Facilities and Rentals

Southeast Seattle Senior Center offers facility rentals suitable for a variety of special occasions including wedding receptions, parties, reunions, seminars, meetings and banquets. In addition to offering beautiful rental facilities, we are also a non-profit organization serving the needs of our community. Because we are a non profit organization, our renters feel good knowing that all proceeds support a thriving, vibrant community center. Our rental space generally includes tables and chairs, and accommodations may be made for TVs, computers, and other conveniences. Additional fees for commercial kitchen usage, garbage disposal, and Event Attendant will apply.

For rates and availability, please email Alex or call (206) 722-0317.

Social Hall

This spacious room accommodates up to 120 and is ideal for larger events.  60” Round tables seating six or eight per table, a piano, and a solarium sitting area augment the warm atmosphere.  Rental Rates are $60/hour for SESSC Members, $120/hour for non-members.  Please provide your own linens.  We are happy to recommend approved caterers for your event!  For additional information please email Alex or call (206) 722-0317.

Social Hall 2 Social Hall 1


Kitchen Kitchen Appliances

Multipurpose Room

Our newly remodeled Multipurpose Room is ideal for small meetings or conferences for up to 30 people as well as intimate social events.

Multi-Purpose Room







Rental Agreement Information for Renters

Social Hall Rental Information
Members Non-Members
Social Hall Rental Rate Hourly $60/hr. $120/hr.
Rental Charge after Last Hour* $60/hr. $120/hr.
Rental Charge after 11:00pm* $200/hr. $200/hr.
Garbage Fee $75 $75
Initial Hall Monitor Fee $20 $20
Hall Monitor $20/hr. $20/hr.
Security Deposit $300 $500
Liquor Deposit $300 $500
Maximum Social Hall Capacity: 160 persons
Rental Hours
Monday – Friday 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Securing Your Date and Rental Time – Half of the rental amount due for your event is needed to secure the date for your rental.  Until then, your rental date is tentative.  Payment in full for your rental must be received within ten weeks from your event date to use our facility.  Access to use the social hall of meeting room(s) will not be granted until payment for the rental is received in full.

Rental Time Defined – Rental time is defined as the time for the entire rental.  This means that the entire rental time includes both set up and clean up times.  For example, if you hold your event for 4-6pm, your group will not be able to come in at 3:00pm to setup.  Also, you must restore the hall to the condition it was given to you by 6:00pm.  Your event cannot end at 6pm and then proceed to clean up the hall.  Additional rental time will be charged to the lessee (the renter, as defined in the SESSC rental agreement) if the event exceeds the time listed on the agreement.  For rentals ending at 11:00pm, the Lessee must finish and leave the premises by 11:00pm.  The Lessee will be charged $200.00 for going passed 11:00pm and charged $200.00 for every hour after 11:00pm.

Kitchen Use –The Lessee must meet with the SESSC Event Planner to use the kitchen.

Alcohol A liquor deposit of $300.00 or $500.00 must be paid in addition to the security deposit.  All parties must comply with WA State law to obtain the appropriate liquor license and post it on a wall in the social hall.  In addition, the only permitted alcoholic beverages are beer and wine.  Hard liquor and cultural alcoholic beverages are not permitted. This is not negotiable.  Failure to comply with this policy shall result in the termination of the event without refund.

Use of Social Hall Walls:  Only painter’s tape may be used to hang items on the wall.  Other items such as tacks, masking tape and nails and may NOT be used.  We might have a gallery displayed on our walls.  Items displayed on the wall may not be removed or taken down by renters or SESSC personnel prior to or during the renter’s event.

Payment for Renting the Social Hall – The entire amount owed for the rental must be paid in full at least ten weeks before the event.

Garbage Fee – The Garbage fee is $75.00.

Restoring the SESSC Social Hall and Kitchen – The SESSC social hall must be restored to the condition given to the lessee.  Therefore, the renters should bring the necessary cleaning and degreasing agents, towels, sponges and other cleaning aids for cleanup.  The SESSC has a mop and bucket to assist the renters in cleaning the hall floor.

Hall Rental Monitor – This is the person who will open the building to let your group in and close the building when your event has ended.  This person is not responsible for security.

Security Deposit – Is a necessary fee to cover potential damage costs which might occur during a rental.  The deposit will be refunded to the renter up to 100%, less damages or additional rental time incurred.  The SESSC bookkeeper will issue to the renter a check for the remaining balance within two weeks of the rental date.

Liquor Deposit – Is a necessary fee paid to cover potential damage costs which might occur during a rental.  The deposit will be refunded to the renter up to 100% or an amount less damages or additional rental time incurred.  The SESSC bookkeeper will issue to the renter a check for the remaining balance within two weeks of the rental date.

Use of the Social Hall – The SESSC Hall Rental Agreement allows the lessee to use the hall and the first floor bathrooms for his or her event. The lessee may also use the chairs and tables in the hall.  The event must be confined to the social exclusively.  The SESSC lobby, and all other rooms of the first and second floors are not to be used or occupied during your event.  Failure to comply may result in the immediate termination of the event.

* The Rental charge is incurred immediately at the lessee’s rental time expires.  It is not prorated.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Fridays, November 9 and 16, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $15.00 AARP Members, $20.00 Non-AARP Members
Location: SESSC Wellness Room  Facilitator: Marge Lutton
Now is the time to refresh and enhance your driving skills.  This is a great course to get you “up to speed.”  Completion of the course may make you eligible for a discount on your auto insurance. Each session is a complete course. Sign up at the Front Desk.


Rainbow Bingo – Mistletoe Madness

Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, SESSC Social Hall
Cost: $20.00 Until 11/22/18,  $25.00 After 11/22/18,  Per Person

Purchase your tickets for the next Rainbow Bingo event in December Here

Important Note:  Outside food and beverages are not permitted at the SESSC during this event.  Contact Lynda Greene or Kate Harkins at 206-722-0317 for more information.



Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Tuesdays October 2nd thru  November 6th, 10:30am – 12:00pm, SESSC Wellness Room
Cost: Complimentary
Get the support you need. Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, and discover better nutrition and exercise choices. Understand treatment choices, while learning better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. If you have a condition such as: diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, or depression, the Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop can help you take charge of your life. Space is limited. Register at Front Desk or call (206) 722-0317.