Chautauqua Institution and the Athenaeum Hotel provide exceptional service, unique options, and a beautiful location for your special event -- whether that be for your rehearsal dinner, shower, wedding, and/conference. Overlooking Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York, Chautauqua offers 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.
The Athenaeum Hotel is a seasonal property 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.
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. Enjoy your reception at the Athenaeum Hotel where you and your guests will be enchanted by the historic ambiance and 200-foot porch that provides scenic views of Chautauqua Lake.
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.
Contact our Special Events Coordinator at 716-357-6389 or at email@example.com.