Brelsford WSU Visitor Center Facility Rental

Facility Rental

The Brelsford WSU Visitor Center is available for private events! The 2,000-square-foot event space is perfect for holiday parties, business gatherings, special celebrations, and more! The on-site catering kitchen makes it easy for the caterer of your choice to help us make your event one to remember.

Facility Rental Policies and Fees

Available renting times:

  • 5 pm – 11 pm, Monday – Friday
  • 8 am – 11 pm, Saturday – Sunday

Building Use Fee

  • $425 for 6 hours
  • $50 for each additional hour

Reservation Fee

  • $50 non-refundable reservation fee due within 10 days of signing the facility use agreement. This fee will be applied toward the final rental cost after the completion of your event.

Rental Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2024

Due to the increased costs of staffing and equipment, the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center will implement a $75 increase to the base rental rate of $425 on July 1, 2024, raising the total rate to $500 for 6 hours.

The following equipment and features are available at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center and are included in the facility use fee. Depending on event size, additional tables and chairs may be needed.

10 Bistro Tables
3 Lobby Chairs
2 Mobile Bar Carts
3 Easels
1 6′ Registration Table
6 Ottomans
Catering Kitchen
On-site Parking
1 8′ Banquet Table
4 Lobby Tables
Customizable Display Screen
Outdoor Patio and Lawn Area

Additional rental items are available through the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center for an additional fee. Guests may also bring in their own equipment, as approved by the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.

A Brelsford WSU Visitor Center staff member must be present during all events, and during event setup and cleanup.

Catering and Beverages

  • The catering kitchen has a sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and prep table.
  • All public events must be catered by state-licensed, approved caterers. The caterer is responsible for all setup, food serving and cleanup in the catering kitchen and all food service areas.
  • To cater at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, a caterer must have a Catering/Mobile Permit from the Whitman County Department of Public Health. The current list of approved caterers in Whitman County is available online.
  • By law, a Washington State Banquet Permit is required for the service and consumption of liquor at private, invitation-only banquets or gatherings held in a public place or business. Examples include weddings, company banquets, retirement parties, and club, organization or church events. All State of Washington drinking-age laws must be strictly followed and enforced.
  • Some events may require a special occasion license. A special occasion license allows a bona fide nonprofit organization to sell liquor at a specific time, date and place. Examples of events include fundraising dinners, gala events, auctions, and wine tastings.