Private Event Rental

The Center for Wooden Boats has multiple spaces available for Private Events:


Located on the south point of Seattle’s Lake Union, our floating Boathouse Gallery and Deck offer exceptional views year-round. The event space is set among our notable collection of vessels, with a marina to the East, the Space Needle and historic Naval Reserve Building to the West, and the full activity of the lake to the North.
Each rental includes both indoor and open outdoor spaces.


Located on shore in Lake Union Park, the newly opened Wagner Education Center features stunning Olson Kundig architecture. Exposed iron, cedar and concrete create a modern, open feel. Floor to ceiling windows reveal Lake Union, the park, and peek into the working Boatshop. Various rental options include the upstairs Sail Loft & Classroom, or the entire space featuring a second story interior balcony and stairway Crow’s Nest overlooking Lake Union.

Our spaces are ideal for a number of events, including:

  • Rehearsal dinners and small weddings

  • Holiday Parties

  • Birthday parties and social celebrations

  • Family gatherings

  • Fundraisers

  • Corporate holiday parties

  • Meetings and staff retreats

Full Service Catered Events
Please contact our exclusive catering partner,
Kaspars Catering & Events to book your event!
They can be reached at or by phone at 206-298-0123.

Event Space Rental, without Catering
If you are interested in renting the space without catering please contact The Center for Wooden Boats directly to book your event! They can be reached at Please note that the cater waive fee is $175 for events without catering.

CWB Rental Rates can be found here. Note that catering, equipment and extras are not included.

More specification information about each space can be found here:

Gallery Rental Info

WEC Sail Loft Rental Info


  • Rent both spaces and receive 5% off the combined venue rental.

  • Become a Center for Wooden Boats member to receive 10% off your venue rental. Please ask about our membership rates, information and other benefits available!

The venue truly made the date memorable, and we couldn’t have been happier. You were a pleasure to work with! Thanks for making the planning of our wedding easy for us.
— Laura & Ben
We love using your venue! It is a beautiful location, and we have fun watching the people coming in and out on their boats and kayaks. It was perfect for our faculty dinner of 30, and I hope we can hold more functions there.
— Jill