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Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

2211 Alaskan Way Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121 US (map)

PHONE

206-441-6666
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With 180-degree panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline, Bell Harbor offers an unforgettable Pacific Northwest setting for rehearsal... Read more
With 180-degree panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline, Bell Harbor offers an unforgettable Pacific Northwest setting for rehearsal dinners, tea ceremonies, wedding nuptials and indoor or outdoor Seattle reception sites. Bell Harbor also manages events for World Trade Center Seattle and the Maritime Event Center. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, our property can accommodate guests of 5 to 300.

Bell Harbor offers flexible floor plans in a variety of spaces, including outdoor options such as the Rooftop Plaza and Outdoor Terrace. To complement your occasion, Bell Harbor provides fresh and innovative Northwest-inspired cuisine featuring regional delicacies including salmon, shellfish, locally grown apples, Washington wines and Seattle's world-famous Starbucks coffee. If you need accommodations for your wedding party or guests, our waterfront neighbors, The Edgewater and the Seattle Marriott Waterfront are right next door. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Government Building, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
800
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
I recently had my NYE wedding at Bell Harbor, in the Maritime Event Center. It was amazing! From the planning, to the food, to the service, everything was top notch. Our event manager Delisha was responsive and always willing to help in whatever we needed. Our guest list started off a little too big, and Delisha made a plan for if we had too many guests. Luckily we ended up not having an issue, but their flexibility did not go unnoticed! Our guests raved about the food and all of the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating! Thank you Bell Harbor!
I recently had my NYE wedding at Bell Harbor, in the Maritime Event Center. It was amazing! From the planning, to the Read more...
I recently had my NYE wedding at Bell Harbor, in the Maritime Event Center. It was amazing! From the planning, to the food, to the service, everything was top notch. Our event manager Delisha was responsive and always willing to help in whatever we needed. Our guest list started off a little too big, and Delisha made a plan for if we had too many guests. Luckily we ended up not having an issue, but their flexibility did not go unnoticed! Our guests raved about the food and all of the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating! Thank you Bell Harbor! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.5/5.0
I had my wedding here last Summer and it was quite disappointing. When we originally viewed the venue, we fell in love with the Seattle waterfront view and knew it was where we wanted to get married. Although, they did not advise there would be a gangway on the waterfront in the Summer destructing the view. It came as a surprise as we visited the venue again a a couple months before the wedding. When we asked about it, they said it was an active cruise terminal so it is a fixture in place throughout the cruise season but this fixture was not
disclosed up front. Bell Harbor is very strict with timing therefore you are only allowed in within your contracted agreement time. We arrived an hour earlier and were forced to wait in the lobby and didn't have access to our ceremony room to start set up a little earlier. Also, since it is an active cruise terminal the cruise ship blocks your view until they take off. We were advised it is typically around 3-4pm when the cruise ship departs, but on our wedding day it didn't leave until closer to 5pm. The food provided at the tasting was excellent and we were so excited about it, but when it came down to the wedding day, the food served was not the same. The halibut was dry and overcooked. The presentation was also sloppy in comparison to the tasting. Some guest did not receive dressing with their salad. A few weeks after our wedding, a friend told me she went to another wedding here and said the fish and steak were both overcooked then as well. She also mentioned that they saw a mouse in the lobby! Disgusting. All in all, I would not recommend Bell Harbor as it seems the venue is going down hill as far as food and service. I regret booking my wedding here.
I had my wedding here last Summer and it was quite disappointing. When we originally viewed the venue, we fell in love Read more...
I had my wedding here last Summer and it was quite disappointing. When we originally viewed the venue, we fell in love with the Seattle waterfront view and knew it was where we wanted to get married. Although, they did not advise there would be a gangway on the waterfront in the Summer destructing the view. It came as a surprise as we visited the venue again a a couple months before the wedding. When we asked about it, they said it was an active cruise terminal so it is a fixture in place throughout the cruise season but this fixture was not
disclosed up front. Bell Harbor is very strict with timing therefore you are only allowed in within your contracted agreement time. We arrived an hour earlier and were forced to wait in the lobby and didn't have access to our ceremony room to start set up a little earlier. Also, since it is an active cruise terminal the cruise ship blocks your view until they take off. We were advised it is typically around 3-4pm when the cruise ship departs, but on our wedding day it didn't leave until closer to 5pm. The food provided at the tasting was excellent and we were so excited about it, but when it came down to the wedding day, the food served was not the same. The halibut was dry and overcooked. The presentation was also sloppy in comparison to the tasting. Some guest did not receive dressing with their salad. A few weeks after our wedding, a friend told me she went to another wedding here and said the fish and steak were both overcooked then as well. She also mentioned that they saw a mouse in the lobby! Disgusting. All in all, I would not recommend Bell Harbor as it seems the venue is going down hill as far as food and service. I regret booking my wedding here. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
3/21/2015
4.8/5.0
I've always thought the location was scenic, beautiful, and spacious with good food and service from previous event I had attended here.

When it came time to look for a wedding venue last summer, this was obviously on our list. From our initial e-mail communication and scoping out of the venue, we had a great experience from the very professional sales manager, and we decided this was the right place for our big day.

Our event manager was also very kind to help us, answer questions, set up our tasting, venue walk-through, and handled our last minute changes from start to finish, and left us with only great memories of our planning and wedding day. Our guests complimented us on the beautiful space, the fresh and delicious (good portions!) dinner that was served quickly, and interesting exhibits. As bride and groom, we felt the service was wonderful especially when they were trying to get dinner and beverages to us as soon as possible. We had a great wedding day, thanks to Bell Harbor, and will definitely recommend this venue to our friends.
I've always thought the location was scenic, beautiful, and spacious with good food and service from previous event I had Read more...
I've always thought the location was scenic, beautiful, and spacious with good food and service from previous event I had attended here.

When it came time to look for a wedding venue last summer, this was obviously on our list. From our initial e-mail communication and scoping out of the venue, we had a great experience from the very professional sales manager, and we decided this was the right place for our big day.

Our event manager was also very kind to help us, answer questions, set up our tasting, venue walk-through, and handled our last minute changes from start to finish, and left us with only great memories of our planning and wedding day. Our guests complimented us on the beautiful space, the fresh and delicious (good portions!) dinner that was served quickly, and interesting exhibits. As bride and groom, we felt the service was wonderful especially when they were trying to get dinner and beverages to us as soon as possible. We had a great wedding day, thanks to Bell Harbor, and will definitely recommend this venue to our friends. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
What a beautiful and perfect location to showcase Seattle's waterfront and city views. We had a lot of guests traveling in from out of town, most of whom had never been to Seattle so we really wanted to show off what Seattle has to offer.

We looked at several venues around the city but when offered the chance to get married on the rooftop and hold our reception inside and outside by the waterfront we couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Bell Harbor made everything so easy for us, by providing their own food and beverage service we didn't have to go out and find a caterer. They also provided us with a wedding coordinator, that I emailed at least 10 times a week, who was invaluable as she was so knowledgeable and willing to help. Our day went off perfectly and all the venue staff were great and polite.

Our guests loved being able to see the great views of the sound and Mt. Rainier as we said our "I Dos" and then be able to eat and dance in a room that looked like you were on a boat as well as being able to walk outside and be right next to the water. We couldn't have been happier with the venue we chose.
What a beautiful and perfect location to showcase Seattle's waterfront and city views. We had a lot of guests traveling in Read more...
What a beautiful and perfect location to showcase Seattle's waterfront and city views. We had a lot of guests traveling in from out of town, most of whom had never been to Seattle so we really wanted to show off what Seattle has to offer.

We looked at several venues around the city but when offered the chance to get married on the rooftop and hold our reception inside and outside by the waterfront we couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Bell Harbor made everything so easy for us, by providing their own food and beverage service we didn't have to go out and find a caterer. They also provided us with a wedding coordinator, that I emailed at least 10 times a week, who was invaluable as she was so knowledgeable and willing to help. Our day went off perfectly and all the venue staff were great and polite.

Our guests loved being able to see the great views of the sound and Mt. Rainier as we said our "I Dos" and then be able to eat and dance in a room that looked like you were on a boat as well as being able to walk outside and be right next to the water. We couldn't have been happier with the venue we chose. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding here in August and it was nothing less than perfect. We dealt with a few minor hiccups, like the cruise ship being 3 hours delayed, but it actually worked out for the best. Just be wary of cruise ships if you have a summer wedding and know that they don't leave till 4-5, so plan your wedding after that. Our coordinator, Gradee was wonderful to work with and everything flowed perfectly. We were in the harbor room and you can't really beat the view. We had a beautiful summer sunset right over the water and all of our guests raved about the waterfront venue.

The guests also raved about the food (and some still haven't stopped talking about it). We did a buffet with chicken, steak and salmon and it was delicious. The buffet is a little more expensive, but your guests can eat as much as they want, and we had many people go back for seconds. We added some decor and up lighting, because it's a conference room and not decorated for a wedding, but we covered the conference chairs and had drapery and lights hanging from the ceiling. We booked about a year and a half early because we had a long engagement, so we ended up getting half off the room rental and all of the 2013 prices, so book early if you can. All and all, it was a wonderful wedding at a wonderful venue.
We had our wedding here in August and it was nothing less than perfect. We dealt with a few minor hiccups, like the cruise Read more...
We had our wedding here in August and it was nothing less than perfect. We dealt with a few minor hiccups, like the cruise ship being 3 hours delayed, but it actually worked out for the best. Just be wary of cruise ships if you have a summer wedding and know that they don't leave till 4-5, so plan your wedding after that. Our coordinator, Gradee was wonderful to work with and everything flowed perfectly. We were in the harbor room and you can't really beat the view. We had a beautiful summer sunset right over the water and all of our guests raved about the waterfront venue.

The guests also raved about the food (and some still haven't stopped talking about it). We did a buffet with chicken, steak and salmon and it was delicious. The buffet is a little more expensive, but your guests can eat as much as they want, and we had many people go back for seconds. We added some decor and up lighting, because it's a conference room and not decorated for a wedding, but we covered the conference chairs and had drapery and lights hanging from the ceiling. We booked about a year and a half early because we had a long engagement, so we ended up getting half off the room rental and all of the 2013 prices, so book early if you can. All and all, it was a wonderful wedding at a wonderful venue. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Bell Harbor was such an amazing venue for our July 19 wedding!! The weather was perfect and we had our ceremony up on the rooftop where you could see everything! The reception was downstairs in the Harbor Room and was great! The staff was very nice and courteous! Jennifer was a huge help throughout the planning process! All of our guests told us that was one of the best venues that they had ever been to!
Bell Harbor was such an amazing venue for our July 19 wedding!! The weather was perfect and we had our ceremony up on the Read more...
Bell Harbor was such an amazing venue for our July 19 wedding!! The weather was perfect and we had our ceremony up on the rooftop where you could see everything! The reception was downstairs in the Harbor Room and was great! The staff was very nice and courteous! Jennifer was a huge help throughout the planning process! All of our guests told us that was one of the best venues that they had ever been to! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Overall, the quality of service, wedding package options, menu, and price were reasonable and very well done! ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF FOOD OR SERVICE. One main concern, however, is to look into your outside options/resources for any additional technical needs: if you need them to provide an LCD projector, the additional fee is pretty high compared to owning/bringing in your own (so I guess you have to ask yourself if the cost is worth it for extra convenience); same thing with speakers and, of course, lighting, etc. Example, say you need one microphone, the base cost is possibly about $50 each mic (cord, not cordless), plus state tax and additional service fee (~+25% total), meaning one microphone to borrow for your event is another $62 added to your bill. Again, the location and service is awesome -- but if they could lower their additional costs for all the little tech support needs (or have some tech support package deals with more reasonable prices), that could be their greatest area of improvement we would suggest.
Overall, the quality of service, wedding package options, menu, and price were reasonable and very well done! ABSOLUTELY Read more...
Overall, the quality of service, wedding package options, menu, and price were reasonable and very well done! ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF FOOD OR SERVICE. One main concern, however, is to look into your outside options/resources for any additional technical needs: if you need them to provide an LCD projector, the additional fee is pretty high compared to owning/bringing in your own (so I guess you have to ask yourself if the cost is worth it for extra convenience); same thing with speakers and, of course, lighting, etc. Example, say you need one microphone, the base cost is possibly about $50 each mic (cord, not cordless), plus state tax and additional service fee (~+25% total), meaning one microphone to borrow for your event is another $62 added to your bill. Again, the location and service is awesome -- but if they could lower their additional costs for all the little tech support needs (or have some tech support package deals with more reasonable prices), that could be their greatest area of improvement we would suggest. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.7/5.0
Wonderful staff experience from the day we booked last June until now. Very attentive and professional employees. They made our wedding a night we will never forget.
Wonderful staff experience from the day we booked last June until now. Very attentive and professional employees. They Read more...
Wonderful staff experience from the day we booked last June until now. Very attentive and professional employees. They made our wedding a night we will never forget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
We recently had a wedding (ceremony + reception) at the Maritime Event Center and it exceeded our expectations. Jennifer Johnson was our venue coordinator and she was amazing to work with. She was very quick to respond to our numerous emails and agreed to host multiple venue visits just to make sure we knew where things would go. The service staff were all great to work with and super helpful the day before and the day of. I would highly recommend holding a wedding at Bell Harbor since everyone was so easy to work with (especially Jennifer!!!).
We recently had a wedding (ceremony + reception) at the Maritime Event Center and it exceeded our expectations. Jennifer Read more...
We recently had a wedding (ceremony + reception) at the Maritime Event Center and it exceeded our expectations. Jennifer Johnson was our venue coordinator and she was amazing to work with. She was very quick to respond to our numerous emails and agreed to host multiple venue visits just to make sure we knew where things would go. The service staff were all great to work with and super helpful the day before and the day of. I would highly recommend holding a wedding at Bell Harbor since everyone was so easy to work with (especially Jennifer!!!). Read less
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Karalee & Matt
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.5/5.0
We were married on the rooftop of the Bell Harbor Convention Center, and it was gorgeous. The event manager we worked with was very laid back and flexible, however she wasn't always very responsive (and even double-booked herself when we were supposed to be touring the venue, so she left us to handle other customers in the middle of our appointment).

We used the rooftop for a cocktail hour after the ceremony, and the food, drinks and service were all excellent. There is everything needed for music up there as well, so our band offer excellent background music.

Everyone at the venue is very polite and we were extremely happy with the venue overall!
We were married on the rooftop of the Bell Harbor Convention Center, and it was gorgeous. The event manager we worked with Read more...
We were married on the rooftop of the Bell Harbor Convention Center, and it was gorgeous. The event manager we worked with was very laid back and flexible, however she wasn't always very responsive (and even double-booked herself when we were supposed to be touring the venue, so she left us to handle other customers in the middle of our appointment).

We used the rooftop for a cocktail hour after the ceremony, and the food, drinks and service were all excellent. There is everything needed for music up there as well, so our band offer excellent background music.

Everyone at the venue is very polite and we were extremely happy with the venue overall! Read less
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