The Columbus Athenaeum
32 N 4th St, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Athenaeum

32 N 4th St

Columbus, OH 43215
Neighborhood: Downtown > Uptown District
32 N 4th St

Columbus, OH 43215
Neighborhood: Downtown > Uptown District

Maximum Capacity: 900 people
Availability
Planning your event at The Columbus Athenaeum is stress-free. A sales representative will guide you along the planning process and assist you to ensure your guests have an excellent experience. We can host a variety of events. With a variety of event rooms, The Athenaeum offers just the right space for small, intimate events or large, extravagant affairs.
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The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — Natural light abounds in The Hellenic Room, where the windows are hung with gold drapes, and the floor is carpeted in gold, sage and blue. This room has a 13’ ceiling and elegant art deco light fixtures. It is a perfect setting for luncheons, parties or wedding receptions.

Photos published with permission of The Columbus Athenaeum

The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — Natural light abounds in The Hellenic Room, where the windows are hung with gold drapes, and the floor is carpeted in gold, sage and blue.  This room has a 13’ ceiling and elegant art deco light fixtures.  It is a perfect setting for luncheons, parties or wedding receptions.The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — The Athenian Room boasts luxurious dark blue carpeting with burgundy velvet drapes and ivory walls, a 16’ gold accented ceiling with classic lighting fixtures an 11’ carpeted stage.The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — The Corinthian Room is a dashing room with navy velvet drapes and gold tassels.  This room has a 16’ ceiling adorned with gold crown molding.  The 9’ carpeted stage is also draped with navy velvet curtains. This is an ideal setting for a gathering of friends or a small formal dinner.The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — This room has a special aura, classically elegant yet intimate. 
Unique for its arena floor surrounded by 950 seats set at a steep rise, The Large Theater offers all the drama one could ask. Forty-foot ceilings, gold leaf accents, and professional theater lighting set the stage for your event.The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — Our majestic Olympian Ballroom, with banquet seating for 900, has a mezzanine balcony about its perimeter.  The center section opens to 25’ hand-painted ceilings.  Its elegant gold accents, carved trim, antique light fixtures and classic maple ballroom floor complete this graceful 
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9/21/2011

"Perfect Wedding Reception location", An Eventective User from Columbus, OH
It is located in downtown Columbus and is a banquet hall that has existed since 1896. It has however been used for banquets, weddings, and the like since 1996. The staff and the food was amazing. Every aspect of the wedding reception went smooth and the staff were really easy to work with. With the food they provided tastings before the big day.

8/4/2011

"Something for Everyone", An Eventective User from Columbus, Ohio
Our wedding reception was held at The Columbus Athenaeum. This building houses many different types of rooms for your event. Some of the rooms available are a chapel, a small theater, a library and a ballroom. The space we utilized was the large theater room. It was so beautiful my mom and I were brought to tears when we first walked in because it was perfect. My husband and I made our grand entrance from the balcony that was above our guests' tables. The head table was located on the stage surrounded by twinkle lights and huge dramatic curtains. Our guests sat in tables set up on the floor in front of the stage and after dinner, the stage was transformed into a dance floor. The acoustics in the room were perfect so that the music was "center stage" while we danced, but not so loud that you couldn't have a conversation down by the tables. We have phenomenal photos from our event and we were complimented on the choice of venue by many of our 200 guests. The location was one of the highlights of our wedding day.

1/7/2008

"Wow!!", An Eventective User from Columbus, Ohio
I assisted a friend in planning her wedding at the Columbus Athenaeum. Their food was fantastic and the staff provided amazing service. It was just a gorgeous facility - there are so many rooms and food options to choose from!

I have worked in hotels and was very impressed. The planning and service staff could not have been nicer - they made everything so easy and pleasant. Bravo! I will most certainly recommend anyone to your location!
Event Spaces
The Athenian RoomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 2100 sq ft 195.1 sq meter
The Athenian Room, The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus — The Athenian Room boasts luxurious dark blue carpeting with burgundy velvet drapes and ivory walls, a 16’ gold accented ceiling with classic lighting fixtures an 11’ carpeted stage.
The Athenian Room boasts luxurious dark blue carpeting with burgundy velvet drapes and ivory walls, a 16’ gold accented ceiling with classic lighting fixtures an 11’ carpeted stage.

Photos published with permission of The Columbus Athenaeum

Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 150 People
Classroom - 18"
Capacity: 90 People
Theater
Capacity: 200 People
Features
  • Ceiling Height (in feet): 16
  • Ceiling Height (in meters): 4.9
  • Floor Number: 2
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 70 x 30
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 21.336 x 9.144
  • Total Square Feet: 2,100
  • Total Square Meters: 195.1
The Corinthian RoomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 130 people 1305 sq ft 121.2 sq meter
The Hellenic Room
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 2368 sq ft 220 sq meter
The Large TheaterPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1250 people 2720 sq ft 252.7 sq meter
The Macedonian roomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people 2010 sq ft 186.7 sq meter
The Oak RoomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 275 people 4200 sq ft 390.2 sq meter
The Olympian BallroomPhotos Available
Ballroom Max Capacity: 900 people 12450 sq ft 1156.6 sq meter
The PrioryPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 135 people
The Small TheaterPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3000 sq ft 278.7 sq meter
The Spartan Room
General Event Space Max Capacity: 135 people 1350 sq ft 125.4 sq meter
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