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The Athletic Club of Columbus

Columbus , OH
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LOCATION

136 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215 US (map)

PHONE

614-221-3344

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ABOUT US

Timeless Elegance.

Experience your special day in our 100 year old historical ballroom, located in the heart of downtown Columbus!

Our floor to ceiling windows,... Read more
Timeless Elegance.

Experience your special day in our 100 year old historical ballroom, located in the heart of downtown Columbus!

Our floor to ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers, grand spiral staircase, herringbone wood floors and ornate fireplace are just some of the beautiful backdrops for your wedding day photos.

A professional planning team will help you create your unique dream wedding. Your guests will dine on mouthwatering cuisine which is prepared by talented culinarians and complimented with exceptional service. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1912
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
340
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
8
Number of suites
4
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
7500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1912
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
7500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
110
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The ACC was an absolutely beautiful venue, and I am thrilled with wedding party we had there. We had ~190 guests, and the room was beautifully decorated. Our planner, Emily, was so helpful, and worked with us on budget, planning, and advised us on where to place bars, flow of guests, and then coordinated with all of our vendors to make the wedding seamless. We had just a small issue with our linens (which were contracted trough the ACC- Lasting Impressions- as some of our table runners came very creased (they were folded and not pressed, so the ACC and Emily had to steam them straight)- I would recommend making sure the rental company ensures that the table clothes/sashes will come pressed. The food was pretty good, though our filet (beef) was not that great. I would recommend a different meal choice. But everything else was wonderful! I was overall very happy with our experience!
The ACC was an absolutely beautiful venue, and I am thrilled with wedding party we had there. We had ~190 guests, and the Read more...
The ACC was an absolutely beautiful venue, and I am thrilled with wedding party we had there. We had ~190 guests, and the room was beautifully decorated. Our planner, Emily, was so helpful, and worked with us on budget, planning, and advised us on where to place bars, flow of guests, and then coordinated with all of our vendors to make the wedding seamless. We had just a small issue with our linens (which were contracted trough the ACC- Lasting Impressions- as some of our table runners came very creased (they were folded and not pressed, so the ACC and Emily had to steam them straight)- I would recommend making sure the rental company ensures that the table clothes/sashes will come pressed. The food was pretty good, though our filet (beef) was not that great. I would recommend a different meal choice. But everything else was wonderful! I was overall very happy with our experience! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Marilyn
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's reception at the Athlectic Club of Columbus!
It was beyond amazing! I am a wedding planner & have a rental business for weddings & our color scheme looked perfect in this amazing venue! So elegant & rich is texture & color!!!
The staff ( Emily , Bobbie Carrie, Anna & all others )where awesome!
As a wedding professional I have been in many venues in this town& I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out!
Our guests loved it & said it was amazing!
My daughter & her husband had the wedding of their dreams !!
Would love to work there again with future brides!!
Marilyn Malcolm
Marlo's Rentals
We had our daughter's reception at the Athlectic Club of Columbus!
It was beyond amazing! I am a wedding planner & Read more...
We had our daughter's reception at the Athlectic Club of Columbus!
It was beyond amazing! I am a wedding planner & have a rental business for weddings & our color scheme looked perfect in this amazing venue! So elegant & rich is texture & color!!!
The staff ( Emily , Bobbie Carrie, Anna & all others )where awesome!
As a wedding professional I have been in many venues in this town& I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out!
Our guests loved it & said it was amazing!
My daughter & her husband had the wedding of their dreams !!
Would love to work there again with future brides!!
Marilyn Malcolm
Marlo's Rentals Read less
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kendra
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
The Athletic Club was absolutely fantastic to work with! My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on Oct. 18, 2014. Throughout the entire planning process, Emily Knapp was responsiveness, attentive, and all together kind. While I had read many comments that the Athletic Club was expensive, I couldn't have been happier with our decision to have our wedding there, and it was honestly worth every dollar! I can't say enough positive things about the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff. The building is rich in beautiful details (the chandeliers are amazing!), and the location could not be better! We held an after party in the refinished bowling alley, and while there were a few hiccups with a couple of the lanes functioning properly, the staff was friendly and helpful, and everyone had a blast. I would recommend The Athletic Club over and over again.
The Athletic Club was absolutely fantastic to work with! My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on Oct. 18, Read more...
The Athletic Club was absolutely fantastic to work with! My husband and I had our ceremony and reception there on Oct. 18, 2014. Throughout the entire planning process, Emily Knapp was responsiveness, attentive, and all together kind. While I had read many comments that the Athletic Club was expensive, I couldn't have been happier with our decision to have our wedding there, and it was honestly worth every dollar! I can't say enough positive things about the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff. The building is rich in beautiful details (the chandeliers are amazing!), and the location could not be better! We held an after party in the refinished bowling alley, and while there were a few hiccups with a couple of the lanes functioning properly, the staff was friendly and helpful, and everyone had a blast. I would recommend The Athletic Club over and over again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kaitlin's and Jonathan's reception was spectacular...Just as we had envisioned - thanks to all of you and the tremendous ACC staff. It was a pleasure to work with all of you and I appreciated your patience with my phone calls/emails checking up on details during the planning phase. So many people commented on the beautiful staircase with the candles and how special they felt being served champagne upon their arrival. The food and presentation exceeded our hopes so please extend my appreciation to the Chef. His flexibility with a different "feel" for a reception was enjoyed by all. The service staff and bartenders were most attentive. And the kids loved their special entertainment area. We were quite pleased with the flow of the afternoon…time just flew. And Jeni's Ice Cream was a hit. It was perfect for K and J's special table to be right by the gorgeous mantle with the lovely candles. Thank you for moving the favors and guest book over to the steps as it caught people as they were leaving. I was so pleased at the beauty of the ACC as a whole. Both the Bride and Groom felt incredibly special for the day so Kudos to all of you.
Kaitlin's and Jonathan's reception was spectacular...Just as we had envisioned - thanks to all of you and the tremendous Read more...
Kaitlin's and Jonathan's reception was spectacular...Just as we had envisioned - thanks to all of you and the tremendous ACC staff. It was a pleasure to work with all of you and I appreciated your patience with my phone calls/emails checking up on details during the planning phase. So many people commented on the beautiful staircase with the candles and how special they felt being served champagne upon their arrival. The food and presentation exceeded our hopes so please extend my appreciation to the Chef. His flexibility with a different "feel" for a reception was enjoyed by all. The service staff and bartenders were most attentive. And the kids loved their special entertainment area. We were quite pleased with the flow of the afternoon…time just flew. And Jeni's Ice Cream was a hit. It was perfect for K and J's special table to be right by the gorgeous mantle with the lovely candles. Thank you for moving the favors and guest book over to the steps as it caught people as they were leaving. I was so pleased at the beauty of the ACC as a whole. Both the Bride and Groom felt incredibly special for the day so Kudos to all of you. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Renee
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have had a better experience from planning the event to the actual wedding day. The venue is beautiful, all of our guests mentioned that they loved it. Our wedding coordinator, Emily Knapp, was extremely responsive, friendly, helpful, accommodating, and absolutely awesome to work with. She made our experience very easy and very seamless. The service was spot-on during the reception. The food was also very tasty, guests definitely wanted more. We had a lot of special additions to our standard menu which made the event more special.

I would most definitely recommend any Columbus bride and groom to tour the venue and consider the Athletic Club as the place to celebrate one of the most important days in their lives.
My husband and I couldn't have had a better experience from planning the event to the actual wedding day. The venue is Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have had a better experience from planning the event to the actual wedding day. The venue is beautiful, all of our guests mentioned that they loved it. Our wedding coordinator, Emily Knapp, was extremely responsive, friendly, helpful, accommodating, and absolutely awesome to work with. She made our experience very easy and very seamless. The service was spot-on during the reception. The food was also very tasty, guests definitely wanted more. We had a lot of special additions to our standard menu which made the event more special.

I would most definitely recommend any Columbus bride and groom to tour the venue and consider the Athletic Club as the place to celebrate one of the most important days in their lives. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Renee
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have had a better experience from planning the event to the actual wedding day. The venue is beautiful, all of our guests mentioned that they loved it. Our wedding coordinator, Emily Knapp, was extremely responsive, friendly, helpful, accommodating, and absolutely awesome to work with. She made our experience very easy and very seamless. The service was spot-on during the reception. The food was also very tasty, guests definitely wanted more. We had a lot of special additions to our standard menu which made the event more special.

I would most definitely recommend any Columbus bride and groom to tour the venue and consider the Athletic Club as the place to celebrate one of the most important days in their lives.
My husband and I couldn't have had a better experience from planning the event to the actual wedding day. The venue is Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have had a better experience from planning the event to the actual wedding day. The venue is beautiful, all of our guests mentioned that they loved it. Our wedding coordinator, Emily Knapp, was extremely responsive, friendly, helpful, accommodating, and absolutely awesome to work with. She made our experience very easy and very seamless. The service was spot-on during the reception. The food was also very tasty, guests definitely wanted more. We had a lot of special additions to our standard menu which made the event more special.

I would most definitely recommend any Columbus bride and groom to tour the venue and consider the Athletic Club as the place to celebrate one of the most important days in their lives. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Athletic Club of Columbus (ACC) March 2014. The event was an overwhelming success in large part because our bride and groom were so very smart to select the Athletic Club. The ACC is beautiful and elegant. Its hardwood parquet floors, tall arching windows, gorgeous chandeliers and fireplace, all provide an elegant and gorgeous wedding venue. The bride and groom visited many other venues in and around the city, always coming back to the Athletic Club for quality and ambiance. With the venue already so beautiful, no time or money is needed for decorating. Beautiful flowers, table linens, candles and you're set. Leave all the work to ACC. They set up everything, tear everything down, clean up and best of all, they are very familiar with almost all of the local vendors. The food was delicious from the hors d' oeuvres during the cocktail hour to the full, sit-down, served meal of moist chicken and tender filet mignon. The wait staff was courteous and efficient serving both food and wine as they continually float the room during the meal. We used the option to order room service for the bridal parties while they were getting ready at the ACC in the early afternoon. It was so easy to have everything available in ONE place from the food, the bar, the rooms above the second floor for everyone to get dressed and relax to the room for the bride and groom after the wedding and reception. The ACC gave us ample time the next day to pick up the gifts and items in the bridal suite. No clean up, no tear down, no work. Emily Knapp, Assistant Director of Private Events, was extraordinary! She guided us through the planning and provided us with checklists to make certain that no detail went unattended. I cannot recommend the ACC and Emily enough! You need only pick out that special dress (mom and bride) and truly enjoy the moment. ACC will do the rest!
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Athletic Club of Columbus (ACC) March 2014. The event was Read more...
Our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Athletic Club of Columbus (ACC) March 2014. The event was an overwhelming success in large part because our bride and groom were so very smart to select the Athletic Club. The ACC is beautiful and elegant. Its hardwood parquet floors, tall arching windows, gorgeous chandeliers and fireplace, all provide an elegant and gorgeous wedding venue. The bride and groom visited many other venues in and around the city, always coming back to the Athletic Club for quality and ambiance. With the venue already so beautiful, no time or money is needed for decorating. Beautiful flowers, table linens, candles and you're set. Leave all the work to ACC. They set up everything, tear everything down, clean up and best of all, they are very familiar with almost all of the local vendors. The food was delicious from the hors d' oeuvres during the cocktail hour to the full, sit-down, served meal of moist chicken and tender filet mignon. The wait staff was courteous and efficient serving both food and wine as they continually float the room during the meal. We used the option to order room service for the bridal parties while they were getting ready at the ACC in the early afternoon. It was so easy to have everything available in ONE place from the food, the bar, the rooms above the second floor for everyone to get dressed and relax to the room for the bride and groom after the wedding and reception. The ACC gave us ample time the next day to pick up the gifts and items in the bridal suite. No clean up, no tear down, no work. Emily Knapp, Assistant Director of Private Events, was extraordinary! She guided us through the planning and provided us with checklists to make certain that no detail went unattended. I cannot recommend the ACC and Emily enough! You need only pick out that special dress (mom and bride) and truly enjoy the moment. ACC will do the rest! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kerry
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The Athletic Club is expensive, but it's so beautiful that you will save money on decor. Also, they are so helpful I really didn't need a wedding planner. I worked with Kelly Freeman and I was in very capable hands. Can't recommend this venue enough.
The Athletic Club is expensive, but it's so beautiful that you will save money on decor. Also, they are so helpful I Read more...
The Athletic Club is expensive, but it's so beautiful that you will save money on decor. Also, they are so helpful I really didn't need a wedding planner. I worked with Kelly Freeman and I was in very capable hands. Can't recommend this venue enough. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not be more happy that we chose the Athletic Club of Columbus for our wedding ceremony and reception location. The venue is absolutely beautiful! We received many compliments from our family and friends about how gorgeous the ACC was, how wonderful the food/drinks were and how seamless everything went throughout the day and night. Kelly Freeman and the rest of the staff at the ACC were so wonderful to work with! We appreciated how Kelly really took the time to get to know us as a couple and guide us in the right direction for the details of our wedding. We owe a huge thank you to the ACC for helping to make our wedding such an amazing, memorable day! We would highly recommend the ACC as a venue for any wedding or event!
We could not be more happy that we chose the Athletic Club of Columbus for our wedding ceremony and reception location. Read more...
We could not be more happy that we chose the Athletic Club of Columbus for our wedding ceremony and reception location. The venue is absolutely beautiful! We received many compliments from our family and friends about how gorgeous the ACC was, how wonderful the food/drinks were and how seamless everything went throughout the day and night. Kelly Freeman and the rest of the staff at the ACC were so wonderful to work with! We appreciated how Kelly really took the time to get to know us as a couple and guide us in the right direction for the details of our wedding. We owe a huge thank you to the ACC for helping to make our wedding such an amazing, memorable day! We would highly recommend the ACC as a venue for any wedding or event! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently held my daughters bridal shower at the ACC for 150 of our close frends and family and the staff at the ACC went above and beyond our expections they made sure every detail was perfect for this very special day the chef created a special menu for our quests that was delious and came out piping hot
The ballroom at the ACC sets the stage for your event it is gorgeous and timeless and the professional pics turned out remarkable we used a local vendor Rob Mc Cormick Photography Rob was amazing to work with the quality of his work and his attention to detail was impressive and we must have him for our wedding ( we live in Chicago )
What made our day so special was our coordinator Emily this lady was fantastic from our first phone conversation she put my mind at ease there was absoluty NO STRESS she answered all your questions set up a time line went over every detail There was no detail ( and the list was really extensive) that she did not personally take care of to make this a perfect day ! Our guests are still talking about the event!
Every Bride who is looking for a venue needs to look first at the ACC it is columbus hidden treasure
Other local vendors I would personally like to thank and highly recommend that we used for this event were
Home Run Cakes delious homemade from scratch unbelievable talented 5 star
Pattycakes she made fabulous designer cupcakes mini pumpkin pies for our dessert bar they were outstanding quests loved them
Sugar Daddy Brownies
Batter n Bowl she made designer cookies and woopie pies our quests are still talking about
Solid gold DJ Great guy to work with party was rocking
Sharon Goode for hair and Mellisa Roshan for our makeup these ladies were excellent traveled to ACC morning of and done a fantastic job on all the girls hair and makeup they looked amazing
Thank you columbus we had a amazing experience and a awesome event!!
Check out all the pics at the ACC I am sure you will agree
We recently held my daughters bridal shower at the ACC for 150 of our close frends and family and the staff at the ACC Read more...
We recently held my daughters bridal shower at the ACC for 150 of our close frends and family and the staff at the ACC went above and beyond our expections they made sure every detail was perfect for this very special day the chef created a special menu for our quests that was delious and came out piping hot
The ballroom at the ACC sets the stage for your event it is gorgeous and timeless and the professional pics turned out remarkable we used a local vendor Rob Mc Cormick Photography Rob was amazing to work with the quality of his work and his attention to detail was impressive and we must have him for our wedding ( we live in Chicago )
What made our day so special was our coordinator Emily this lady was fantastic from our first phone conversation she put my mind at ease there was absoluty NO STRESS she answered all your questions set up a time line went over every detail There was no detail ( and the list was really extensive) that she did not personally take care of to make this a perfect day ! Our guests are still talking about the event!
Every Bride who is looking for a venue needs to look first at the ACC it is columbus hidden treasure
Other local vendors I would personally like to thank and highly recommend that we used for this event were
Home Run Cakes delious homemade from scratch unbelievable talented 5 star
Pattycakes she made fabulous designer cupcakes mini pumpkin pies for our dessert bar they were outstanding quests loved them
Sugar Daddy Brownies
Batter n Bowl she made designer cookies and woopie pies our quests are still talking about
Solid gold DJ Great guy to work with party was rocking
Sharon Goode for hair and Mellisa Roshan for our makeup these ladies were excellent traveled to ACC morning of and done a fantastic job on all the girls hair and makeup they looked amazing
Thank you columbus we had a amazing experience and a awesome event!!
Check out all the pics at the ACC I am sure you will agree Read less
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