4 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/26/2009
The Athenaeum's staff knows EXACTLY how a wedding should be!! I'm super picky and a very into details and they handled it beautifully. No detail went undone. From the fabulous food and wait staff to the perfection of the coordination of our ceremony and recpetion the Athenaeum is by far the BEST wedding venue in Cbus. A bride could not dream of better people to make her big day vision happen!!!
PS-The cost is reasonable and totally worth every dollar.
Member Since: 8/1/2011
I love the Columbus Athenaeum! I had my wedding reception in the ballroom, and to this day my family and friends say that it was one of the best wedding receptions that they have ever attended. The atmosphere is very elegant and there are lots of fantastic photo opportunities inside the building. In addition, the food was amazing. The chef is a genius!
As a bride, you have a lot of emotions and concerns that seem to multiply as the big day gets closer. The staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. Gina Cristofani was very approachable and answered my questions with amazing timeliness. She took my crazy bride brain in stride.
Weddings and receptions can be expensive, but they are expensive everywhere. I truly believe that you get what you pay for, and I don't regret any of the money I spent on my wedding, The staff at the Columbus Athenaeum provided me with a fabulous wedding reception and I thank them for it.
Member Since: 10/2/2009
I just loved everyone at the venue. The reception was great, the food was amazing and everyone stated that they had a great time. My coordinator, GINA, was so sweet and easy going with me. Even when things went a little crazy,she was the calm and cool one! Couldn't ask for a better place to have a wedding and with all the great help!
Member Since: 9/28/2008
Our wedding here was amazing! They took care of everything and were so helpful in the planning process. We got married in the Priory and had our reception in the Hellenic room. They were able to answer all my questions almost instantly either on the phone or via email. On wedding day, they set up everything and took down everything so our day was stress free. The service team during the receptions were fabulous and the food was great! This is a unique and beautiful place to have a wedding.
Historical architecture and a downtown location provide the setting for a wedding to remember. From our grand ballroom to our century-old Gothic wedding chapel, the Athenaeum offers a dozen rooms of varying size and décor. We also offer an extensive menu that can be tailored to your needs.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010