Hosting Holiday Parties in Athens County

Celebrate the upcoming season by bringing together family, friends and coworkers with a holiday party; Athens style. Festive fun for groups of all sizes can be had at one of the many unique spots around the county. Here are just a few places to consider to host your celebration.




The Eclipse Company Store

Host a holiday party where there are over 30 craft beers on tap! This beautifully restored company store is perfect for groups of varying sizes with two floors of open space, customizable for your party. Food options are as unique as they are delicious. Choose plated meals or finger foods to please all palates.
Contact the staff at Eclipse for availability and pricing. | 740-677-4904


Stuart’s Opera House

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville offers a brand new, grand reception area with seating and table service for up to 250 people. Host your group in the beautiful setting of the 139 year old theater, creating an unforgettable experience. There is a full catering kitchen and full bar available for dinners, cocktail parties and other festive gatherings.
Contact the staff at Stuart’s for availability and pricing. | 740-753-1924




The Dairy Barn Arts Center

The Dairy Barn has four unique spaces to host events of various sizes and capacities. There is over 10,000 square feet of versatile indoor space and several acres of outdoor space that can be configured in a variety of different options to suit your needs. Only minutes from uptown Athens, this space is nestled into surrounding hills, which makes for an exquisite backdrop for any event. Catering kitchen and full bar, available.
Contact the staff at The Dairy Barn for availability and pricing. | 740-592-4981




The Lodge at Double Play Ranch

This gorgeous lodge, 10 minutes from the City of Athens, is a breathtaking spot to host holiday parties. The space is a great place to have a dinner, cocktail party, or other festive events this holiday season. Groups large and small will love the lodge, the view and the hospitality. Use the in-house catering options or bring your own, if you choose.
Contact the staff at The Lodge for availability and pricing. | 419-783-7851




The Ohio University Inn and Conference Center

The OU Inn is a premier choice for you social gathering. Host your holiday party  in one of the five event spaces or the Cutler/Putnam Ballroom. If you want to take your soiree outside under the stars, weather permitting, the patio is gorgeous. Trust the award winning kitchen staff to create a most perfect menu to complement your gathering.
Contact The OU Inn staff for availability and pricing. | 740-593-6661


Contact area hotels, restaurants, taverns or art centers for additional venue options. Your seasonal soiree will be most magnificent when hosted in Athens County.