Name of venue: Hotel Bellwether
Location: One Bellwether Way, on Bellingham Bay
Wedding contact: Elizabeth Crawford, sales and catering director, 360-392-3172, email@example.com
Space available: Most ceremonies are held on Bellwether’s Waterside Terrace, overlooking the marina. Guests often enjoy a cocktail hour on the terrace prior to a reception in the 4,437-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 250.
For smaller events, Bellwether offers a variety of intimate event spaces, including the Waterview Admiral Garden Room and the Compass Room. The 300-foot-square Wine Cellar, a European-style dining room furnished with an extensive wine collection, can accommodate up to 14 people.
How many people can be accommodated? 10 to 250.
What services does Bellwether provide? The reception facility fees cover setup, cleanup and tear-down of room; professional staff; glassware, white china, white table linens; gift table, guest book table, cake table, head table, wedding bar set-up, and dance floor.
What’s the price range? Weddings typically cost $38 to $85 per person, plus service charge, tax and facility fees.
What are the options for catering and drinks? All catering is provided by Lighthouse Bar and Grill.
Does Bellwether decorate for weddings? Hotel Bellwether can assist with arranging outside vendors for additional décor items.
What are the room options for wedding guests? Wedding couples receive a discount on any Bellwether suite the night of their wedding, and wedding guests also receive a discount.
What extra amenities are on-site? The Lighthouse Suite is a three-story, freestanding retreat with a spiral staircase to the observation level, which has 360-degree windows and a terrace overlooking Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, Squalicum Harbor and Bellingham Bay.
What extra amenities and activities are nearby?Attractions include Zazen Salon Spa, seaside walking and jogging trails, yacht charters, whale-watching tours in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
How far ahead should people book a wedding? Six months to a year, depending on the season.
Last word: “When you choose to have your wedding at our extraordinary Northwest waterfront location, you will enjoy impeccable service and your wedding wishes will be readily granted,” Crawford says. “For an effortless event in an elegant atmosphere and space for all loved ones, there is no Northwest destination event like a Hotel Bellwether wedding.”