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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36 Reviews for The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

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  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Joshua · Married on 03/30/2019

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    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.

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    Sylvia · Married on 09/29/2018

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    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!!

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    Patrina · Married on 09/15/2018

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    Hi Noelle,

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Terrell and Patrina Thompson

    9.15.18

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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? $ 3,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,200.00
  • 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? $ 3,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,200.00
  • 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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  • 132-A North Sycamore Street Petersburg, VA, 23803 See on map
    8042529233 (Phone number)

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