The Athletic Club of Columbus is a historic ballroom wedding venue located near downtown Columbus. With years of event planning experience, the venue’s staff is ready to help you take advantage of this timeless building. They understand that each dream wedding is unique and will work closely with you to understand what you envision. Contact The Athletic Club of Columbus today, and start to plan your iconic downtown Columbus wedding!
Facilities and Capacity
This Spanish Renaissance-style clubhouse is able to accommodate up to 250 guests for your wedding day. Decorating the ballroom are hand-crafted ceilings, crystal chandeliers and floor-to ceiling windows that provide extraordinary views of the Columbus skyline.
The Athletic Club of Columbus is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:
Create your perfect menu from their list of delicious American and local cuisine options. Choose from an array of serving options for your event, including hors d’oeuvres, stations and plated meals.
The Athletic Club of Columbus was founded in 1912 by a business professional who promoted social and athletic endeavors. In 2011, the Club was put on the National Register of Historic Places.
This venue is centrally located in the uptown district of Columbus near The Ohio State House and Ohio Theater. You will be immersed in the city, within walking distance of several hotels, restaurants and top businesses.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Anna · Married on 06/28/2015
My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Athletic Club. We chose to tour the Club not knowing exactly what to expect, and we were floored by how perfect it was! The entire building is classy, elegant, full of charm, and so beautiful! We also loved getting to work with Emily Knapp, our wedding coordinator... She made the entire process so flawless and was a MASSIVE blessing to us! We loved that we were able to get ready + have our ceremony and reception all at the same place. It made it so easy for our wedding party and guests! We also loved that they handled all of the set up, tear down, food (which MANY of our guests have said was the best meal they have every had!), and so many other details. Everyone is kind, professional, organized, and helpful. And we cannot say enough good things about Emily. She truly cared for us, supported our vision, was perfectly organized every step of the way, and had a personality that made her so easy to work with. We would recommend getting married at the ACC to everyone we know... It made our day everything we had ever dreamed it would be!
Teresa · Married on 07/14/2018
Just walking into the Athletic Club of Columbus you get the sense of what a top notch venue it is. Lisa Sullivan, the Event Manager, was amazing, as were the staff that assisted us. Lisa had so many good ideas and suggestions. She is kind, personable and made us feel at ease. Her attention to detail and deadlines kept us on track. The food was great and perfectly cooked, which is not expected at most weddings, and the bartenders, waiters and staff kept up with demand, we had 157 guests. The butler passed appetizers and wine at cocktail hour which our guests appreciated. Thom, the banquet manager, made sure that I, as mother of the bride, did not want for anything the day of, and that everything ran smoothly. The dining room was so beautiful. The venue is just gorgeous, so it really saved on floral costs. You don't need a lot of decorations. It oozes charm and sophistication. The place speaks for itself. Our daughter and her friends stayed in the six suites they have and that's where we all had our hair and make up done. My daughter and son-in-law (did I just say son-in-law) chose The Athletic Club of Columbus after looking at 7 venues. What sold them, and me, was the the elegance and beauty of the club, AND the amazing bowling alley downstairs that we used for the after party. What a hit that was for our guests. Darrell, the bowling alley manager, was very attentive, personable and very helpful. They even provided a security guard to walk folks to their cars or hotels. Very thoughtful. Plus, you can get a block of hotel rooms within walking distance. I can't recommend The Athletic Club of Columbus more highly. If I could give it 10 stars I would. I don't have pictures from our photographer yet, but when I do I hope to add them, as the venue is a beautiful backdrop. Teresa Holland
Barrie · Married on 05/19/2018
Awesome is an understatement. Book now, you will never regret it. We didn't and are still hpgetting rave reviews for the attendees.
We love working with the Athletic Club of Columbus! Their venue is classy and elegant and their staff is very easy to work with!