King County Parks offers several indoor spaces that are perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, or business meetings.
Preston Community Center
Built in 1938 as part of the Works Progress Administration, this river-rock faced, historic log building features an expansive multi-purpose room with a raised stage, a separate meeting room for food service, a full-service kitchen, two fireplaces, tables and chairs for 125 people, and an upstairs room with a private restroom. A small park surrounds the center and features a peeled-log Amish gazebo and a court with several outdoor table/chairs sets. This is a beautiful setting for indoor or outdoor events and is offered at a reasonable price. In 2008, the Preston Community Center was added to Washington State's Heritage Register.
The Banquet Hall at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center
The Banquet Hall at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way opened in 1997 to support Aquatic Center events, including national championships and Olympic trials. The Banquet Hall is available for weddings, parties and other public and private events. Rental options range from meeting rooms to the entire Banquet Hall. Tables and chairs are included in the rental price. Audio visual equipment is available for an additional cost.
Capacity: 245 banquet-style, 400 theater-style.
Recreation and Event Area at Marymoor Park
Centrally located within Marymoor Park with ample parking, the Recreation and Event Area is a large, flat, paved area that is used for a varieties of activities from hosting Cirque du Soleil to learning to ride a bicycle. Large tents for private events can be accommodated at the event sponsor's expense.
TAF Bethaday Community Learning Center
Built through a unique partnership between the Technology Access Foundation and King County Parks, the Bethaday Community Learning Space (BCLS) is a hidden gem situated in Lakewood Park in White Center. Bethaday provides an affordable space for conferences, meetings, parties, special events and wedding receptions in a beautiful park setting. BCLS offers a well-designed multipurpose room, classrooms and meeting spaces. Audiovisual equipment is available for use at an additional cost. Visit http://bethaday.techaccess.org/ for further information.
Located in the heart of wine country in Woodinville, the sustainably-built Brightwater Center features multi-purpose meeting areas for community groups, conferences, weddings and other special events. The Center is surrounded by more than 70 acres of natural areas with ponds, wetlands and walking trails. It has a large meeting space that accommodates up to 260 people and can be broken down into three smaller meeting rooms. Amenities include an exhibit hall, kitchen facilities, private dressing room, fireplace, and ample parking. Visit kingcounty.gov/brightwatercenter for more information.