Special Events

Special Events - Petersburg, VAInterested in holding a Special Event in the City of Petersburg or use a Park for a Family Reunion or Birthday Celebration? 

The first step  in the Special Events Process: Review the Special Events Policy and Procedures Manual.

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
  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.  
  7. Weekdays (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) the Union Train is available for usage (meetings only) for Non-Profit Organizations;  free of charge (3 hour limit). Must show proof of Non-Profit Status. 

Questions regarding the your event or application - please call City of Petersburg Office of Special Events  at 804.324.4014  or tcyerby@petersburg-va.org. 


Union Train Station- Weddings, family celebrations & meetings 


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 Lo for additional parking.  See you soon at the Union Train Station! Click here to complete the fillable Union Train Station Application/Agreement 

Venue Viewing each Wednesday, 4:00-4:45PM, no appointment necessary (there will be no viewing of the Union Train Station during the month of November).