Private Events

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The Whatcom Museum offers unique and memorable settings for weddings, receptions, corporate celebrations, musical peformances or other gatherings.

OLD CITY HALL, a Bellingham landmark since 1892, rises above the city with Victorian cupolas and clock tower. Its grand staircase and historical ambiance add warmth and character to all occasions. The Rotunda Room offers exceptional acoustics and an excellent piano.

THE LIGHTCATCHER offers a contemporary setting with dramatic architectural interest.  Named for its focal point and most innovative feature — a spectacular, translucent wall 37 feet high and 180 feet long — this modern facility captures and plays with the Northwest’s most precious natural resource: sunlight. Indoors or out, this location is one of a kind. The Lightcatcher courtyard and entry hall are also fun performance venues.

Learn about renting the Whatcom Museum here.


For more information and to schedule a facility tour, call our rental office at 360 778-8933alt or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






Wednesday - Sunday, noon-5pm;
open Thursday until 8pm; open Saturday at 10am

250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225  

Family Interactive Gallery (FIG)
Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm
250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225


Thursday - Sunday, noon-5pm; for select programs.
121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA  98225

Wednesday - Friday, 1-5 pm.
201 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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