The Athenaeum

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 events/parties in galleries: 125
  • Seated dinner: 80
  • Seated dinner with dance floor: 60
  • Classroom style: 90
  • Courtyard garden: 50

Room Sizes:

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