Church Street Bridal is a bridal salon that offers a full spectrum of inventory.  You are greeted by happy, knowledgeable consultants who are here to make your dreams come true. 

 

We offer racks and racks of designer gowns that are showcased in our clean, historic building.  Come inside and try on hand stitched runway dresses from names such as Pnina Tornai, Demetrios, Monique Lhuillier, and countless more.  Most are priced at 10% of the original retail cost. 

Go ahead... twirl!


We also have a formal wear salon that sells prom gowns, mother's gowns, and bridesmaids gowns.  That shop is called Church Street Bridal, Too.   

Whether you want to score a bargain or you are just curious, stop by during our listed business hours--there is no need to make an appointment. You can feel confident in your purchase knowing that the money spent will be used to help women and children in the Central Virginia area.

The 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, a few with lace or even simply elegant gowns with little to no detail.

Church Street Bridal, Too (now located on 2nd floor) houses bridesmaid, prom, mother-of-the bride and cocktail gowns. Between the two shops there are extras such as flower girl dresses, veils, tiaras and shoes.

The gowns in the shops are NEW! They have never been worn other than being tried on or used as a floor sample.  For $200-$900 you can purchase a bridal gown that retailed for $800-thousands.* There are often clearanced dresses in our 2nd floor clearance room for $25-$100 when available. If it’s formal gowns you need, you can purchase them for between $10-$250…and check out the periodic clearance deals.

* 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.

 

Who we serve

 

Victims of Domestic Violence
Proceeds go to domestic violence prevention and intervention services.  This includes sheltering victims, connecting them with legal council, and training to get them back on their feet. All of these programs are operated by the Ywca of Central Virginia.  

Lynchburg, VA
...and many areas surrounding.  Our hands reach out to city residents and rural residents alike. They reach as far as Danville and as close as a neighbor.  Every CSB purchase that you make funds the efforts of the Ywca of Central Virgina.  

Every age
From women to children, even men, unfortunately violence knows no bounds. The Lynchburg Ywca is also home of the SARP program, or sexual assault response program.  Trained volunteers respond in times of crisis and meet victims in E.R.s or police stations.  -Where ever they are needed.

Mission Statement of the Lynchburg YWCA

The YWCA of Central Virginia is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Lets hear a round of applause...

A very heartfelt thanks goes out to our many donors who make our program possible.  

Thank you to our special donor:

Kleinfeld Bridal
New York, NY

 

Other donors include:

Becky's Bridal--Buena Vista, VA

Jenny Yoo--New York, NY

RK Bridal--New York, NY

Wedding Atelier--New York, NY

Bridal Elegance--Richmond, VA

Caryn's--Farmville, VA

Formally Yours--Lilburn, GA

Demetrios--New York, NY

Tia Mazza--New York, NY

Bridal Reflections--New York, NY

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier--New York, NY

Designer Loft--New York, NY

Angelo Lambrou--New York, NY

Amsale--New York, NY

Lotus Bridal--Brooklyn, NY

Urban Set Bride--Richmond, VA

Bride Beautiful--Atlanta, GA

Lovely Bride--New York, NY        

 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. 

 If you are interested in becoming a donor, please contact us.   Thank you all!

Church Street Bridal manager and board members pound the streets of The Big Apple to thank current donors and reach out to potential donors. 

Church Street Bridal manager and board members pound the streets of The Big Apple to thank current donors and reach out to potential donors. 

From left to right.   Shop manager, Sheilah Mercer and two board members at L'Fay Bridal in NYC.   Thank you bags prepped for donors, Kleinfeld, our Principal donor, and Church Street Bridal manager, Sheilah meeting with Tia Mazza, a designer and donor of high-end veils.  

From left to right.  

Shop manager, Sheilah Mercer and two board members at L'Fay Bridal in NYC.  

Thank you bags prepped for donors,

Kleinfeld, our Principal donor,

and Church Street Bridal manager, Sheilah meeting with Tia Mazza, a designer and donor of high-end veils.