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Foss Waterway - Seaport

705 Dock St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Foss Waterway - Seaport

Foss Waterway Seaport

Historic wood building on Tacoma’s waterfront

Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of our historic Balfour Dock building with its dramatic window wall and intricate bridge truss-style ceilings soaring 55 feet above the exhibit hall floor with direct access to our beautiful esplanade. 

  • Customizable spaces ideal for weddings, receptions, reunions, proms, company events, fund raisers, concerts & more  . . .
  • Panoramic views of the Thea Foss Waterway, Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier and the Tacoma city skyline
  • 420 feet of beautiful waterfront esplanade
  • Enthusiastic staff assistance to help plan and staff your event

  • ADA accessible.

Choose the Seaport for your Tacoma wedding venue or your next event

Main Exhibit Hall:  This grand room houses historic maritime artifacts and exhibits, adding interesting, unique facets for guests to enjoy during events held in this adjustable space. Our new window wall offers natural lighting and views of the active waterfront area. Ideal for events up to 400 seated and 800 reception style.  Minimum rental required. The

Esplanade: This restored and upgraded outdoor esplanade spans the length of the Balfour Dock Building and provides up to 11,000 square feet of social gathering space. Views of Commencement Bay, the working waterway, Mount Rainier, docks and floats, and a fascinating variety of marine traffic make this a great location for outdoor celebrations including your wedding ceremony. Enjoy convenient access to guest moorage and the connecting Thea Foss Park and beach. Sound and activity restrictions may apply to events in this area.

Booking: To reserve space at Foss Waterway Seaport for your Tacoma wedding, event or meeting, please contact Earla Harding or 253-272-2750 ext 102.

History: The Foss Waterway Seaport Museum celebrates Tacoma's rich maritime heritage - past, present and future. Located on the historic Thea Foss waterfront, in a century-old wooden wheat warehouse (listed on the National Registry of Historic Places), it is one of the two remaining wooden warehouses, with others once stretched almost a mile long that were originally built to accommodate cargo arriving by rail and departing by sail during the early years of Tacoma's history.

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