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 samples! 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 clearance 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.