About Athenaeum - Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
The Athenaeum is a dramatic and memorable site for wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties and seminars. This historic building is a beautiful setting for any event. You and your guests can enjoy a special art exhibit amidst one of the few remaining examples of neo-classical Greek Revival architecture in Alexandria. Whether for business or pleasure, hosting your event at this historic landmark will create the memories of a lifetime.
The significance of the Athenaeum is threefold: it is a fine example of classical revival architecture, one of only two in the City of Alexandria; it has a long and colorful history of occupation; and it is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association.
The exterior features four soaring Doric columns across the portico and walls of stucco over stone and brick. The elegant rooms have 24-foot high coved ceilings, enormous windows and beautiful woodwork. There are two galleries on the main floor. Located on the lower level, with original exposed granite walls, is a large room that your caterer may use as a food preparation area, plus two restrooms.
Viewing the Athenaeum
The Athenaeum is available for viewing during gallery hours or by appointment. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm. The Athenaeum is closed on holidays.
Reserving the Athenaeum
Renters of the Athenaeum must be members of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Supporter level ($100) or above. Renters must review and sign the Rules and Regulations for Renting the Athenaeum, Release of Liability for Renting the Athenaeum, and complete an event information form. Reservations are complete with the return of a signed contract, 50% deposit, and $500 refundable security deposit. Final payments and all insurance documentation are due 30 days prior to event date.
To set up a viewing appointment or to reserve the Athenaeum, please e-mail email@example.com or call 703.548.0035. Please send all correspondence to 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314 or send us a fax at 703.548.0456.
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