The Venue

This modern and versatile building can accommodate both intimate gatherings and large groups, up to 1,200 people. The facility’s warm and contemporary atmosphere comes equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment, a four screen projection system. We also have free WiFi and enough parking for all of your attendees that are included in your rental.

Venue Specifications

*Room capacities based on seating type

  Sq. Ft. Banquet* Theatre* Classroom*



70-600 1,200


1/2 Ballroom


40-250 500


1/4 Ballroom


20-80 200 75
3/4 Ballroom 8471 80-300 600


Atrium & Lobby

4,840 200 300



858 N/A N/A



375 40 60


Outdoor Spaces 2,700 100 N/A


Price List Per Hour




Hourly Rate Discount Rate Hourly Rate Discount Rate
Ballroom $510 $400 $410 $330
½ Ballroom $275 $220 $230 $185
¼ Ballroom* $100* $80* $75 $60
Atrium & Lobby $300 $240 $150 $120
Classroom (209) $50 $40 $40 $35
Boardroom (212) $35 $30 $30 $25
Rotunda $75 $60 $60 $50

*1/4 Ballroom, Friday-Sunday can only be booked 2 months in advance.

Price List Rate Details

  • Four-hour minimum, Monday-Thursday and six-hour minimum (4-hours must be event time), Friday-Sunday.
  • Set-up/Tear Down & Access Time is $150 per hour, Monday-Thursday and $200 Friday-Sunday or the hourly rate note above, whichever is less.
  • The discounted rate (up to 20%) is available for government agencies and registered nonprofit organizations.
  • Deposit, Percent Down & Cancellation/Change of Date Policy

Email or call us Monday-Friday at 253-589-5783 to find out more.


Additional Spaces and Features


In addition to the ballroom and Atrium/Lobby, the conference center features a boardroom and a classroom-sized meeting space, which are available to clients. These rooms are subject to availability.

Catering Kitchen

Our kitchen is available for rent at $80 per hour, for a minimum of 4 hours, Monday-Thursday and 6-hours Friday-Sunday. Additional time can be added. In order to qualify for the kitchen use, one of two criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Client must produce the information of their licensed caterer; or
  • Client must hire a licensed cleaning crew that will clean the kitchen following the event.

Any substantial cleaning that must be performed post-use by us may result in forfeiture of the damage deposit.

Technology/Audio Visual

We provide basic access to equipment. We do not provide additional on-site Audio Visual or Technology staffing. We strongly encourage those who need contracted A/V and Technology support to do so separately. We are not responsible for equipment incompatibility, malfunction or misuse.

Dance Floor

A dance floor is required if your event includes dancing inside the Ballroom. For an additional fee of $500, you may rent our dance floor.

Deposit, Percent Down & Cancellation/Change of Date

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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.