Downtown Altoona’s

Premier Historic Event Center

Built in 1924 as First National Bank of Altoona, The Columns is among the most beautiful architectural works in Central Pennsylvania. Now, it serves as the area’s premier historic event venue hosting weddings, corporate events, & private parties.

A Beautifully-Restored Historic Building

In 2021, The Columns building was purchased & restored back to its original glory. The building had fallen into disrepair over the years but the skilled team of restoration experts were able to put the building back together. Now, the building will continue to live as a part of the Central PA legacy.

Why Choose the Columns?

With options for a variety of clientele, our venue is suitable for all events including weddings, receptions, meetings, banquets, corporate events, holiday parties reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, live performances, concerts, & more!

Tables & Chairs Provided to Seat up to 250

Use Our Caterer or Select Your Own

40 Foot Coffered Ceiling with a Tennessee Marble Dance Floor

The grandest historic building in downtown Altoona

More Than Just a Venue

From your first contact with our Events Coordinator to the day of your event, we will walk you through each step to ensure your special occasion goes as planned. In addition to our in-house tables & chairs, we also offer a large variety of additional services that fit your individual needs through our sister company Always A Party.

Always a Party offers event supplies including, tents, tables/chairs, linens, dinnerware, decor & so much more.