The historic Old Library is one of Olean's most beautiful and treasured landmarks, and has been a cornerstone of event hosting for greater Olean and surrounding areas since 1983. Built in 1909, with funds provided by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this grand venue was designed by architect Edward L. Tilton in the Beaux-Arts style, with interior features including a grand stairway and entrance, two fireplaces, and a central atrium. This beautiful, historical landmark was listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The Old Library Restaurant & Inn is a casual, yet upscale venue consisting of 146-seat dining area with a 32-seat lounge on the main floor, and a grand ballroom on our upper level that can accommodate 3 separate parties, or a total of 230 seated guests, complete with a dance floor and private bar area.
Our exquisitely appointed ballroom is host to classic Old-World opulence and glamour. Dance under the classic elegance of our sparkling chandeliers and build unforgettable memories, while every detail is managed by our expert Event Coordinator and event staff. From beautiful architecture to expert staff, let us show you why we are the venue of choice for weddings and events in the Southern Tier.