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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  • Request for Event Information

    To request information or a proposal for a Bellingham group event or meeting, please complete this form below and submit.
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  • Sleeping Rooms and Event Space Information

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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
BTC’s Settlemyer Family Hall offers sate of the art meeting and event space with full service catering, advanced audio visual and personalized event planning for your next fundraising gala, film screening, community celebration, business conference, wedding and so much more. With banquet seating up to 300, theater seating to 700, convenient location and plenty of parking, come see what people are talking about. | events@btc.ctc.edu
Bellingham Yacht Club | 360-733-7390
2625 South Harbor Loop DR, Bellingham
The Bellingham Yacht Club (BYC) is pleased to offer its facilities to the community for a variety of events and uses. The Bellingham Yacht Club building is home to both the BYC clubhouse and a variety of event spaces. Recently remodeled, our event spaces are sure to suit a variety of needs. BYC offers free parking, free wireless internet and a smoke-free environment. | facilities@byc.org
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, a Curio Collection by Hilton | 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
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
Jansen Art Center | 360-354-3600
321 Front Street, Lynden
The Jansen Art Center is a place for artists to create, teach, share, and engage the community in the arts. | info@jansenartcenter.org
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. | tickets@mountbakertheatre.com
Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center | 360-354-4111 Ext. 203
1775 Front Street, Lynden
Home to the annual fair each August. Venues available for your next event i.e. wedding, private parties, camping organizations, car shows and other events. Covered RV storage available during the winter months. | info@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 Casino Resort | 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
WillowBrook | 3602184585
27420 Minkler Rd, Sedro Woolley
Willowbrook Manor is a hidden gem, located 30 minutes from Bellingham. With the aura of a century-old English estate, surrounded by pastoral and mountain views it is a delightful and unique setting for business meetings and corporate retreats. | teatime@teaandtour.com

Event Space at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 West Smith Road, Bellingham
Whatcom County Parks
3373 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham

Catering Links & Resources

Crave Catering | 360-223-4900
5506 Nielsen Avenue Suite C, Ferndale
Weddings ~Benchmark Occasions ~ Corporate ~ Social ~ Fundraisers Our team of event professionals collaborate to deliver one stop full service planning, custom craft cuisine and professional service. Casual to sophisticated, our care is reflected in exceptional quality and guest experience. | itsyourcrave@gmail.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.

Event Space at North Bellingham Golf Course
205 West Smith Road, Bellingham
Whatcom County Parks
3373 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham


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