Church Street Bridal
Whether you want to score a bargain or you are just curious, stop by YWCA of Central Virginia’s fundraising bridal boutique — Church Street Bridal. Funds raised through the Bridal shop goes directly to supporting the mission and programs of YWCA of Central Virginia including our Domestic Violence Prevention Program, Sexual Assault Response Program, Town Center Housing Program, and our work in Racial Justice and Social Equity.
YWCA of Central Virginia established Church Street Bridal Shop in 2004. It was our goal to find a way to raise funds for the programs offered for women and children, as well as provide a service to the community. By marrying the two ideas together, Church Street Bridal was formed, offering designer wedding gowns at off-the-rack prices.
Today the walls of Church Street Bridal are lined with gowns that are beaded, ones with sequins, ones with lace, and even simply elegant gowns with little to no detail.
The gowns in the shop are NEW samples! They have never been worn other than being tried on or used as a floor sample. For $300 – $800 you can purchase a bridal gown that retailed for $800 – thousands.* There are often clearance dresses as well, ranging from $25 – $100 when available.
* Sometimes we receive dresses with a retail value between $10,000-$30,000. These are priced higher in order to discourage speculating. Our hope is to still provide brides with their dream dress at a deeply discounted price.
Thank you to our special donors:
Amsale, New York
Annalise Bridal, Virginia
Becky’s Bridal, Virginia
Bella Bridesmaids, New York & Virginia
Bridal Reflections, New York
Celebration Bridal, Virginia
Curvy Bride, New Jersey
Fabulous Frocks, Louisiana, Kansas, & Georgia
Gown Boutique of Charleston, South Carolina
Jenny Yoo, New York & Illinois
Kleinfeld, New York
Lovely Bride, New York & North Carolina
Lotus Bridal, New York
Mark Ingram Atelier, New York
Oliverio’s Bridal, Prom, & Pageant Boutique, West Virginia
RK Bridal, New York
Tang’s Bridal & Alterations, Virginia
The Curvy Bride, New Jersey
The White Magnolia, Georgia
It would not be possible for Church Street Bridal to be successful without all of our wonderful donors. Both bridal shops and designers alike have been overwhelmingly generous by donating hundreds of new wedding and formal gowns to our very important cause.
Church Street Bridal is located in beautiful downtown Lynchburg on Main Street.
920 Main Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
The hours of operation are:
- Monday – CLOSED
- Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm, by appointment only
- Sunday – CLOSED
The bridal shop usually observes all holidays and weather-related closures that YWCA’s main office does, but please check the Bridal Shop’s social media for updates and changes on hours. The bridal shop is currently by appointment only! Please schedule your appointment here.