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The Athletic Club of Columbus

Columbus, OH View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
43 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Based in the heart of Columbus, OH, The Athletic Club of Columbus is an exquisite wedding venue. The property was established in 1912 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Fusing elements of elegance with eternal charm, this venue is an idyllic romantic space to hold nuptial celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

This Spanish Renaissance-style clubhouse can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests on the special day. The main ballroom is decorated with hand-crafted ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows, providing extraordinary views of the Columbus skyline. Couples may use the grand fireplace as the backdrop to their romantic wedding photos, while the bay windows add an air of timelessness to the room. The Athletic Club of Columbus has on-site accommodation available for family and friends to relax and unwind for the wedding weekend. This property is centrally located in the uptown district of Columbus near The Ohio Statehouse and Theater. When visiting, couples and guests are within walking distance of several hotels, restaurants, and top businesses.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at The Athletic Club of Columbus wishes to make a couple's wedding day as joyous and stress-free as possible. The staff offers an array of options to help with this process, such as bar, catering, and event planning services. The venue also provides event equipment, including lighting and sound, and rental options such as tables, chairs, linens, glassware, and china. The team arranges event set up ahead of time and clean up once the celebrations have ceased. For ease of planning, the venue also allows outside vendors on the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April

43 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Teresa Married on 07/14/2018
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    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
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    Barrie Married on 05/19/2018
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    Awesome is an understatement. Book now, you will never regret it. We didn't and are still hpgetting rave reviews for the attendees.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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  • Sara & Jared
    60 photos · 04/14/2018

Map

136 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH, 43215
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The Athletic Club of Columbus frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Athletic Club of Columbus?

The Athletic Club of Columbus includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Athletic Club of Columbus, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Athletic Club of Columbus includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Athletic Club of Columbus, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Athletic Club of Columbus includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Athletic Club of Columbus in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Athletic Club of Columbus for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Athletic Club of Columbus for wedding events?

The Athletic Club of Columbus offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Athletic Club of Columbus offer?

The Athletic Club of Columbus offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Athletic Club of Columbus offer for wedding events?

The Athletic Club of Columbus offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Athletic Club of Columbus have available for wedding events?

The Athletic Club of Columbus offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Athletic Club of Columbus and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Athletic Club of Columbus is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in professionalism.

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