201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 125 people

About Athenaeum

The Athenaeum is a historic building on the National Register of Historic Places. It is owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) as an arts center. The artwork, all from local artists, provides a stunning and unique backdrop to any event.The Athenaeum provides a beautiful space for wedding ceremonies, receptions, private and corporate rentals, workshop seminars and much more. You and your guests can not only enjoy a special art exhibit, but also amidst one of the few remaining examples of neo-classical Greek Revival architecture in Alexandria. Whether for business or pleasure, hosting your event at this historic landmark will create the memories of a lifetime! The exterior features four soaring Doric columns across the portico and walls of stucco over stone and brick. The elegant rooms have 24-foot high coved ceilings, enormous windows and beautiful woodwork. There are two galleries on the main floor, equating to a combined 1,494 square feet. Outside in our private courtyard there is an additional 450 square feet available for receptions, ceremonies, and photographs. On the lower level, with original exposed granite walls, is a large room that your caterer may use as a food preparation area, plus two restrooms. Parking information and our preferred caterer list is available upon request. We have been chosen by the Washingtonian and Virginia Living Magazine as a TOP WEDDING VENDOR of 2019! **FOLLOW US** on Facebook at: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum, Instagram @athenaeumnvfaa, Twitter @AthenaeumNVFAA, and Pinterest at: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum. Pinterest Photos:

Package Pricing

Rates, Fees, Availability & Facility Capacity
Attendees: 125 max | $250 - $550 /hour
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Athenaeum's Room Sizes
Venue Types
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 125
  • Special Features: We have limited A/V equipment, more information is available upon request. The NVFAA is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, handicap access available in the main gallery. We also offer a private courtyard for ceremonies etc.