Best Celebration of Life Venues for Rent in Seattle

December 12, 2023

Seattle has no shortage of event venues, but when it comes to hosting a celebration of life, finding the right space and partner to honor your loved one can feel challenging. In order to remove the added burden of searching for a venue, we’ve put together a list of appropriate venues near and in Seattle.

In this list, you’ll find many memorial venues that are willing to cater to you and your family in order to make your event as stress-free as possible. These event spaces host all types of events, but are typically booked for the celebration of life reception following a traditional funeral.

MV Skansonia

MV Skansonia is a waterfront event space in Seattle, dating back to 1929. The Skansonia once ferried cars and passengers between Vashon Island and Point Defiance, and is now permanently docked on Lake Union as an event venue. If being on the water was meaningful to your loved one, this is the perfect venue to honor their life. MV Skaksonia features a center bar, wood floors, and a beautiful view of the Seattle skyline.

Screenshot of MV Skansonia

THE 101

Planning a celebration of life memorial can understandably bring additional sadness to any grieving loved one. As soon as THE 101 receives your call, our team will coordinate the logistics within our space for your memorial service in order to make your planning as easy as possible.

THE 101 offers an open space with rental flexibility in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. Our venue location can host over 200 guests for a standing event. The relaxed atmosphere will allow your guests to come together, share stories, and honor the deceased.

THE 101’s is a blank canvas, but does include tables and chairs, as well as cocktail tables. Our in-house team offers event planning, and can also provide a list of our catering and bar vendors to accommodate your event.

Our team is readily available to help you and your family feel supported throughout the planning of the memorial gathering. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way.

THE 101 is a top celebration of life venue
Photo: Miranda Jade Photography


Located in Seattle, Wa ., Atmosphere is a beautiful space for your funeral service and celebration of life. The versatile venue can seat up to 80 guests on the top floor of a building on Dexter Ave in Seattle, and offers views of Lake Union. For an event where guests can mingle, the space welcomes up to 150 guests, and has a list of preferred caterers.

415 Westlake

415 Westlake is one of the top venues in downtown Seattle for receptions of all kinds. The industrial space offers complimentary tables, chairs, an AV package, and more. Bring in decor, or rent it from one of their preferred vendors to customize your event and further honor the the deceased’s favorite things.

Block 41

Located in the Belltown neighborhood, Block 41 offers two indoor spaces, as well as an outdoor courtyard. This contemporary and industrial space has room for up to 700 guests, and includes state-of-the-art AV equipment, retractable walls a prep kitchen, and more. 

Plan A Celebration of Life Service in Seattle

Finding the right celebration of life venue in Seattle can take time. The team at THE 101 is is here to meet your needs and support your friends and family as you honor the life of your loved one. Contact us for more information about pricing, or schedule a tour to begin moving forward with hosting your event at THE 101.