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Venues in Tacoma, WA,
(253) 272-2336

About Us

Marymount Event Center is a wonderful historic wedding venue located in Tacoma, Washington. This venue houses the impressive LeMay classic car and Americana memorabilia collection, making it an ideal location for classic car enthusiasts who wish to incorporate this theme into their big day, or for those who want to bring a touch of a classic bygone era to their day. Marymount Event Center offers a range of spaces to accommodate all types of wedding events to create a day to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

This beautifully maintained building offers five event spaces situated on 80 acres of land. Marymount Event Center can provide for all sizes of wedding celebrations with their Gymnasium space capable of hosting up to 500 guests. Parties will feel transported to a simpler time in this space, surrounded by mint-condition classic cars and memorabilia. String lights and classic car signs adorn the walls giving a feeling of the past in the present. Smaller parties can choose to host their celebration in the Orphan Room, which hosts a collection of Americana memorabilia to add a classic twist to your day. For ceremonies, this venue provides the classically styled chapel. For those that prefer an outdoor wedding event, the Marymount Event Center features a variety of stunning lawns and landscapes ideal for hosting your celebration. Couples can choose from the East Lawn, Center Lawn or Sculpture Garden for their ceremony or reception, with these locations providing ideal settings for stunning wedding photography.

Services Offered

Marymount Event Center offers a range of wedding packages to suit your needs with all packages including three planning sessions, a one-hour rehearsal, tables and chairs, decor items, and day-of coordinator. This venue is happy to work with outside vendors to create the day of your dreams at their historic location. This property also provides the additional service of vintage car rental service for wedding photography purposes, giving you the opportunity to center your photo shoot around the sites classic car collection.

History

Originally a farmhouse situated on a 100-acre farm, Marymount Event Center was purchased in 1919 by the Sisters of St. Dominic and transformed into Marymount Military Academy in 1923. Upon its opening, only 30 boys attended the academy, with this number reaching 120 as the years progressed. The school thrived until 1975 when the upkeep became too much for the sisters. The property was sold to Harold LeMay in the 1980s, who promised to preserve the property and maintain it under his ownership. Harold used the space to house his growing collection of classic cars and Americana memorabilia. Today, Marymount Event Center operates as a not-for-profit organization, hosting events and tours to preserve and maintain the memorabilia within the property as a gift for generations to come.


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  • We adored Marymount for our wedding. The chapel is beautiful and the staff is more accommodating than I could have asked. I highly recommend Marymount to anyone looking for a wedding venue.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    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?

    $ 7,000.00

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

    $ 7,000.00

    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?

    $ 1,250.00

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

    $ 1,250.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Parking, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    5

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building, Museum, Park

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access



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