Is The Chapel Athens a wedding venue only?
No! The Chapel Athens welcomes any type of event. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, conferences, birthday parties – we do it all!
Can I see the venue anytime?
Tours are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance with our sales team. Contact us here to schedule a tour! Please do not show up at the venue during business hours without an appointment.
What are your business hours?
Our normal business hours are Monday through Thursday from 9m until 5pm. Friday through Sunday is reserved for our team to focus on executing events. However, weekday hours may vary depending on our event schedule.
Is the venue handicap accessible?
Yes, it is! The only part of our venue that is not handicap accessible is our upstairs lounge where one of the bars is located.
How does pricing work?
There are multiple factors that go into determining rental rates, including the day of the week, timeframe of the event, and time of year. Please reach out and we will send you our pricing guide for review.
What is the max capacity of the space?
We accommodate up to 300 guests at our venue. Check out the Venue page for further capacity details!
What services do you provide?
Our services are dependent upon which package you choose. If you choose our full-service package, we will provide all the catering needs. You can also opt for partial-service and hire an outside (approved) food caterer.
Full-service inclusions are: use of the venue for the specified time period, use of all assets (tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, glassware, etc.), staff (Venue Manager, Servers, Bartenders, and Set-up/Cleanup Crew), and all food & beverage. The only in-house services not currently provided are wedding cakes, floral/design, and event coordination/planning.
Partial-service inclusions are: use of the venue for the specified time period, use of event assets (tables & chairs), staff (Venue Manager, Bartenders, and Set-up/Clean-up Crew), and all alcohol related items.
What charges can I expect to be included in my proposal?
Our proposals include food and beverage, service, venue rental and standard state & local tax charges. Food, beverage, and room rental pricing varies depending on the specific offerings, duration of your event, guest count, and service style desired for your event. A 20% service charge is assessed on all Food & Beverage charges to cover full staffing at your gathering (including a setup & clean-up crew), and all charges are subject to state & local sales tax, currently at 8%.
Is there a space for a wedding party to get ready onsite?
There is not a getting ready suite onsite. However, if you book your ceremony and reception with us, we will reserve a suite for two nights at a local hotel suite for you to use for your getting ready needs.
What is a room flip and how does it work?
Oftentimes, ceremonies and receptions will utilize the same space so we must flip the space. This means that during the cocktail hour, your guests will mingle in the garden and patio area while our team and your décor team reset the indoor space. It is safe not to worry too much about the specifics of this - we will handle that part! While your guests are mingling outside, they will have access to an auxiliary bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, if desired.
How do I reserve The Chapel Athens for my event?
The best place to start, if you haven’t already, is to fill out our inquiry form with the basic information regarding your event. Once we receive your inquiry, we will send over pricing and availability information and work with you to schedule a tour of the space. After the tour, you’ll be sent a customized proposal through a client portal, which will outline the details, schedule, food & beverage options, inclusions, and a summary of charges. Once you have reviewed the proposal & quote, you’ll then be able to sign off on the Agreement for Services and make your first deposit payment to officially secure the date for your event.
How do I get in touch with someone at The Chapel Athens?
Email is the fastest and preferred form of communication. Please allow us up to 24 hours to respond if you are emailing us Monday-Thursday or longer if reaching out to us over the weekend. If you are a potential new client, please start with completing the quick inquiry form found on our website.