Special Events

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the City of Petersburg will no longer accept requests for rental of the Union Train Station until further notice.

SPECIAL EVENTS 

Interested in holding a Special Event in the City of Petersburg or use a Park for a Family Reunion or Birthday Celebration?  Special Events - Petersburg, VA
The first step  in the Special Events Process: Review the Special Events Policy and Procedures Manual. Due to COVID-19 the City of Petersburg will no longer accept requests to rent the  Union Train Station until further notice.

Obtain and complete a Special Events permit - you must complete the event application in it’s entirety. Please also review and print the application for your records before submitting.

 To complete the special events process, you will need to: 

  1. Apply for the Special Event Application (Click here for the Special Event Application)
  2. Complete any City Service Permit Applications (if applicable)  
  3. Submit General Liability Insurance Certificate and Policy Endorsement (See below)
  4. Meet with the Special Events Committee- if applicable (Special Events Committee includes the following departments, (Special Events, Fire, Police, Commissioner of Revenue, Public Works, Health Department, Emergency Medical Services,) during the review process. 
  5. Special Events Committee will make recommendation to the City Manager’s Office for final decision. 
  6. If alcoholic beverages are to be served, renter must obtain a banquet license from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. A copy of the ABC License must be submitted one month prior to the Special Events Office.  If alcohol is served - a City Police Officer or Sheriff’s Deputy will be assigned to the event. The cost per hour will be incurred by the applicant renting the venue. For additional information, please call 804-324-4014.  

All Special Event Organizers must provide a General Liability Insurance Certificate and Policy Endorsement - once the event is approved by the City of Petersburg.   The organizer can select an Insurance Provider or use www.onebeaconentertainment.com   Questions regarding your event or application - please email tcyerby@petersburg-va.org.

One Beacon Insurance for Special Events

Union Train Station 

Weddings, family celebrations & meetings 

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Due to COVID-19 the City of Petersburg will no longer accept Special Events Permits or Union Train Station Rentals until further notice. All events scheduled September, October, November and December during the 2020 calendar year will have 50 or less in attendance.   If you have questions - please email tcyerby@petersburg-va.gov

103 River Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803
 Capacity: 272,   Seated: 170 (with tables/Chairs)


Let us take care of your special day- Rent our venue for your next party, wedding, meeting or private event. The Union Train Station is designed to make it easy for any type of event with full seating, dance area and additional equipment like tables and chairs. The venue also offers parking spaces in front of the facility and a nearby City Lot for additional parking.   

Weekdays (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) the Union Train is available for usage (meetings only) for Non-Profit Organizations;  free of charge (2 hour limit). Must show proof of Non-Profit Status.

Please click the Union Train Station Application Link below - all information concerning the rental process ls listed on the application - please click below. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE UNION TRAIN STATION APPLICATION 

No "Venue Viewing" until further notice due to  the Covid-19 Pandemic

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