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Environmental Services Building

University Place, Washington View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
66 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Flatware and glassware
  • Cups and plates
  • Audio and visual equipment
  • Round and rectangular tables
  • Indoor chairs
  • Outdoor white resin chairs
  • Setup and cleanup

History

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Government Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
December
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66 Reviews

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    Christie J. Married on 06/08/2019
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    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.

    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.

    Thank you again, and congratulations!
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    Carolyn Married on 08/18/2018
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    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!!
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    Megan Married on 07/22/2018
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    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!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Matthew Ellis Photography Matthew Ellis Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Tamara Lewis Photography Tamara Lewis Photography Wedding Photographers

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!!

Something Minted Photography Something Minted Photography Wedding Photographers

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/

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