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Yes. As a courtesy, we will tentatively hold a date for up to two weeks without any payment or paperwork. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the room charge along with the rental application will confirm your reservation.
If you plan to serve alcohol, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Liability Insurance policy in the amount of one million dollars naming the Port as additional insured. Some insurance carriers issue a single one-day rider on the applicant's homeowner/rental insurance policy. Another option is to purchase event insurance online. Here are a few sites to choose from: www.wedsafe.com, www.theeventhelper.com, www.directevent.me. In addition to the insurance requirement, a $500 refundable damage deposit will need to be submitted no later than two weeks before the scheduled event date.
If you choose to self-cater, or opt to use the services of a caterer that is not on the Port of Bellingham’s Pre-qualified Caterer’s list, you need to obtain a Certificate of Liability Insurance policy in the amount of one million dollars naming the Port of Bellingham as an additional insured. Some insurance carriers issue a single-day rider on the applicant’s homeowner/rental insurance policy. Another option is to purchase event insurance through www.wedsafe.com.
The following items are allowed: -Floating candles, or candles in glass containers -Unity candles if they are extinguished at the conclusion of the ceremony -Bubbles (no bubble machines) -Non-helium balloons -Floral arrangements/centerpieces