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 | 360-756-1005 or 888-808-0005
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Each of our 43 guest rooms overlooks a spectacular Northwest seascape. Our spacious rooms all feature a window seat, fireplace, down comforters, luxury amenities, and a 2-person bath elegantly set in natural slate. Full service spa offers massages, body treatments, facials, waxing, make-up, spray tan services, and manicures & pedicures. | info@thechrysalisinn.com
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
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
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
WWU Conference Services | 360-650-6821
516 High Street, Bellingham
diana.bakkom@wwu.edu

Note: Listings marked with a have a photo and/or description when you hover your mouse pointer over their name.

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
 
 

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. | 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
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.
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

Note: Listings marked with a have a photo and/or description when you hover your mouse pointer over their name.

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
 
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