FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people does your venue hold?
The Clarkston Event Center's capacity depends on the type of event you are holding and the seating style you will need. As a general rule, the Grand Room can hold up to 200 guests and will seat 180 comfortably. Safari Room capacity is 80, with table seating capacity of 60.
There is access between the two rooms for larger events that would like to use both. Please note that the rooms are individually handicap accessible from outside, but there are stairs connecting them inside.
What features and amenities does the venue offer?
CEC was renovated in 2009 and offers a variety of unique features and amenities to our guests, including free wi-fi, comfortable heating & A/C, updated restrooms, modern light fixtures, rich wood walls with mirrored accents, exposed brick, custom-built bar set-ups, and even more. Tables and chairs are also included in your room rental.
What do you offer for catering and beverage services?
Catering and beverage services are solely offered through Happy Day Catering. No outside food or beverage is permitted, except in limited cases of wedding desserts. We can also customize any of our offerings to better fit your unique needs, including dietary and allergy restrictions.
www.happydaycatering.com for more information.
What rentals and optional add-ons are available?
Depending on the event type, you may desire adding linens, décor, and other elements to enhance your event. You may optionally add items like dance floor, podium, stage, and A/V (including screen and projector, wireless mics, and ambient speakers) to your contract, as well as a wide variety of décor items, available through Northwest Event Rentals. You may also use your own items to decorate. Please inquire of our event coordinators about set-up.
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How does set-up and tear down work?
Each rental contract will include one hour of set-up and tear down at no charge. Other, more in-depth set-ups or tear downs will require the rate of $17.50 per staff person per hour. Depending on the availability of the CEC, you may also be permitted to come early to decorate.
What are your clean-up policies?
It is the responsibility of the client to make sure that the event space is kept clean. Please remove all your decorations and other items promptly at the end of the event, unless a separate tear-down time is previously arranged.
Cleaning fees will be levied for excessive messes left behind, broken items, and any other damage beyond normal expected use.
What are your rental rates?
Rental rates range between $125 and $800 and will vary based on which room you choose, the day of the week, how long you need it, and if you will use catering. Weekday rates cover events on Sundays through Thursdays; weekend rates cover Fridays and Saturdays. The room rate is discounted if your event requires catering.
For a specific room rental quote tailored to your individual event needs, please call to speak with one of our event coordinators at (208) 743-0179 ext. 6 or submit a query through our contact page
Do you require a deposit?
If you are interested in the space and would like to reserve your date in our calendar, we require a non-refundable $200 retainer fee or 20% of your contract total, whichever is greater. This retainer is put toward your event balance.
Educational institutions and other governmental agencies disallowed from submitting retainers are excepted from this policy and will instead submit a signed contract and purchase order number to hold their booking.
What are your payment policies?
A non-refundable retainer and signed contract are required to hold your space in our calendar. This retainer is put toward your event balance. Balances for private/social events must be paid in full no less than 3 weeks prior to your event date unless booked after this time, in which case the full balance will be due at the time of booking. Certain businesses and organizations may be direct billed after the event. Please speak with an event coordinator for more details.
We accept payment in the form of cash, check, money order, and Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express debit and credit cards. Businesses may inquire about setting up an ACH/EFT account.
Do you offer tours?
Yes! We are happy to arrange a tour of our facility free of charge. Please call us at (509) 758-8028 to set an appointment with one of our friendly event coordinators or submit a query through our contact page here.
Where are you located?
CEC is located in historic downtown Clarkston, WA, at 841 6th Street.
What parking is available?
There is plenty of free on-street parking in the downtown area around the Clarkston Event Center.
What is your level of accessibility?
The Grand Room and Safari Room are individually handicap accessible, including handicap-accessible restrooms.