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Osberg Great Hall

Clad in hemlock and laced with pendant lights, the Museum's Osberg Great Hall features over 4,200 square feet of acoustically-tuned multipurpose space. Built into the west wall is a 16:9 rear-projection screen with state-of-the-art sound system. The back of the auditorium is designed with a sliding glass wall running the full length of the eastern elevation, and provides a spectacular vista of the Museum's 3,000-square-foot Sun Terrace.

Pricing and Specifications

  • Standing | Seated: 400 | 280
  • Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-12am: $3,500
  • Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am, Thursday 8pm-12am: $6,000
  • Day Rental 10am-4pm: $2,500

Fjord Hall

The Museum is designed around a linear Fjord Hall that weaves together stories of homeland and the Nordic American experience. Over 280 feet long, this space offers a unique experience for guests, including a PA system, dramatic lighting and one of a kind art object installations.

Rent the Fjord Hall at the National Nordic Museum

Pricing and Specifications

  • Standing | Seated: 375 | N/A
  • Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-12am: $3,500
  • Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am, Thursday 8pm-12am: $5,000

Fisherman's Sun Terrace

The Fisherman's Sun Terrace along the southern elevation of the building provides a modern exterior setting for summer parties and events. The space can accommodate a 40x60-foot tent.

Rent the Fisherman's Sun Terrace at the National Nordic Museum

Pricing and Specifications

  • Standing | Seated: 375 | 160
  • Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-12am: $2.000
  • Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am, Thursday 8pm-12am: $3,500

3rd Floor Lounge

The Third Floor lounge offers guests the chance to host intimate events while enjoying some of the most iconic vistas in Seattle. This room includes a spacious deck overlooking our Fisherman's Sun Terrace with views of the working waterfront and western skyline—a perfect addition to any wedding.

Rent the 3rd floor lounge at the National Nordic Museum

Pricing and Specifications

  • Standing | Seated: 75 | 40
  • Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-12am: $1,250
  • Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am, Thursday 8pm-12am: $1,250

Spotlights

  • East Garden

    The east garden is a perfect location for intimate outdoor parties to host all your closest friends and family.

    Pricing and Specifications
    • Standing | Seated: 60 | 35
    • Sunday-Saturday 5pm-12am, Thursday 8pm-12am: $1,250
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  • Craft Room

    The Museum has a dedicated craft room for many kinds of classes. A versatile room with direct access to the Fisherman's Sun Terrace, this space offers a unique potential for artists.

    Pricing and Specifications
    • Standing | Seated: 40 | 25
    • Tuesday-Sunday 10am-12am: $100/Hour
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  • Classrooms

    The Museum offers two classrooms for smaller gatherings, meetings, and classes of many kinds. Simple and elegant Scandinavian furniture offers a variety of room setups, and the classrooms are fully equipped for your conference needs. 

    Pricing and Specifications
    • Standing | Seated: 40 | 25
    • Tuesday-Sunday 10am-12am: $100/Hour
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  • Cultural Resource Center

    Our Cultural Resource Center research library is a great place to find Nordic information and inspiration as well as to hold your discussion group or small lecture.

    Pricing and Specifications
    • Standing | Seated: 40 | 25
    • Tuesday-Sunday 10am-12am: $100/Hour
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Venue Information

All venue rentals include inventory of banquet tables and chairs, on-site staff member during event, simple house sound and lighting, and secured Wi-Fi. All Friday, Saturday, and holiday rentals are subject to minimum rental fees. Event coordination and event staff available upon request at additional fees. Ask us about accessing the Galleries during your rental.

  • The National Nordic Museum is located in the thriving Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Situated on Market Street between the world-famous Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and historic Ballard Avenue, the Museum is approximately a 15-minute drive from downtown, with easy access to Highway 99 and I-5.

  • Ask about reserving the Museum parking lot! Along with metered parking on the surrounding streets, there are a number of accessible pay lots within a few blocks of the Museum.

  • To ease arrival and departure to your special event, National Nordic Museum staff will work with you to arrange valet parking services.

  • Nearby bus routes include connections to the University District, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Downtown, and the Seattle Center.

  • Exclusive Caterers

    Preferred Vendors

    We are proud to partner with Blue Danube Productions to provide virtual solutions for any event. Though group gatherings are limited, Blue Danube is ready with virtual and live streaming options to give your guests a unique experience from the comfort of their own homes.

Venue Equipment & Inventory

The National Nordic Museum works with select preferred vendors who know our space and systems. We highly recommend working with the Museum to produce the best experience for your guests.

Plan an Event at NNM

The National Nordic Museum accepts event bookings. Please request availability and provide basic event information to start this process. We will respond regarding availability of requested date(s), and provide next steps to complete reservations.


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Note, National Nordic Museum does not allow self-catered, homemade, or potluck meals at the museum under any circumstances.

Further Reading

  • About the Museum

    Through our exhibits and programs, we promote Nordic themes like our connection to nature and the constant pursuit of social justice. We explore how these values inform the world today across cultures.

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  • Annual Reports

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  • Careers

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  • Board and Staff

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  • Mission, Vision & Values

    The National Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives.

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  • Latest 990 form

    An overview of the National Nordic Museum's activities, governance and detailed financial information.

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