The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

132 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA
Capacity: 500 people

About The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

Rent the WARD CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART for your special day! This beautiful and historic art gallery venue will make your party the talk of the town. We include an elegant 7,000 square foot space with moveable art wall systems and 19 foot ceilings, two grand staircases, VIP loft balcony, tables, chairs, large restrooms, coat room, kitchen, tables and chairs in an art gallery surround. All wood floors, built-in dance floor and handicap accessibility with comfort and ease.

Package Pricing

Event Rental
$1,200 - $4,200 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

The Ward Center For Contemporary Art
The Ward Center For Contemporary Art


Best Wedding - An Eventective User from Prince George, VA

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.

Perfect wedding venue - An Eventective User from HOPEWELL

Beautiful place and professional staff. Tended to my every needs and would love to have a future event there again.

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1