Events Guide – Abbey Arts Presents, Seattle (Fremont Abbey Arts Center)

    Upper Fremont at 43rd
    On the #5 bus line and short walk to E line

    4272 Fremont Ave North
    Seattle, WA 98103

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    Required EVENT PLANNING paperwork


    Fremont Abbey Floor Plans   |   Ballard Homestead Floor Plan

    Building Use & Rental Policies Addendum



    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) contains information on:
    – And much more to make your event a beautiful success 


    Additional PLANNING resources

      1. Planning timelines
      1. Event day timelines
    1. Download our Day of Schedule for a Wedding (Sample)
      1. Staffing/volunteer recommendations
    1. Nearby lodging Suggestions

    Plan for your Walkthrough

    We offer walkthroughs once a month for your convenience. Please invite your coordinator and other vital members of your group to this meeting.The Abbey will be open for you and your team to plan your event. There may be other groups also planning their event in the space. We will make sure an Abbey Core Staff Member is floating in the space and available to answer a few questions as you and your coordinator plan out your event. We usually budget 5-10 minutes to answer questions and review your paperwork to make sure we have your most up to date plans on file.
    For the next scheduled walkthrough, please visit our online calendar:

    RSVP for a Tour

    If you would like to stop by for a more casual look at the space during our tour times, sign up at During these times, you are welcome to bring other members of your group to see the space. When you show up, please do let our team member at the door know you already have booked your event and will not be needing a tour. Please note, we won’t have anyone from our rentals department available to answer event specific questions during these public tours.


    A-la-Carte Services (Addons)*


    TECH – $30/hr ($180 minimum)**
    BARTENDER – $25/hr, ($100 minimum)**
    What we need, and what you can expect from Abbey bartender service listed here 
    STAFF (including clean-up support) $25/hr ($100 minimum)


    COMPLEX SOUND – $150 Equip. Rental (Abbey Tech Required)
    STAGE – 8x16ft Modular Stage w Setup & Teardown $150
    PIANO TUNING – $125
    Additional Equipment Rental Options Here.


    HOURS – Additional venue use time $100/hr (1/2hr minimum charge for exit after contracted time)
    CATERING – Offlist or Self Catering – additional $200 (restrictions apply)
    WASTE – Full Service Waste Disposal Fee $200
    Abbey Coordinator, starting from $750**
    Table/Chair Setup Services  (cleanup / space reset not included)  $200**

    (fees double if requested less than 14 days prior to event)
    **Services not always offered/available. Pending event & staff schedule.

    Room Dimensions

    Great Hall

    • 2nd floor – 55′ long, 40′ wide + lobby entry & lounge room • ~2500 sq ft • ~150+ dinner with round tables • ~200+ dinner with banquet tables, up to 220 or more can fit if setup tightly • ~251 mixed seating & standing – theatre style chairs • 22′ Ceilings with beautiful box beams & 8 large stained glass windows • Lobby Lounge adjacent to entrance • Two Dressing Rooms Adjacent to east end of Hall • 12′ motorized projector screen & digital projector suspended from ceiling

    Abbey Gallery

    • 1st floor • ~1500 sq ft (40’x40′ including some storage area for stage/chairs) • 60-90 seated dinner • 150 theatre seating (folding chairs) • 235 max fire code for standing reception 220 with a mix of seated / standing room • Stage on South side (approx 12×12′, 18″ high) stage can be stacked out of the way if desired (staffing fee applies)

    Individual rooms sometimes available for rent…

    • Fireside Meeting Room (10-12 people) – 1st floor, adjacent to Kitchen • Medium Meeting Room (8-12) – 2nd floor • Kitchen – 1st floor (not all NSF yet) • Lobby (8-12) – 2nd floor • Typically there is a 2-3 hour minimum fee for meetings or small groups. Accessible ramps are provided for both 1st and 2nd floors and our restrooms are also wheelchair accessible.