Are you planning to host a large event and need help finding Seattle event venues for all of your guests? We’ve pulled together a variety of event spaces that can accommodate 400 guests or more. Here are 12 of the best options in the Greater Seattle area, and each heading is linked to their website for more information, so click away!
Probably the most obvious choice of all large Seattle event venues, the Seattle Convention Center is a modern facility in the heart of downtown Seattle. It boasts versatile event spaces, including ballrooms and meeting rooms, to accommodate large gatherings. Choose from the Arch at 705 Pike, Arch at 800 Pike, or the breathtaking new Summit building.
Located on the beautiful Seattle waterfront, Bell Harbor International Conference Center offers stunning views of Puget Sound. With 100,000 square feet of event space and inclusive meeting packages, it’s an ideal venue for corporate events up to 800 seated or 1,800 reception.
A trendy and industrial-chic venue, the Fremont Foundry can host large corporate receptions up to 850 in its stylish and flexible spaces, but note that seated maxes out at about 250 guests. This is a great choice for welcome receptions, holiday parties, networking, and employee appreciation events; and it’s a great fit for both local groups and DMC clients.
Situated in Bellevue, just east of Seattle, Meydenbauer Center offers both a convention center with flexible setup options, and professional performing arts theatre that seats 410 guests. While not technically in Seattle, it’s definitely a venue worth considering along with all of the amenities that Bellevue has to offer including fine dining, shopping, hotels, and more.
With its central downtown Seattle location and ample event space, The Westin is an excellent choice for hosting large corporate events and conferences for up to 2,000 attendees. They have over 70,000 square feet of event space from their 29 different rooms including meeting rooms, grand ballroom, and grand foyer.
This non-profit museum offers unique event spaces for large gatherings, including the iconic Sky Church (shown below). They also have lounges, learning labs, a theater, and outdoor plazas. For the ultimate experience, host a block party for up to 10,000 guests that includes the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Located near the Space Needle and MoPop, this venue combines stunning glass art with beautiful gardens and can host sizable events. Check out our previous blog post about why we love Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Home to the Seattle Mariners, T-Mobile Park offers a unique and spacious setting for large corporate events, with several venue options to choose from throughout the ballpark. Our favorite is the on-field experience where you can make up to 47,000 attendees feel like MVPs.
For a one-of-a-kind event, the Seattle Aquarium provides marine life exhibits and event spaces for up to 800 guests to host your corporate gatherings. Located on the Seattle waterfront (Pier 59 on Elliott Bay), guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor experiences that are sure to give them a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience.
The home of the Seattle Symphony offers two elegant auditoriums and three beautiful banquet/reception spaces, all in downtown Seattle. Seated options are available from 150 to 550 guests, or standing receptions up to 1200 guests.
Located downtown, this hotel offers extensive and modern event facilities suitable for large corporate gatherings and conferences. They offer two beautiful ballrooms that each accommodate around 2,000 guests. Top it off with incredible guestrooms and service, and you’re guaranteed a successful event.
The Sheraton Grand Seattle has no shortage of space for you group with 51 different event spaces including meeting rooms. With a maximum capacity of 2000 guests in the show-stopping Grand Ballroom, this is a favorite Seattle location for fundraisers and galas.
Which Seattle event venue is the right fit for you?
When considering these venues for your corporate event remember to consider factors such as location, accessibility, catering, available amenities, and the specific needs of your event. This will help you select the venue that best suits your particular event and group.
Please reach out to us if you would like some help planning your next large event, or if you would like to hear some additional recommendations. A member of our team will be happy to come alongside you in your planning process and provide expert assistance.