The Roeder Home features quarter-sawn oak trim, pastoral murals, and period fixtures and furnishings. Elegant historic surroundings and lush gardens make the Roeder Home a perfect venue for weddings, receptions and meetings. Capacity is 125 people standing; seating space for 50 people in the living room. Learn more about the Roeder Home.
Features (Main Floor)
Add-On Kitchen Package
Add-On Outdoor Package
Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $250
Staffing Fee: $20 per hour (2 hours required)
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13
Optional Add-On Fees
Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Kitchen Package: $50
Outdoor Package: $65
2600 Sunset Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 255 (Sunset Drive)
Go west on Sunset Drive for .5 miles
Follow the forced right turn onto Illinois Street
Turn left onto Cornwall Ave.
Turn right onto Broadway
The Roeder Home is located at the junction of Broadway and Sunset
There are 3 parking spots at the back of the Roeder Home. Most guests should plan on using street parking in front of the house and in the surrounding residential neighborhood.
Is the facility ADA accessible?
Yes, there is an elevator in the back near ADA parking.
Can I bring my own BBQ grill?
Yes, you can bring your own grill but you are responsible for the safe operation of your grill.
Can I bring my dog(s)?
You may have your dog on the grounds of the Roeder Home but not inside the building unless the dog is a service animal.
Can I bring my own pop-up canopy?
You may put up your own pop-up canopy at the Roeder Home. You are responsible for any injury or damage caused by a tent/canopy blown away in the wind.
Can I decorate the facility?
All sites must be left in a "leave no trace" state. Users can use decorations, confetti, etc., but everything needs to be picked up before you leave.
Do I still need a "Liquor License" if I've paid the $60 Alcohol Use Fee to Whatcom County Parks?
The Alcohol Use Fee charged by Whatcom County Parks is not a liquor license. To find out if you need a State of Washington Banquet Permit please check here. It is your responsibility to research and follow all laws pertaining to alcohol use at your event.
Customers are required to leave the facility in the same condition as when they arrived. Cleaning supplies are provided. Garbage and recycling must be removed from the premises (must be taken from the park) unless the customer has paid the optional waste disposal fee.
Kitchen Package Clean-Up
All items used must be either put in the dishwasher or hand washed in the kitchen sink. Hand washed items should be returned to the storage cabinets. The dishwasher should be started before you leave. Please report any damaged or missing items to Whatcom County Parks & Recreation.
Outdoor Package Clean-Up
Determining Whatcom County Residency