Athenaeum 201 Prince Street • Alexandria • Virginia 22314


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It’s a beautifully preserved historic building, now serving as an art gallery. One of only two remaining examples of Neoclassical Greek Revival architecture in Alexandria, its exterior features an impressive portico supported by soaring Doric columns.
  • Oversized windows bring natural light to the main gallery rooms, which boast 24-foot ceilings, wonderful woodwork, and walls lined with rotating art exhibits.
  • Your ceremony can be held in the sweet, private courtyard. This quaint, romantic space has a “secret garden” feel, sheltered from the street by high red brick walls.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • The venue rental fee is $275/hour Monday–Thursday, $445/hour Friday & Sunday, $545/hour on Saturday, and $600/hour on federal holidays. 6 hour minimum on Saturday after 4pm rental is required.

    501(c)(3) organizations receive a 20% discount on hourly rental rates.

Additional Info
  • A $150 cleaning fee and Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) membership (at the Supporter level [$100] or above) are required for all single-date rentals.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 80 50
Cocktails, etc. Standing 80 50
Reception Seated 80 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 60.

Receptions with a dance floor can seat 60; receptions without a dance floor can seat 80.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info







Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds


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