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Overview

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank O. Gehry, EMP is a spectacular venue for private events of any type. The museum’s rich collection of music and science fiction content and unparalleled technological capabilities promise a truly memorable occasion—inspiration guaranteed. Set amid the backdrop of the Space Needle, and easily accessible from Seattle’s downtown core, the museum’s one-of-a-kind architecture offers numerous event spaces, from lofty and spacious to cozy and secluded. Whether your event is a corporate meeting, a concert, an intimate gathering, a film premiere, a seated dinner or an elaborate reception, EMP is an awe-inspiring setting for your next special occasion, accommodating 10 to 3,000 guests. Sharing a passion for the environment, Wolfgang Puck Catering is the exclusive caterer of EMP. Wolfgang Puck Catering and EMP is proud to present ‘green’ suggestions that include sustainable options for your events.

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Event Spaces

SKY CHURCH

At 5,384 square-feet, Sky Church is a grand center for activity at EMP. It is a perfect venue for sit-down dinners, receptions, presentations, live music and dancing the night away. Want to move an audience with the firepower of the big screen? Sky Church offers an awe-inspiring 30-foot by 60-foot HD LED screen, accompanied by state-of-the art acoustics, which spans an enormous wall. Bring your own program to the party, or let EMP fill the screen with unique entertainment. Sky Church is also equipped to provide a wide variety of lighting effects. The soaring 65-foot ceiling is illuminated with parasols that gently float overhead, enhancing the ambiance of the space.

CAPACITY: 500 Reception; 300 Seated



EMP BLUE LOUNGE

Blue Lounge is a contemporary space that can accommodate guests for any type of gathering, from a business retreat to a private party. This dazzling and unconventional space includes private elevator access, wet bar, galley kitchen and a bird’s-eye view of Sky Church. Blue Lounge can serve as an exclusive club or well-cushioned, colorful hospitality suite.

CAPACITY: 70 Reception; 40 Seated



JBL THEATER

The elegant JBL Theater is designed for video and film presentations, live performances, lectures and panel discussions. This acoustic gem seats 190.

CAPACITY: 190 Theater



LEARNING LABS

An ideal space for workshops, demonstrations, meetings or catered receptions, Learning Labs feature a moveable air wall that allows the space to be divided into two distinct rooms. Adjacent to the Harrison Street entrance, the Learning Labs can accommodate up to 60 seated guests or 70 guests reception style. Perfect for a small meetings or receptions, Learning Labs can be used as a single space or divided into two separate rooms.

CAPACITY: 70 Reception; 60 Seated



TICKETING LOBBY

The Ticketing Lobby provides a welcoming, open expanse for receptions. Skirted by a 40-foot counter perfect for a bar or buffet, this space works beautifully for cocktail parties and receptions.



OUTDOOR PLAZA

The Plaza is ideal for outdoor events and can be covered by a temporary pavilion. This unique space faces west toward Seattle Center and offers a spectacular view of the Space Needle. Combine the Ticketing Lobby and Sky Church with our spacious Outdoor Plaza to give your guests some outside air and unique views. Located in front of the main entrance to EMP facing Seattle Center, this 3,240 square-foot plaza is ideal for summer and informal events. The Outdoor Plaza even allows audiovisual capability so none of your guests will be excluded. Please note: Tents, heaters, electrical cables, supplementary power and lights are not included in your basic rental use fee.

CAPACITY: 700 Reception; 500 Seated



EMP MUSEUM BUYOUT

Planning a really large event? Create an unforgettable experience for up to 3,000 guests by giving them exclusive access to all areas of the EMP Museum. They can enjoy live music in Sky Church, a reception in the Main Lobby, dinner in the Outdoor Plaza, with a VIP area in the Blue Lounge, and access to all galleries and exhibitions. Please note: EMP buyout does not include use of the following spaces: JBL Theater, JBL Green Room, Learning Labs, and the Cafe at the EMP Museum.

CAPACITY: 2,000 Reception



LEVEL 3

Level 3, located in the south portion of EMP Museum, accommodates up to 400 guests in an eye-catching and interactive environment. Whether you are planning meetings, holiday parties, corporate off-sites, or dances, this space offers exceptional versatility. Level 3 has an unforgettable entry with ambient lighting. At the top of the stairs the room opens into a vaulted space with a mezzanine, top-of-the-line sound and lighting, and a 12’ x 16’ drop down screen with built-in projection. Available day or evening.

CAPACITY: 350 Reception; 150-200 Seated; 80-100 Conference; 190 Theater



Capacities

Square Footage Reception Seated Conference Theater
SKY CHURCH 5,384 500 300
EMP BLUE LOUNGE 70 40
JBL THEATER 190
LEARNING LABS 70 60
TICKETING LOBBY
OUTDOOR PLAZA 3,240 700 500
EMP MUSEUM BUYOUT 2,000
LEVEL 3 4,200 350 150-200 80-100 190

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Weddings

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