Decorations may not be attached to walls or woodwork and should not make holes or cause damage to any surface.
Alcohol is permitted only if you are 21+ years old and pay the $60 alcohol fee on your reservation. This fee does not purchase a liquor license. To find out if you need a State of Washington Banquet Permit please check here. It is the responsibility of the reservation holder to research and follow all laws pertaining to alcohol use at your event.
Music, Bands, and Amplified Sound
Noise from sound systems, speakers, bands, microphones or any other amplified sound must be at a volume such that it cannot be heard outside the area you have reserved.
Bounce Houses & Inflatables
Bounce Houses and inflatables are only allowed at Hovander Park, with reservation of a picnic area AND with prior approval, insurance, and fees. The following rules for inflatables apply:
Food Trucks for private functions are only allowed in the following circumstances:
Determining Whatcom County Residency for In-County Rates
The billing address of the reservation holder must be in Whatcom County in order to receive in-county rates. If the credit card address is outside Whatcom County, but the customer is a County resident, they can:
Additional information about specific shelters and facilities can be found on our Facility Rental page