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There are discounts for 501(c)3 nonprofits and government groups. This discount only applies to events sponsored by your organization. To find out more about 501(c)3 and government options or to make a reservation, contact email@example.com or call us at (206) 733-9421. You may also view the Government / 501c3 FAQ (pdf).
The Cedar River Watershed Education Center (CRWEC) is a regional education facility, operated by the City of Seattle, connecting people to the source of their water. The CRWEC’s primary goal is education through programs, events, an exhibit hall, Heritage Library and sales area. Rentals are offered as a public service and to offset operating costs.
The main rental room is the Auditorium (65 – 80 people at tables). It has a kitchen and audio-visual equipment. The Learning Lab (30 people) is a classroom with movable tables and chairs. It can be divided in half and just one side rented. The smallest rental room is the Friends Meeting Room (8 – 10 people).
The facility can accommodate 120 people maximum, regardless of the number of rooms rented. The maximum that can be seated in the Auditorium is 90 – 100 people without tables or 65 – 80 at tables.
Booking is allowed one year in advance.
Weekends, July–October, are very popular and can be booked up by the middle of January.
Please email or call firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 733-9421 to schedule a time to see the rooms. Viewings depend on availability of the space.
Rentals can begin at 7:00 AM and can go no later than dusk. Check with staff for exact times. It will be no later than 9:30 PM. You must be off the grounds, as the gate to the parking area will be locked at this time.
We are open during the winter. The elevation is 920 feet above sea level, so we do get more snow than Seattle, North Bend or Issaquah. Much of the winter there is no snow, but there are times when it snows heavily. We make every effort to plow the parking lots and shovel sidewalks during rentals. The road leading to the Education Center climbs steeply, and has sharp curves and can be slick.
We strongly encourage carpooling. Parking availability varies; many people visit the CRWEC and Rattlesnake Lake. There are approximately 60 spaces. During the operating hours of the CRWEC, 12 marked spaces are reserved for visitors or program participants.
You are responsible for setup and takedown. You must include this time in your rental. For weddings you are required to have 2 hours of setup and 2 hours of cleanup. You must include this time in your rental.
You may have a potluck. You are responsible for all cleaning. Refrigerator space is limited. You may use any caterer. All caterers must have a current health certificate, business licenses and commercial liability insurance.
No. We do, however, have a list of caterers whom are experienced with the Education Center and the list can be provided to you upon request.
The caterer needs to sign the agreement because they must be aware of the rules. This is to your benefit, because you are responsible for any damage or additional labor charges.
Yes. Most events will require a licensed bartender (Class 12 Mixologist) serving ALL alcohol. Most caterers have a bartender on their staff. You may have a ceremonial toast of one 4 ounce serving per person without hiring a bartender.