The Atrium is the main reception of the Ministry of Magic. A long and splendid hall with a dark, polished wood floor, its peacock blue ceiling is inlaid with gleaming gold symbols that move and change like an enormous heavenly noticeboard. The walls on each side of the Atrium have many gilded fireplaces set into them. The Fountain of Magical Brethren stands halfway down the hall.
Visitors to the Ministry of Magic are directed to the security desk, located at the far end of the Atrium, for a search and wand inspection. A set of golden gates stand at one end of the hall, just behind the security desk, through which at least twenty lifts can be accessed.