Come party with your peers! Cheers to a fabulous 2017! Our holiday party is always a member and guest favorite! Kick off your heels and come enjoy an overnight experience at the BEAUTIFUL IslandWood on Bainbridge Island. Nature walks, campfires, exquisite food and accommodations await you as you join us to celebrate the end of the season and reconnect with fellow wedding professionals.
Spouses are encouraged to join! :) Attire for Thursday, dressy- but bring warm jackets/scarves for campfire. Attire for Friday breakfast, ugly sweater. Bring warm clothes for walking tours.
**Please note that due to Christmas and venues availability, this event is being held on THURSDAY, December 14th through Friday, December 15th.
***Everyone must complete this Guest Registration Form which will capture dietary restrictions, mobility concerns, as well as individual liability releases. If not completed prior to the event, you will be required to fill out upon arrival.
IslandWood was founded in 1999 as an environmental learning center created to improve access to meaningful, nature-based learning experiences for our region's children. In the nearly two decades since, we have expanded the ways our work is advancing innovative and inclusive education that fosters greater environmental health, a sustainable future, and social and ecological wellbeing for all.
Our place-based, experiential learning programs offered on our 250-acre campus on Bainbridge Island, in Seattle neighborhoods, and at the King County Brightwater Center serve more than 10,000 students every year. We have deepened our impact by co-developing science curriculum for Seattle Public Schools, providing teacher training in Next Generation Science Standards, offering two innovative Master’s level graduate programs in education, through policy engagement and authentic community partnerships, and with our Nature Passport app.
We are also a resource and gathering space for community-building and education, offering summer day camps; free and low-cost community programs; and conferences and retreat services for nonprofits and corporations.
IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
IslandWood provides all food and beverage during your stay and accommodates most dietary restrictions and allergies. We do not allow outside food and beverage, including alcohol, to be brought into the facility. Please note IslandWood does not have an on-site restaurant and operates as a banquet facility with pre-scheduled group meals and bars.
Thursday, December 14th-
2pm Walking tour of facility (dress outdoor appropriate)
4pm Lodge checkin
5:30pm Cocktail hour in Welcome Center with live music (cocktail/holiday attire preferred)
6:30pm Dinner in Dining Hall
7:30-11pm Dessert Buffet & Dancing in Great Hall
8-10pm Campfire with s'mores at the Friendship Circle
Friday, December 15th-
8:30-9:30am Breakfast in Dining Hall (ugly Christmas sweaters encouraged)
9:30am Guided trail walk with IslandWood staff
Contributing Wedding Professionals
Family Style dinner and Dessert Buffet. Breakfast provided for those staying overnight.
Please note that dietary restrictions must be captured in the Guest Registration Form link above.
Self-parking available on property
- Please RSVP by the Friday before the meeting to take advantage of discounted pricing
- All RSVP's after Friday (and walk-ups) will be assessed a late fee.
Rebecca Grant, Seattle Chapter Director
- Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable. Ticket may not be used for any future events.
- An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not. You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
- If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your guest to verify.