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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

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Established in 1912, The Athletic Club of Columbus is a Five Star Platinum Club located in the heart of downtown Columbus. The beautiful facilities along with superior service make the... Read more
Established in 1912, The Athletic Club of Columbus is a Five Star Platinum Club located in the heart of downtown Columbus. The beautiful facilities along with superior service make the venue a perfect choice for couples seeking a historic place for a romantic wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Your guests will be mesmerized by The Athletic Club of Columbus’ six-story, Spanish Renaissance style clubhouse. Inside are ballrooms with crystal chandeliers, hand-crafted and painted ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Columbus skyline. The venue can accommodate intimate affairs of 50 to grand receptions of 350.

Services

The special events team at The Athletic Club of Columbus is dedicated to providing couples with the kind of personalized attention and assistance needed to ensure a wonderful celebration. From coordinating with vendors to customizing your menu and arranging valet service, no detail goes unnoticed. Venue rental includes the following:



-Private tasting

-Bridal suite

-Chairs and tables

-China, flatware, and glassware

-Linens

-Lighting/sound

-Comprehensive set up and clean up

-Complimentary parking lot

-Use of baby grand piano

-Set up of gift table and place card table

-Placement of favors and place cards



Cuisine

The experienced culinary staff creates custom menus composed of innovative dishes prepared with locally grown ingredients. Couples and their guests will be delighted by the mouth-watering cuisine prepared by the Club’s talented culinarians.

Accommodations

Members of The Athletic Club of Columbus may invite their wedding guests to stay in the Club’s comfortable and convenient rooms. The Club features eight rooms and suites that are well appointed and secure. Each room includes a full bath, cable flat-screen TV, and standard amenities.

Other Facilities

The Athletic Club of Columbus features a bowling lounge for after-hour parties and a spa. Parking is available on the east side of Fourth Street between State and Broad.

Location

The Athletic Club of Columbus is approximately ten minutes from Port Columbus International Airport. The venue is easily accessible via Interstate 70 and Interstate 71. 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?
325
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, Tastings
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

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
1/28/2017
5.0/5.0
We are having our wedding here in Jan 2017. From the first email Emily Knapp has been a godsend. Her respectfulness of our budget and also our vision has been incredible. She has been there every step of the way, helping us save where we can and helping us navigate what's appropriate for the feel of our wedding. We are so happy we chose the ACC.
We are having our wedding here in Jan 2017. From the first email Emily Knapp has been a godsend. Her respectfulness of our Read more...
We are having our wedding here in Jan 2017. From the first email Emily Knapp has been a godsend. Her respectfulness of our budget and also our vision has been incredible. She has been there every step of the way, helping us save where we can and helping us navigate what's appropriate for the feel of our wedding. We are so happy we chose the ACC. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Athletic Club of Columbus responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Sarah! I am thrilled to hear that your wedding planning process is going well so far. And you haven't even had your tasting, yet! You're in for a treat. :) Thanks again for the positive feedback, your wedding is going to be wonderful!

~Emily
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karen
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Words simply can't begin to describe the joyful celebration we enjoyed this past weekend at the Athletic Club of Columbus. There was never a need to stress as Emily Knapp was supremely professional and she and the staff helped attend to every detail. In addition to the support, what I thoroughly loved about Emily was that she seemed as excited as any member of our family.
Words simply can't begin to describe the joyful celebration we enjoyed this past weekend at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Read more...
Words simply can't begin to describe the joyful celebration we enjoyed this past weekend at the Athletic Club of Columbus. There was never a need to stress as Emily Knapp was supremely professional and she and the staff helped attend to every detail. In addition to the support, what I thoroughly loved about Emily was that she seemed as excited as any member of our family. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Marianne
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased to hold my daughters wedding reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus! Working with Emily Knapp made it even more enjoyable. She answered every question, provided experienced insight and didn't miss a single detail. The staff was extremely responsive and helpful. We had a wonderful experience in every way and my daughter had the wedding of her dreams thanks to our selection!
We were extremely pleased to hold my daughters wedding reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus! Working with Emily Read more...
We were extremely pleased to hold my daughters wedding reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus! Working with Emily Knapp made it even more enjoyable. She answered every question, provided experienced insight and didn't miss a single detail. The staff was extremely responsive and helpful. We had a wonderful experience in every way and my daughter had the wedding of her dreams thanks to our selection! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Athletic Club of Columbus responded with the following comments:

Marianne, thank you so much for your positive feedback, we greatly appreciate it and are thrilled that Becca and Brian had a wonderful experience with us! Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience, it has been such a delight working with you all! ~Emily
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Alison
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I could never write enough about how amazing the ACC was for my wedding. Emily Knapp helped me through every step of the way and made the day go flawlessly. Her energy is wonderful and she is damn good at her job! Every detail was perfect and every issue was nipped in the bud immediately. The ACC staff was EXTREMELY flexible and accommodating to every wish and demand. Everyone I dealt with was professional and knowledgeable.
I could never write enough about how amazing the ACC was for my wedding. Emily Knapp helped me through every step of the Read more...
I could never write enough about how amazing the ACC was for my wedding. Emily Knapp helped me through every step of the way and made the day go flawlessly. Her energy is wonderful and she is damn good at her job! Every detail was perfect and every issue was nipped in the bud immediately. The ACC staff was EXTREMELY flexible and accommodating to every wish and demand. Everyone I dealt with was professional and knowledgeable. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Athletic Club of Columbus responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Alison! I had so much fun working with you and Brian! Your laid-back vibe made the party-feel wedding you were going for achievable. You had such an amazing wedding party and I know all your guests had an absolute a blast!
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Anna
Wedding:
6/28/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Athletic Club. We chose to tour the Club not knowing exactly what to expect, and we were floored by how perfect it was! The entire building is classy, elegant, full of charm, and so beautiful! We also loved getting to work with Emily Knapp, our wedding coordinator... She made the entire process so flawless and was a MASSIVE blessing to us! We loved that we were able to get ready + have our ceremony and reception all at the same place. It made it so easy for our wedding party and guests! We also loved that they handled all of the set up, tear down, food (which MANY of our guests have said was the best meal they have every had!), and so many other details. Everyone is kind, professional, organized, and helpful. And we cannot say enough good things about Emily. She truly cared for us, supported our vision, was perfectly organized every step of the way, and had a personality that made her so easy to work with. We would recommend getting married at the ACC to everyone we know... It made our day everything we had ever dreamed it would be!
My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Athletic Club. We chose to tour the Club not knowing Read more...
My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Athletic Club. We chose to tour the Club not knowing exactly what to expect, and we were floored by how perfect it was! The entire building is classy, elegant, full of charm, and so beautiful! We also loved getting to work with Emily Knapp, our wedding coordinator... She made the entire process so flawless and was a MASSIVE blessing to us! We loved that we were able to get ready + have our ceremony and reception all at the same place. It made it so easy for our wedding party and guests! We also loved that they handled all of the set up, tear down, food (which MANY of our guests have said was the best meal they have every had!), and so many other details. Everyone is kind, professional, organized, and helpful. And we cannot say enough good things about Emily. She truly cared for us, supported our vision, was perfectly organized every step of the way, and had a personality that made her so easy to work with. We would recommend getting married at the ACC to everyone we know... It made our day everything we had ever dreamed it would be! Read less
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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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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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:
1+ year ago
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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