Abbey Great Hall

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Fremont Abbey Arts Center 4272 Fremont Ave. N , Seattle

Juliann Itter
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Listing updated 04/22/20 • Added 02/11/15

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Dimensions 55 x 40 ft.
Square Footage 2400 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 22 ft.
Max Occupancy 251 persons
Accessibility ADA compliant
Loading zone
Parking Street parking (free)
Parking garage / parking lot nearby (paid)
Lighting Natural lighting
Walls Sheetrocked and Smooth
Acoustic panels
Flooring Wood floors
Stage Platform stage
Flexible stage
Seating Flexible seating
Performance Space Lobby
Dressing rooms
Stage curtains
Choral risers
Other Qualities Mirrors
Portable stage (fees required) good acoustics, grand piano

Performance, Rehearsal, Exhibition, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events, Screenings, Readings, Raw Space, Film Location


Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Film/Video

Production / Fabrication

Audio recording / production studio, Photography studio, Video production, Film production

The Space

FREMONT ABBEY is an iconic brick building in the Fremont neighborhood near downtown Seattle. The 1914 structure was reopened after undergoing major renovations for visual, seismic, design, and sustainable improvements while maintaining the historical aesthetics of the church. While no monks actually live here, the Abbey retains a rustic historical feel while offering modern amenities. The civic-minded person will be delighted to hold their event at Fremont Abbey as the money used to rent the venue will help sustain arts programs for thousands of local residents.

  • The Great Hall has a beautifully vaulted ceiling reaching 22’ high
  • Original stained glass windows and a warm yet grand feeling.
  • The room is 55’x40’ with a large and small dressing room adjacent of it as well as a lobby area.
  • Chairs, tables, easels, lights, vintage furniture, decor etc. are available for use
  • Small & Large Dressing rooms and Coat Room/Bar Nook (2nd Floor)
  • Full Sound/PA, digital projectors, screens, lighting, DJ equipment
  • Full Kitchen with convection oven, induction burners, refrigerator, cooking utensils
  • Event Design & Consulting services available
  • Tech & other event staff available
  • Plenty of FREE street parking + two nearby paid parking lots
  • ADA / Wheelchair accessibility to both both floors
  • Approx 250 max capacity
Hourly Rental

$10 – $200 per hour

(Discounted nonprofit/arts rate)
Flat rate for events. Daytime rehearsals and weekly classes sometimes available hourly.

Daily Rental

$500 – $3500 per day

(Discounted nonprofit/arts rates apply to most dates)

Rental Requirements

The renter must obtain a “Certificate of Liability Insurance” or a “Short Term Special Event Insurance Certificate” covering public liability with combined bodily injury and property damage. For private events no less than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) and for public events one million dollars ($1,000,000).
Private rental events or non-profit public benefits may acquire permits, subject to Abbey approval. Renter is responsible for all appropriate permits & licenses from WSLCB.
Damage deposit. Amounts vary on event.

Rules & Regulations

Without prior approval by Abbey Arts staff, no signs, decorations, or other items may be tacked, taped or affixed in any way to equipment, walls, pillars, or any other surface of the building, inside or out.
Seattle’s noise ordinance is in effect from 10 pm - 7 am weekdays and 10 pm - 9 am weekends.
Lawful Use: The renter agrees to comply with all United States and Washington State Laws, King County ordinances and ABBEY Building Use and Rental Policies.
Renter must select from Abbey Arts’ preferred catering list, unless otherwise approved (fees apply).
Abbey Arts strongly encourages Renters & Caterers to use a minimal amount of disposable products due to the environmental impact. One large bag each of garbage, compost, and recycling (three bags total) are allowed, and must be taken out in a quiet manner to the dumpsters after the event. Additional bags need to be taken with Caterer/Renter after the event or there is a $25 charge per additional bag (or $75 for additional dumpster

Cancellation Policy

Deposit: 50% of the CONSIDERATION is due at the time the Facility is booked. The balance of the CONSIDERATION must be paid thirty (30) days prior to the rental date. An additional refundable CLEANING AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT of eight hundred dollars ($800) is required forty (45) days prior to the event, in a separate check.
CANCELLATION BY RENTER: If the RENTER cancels the event at any time prior to thirty (30) days before the event, the initial rental deposit will be forfeited. In the event the RENTER cancels the event less than thirty (30) days prior to the rental date, the RENTER forfeits the entire rental fee.

The Basics
Utilities included
Shared bathrooms
Wireless Internet
Full kitchen
Commercial Kitchen
Sound system
PA system
Music stands
Digital projector
Lighting equipment (Theatrical)
Lighting board
White boards
Tables and chairs
Performance piano
Rehearsal piano
Bar available
Alcohol allowed
Additional Info

Chairs, tables, misc. furniture and decor included. (moving objects from floor to floor require a fee).
Renter handles all decor, set up & clean up (including tables, chairs, sweeping, ect.)
Abbey can provide a bartender for $25/hour $100 minimum.
Additional hours at $100 an hour.
Extra staff for managing, clean-up or tech an additional $25/hr $100 minimum. 

See website for updated details.

Fremont Abbey Arts Center

4272 Fremont Ave. N , Seattle
Availability Calendar (off-site)

The Building

Nonprofit Events Space for auctions, fundraisers, weddings, receptions, and other creative events. Major discounts for nonprofit organizations or local artists.

FREMONT ABBEY is a 100 year old brick building at 43rd & Fremont Avenue North that was reopened in 2008 after undergoing major structural & visual improvements and is now a beautiful & welcoming multi-use venue with a comfortable, warm, vintage style atmosphere. With two large event rooms of differing styles, both re-purposed and restored with many historical & artistic elements, your event can become a uniquely creative and sustainably designed experience.

While no monks actually live here, the building retains a rustic historical “Abbey like” feel while offering modern amenities and aesthetics. As part of our nonprofit mission, we partner mostly with local individuals and other nonprofits to create beautiful, artistic, and eco-friendly experiences for you and your guests. Plus, when you join the Abbey to create an event you help sustain our arts programs for many 1000’s of local youth & adults each year around the city. We look forward to welcoming you to the Abbey!


Not open for Sunday rentals after Noon.  Larger discounts available for nonprofits and artists groups on weekdays.


Free on street parking for concerts and events. Parking lots available with fee upon request   (locations vary).


Staff member present at events.

Listing updated 04/22/20 • Added 02/11/15

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