Event Planning

EventPlanning

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

Bellingham Whatcom County offers exceptional meeting venues. How about a rustic cabin in the mountains? Or a deluxe, four-star resort on the bay? If you want a unique Northwest experience, come here.

Among the facilities available in Bellingham are campus meeting rooms at Western Washington University and a newly refurbished 132 room convention hotel with more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space. And many more hotels offer board rooms and meeting spaces. County-wide there are more than 2,200 sleeping rooms.

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

Meeting & Event Facilities Links & Resources

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.
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
Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn | 360-671-1011 or 888-671-1011
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. | info@bellingham-hotel.com
Bob's Burger and Brew Birch Bay | 360-336-3199
8120 Birch Bay Square Street, Blaine
Bob's Burger & Brew is great burgers and so much more! Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kid's menu available. Spectacular Sunday Brunch from 9 am-2 pm. Sit back and relax in our lounge. Meeting room-up to 40. | bobsbirchbay@comcast.net
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
City of Bellingham | 360-778-8300 or 800-487-2032
210 Lottie Street, Bellingham
The city is regularly rated among the best places to retire or to visit. Outstanding parks, a mild climate and easy access to Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. are among its appeal. | citycouncil@cob.org
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.
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
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. | Kim@hotelbellwether.com
Lairmont Manor | 360-647-1444
405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham
On the National Registry of Historic Sites, The Lairmont has gardens, rooms, and amenities to suit events of all sizes. We have provided an elegant and charming setting for over 3,000 weddings, corporate events and celebrations. | info@lairmontmanor.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
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
Quality Inn Grand Suites | 360-647-8000 or 800-900-4661
100 E Kellogg Road, Bellingham
Experience our Hometown hospitality here in the Pacific-Northwest at our Baymont Inn & Suites hotel. Conveniently located off I-5, we offer easy access to the Alaskan Ferry Terminal, WWU, BLI Airport and a variety of great recreational and retail locations. | qualitychoicehotel@gmail.com
San Juan Cruises | 360-738-8099 or 800-443-4552
355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
San Juan Cruises offers a scenic whale watch cruise which includes lunch and a stop in Friday Harbor, sunset crab dinner cruises on the bay with spectacular views of the Chuckanut coastline, wine and beer tasting cruises, and customized adventures. | tours@whales.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
The 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
The 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@thewoodscoffee.com
The 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@thewoodscoffee.com
Tree Frog Night Inn & Cedar Tree House Retreat | 360-676-2300
1727 Mt. Baker Highway, Bellingham
Neighboring accommodations share nine acres of serene Cedar forest and gardens ten minutes from town. Inn: luxurious, artistic eco-suites; fireplaces; sauna; organic breakfast; spa services. Retreat: comfortably sleeps 7-24, generous facilities, yurt, large hot tub, decks, lawn, amphitheater, fire circle, TV/DVD/CD/iPod systems. | inn@treefrognight.com
WWU Conference Services | 360-650-6821
516 High Street, Bellingham
diana.bakkom@wwu.edu

All Season Party Tents
2044 Main Street, Ferndale
360-384-6868
Fenton Events
5411 Northwest Ave, Bellingham
360-318-6272
Jansen Art Center
321 Front Street, Lynden
360-354-3600
info@jansenartcenter.org
Michael - Wedding Officiant
901 Front Street, Lynden
360-510-2585
Northwest Washington Fair
1775 Front Street, Lynden
360-354-4111
info@nwwafair.com
Peaceful Mountain Retreat Center
9900 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls
360-599-9988 or 866-311-7445
The Simply Organized Bride
4633 Celia Way, Bellingham
360-527-8542
deborah@thesimplyorganizedbride.com
Whatcom Community College
237 W Kellogg Street, Bellingham
360-383-3000
Whatcom County Parks
3373 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham
360-733-2900
Windows on the Bay
2625 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham
360-220-0731
events@windowsonthebay.us
 
 

Catering Links & Resources

Avenue Bread - Fairhaven | 360-715-3354
1135 11th Street, Bellingham
Avenue Bread is a growing and expanding bakery based in Bellingham, Washington. We are excited that our three bakery cafés, serve as increasingly popular eateries and gathering places for local residents and visitors alike.
Avenue Bread - James Street | 360-715-3354
2307 James Street, Bellingham
Avenue Bread is a growing and expanding bakery based in Bellingham, Washington. We are excited that our three bakery cafés, serve as increasingly popular eateries and gathering places for local residents and visitors alike.
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. | info@foolsonion.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 - Bellingham | 360-676-7700
3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham
Convenient location off of Exit 258. Adjacent to I-5 and Bellingham Airport. Offering complimentary breakfast and internet access. Close to Bellis Fair. Earn both points and miles through Hilton Hhonors. Call us at 360-676-7700. | BLLWA_Hampton@hilton.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. | pizzapipeline@aol.com

Annie's Edible Creation Desserts
901 Front Street, Lynden
360-220-8083
Avenue Bread
1313 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
360-715-3354
eat@avenuebread.com
Ciao Thyme
207 Unity Street, Bellingham
360-733-1267
info@ciaothyme.com
Crave Catering
2701 E Smith Road, Bellingham
360-223-4900
Double Barrel BBQ
6819 State Route 9, Sedro Woolley
360-770-7427
Gusto Wood Fired Pizza Catering
4324 Cordero Drive, Bellingham
360-255-1014
Kelly's O'Deli Catering
5506 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale
360-384-1702
Market Street Catering
210 36th Street, Bellingham
360-647-4325 or 866-912-2233
 
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