Many organizations and businesses in Bellingham and Whatcom County offer meeting rooms and event spaces. Some are offered free of charge, while others charge a fee for use. Below is a list of such spaces; while it is not comprehensive, it will get you started.
Bellingham Technical College
Bellingham Technical College offers spaces for a wide range of meeting needs, including conferences, seminars, weddings, award ceremonies and business meetings.
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship has several options for renting space for meetings, parties, training and almost any type of social gathering.
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism keeps a comprehensive list of meeting and special event venues in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County. Scroll down the page to download a printable list.
Parks & Recreation Department/City of Bellingham
City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation Department list of facilities, including indoor spaces, park pavilions and picnic shelters, Woodstock Farm and Depot Market Square.
Community Food Coop, downtown and Cordata
Both locations of the Community Food Co-op have meetings rooms available for non-commercial use by Co-op member/owners.
Firehouse Performing Arts Center
The Firehouse Performing Arts Center is available for rent for classes, workshops and performances.
Space is available for private parties, workshops, classes and more.
Port of Bellingham
The Port of Bellingham Meetings and Events Department rents rooms of varying sizes in locations in Bellingham and county-wide.
Presence Studio is a flexible space for a variety of classes, workshops, and events.
Sylvia Center for the Arts
The Sylvia Center for the Arts is a multi-organization, multiple-venue performing arts center in downtown Bellingham’s Arts District that offers rental space.
Western Washington University
Western Washington University offers a number of facilities for varying uses, including the Viking Union, the Performing Arts Center and other spaces managed by the College of Fine and Performing Arts, and spaces managed by Conference Services. is well equipped to meet the needs of a variety of events.
Whatcom Center for Philanthropy
The Whatcom Center for Philanthropy – a collaboration between the Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom County and the Whatcom Community Foundation – offers meeting spaces for affiliated non-profit uses.
Whatcom Community College
Whatcom Community College offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities for rent.
Whatcom County Parks and Recreation
Whatcom County Parks and Recreation offers meeting and event spaces throughout the county.
The Whatcom Museum offers unique and memorable settings for weddings, receptions, corporate celebrations, musical performances or other gatherings.
The elegant YWCA Ballroom and Kitchen are available for rent to the public.
Whatcom County Library System
Various Whatcom County Library System locations have meeting and conference rooms available when they are not being used by the library.