St. John the Baptist has some limited slots available for our church members and non-profit groups to rent our facilities for private events such as birthday and anniversary celebrations, retreats and meetings, and other programming. The cost to rent our multi-purpose rooms is $400 for about 5 hours of use, which covers our operational costs. We have other rooms available, please contact Kathy at the office at extension 103 for more information.
Please call the office to inquire about availability: 253-630-0701 or fill out the following form to request a date.
Because the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle owns our buildings, they require that facility users sign a use agreement form and obtain event insurance for the time that they will use the building. If you are a non-profit, you may obtain a certificate from your insurer that names St. John the Baptist and the Archdiocese of Seattle as additional insured for the event. If you are a private member, there is information on obtaining insurance that meets our requirements below. The cost is usually about $105. If you intend to serve wine, sparkling wine, or beer at the event (hard alcohol is not permitted), you must obtain a banquet permit from the state liquor and cannabis board: https://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/online-banquet-permit
Finally, we do expect that facility users leave the rooms and spaces they use in the condition they found it. We have many, many programs sharing the space and it is absolutely necessary that every group ensure that the next group has a clean, useable space to set up. We have more specific guidelines here, and we also ask that if you have not used our spaces before, or if you are using our kitchen (even if you have used it before), that you schedule a walk through with our facility steward, David Aldous. (who can be reached through our office at extension 115).