Athenaeum

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A Dramatic and Memorable Site!

The building is an important example of Greek Revival architecture and home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association

The Athenaeum is a dramatic and memorable site for wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties and seminars. This historic building is a beautiful setting for any event. 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, with original exposed granite walls, is a large room that your caterer may use as a food preparation area, plus two restrooms.

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Reviews

Catering by Seasons is great! We booked them for our wedding. Stephanie was so great with working with us on our desired budget.

Alberto is the best catering manager ever!! Everything about working with Catering by Season, from the planning, communication, to the execution was phenomenal!

It was a pleasure to work with Alberto Trevizo and Catering by Seasons. Alberto was knowledgeable and pleasant to work with, and was very accommodating when we had to postpone our wedding one year.