Event Planning


Planning a meeting, retreat, sporting event, wedding or family reunion?

Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County is located in a spectacular natural environment, uniquely positioned in the Northwest corner of Washington State, a short drive from Seattle, WA (89 miles south) and Vancouver, B.C.(40 miles north).

If you are looking for an exceptional Northwest experience, come and explore the wide array of venues, meeting spaces and sports facilities that Whatcom County has to offer.

We boast creative indoor and outdoor spaces, scenic retreats, first class conference hotels and resorts, and event space at three college campuses. County-wide there are more than 2,850 sleeping rooms, in facilities ranging from modest to luxury.

From a seaside resort conference to a rustic cabin retreat, Bellingham Whatcom County is your complete destination. Let us assist you to find the perfect venue for your next event.

Group Tours

As a travel professional, you have many planning needs. We’re here to help you plan your tour to the Bellingham Whatcom County region of Washington.

There are many things to see and do in our region for groups of ten or more. Our area is is rich in Northwest and Native American history, outdoor adventure, year-round scenic wonders and exciting festivals and events.

Our Services

  • Meeting Planning Guides
  • Hotel selection assistance
  • Tour itineraries
  • Bid preparations and presentations
  • Promotional materials for your mailings
  • Staff for registration or information tables
  • Arrange site visits
  • Referrals to local businesses
  • Images for marketing pieces to build delegate attendance

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Meeting & Event Facilities Links & Resources

BelleWood Acres | 360-318-7720
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden
One of Northwest Washington's largest apple orchards. U-Pick apples and pumpkins. Farm market features fresh, locally grown produce. All-new 14,000 square-foot building offers an expanded farm market, distillery, gift shop plus a bistro and bakery. Available for Private Events. | dorie@bellewoodfarms.com
Bellingham Sportsplex | 360-676-1919
1225 Civic Field Way, Bellingham
“The coolest place in town!” Offering opportunities to learn soccer, skating and/or hockey. Have a birthday party or join one of our camps. Watch a game with the Rapids and the Blazers. We have tons of fun and active possibilities.
Bellingham Technical College | 360-752-8303
3028 Lindberg Avenue, Bellingham
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you! • State of-the-art meeting facilities and event hall • Full service, catering and dining • Advanced audio-visual resources • Personalized event planning and convenient location • Focused on providing you an outstanding experience | events@btc.ctc.edu
Best Western PLUS Heritage Inn | 360-647-1912 or 888-333-2080
151 McLeod Road, Bellingham
This 90-room limited service neighborhood hotel, located near I-5 at exit 256, features luxury hotel beds, fitness center, outdoor seasonal pool and enclosed hot tub plus FREE parking, WIFI, business center and full hot breakfast. | Info@bestwesternheritageinn.com
Charter College | 360-225-6713
410 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham
Charter College offers a Certificate program in Hospitality. This program covers all aspects of accommodation management including event planning, front desk, housekeeping, food and beverage service, and more. | ron.price@chartercollege.edu
Chrysalis Inn & Spa - Event Space | 360-756-1005 or 888-808-0005
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Offering state of the art event space for up to 60 people. All of our meeting rooms come fully equipped with a built in projector, stereo system, whiteboards and roll paper-- our modern take on the flip chart! Both the Kulshan and Baker meeting rooms feature break away space for catering setup as well as private washrooms. The Living Room with Fireplace/Terrace is perfect for corporate dinners, private parties, and intimate weddings & receptions. | info@thechrysalisinn.com
Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center | 360-671-1011 or 888-627-7068
714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
Bellingham's premier full-service hotel and convention center! Our AAA Three-Diamond property is located in the heart of Bellingham and is home to 132 rooms & suites, indoor heated pool & spa, two restaurants and flexible meeting facilities. | frontdesk@fourpointsbellingham.com
Giuseppe's Al Porto Ristorante Italiano | 360-714-8412
21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Waterfront dining, open, fresh atmosphere with two large outside patio's. Truly authentic regional Italian cusine prepared in an active open kitchen. A West coast destination restaurant! | info@giuseppesitalian.com
Hampton Inn - Fox Hall | 360-676-7700
3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham
Fox Hall is a unique facility with over 3700 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. Fox Hall is located on the Hampton Inn property adjacent to the hotel. Fox Hall can accommodate any group from 2 to 250 people.
Home2 Suites by Hilton | 360-734-3111
805 Home Lane, Bellingham
Located just two miles from Bellingham Airport and just minutes from downtown Bellingham and the Canadian border. An ideal base for business and leisure travelers. Our all-suite Bellingham hotel is also conveniently located next to Bellis Fair Mall and several popular restaurants. Remember to pack the dog bowl and leash - your pet is more than welcome! | home2suitesbellingham@gmail.com
Hotel Bellwether | 360-392-3100 or 877-411-1200
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
With guestrooms overlooking Mt. Baker and the Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether is an unforgettable luxury hotel experience. Cozy up by the fireplace or enjoy an event in the hotel's spectacular waterfront venues. | info@hotelbellwether.com
La Quinta Inn & Suites Bellingham | 360-738-7088
1063 W Bakerview Road, Bellingham
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Bellingham Washington is your place to stay when doing business or exploring the area's outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest. | lq6510gm@laquinta.com
Marriott SpringHill Suites | 360-714-9600
4040 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham
Discover a New hotel infused with smart and stylish design, offering a seamless blend of comfort and functionality. Enjoy the convenient spaces to work, relax and connect and be completely in sync with the hotel experience you want! | keith.coleman@marriott.com
Mount Baker Theatre | 360-733-5793
104 N Commercial Street, Bellingham
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Bellingham the Mount Baker Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing some of the best local and national performing artists in the North Puget Sound region. Visit www.MountBakerTheatre.com for tickets and rental information. | tickets@mountbakertheatre.com
Northwest Washington Fairgrounds | 360-354-4111 Ext. 203
1775 Front Street, Lynden
“Whether you’re looking for a venue for a wedding, horse show or most any event type, we have the facility for you! From the beautiful Mt. Baker Rotary Building to the Equine Center – you’ll find the space needed for your event.” | karen@nwwafair.com
Port of Bellingham | 360-676-2500
1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham
The traditional gateway to the San Juan Islands and Alaska, Bellingham offers outstanding transportation connections. A new multimodal facility in Fairhaven is home to Amtrak and the Alaska Marine Highway System. | info@portofbellingham.com
Semiahmoo Resort Golf Spa | 360-318-2000 or 855-917-3767
9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine
Located on the spit between Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor - two hours north of Seattle and 45 minutes south of Vancouver - Semiahmoo Resort is a distinctive, 212-room seaside retreat featuring comfortable accommodations, amazing recreational choices, unexpected amenities and superb service. | info@semiahmoo.com
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa | 360-383-0777 or 866-383-0777
4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa brings a high quality and exciting gaming experience to the Northwest. We offer more than 50,000 square feet of exhilarating gaming, exceptional dining and enjoyable entertainment all in a bright and spacious setting. | sales@silverreefcasino.com
Whatcom Community College | 360-383-3000
237 W Kellogg Street, Bellingham
Rated among the nation’s top community colleges, Whatcom Community College serves 11,000 students annually with transfer degree and professional-technical training programs (including hospitality and tourism), as well as basic education, job skills, and community & continuing education classes.
Woods Coffee - Boulevard | 360-738-4771
470 Bayview Road Boulevard Park, Bellingham
Woods’ is great place to relax, meet with friends and family or clients. Free broadband wireless internet access at all locations. | info@thewoodscoffee.com
Woods Coffee - Bakerview Square
428 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham
Conveniently located in Bakerview Square near Bellis Fair Mall and WCC. Great coffee, great local company with many locations in Whatcom County to serve you. Fresh pastries, salads and sandwiches from the bakery. All natural and fresh daily. | info@woodscoffee.com
Woods Coffee - Bender Plaza | 360-354-5780
8874 Bender Road, Lynden
Great coffee, great local company with many locations in Whatcom County to serve you. Fresh pastries, salads and sandwiches from the bakery. All natural and fresh daily. | info@woodscoffee.com
WWU Conference Services | 360-650-6821
516 High Street, Bellingham
Western Washington University's strikingly beautiful campus offers world-class academic resources and exceptional service for residential adult and youth programs from mid-June through late August. To learn more about our Conference Services or receive a customized event proposal, email conferences@wwu.edu. | cory.bartel@wwu.edu

All Season Party Tents
2044 Main Street, Ferndale
Bob's Burger and Brew Birch Bay
8120 Birch Bay Square Street, Blaine
BP Heron Center
5105 Helwig Road, Blaine
Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road, Ferndale
Jansen Art Center
321 Front Street, Lynden
Lairmont Manor
405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham
Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center
9900 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls
360-599-9988 or 866-311-7445
PNW Event Planners
3604 Cedarville Rd., Bellingham
The Simply Organized Bride
4633 Celia Way, Bellingham
Whatcom County Parks
3373 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham
Windows on the Bay
2625 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham

Catering Links & Resources

Fools Onion | 360-815-7380
5305 Northwest Drive, Bellingham
Fools Onion catering is a highly successful catering company established in 2002. Fools Onion was chosen for the company name to represent its uniqueness, whimsy and dedication to the use of local products.
Giuseppe's Al Porto Ristorante Italiano | 360-714-8412
21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Waterfront dining, open, fresh atmosphere with two large outside patio's. Truly authentic regional Italian cusine prepared in an active open kitchen. A West coast destination restaurant! | info@giuseppesitalian.com
Hilltop Restaurant | 360-398-2462
5645 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Centrally located between Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale on SR539 (Guide Meridian) they offer a great stopping place for travelers and meeting friends and family.
Jake's Western Grill | 360-354-5588
8114 Washington 539, Lynden
Specializing in smoked BBQ including baby back ribs. Offering heaping portions with a southern flair. Soups, salads, burgers, pulled pork, steaks, chicken and sides. Catering available.
McKay's TapHouse & Pizzeria | 360-647-3600
1118 E Maple Street, Bellingham
The best beer and the best pizza. All under one roof. Come see our selection of Brews from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Bring in the family, or order out for pizza delivery. We have something for you. | mckaystaphouse@gmail.com

Annie's Edible Creation Desserts
901 Front Street, Lynden
Avenue Bread
1313 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
Avenue Bread - James Street
2307 James Street, Bellingham
Ciao Thyme
207 Unity Street, Bellingham
Crave Catering
2701 E Smith Road, Bellingham
Double Barrel BBQ
6819 State Route 9, Sedro Woolley
Gusto Wood Fired Pizza Catering
4324 Cordero Drive, Bellingham
Kelly's O'Deli Catering
5506 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale
Market Street Catering
210 36th Street, Bellingham
360-647-4325 or 866-912-2233
Outlaws BBQ
305 E. Connecticut St, Bellingham
(360) 393-7768
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