Sunset Bay Lodge at the Ballard Elks – Premier Waterfront Event Venue

Sunset Bay Lodge, the public event venue within the Ballard Elks Lodge, is a beautiful waterfront location on Shilshole Bay situated between the Ballard Locks and Golden Gardens Park.

With breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains it is a beautiful and flexible setting ideal for events of all kinds, large and small.

Sunset Bay Lodge offers two unique indoor/outdoor event spaces with seaside patios and lawns. For large events, they can be combined into one multi-use venue that can accommodate up to 600 guests.  A full venue for weddings allows room for a ceremony, cocktail reception, plated or buffet dinner, dance floor and more.

Club Room:

  • Maximum capacity – up to 200 standing, 100 seated
  • Features a built-in stage, corner bar, and double-doors opening onto a covered patio
  • Includes use of the outdoor covered patio, large waterfront terrace, and main lawn

Banquet Room:

  • Recommended capacity – from 50 up to 250 guests
  • Maximum capacity – up to 400 standing, 250 seated
  • Features a built-in service bar, partial room divider, and large windows with a breathtaking and unobstructed water view
  • Includes access to an outdoor corner terrace and use of the westward-facing Point Lawn

Rental Details:

  • Up to 10 hours of venue access
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Requires use of exclusive food and beverage vendor partners
  • Buffet tables, cocktail tables, round banquet tables, and 150 banquet chairs included
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Discounted rates for Elks members and non-profit organizations


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