Brightwater Center has a large meeting space that accommodates up to 260 people, which can also be broken down into three smaller configurations. The site includes rentable patios and lawn areas for outdoor events. Rentals include use of the Center exhibit hall, kitchen, tables, chairs and all audio-visual equipment.
Payment and booking
Payment is due at the time of booking. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover over the phone. Payment with check or cash will need to be paid directly to our payment processing center located in Renton. Bookings are first-come, first-served and your booking is not considered final until full payment is received. There are different fees for different areas of the Brightwater Center along with various fees for different activities.
|Rooms for rent||Square feet||Capacity|
|Classroom or Laboratory Room||1,430||72|
|North Meeting Room||650||43|
|South Meeting Room||650||43|
|Community Room + Hearth Room||2,600||174|
|Combined 3 (North, South, Community)||3,900||260|
Combined room layouts
The combined 3 meeting rooms (North, South, and Community) have a maximum capacity of 260 people.
|Seated in chairs with room for tables on sides/front of room||260|
|Seated at tables (25 tables x 8 per table) with use of the stage and large projector screen||200|
Rates (subject to change)
|Rental type||Standard rate||Government agencies & nonprofits|
|Classroom or Laboratory Room||$44/hour||$17/hour|
|North or South Meeting Room||$44/hour||$17/hour|
|Community Room + Hearth Room||$132/hour||$33/hour|
|Combined (North, South, Community)||$220/hour||$66/hour|
|Patio Area (North or South)||$33/hour||$11/hour|
|Lawn Area (North or South)||$33/hour||$11/hour|
|Natural Area, including use of trails||$33/hour||$11/hour|
|Wedding event INDOOR (North, South, Community)||$2,200, plus
|Wedding event OUTDOOR (North Patio, North Lawn)||$440, plus
|Event staff for after hours events (outside of hours M-F, 8am-5pm)||$25/hour||$25/hour|
Note: Kitchen, Exhibit Hall, offices and storage are not available for rental. Kitchen use is included in all rentals as well as use of audio/visual room equipment.
Free use of Brightwater Center
Free use of the Brightwater Center is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Free use event reservations must meet all of the following criteria:
- Event host is a government agency or 501(c)(3) nonprofit in King or Snohomish County
- Event is advertised and open to the public
- Event provides a service to the general public (not just to members of the organization)
- Event is free to attend and not a fundraising event
- Event occurs during facility business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm) and does not require additional staff resources. If after hours, a $20/horr fee will be charged for staffing.
- The following uses are prohibited: alcohol, sales, political events, religious services
For questions, further information, or to set up a time to view the Center, call 206-263-9412 or email BCrentals.WTD@kingcounty.gov