Ballard Event Venues

Planning a special event in Seattle?  Check out this list of Ballard event venues for private dining, parties, weddings, family reunions, corporate events and networking meetings in this delicious North Seattle neighborhood.

*** Hi-Life Restaurant & Bar

Perfect event venue for Private Dining, Business Meetings and Parties in historic Ballard fire station.

Hi Life in Renovated 1911 Ballard Fire Station

Hi Life Restaurant and Bar in Ballard

hi-life-logoLocated in the beautifully renovated, historic Ballard Firehouse No. 18, Hi-Life is a tribute to elegance, architectural preservation and good taste. The restaurant has a private dining room, which can seat up to 26 for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This brightly lit room at Hi-Life can accommodate up to 36 or even 50 adults for cocktail receptions if the adjacent bar area is reserved.

The menu features seasonal products and the pizzas from the wood-fired oven are a well known delicacy with service to match. We give the Hi-Life two thumbs up! Give them a call for any questions or to schedule a visit today.

5425 Russell Avenue NW
Seattle WA, 98107  map
(206) 784-7272

Hi Life Ballard Website
Hi Life Ballard Facebook page

*** Ray's Boathouse Restaurant & Cafe

Perfect event venue for Private Dining, Parties and Banquets on Ballard Waterfront.

The view from Ray's in Ballard.

rays-logoRay's in Ballard is an institution, a beacon for people in the know and a central meeting point for the Seattle community. Located directly on one of the choicest stretches of Puget Sound waterfront where the boat traffic to and from the Ballard Locks has been creating an inimitable view for over 40 years!

The service, food and atmosphere are first class at Ray's and has earned the business a James Beard Award. Families and companies count on Ray's regularly for every occasion, ranging from weddings and small family reunions to corporate and nonprofit business lunches.  A separate banquet building facility makes Ray's a place to check out when you are organizing a special event, from annual fundraiser to once in a lifetime wedding.  Schedule a tour today.

6049 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle WA, 98107 map
(206) 789-3770

Ray's Website
Ray's Facebook page

Ballard Bay Club

Perfect event space for Weddings, Parties, Conferences and Banquets on Shilshole Bay.


Salmon Bay Club from the beach in Ballard.


Ballard Bay Club is a waterfront event space for 150 to 1,000 people on one of Seattle's choicest waterfront stretches, replete with palm trees and sandy beach provide a picture perfect location for a special family, community or business event.

Unfettered views onto the Olympic Mountains, breathtaking sunsets and passing tugboats are the backdrop for weddings, proms, conferences and parties of all sorts here on Puget Sound's Shilshole Bay.  Ballard Bay Club is operated by Seattle's own Jewel Hospitality.  Schedule a tour today.

6413 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle WA, 98107 map
(206) 524 - 4918

Ballard Bay Club Website
Jewel Hospitality Facebook page

*** Percy's & Co. 

Perfect for Private Dining, Meetings and Social Gatherings in Seattle's historic Ballard.


Percy's & Co. on historic Ballard Avenue.


Nominated one of People's Top Bars by Food & Wine Magazine in 2014, Percy's & Co. welcomes private parties in its glass covered garden patio overlooking Salmon Bay. The vibe at Percy's & Co. is pure Ballard, rooted in history but with a modern twist. The Garden Patio can accommodate up to 45 people. There is no room fee and the skilled bar staff will be happy to create a custom cocktail named after you just for the occasion.

If you have not been to Percy's & Co. in the heart of Old Ballard, then you are missing something special.  Drop by to see if Percy's is the right venue for your next special celebration.

5233 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle WA, 98107 map
(206) 524-4918

Percy's & Co. Website
Percy's & Co. Instagram page

*** Olaf's Pussy Door & Back Room

Perfect for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.


Good times at Olaf's in Ballard.

olafLong time Ballard residents recall the Copper Gate, which is now Olaf' about 5 blocks from QFC in the center of Ballard (lovely walk).  The specialties here are beer, burgers and fun with plenty of TV screens for sports or whatever the crowd dictates!

In its first year, Olaf's was named Best Neighborhood Pub in Seattle by the readers of Seattle Magazine.  The famous Pussy Door leads to the back room, which has cocktail lounge style seating, pinball machines and huge projector screen.  Drop by to see if this is the right venue for your big event!

 6301 24th Ave NW
Seattle WA, 98107 map
(206) 297-6122

Olaf's Website
Olaf's Facebook page

*** Leif Erikson Lodge

Perfect Venue for Weddings, Family Reunions and Business Luncheons in Nordic Style in the Heart of Ballard.

Leif Erikson Lodge Ballard Event Venues

Leif Erikson Lodge can accommodate groups of all sizes in the heart of Ballard.

leif-erikson-lodge-ballard-logoOf all Ballard event venues, this may be one of the best known.  As the site of innumerable community and family events over the years, Leif Erikson Lodge in Ballard is beloved by most residents who have lived here more than a few years.  This is also where the local Norwegian community in Ballard has united for decades.

The Grand Hall at Leif Erikson Lodge can accommodate up to 125 guest and has an adjoining kitchen for you to use or to put at the disposal of your favorite caterer.  Space for small meetings and events is also available.

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