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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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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!
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!!
Emily · Married on 07/21/2018
I cannot stress enough how wonderful it was to rent the ESB from 9 AM to midnight on my wedding day. Being able to get there early set up decorations and actually have time to eat lunch and get ready and take pictures before the ceremony was amazing, and so easy. The staff that is there to help you through the day, by setting up chairs and making sure everything is going well. They were very professional and very sweet people. I had the most perfect wedding I could ever possibly imagine, and it was in part to being able to have the ceremony outside while having the reception inside and outside. The flow of the space is perfect. Oh by the way it is so cost efficient! Literally the best deal you will ever find with such an amazing view. I cannot stress enough how beautiful it is!
Environmental Services Building Price Rates
The ESB is hosting an Bridal Showcase/Open House on Sunday, March 3rd from 10am-2pm for brides and grooms to-be, providing an opportunity to preview our venue and connect with local vendors.
Guests 21 and over will be greeted at the door with complimentary mimosas provided by KemperSports/Chambers Bay Grill.
In addition, the event will feature entertainment by Music De-Lite DJ/MC Service, food samplings from preferred caterers like X-Group Catering (Asado, Engine House No.9) and Jonz Catering, giveaways and more! This event is FREE and open to the public, so if you’re planning a wedding, getting engaged or know someone who is, we invite you to join us! Mimosa Bar with ID.
Admission is free
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/