About Us

We do it all; weddings, reunions, receptions, association gatherings, meetings, award ceremonies and even sporting events. If you can dream it, we can do it. The Ballroom, attached Atrium/Lobby and Outdoor Terrace are perfect for your next event. This modern and versatile building can accommodate both intimate gatherings and large groups, up to 1,200 people.

Venue Highlights

  • Choose your own caterer
  • 10,709 square feet of possibilities
  • Atrium & Outdoor Terrace with views of Mt. Rainier
  • Tables/chairs included
  • 10 minutes from JBLM
  • 43 miles from SeaTac Airport
  • Pre-Event Planning, Consulting and Support
  • 500+ free parking spaces
  • Our knowledgeable staff are available for pre-event consulting, a point of contact for on-site walkthrough meetings, vendor coordination and contract negotiations.

The facility’s warm and contemporary atmosphere comes equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment, a four screen projection system, Wi-Fi and enough parking for attendees, all of which are included in your rental.

Located conveniently between Olympia and Seattle and just minutes from Interstate 5, the McGavick Conference Center is your most convenient, customizable and cost effective option for your next small gathering or large group.

To book your event with us or schedule a visit, please contact us directly at events@cptc.edu or 253-589-5783.

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Our 10,709+ square foot ballroom can be divided into three smaller spaces, and we also have an atrium and an outdoor terrace that are perfect for receptions and parties. We can do as many as 1,100 chairs and have 500+ free parking spaces.

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We're just south of Tacoma in Lakewood, Washington, just minutes from I-5. We're about forty minutes from Seattle and 30 from Olympia.

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You can choose your own caterer, or you can have CPTC's acclaimed culinary arts program cater your event. We can also provide pre-event consulting to guide you through the planning process and vendor coordination.