The ESB (Environmental Services Building) is a wedding venue located in University Place, Washington that creates a unique and wonderful setting for milestone occasions. The area is constantly improving, having been transformed from a mineral extraction property to a place that is now great for recreational activities. Residing right next to Chambers Bay Golf Course and offering spectacular views of Puget Sound, this venue is perfect for a modern wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
The ESB includes a large event space that comes with a full commercial catering kitchen, a grand lobby and a foyer for pre-celebrations, accommodating up to 175 guests. There is also a private room for hosting an exclusive rehearsal dinner with close family and friends before your big day. The outdoor courtyard features a covered patio and lawn that comes with breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, creating a surreal setting for an outdoor ceremony.
You can rent The ESB for a one day event or a weekend long affair, allowing you to take full advantage of the amenities that are offered. If you decide to rent this gorgeous facility, you will be provided with the following rentals and services:
This venue is located in Chambers Creek Regional Park in Pierce County, which is comprised of 930 acres of surrounding land that started to take shape hundreds of years ago. Industrial development of the region began in the 1850s with lumber mills and small-scale timber activities. Pierce County first began operations on the property in the 1950s with development of small shops and gravel mine in the place where this venue exists today. The area has fully transformed and is now inhabited by public offices, government operations, recreational areas and championship golf courses.
66 Reviews for Environmental Services Building
Recommended by 97% of couples
20 User photos
Christie Jacox · Married on 06/08/2019
Spectacular venue inside and out!
On top of a spectacular view and backdrop for the ceremony, the building itself is beautiful. There are moments inside as well as outside that provide great pictures either in a cozy nook or against an industrial concrete wall with light casting down from the skylights above. ESB has a private room for getting ready in: equipped with table, chairs, and a large mirror. ESB provides ceremony chairs that are set up to your layout, that do not require you to put away when your are done. The restrooms in the lobby are very nice. All in all, I highly recommend this venue for the exterior and interior views as well as the amenities that are provided.Sent on 06/28/2019
Environmental Services Building's reply:Thank you so much Christie for you wonderful review. We are so happy to hear about your great experience here at the Environmental Services Building.
Carolyn · Married on 08/18/2018
Letti, NeSha and the day-of crew were phenomenal each step of the way. We are SO grateful to you all and have given the ESB very strong recommendations to our friends!! Thank you for the beautiful event spaces, water view and service that made our wedding even more special than we expected!!Sent on 09/12/2018
Megan · Married on 07/22/2018
This was the absolute best place for our wedding. The staff was so helpful and accommodating! On a beautiful summer day, it was lovely to have tables outside and inside, for our guests to comfortably socialize and be able to enjoy the incredible view. It was the most perfect day, and this venue and staff helped to make it so!Sent on 09/11/2018
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This place is nothing short of amazing! Excellent staff, amazing location, and I am continued to be blown away every time I photograph there. I recommend the Environment Service Building to ALL of my clients 5 STARS!
My name is Tammy Lewis and I own Delineations Photography in Tacoma, WA. I shot a wedding here at the Environmental Services Building last August and I have a few pictures on my Wedding Wire account from that wedding. This is a beautiful and outstanding venue. The views of Chamber's Bay are second-to-none, and if your couple is still around at sunset, they can expect some epic wedding photos at that time. This venue is perfect if you are having a very large wedding because it can accomodate lots of guests. The reception area is very large and I loved how it opened up to the outside so the guests could go from the lawn overlooking Chamber's Bay straight into the reception area. There are also quite a few places where you can do other types of shots, such as the bridge next to the builing that has a little woodland area around it. So all of your shots don't have to have the bay in the background. You will be able to get a variety of images for your clients. I hope to shoot a wedding here again in the future!!
I had the greatest experience photographing a wedding at the ESB! The indoor and outdoor lighting was superb for photography and the property views are breathtaking. The staff were all attentive and sincere; looking forward to capturing more weddings at this wonderful venue! -Shelby, Owner and Photographer at Shelby Schmidt Imagery http://shelbyschmidtimagery.com/