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Events on 6th!

Tacoma , WA
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LOCATION

2520 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406 US (map)

PHONE

253-906-0448

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Events on 6th! is perfect venue for the couple looking for the traditional chapel wedding without all the complications that can arise with a practicing church. It is also ideal for... Read more
Events on 6th! is perfect venue for the couple looking for the traditional chapel wedding without all the complications that can arise with a practicing church. It is also ideal for those who don't want to have to make their guests drive from one site to another- our facility includes a unique hall for your reception. We also offer a number of other amenities singular to our venue, all designed with your comfort-- and wedding photos!-- in mind.

Events on 6th! is located in what was previously the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, a striking Gothic Revival structure built in 1924, in the heart of the Sixth Avenue Business District. The sanctuary features stained glass windows on the North and West facades, a majestic vaulted ceiling, the church's original pipe organ and seating for 250.

Our Wedding Package includes generous time constraints and all of the following:

* Historic sanctuary with choir loft

* Romantic bridal suite with vanity and restroom

* Relaxing den for groom and his attendants

* Mid-century style lounge with bar/kitchenette and fireplace

* Central Courtyard, directly accessible from lounge and reception hall

* Reception Hall with exposed-beam ceiling, tables and chairs included

* Buffet/serving room adjoining reception hall

* Parking lot in rear of building



With so many awesome areas in such a unique layout included in your package, you've really got to see it for yourself.

Contact Laura to schedule your tour today! (t) 253.906.0448 (e) laura@eventson6th.com Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1924
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3500
Bar Service
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Catering
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Event Coordination
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Event Rentals
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Lighting and Sound
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Linens
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Seating
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Shuttle / Transportation
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Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The venue was amazing. Absolutely beautiful! Beth was amazing to work with and extremely helpful! Despite the temperature being in the 90's, everyone had a great time. It was very convenient for our guests to park in the rented parking lot next door. We could not have asked for a better venue or a better venue coordinator! Thank you Beth!
Tori
The venue was amazing. Absolutely beautiful! Beth was amazing to work with and extremely helpful! Despite the temperature Read more...
The venue was amazing. Absolutely beautiful! Beth was amazing to work with and extremely helpful! Despite the temperature being in the 90's, everyone had a great time. It was very convenient for our guests to park in the rented parking lot next door. We could not have asked for a better venue or a better venue coordinator! Thank you Beth!
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Molly
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the great pleasure of holding my wedding ceremony and reception at Events on 6th this past summer. What a wonderful place it was! I had so many people tell me how beautiful/cool/unique the venue was. It looked fabulous in pictures and the reception area allowed for plenty of different zones- the dance floor, the buffet room, the lounge for people who wanted to talk without the noise of a band or d.j., and the hallway where I set up a photo booth. There was great flow through the different areas during the reception, so the space never felt crowded despite having 150+ people.

While the venue itself provides tons of benefits and beauty, what really made Events on 6th so wonderful was the staff. I worked mostly with Beth. She is calm, knowledgeable, easy-going and doesn't have that "salesperson" personality. She helped me stay calm and focused during the rehearsal and day of the wedding. She took care of small details that I never thought to delegate to someone. She felt like a good friend rather than a venue coordinator.

The only down side would be that it was very hot (80 degrees) the day of my wedding and the venue has no air conditioning. The sanctuary would have been pretty uncomfortable if I had a ceremony longer than 30 minutes. For most of the year, this wouldn't be a problem though. Beth and Kim brought huge fans into the reception hall, which helped a lot (as did opening the courtyard doors). Just something to think about if you have a summer wedding planned!

Parking could seem like a problem as there are few spots owned by Events on 6th, but we called the paid parking lot next to the venue and rented it out for our guests. It was very inexpensive.
I had the great pleasure of holding my wedding ceremony and reception at Events on 6th this past summer. What a wonderful Read more...
I had the great pleasure of holding my wedding ceremony and reception at Events on 6th this past summer. What a wonderful place it was! I had so many people tell me how beautiful/cool/unique the venue was. It looked fabulous in pictures and the reception area allowed for plenty of different zones- the dance floor, the buffet room, the lounge for people who wanted to talk without the noise of a band or d.j., and the hallway where I set up a photo booth. There was great flow through the different areas during the reception, so the space never felt crowded despite having 150+ people.

While the venue itself provides tons of benefits and beauty, what really made Events on 6th so wonderful was the staff. I worked mostly with Beth. She is calm, knowledgeable, easy-going and doesn't have that "salesperson" personality. She helped me stay calm and focused during the rehearsal and day of the wedding. She took care of small details that I never thought to delegate to someone. She felt like a good friend rather than a venue coordinator.

The only down side would be that it was very hot (80 degrees) the day of my wedding and the venue has no air conditioning. The sanctuary would have been pretty uncomfortable if I had a ceremony longer than 30 minutes. For most of the year, this wouldn't be a problem though. Beth and Kim brought huge fans into the reception hall, which helped a lot (as did opening the courtyard doors). Just something to think about if you have a summer wedding planned!

Parking could seem like a problem as there are few spots owned by Events on 6th, but we called the paid parking lot next to the venue and rented it out for our guests. It was very inexpensive. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Events on 6th was the perfect venue for our wedding! The staff was so helpful, both before the wedding, and the day of the wedding. Our questions were answered very quickly, and we were given a lot of helpful resources for planning, recommendations on vendors, and all the details to make sure the whole event ran smooth. The day of the wedding, the staff was extra helpful ensuring everything was set up just as we wanted.

I loved being able to have the ceremony and the reception in the same location. Both the sanctuary and the reception area worked great. We had a large photo booth and cocktail tables in the lounge, which worked well with the courtyard for a lot of room for guests to spread out and have fun. The catering area and kitchen with serving window worked great for the bar. I loved that they had their own tables and nice chairs. The groom's den and bridal suite were perfect for hanging out and getting ready, and the bridal suite was a beautiful setting for "getting ready" pictures. It was a little warm in the bridal suite in the summer, but I hear they have installed air conditioner in there now to make it more comfortable.

I was initially worried about the parking with the residential area surrounding Events on 6th, and I rented the parking lot next door which was very inexpensive (~$40 for around 35 spots), but there was plenty of good parking in the residential area for about 150 guests.

I could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding! I hope to have other events there, too. It's a great place for a party!
Events on 6th was the perfect venue for our wedding! The staff was so helpful, both before the wedding, and the day of the Read more...
Events on 6th was the perfect venue for our wedding! The staff was so helpful, both before the wedding, and the day of the wedding. Our questions were answered very quickly, and we were given a lot of helpful resources for planning, recommendations on vendors, and all the details to make sure the whole event ran smooth. The day of the wedding, the staff was extra helpful ensuring everything was set up just as we wanted.

I loved being able to have the ceremony and the reception in the same location. Both the sanctuary and the reception area worked great. We had a large photo booth and cocktail tables in the lounge, which worked well with the courtyard for a lot of room for guests to spread out and have fun. The catering area and kitchen with serving window worked great for the bar. I loved that they had their own tables and nice chairs. The groom's den and bridal suite were perfect for hanging out and getting ready, and the bridal suite was a beautiful setting for "getting ready" pictures. It was a little warm in the bridal suite in the summer, but I hear they have installed air conditioner in there now to make it more comfortable.

I was initially worried about the parking with the residential area surrounding Events on 6th, and I rented the parking lot next door which was very inexpensive (~$40 for around 35 spots), but there was plenty of good parking in the residential area for about 150 guests.

I could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding! I hope to have other events there, too. It's a great place for a party! Read less
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Events on 6th! responded with the following comments:

Stacey,
Thank you! Working with you all on your big day was our pleasure! We are happy that Events on 6th could be a part of your special day.
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Julianne
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at Events on 6th! was the best decision (other than saying yes to my husband) that we made during the whole getting married process. I first looked at the website before we were engaged, and fell in love. Because it was out of my very small budget, I moved on in looking for other venues. I kept going back to the Events on 6th website and just couldn't help feeling that it would be the perfect place. After searching long and hard and not finding anyone else that came close to the same feeling I got from Events on 6th!, my parents agreed it was the one place that was the right fit and agreed to booking them for me! We were NOT disappointed. Not only was the whole wedding day so great, but our pictures are GORGEOUS and Laura and Beth made it a very easy process and went above and beyond in customer service to make sure we were happy. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who loves the architecture, the vintage feel, or just wants a CLASSY place to tie the knot!
Having our wedding at Events on 6th! was the best decision (other than saying yes to my husband) that we made during the Read more...
Having our wedding at Events on 6th! was the best decision (other than saying yes to my husband) that we made during the whole getting married process. I first looked at the website before we were engaged, and fell in love. Because it was out of my very small budget, I moved on in looking for other venues. I kept going back to the Events on 6th website and just couldn't help feeling that it would be the perfect place. After searching long and hard and not finding anyone else that came close to the same feeling I got from Events on 6th!, my parents agreed it was the one place that was the right fit and agreed to booking them for me! We were NOT disappointed. Not only was the whole wedding day so great, but our pictures are GORGEOUS and Laura and Beth made it a very easy process and went above and beyond in customer service to make sure we were happy. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who loves the architecture, the vintage feel, or just wants a CLASSY place to tie the knot! Read less
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Events on 6th! responded with the following comments:

Julianne,
Thank you for your kind words! We loved working with you, it was our privilege. We were happy to help make your day the most memorable one for you , your husband, and everyone who came!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Without a doubt I recommend this venue for any bride searching for a romantic and flexible space. Laura is extremely easy and fun to work with. My favorite part was a well-manicured courtyard space that connects the 1960s mod lounge to the reception space.
Without a doubt I recommend this venue for any bride searching for a romantic and flexible space. Laura is extremely easy Read more...
Without a doubt I recommend this venue for any bride searching for a romantic and flexible space. Laura is extremely easy and fun to work with. My favorite part was a well-manicured courtyard space that connects the 1960s mod lounge to the reception space. Read less
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Events on 6th! responded with the following comments:

I wish you had identified yourself so I could thank you personally, but thank you just the same! I love working with my couples- it's the best part of my job :)
-Laura
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Kevin
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.8/5.0
Venue Coordinator: Laura was an AMAZING person to work with as the venue coordinator. Laura was also very personable and treated us like we were her only couple getting married going way out of her way to help us. I cannot overstate how much we both enjoyed working with her.
Ceremony Space: The church is a beautiful old Baptist church with a great stained glass window that you can see facing away from the stage. The wood has all been refinished and looked gorgeous, but the room can echo. We had our DJ set up a wireless mic for our officiate, though, which made the sound perfect. A church has been renting the space to use for Sundays, and has put up some padding on the walls (not too noticeable) as well as carpeting down the main aisle.
Reception Space: It’s a beautiful space, although it may be small for larger weddings. There is a small room we used as a photo booth room, and because the space is relatively small (you can fit around 80 people on round tables comfortably) and we had about 150 guests we made our reception a cocktail and dessert reception. There was plenty of room that way to have a good sized dance floor, some large round tables, a few bistro tables, and three dessert tables.
If you're looking for a place that will do everything for you, this is not the place for you as you'll have to make a lot of arrangements for yourself, but Laura is very helpful in recommending vendors. But, if you want a beautiful, unique, customizable space (which we think everyone should want!) then we recommend this place without reservation. A lot of our guests have told us this was the best wedding they've ever been to, and we attribute a lot of that to the event space and the help we got from Laura.
Venue Coordinator: Laura was an AMAZING person to work with as the venue coordinator. Laura was also very personable and Read more...
Venue Coordinator: Laura was an AMAZING person to work with as the venue coordinator. Laura was also very personable and treated us like we were her only couple getting married going way out of her way to help us. I cannot overstate how much we both enjoyed working with her.
Ceremony Space: The church is a beautiful old Baptist church with a great stained glass window that you can see facing away from the stage. The wood has all been refinished and looked gorgeous, but the room can echo. We had our DJ set up a wireless mic for our officiate, though, which made the sound perfect. A church has been renting the space to use for Sundays, and has put up some padding on the walls (not too noticeable) as well as carpeting down the main aisle.
Reception Space: It’s a beautiful space, although it may be small for larger weddings. There is a small room we used as a photo booth room, and because the space is relatively small (you can fit around 80 people on round tables comfortably) and we had about 150 guests we made our reception a cocktail and dessert reception. There was plenty of room that way to have a good sized dance floor, some large round tables, a few bistro tables, and three dessert tables.
If you're looking for a place that will do everything for you, this is not the place for you as you'll have to make a lot of arrangements for yourself, but Laura is very helpful in recommending vendors. But, if you want a beautiful, unique, customizable space (which we think everyone should want!) then we recommend this place without reservation. A lot of our guests have told us this was the best wedding they've ever been to, and we attribute a lot of that to the event space and the help we got from Laura. Read less
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Events on 6th! responded with the following comments:

Aww, thanks Kevin! That means a lot. I'm so thrilled you guys (and your guests!) enjoyed your day as much as I did. You and your friends were truly a pleasure to work with. You have some really remarkably creative and organized friends! I was very impressed.

For future couples who want a bit more hands-on staff to help them out, I am happy to help point out some caterers and planners who can offer that as well, and of course I will always offer any help that I can for day-of, too...just keep in mind that I'm only one person :)
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Heather
Wedding:
10/24/2013
4.6/5.0
The venue was gorgeous, and really worked out for us, as we aren't religious, but wanted something with a hint of traditional feel. Since this is an old church, but also an event space, it worked out. We had initially wanted our wedding on the weekend, but the venue is rented out to a church who would have been in the space during the time we wanted, so we opted for a mid-week date instead. It is a really beautiful space, and was really a pleasant experience overall. The outdoor courtyard looked amazing in the pictures, and the reception room was just right for the smaller crowd. I'm sure it would comfortably accomodate a lot more, but I would think that many more than 100 would be pushing it. As for the cost- I think places that host weddings are overpriced to start, and this was really no different, At ~3k plus deposit...it just felt like a lot. But, it was less expensive and a nicer place than Thornewood, without the added worry that there will be B&B guests wandering through. All things considered, it was a beautiful venue with friendly, attentive staff.
The venue was gorgeous, and really worked out for us, as we aren't religious, but wanted something with a hint of Read more...
The venue was gorgeous, and really worked out for us, as we aren't religious, but wanted something with a hint of traditional feel. Since this is an old church, but also an event space, it worked out. We had initially wanted our wedding on the weekend, but the venue is rented out to a church who would have been in the space during the time we wanted, so we opted for a mid-week date instead. It is a really beautiful space, and was really a pleasant experience overall. The outdoor courtyard looked amazing in the pictures, and the reception room was just right for the smaller crowd. I'm sure it would comfortably accomodate a lot more, but I would think that many more than 100 would be pushing it. As for the cost- I think places that host weddings are overpriced to start, and this was really no different, At ~3k plus deposit...it just felt like a lot. But, it was less expensive and a nicer place than Thornewood, without the added worry that there will be B&B guests wandering through. All things considered, it was a beautiful venue with friendly, attentive staff. Read less
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