Host Your Event at Art Works!

Hold your event at Art Works’ creative spaces. Weddings, receptions, parties—large or small—meetings and seminars, we have a plan for you.

Parties range from $450 to $1900.

Wedding Packages range from $1600 to $2900.

Group and Company Meetings – please call for a quote (804.291.1400).

The art exhibit in the galleries will enhance your event and since the art changes every month, your event will be uniquely yours!

Our Event Director works with you on planning from the beginning to the end and will be there attending to your needs on your big day.

Main Gallery

A stylish, artful 3,200 sq ft. space with skylights and exposed ceilings—very Richmond—very urban. There’s plenty of space for a DJ or band, a dance floor, a photo-booth and comfortable seating for your guests.  There’s twinkle lights in the ceiling, lights on the columns and special lighting to showcase the artwork. This space allows you to focus on the important aspects of your event since very little decorating is necessary.

An elegant, 1,600 sq ft. space for an intimate party, ceremony or meeting. This gallery is perfect for small parties like bridal or baby showers. The art on the walls adds to the atmosphere of your special event.  There is a small kitchen area for your use.

A cozy, 1000 sq. ft gallery for small parties and meetings. Bridal and baby showers, group art projects, paint and sip parties are perfect for this space. Groups and organizations use this room for planning meetings and team building sessions. Ask about our Group Art Parties.

This gallery is also used as the buffet room for big events since it’s adjacent to the Main Gallery.

Take a Virtual Tour of the galleries.

For meetings and seminars (theatre style seating):

  • Main Gallery: 200
  • Upstairs Gallery: 125
  • Centre Gallery: 50

For cocktail parties where not everyone is seated:

  • Main Gallery: 200
  • Upstairs Gallery: 100
  • Centre Gallery: 30

For seated parties where everyone is seated at tables:

  • Main Gallery: 150
  • Upstairs Gallery: 60
  • Centre Gallery: 30

Yes. We have tables and chairs for 100 in the Main Gallery and 60 for the Upstairs Gallery. If you need more, we can provide names and contact information for rental companies where you can rent any extras that you need.

We do not supply linens however we can supply you with names of vendors that have a wide variety of choices for your event.

Yes. We have a list of vendors that we have worked with that provided great service and with whom we have worked with over the years.

Preferred Vendors

There are three lots close by (within 1 and 3 blocks) of the art center. We can reserved these for you.

For evening events we can arrange for security (off duty police officers).

Parties and wedding events can last for 5 hours for the actual party/reception. Plus you get time to set-up before the event and after the event for breakdown.  For seminars and meetings, events can last for as may hours as you rent the space.

Art Works will set-up your event and breakdown the event after it is over. We clean up the gallery, too. All you need to do is take your personal things with you at the end of the event.

We have a projector, screen, microphone and amplifier?

You may use any caterer you like. Your caterer needs to be licensed. We do not allow self-catering for safety and health reasons. We can provide you a list of caterers that we have worked with and who are familiar with the facility.

The great thing about the galleries is that the artwork on the wall provides a wonderful backdrop for your event–so there are no bare walls you have to spruce up to add ambiance. You can decorate your tables with center pieces, balloons–whatever you like. Candles are permissible as long as they are in glass votives.

Alcohol is permitted and you can bring your own. You must follow Virginia ABC laws. We can assist you with this.

Yes, the Main Gallery, Centre Gallery and classroom is handicap accessible. We do not have an elevator for the Upstairs Gallery, so it is not handicap accessible.

Yes. Nonprofits (501.3c) get a 20% discount.

Manchester is a thriving urban neighborhood with condos, apartments, offices and retail stores, where people live and work. You will see people going to work, walking their dogs and pushing baby strollers–a real urban neighborhood.  The James river is 2 blocks from Art Works and makes a nice walk. The Railroad Museum is only 2 blocks away and it’s just a short walk across the Mayo Bridge to downtown Richmond.

You can download and print our pdf floor plan below:



Our Event Director, Albert ensures a smooth event and can help with planning, coordinating vendors, and will be onsite throughout your event.

Use the form below to tell us about your event. If you need immediate assistance, call Albert (804) 291.1400.

Please provide as many details as you can, and Albert will be in touch with you promptly to discuss your plans.

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