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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

  • 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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