We are Seattle’s only venue that donates 100% of its profit to charity — so you can host an event and make the world a better place while you’re at it.

Rental Rates*

Every event is different so we try to provide multiple options to meet your needs. Choose the best option for you!
All Day Rental
Want the space all day for drops offs, decor, etc? It's yours 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Best for wedding ceremonies and receptions!
Partial Day Rental
Got a big event but don't need it quite all day? Eight hour flat rate of your choice. Best for birthday celebrations, holiday parties, etc
Looking for something short and sweet? Best for midweek HH, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.
Cleaning Fee $250

*Saturday rates may apply on holidays and Sundays over holiday weekends


The event space is located in the heart of Historic Ballard — directly on Ballard Avenue. We can host a wide variety of events including — private parties, corporate meetings, fundraisers, and wedding receptions. This historic space features gorgeous finishes, exposed brick, marble bar-tops and two separate floors each with their own bar. The space includes a full kitchen for the caterer of your choice. We offer multiple options based on your unique event size and needs.

At A Glance

4000 SQFT – Two Floor Space

Downstairs Capacity: 65
Upstairs Capacity:105
Total Capacity: 170

What’s Included?
Planning an event can be a lot! Our goal is to provide the basics to make it simple as possible. Here’s what’s included in your rental:

  • Complimentary Candles throughout space lit by the host (100+)
  • Built-in tables and bar stools
  • Chairs & Stools (32 each)
  • 60″ round tables w/ black linens (4)
  • 12′ banquet table (1)
  • 6′ folding tables w/ black linens (4)
  • Bistro Tables (6)
  • Glassware — stemless wine, pint & rocks (100+ each)
  • Glass water dispenser (2)
  • Ice Machine
  • Sound system (for use with iPod, mp3 player or computer). Audio tech not provided and will need to be staffed. DJ and/or band must provide their own systems.
  • TV’s located behind bars for slideshows, bar meus, company logos, etc (4)
  • High-Speed WIFI
  • Onsite Host during the Event to assist in a limited capacity and to answer questions.
  • Industrial Kitchen Use — prep table, convection oven, 6 burner range, coffee maker
  • Walk in fridge, fridges behind bars
  • Coat racks with hangers
  • Pipe & drape
  • Ability to connect up to 5 kegs (CO2 included — lines run to both floors)

Event FAQ


We’d love to show you our space to answer any questions and see if Cathedral may be a good fit for you!

We have Walkthrough Wednesdays each week from 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM. If you fill out our inquiry form or email us at info@seattlecathedral.com, someone from our team will get back to you within 24 hours to find a time (unless you caught us on the weekend)! Thanks again for considering us!

Do you offer planning services?

You bet we do. We don’t want to spend your money for you, but if you need extra help, we’d love to take some tasks off your hands. Want to DIY most stuff — go nuts. Want us to take a ton — we got you!

Food & Beverage

We have amazing preferred vendors that know our space well, and we trust to provide our guests with a good experience. All really GREAT people that also happen to be really good at their jobs. We are happy to share our list with our guests! Guests are also welcome to bring in the caterer of their choice at no additional charge.

Guests can bring in their own alcohol (save that money!). If you go that route, you must obtain a banquet permit online from the Washington State LCB — it is super simple and costs $10. For liability and safety reasons, we require you to hire a licensed and insured bartending business (sorry, but your bartender cousin Jimmy doesn’t suffice even if he has a MAST license). We have several recommendations in our preferred vendor list.

If guests hire a bartending service outside our preferred list, we will need a copy of their business license and Certificate of Insurance. We will contact the vendor to answer any questions they have and to clarify expectations.


Once a guest decides they would like to move forward with booking the space we can send over a contract and proposal. We need the confirmed date and times — including setup/cleanup. Guests can both sign the contract and pay the deposit online. We require a 50% deposit, with the remainder due 90 days before the event.


We want you to make the space yours so decorate away. Our only request is simple — don’t do anything that leaves permanent damage or that’s super challenging to get clean (glitter, confetti, etc.). As a general rule — if you wouldn’t do it to or in your home, we just ask you don’t do so in ours. Otherwise, make the space your own!


You just finished partying, so we try to make this easy. The cleaning fee covers all actual cleaning, so there is no need to sweep, mop, wipe down counters, etc. We simply ask that guests do the following before leaving:
• Take out anything you bring in (decorations, party favors, remaining food/alcohol, people, etc.)
• Sort your waste into the designated trash, recycling, and compost bins provided — yay the environment! (your caterer and bartender will take it out for you)
• Rinse and put away any glassware or dishes you use (your bartenders will/should do this)


Friday/Saturday night in Ballard means that street parking may be challenging. If driving around the block and looking for parking doesn’t sound fun, we recommend ride-share or parking in one of the nearby paid lots. The closest paid lots to the venue are at 5422 Ballard Ave NW, 5415 Ballard Ave NW, and 5303 22nd Ave NW. Parkopedia is a super handy online tool that will tell you the closest places to park and their rates — including street parking.


We require guests to obtain event insurance (different than the insurance your bartender/caterer will have). Think of it as car insurance — everyone has their own (we have it too).

It’s simple to get online. EventHelper.com is one option — here’s a direct link for our venue that will provide the correct coverage for your event!


Unfortunately, there is no elevator in our building.

Drop-offs & Pick Ups

Drop-offs and pickups must be completed during the rented time. Some of our guests don’t need access to the space all day, so we don’t charge a rate that reflects that. To keep our rates as is, we only staff the space when our guests reserve it. In other words, we don’t have someone hanging around just for funsies on a random Saturday morning.

Want access to the space all day for rentals and drop-offs? We got you! Opt for our all-day rate, and the space is yours from 9 AM – 12 AM.

Model FAQ

Do You Really Donate All Your Profit to Charity?
We do! It might sound crazy but there are actually existing organizations already doing this — Newman’s Own for example.
Choosing a Charity & How It Works
Like our preferred vendors, we have preferred charities we love to recommend and work with closely. We will send those over with additional information before your event for you to explore. We pay our bills — rent, utilities, taxes, employees, etc. At the end of the year, instead of profits going to investors or owners, our profits go to the causes our guests choose to support.
Who Are Our Featured Charities
We update our partners regularly so this changes from time to time. Most are based here in the greater Seattle area and work in a diverse range of fields.
Are You Looking For Charities To Add To Your Recommended List?
Always! We love connecting with and learning about great people working with great organizations doing great work. If you have a non-profit you love — or work for one — send them our way, and we will reach out to connect and learn more.