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The Tacoma Area's Premier Wedding and Event Venue!

We do it all; weddings, reunions, receptions, association gatherings, meetings, award ceremonies and even sporting events. If you can dream it, we can do it. Our 10,709+ square foot ballroom can be divided into three smaller spaces. We have an atrium with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier. This modern and versatile building can accommodate both intimate gatherings and large groups, up to 1,200 people. 

The facility’s warm and contemporary atmosphere comes equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment, a four-screen projection system, Wi-Fi and enough parking for attendees, all of which are included in your rental.

The McGavick Conference Center is the most convenient, customizable and cost-effective option for your next small gathering or large group. With combined experience of 15 years, our event services team is here to assist you with pre-event consulting, on-site walk through meetings & vendor coordination. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to

The Venue 

Outside the McGavick Center


  • 500+ free parking spaces
  • Event setup
  • Tables and chairs
  • Pre-event counseling + Support  
  • Catering kitchen*
  • Air conditioned facilities 
  • Wi-Fi

*We offer full kitchen rental and catering kitchen rentals in conjunction with the ballroom. Our kitchen spaces are available for rental Monday – Thursday after 4pm and Friday – Sunday all day with an approved caterer.

Highlighted Features

  • Growing list of caterers
  • 10,709+ sq. feet of possibilities
  • Competitive pricing 
  • Stage and stage skirting
  • Podium
  • Handheld or lapel microphones
  • Basic access to A/V*
  • Laptop 

* We provide basic access to equipment. We do not provide additional on-site Audio Visual or Technology staffing. We strongly encourage those who need contracted A/V and Technology support to do so separately. We are not responsible or equipment incompatibility, malfunction or misuse.


The McGavick Conference Center on a map

The McGavick Conference Center is located on the campus at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. On campus, the conference center can be found in Building 23 at the center of campus. Parking is available on the front (north) or back (south) of the conference center.

Our address is:

McGavick Conference Center
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Building 23
Lakewood, WA 98499

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