Chautauqua Institution and the Athenaeum Hotel provide exceptional service, unique options, and a beautiful location for your special event.
The Athenaeum Hotel and Chautauqua Institution are in operation from late April through October each year. Conferences and weddings are available during the off-season months of April, May, early June, September, and October.
Wedding & Reception Venues
The Hall of Philosophy
One of our most popular sites for wedding ceremonies -- is a turn of the century structure reminiscent of an early Greek Temple with its stone-like columns, open walls, and heavy timber roof all nestled within a grove of hardwoods giving a truly romantic feeling to any wedding ceremony.
The Athenaeum Hotel is the picture perfect location for your reception or wedding. You and your guests will be enchanted by the historic ambiance and 200-foot porch that provides scenic views of Chautauqua Lake.
Menu and Event Planning Details
Download our complete wedding information packet for a comprehensive list of dining menus and amenity descriptions including: Event Consultation, Outsource Referrals, Culinary Consultations, Transportation, Lodging, Activities, Audio/Visual Equipment and Facility Setup.
Download our Special Event Buffet menus.
Overlooking Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York, we offer a variety of unique meeting venues and can accommodate any group. The unique setting and quiet atmosphere is conducive to creative thinking and will ensure a memorable and productive meeting for any organization.