Event Venues

The Wharton Grande Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom

Imagine Your Event HERE!

Be inspired by the many works of art in our galleries and bring your creativity to life for your event for an unforgettable experience! The Art Center's Event Venues are the best kept secret in the Mid-Ohio Valley!

From a small intimate gathering of 5 to a lavish corporate event of 500, the Art Center has a space to fill your needs. The following will define our basic rental options, but we try to tailor our rental agreement to YOUR needs. The options are limitless! Just imagine what you can do, and we will endeavor to find the most reasonable way to make it a reality!

All venues (except birthday party rentals) are for a 4 hour rental period with the option of adding additional hours to your contract for a nominal fee.

Rentals also  include tables and chairs set-up. Set-up begins the Thursday prior to the event for the Wharton Grande Ballroom and tear-down the following Monday. Gallery set ups begin Friday afternoon with tear-down the following Monday.

Our Wharton Grande Ballroom comes with a prep kitchen, restrooms and elevator access. Perfect for weddings, family reunions, proms and corporate events.

500 (lecture-style)
100-350 (table)

We have our favorites to recommend  but you have the luxury of choosing YOUR OWN caterer, music services, linens and florals.

Other available extras include a piano, PA system, all-digital sound system and beverage services for small conference meetings.

Lyndsay , PAC Rental Consultant

Please contact Lyndsay@parkersburgartcenter.org  at (304) 485-3859 or  for consultation, tours, or more information.

"My name is Lyndsay Dennis and I'm excited to say that I am the new Events Coordinator for the Parkersburg Art Center. I've been happily married for seven years to a wonderful man named Ryan who's an engineer for our local railroad. We have a handsome little boy named Evan who will be turning 3 soon. I'm an active member of my church, where I've been elected to serve on the board of representatives. I recently graduated with an Associates degree from college and prior to being a stay-at-home-mother, I worked for a local bank for over six years. My truest passion has always been my creativity.  I enjoy arts and crafts, such as wreath and earring-making, creating organizational systems, and designing and throwing parties of all kinds. "I'm looking forward to all of the aspects of my new position with the PAC and building relationships with clients and artists through our shared passions."