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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Joshua · Married on 03/30/2019
70s party great
We had a 70s theme party at the ward and it was great . The place was clean , spacious and overall character of the venue was perfect.Sent on 03/31/2019
Sylvia · Married on 09/29/2018
I would recommend this Venue. Its huge inside with everything a Bride and Groom would need on their Wedding Day in one spot! Tables and chairs are included in your rental contract. Its absolutely beautiful and a must see. Make this Venue one of the venues you must see at the top of your list. You will not be disappointed!!Sent on 10/10/2018
Patrina · Married on 09/15/2018
Hi Noelle,Sent on 10/13/2018
We hope this email finds you well! We are settling back in at home after celebrating our wedding and honeymoon. We could not let any more time pass without saying THANK YOU! Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for all of your efforts to make our very special wedding day a success. Our wedding was simply amazing! It was everything we envisioned, and it was your hard work and dedication that made it a dream come true. We truly appreciate your time, professionalism and commitment to us. The Ward Center for Contemporary Art is a beautiful gem, and we hope others will cherish it just as we do, with nothing but wonderful memories of our wedding day that will last a life time. We will not hesitate to refer others to you and share how wonderful The Ward is. We pray God will continue to bless you in your future endeavors.
Terrell and Patrina Thompson
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.