The Columbus Athenaeum

32 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Map · Phone number
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About The Columbus Athenaeum

With our combination of Old World Charm, quality catering, decor & service, allow us to offer you the ease of planning your reception at The Columbus Athenaeum. We can easily accommodate receptions & ceremonies of all sizes, & some of the spaces are featured in the photos below. For more information or to schedule a tour to visit the Columbus Athenaeum, please speak with a representative by phone at (614) 222-MEET. We look forward to helping you plan your special day!

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102 Reviews for The Columbus Athenaeum

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4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Christina · Married on 07/07/2018

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    I absolutely loved having our reception at The Columbus Athenaeum! Our reception was in Olympian Ballroom and our guests were blown away with the space, especially since their first view of the room was from the balcony above for cocktail hour. Our coordinator was Jackie and she was fantastic! She was always responsive to my emails and answered all of my questions very quickly! On the big day, Jackie and her team were very attentive to my husband and I, and our immediate families as well. We loved that TCA was an all-inclusive venue offering tables/linens, catering, alcohol, serving staff and bartenders! We didn't have to worry about a thing. Another great thing about TCA is that they're very upfront with their pricing. There were no surprises so we immediately felt confident that it fit within our budget. Our guests raved about the food (we had the prime rib and the parmesan crusted chicken) and they loved that the bartenders poured good drinks. I've been to countless weddings where you can tell the booze was watered down but that's definitely not the case here! I couldn't be happier that we went with The Columbus Athenaeum!

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    michelle · Married on 07/03/2018

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    We recently had our son’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Columbus Athenaeum. We were on a tight budget and I researched MANY venues in the Columbus area before we picked the Athenaeum. It was two years in the planning and now our big day is over. I wanted to write to make sure all of you planning your events know that the CA was AMAZING in every capacity. They are efficient, affordable, flexible, friendly, helpful and on the day of the event were extremely attentive. My husband was so impressed how every time we turned around and needed something that one of the two attendants were there to get us whatever we needed. We had many comments from guests on how delicious the food was. We HIGHLY recommend the CA for any event and would use them again in the future.

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    Alexandria · Married on 01/27/2018

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    Loved loved loved The Columbus Athenaeum! We worked with Sarah and Gina and they were kind, professional, and brilliant! The food was amazing (we had the chicken bru blanc and the ratatouille {which was our vegetarian/vegan entree}) and all the vendors drop offs went smoothly. The bartenders were amazing and our guests loved the photo booth! The decorations were beautiful and tasteful and the whole night ran so smoothly!

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The Columbus Athenaeum FAQ

  • 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? $ 5,009.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,033.00
  • 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? $ 1,917.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,917.00
  • 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? $ 16.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 1000
  • 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: Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound
  • What event items are available? Chairs
  • What food and beverage items are available? 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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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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  • 32 North 4th Street Columbus, 43215 See on map
    6142226338 (Phone number)

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