The Whatcom Museum offers unique and memorable settings for weddings and receptions. Choose the traditional 1892 Old City Hall building or the contemporary Lightcatcher building and galleries for an art-filled backdrop on your special day.
Tell us a little bit about the Whatcom Museum.
The Whatcom Museum is a community magnet and a regional destination for cultural experiences rooted in art, nature and northwest history. As part of our vision to connect people to new ideas, old traditions and each other, visitors take part in a vast range of programs and exhibitions designed to get us all thinking about our changing cultural, natural and historical landscapes.
Tell us about your wedding venue.
The Whatcom Museum offers two unique and memorable settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions: Old City Hall (121 Prospect St.), a Bellingham landmark since 1892, which 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 building (250 Flora St.) 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 available for ceremonies and receptions.
What amenities do you offer for weddings?
The Whatcom Museum has a limited number of tables and chairs available for use, as well as audio/visual equipment. We provide recommendations for local rental equipment, approved caterers and other details.
What makes weddings at Whatcom Museum memorable?
Our buildings provide unique and memorable backdrops for those seeking a historic setting, or a more sleek and modern look.
What is your favorite part of hosting weddings?
As a long-standing community organization, we love participating in milestone occasions, and providing our buildings as a memorable place to celebrate.