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

I can’t say enough great things about our entire experience planning our daughter's Bat Mitzvah with Glynis Keith, Catering Manager, with Catering by Seasons.

Stefanie was such a huge help! Everything was smooth, she helped us find ways to cut costs and advocated for us with our venue.

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