time and loved it! Highly recommend!Sent on 11/07/2019
Michelle S. · Married on 11/02/2019
What a GRAND place to have a 16th birthday party for 5 teenagers! It was elegant and it did not require a lot of decorations to enhance the look! The room was spacious and the guests had plenty of room to dance! I was impressed with Noelle, Tammy and her team because they were so helpful and efficient!Sent on 11/15/2019
Joanne E. · Married on 07/11/2019
Happy Sweet 16
I can not say enough wonderful things about our experience at Ward Center!! We worked with Tammy and her fabulous team to plan our son and 4 of his friends sweet 16 party. From my very first meeting with Planning Team, I felt so comfortable .....they are such amazing people to work with. The location was perfect for a night to remember.Sent on 11/07/2019
Michele and her staff always do an amazing job at the Ward. I would highly recommend this location for any event due to it's organization, friendliness, and cool decor. It is always a pleasure to work with the staff here as a wedding professional.