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Golden Gardens Park Bathhouse Rental

Address: 8498 Seaview Pl. NW (Map It)
Reserve the Bathhouse:
(206) 684-7254 |

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Rent the Golden Gardens Bathhouse!

The remodeled Golden Gardens Bathhouse offers a spectacular waterfront location to host your next special event. Your guests will never forget their experience at this unique venue!

Visualize this scene for your ceremony, reception, seminar, or party: serene forested hillside to the east, and to the west, a beautiful sandy beach, sailboats on Puget Sound, and the sun setting over the Olympic Mountains-just 14 minutes from downtown Seattle!

The historic Golden Gardens Bathhouse, located just west of the Ballard neighborhood, was built in the 1930s and, thanks to the Pro Parks Levy approved by Seattle voters in 2000, renovated in 2004. Independent heating keeps the bathhouse warm in the winter, and cross ventilations keep it cool in the summer.

The Main Hall comfortably accommodates up to 140 seated guests, and can accommodate up to 295 for a standing room only event. The Main Hall features a cathedral ceiling with many skylights that flood the room with natural light.

Building Features

  • Tables (18 round tables, 60-inch in diameter, and 18 rectangular tables, 30-by-72-inches) and 140 chairs
  • Independent temperature control in each room

Site Features

  • The bathhouse, including interior restrooms, is fully wheelchair-accessible
  • Onsite parking (very congested during warm weather)
  • Children's play area nearby
  • Drop-in beach volleyball
  • Fire pits (usable on a first come, first served basis) nearby
  • Restored dunes, wetlands, and trails
  • Nightly sunsets (weather permitting)


The facility can be reserved one year in advance on a rolling calendar. Applications will generally be processed on the first business day of the corresponding month. For example, applications for February will be processed on February 1. Bookings by phone are not accepted. Applications will be booked on a first come first serve basis, as applications are received. Priority is given to applications brought in person, with faxes and emails accepted next. All events must be booked at least 10 business days in advance of the requested date.

The deposit ($250 for events without alcohol, and $500 for events with alcohol) and application fee is due within 5 business days of making the reservation. The balance, paperwork and proof of insurance will be due 90 days prior to the event date. If the reservation is made within 90 days, full payment is due within 5 business days.

For reservations and a complete quote,
call (206) 684-7254.


Facility Rental Brochure

The facility rental brochure includes information for all our Special Amenity facilities, fees and prices, insurance information, frequently asked questions, fire permits, alcohol permits, and all other required permits that may be applicable to your event.

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Facility Rental Application

A facility rental application and signed general terms and conditions are required to make a reservation.

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Outdoor ceremonies require a ceremony permit, which can be obtained from the Event Scheduling Office, (206) 684-4081.

Updated February 18, 2016


Contact Facility Scheduling Office at (206) 684-7254 or for reservations and a complete quote.

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