The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

2 Reviews

Tradition meets modern at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art. Our spacious, newly renovated, modern art gallery with restored historic details is the perfect backdrop for your big day. With 19 foot ceilings, a grand staircase, VIP loft area, and room for 5 - 500 guests, your party is sure to impress. Our space comes with tables and chairs for 250 guests, and you may use your own favorite caterer.

We are located in the picturesque downtown historic district of Petersburg, VA. We are loaded with charm and only 25 minutes from downtown Richmond. Call us today to book an appointment with our experienced wedding team. Be sure to ask about our summer booking specials!


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Nicole 10/09/17
Wedding Date: 09/28/2017 Venue: The Ward Center


My wedding was on 9/28/17. The Ward staff was perfect. They were able to help me set the space up for a ceremony and then reception. It was just a quick maneuver with the moveable walls. I had a blast on my wedding day. It is an absolutely gorgeous venue . The owners had flexibility with my "a la carte" planning and feasibility to work with my demanding schedule. Also, the event cordinator kept me in line with making sure I had my ABC liscense and other vendor info in time. What other venue coordinators would respond promptly to a 2 a.m. email? Noelle and her crew are simply fantastic.

Danielle 07/12/17
Wedding Date: 07/02/2017 Venue: The Ward Center


The venue was beautiful. Delaney was very helpful and amazing to work with. I highly recommend this venue.

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Standing: 500 guests
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Catering Availble
Outside Caterers Welcome
Outside Caterers Welcome
Available Venue Space
Bridal Changing Room
Dance Area
Handicap Accessible
On street parking available
ABC License Required
On-site Accommodations Available
On-site Accommodations Available