Event Planning

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

Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County are 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.

Get in Touch 

Email sales@bellingham.org for information about premier hotels, boutique hotels, transportation options, and any other questions. 

Our Services

  • Hotel selection assistance
  • Tour itineraries
  • Bid preparations and presentations
  • Promotional materials for your mailings
  • Referrals to local businesses
  • Images for marketing pieces to build delegate attendance


"Our convention [American Rhododendron Society] in Bellingham ended up in the black, which enabled us to donate to a variety of horticultural groups involved in climate change research. BWCT's help adding our public plant sale to their event calendar really made a difference. We are very grateful! BWCT also connected us with a local school where the kids made flower art for us to display at our meeting. The kids were magic! Their art was the highlight of the convention and to show our gratitude, and give back to the community in a tangible way, we are donating money to the school's art department." - Marlen Jacobs, America Rhododendron Society 

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        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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