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About the Microsoft Events Center

The Microsoft Events Center is located within the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on the 15th Floor of the distinctive Rainier Tower. With views of Elliott Bay and the bustling retail core of downtown Seattle, the Microsoft Events Center is a centrally located venue that is perfect for luncheons, networking events, and small conferences.

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  • General Information

    The Microsoft Events Center is located within the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce offices on Floor 15 of the distinctive Rainier Tower. With views of Elliott Bay and the bustling retail core of downtown Seattle, the Events Center is a centrally located venue that is perfect for luncheons, networking events, and small conferences.

    The Events Center comprises 2,500 sq. ft. of conference space that can be divided into three separate rooms to accommodate groups of up to 28, 42, or 49. When combined, the Events Center can accommodate 119 seated guests.

    The Microsoft Events Center features the following furnishings & audio visual equipment: 

    • 60” banquet rounds & cushioned chairs on casters for easy movement
    • Table (5’x2’) for name badges & registration materials
    • Space for event signage in the 15th Floor elevator lobby & Chamber reception area
    • Audio Visual equipment (at no additional cost):
      • Access to guest Wi-Fi
      • Built-in sound system with concealed speakers
      • Ceiling-mounted projectors & projection screens– 1 set per room
      • Speakers’ podium with integrated laptop & Crestron touchscreen console for PowerPoint presentations. Users are guided through presentation set-up and can control lighting, displays, microphone & speaker volume, and window shades from a single screen –  1 set per room
      • Slide advancer/laser pointer – 1 per room
      • Wall-mounted 60” Flatscreen LCD monitor – in Rooms A & C
      • Wireless microphones: 
        • Hand held – 2 per room
        • Lapel – 1 per room
      • Table-top microphone stands – 1 per room
      • Polycom speaker phone (renting parties must use their own conference call service) – 1 per room
      • Sound masking system (i.e. white noise) 

    Download a PDF of our Events Center Brochure.

  • Floor Plan
  • Gallery

    Features and Accommodations

    Room Tour—Office Board Room

    Room Tour—Rooms A, B & C

    Room Tour—Room A

    Room Tour—Room B

    Room Tour—Room C

    Room Configurations
  • Catering

    The Chamber has partnered with a list of select caterers to choose from when serving food at your event. These caterers are familiar with the Microsoft Events Center, ensuring a more seamless experience for your event. If there is a caterer not on the list that you’d like to use, you are welcome to do so for a fee ($100 members/$150 nonmembers).

    Starbucks Coffee Company sponsors the coffee and tea provided for your use. Please be sure to strike any such items from your catering agreement as they cannot be served in the Events Center. 

    Please email the caterer(s) for a current menu. Menus are subject to change without advance notice. When scheduling your catering, be sure to mention that your event is being held at the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce.

    Alki Bakery
    Contact: Kimberly Geary at (253) 867-5700 Ext. 11
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    Catering by McCormick & Schmick’s
    Contact: Becky Williams at (206) 762-4418
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    Classic Catering
    Contact: Mud McHugh at (425) 450-5591



    Gourmondo’s
    Contact: Dana Wold at (206) 762-2977
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    Homegrown Catering
    Contact: Chad Cotter at (206) 420-3376
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    94041On Safari Foods
    Contact: Elizabeth Zipper


    Pho Cyclo Café
    Contact: Catering Department



    Ray’s Boathouse, Café and Catering
    Contact: Amanda Viereck, or
    Contact: Andrea Wolf at (206) 789-6309 x0221
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    Red Plate Catering
    Contact: Patricia Johnson at (206) 674-6614
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    Skillet Street Food
    Contact: Kate Absten at (206) 922-7956
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    Sweet Grass Food Co.
    Contact: Mike Moon at (253) 459-5652

  • Required Forms
  • Rooms and Rates

    Chamber Member Rates
    (Corporate-level members and above)
    Listed rates are subject to change without advance notice. After hours rates may apply.

     

    Default Setup

    Capacity

    2 Hours

    4 Hours

    6 Hours

    Full Day

    Microsoft Room A

    6- 60” Rounds

    42

    $125

    $225

    $325

    $425

    Microsoft Room B

    4 - 60” Rounds

    28

    $100

    $175

    $250

    $325

    Microsoft Room C

    7 - 60” Rounds

    49

    $125

    $225

    $325

    $425

    Microsoft 
    Rooms A & B

    10 - 60" Rounds

    70

    $175

    $325

    $475

    $625

    Microsoft 
    Rooms B & C

    11 - 60" Rounds

    77

    $225

    $425

    $625

    $825

    Entire Microsoft Events Center

    17 - 60” Rounds

    119

    $325

    $625

    $925

    $1,225

    Microsoft Office
    Board Room

    Board Room

    12 at table,
    (17 total)

    $100

    $175

    $250

    $325

    Swap rounds for rectangle tables

    1 room, $200

    2-3 rooms, $400


    Chamber Member Rates
    (Entrepreneur-level members)
    Listed rates are subject to change without advance notice. After hours rates may apply.

     

    Default Setup

    Capacity

    2 Hours

    4 Hours

    6 Hours

    Full Day

    Microsoft Room A

    6- 60” Rounds

    42

    $150

    $275

    $400

    $525

    Microsoft Room B

    4 - 60” Rounds

    28

    $125

    $225

    $325

    $425

    Microsoft Room C

    7 - 60” Rounds

    49

    $150

    $275

    $400

    $525

    Microsoft 
    Rooms A & B

    10 - 60" Rounds

    70

    $200

    $375

    $550

    $725

    Microsoft 
    Rooms B & C

    11 - 60" Rounds

    77

    $250

    $475

    $700

    $925

    Entire Microsoft Events Center

    17 - 60” Rounds

    119

    $350

    $675

    $1,000

    $1,325

    Microsoft Office
    Board Room

    Board Room

    12 at table,
    (17 total)

    $125

    $225

    $325

    $425

    Swap rounds for rectangle tables

    1 room, $200

    2-3 rooms, $400


     

    Non-Member Rates
    Listed rates are subject to change without advance notice. After hours rates may apply.

     

    Default Setup

    Capacity

    2 Hours

    4 Hours

    6 Hours

    Full Day

    Microsoft Room A

    6- 60” Rounds

    42

    $325

    $625

    $925

    $1,225

    Microsoft Room B

    4 - 60” Rounds

    28

    $300

    $575

    $850

    $1,125

    Microsoft Room C

    7 - 60" Rounds

    49

    $325

    $625

    $925

    $1,225

    Microsoft 
    Rooms A & B

    10 - 60" Rounds

    70

    $375

    $725

    $1,075

    $1,425

    Microsoft 
    Rooms B & C

    11 - 60" Rounds

    77

    $425

    $825

    $1,225

    $1,625

    EntireMicrosoft
    Events Center

    17 - 60” Rounds

    119

    $525

    $1,025

    $1,525

    $2,025

    Microsoft Office
    Board Room

    Board Room

    12 at table 
    (17 total)

    $300

    $575

    $850

    $1,125

    Swap rounds for rectangle tables

    1 room, $400

    2-3 rooms, $600

  • FAQs
    1. General Questions
    2. Technical/AV Questions
    3. Available Furnishings

    General Questions

    How do I check availability? Please complete Availability Request form above. A Chamber team member will review your request and contact you with further information. If your date is available, you will receive a link that contains required reservation forms and directions on how to make a deposit.

    What are the capacity and dimensions of the Microsoft Events Center?
    The Events Center can be divided into three separate rooms that accommodate groups of 28-49 people at banquet rounds. When combined, the Events Center can accommodate 119-seated attendees. Standing capacity is 148. (See "Floor Plan" above for seating configurations)

    Is parking available in the building?

    Valet parking is available in the Rainier Square Garage, located on Union Street between 5th and 4th Avenue.  Additional parking can be found at a variety of nearby parking structures

    Do you validate parking?
    Unfortunately, the Chamber does not validate visitor parking. For Rainier Square Garage parking rates or to purchase validation stickers for your event, please contact Republic Parking at (206) 624-7040.

    What is your policy on after-hours events?

    Events Center operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Events outside these hours must have  Chamber staff present. If you are planning an after-hours event, please contact reservations@seattlechamber.com to check staff availability. After hours rates may apply. The Rainier Tower—which includes the Chamber and the Microsoft Events Center—is not open to the public on weekends.

    How do attendees access the 15th Floor after business hours?

    The Rainier Tower is open from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday. The main entrance doors on 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue lock at 6:00 pm.

    I want to serve food for my event. What catering options are available?

    The Chamber has partnered with a list of select caterers to choose from when serving food at your event. These caterers are familiar with the Microsoft Events Center, ensuring a more seamless experience for your event. If there is a caterer not on the list that you’d like to use, you are welcome to do so for a fee ($100 members/$150 nonmembers).  (See "Catering" above for a list of approved caterers).

    May we serve alcohol at our event?

    Per Washington State law, a banquet permit must be displayed if alcohol will be served at your event. Selling alcohol is not permitted. If your caterer does not have a banquet permit, you must purchase one for your event. Please visit the Washington State Liquor Control Board for more information. When you purchase your banquet permit online, an email copy of it is sent to your local liquor enforcement office. Officers can visit gatherings, so it is important that you sign and post a copy of your permit at the location where you will be serving the alcohol at your event.




    Technical questions

    I have a PowerPoint presentation. Do you have a projection screen?
    Each speaker's podium has an attached laptop connected to a ceiling-mounted projector and screen (click to download floor plan). An attached touchscreen Creston console guides presenters through a step-by-step tutorial for PowerPoint set up. From here, users can control lighting, select displays, set volume, and operate window shades from one single screen. Please contact reservations@seattlechamber.com for a full list of available audio-visual equipment.

    Can I use my own laptop?
    Using our attached laptops is the best way to connect to our system. We cannot guarantee the performance of outside AV and/or electronic equipment and recommend you bring your presentation on a USB drive to use on the laptop provided as a backup. The Microsoft Events Center does not provide cables, chargers, etc. for operating systems other than Microsoft Windows.

    Does the Events Center have conference call capabilities?
    Each meeting room has a phone jack and a Polycom speaker phone available. Renting parties must have their own conference call account/subscription to use.

    What about Skype™ calls?
    Renting parties may use the provided laptops or the free-standing 60” touchscreen MondoPad (latter subject to availability) for video calls.  The renting party must sign-in to a unique Skype account to use this service. The Chamber does not provide Skype credits or subscriptions for outside parties. Please see Skype's support page to learn how to add contacts for video calls.



    Available Furnishings

    Can I use a table for name tags/registration?
    Yes, the Chamber has a 5' x 3' rectangular table available for events registration at no additional charge.

    Are there flip charts/markers/pens I can use?
    We ask that outside parties provide their own meeting materials.

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