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." 




The Art Factory

Birthday Parties in the Art Factory!

Our 3000 + square foot Art Factory level provides comfortable seating at tables or in a lecture-style format. Plenty of room to romp around in! Perfect for birthday parties or special occasions events for children.

We can accommodate 100 guests. Please contact Lyndsay@parkersburgartcenter.org at (304) 485-3859   for consultation, tours, or more information.

The Board Room

We offer the area’s most artful conference room, complete with its own kitchen and restroom. We can seat up to 20 guests. Wi-Fi is available as well as Projectors upon request.

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


Parking: Our parking lot is located off of 8th Street and has 50 spaces for you and your guests.  Since we are located in downtown Parkersburg, additional parking is mostly off-street and is free from Friday at 5pm-Monday 6am.  There is also very reasonable parking behind our building a block over (210 steps from our front door!). Parkersburg's downtown parking garage is located just a short walk away.

Out-of-town guests: We've partnered up with local hotels that are just 10-15 minutes away!  Having your event here ensures a special Art Center rate!