The Tacoma Area’s Premier Wedding and Event Venue!

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.

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.

The Venue
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.

Additional Spaces and Features
Meeting/Boardroom
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.

Kitchen Rental
We offer full kitchen rental and catering kitchen rentals in conjunction with the ballroom. Our kitchen spaces are available for rental Monday – Thursday after 4pm and Friday – Sunday all day with an approved caterer.

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.

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Services
Services Offered
Choose a caterer from our large approved caterers list
10,709+ square feet of possibilities
Additional breakout spaces available
Competitive pricing
Pre-Event Planning, Consulting and Support
Point of contact for on-site walkthroughs
Vendor coordination
Contract negotiations

Venue Highlights
Atrium & Outdoor Terrace with views of Mt. Rainier
Tables/chairs included
10 minutes from JBLM
30 miles from SeaTac Airport
500+ free parking spaces

The McGavick Conference Center is located on the campus at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. On campus, the conference center can be found in Building 23 at the center of campus. Parking is available on the front (north) or back (south) of the conference center.

Our address is:

McGavick Conference Center
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Building 23
Lakewood, WA 98499

Driving Directions
Traveling Northbound on Interstate-5
Take Exit 125 for Bridgeport Way SW
Turn left onto Bridgeport Way SW
Turn right onto Lakewood Dr SW
Turn right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
Turn right onto Hageness Dr SW
McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 and parking is directly ahead
Traveling Southbound on Interstate-5
Take Exit 127 for SR 512 West (South Tacoma Way)
Turn right on to South Tacoma Way
Turn left on to Steilacoom Blvd
Turn left onto Hageness Dr SW
McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 and parking is directly ahead
Additional Parking Options
If the event is during regular school days and hours, parking in front (north side) of the conference center may be limited. There is ample parking on the back (south side) of the McGavick Conference Center. To get to the back (south side) of the conference center, it’s essentially the same driving directions from Interstate-5 with the following differences once you turn onto Steilacoom Blvd SW:

Traveling Northbound on Interstate-5
Turn right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
Turn left onto Lakeview Ave SW
Turn right onto Perimeter St SW
McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 will be on your right about ¼ mile
Traveling Southbound on Interstate-5
Turn right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
Turn left onto Lakeview Ave SW
Turn right onto Perimeter St SW
McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 will be on your right about ¼ mile
To locate other services and buildings on campus, please see the CPTC campus map.

Contact Us

Whether it’s an intimate gathering or large group of 1,200 people, our knowledgeable staff are available for:

Pre-event consulting;
Point of contact for on-site walkthrough meetings;
Vendor coordination; and
Contract negotiations.
Located conveniently between Olympia and Seattle and just minutes from Interstate 5 and Joint Base Lewis-McCord, the McGavick Conference Center is your most convenient, customizable and cost-effective option for your next small gathering or large group.

If you’d like to give us additional information when you send us an email, we would love to know the following things:

Your Name
Contact information
Preferred dates (pick two, if applicable)
number of attendees
Other information about your event
We look forward to working with you and hosting your next event!

Sincerely,
Event Services Team

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