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Whatcom Community College Conference & Events

237 W. Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, Washington 98226

1200Largest Group
19Meeting Rooms
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  • Welcome to Whatcom Community College Welcome to Whatcom Community College
          
  • Syre Auditorium Banquet StyleSyre Auditorium Banquet Style
          
  • Kulshan HallKulshan Hall
          
  • PavillionPavillion
          
  • Syre Auditorium Theater StyleSyre Auditorium Theater Style
          
  • Pavillion GymPavillion Gym
          
  • Foundation 105 Large ClassroomFoundation 105 Large Classroom
          
  • Foundation 201B BoardroomFoundation 201B Boardroom
          
  • Kulshan 226 ITV RoomKulshan 226 ITV Room
          
  • Pavilion 201 Large Classroom Open Square Pavilion 201 Large Classroom Open Square
          
  • Foundation 105 Large Classroom RibcageFoundation 105 Large Classroom Ribcage
          
  • Orca FieldOrca Field
          
  • Heiner Lecture HallHeiner Lecture Hall
          
  • Foundation 201C Large Classroom U-ShapeFoundation 201C Large Classroom U-Shape
          
  • Syre QuadSyre Quad
          
  • Heiner CenterHeiner Center
          
  • Heiner TheatreHeiner Theatre
          
  • Syre HallSyre Hall
          
  • Pavilion 201 Large ClassroomPavilion 201 Large Classroom
          
  • Foundation 105 Large Classroom V-ShapeFoundation 105 Large Classroom V-Shape
          
  • Computer LabComputer Lab
          
  • Syre Auditorium Full TheaterSyre Auditorium Full Theater
          
  • Syre AuditoriumSyre Auditorium
          
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Whatcom Community College Washington conference & events offers a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities for rent to fit all of your Washington event needs.

Let us host your next event - offering a range of state-of-the-art facilities for rent to fit your event needs, located against the scenic backdrop of Mt. Baker. Click here to find out more about our services. Contact us today to book your next event: Conference & Event Services at Whatcom, 360-383-3315 | Events@whatcom.edu | www.whatcom.edu/rentals.


Our beautiful campus offers lecture halls, meeting and performance spaces, computer labs, classrooms, boardrooms as well as athletic facilities.


Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
WCC is centrally located in Bellingham, WA. You will find that WCC is easy and convenient to get to locally and from long distances. Ferndale, WA 9.5 miles, Lynden, WA 14.7 miles, Blaine, WA 22.5 miles, Mount Vernon, WA 27.7 miles, Bellevue, WA 88.1 miles, Seattle, WA, 90 miles, Vancouver, B.C. CA 52.1 miles.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Bellingham International Airport / 8
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Train
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Availability:
College facilities are made available according to the provisions of WAC 132U-140-010 through 070 and the terms and conditions stated below. The buildings and grounds of the College are primarily for educational purposes. No use will be permitted to interfere with the primary purpose for which these facilities were intended. Facilities will not be made available for any use which might result in any undue damage or wear. The College reserves the right to prohibit the use of College facilities by groups which restrict membership or participation in a manner inconsistent with the college’s commitment to non-discrimination as set forth in its written policies and commitments. Limitations of Use. Client agrees not to use the facility for any purpose other than that set forth in this agreement without first receiving express written approval from Whatcom Community College for such use.ƒ
Room Type(s):
ITV Rooms, Boardrooms, Classrooms, Computer Labs, Theater, Auditorium, Turf Field, lecture halls, performance halls
Bath Type(s):
Public Restrooms
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1200
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
19
Largest Classroom Style:
60
Largest Theatre Style:
400
Technology:
All rooms come equipped with a computer, projector, screen & whiteboard, Campus wide wifi, Audio / video computer access, Live web video, and Technology assistance during your event.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Food service and catering for WCC facilities is provided by the College’s food service Sodexo or with one of our preferred vendors. You may contact college food service at 360-383-3341, for your catering needs. Outside food or drink is permitted. Outsourced catering must be approved by the Conference and Events Services Office. Alcohol may be served on the WCC campus. The client must complete an Alcoholic Beverages Serving Request Form at least two weeks prior to the event. Form can be obtained from the Conference & Event Manager.
Must Use In-house Catering:
No
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Complete Meeting Package:
No
Ropes Course / Team Building:
No
Rental Policies:
Facility Reservations and Rentals Terms and Conditions We are pleased to be able to offer an affordable and convenient meeting/event space for your organization. In order to maintain the quality and affordability of our event space, we ask for your cooperation in following these requirements. Availability. College facilities are made available according to the provisions of WAC 132U-140-010 through 070 and the terms and conditions stated below. The buildings and grounds of the College are primarily for educational purposes. No use will be permitted to interfere with the primary purpose for which these facilities were intended. Facilities will not be made available for any use which might result in any undue damage or wear. The College reserves the right to prohibit the use of College facilities by groups which restrict membership or participation in a manner inconsistent with the college’s commitment to non-discrimination as set forth in its written policies and commitments. Limitations of Use. Client agrees not to use the facility for any purpose other than that set forth in this agreement without first receiving express written approval from Whatcom Community College for such use. Food and Beverages. Food service and catering for WCC facilities is provided by the College’s food service Sodexo or one of our preferred vendors. You may contact college food service at 383-3341, for your catering needs. Alcohol. Alcohol may be served on the WCC campus. The client must complete an Alcoholic Beverages Serving Request Form at least two weeks prior to the event. Form can be obtained from the Conference & Event Manager. Audio Visual and Computer Support Requirements. Requests for audio-visual support and/or computer support should be made at the time of reservation. Additional charges may be necessary for specialized labor for certain requirements. Set Up Charges. The facility use rates generally include setup of your space by WCC staff prior to your event. You are responsible for providing WCC staff with the necessary setup information for your event at least one week prior to the event. Failure to provide this information, or changes to the information within one week of the event, may result in additional setup charges being assessed. Fee Payment. You will receive an invoice from the College’s Business Office for facility rental and charges after the event. If additional charges are incurred before, during or after the event, such as additional equipment or overtime staffing, these charges will be included on the invoice. You will receive a separate invoice from college food service for catering for the event. Responsibility. a. Client agrees to provide responsible supervision for the entire event. Client will notify the college Events and Facilities Coordinator of the name of the responsible individual, if other than the person signing this agreement. b. Client agrees to assume responsibility for returning the facility and its equipment/contents in the same condition (and room arrangement) as originally provided, except for normal wear and tear. Indemnification. In addition to compliance with WAC 132U-140-010 through 090, and irrespective of any insurance that may be in effect, the user organization or sponsor shall indemnify and hold Whatcom Community College harmless from any and all loss, damage, liability or expense which the college may sustain, incur or become liable for, including loss of or damage to property, injury to or death of person, and fines or penalties imposed upon or assessed against the College, arising in any manner out of the use of the college facilities by the user organization or sponsor, its agents, employees, or patrons. The user organization or sponsor will not, however, be required to so indemnify and hold harmless the College from such loss, damage, liability, or expense resulting from the College’s negligence. Promotions. Any promotion of your event that uses the College’s name, logo, or in any way represents the College must be reviewed and approved by the College’s Public Information Office. Failure to do so may result in a void contract. Contact the Public Information Office at 360-383-3310.
Phone:
(360) 383-3315
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Syre Auditorium The Syre Auditorium is WCC's main meeting facility. It can be used for anything from classroom training and info fairs to performances, private receptions and corporate parties and retreats. The Syre Auditorium can also be augmented with 100 theater-style seats to hold a larger group or provide for breakout space. Our in-house catering and audio/video capabilities allow us to customize meeting packages and make hosting any event effortless.

Computer Lab Our computer labs feature new computer stations equipped with most in-demand programs. A/V equipment means teaching is a breeze and every seat is the best seat in the house.

Heiner Theater Whatcom Community College offers our spectacular Heiner Theater for a wide variety of performance as well as lectures. The theater seating provides a perfect arrangement for viewing and capturing any speaker or performer you may wish to host. We also offer full audio and video capabilities, as well as free parking.

Pavilion Gym Whatcom Community College's Pavilion is perfect for any athletic event, large celebration or lecture, and is even the home of the Bellingham Slam basketball team. We host athletic camps, clinics and programs, as well as large-scale presentations and conferences. Recently, award-winning author Sherman Alexie spoke to over 400 guests in the Pavilion gymnasium.

Large Classroom All of our classrooms come equipped with state-of-the-art audio & video technology, and guests always appreciate the free parking.

Classrooms All of our classrooms come equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video technology, and guests always appreciate the free parking.

Theater-Style Lecture Hall With comfortable seating, state of the art audio and video equipment, and free parking, our theater-style lecture rooms are perfect for presentations and lectures. 

ITV Room Whatcom Community College offers a conference room consisting of a large round table with surrounding chairs and an amazing view of Mount Baker. This space is perfect for private meetings, presentations and lectures. All of our spaces are equipped with audio and visual capabilities. Whatcom also offers delicious food service catered to your specifications.

Orca Field Orca Field is equipped with two main goals, four practice goals, 400 capacity bleachers, two locker rooms, and men's & women's restrooms. The field frequently accommodates soccer and lacrosse games and practices, rugby, and even ultimate frisbee. In addition to being home field for WCC's soccer program, Orca field was previously the host location for Western Washington University Soccer.

Past clients include Western Washington University, WFC Rangers, Chuckanut Bay Rugby, Whatcom Warriors Lacrosse and Whatcom County Adult Soccer Association.

Conference Room Whatcom Community College offers a conference room consisting of a large round table with surrounding chairs and an amazing view of Mount Baker. This space is perfect for private meetings, presentations and lectures. All of our spaces are equipped with audio and visual capabilities. Whatcom also offers delicious food service catered to your specifications.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
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Catering

  • Whatcom Dining
    We offer onsite catering to make your event a smooth-running success.  Leave the details to us!  Linens are availabe and prices vary with every customized meal plan.

Dining

  • Dockside Cafe
    Located on the main floor of Syre Student Center, the Dockside Café serves the Whatcom Community College students, faculty, and staff. We offer a wide range of food items, Fidalgo coffee, cold beverages, and an assortment of grab-and-go items. Stop by to see what’s cooking!
  • Kulshan Cafe
    Located on the first floor of Kulshan Hall, we provide espresso and other coffee drinks, bakery items, hot and iced tea, juices, naked juices and a variety of snack items.

Services

ServiceDescription
Set-up | Tear Down Services Our experienced staff will take care of your set-up and tear down needs.

Copy, Print & Mail Services We are your economical copy/print solution.  We offer fast service, easy pickup and quality products.

Tables/Chairs Included in the cost of rental.

Technology Assistance We will provide you with an assitant to help with your technology needs during your event.

Free Parking For those driving personal vehicles, you will happy to know all of our parking at WCC is free. In front of Laidlaw you can find the Visitor Parking lot.

Technology

TypeDescription
Technology Assistance All of our staff are trained and knowledgeable to provide the best technology assistance for you during your event.

WiFi Campus wide

Technology Devices All rooms come equipped with a computer, projector, screen & whiteboard

Computers Audio/video access

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110