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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.

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Our Weddings

Just get your dress, we'll do the rest!

Here at the Appomattox Event Center in addition to our charming venue, we offer the major services  needed when having an event. Creating a one stop shopping experience and significantly reducing the stress of planning your Big Day! Check out our Inclusive Packages we have designed to make planning your wedding a stress free experience! 

Regardless of the package you select all of our Wedding Packages include the following:

  • Tables & Gold Chiavari Chairs

  • Outdoor Ceremony Option

  • Access to Bridal Suite

  •  Table Linens & Napkins

  •  Charger Plates

  • Complimentary Design Consultation

  • Setup/Breakdown of ALL Venue provided items

  • Trash Removal

  • Free/Virtual Planning Office

Are you excited and ready to get all the answers to your questions about our Venue; no worries!  Just click on the button below to fill out a short form and inquire with us.

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 Wedding Packages



Here Comes 
the Bride

**Up to 200 Guests**

Our "Here Comes the Bride" Package offers  the staples services needed for your wedding day giving you and/or Planner creative control but avoiding the heavy lifting!

Here is the list of items included in this package:

  • 12 hours access to space

  • On Site Venue Coordinator

  • Tables & Gold Chiavari Chairs

  • Outdoor Ceremony Option

  • Access to Bridal Suite

  •  Table Linens & Napkins

  •  Charger Plates

  • Monthly Payments

  • Complimentary Design Consultation

  • Setup/Breakdown of ALL Venue provided items

  • Trash Removal from Venue

  • Free/Virtual Planning Office

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Something Blue


 **Up to 200 Guests**

Our "Something Blue" Package offers Clients the staple services needed to take some of the stress out of the planning process while allowing them the opportunity to add their personal touch.  Don't worry we have a network of some of the best Vendors in the area to refer our Clients to for any other service they will need!

Here is the list of items included in this package:

  • 12 Hour access to Venue

  • Personalized Signage for Reception and/or Ceremony

  • Tables & Gold Chiavari Chairs

  • Standard/In Stock Table Linens & Napkins

  • Charger Plates

  • Complimentary Design Consultation

  • Complimentary Day of Planning Consultation

  • In Stock Centerpieces and Décor Elements

  • Day of Coordinator & Hostess (60 Days Out)

  • Setup/Breakdown of ALL Venue provided items

  • Trash Removal

  • Free/Virtual Planning Office

  • **Ceremony Décor**

  • **1 Hour Wedding Rehearsal  (upon venue availability)**

  • **Outdoor Ceremony Option Available**


Kiss the Bride


**Up to 200 Guests**

Our "Kiss the Bride" Package offers  all the major services needed for your wedding day — from Music - to Florals to Catering — to make certain everything goes off without a hitch. There is nothing more important for your special day than knowing every detail is taken care of.  Book our Venue today and make sure you get the best date available.

Here is the list of items included in this package:

  • ALL items/services listed in the "Something Blue" Package

  • Bridal Party Florals

  • DJ to provide music for Cocktail Hour, Reception and/or Wedding Ceremony

  • Full Service Buffet Style Dinner

  • Cocktail Hour food & Non Alcohol Beverages

  • All Flatware & Tableware

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Everything but

the Groom



**Up to 200 Guests**

Our "Everything but the Groom" Package offers everything needed to create a stunning wedding to remember forever. This package includes everything from the food, to the flowers and even the cake!

We’ll be here every step of the way to make sure everything turns out exactly to your liking. Trust us with the details and planning so you can relax and enjoy yourself. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Here is the list of items included in this package:

  • ALL Services included in "Something Blue"

  • ALL Services included in "Kiss the Bride"

  • 5 Hours of Photography

  • Tiered Wedding Cake

  • Complimentary Officiant Services as needed

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