133-B NORTH SYCAMORE STREET, PETERSBURG, VA 23803 - 804.252.9233

Modern Meets tradition

Our grand event hall is spacious and newly renovated with the old-world charm of restored wood floors, a grand staircase, and elegant chandeliers within the modern setting of a beautiful art gallery. You'll love all the restored historic details, high ceilings, VIP loft area, and room for up to 500 guests. We are located in the picturesque downtown historic district of Petersburg, VA, only 25 minutes from downtown Richmond.

Our building has a rich history dating back to 1889 as the Rucker Rosenstock department store. Later it became Butterworth’s Furniture store and recently, in 2014, underwent a 6 million dollar renovation transforming the building into The Ward Center for Contemporary Art and the Butterworth Flats.

the details:

Fun Features.
A special VIP loft balcony comes with the space, as well as two grand staircases and countless charming details of the historic building.

Set up.
You will get the space for a full day so you will have plenty of time to decorate, relax, and enjoy your party. Gallery staff will set up and break down tables and chairs.

You may choose your own professional caterer. We provide a spacious staging area with a commercial ice maker, among other new amenities.

Tables and Chairs.
We provide seating for 250 guests which can be set up and taken down by gallery staff.

You may use a DJ, Band, or other music source of your choice and they will bring their own sound equipment.

Alcohol is allowed and either you or your caterer will provide a banquet license from the Virginia ABC board

Other Amenities.
We are fully handicap accessible, we can provide a dressing suite for the bride, VIP loft mezannine, and ask about our other available services and amenitites.




132-A North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803