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Host your next event at McMenamins Anderson School

McMenamins Anderson School

We've been so excited watching the renovation of the historic Anderson School taking place in Bothell these last few months by McMenamins. Now it's your to visit this fun and funky venue during their Open House on November 12, 2015 and see how they can make your next event an A+.  

Here are the details on the evenings events:

McMenamins Events Staff welcomes you to visit multiple event spaces at the exciting new Anderson School just north of Seattle! From a casual business lunch to a formal meeting to a company holiday party; a milestone birthday or anniversary; a rehearsal dinner or wedding; you are cordially invited to visit with our events team and see how to bring your vision to life at this new property.

While you are strolling, sample delectable hors d'oeuvres, handcrafted beer, wine, spirits and freshly roasted coffees. We'll have raffles and giveaways as well.

So whether you're a corporate meeting planner, event planner, office manager, bride or groom to be or simply someone who would like assistance in planning an event to remember, be sure to mark your calendars and join us.  

Please RSVP to 

McMenamins Anderson School

McMenamins Anderson School Open House
Thursday, November 12, 2015
4 p.m. 'til 7 p.m. | Free admission | All ages welcome



A Night of Artful Pairings at Chihuly Garden and Glass

A Night of Artful Pairings returns to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Sip and savor your way through wine tastings and food pairings while surrounded by the beautiful art of Dale Chihuly within eight galleries, the Garden and the signature Glasshouse.  Sample seven mystery wines from favorite local wineries including the winner from last year, Ambassador Wines of Washington, and vote on your favorite. Be surprised as we reveal the wines in the Glasshouse with a Q&A hosted by Master Winemaker Bob Betz, leaving plenty of time to enjoy music by Brian Nova and meet the vintners. 

2015 Wineries:

Baer Winery 
Brian Carter Cellars 
Charles Smith Wines 
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 
Force Majeure Vineyards 
Tranche Cellars 
Ambassador Wines of Washington

A portion of the proceeds, up to $1500, from the event will be donated to support Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology Program.

A Night of Artful Pairings

  • November 12, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • This is a 21+ event and ID must be shown at the door for entrance.
  • Tickets are $69 per person includes wine tastings, food, music, Exhibition admission, gratuity and taxes. 
  • Visit for more information. 


B&E's 2016 Event Resource Guide is now available

Event Resource GuideThe new 2016 B&E Event Resource Guide was given out complimentary to those who attended the Northwest Event Show last week. However, if you were not able to attend, we are now accepting online orders. 

The 2016 Event Resource Guide is free for qualified meeting & event planners only. If you are a meeting & event planner and would like to order your copy please visit us HERE. Guides are shipped once a week, starting October 1, and typically take from 5-7 days for delivery. Shipping within the USA only. For shipment to other countries, please contact us

The Event Resource Guide is jam-packed with tools and resources for the event planner in the Pacific Northwest. From caterers to venues to entertainers and speakers, the Event Resource Guide has it all!


2015 Northwest Event Show Best Booth Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 Northwest Event Show Best Booth winners: West Coast Entertainment for Most Creative Booth, CORT Event Furnishings for Best Booth Overall, & Celebrity Cake Studio for Best Booth Showmanship (they had "decorate your own cake stations)!

Winners are choosen by our future event management leaders, students at Inglemoor High School of Geoffrey Gilmore, CSEP, NBCT "Event, Hospitality, and Tourism Management" class.  Geoffrey is owner of Geoffrey Gilmore Signature Events LLC., an award winning event design/planning company and member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES).  He has earned the Professional Bridal Consultant designation from ABC and earned the distinctive international Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) designation from ISES. Geoffrey holds multiple award titles including the Applause Award for "Best Non-Profit Event under $25,000," finalist for innovative design of  a couture dining table setting for the  "The Special Event" Conference in Los Angeles, the Applause Award for "Best Achievement in Logistics," international winner of the ISES Esprit Award for "Best Industry Contribution," and the Applause Award for "Best Wedding with a Budget between $25,001-$100,000."  Geoffrey shares his expertise as a seminar presenter for regional special event conferences, as an author of a number of magazine articles, and brings his students to the Northwest Event Show to learn and judge our exhibitors.  

Thank you Geoffrey and students for your valuable contributions to the Northwest Event Show, we look forward to seeing you next year, September 21, 2016.

West Coast Entertainment

CORT Event Furnishings

Celebrity Cake Studio


Thank you for attending the Northwest Event Show 


Thank you to our sponsors, the Seattle Chapter of ISES - International Special Events Society, PJ Hummel & Company Event Design & Decor, CORT Event Furnishings, Butler Seattle - Valet, Transportation, Tours & Rentals, PSAV Presentation Services, Green Apple Events & Catering, The Party Staff, Inc., R90 Lighting, Waterways Cruises & Events, Codini Creations, Precision Rigging, and Event Photos NW, our over 150 exhibitors, and our attendees for another incredible year at the Northwest Event Show.  

We've had phenomenal feedback on this years show.  It was wonderful to see the many familiar and meet so many new faces in the event and hospitality industry. Reconnecting with current customers and meeting new potential customers is one of the best parts of participating and attending a trade show.

Thank you again for making this such a great event and for being a part of the Banquet Event! Be sure to check back often to see the highlights of the show - stay connected with us: 
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6 Tips for attending the Northwest Event Show

The Northwest Event Show is Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Here are 6 tips on how to make the most of your day with us:

Northwest Event Show Attendee 101
1.  Bring lots of businesses cards and make sure to collect cards too.
2.  Be prepared & make a plan. Use your directory & map out which booths you want to visit. Once you've visited the companies on your list, be sure to rewalk the floor & connect with other companies that catch your eye.
3.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Walking shows can be tiring. Don't worry about bringing an extra bag to help carry all the swag and marketing materials you'll be collecting, as you'll receive your complimentary B&E one upon arrival.
4.  Wear Your Name Badge Proudly. Here's a tip for maximum exposure - wear your name badge on your right shoulder so that when you meet someone and shake their hand, they can see it very easily.
5.  Take advantage of show specials, discounts and sales.
6. Be sure to get connected with us FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle + 

The Northwest Event Show is Washington's largest event and hospitality industry trade show. Visit for more information.


Whose new at the 2015 Northwest Event Show

We are excited to have over 40 new exhibitors to the Northwest Event Show! We know the following vendors will be a tremendous addition to our incredible line-up.  Be sure to stop by their booths and see how they can help elevate your next event anc check them out in the new 2016 B&E Event Resource Guide.

Buca di Beppo
Blue C Sushi
Captain Whidbey Inn
Cave B Estate Winery & Resort
Center for Urban Horticulture
Centium Software
Codini Creations - SPONSOR
Creatix Studios
Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle Airport
The Dream Detective
Efeste Winery
Emerald Downs
Enchanted Whimsy Design
Flipped Out Productions
Hansen Belyea
Hotel Bellwether
K1 Speed
Lasting Impressions
Little Creek Casino
McMenamins Anderson School
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Merchant's Design
Merry Makers Inc.
Metropolitan Market Catering
Mobile Mavens
Motif Seattle
The Panoramic Room at Pacific Tower
The Party Staff Inc - SPONSOR
Perfect Press
Portage Bay Cafe & Catering
Precision Rigging - SPONSOR
Siren Song Wines LLC
SpeediShuttle Seattle
Stimson-Green Mansion
Suncadia Resort
Veritas Coffee Company
Washington Park Arboretum
Wave Link Music
Whidbey & Camano Islands Tourism
Woodmark Hotel Yacht Club & Spa