Rules & Responsibilities

The link to the rental agreement may be found at the bottom of this page.

RULES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Alcohol Policy:
    You are welcome to have alcohol at your event. However, you must purchase a permit and have it posted during your entire event. Buy online at https://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/online-banquet-permit. Additionally, you are required to hire a licensed bartender to serve the alcohol. Please ask if you’d like a recommendation.
    There are no exceptions to above policies and non-compliance will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
  • Per RCW 70.160.075 there is no smoking allowed within 25 feet of the building. YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE OF SMOKING OR CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THE PREMISES INSIDE OR OUT.
  • Renter is responsible for any changes incurred from triggering a false alarm by accidentally or maliciously activating any of the pull stations which dispatches security & the fire department.
  • No staples, tape, or tacks may be used. There are existing hooks around the stage and ballroom ceiling you are welcome to use. ANY DAMAGE TO THE WALLS, WINDOWS, OR WOOD FLOORS WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF DEPOSIT.
  • Do not move the piano or mirrors.
  • All candles must be enclosed or have a tray underneath them. YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED IF WAX IS SPILLED ON ANY SURFACE.
  • No rice, confetti, birdseed, or glitter of any kind is permitted inside. Sparklers are permitted outside only.
  • BBQs of any kind are not permitted in parking lot directly behind the hall. They are only allowed on the street or area outside the kitchen steps. There are no exceptions to this policy and non-compliance will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
  • Preparing and/or cooking shellfish in the kitchen, including crab, oysters, lobster, and shrimp is prohibited. Caterers may prepare and/or cook shellfish off-site and bring in to serve.
  • Renter is solely responsible and agrees to hold harmless Broadway Hall, LLC for any loss or damage to any personal property of renter, guests, invitees, or suppliers of the renter. Please lock the doors as your come and go during set up.
  • Music must be off by 10:30pm (per City of Bellingham ordinance).
    All guests must depart by midnight. (Cleaners can stay until 1am if needed).

Cleaning Policy: Cleanup must be completed immediately following your event, not the next day. The return of your deposit will be determined based on compliance with the following guidelines:

  • Bag ALL garbage (including kitchen and bathrooms) and place in dumpster on Holly Street. Do NOT put any trash in dumpster behind the hall. If you do, your deposit will be forfeited. Glass bottles and cans go in blue recycling can on Holly Street.
    No garbage or personal effects are to be left inside the hall.
  • Any spills on the floor, liquid or solid, must be wiped up immediately. You will be charged $100 from your deposit for every spill left.
  • Wipe down any dirty chairs & stack all chairs neatly back on their racks in respective storage rooms. All padded chairs go downstairs. All white non-padded chairs go upstairs.
  • Put all tables back in respective storage rooms: All large 5’ round tables upstairs, all small 4’ round tables downstairs.
  • Remove ALL decorations and belongings, including leftover food.
    Anything rented from vendors must be returned/picked up on the same day.
    Nothing may be left overnight.
  • Caterer or cleaning crew must clean kitchen. Wipe all counters, wipe down oven tops, wipe microwave inside and out, clean refrigerator inside and out (using provided cleaning supplies found in lower kitchen cupboards). Sweep kitchen floor. Take out trash.
  • Front porch and upstairs balcony must be free of any trash left by your guests.
  • Turn off downstairs fireplace (turn knob on lower right all the way to the right).
  • Turn off all interior lights. Exterior lights will always stay on.
  • Ensure door is locked behind you.
  • COVID cancelation policy: If your event must be canceled due to COVID related state mandates you will receive a full refund or be able to postpone your event for no fee. If you decide to cancel your event on your own due to COVID concerns, there will be no refund.

 Download Rental Agreement

Please sign & return all 4 pages of the rental agreement along with a check for $400 (refundable damage deposit*) + 50% of venue rental to:

Broadway Hall
1301 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225