Facility Rentals

Plan Your Event at the Northwest Maritime Center

photo by Maurice Photo Inc.

Located at the intersection of the historic downtown district and Point Hudson, our LEED Gold-certified facilities include meeting and event spaces that can be configured to accommodate a wide range of groups–from small meetings to large celebrations.

Features include:
• spectacular mountain and saltwater views
• high ceilings and wood floors
• access to expansive decks and outdoor commons

A catering kitchen, high-speed wi-fi, and A/V equipment are also available. Our facilities are ADA welcoming and accessible.

Quick links:
• Rates (PDF)
• Policies
• Preferred Vendors (PDF)
• Event flier (PDF)

Proud Member of the Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

“Thank you for helping to ensure our wedding reception was perfect! We couldn’t have picked a better venue than the Maritime Center. Everything was absolutely perfect!”
-Amy K.

“Thank you so much for all your help with the Tuesday night event! What a lovely venue; when the guests arrived it was sunset and a humpback was seen offshore. More importantly, you and everyone at NWMC are a dream to work with.”
-Tina H., event planner

Types of Events


Small_WeddingOur stunning waterfront location will make your celebration an unforgettable occasion.  We frequently host weddings, family reunions, memorials and parties of all kinds.  We can accommodate indoor or outdoor events.  Our First Federal Commons can be configured for outdoor ceremonies as well.

Stand-up cocktail receptions can host as many as 329 guests. Sit-down dinners can have as many as 144 guests.  Use of the facility includes use of the waterfront wrap-around decks and the plaza, ensuring your guests will have plenty of room to explore and mingle.

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We have hosted successful corporate events for companies of all sizes and industries.  Executive retreats, large company meetings, training sessions or social events can all be accommodated on one campus.

Our classrooms can be configured to host from 8 to 18 guests in a professional boardroom setting.  The Maritime Meeting Room can accommodate up to 200 attendees in a lecture configuration.  Full A/V systems are available in both the large meeting room and smaller break-out rooms.

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Our classrooms have been used for school groups, professional training, international conferences and more. Each year, we host conferences for educational organizations, non-profits and trade organizations, accommodating attendees from around the world.

We are located right in downtown Port Townsend, a beautiful waterfront community that offers many options for hotels and restaurants, assuring that attendees can find accommodations within easy walking distance. Information on local amenities can be found here.

Available Spaces and Configurations

Maritime Meeting Room
The large meeting room measures 30′ x 75′, and can be divided into two smaller rooms, each measuring 30′ x 37½’.

A/V Briefing Room
Located in the Chandler Building, the A/V room is packed with state-of-the-art display and communications. Ideally designed for small group meetings and classes of up to 18 people.

The Explorer Classroom and Discovery Classroom are ideal for small classes, break-out sessions or lectures.

Full Room Half Room Set Up
329 164 Stand-up Reception / Cocktails
144 72 Sit-down Dinner
200 100 Theater / Lecture
36 to 54 18 to 26 Classroom layout
38 18 Boardroom layout
Chartroom A/V Room Set Up
18 18 Theater/Lecture
8 6 Classroom


Current rates are listed here.  We offer discounts to certain members and sponsors community groups.  Note that you may be subject to additional fees for insurance coverage, kitchen use, and banquet permits, depending on the type of event.  More details on policies and requirements are here, or contact us for more info.

Contact Us

We look forward to making your event a huge success.  Contact us for complete information on how your event could work at the Northwest Maritime Center.

Catherine Leporati
360.385.3628 x104