Host your event in a historic Seattle landmark
The Northwest African American Museum offers over 4,200 sq. ft. of high-quality, private event space for all occasions. Your event is made special with a backdrop that showcases engaging exhibits of history, art and culture. Located in the Central District neighborhood, our facilities feature large vintage windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, artist studios, outdoor patios and free parking. Let our courteous staff assist you with all the finishing touches to help personalize your event from catering to décor.
Sunday – Thursday: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:30 am to 12:00 am (Midnight)
Marie T. Kidhe, Events and Facility Rentals Manager
Office phone: 206.518.6000 ext.111
Norman B. & Constance Rice Legacy Hall
2,340 sq.ft. (39’x 60’)
170 Seated | 200 Standing | 250 Theatre
The Legacy Hall is a generous 2,340 sq. ft. space, with retractable barn doors leading directly into the outdoor patio. It is ideal for large events with a capacity of up to 160 seated dinner guests or 250 standing reception guests. The Legacy Hall is the perfect selection for general receptions, wedding receptions, cocktail receptions, gala events, conferences and trade shows, annual/shareholder meetings, lectures, seminars, workshops, award ceremonies, reunions, retirement parties, dancing and dance events, live bands/DJs, and even theatrical performances. Spring and summer events held in the Legacy Hall are enhanced by combining the Legacy Hall Patio.
The Legacy Patio and Studio I Patio
(Rented in conjunction with the Legacy Hall and or Studio I)
The Legacy Patio, located directly outside of the Legacy Hall, provides a special outdoor space for a variety of events. The Artist Studio Patio is directly outside of Artist Studio I. Each patio has a capacity of 80 guests, and is available with the rental of the Legacy Hall and Studio I for an extra fee. Many types of events would be enhanced by the use of either of these outdoor spaces, but here are a few of our favorites: wedding ceremonies and receptions, jazz brunches, summer cocktail receptions and live entertainment.
ARTIST STUDIO I & II
990 square feet
56 Seated | 75 Standing
Artist Studio I offers a creative space for hands-on art activities and other education programs. It is appropriate for small to medium sized groups and is recommended for meetings, mini-conferences, or intimate and cocktail receptions to name a few. This space opens out onto the Studio I Patio, for a sunny addition to a variety of outdoor spring and summer event. Artist Studio I may also be rented in combination with Artist Studio II – an adjoining space that can conveniently be used for larger receptions, meetings and other events. The Artist Studio II also has a capacity of 56 seated or 75 standing reception guests.
Photos by Robert Wade
- Rental Space Pricing Quote
- Submit a Facility Rental Request Form . You will be contacted within 48 hours.
- Location and Directions
- NAAM Private Event Certificate of Insurance
- Legacy Hall Floor Plans
- Studio I Floor Plans
- Studio 2 Floor Plans
*Please note that we work with a variety of caterers, listed below.
- City Catering-Carol Koch 206.721.0334 www.citycatering.com
- DeGruv-Eddena DeGruy 206-372-1770 www.degruvliquidcatering.com
- Mosaic-Bill Pritchard 425.221.1064 www.mosaiccatering.com
- Precise Catering-Helen Stewart 425-687-6528 www.precisecatering.com