The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

132-A North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 Map · Phone number
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About The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

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.

Services Offered
The Ward Center for Contemporary Art offers couples an array of services and amenities. Those who book the venue benefit from the following:

  • Indoor setting
  • Event rentals
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting
  • Outside vendors


Other Facilities
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:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP loft area


Other Services
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.

History
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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39 Reviews for The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Tammy C. · Married on 11/02/2019

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    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
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    Michelle S. · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Simply Beautiful

    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
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    Joanne E. · Married on 07/11/2019

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    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

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The Ward Center for Contemporary Art FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3200.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 3200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3200.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Resort
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January

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    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.

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