A Jewel Box of an Event Space.
The Athenaeum is a dramatic and memorable site for wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties and seminars. The upstairs galleries hold up to 125 people for a standing reception or 80 seated at tables. The charming courtyard provides a beautiful outdoor space for up to 60 people standing or 50 seated for a ceremony.
The Athenaeum is available for viewing during gallery hours or by appointment. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The Athenaeum is closed on holidays. Advance notice for viewing the Athenaeum is appreciated.
Renters of the Athenaeum must be members of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Supporter level ($100) or above. Renters must review and sign the Rules and Regulations for Renting the Athenaeum, Release of Liability for Renting the Athenaeum, and complete an event information form. Reservations are complete with the return of a signed contract, 50% deposit, and $750 refundable security deposit. Final payments and all insurance documentation are due 30 days prior to event date.
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Per-Hour Rental Rates
Monday - Thursday: $250
Friday and Sunday: $395
Federal Holidays: $550*
There is a $750 refundable security deposit required. *See contract for full details.
Main Gallery: 1,176 sq ft
Rear Gallery: 238 sq ft
Rear Hall: 80 sq ft
Courtyard: 450 sq ft
Standing Reception in Galleries: 125
Seated Dinner: 80
Seated Dinner with Dance Floor: 60
Lecture Style: 100
Courtyard: 60 Standing
Courtyard: 50 Seated Ceremony