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Celebrate the National Event Pros 35th Anniversary

Step right up and Join the National Event Pros Open House to Celebrate their 35th Anniversary! Come enjoy food, drinks, music & entertainment.

National Event Pros combines the expertise of world-class event managers with access to an unmatched inventory of equipment, at your service to execute your entertainment event anywhere in the NATION! Learn more about how they can with your next event!

National Event Pros Open House
Wednesday, January 13th, 2015
RSVP by December 30, 2015 


Santa at EFESTE

Christmas EFESTE

Santa Claus is coming to town! And coming to EFESTE winery this Sunday, December 6th. 

Their Cellar has been beautifully decorated with dazzling trees and is the perfect backdrop for Santa photos for kids and kids at heart. Each advance ticket includes a premium wine tasting (21 and over only), one complimentary photo taken by professional photographer RL Perdue, and $10 credit toward the purchase of special wine packages available the day of the event. Additional photos and cards available for purchase online following the event. One ticket per adult. Families welcome.

Wine Club members receive $10 discount on advance ticket purchases with special code provided via email. Note: Physical tickets not mailed, check in at the door. 

Santa Photos at EFESTE

Sunday, December 6th, noon-4pm
Members $10, non-Members $20
Advance Tickets

It’s a really great deal, and much more fun than waiting in line an hour or more at the mall! While you're there be sure to ask us about their corporate gifting program!


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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