Outdoor Events at The Waterfront

Host your private event just a few steps away from the Montlake Cut, complete with views of the Cascade Mountains and unobstructed access to 350 feet of pristine waterfront.

Outdoor events

ASUW Shell House West Lot

Corporate event? Birthday? Anniversary? Engagement? Exciting new life event? There’s no better place to host the event of a lifetime than the UW Waterfront!

ASU Shellhouse

Boys in the Boat Tours

Fans of Daniel James Brown’s New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat, now also have a unique opportunity to get an inside look at the legacy of The Boys. 

Private Event Reservations

* Please note: this is NOT Conibear Shellhouse. The “ASUW Shell House West Lot” refers to the surrounding grounds of 1918 WWI Navy Seaplane Hangar that graces the shores of the Montlake Cut (labeled “ASUW Shell House” on campus maps). To see a map of the venue locations, please click here.

  1. For Waterfront venue availability please email our Waterfront Reservations team to inquire about reservations.
  2. Once a Reservation Request Form has been submitted and approved, you will receive an estimate along with our rental contract.  Please reference the forms below for more details.


Waterfront Outdoor Spaces Rental FAQ


It is the responsibility of the renter to obtain and post a Washington State Banquet permit if alcohol is present. NO EXCEPTIONS!


On non-football game days, parking is available for a fee (Pay by Space) adjacent to the WAC at $3.00/hour or $15.00 for all day. The availability of parking cannot be guaranteed. Parking is free on Saturdays after 12:00p and free all day Sundays and holidays.  Citations may be issued to vehicles who fail to pay at the pay station. For transportation and parking information on football game days, please see here.

If you plan on parking on campus while attending an event at the WAC, please pay at the pay station located directly in front of the WAC or contact the Parking Services Special Events Office at (206) 616-8710 for information. 

 Contact Us


Waterfront Activities Center Information

During peak hours (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) our phone becomes automated; please listen to the message to learn more about boat rentals.


Waterfront Reservations