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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
320
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

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Brynn
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose the ACC for our venue just about the instant we walked upstairs and saw the beautiful carved wood ceilings in the ballroom. If you are looking for traditional, old world beauty, this place cannot be beat. The staff was also wonderful, and the ACC truly has a gem in Emily Knapp as an event planner. Her cheerful demeanor made every meeting a joy. She is also extremely knowledgeable and competent, asking me questions and prompting me on things I had completely forgotten to consider in the haze of wedding planning. She kept us on track during the planning process and the day of the wedding. I also have received numerous compliments that the food was the best wedding food our guests have ever tasted. We chose the steak and salmon duet, and several people commented on how well the steak tasted and melted in their mouth. We feel completely blessed to have been able to have the ACC as our venue, and the pictures show how beautiful the night was. Most importantly though, we all had FUN. I was able to really enjoy my night thanks to how smoothly everything was run at the ACC. I would highly recommend the ACC, and particularly Emily.
My husband and I chose the ACC for our venue just about the instant we walked upstairs and saw the beautiful carved wood Read more...
My husband and I chose the ACC for our venue just about the instant we walked upstairs and saw the beautiful carved wood ceilings in the ballroom. If you are looking for traditional, old world beauty, this place cannot be beat. The staff was also wonderful, and the ACC truly has a gem in Emily Knapp as an event planner. Her cheerful demeanor made every meeting a joy. She is also extremely knowledgeable and competent, asking me questions and prompting me on things I had completely forgotten to consider in the haze of wedding planning. She kept us on track during the planning process and the day of the wedding. I also have received numerous compliments that the food was the best wedding food our guests have ever tasted. We chose the steak and salmon duet, and several people commented on how well the steak tasted and melted in their mouth. We feel completely blessed to have been able to have the ACC as our venue, and the pictures show how beautiful the night was. Most importantly though, we all had FUN. I was able to really enjoy my night thanks to how smoothly everything was run at the ACC. I would highly recommend the ACC, and particularly Emily. Read less
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jake
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The athletic club of columbus is a great place to have your wedding, because the food/ catering, the wedding planner, the reception + ceremony area are all in one place, this makes it so seamless. You cannot imagine what can go wrong when your guests have to move and the wedding planner has not been to the venue before, etc. I will also have to say that we got the twin meal which is a filet and a chicken breast, and every single person in the room said their filet was cooked perfectly (which is so hard to do on an assembly line for 150+ people). I loved my wedding here and would recommend it to EVERYONE looking. they also can make a few little changes to make your wedding tailored specifically to your needs!
The athletic club of columbus is a great place to have your wedding, because the food/ catering, the wedding planner, the Read more...
The athletic club of columbus is a great place to have your wedding, because the food/ catering, the wedding planner, the reception + ceremony area are all in one place, this makes it so seamless. You cannot imagine what can go wrong when your guests have to move and the wedding planner has not been to the venue before, etc. I will also have to say that we got the twin meal which is a filet and a chicken breast, and every single person in the room said their filet was cooked perfectly (which is so hard to do on an assembly line for 150+ people). I loved my wedding here and would recommend it to EVERYONE looking. they also can make a few little changes to make your wedding tailored specifically to your needs! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Katherine
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the ACC on 4/18/15 and it was nothing short of amazing! We really were looking for an elegant/timeless reception venue and this is exactly what the Athletic Club provided. There has been some improvements made to the ACC recently (new carpet, new chair seat customs) that look great. Everything was ran very smoothly by Emily Knapp - who was also great to work with. The food was also fantastic (we served a duet of jumbo shrimp and beef short ribs). Highly recommend!
We held our wedding reception at the ACC on 4/18/15 and it was nothing short of amazing! We really were looking for an Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the ACC on 4/18/15 and it was nothing short of amazing! We really were looking for an elegant/timeless reception venue and this is exactly what the Athletic Club provided. There has been some improvements made to the ACC recently (new carpet, new chair seat customs) that look great. Everything was ran very smoothly by Emily Knapp - who was also great to work with. The food was also fantastic (we served a duet of jumbo shrimp and beef short ribs). Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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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
My daughter chose this venue for its' classy elegance. My husband and I were not disappointed! Everyone at the ACC was very professional and friendly to work with. There was always a little bird in my ear letting me know that the newlyweds were about to have their first dance, cut the cake, etc. The event couldn't have gone anymore smoothly. Everything we left behind after the event was neatly stacked on a cart for us to pick up at our convenience the next morning.
My daughter chose this venue for its' classy elegance. My husband and I were not disappointed! Everyone at the ACC was Read more...
My daughter chose this venue for its' classy elegance. My husband and I were not disappointed! Everyone at the ACC was very professional and friendly to work with. There was always a little bird in my ear letting me know that the newlyweds were about to have their first dance, cut the cake, etc. The event couldn't have gone anymore smoothly. Everything we left behind after the event was neatly stacked on a cart for us to pick up at our convenience the next morning. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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
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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
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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