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14 Spectacular Seattle Venues for Your Company Holiday Party

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Winter is coming! Which means it’s time to move into holiday party planning mode. Start dreaming now for your company’s end-of-year celebration—don’t worry, we’re here to help you find the perfect space for your team’s revelry. Whether you’re considering an over-the-top gala or casual cocktail party, these 14 Seattle party venues will turn any standard holiday gathering into a spectacular shindig sure to be talked about for long afterward.

Reporter: Jené Shaw | Location: 10 degrees
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10 degreeslearn more

Tucked away in Capitol Hill, 10 degrees presents a pretty compelling case for hosting your next holiday cocktail party: Not only does it feature one of the largest deck event spaces in Seattle, it also gives you the option to book next-door distillery OOLA, which comes with the perk of creating your own specialty cocktails using their spirits.
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The Whale Winslearn more

It may be housed in a converted warehouse, but The Whale Wins oozes French cottage vibes. A wood-burning oven cooks the locavore dishes, all inspired by chef Renee Erickson’s favorite European destinations. The restaurant’s interior can accommodate up to 100 inside, while a garden patio table can accommodate 24 people under a white magnolia tree.
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AXIS Pioneer Squarelearn more

What makes this brick-covered warehouse space stand out is its capacity (up to 400), proximity to Pioneer Square nightlife and its artistic focus. The preserved space in the 1889 Globe Building features a wall of vintage globes (which makes one seriously cool photo backdrop) and a gallery with rotating exhibits.
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Bar Melusinelearn more

Bright, colorful and practically begging for a champagne toast, Bar Melusine’s owners took inspiration from their travels to Normandy and Brittany to create this French Atlantic-themed restaurant in Capitol Hill. Your team (up to 40 seated, 100 standing) will appreciate the cheery interior—with its green and white tiled floor, marble countertops, and crisp white walls—especially on those classic Pacific Northwest winter days.
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Westwardlearn more

Westward encompasses what all PNW dreams are made of: Fresh local oysters (check), water and skyline views (check) and Adirondack chairs circled around fire pits (check). With a variety of party spaces depending on group size, you have options for where to shuck, relax and toast to the winter season.
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Staple & Fancy Cellarlearn more

If your colleagues are more like family than cubical mates, treat them to a private multi-course dinner for 18 at The Cellar. There’s an element of mystery here: Every course of the “Chef’s Choice” menu, served family-style, is a surprise from the kitchen (dietary restrictions and allergies accounted for, of course).
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Metropolistlearn more

Tap into your inner event planner and make this sunny, multifunctional space your own for up to 500 people. The hip industrial Metropolist used to house a crane construction company, and you certainly can’t miss the large crane that pays homage to the building’s roots.
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Olympic Rooftop Pavilionlearn more

Swoon over the sweeping views of Seattle’s mountains and city skyline from the light and airy Olympic Rooftop Pavilion on the fifth floor of the elegant 29-room Hotel Ballard. Gather your team of up to 150 (standing) for a customized wine-paired dinner.
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Pike St. Supper Club

Seattle, Washington
There’s a hint of speakeasy at this refurbished loft overlooking Capitol Hill’s Pike Street, starting with the entrance—guests come in through a secret, subtly marked door before arriving upstairs. The open space features some quirky details, like a rope swing and a custom chandelier made of Edison globe lights. The surprises continue with the perks for hosting there, which include everything from invitation design to an on-staff sommelier.
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Fremont Foundrylearn more

There’s 11,000 square feet of space to play with at this creative, modern space in the eclectic Fremont neighborhood. A sky-lit penthouse and spacious rooftop terrace overlook North Seattle, creating a chic vibe for sipping festive cocktails with your dream team.
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Sole Repair Shoplearn more

Only in Seattle could you find a former 1900s shoe repair shop that has been reimagined as a trendy venue. A large garage door opens into the urban space, which is outfitted with a full bar made of salvaged materials. The 1,800-square-foot venue can accommodate up to 150 guests.
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Georgetown Ballroomlearn more

Urban and unusual with a warm ambience, Georgetown Ballroom’s space is part warehouse garage, part historic theater. The venue radiates that hidden gem charm, with exposed brick walls, festive lanterns, vintage décor and a stage ready for a holiday talent show (wink, wink). Take advantage of the themed food station options, ranging from a raw seafood bar to a hot dog trailer.
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Rhein Hauslearn more

Holiday team building in the form of beer and bocce? Sounds like our kind of camaraderie. Rhein Haus is a Bavarian-themed restaurant and bar modeled after Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus, and the six bocce courts will ensure your team has a good time between bites of brats and pretzels.
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Hotel Maxlearn more

If you’ve got a sizeable crew and are going for that wow factor, check out the massive warehouse space of The Artist Loft at Hotel Max. Airy by day and edgy by night, the exposed concrete and paned windows are easily transformed into a dramatic backdrop for a festive gathering.
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