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These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through March.
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$800 starting price
Bar
$10 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar
$10 starting price

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The Columbus Athenaeum is a charming wedding venue in Columbus, Ohio. With our combination of Old World Charm, quality catering, affordably priced alcohol, decor & service, allow us to offer you the ease of planning your reception at The Columbus Athenaeum. We can easily accommodate receptions and ceremonies of all sizes in the spaces featured in the photos. Schedule a tour to visit the Columbus Athenaeum.

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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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

$800

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

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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?

$10

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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4.6 out of 5 rating
107 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.3 out of 5 rating
93% Recommended by couples

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Madison
Madison L. Married on 05/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Bridal Shower

The wonderful staff at The Columbus Atheneum truly go above and beyond to ensure a seamless and memorable event. With its elegant architecture and graceful decor, the venue creates an atmosphere of romance and celebration. Throughout the celebration, they effortlessly orchestrate every detail, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and according to plan. The wonderful staff added an extra layer of magic to my wedding shower, turning it into an occasion filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. This beautiful venue promises an unforgettable experience, as it becomes the canvas for cherished memories and the starting point of a lifelong journey of love and happiness.
Ashley
Ashley M. Married on 08/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue!

I highly recommend the Athenaeum. They are patient, kind, professional and knowledgeable. I did extensive research, received many quotes and decided on the Athenaeum. With my chaotic work life, a hip replacement, and re-planning the same wedding 3x due to covid... I could not have asked for better people to work with. Always prompt responses and did everything in their power to make my day special. I am very thankful for their flexibility and support. I had my ceremony and reception there. Everything was perfect. I am so grateful for Gina, for all that her and her staff did for me. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
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Mckenzie C. Married on 02/21/2020
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Would Recommend

The Athenaeum is a truly remarkable place. I first discovered this venue when I attended an Underoath concert there, and I saw that they were advertising that they also hosted weddings. My then-fianc茅 and I went back for multiple tours and fell in love with the venue. It鈥檚 full of history, and beauty, and I have not seen anything like it before. I love the Athenaeum. We booked with them last year, and our coordinator was Jackie. Jackie was very attentive, helpful, kind, and responsive. I cannot thank Jackie enough for all of the effort that she put into our wedding. She truly was such a joy to work with. The staff are all kind, and easy to work with. It makes me sad for multiple reasons that our wedding was canceled (not because of the Athenaeum), and I did not get to see all of our efforts unfold. But I can vouch that the Athenaeum is an amazing venue, and hAs amazing people working for them.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist Wedding Musicians

If you're looking for an awesome space with "Old World" charm, the Columbus Athenaeum has it! Beautiful wall murals, rich, dark wood, and a sense of timelessness greets all guests, along with an efficient, helpful staff. ----- Miriam Weber Brown, Harpist

Team DJ Team DJ Wedding DJs

The Athenaeum has something for everyone. They have many different rooms to choose from to fit anyone's taste. All of the Sales Staff are great to work with. Also the meals are fantastic! If you are looking for a venue downtown, make sure you stop by and take a look. Todd Jones (TEAM DJ)

Bloomtastic Florist Bloomtastic Florist Wedding Florists

The Athenaeum has the historic appeal of the early 20th century yet is personable and inviting. We always enjoy working at the Athenaeum as they help their clients create a memorable wedding with any one of their unique settings, be it the Large Theatre, Little Theatre or the Priory. With several options to chose from, The Athenaeum offers something for everyone.

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The Columbus Athenaeum frequently asked questions

The Columbus Athenaeum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Columbus Athenaeum includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Columbus Athenaeum includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by The Columbus Athenaeum for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
The Columbus Athenaeum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Columbus Athenaeum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Columbus Athenaeum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Columbus Athenaeum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
The Columbus Athenaeum is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.

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