Guests seated outdoors on McVay Courtyard
summer picnic in the grove
Group of people gathered outside the all glass atrium for an outdoor reception at sunset
sunset reception inside grove
Pre-staged reception tables inside good fellow grove

THE CENTER FOR URBAN HORTICULTURE

NHS HALL – Northwest Horticulture Society

NHS Hall serves as our main conference and reception room and opens directly onto McVay Courtyard. A great space for a variety of events including conferences, retreats, memorials, mitzvahs, auctions and wedding receptions. This room can be partitioned into three parts, via built-in air-walls, allowing room for break-out sessions. Merrill Commons (glass structure) may be added for an additional fee.

For additional wedding/mitzvah or social and business event spaces, visit our other venue: Wisteria Hall at the Washington Park Arboretum

RENTAL TIME

We book 4-hour daytime events ending by 4:00pm and 5-hour evening events beginning at 6:00pm.  Alternatively, you can purchase a 9-hour block of time, anytime between 7:00am and 11:00pm.  Please check with your Event Coordinator for booking options outside of these times.

SEATING / EQUIPMENT


Seating Capacity:

  • 120 Classroom
  • 200 Theater
  • 200 Banquet
  • 200 Conference
  • 300 Reception

Equipment Included:

  • 40 – 6’ x 2 ½’ rectangular tables
  • 5 – 48” rounds (seats 6 per)
  • 200 black banquet chairs
  • House sound
  • Full kitchen
  • Air-conditioning and heat
  • Dimming lights
  • Access to McVay Courtyard
  • Onsite event staff

 

OUTDOOR SPACES:

UPPER LEVEL

McVay Courtyard This central outdoor garden, is tucked between NHS and the atrium and is a natural location for a cocktail reception, guest mingling or seated reception up to 100.

Merrill Commons Located adjacent to McVay, serves as a great space for a dinner/luncheon, cocktail reception, break-out session, or dance floor and is available as an add-on to a minimum rental of one section of NHS Hall.

Soest Garden This beautiful and fragrant curated garden is home to more than 200 plants. At its center is a soothing fountain surrounded by landscaping that is incredible year-round.

LOWER LEVEL

Guests seated at an outdoor reception inside under the trees of Goodfellow Grove

Goodfellow Grove A perfect space for an all outdoor reception. Located adjacent to the Event Lawn, this expansive grove seats up to 200 beneath its shaded rows of Service Berry trees.

Large grassy lawn filled with vendor tents

Event Lawn Outdoor event space for 350 is a rare commodity in Seattle, particularly when you have parking! This expansive lawn sits adjacent to Goodfellow Grove and is the perfect space for tenting an outdoor reception, company picnics or lawn games and can be added to your rental of NHS Hall.

The Meadow Sitting steps away from Goodfellow Grove lies this lovely meadow, enclosed by trees and greenery. This quiet location is a natural choice for a wedding ceremony up to 200 or private cocktail reception.

 

 

 

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