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The Athletic Club of Columbus

Columbus , OH
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

614-221-3344

WEBSITE

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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
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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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:
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
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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!!
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Emily
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Stunning venue, exceptional service, delicious food.
Stunning venue, exceptional service, delicious food.
Stunning venue, exceptional service, delicious food. Read less
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently had our third wedding reception at the Athletic Club.
My husband and I almost 35 years ago, my older daughter's 7 years ago, and in October we had our middle daughter's reception here.
I truly believe this is one of the most beautiful, elegant, venues in Columbus. What I have noticed with each wedding is that you can depend on the food to be prepared perfectly,(with over 200 guests at each event) and served with attention to detail and most important friendliness.
Kelly and every staff member that we worked with were professional
and truly cared about their guests. I know they are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year and I can see why.
I highly recommend this wonderful venue for your wedding!
We recently had our third wedding reception at the Athletic Club.
My husband and I almost 35 years ago, my older Read more...
We recently had our third wedding reception at the Athletic Club.
My husband and I almost 35 years ago, my older daughter's 7 years ago, and in October we had our middle daughter's reception here.
I truly believe this is one of the most beautiful, elegant, venues in Columbus. What I have noticed with each wedding is that you can depend on the food to be prepared perfectly,(with over 200 guests at each event) and served with attention to detail and most important friendliness.
Kelly and every staff member that we worked with were professional
and truly cared about their guests. I know they are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year and I can see why.
I highly recommend this wonderful venue for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the Athletic Club in October 2013 and couldn't have been more pleased!

The venue is gorgeous - 1920s elegance (beautiful hardwood parquet floors, chandeliers, ornate craftsman ceilings), the food is amazing and the service is even better. The place is gorgeous without being stuffy. It's more interesting than a hotel ballroom, and more romantic than the modern venues in town. It's such a gorgeous venue, that you can go either over-the-top or very simple with your floral arrangements and miscellaneous décor.

ACC is also full service as far as set-up/tear-down, linens, catering and wait staff. Surprisingly, it's one the most affordable deals in Columbus. ACC staff personally carried our wedding gifts to our hotel next door (The Renaissance) at the end of the night, which was amazing.

The food was amazing both as the tasting I attended and the day off. I thought I might have had skewed perception due to my bridal "high," but many guests commented on it as well. ACC had a private bar with apps set aside for the bridal party before out reception introductions.

I cannot say enough good things about Kelly Freeman, the Director of Private Events. I was planning my wedding on a short timeline from out of state and only had a chance to meet with Ms. Freeman in person once prior to the wedding weekend. She was so responsive and helpful via email during the whole process and provided great guidance and options when asked without being remotely pushy. And she has a great, low-key sense of humor, which is always appreciated during wedding planning!
We held our wedding reception at the Athletic Club in October 2013 and couldn't have been more pleased!

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We held our wedding reception at the Athletic Club in October 2013 and couldn't have been more pleased!

The venue is gorgeous - 1920s elegance (beautiful hardwood parquet floors, chandeliers, ornate craftsman ceilings), the food is amazing and the service is even better. The place is gorgeous without being stuffy. It's more interesting than a hotel ballroom, and more romantic than the modern venues in town. It's such a gorgeous venue, that you can go either over-the-top or very simple with your floral arrangements and miscellaneous décor.

ACC is also full service as far as set-up/tear-down, linens, catering and wait staff. Surprisingly, it's one the most affordable deals in Columbus. ACC staff personally carried our wedding gifts to our hotel next door (The Renaissance) at the end of the night, which was amazing.

The food was amazing both as the tasting I attended and the day off. I thought I might have had skewed perception due to my bridal "high," but many guests commented on it as well. ACC had a private bar with apps set aside for the bridal party before out reception introductions.

I cannot say enough good things about Kelly Freeman, the Director of Private Events. I was planning my wedding on a short timeline from out of state and only had a chance to meet with Ms. Freeman in person once prior to the wedding weekend. She was so responsive and helpful via email during the whole process and provided great guidance and options when asked without being remotely pushy. And she has a great, low-key sense of humor, which is always appreciated during wedding planning! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at the ACC and it was absolutely beautiful! It's such an elegant venue! The staff was amazing and took care of everything from set up to tear down, and worked well with my vendors to ensure the cake, flowers, etc were dropped off on time. Our guests even commented on how friendly the staff at the ACC was! Leading up to the big day, the event coordinators were super helpful and were always quick to respond. I would definitely recommend this venue!!
We had both our ceremony and reception at the ACC and it was absolutely beautiful! It's such an elegant venue! The staff Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at the ACC and it was absolutely beautiful! It's such an elegant venue! The staff was amazing and took care of everything from set up to tear down, and worked well with my vendors to ensure the cake, flowers, etc were dropped off on time. Our guests even commented on how friendly the staff at the ACC was! Leading up to the big day, the event coordinators were super helpful and were always quick to respond. I would definitely recommend this venue!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous venue and highly recommended! The staff was friendly, prompt and professional. Kelly made sure everything went smoothly so we could relax and enjoy the night! The food was delicious!! The library area for the bridal party before the reception with personal servers was a very nice touch! We've had several guests compliment Pam for her wonderful bar service during the reception. I have no complaints - the ACC exceeded all expectations and our pictures are beautiful!
Gorgeous venue and highly recommended! The staff was friendly, prompt and professional. Kelly made sure everything went Read more...
Gorgeous venue and highly recommended! The staff was friendly, prompt and professional. Kelly made sure everything went smoothly so we could relax and enjoy the night! The food was delicious!! The library area for the bridal party before the reception with personal servers was a very nice touch! We've had several guests compliment Pam for her wonderful bar service during the reception. I have no complaints - the ACC exceeded all expectations and our pictures are beautiful! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The Athletic Club is a wonderful venue with timeless beauty. Throughout the whole process, everyone at the club was friendly, flexible, and helpful. Kristin was cheerful and accommodating. We loved that we didn't need to look for another vendor for food and their menu was extensive and the food was amazing.
The Athletic Club is a wonderful venue with timeless beauty. Throughout the whole process, everyone at the club was Read more...
The Athletic Club is a wonderful venue with timeless beauty. Throughout the whole process, everyone at the club was friendly, flexible, and helpful. Kristin was cheerful and accommodating. We loved that we didn't need to look for another vendor for food and their menu was extensive and the food was amazing. Read less
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The Athletic Club of Columbus responded with the following comments:

Thank you your review, Whitney! You were such a stunning bride and we enjoyed working with you to plan your reception here at the ACC! Please be sure to send us a link to your photos when you get them!
Best wishes to you and Kirk!
Love, Kelly and Kristin
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Alicia
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus this past April. From the minute I saw the pictures of this venue online, I knew I wanted my wedding here. The inside is beautiful and it has a great reputation throughout the Columbus area. I worked with both Kelly and Kristin, but mostly Kelly throughout the wedding planning process. She was wonderful to work with and one of the easiest people to communicate with throughout the planning process. I had a million questions and she quickly answered all of them without making me feel as if I was bugging her. I loved that we had a private food tasting, including appetizers and wine, and yes all the food did turn out just as great the day of the wedding as it did during our tasting. It was also so nice that the wedding party had our own mini cocktail hour setup downstairs so we were actually able to eat the appetizers and cocktails that we so carefully picked out! We received so many compliments on the food (steak that was actually cooked medium and chicken that wasn't bone dry), appetizers, and service throughout the night. No request was too big for this venue. We dropped off all items a few days before the wedding and they set up EVERYTHING exactly as discussed. I became a nervous bride a few weeks before the wedding and was able to fit in a few extra meetings with Kelly to talk through the day. I really cannot recommend this venue enough. From the way they handled the preparation stage to the very end of the night (when a server from the ACC ran the top of our cake over to the hotel so we would not forget it) everything was flawless. Our guests were treated wonderfully and the night was amazing!
We had our reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus this past April. From the minute I saw the pictures of this venue Read more...
We had our reception at the Athletic Club of Columbus this past April. From the minute I saw the pictures of this venue online, I knew I wanted my wedding here. The inside is beautiful and it has a great reputation throughout the Columbus area. I worked with both Kelly and Kristin, but mostly Kelly throughout the wedding planning process. She was wonderful to work with and one of the easiest people to communicate with throughout the planning process. I had a million questions and she quickly answered all of them without making me feel as if I was bugging her. I loved that we had a private food tasting, including appetizers and wine, and yes all the food did turn out just as great the day of the wedding as it did during our tasting. It was also so nice that the wedding party had our own mini cocktail hour setup downstairs so we were actually able to eat the appetizers and cocktails that we so carefully picked out! We received so many compliments on the food (steak that was actually cooked medium and chicken that wasn't bone dry), appetizers, and service throughout the night. No request was too big for this venue. We dropped off all items a few days before the wedding and they set up EVERYTHING exactly as discussed. I became a nervous bride a few weeks before the wedding and was able to fit in a few extra meetings with Kelly to talk through the day. I really cannot recommend this venue enough. From the way they handled the preparation stage to the very end of the night (when a server from the ACC ran the top of our cake over to the hotel so we would not forget it) everything was flawless. Our guests were treated wonderfully and the night was amazing! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved everything abou the ACC. They made our day run smoothly and perfectly. There was no hassle for us on the day before or the day of. Our guests loved the food. Highly recommend!
We loved everything abou the ACC. They made our day run smoothly and perfectly. There was no hassle for us on the day Read more...
We loved everything abou the ACC. They made our day run smoothly and perfectly. There was no hassle for us on the day before or the day of. Our guests loved the food. Highly recommend! Read less
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The Athletic Club of Columbus responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your review, Kelly! You and David were such a joy to work with! Thank you for allowing us to help you two celebrate your big day!
Best wishes!
Kelly, Kristin, Rob and team!
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Erin
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The ACC was one of the best wedding decisions we made. The staff was incredible and catered to all of our needs without hesitation, which is exactly what you need on your wedding day. We worked primarily with Kristin, who was extremely attentive and did a wonderful job planning every detail of our reception to a tee. The venue itself is probably one of the most beautiful in town and provides a very rich, sophisticated and old-glamour feel, which was exactly what we were going for. The food was incredible and everyone really seemed to enjoy the spirits! Thanks ACC!
The ACC was one of the best wedding decisions we made. The staff was incredible and catered to all of our needs without Read more...
The ACC was one of the best wedding decisions we made. The staff was incredible and catered to all of our needs without hesitation, which is exactly what you need on your wedding day. We worked primarily with Kristin, who was extremely attentive and did a wonderful job planning every detail of our reception to a tee. The venue itself is probably one of the most beautiful in town and provides a very rich, sophisticated and old-glamour feel, which was exactly what we were going for. The food was incredible and everyone really seemed to enjoy the spirits! Thanks ACC! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Extremely pleased with venue, food, service, and planning. We were very particular in our requests and everything was executed seamlessly. Kristin, Kelly, and Rob were all fantastic to work with!
Extremely pleased with venue, food, service, and planning. We were very particular in our requests and everything was Read more...
Extremely pleased with venue, food, service, and planning. We were very particular in our requests and everything was executed seamlessly. Kristin, Kelly, and Rob were all fantastic to work with! Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We were planning our wedding from out of town and only met with Kelly and Kristin a few times before the wedding. Everything was great from our initial meeting thru the last dance of the evening. The whole staff was great to work with. We chose the Athletic Club for a number of reasons, the ballrooms on the second floor are beautiful and fit us, we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same location, we wanted the venue to also provide the food as to not bring on too many vendors and ease of location for out of town guests. . . . it fit the bill on all accounts. Kelly was great with making recommendations for the flow of the evening and worked with the band (Conspiracy) to make sure we weren't missing anything. And, our guests are still raving about the food. I wouldn't have changed a thing.
We were planning our wedding from out of town and only met with Kelly and Kristin a few times before the wedding. Read more...
We were planning our wedding from out of town and only met with Kelly and Kristin a few times before the wedding. Everything was great from our initial meeting thru the last dance of the evening. The whole staff was great to work with. We chose the Athletic Club for a number of reasons, the ballrooms on the second floor are beautiful and fit us, we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same location, we wanted the venue to also provide the food as to not bring on too many vendors and ease of location for out of town guests. . . . it fit the bill on all accounts. Kelly was great with making recommendations for the flow of the evening and worked with the band (Conspiracy) to make sure we weren't missing anything. And, our guests are still raving about the food. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Read less
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The Athletic Club of Columbus responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Lauren! You guys made planning fun, even all the way from NY!
What a great team of vendors you had that night. I'm still telling people about your cake and your escort card display!
I hope you and Ryan are enjoying being newlyweds!
Take care!
Kelly
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JessicaBrosky
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Best day of my life - all because of the wonderful staff at the Athletic Club! We worked exclusively with Kristin and she was awesome!! She thought of everything and made sure every detail was perfect. She works with all your vendors regarding set up so the stress is off the bride and groom. We met with her the Thursday before the wedding and I felt so relieved after our meeting because she covered everything. The day of the wedding the groomsmen were starving after pictures (our ceremony didn't start until 6pm). My husband asked Kristin if we could get a plate of appetizers while we waited for the ceremony - she was right on it and had it to us in no time!
The decor of the club was so beautiful!! It took my breath away to see the reception set up. I cannot begin to explain how many guests commented on how beautiful the club is. We also received endless compliments on the food - everyone we talked to said it was the best steak they'd ever had! All of the serving staff were so great - professional, very friendly and sincere. There are so many amazing food and decor options to choose from when you're planning. We are SO happy we chose ACC for our wedding!! Thanks ACC team!!
Best day of my life - all because of the wonderful staff at the Athletic Club! We worked exclusively with Kristin and she Read more...
Best day of my life - all because of the wonderful staff at the Athletic Club! We worked exclusively with Kristin and she was awesome!! She thought of everything and made sure every detail was perfect. She works with all your vendors regarding set up so the stress is off the bride and groom. We met with her the Thursday before the wedding and I felt so relieved after our meeting because she covered everything. The day of the wedding the groomsmen were starving after pictures (our ceremony didn't start until 6pm). My husband asked Kristin if we could get a plate of appetizers while we waited for the ceremony - she was right on it and had it to us in no time!
The decor of the club was so beautiful!! It took my breath away to see the reception set up. I cannot begin to explain how many guests commented on how beautiful the club is. We also received endless compliments on the food - everyone we talked to said it was the best steak they'd ever had! All of the serving staff were so great - professional, very friendly and sincere. There are so many amazing food and decor options to choose from when you're planning. We are SO happy we chose ACC for our wedding!! Thanks ACC team!! Read less
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Barb
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Every single thing about our wedding at the Athletic Club of Columbus was perfect. The ballroom is beautiful, and it is so elegant that it would be a shame to add much in the way of decorations--just a few flowers to personalize it and it was perfect. The staff coordinated everything with all of our vendors, leaving us to enjoy the event and not fret over the details. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner, the bar service was seamless and everything went as planned.
All of that said, I have to add that the event coordinator, Kristin, is worth her weight in gold. At times we were incredibly disorganized, and she never once got rattled. In fact, she continued to smile (without being condescending!) through the most hectic of times. She is absolutely perfect, and somebody I would love to continue to hang out with!
I could not recommend a venue more highly than the Athletic Club of Columbus. When we left, I started scheming to have other events there because it is just that wonderful.
Every single thing about our wedding at the Athletic Club of Columbus was perfect. The ballroom is beautiful, and it is so Read more...
Every single thing about our wedding at the Athletic Club of Columbus was perfect. The ballroom is beautiful, and it is so elegant that it would be a shame to add much in the way of decorations--just a few flowers to personalize it and it was perfect. The staff coordinated everything with all of our vendors, leaving us to enjoy the event and not fret over the details. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner, the bar service was seamless and everything went as planned.
All of that said, I have to add that the event coordinator, Kristin, is worth her weight in gold. At times we were incredibly disorganized, and she never once got rattled. In fact, she continued to smile (without being condescending!) through the most hectic of times. She is absolutely perfect, and somebody I would love to continue to hang out with!
I could not recommend a venue more highly than the Athletic Club of Columbus. When we left, I started scheming to have other events there because it is just that wonderful. Read less
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kristan
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I held my rehearsal dinner here in their grand ballroom (the gorgeous one with the crystal chandeliers) and my fiance and I were astounded by their attention to detail, friendliness and the quality of their food and alcohol. Our rehearsal dinner was on a Friday night and we had several outside vendors setting up that evening-florists, live entertainment and pastry chef. The Athletic Club was so gracious and helpful. Kristen was a gem to work with and she made everything easy for me! I live an hour and a half drive away, and when I called her with questions, she called right back.
We could not have been more pleased with the entire experience! If we had seen this venue before and realized the things we know now, we would have held our 200+ person wedding here!
I held my rehearsal dinner here in their grand ballroom (the gorgeous one with the crystal chandeliers) and my fiance and Read more...
I held my rehearsal dinner here in their grand ballroom (the gorgeous one with the crystal chandeliers) and my fiance and I were astounded by their attention to detail, friendliness and the quality of their food and alcohol. Our rehearsal dinner was on a Friday night and we had several outside vendors setting up that evening-florists, live entertainment and pastry chef. The Athletic Club was so gracious and helpful. Kristen was a gem to work with and she made everything easy for me! I live an hour and a half drive away, and when I called her with questions, she called right back.
We could not have been more pleased with the entire experience! If we had seen this venue before and realized the things we know now, we would have held our 200+ person wedding here! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
July 2, 2011 was our daughter's magnificent wedding. This venue drips with elegance and class. We had hors d' passed with a signature drink. The service was unsurpassed. The food was absolutely delicious and full portion sized. Having our guests served was the best. Our waiters were courteous and efficient. The decor of the room is grand with chandoliers and gold chairbacks. The 3 bay windows gave way to the wedding cake and candy display, leaving one empty for pictures. They treated us like the royal family !! It was the most beautiful wedding i had ever been to, and so many guests commented in the same manner. BRAVO Athletic Club.
July 2, 2011 was our daughter's magnificent wedding. This venue drips with elegance and class. We had hors d' passed with Read more...
July 2, 2011 was our daughter's magnificent wedding. This venue drips with elegance and class. We had hors d' passed with a signature drink. The service was unsurpassed. The food was absolutely delicious and full portion sized. Having our guests served was the best. Our waiters were courteous and efficient. The decor of the room is grand with chandoliers and gold chairbacks. The 3 bay windows gave way to the wedding cake and candy display, leaving one empty for pictures. They treated us like the royal family !! It was the most beautiful wedding i had ever been to, and so many guests commented in the same manner. BRAVO Athletic Club. Read less
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Charissa
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue with an excellent staff committed to making your day exactly what you want it to be. I had my ceremony and reception there and I couldn't say enough how wonderful they were. For weeks afterwards I've been receiving comments about how beautiful the venue is, how good the staff were, and how delicious the food was (best wedding food I've ever tasted!). I highly recommend the Athletic Club of Columbus!
This is a beautiful venue with an excellent staff committed to making your day exactly what you want it to be. I had my Read more...
This is a beautiful venue with an excellent staff committed to making your day exactly what you want it to be. I had my ceremony and reception there and I couldn't say enough how wonderful they were. For weeks afterwards I've been receiving comments about how beautiful the venue is, how good the staff were, and how delicious the food was (best wedding food I've ever tasted!). I highly recommend the Athletic Club of Columbus! Read less
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mallannie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have chosen a better, more beautiful location for our reception! The staff was so helpful in coordinating everything and it went incredibly smoothly! We had the time of our lives!
We couldn't have chosen a better, more beautiful location for our reception! The staff was so helpful in coordinating Read more...
We couldn't have chosen a better, more beautiful location for our reception! The staff was so helpful in coordinating everything and it went incredibly smoothly! We had the time of our lives! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
The Columbus Athletic Club, WOW!!!! This place is phenomenon!!!! We had the best time in the world at our reception. They were so east to work with and allowed us to do what ever we wanted with the decorations, music, etc... Let me see where should I start. We decided to have a downtown wedding in the summer of 2007 when we got engaged. I called about 18 places just looking for the perfect place to accommodate about 200 guest. We went and visited place were available and they were just not the right palce, either they were way to overpriced or just didnt really meet our expectations in the way the looked or acted towards us. Well I thought that we were out luck on having a downtown reception when I stumbled on to their wedding site. It said that they held wedding there so I gave them a call. A week later we were at their door step in the middle of downtown (next to the big chase building) walking in the front door. We were greeted by the host and was told that Sarah would be right down to speak with us. They allowed us to look around the main floor while we waited and I was astonished, it was so stirking. The ceiling were painted and very detailed with art and beauty, there was an upscale restuarant, a leisure restuarant, a barber shop, library, a large winding staircase with slanted pieces of mirror going up it, etc.... I cant tell you how this placed looked you will really have to go check it out yourself or visit the website. Anyway, we talked to Sarah about the building found out it had been there a really long time and it was a members only club. At this point I though that we would not going to be a able to afford the place, just because how wonderful it sounded. Then we went and looked at the banquet hall, WOW again. It had two different type of rooms that fit together to make one big "L" shaped room. One side was all wood, wood floors, wood fireplace, wood walls, etc... (Not cheap wood, amazing wood) and the other side was more elegant in stlye, with wall paper and gold outward half circle that went towards the outside. Both of these two rooms had gorgeous chandeliers and ceiling with real gold chippings on it. It was astonishing, just amazing. Then we went over everything else which included the pricelist. We tookd it home and decided that it was going to be affordable. They had over 20 different dishes that you could choos from, 10 different appetizers, desserts, etc.... We booked and had great contacts with our person who put our wedding together Kristen May. They have lots of options on the way the table will be set up, they offer free center pieces including a square mirror for the middle of the table with little candles, free black/white/combo of the linens (top, bottom and napkins), different types of dishes that you can use, one sat being gold, you dont have to rent chair covers because the chairs are not ordinary chiars, privacy from the rest of the club and best of all a bowling alley in the basement for only $100 extra to rent until midnight after the reception.

The reception itself included six hours of fun for a cost of $1,000 to rent the room and then you have to spend a minimum of $10,000 including the $1,000 deposit. Our wedding reception started at 3pm, lasted till 9pm and went bowling to the basement till midnight. This was the bes reception that I have ever been to and it was all possible because of the great service, food, and entertainment that this vender offered us.

Melanie

P.S. The grand total of the reception, for 200 guest was approximately $12,000.
The Columbus Athletic Club, WOW!!!! This place is phenomenon!!!! We had the best time in the world at our reception. They Read more...
The Columbus Athletic Club, WOW!!!! This place is phenomenon!!!! We had the best time in the world at our reception. They were so east to work with and allowed us to do what ever we wanted with the decorations, music, etc... Let me see where should I start. We decided to have a downtown wedding in the summer of 2007 when we got engaged. I called about 18 places just looking for the perfect place to accommodate about 200 guest. We went and visited place were available and they were just not the right palce, either they were way to overpriced or just didnt really meet our expectations in the way the looked or acted towards us. Well I thought that we were out luck on having a downtown reception when I stumbled on to their wedding site. It said that they held wedding there so I gave them a call. A week later we were at their door step in the middle of downtown (next to the big chase building) walking in the front door. We were greeted by the host and was told that Sarah would be right down to speak with us. They allowed us to look around the main floor while we waited and I was astonished, it was so stirking. The ceiling were painted and very detailed with art and beauty, there was an upscale restuarant, a leisure restuarant, a barber shop, library, a large winding staircase with slanted pieces of mirror going up it, etc.... I cant tell you how this placed looked you will really have to go check it out yourself or visit the website. Anyway, we talked to Sarah about the building found out it had been there a really long time and it was a members only club. At this point I though that we would not going to be a able to afford the place, just because how wonderful it sounded. Then we went and looked at the banquet hall, WOW again. It had two different type of rooms that fit together to make one big "L" shaped room. One side was all wood, wood floors, wood fireplace, wood walls, etc... (Not cheap wood, amazing wood) and the other side was more elegant in stlye, with wall paper and gold outward half circle that went towards the outside. Both of these two rooms had gorgeous chandeliers and ceiling with real gold chippings on it. It was astonishing, just amazing. Then we went over everything else which included the pricelist. We tookd it home and decided that it was going to be affordable. They had over 20 different dishes that you could choos from, 10 different appetizers, desserts, etc.... We booked and had great contacts with our person who put our wedding together Kristen May. They have lots of options on the way the table will be set up, they offer free center pieces including a square mirror for the middle of the table with little candles, free black/white/combo of the linens (top, bottom and napkins), different types of dishes that you can use, one sat being gold, you dont have to rent chair covers because the chairs are not ordinary chiars, privacy from the rest of the club and best of all a bowling alley in the basement for only $100 extra to rent until midnight after the reception.

The reception itself included six hours of fun for a cost of $1,000 to rent the room and then you have to spend a minimum of $10,000 including the $1,000 deposit. Our wedding reception started at 3pm, lasted till 9pm and went bowling to the basement till midnight. This was the bes reception that I have ever been to and it was all possible because of the great service, food, and entertainment that this vender offered us.

Melanie

P.S. The grand total of the reception, for 200 guest was approximately $12,000. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.7/5.0
The Athletic Club was the perfect place for our wedding! Kristin and Kelly were beyond accommodating throughout the entire planning process and even the evening of the event (Kristin bustled my dress for me when we arrived to the club!). My mind was totally at ease, and I never felt like I had to worry about a thing.

The venue is absolutely breathtaking, so you don't need to worry about spending a lot on decor, either. Our guests had an amazing evening and felt very well-taken care of throughout the entire night. We have received so many compliments on the wedding- largely due to the venue, service, food, etc.

It's also extremely convenient, as it's located in the heart of downtown and is very close to several hotels, so all of our guests were within walking distance to their hotels. They even have a few hotel rooms at the Athletic Club, which was very nice for our grandparents, as they could just head upstairs when they got tired.

So glad we chose the ACC for our wedding day- I couldn't have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You definitely would not be able to go anywhere else in Columbus and receive the same experience for the money you would have to spend. Highly recommend!
The Athletic Club was the perfect place for our wedding! Kristin and Kelly were beyond accommodating throughout the entire Read more...
The Athletic Club was the perfect place for our wedding! Kristin and Kelly were beyond accommodating throughout the entire planning process and even the evening of the event (Kristin bustled my dress for me when we arrived to the club!). My mind was totally at ease, and I never felt like I had to worry about a thing.

The venue is absolutely breathtaking, so you don't need to worry about spending a lot on decor, either. Our guests had an amazing evening and felt very well-taken care of throughout the entire night. We have received so many compliments on the wedding- largely due to the venue, service, food, etc.

It's also extremely convenient, as it's located in the heart of downtown and is very close to several hotels, so all of our guests were within walking distance to their hotels. They even have a few hotel rooms at the Athletic Club, which was very nice for our grandparents, as they could just head upstairs when they got tired.

So glad we chose the ACC for our wedding day- I couldn't have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You definitely would not be able to go anywhere else in Columbus and receive the same experience for the money you would have to spend. Highly recommend! Read less
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AmandaTMcmeans
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.0/5.0
Old-world style, beautiful facilities, and a great staff. They made my wedding and champagne brunch an absolute perfect event for me and my family.
Old-world style, beautiful facilities, and a great staff. They made my wedding and champagne brunch an absolute perfect Read more...
Old-world style, beautiful facilities, and a great staff. They made my wedding and champagne brunch an absolute perfect event for me and my family. Read less
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