We believe in slowing down and celebrating the important moments and markers of life. The pace of our day to day living can be hectic, but special occasions are a gift and opportunity to connect with the people we care about in deep and meaningful ways. Whether you’re planning a reunion of friends or family, celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, or marking a special anniversary or birthday, IslandWood is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful, thoughtful celebration. With 250 acres of stunning natural surroundings, lodging for guests, exceptional service, and artfully-crafted cuisine, we’ll help you create a unique and memorable experience. And you can feel good knowing that by hosting your special occasion at IslandWood, you’re supporting exceptional environmental education.
From family reunions to birthday parties and everything in between, these are just a few of the special occasions we love to host at IslandWood. Make lasting memories with your loved ones as you gather in our Welcome Center, Garden, Art Studio, treehouses, and more beautiful spaces; explore miles of wooded trails; choose from optional educator-led programming to inspire and entertain; and enjoy delicious meals from our kitchen.
Every bite matters. This simple yet highly intentional philosophy guides Chef Jim White’s approach to dining at IslandWood. We create menus that showcase local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients, including some items fresh from our garden. Our kitchen team specializes in meeting a wide range of dietary needs and preferences with inspiration and creativity.
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Having your celebration at IslandWood means keeping all your guests together, in one place, for your event. Our four sleeping lodges combine the comfort of modern accommodations with the natural rustic beauty of the Northwest. The lodges have a total of 53 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, and can sleep up to 200 guests. Every lodge has a spacious great room with a fireplace and seating for gathering, game-playing, reading, and relaxing. All beds on our property are made up with organic cotton bedding for a dreamy nights sleep!
Hiking, trail running, garden tours, canopy tower climbing, scavenger hunts, art activities, and yoga are all available right on our property. And kayaking, sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, beach wandering, mountain biking, and miles and miles of more hiking are available within minutes of our property. Check out a full menu of facilitator-led activities here.
Inclusion and equity are pillars of our organization and we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space where everyone is honored, valued, and respected. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status.
By choosing to have your special occasion at IslandWood, you’re not only selecting an amazing venue, you’re changing the world for good! The events we host help generate the critical resources necessary to ensure that all students and schools, regardless of their capacity to pay, can participate in our environmental education programs. By having your event here, you’re creating a positive impact that will be felt far beyond your celebration.
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Complete our Request Information Form to tell us more about what you’re looking for. We can set up a day at your convenience to tour our property, but in the meantime, here’s a virtual tour to get you started!
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IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300
IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor