Athenaeum

  • ADDRESS:
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 548-0035
  • Details

    The Athenaeum is a dramatic and memorable site for wedding ceremonies and receptions. You and your guests can enjoy a special art exhibit 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. Located on the lower level is a large room that your caterer may use as a food preparation area, plus two restrooms.

    Capacity:

    • Standing reception in galleries: 150
    • Seated dinner: 80
    • Seated dinner with dance floor: 60
    • Classroom style: 110
    • Garden: 55

    Room Sizes:

    • Main gallery: 1176 sq ft
    • Rear gallery: 238 sq ft
    • Rear hall: 80 sq ft
    • Total upstairs: 1494 sq ft