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Conferences & Weddings

A perfect setting for a beautiful wedding
is the Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution.


Download our 2015-2016 wedding information packet

Friday, Saturday and Sunday reception dates are available
for 2015.

Call for more information: 716-357-6389


A beautiful destination for your special event

The Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution provides a gorgeous lakeside venue perfect for your special event. With exceptional service, unique options, and beautiful locations, any wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower, banquet or conference is simply enchanting at the Athenaeum Hotel.

This historic location is a seasonal property open from April through October each year. Conference and wedding reservations are available in the months of April, May, early June, late August, September, and October.

Getting married in Chautauqua Institution allows for many options for your ceremony and reception. Many choose to get married in the Hall of Philosophy, a more traditional and very romantic wedding hall, reminiscent of an early Greek Temple with its stone-like columns, open walls, and heavy-timber roof. Others choose a ceremony on our grand 200-foot front porch, overlooking the sunset on Chautauqua Lake, or a scenic ceremony by our Bell tower on the Lake, surrounded by beautiful beds of flowers.

The Athenaeum Hotel also provides many options for your reception including inside our grand hotel dining room or ballroom, outside on the front lawn, or again by the bell tower on the lake. Lodging is also available for all of your guests.

Hosting a Destination Wedding at our beautiful hotel provides endless possibilities to make your special day as perfect as you can imagine.

Download our complete wedding information package to view our 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


P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Institution website

Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.