The Roeder Home features quarter-sawn oak trim, pastoral murals, and period fixtures and furnishings. Elegant historic surroundings and lush gardens make the Roeder Home a perfect venue for weddings, receptions and meetings. Capacity is 125 people standing; seating space for 50 people in the living room. Learn more about the Roeder Home.
Features (Main Floor)
Add-On Kitchen Package
Add-On Outdoor Package
Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $250
Staffing Fee: $20 per hour (2 hours required)
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13
Optional Add-On Fees
Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
Kitchen Package: $50
Outdoor Package: $65
2600 Sunset Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 255 (Sunset Drive)
Go west on Sunset Drive for .5 miles
Follow the forced right turn onto Illinois Street
Turn left onto Cornwall Ave.
Turn right onto Broadway
The Roeder Home is located at the junction of Broadway and Sunset
There are 3 parking spots at the back of the Roeder Home. Most guests should plan on using street parking in front of the house and in the surrounding residential neighborhood.
Decorations may not be attached to the walls or wood work and should not make holes or cause damage to any surface. Smoke machines, fog machines, hazers, and candles are not allowed. Rice, birdseed, and confetti of any kid are prohibited. All decorations must be removed and cleaned up completely prior to leaving the site.
Pet must be leashed (maximum 8 feet) at all times, including in campgrounds and reserved picnic areas. Whatcom County Parks has one designated and marked off-leash area at Hovander Homestead Park.
Pets are prohibited in the following parks and locations:
Click here for all regulations on pets.
If you have reserved a picnic area or shelter, you can bring your own grill but you are responsible for the safe operation of your grill. Grills are prohibited on decks, walkways, or within 25 feet of any structure.
Bounce Houses and inflatables are only allowed at Hovander Park, with reservation of a picnic area AND with prior approval, insurance, and fees. The following rules for inflatables apply:
Noise from sound systems, speakers, bands, microphones or any other amplified sound must be at a volume such that it cannot be heard outside the area you have reserved.
Food Trucks for private functions are only allowed only at Hovander Homestead Park with the following requirements:
Customers are required to leave the facility in the same condition as when they arrived. Cleaning supplies are provided for indoor facilities. Garbage and recycling must be removed from the premises (must be taken from the park) unless the customer has paid the optional waste disposal fee.
The Alcohol Use Fee charged by Whatcom County Parks is not a liquor license. To find out if you need a State of Washington Banquet Permit please check here. It is your responsibility to research and follow all laws pertaining to alcohol use at your event.
The billing address of the reservation holder must be in Whatcom County in order to receive in-county rates. If the credit card address is outside Whatcom County, but the customer is a County resident, they can:
You would need to apply for a Special Event Permit. Special Event Permits are required for any of the following situations: