Holiday Closure

Bellingham Technical College will be closed from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2020 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Spaces

BTC has a space to meet your needs. We invite you to tour our campus to familiarize yourself with the facilities and equipment available.

  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Large and Small Banquets
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Business Meetings
  • Dinner/Auction Fundraising Gala
  • Hands-on Training
  • Workshops
  • Weddings & Receptions

For a reservation or to take a tour contact Conference & Events Services at 360.752.8303 or events@btc.edu. Our knowledgeable staff will discuss different options to find the best fit for your needs. All venues at BTC are wheelchair accessible.

Catering

Our catering and events staff is willing and able to make your event special. Interested in a unique theme or something you don’t see on the menu? Want to mix and match items to complete the perfect food pairings for your group? Please ask, we can accommodate!

BTC Catering Menu (PDF)

Weddings

Settlemyer Hall offers a beautiful, modern space for wedding celebrations and rehearsal dinners. Delicious meals prepared by our chef can be served in the main hall or in the more intimate Café Culinaire.

Settlemyer Hall

Settlemyer Hall sits on the campus of Bellingham Technical College with easy access from town, close parking and open, inviting space.

Square Feet:

5320 (can be made smaller for more intimate events)

Capacity:

Banquet 200+ people (our summer rentals include tables and chairs for 200. Additional tables and chairs are available for an additional charge.)

Summer Wedding Rental Rates

Rates effective June 1 - Oct. 1, Friday and Saturday only

Guaranteed access 10 am, full departure by Midnight

  • $1,500 rental fee
  • $500 refundable damage deposit
  • $150 bartending fee
  • $150 attendant fee
  • $500 (refundable) damage deposit + 50% rental fee and signed contract secures your date. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to event. Cancellations made prior to this date will receive a full refund, cancellations made after this date will forfeit the $500 deposit.

Payments may be made by check made out to: Bellingham Technical College and mailed to:

Bellingham Technical College
c/o Enterprise Services – Jake Fowler
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Equipment included for parties up to 200* people

25, 62” round folding tables*, seat 8
10, 6’ x 2’ rectangular folding tables
200 chairs*
3 cordless microphones

* additional tables and chairs available for additional fee

Alcohol

Beer, wine, champagne and pre-mixed cocktails allowed BTC provides 2 bartenders for alcohol service for the duration of guest on site. Bar set up included

Catering

Choose Caterer of your choice or contract with BTC catering. Limited access to commercial kitchen, including the following: Warmer ovens, 3 comp sink, prep areas, refrigeration, stovetop, dish pit (does not include use of serving or preparation equipment). Use limited to warming of prepared foods and finish of cold foods, no cooking on site.

Parking

Free, accessible parking on site for all vehicles. Loading and unloading space close to venue area

Galleries

Settlemyer Hall

Settlemyer Hall

Settlemyer Hall

Rental Policies

Catering/Food Services

BTC offers an extensive catering menu with a wide variety of high quality meal options including hot and cold beverages, refreshments, appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, entrees, and desserts. No outside food is permitted during venue rentals. Check out the current catering menu (link to catering tab). *Prices and menu are subject to change.

Scheduling

BTC may have limited access during the academic school year.

Facilities are not available for scheduling on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Additional charges (staff time) may be assessed for the following recognized state holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, and the Friday following Thanksgiving Day.

Conduct

Pursuant to WAC 495B-140-11, signatories of the rental agreement, as well as adult organization leaders, are responsible for group conduct and are expected to remain with their group during activities.

Liability

Each party shall be responsible for damages to persons or property resulting from negligence on the part of itself, its employees, or its officers. The College assumes no responsibility to the renter for the consequences of any act or omission of any third party. The renter is responsible for damages incurred by third parties (including invitees of renter) during their possession of the premises.

Insurance

As a condition of rental, the College may require proof of insurance from the renter.

Use Restriction

The College reserves the right to prohibit the use of facilities by groups which restrict membership or participation in a manner inconsistent with the College's commitment to nondiscrimination as set forth in its written policies and rules. No use other than what is specified in this agreement is to occur.

Alcohol

The use of any alcoholic beverage is extremely restricted on BTC’s campus or for any BTC activity. The use of alcoholic beverages (beer & wine only) requires prior permission by the President and a banquet permit or special occasion license. Per the College’s alcoholic beverage policy approval should be requested at least three weeks prior to the date of the event. BTC supplied bartenders must be used during all events serving alcohol.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations made within five working days of the scheduled event will be refunded 100% of the deposit. Cancellations made less than five working days but more than 24 hours before the event will be refunded at 50%. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled event will not be refunded at all.

Staff

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you! We have the experience, resources, and knowledge to help make your event successful.

  • State of-the-art meeting facilities and room rentals
  • Full service, on-site catering and dining
  • Advanced audio-visual and multi-media resources
  • Personalized event planning and convenient location
  • Our focus is to provide you with an outstanding experience

Contact us today!

Hours & Contacts

BTC is operating remotely - email and calls only