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In 1932 Miss Anna Mercer Dunlop considered the Dean of Petersburg Artists founded the Petersburg Area Art League, creating a legacy of art in Old Towne Petersburg.  In 1959 PAAL began the Poplar Lawn Arts Festival, an annual tradition drawing people from around the region until the late 1990s.   In 1971 PAAL moved into current day location of 7 E. Old Street. 


Over a decade later the building would be donated to the League by a lifetime resident of Petersburg, Nan Seward Jones. Nan Seward Jones lifelong interest in the field of art started at an early age when she studied under the tutelage of  Anna Dunlop. She was accomplished in all mediums ranging from oil to pen and ink.  Mrs. Jones alongside Ms. Dunlop was instrumental in the establishment of the Petersburg Area Art League.

About PAAL


Events at              Petersburg 




Where Your Dream Wedding Begins


Events at Petersburg Area Art League offers fabulous wedding and reception packages that are beautiful, elegant and affordable. We are different! Only one wedding is scheduled per day and we include everything you need for your wedding in our wedding packages. Additionally, we have a reputation for exceeding expectations every time. You'll want to hurry in for a tour because we book up very fast!

Knowing that every wedding we do has the same high level of quality and service gives us a great level of pride. Our great staff, which includes a Day of Coordinator and a Hostess, to ensure that all the details of your wedding are executed just as planned. It is not uncommon for us to hear that everything went exactly as it should have or that our food is fabulous and our venue is gorgeous!





The Following Is Included With This Package:

    For Your Wedding & Reception

  • Ceremony Setup & Cleanup

  • Use of Venue up to 10 hours Day of Wedding

  • Day of Coordinator/Asst. Coordinator & Hostess

  • 2 Consultation Appointments

  • One & Half  Hour Rehearsal

  • Décor For Ceremony

  • Chairs (White Folding Chairs)

  • White or Ivory Draping

  • Bride's Room

  • Groom's Room

  • Chips & Water For Rooms

  • Plan B In Case Of Rain

  • DJ for Ceremony & Reception

  • Bridal Party Flowers

  • Cocktail Hour Food

  • Fully Catered Buffet Style Dinner

  • Décor For Reception

  • Tiered Wedding Cake


$9600 for 100 guests

($29.95/Guest to +/_ guest up to 120 Guests)


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$10,800 for 100 guests

($35.95/Guest to +/_ guest up to 120 Guests)


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The Following Is Included With This Package:

    For Your Wedding & Reception

  • All of the items in the Kiss the Bride Package

  • 5 Hours of Photography & 1 Hour Engagement Session

  • Customized Invitations & Personalized Signage

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