Chautauqua Institution

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.

  • Athenaeum Hotel
    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.

Conference Venues

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.


Contact our Special Events Coordinator to start planning your event today.


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We are here to help

If you have a question about any aspect of your trip to Chautauqua, we have knowledgeable staff members ready to assist you.

Ticket Office
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(716) 357-6250