Cheap BYOB/F party venue in Seattle
April 22, 2010 9:04 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a birthday party venue in Seattle that meets the following requirements: lets you bring your own food AND booze, fits about 50-100, allows loudish dance music, and is free. Hahaha. (Cheap, maybe?)

Lordy, lordy, look who's 40! Me, that's who. Almost.

I want to have a blowout in Seattle sometime in June and I'd love your help identifying a venue to investigate.

I really can't spend a million bucks, so will need to provide my own food and booze which takes a lot of places off the table.

I can spend some $ for space rental, but again, I'm covering this myself and can't afford something super spendy.

I'm inviting about 100, so likely about 50-75 might show?

The only place I can think of is the Masonic Lodge in Greenwood, but if you all have any suggestions I'd be very appreciative. Thanks!
posted by tristeza to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know Seattle, but here you can bring your own food and booze to a reserved picnic area in a county park, and the permit is either free or dirt cheap.
posted by desjardins at 9:10 AM on April 22, 2010

The Fremont Abbey may fit your bill. It's one of the few places I know that will let you bring your own food in.
posted by lunasol at 9:12 AM on April 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

The realtor we used when we bought our house has some commercial space in SoDo that he rents out for $50/hour. I haven't actually seen the space, but the photos look fun, and I've been keeping it in mind for events. It might be too small for you though, but its worth a look.

I think most of the Mason halls will rent out space that you can bring your own food and booze too, so you aren't just limited to the one in Greenwood.
posted by Good Brain at 10:06 AM on April 22, 2010

How about the VFW in Ballard?
posted by Pantengliopoli at 11:53 AM on April 22, 2010

Oh, I used to work in the KR Trigger building (Good Brain's link). It's a neat space.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 11:54 AM on April 22, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks for the input all.

I decided on Sodo Pop - it's super cute and the perfect size for this type of thing (seems like it'd hold 100 no problem). It's not cheap, certainly, but I went a little nuts and decided I didn't care.

The Trigger Building space is great, was just too small for my needs. It was the cheapest I found by far, though.

I decided against Seattle Parks properties as the rules and regs were just too stringent.
posted by tristeza at 3:03 PM on May 5, 2010

Georgetown Ballroom
posted by alermy at 10:40 AM on May 8, 2010

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