About The Meetinghouse at Priest Point

The Meetinghouse at Priest Point is a versatile and spacious event facility conveniently located near downtown Olympia, but nestled in a natural, forest-like setting. Surrounded by acres of park like grass, hedged by forest, this facility sits across the street from Olympia’s 314 acre, waterfront Priest Point Park. The facility and surrounding land provides privacy, space and a large indoor venue for events.

A full kitchen, great room, patio, large manicured field, ample parking and various amenities make this a wonderful facility for weddings, fundraisers, meetings, parties, or any other non-alcohol event.

The Meeting House at Priest Point is also one of the most affordable rental spaces in Olympia. 

Amenities include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • 20 rectangular tables that seat six to eight each.
  • 140 chairs
  • A projection screen
  • A piano
  • Dishes and silverware you may use and wash (and we have a dishwasher)

NOTES:

  • We do not permit consumption of alcohol on the premises
  • Tobacco is permitted (although not encouraged) outside the building, at least 25 feet from doors and open windows
  • Residential quiet is required after 10:00 p.m.
  • The classrooms off the foyer are not included in what is rented to you. We reserve the use of them for our Quaker Meeting, so a Quaker group might use them while you are in the building.
    If a member of your group needs a quite space and we are not using it they may use a classroom and leave it undisturbed.
  • We may check the building and grounds during your event.

Our Location

Olympia Friends Meetinghouse
3201 Boston Harbor Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506, USA

Coming from Olympia it is just past Priest Point Park and Flora Vista road on the left, on Boston Harbor Road NE.

The Google map (below is accurate).  Don’t use MapQuest or TomTom unless you like two mile detours.

Short version:

  • Take I-5 exit 105 (B) — Plum St / Port of Olympia.
  • Plum becomes East Bay Drive after several traffic lights and significant arterials, always driving straight on (North).
  • Once Plum becomes East Bay Drive, you will probably enjoy a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains almost straight ahead, and the bay filled with moored boats.
  • East Bay Drive continues THROUGH Priest Point Park as a curvy divided road with grassy median. Watch your speed — only 30 mph.
  • The road will rise and there will be a left hand turn at Flora Vista Rd.
  • Continue straight but SLOW DOWN immediately after passing Flora Vista. East Bay Drive is now Boston Harbor Rd.
  • The Meetinghouse is just AFTER Flora Vista, on the LEFT; there are two driveways, equally adequate.

Our Rates

Day(s) and HoursStandard RateNon-Profit Rate
Weekday Days (Mon-Fri), 8am to 5pm$125.00$100.00
Weekday & Sunday Evenings (Sun-Thu), 5:30pm to 12am$150.00$125.00
Weekday Full Day (Mon-Thu), 8am to 12am$275.00$225.00
Friday or Saturday Evening, 5:30pm to 12am$200.00$175.00
Saturday Day, 8am to 5pm$150.00$125.00
Saturday Full Day, 8am to 12am$300.00$250.00
Sunday Afternoon 1:30pm to 5pm$100.00$85.00

NOTE: Sunday mornings are not available.

Discount for 3 hours or less including set-up and clean-up, Monday through Thursday, day or evening — $100 / $85; Saturday $125 / $100

Programs extending into the evening are typically charged Full Day rate.  (Ask.)

How to Rent the Meetinghouse

Check our calendar for availability.

Arrange a time for us to show you the Meetinghouse if needed. See Contact Us below.

Submit the Request A Date form.

We put you on the calendar to temporarily hold the rental time you want.

Pay the $100 damage deposit and complete and send us our Rental Agreement (PDF format) as soon as possible so that we know who you are and that we agree on what we expect of each other to finalize your reservation.

You can mail the signed agreement and a $100 check, made out to “OMM” and marked “Deposit – and the date of your event” to:  

Meeting House Rentals
c/o Olympia Monthly Meeting
3201 Boston Harbor Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Your rent is due by 10 days before your event (but sooner is always welcome.)

Note: Please do not send anything via UPS or FedEx or other companies like them without arranging first as we need those sent to a different address. Thanks.

You can also scan your agreement and attach it to an email and pay for your rental through PayPal by clicking this button:

Please let us know how to look for your payments.

If you need an invoice, please ask us to create one for you.

We hope the information here is helpful in making your decisions. Use the general contact form on the bottom of this page or call us if you need more information about how this works.

Calendar

Check the calendar below to see if the date(s) you need are available.
Then use the Request A Date form on the right (or beneath) to let us know you want to rent The Meetinghouse at Priest Point. Required fields are marked with *.

Request A Date

We try to reply within 24 hours of your request.
Look for mail from olymeetinghouse-at-gmail.com.
If you do not hear from us, please call or email us.

Set up and Clean up Procedures

Other Forms

We want to make your use of the Meeting House as comfortable as possible. We will meet you ahead of time and go over details but these pages may help with the day of your event:

How to Rent the Meeting House (PDF format).

Our current Rental Rates (PDF format)

Closing Checklist for The Meetinghouse at Priest Point (PDF format)

Bunn Coffeemaker directions (PDF format)

Building Routines for The Meetinghouse at Priest Point (PDF format)

Feedback

Please print and fill out this brief Feedback form (PDF format) and let us know about your experience renting from us. You can print and send us this form (PDF format) via postal mail. Or you can fill out the online Feedback form.

Thank you, 
The Meetinghouse at Priest Point staff.

Contact Us

Please use our Rental Request form (above) if you are interested in renting The Meetinghouse — or contact us with rental / facilities questions using the general contact form below.

Phone:  We share the phone line with Olympia Friends Meeting. You can call the Meeting House phone number, (360) 754-4028. Generally you will have to leave a message and we will call you back.

The Meeting’s Hearthkeeper is Gabi Clayton. She handles most rentals and has other responsibilities at the Meeting, and she generally has these office hours:  Tuesdays – 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. She may need to be out of the office at times during those hours so if you are making a special trip you should probably confirm that they will be there first. Also, she does not have a car, so don’t assume she is not there if you don’t see one. See if there is a sandwich board with “Office Open” by the door to the first classroom, and use that door to enter. After her office hours you can call or text her personal/professional cell phone at (360) 888-5291.

Street and mailing address:

Meeting House Rentals
c/o Olympia Friends Meeting
3201 Boston Harbor Rd NE
Olympia, WA, 98506

Email: please use this contact form:

We try to reply within 24 hours of your request.
Look for mail from olymeetinghouse-at-gmail.com.
If you do not hear from us, please call or email us.