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Overview

Home to the Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall provides a spectacular setting for concerts, weddings, corporate presentations, holiday parties and other special events. Benaroya Hall has two versatile auditoriums, a stunning Grand Lobby and an elegant private function room, making it the ideal space for kinds of events. Combine this spectacular setting with legendary Wolfgang Puck Catering and you’ve got a recipe for a successful event. Whether your next gathering is a small reception, a charity gala or an annual corporate function, you can trust Wolfgang Puck Catering at Benaroya Hall to turn your vision into reality.

 

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Event Spaces

S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM

Pearl Jam. Chris Rock. Dave Matthews. Tori Amos. Just a few of the artists who've graced the stage of this spectacular 2,500-seat auditorium. Acoustically superb and visually breathtaking, it sets the gold standard for concert venues in the Pacific Northwest.

CAPACITY: 2,500 Theater



SAMUEL AND ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY & THE DAVIS/GRINSTEIN PROMENADE

Guests flow smoothly from the auditorium to the Grand Lobby for the reception. And there's no extra facility charge to use the Grand Lobby if you hold your ceremony in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Gather up to 550 people in the Grand Lobby and Promenade for a sit-down meal, and up to 1,200 reception-style.

CAPACITY: 1,200 Reception; 550 total (350 Grand Lobby level and 200 Promenade Seated; 400 Theater

FLOORPLAN PDF

THE DAVIS/ GRINSTEIN PROMENADE

The Davis/Grinstein Promenade offers a bird’s eye view of the Grand Lobby and spectacular views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle Skyline. Either rent the space in conjunction with the Samuel and Althea Stroum Grand Lobby or rent it independently. The perfect location for a pre-concert celebration.

CAPACITY: 250 Reception; 200 Seated

FLOORPLAN PDF

BILL AND MELINDA GATES RECITAL HALL LOBBY

Available to rent independently for a pre-concert reception or as part of the Recital Hall activities the Bill and Melinda Gates Lobby is a quaint, warm space that is spectacularly enhanced by a breathtaking Dale Chihuly chandelier.

CAPACITY: 200 Reception; 120 Seated; 140 Theater

FLOORPLAN PDF

NORCLIFFE FOUNDERS ROOM

Snuggle into a plush couch in the Norcliffe Founders Room. Relax on the outdoor Terrace. Bring in a pianist to serenade you on the Steinway. The gorgeous room hosts up to 110 people for a sit-down meal, and 150 for a standing reception.

CAPACITY: 150 Reception; 110 Seated; 80 Theater

FLOORPLAN PDF

BOEING COMPANY GALLERY

CAPACITY: 700 Reception; 250 Seated



ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL

Built with the same acoustical excellence as the Taper the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall is perfect for smaller musical performances, lectures and corporate meetings. With a seating capacity of 540 the auditorium allows for an audience to connect with the artists in a very personal way.

CAPACITY: 540 Theater



Capacities

Square Footage Reception Seated Conference Theater
S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM 2,500
SAMUEL AND ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY & THE DAVIS/GRINSTEIN PROMENADE 6,062 1,200 550 total (350 Grand Lobby level and 200 Promenade) 400
THE DAVIS/ GRINSTEIN PROMENADE 2,000 250 200
BILL AND MELINDA GATES RECITAL HALL LOBBY 2,159 200 120 140
NORCLIFFE FOUNDERS ROOM 2,200 150 110 80
BOEING COMPANY GALLERY 700 250
ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL 540

Raves & Reviews

Alliance Data Holiday Party

“Everything was perfect! Everyone in attendance shared my opinion that the room was beautiful, the food excellent, and the staff very courteous, pleasant, friendly and helpful. This was one of the nicest parties we’ve ever had. I would definitely consider having another event with you in the future as well as referring others to you.”

December 13, 2008

65 Guests

Microsoft 20/25 Service Awards

“Thank you all so much for the great work you did for the 2008 Microsoft 20/25 Year Service Awards. The food was delicious and the event turned out to be a huge success! We know we could not have done it without you! We definitely look forward to opportunities of working with you all again in the future.”

October 28, 2008

350 Guests

Advisory Service Inc

“In a world when we seldom hear the positive, I wanted to take the time to say thank you and make sure Kathi, Benjamin, Kari and the entire staff of our event were recognized for a job extremely well done. We are grateful -and our clients were delighted. Your team exceeded our expectations from start to finish and we look forward to working with them and Wolfgang Puck Catering again in the future.”

October 08, 2008

100 Guests

Danz Wedding

“What impressed us (and so many of our guests) was not only that you performed your tasks with professionalism but that you made the time spent with you so enjoyable. Each of you brought with you such great talent and also an amazingly positive attitude to your work. Whenever we asked for something to be done or created we never heard the words "we can't" or "we will not". Instead, it was always "we will find a way to make it happen".

August 30, 2008

300 Guests

Seattle University Law School Gala

“I also want to tell you how very much I enjoyed working with you. Words cannot convey how happy we all feel about the success of our anniversary celebration. So much of the credit needs to be shared with all of you at Benaroya and Wolfgang Puck.”

April 25, 2008

1,700 Guests

MPI Research Dinner

“Thank you and your team for a truly magical night, the food, the service all were flawless. We could not be happier with the outcome of this event. Thank you so much for your wonderful effort on our behalf. It was truly exceptional.”

March 16, 2008

65 Guests

10 Grands Fundrasier

“Take a big bow...the community is applauding you! Each of you had a very integral and important role in the success of Ten Grands inaugural Seattle debut! None of us could have done it without all of your support and enthusiasm! I truly appreciate all that each of you have done to make this incredible program a reality in Seattle! I know that it is all of you and your amazing talents and ingenuity that made this a huge success!”

120 Guests

Weddings

Plan Your Dream Wedding at Benaroya Hall with Wolfgang Puck Catering!

A wedding is a tradition that never goes out of style. There are both big decisions and little details to attend to. Let Wolfgang Puck Catering Seattle guide you from designing a delicious menu to personalizing every detail of your unique celebration. We'll work with you to create a custom wedding menu inspired by your unique love story. All menus will follow Wolfgang Puck's philosophy of using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Seated, buffet, small plates and globally inspired specialty stations: it's your style! And because you've entrusted your special day to Wolfgang Puck, the cuisine will be unparalleled, the service impeccable, and the memories unforgettable!

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Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
P:206-730-4084