Hotel Bellwether




The Bellwether Ballroom seats up to 250 guests banquet style, while offering spectacular views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands. Equipped with a permanent dance floor and high-speed Internet, the 4,437-square-foot Bellwether Ballroom is an elegant venue for your celebratory wedding reception. This large room can also be elegantly divided in half to accommodate a smaller, intimate crowd. Both sides of the divided Ballroom would not be in use at the same time. After a delightful evening of dining, host your guests to a more festive celebration of dancing! The spacious and versatile room is ready to be decorated to your tastes and adapted to your vision. The room is complemented by a 728-square-foot pre-function foyer area, perfect for a cocktail hour and post-ceremony mingling. The space also features a generous 795-square-foot water view terrace that can serve as a mid-reception escape for a breath of fresh air.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Hotel/Resort, Ocean/Waterfront View, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,350 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $0 to $550. There is a $65 per person food and beverage minimum on Saturday and $45 Sunday- Friday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Hotel Bellwether is estimated at between $6,502 and $15,450 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight