Private Event FAQs

When can I have an event at Northwest Trek?

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park offers event space year-round; however, during the winter and rainy months we have limited indoor space. Generally, we can accommodate smaller, more intimate events of up to 75 guests and in the cold of winter about 50 guests. If you are booking a larger event during the summer when rain is expected, we encourage you to consider renting a tent. We do not provide tents.


How do I reserve a date?

Please contact our Group Sales Coordinator at 360-832-7181 or email joy.tevis@nwtrek.org to check date availability and to schedule a site visit. Your reservation is made official upon our receipt of a deposit and a signed Facility Rental Contract.


Do you have a preferred list of caterers?

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park works exclusively with Lancer Catering, our in-house caterer. Lancer Catering provides top-notch service and culinary excellence at thousands of weddings, corporate events and special occasions. Their delectable food, first class presentation and careful attention to detail and the needs of clients have resulted in 35 wonderful years of critical acclaim and a sterling reputation among many happy clients and their guests. Their goal is not simply to make your event a beautiful and joyful experience, but to craft a unique event that will transcend your every expectation.

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Do you allow alcohol?


All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are coordinated with your food and beverage order through Lancer Catering; they hold the liquor license and liability insurance. During hours when Northwest Trek is open to the public, alcoholic beverages may not be served in the public areas of the park.


Do you allow outside vendors?


You may work with your own licensed pastry chef for your wedding cake or specialty dessert. You may also choose your own florist, photographer, officiant, DJ and wedding planner. Just be sure to share all of this contact information with your Northwest Trek Event Coordinator.


Does the rental fee include entrance to Northwest Trek?


Yes and no. Your rental fee allows your guests entrance for your wedding, reception or event. If you are having your event at the Hellyer Center, the Tram to the Hellyer Center is included in your rental fee. If you are hoping to arrange for a full tram tour and admission to Northwest Trek, please ask your Event Coordinator to include that in your event proposal.


Is parking available?


Yes, there is plenty of free parking for your guests.


Are there any restrictions on decorations?


Yes. All decorations must be approved by your Event Coordinator.


Are there any other rules or restrictions?

  • No drug use or smoking (Violators will be immediately escorted from the event, possibly forcing the cancellation of the event)
  • No alcohol sales
  • No pets of any kind (Please review our service animal policy)
  • No swimming, fishing or other recreational activities in the lake
  • No lewd or immoral conduct; no rowdiness, brawling or fighting
  • No gambling
  • No excessively loud music
  • No littering
  • NO FEEDING THE ANIMALS