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Built in 1931 as Bothell Junior High, the art-deco style Anderson School and its surrounding buildings has been transformed. Located 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, McMenamins renovated the property to include: 72 guestrooms – all with private baths, televisions and free Wi-Fi; restaurants, small bars, a brewery, a movie theater, a swimming pool and event spaces. The 5 private event spaces will accommodate groups of 10 to 600 guests, complete with onsite catering and handcrafted McMenamins beverages.

We offer onsite catering and provide waitstaff, bartenders, indoor tables, chairs and linens. With the complimentary event space, set up and service staff once the food and beverage minimum for the space is met, planning couldn’t be simpler or easier on your budget. 

Please inquire at 425.398.0127 or via email at salesanderson@mcmenamins.com.  We look forward to meeting you!

Mai Lan
10/31/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Food was amazing! Setup was just as we requested, servers were very attentive. The planner assigned to us was superb and extremely helpful!
Jenny & Keith
7/15/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We stayed in a 'King Plus' room for two nights during our honeymoon & it was seriously the coziest hotel room you could ask for. Take advantage of the saltwater swimming pool! Everything was so clean & thoughtfully decorated & the staff was very friendly & welcoming.
Sarah
7/1/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everyone was so helpful and great at McMenamins! Laura Lilley made planning and getting ready for our wedding so easy. She was so responsive, kind, and made meetings stress-free. I highly recommend having your wedding at this venue! It's beautiful, fun, and they handled everything while making it look easy!
Brandi
10/22/16
Categories: Catering, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Plan EARLY and have Laura Lilley help plan your event!!
User7023819

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We hired Mcmenamins Anderson School as the venue for a wedding rehearsal dinner and for a day after wedding brunch. We selected them because of recommendations from local residents and we conducted all our negotiation and planning via phone. Everything was handled very professionally, and all arrangements were delivered exactly as contracted. The food was outstanding and the staff was terrific. The venues for both events were comfortable for our size group. The one disappointment is that the room for the rehearsal dinner turned out to be bit darker than we inferred from the pictures. However, use of the room came with an attached balcony which proved to be perfect for our guests. I would sincerely recommend McMenamins and I would use them again for this type of event.
Joshua
11/15/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
About six months before the Anderson school was scheduled to open, my fiancée and I decided it would be worth the trip to Edgefield to check it out. At this point, we had toured over a dozen venues, and all of them had at least a few things that we didn’t exactly love; some were either too expensive for what they gave you, the event space was either too small or too big, or parking was a nightmare, or a host of other issues. We emailed the contact for events at McMenamins, and we happened to get the Director of Sales. We told her we were considering the Anderson School for our wedding, and were going to head to Edgefield for a night to check it out and see what all the hype was about. The Director of Sales, Susan, set us up with a complementary wine tasting of ALL their wines; there must have been fifteen of them – and put us in touch with the staff there to get a tour of their venue spaces. The attention to detail and the insistence on keeping true to a buildings’ character and history was truly inspiring. This sealed the deal for us; we were hooked and on board. After our visit, we probably exchanged over two hundred emails with Susan, asking various details about what the venue layout will look like, catering menus, etc. Keep in mind, we booked the venue with NO IDEA of what it would actually look like; we were putting a lot of faith in McMenamins because of what we saw and experienced at Edgefield. Anderson School was scheduled to open on October 15th, 2015; and our wwedding date was 11/15/15, cutting it close? You know it! We didn’t actually see the venue space until October 13th, 2015; and we were blown away! The space was amazing, and more than we expected. The rates, the food, the space, and the people at McMenamins created a truly memorable day for us, and we highly recommend considering them for your wedding or event, you will be more than happy!
User6083362

Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding reception at McMenamins Anderson School. The venue was excellent. Haynes' Hall already had its own style and character, which worked for our personal tastes. There's no dance floor but we were able to get one for the event. The director of sales was very responsive, down to earth and always willing to accommodate us. E-mail communication was excellent. All the planning was wonderful! The staff were excellent. Our coordinator raved about the catering staff and their responsiveness. We liked that there was no additional fee for the venue if the food and beverage minimums were reached, which was easily obtained. However, this also meant that we had to work with the onsite catering. Nonetheless our guests enjoyed the menu. They were also impressed with the beverages on tap. The hotel rooms were very nice but pricey. That is a given for the amenities you get: lots of beer and entertainment everywhere, even including a large pool. Our only gripe was that parking was difficult and stressful. Our wedding reception was held simultaneously with another event at McMenamins as well as a football game in the nearby stadium. This caused a lot of traffic and all the parking spots were taken. They should reserve some parking spots for wedding guests. We were one of the first couples to have a wedding reception at McMenamins Anderson School shortly after their grand opening, so we thought overall they did a great job given that. We can only imagine them improving after learning some lessons from our event and other events. McMenamins Anderson School has everything for a wedding reception. Just watch your budget, an advice for every couple.
Emiy
7/29/17
Categories: Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Absolutely phenomenal!! We can't say enough good things about McMenamins Anderson School. The event coordinator, event staff, and hotel staff were all wonderful. The venue was a fantastic setting for our July wedding. The restaurants, bars, and pool are top notch. Beautiful grounds. Thank you for working so hard to make our day special. Highly recommend
Erin
10/7/17
Categories: Venues
4.4
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at McMenamins Anderson School, Haynes Hall. Its unique character, the beautiful courtyard, the complete package (food, drink, room for both events), and hospitality for guests wanting another bar to visit, or wanting to stay are huge strengths! Although we worried a bit about having no tasting meal, we and our guests were impressed with the food, and the sales coordinator was swiftly responsive all throughout. We did struggle with a couple of things: - Parking is definitely difficult, especially with a game next door. If at all possible, it would be good to check the schedule for games before planning a large event, and also consider any guests with limited mobility. - We opted for a plated dinner, which comes with coffee and tea, and we asked if wine could be offered to guests during dinner service (rather than having them all go to the bar). Unfortunately, tea and coffee was not offered, nor was wine at the table. - We brought in wedding cake, and ordered enough based on the bakery recommendation (2" square per guest, based on having a double-tall cake, and a plated meal--we actually well in excess of what we needed). Unfortunately, the day of, we were told that was an insufficient amount of cake, causing a guest to run out to QFC for a cake. Later, we realized that McMenamins had cut the cake quite large, which likely drove the need for this. Most unfortunately, the day-of person and the catering manager had left by the time cake was being served, so there was no way to adjust the serving, and perhaps offer our guests the nicer wedding cake we had ordered instead of the QFC cake. - We misunderstood how much autonomy we had on table layout, and the week of the wedding needed to change how guests were seated. We enjoyed our wedding, got many compliments from guests. Overall, we are happy, but recommend some caution if you're for a seated, plated meal, and guests assigned to tables.
Hannah
8/26/17
Categories: Venues
3.9
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Julia McCoy was our event coordinator and she was amazing! She's such a sweetheart and got everything done.
User6665935

Categories: Venues
3.6
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 3.0
Our reception is 7/30/16 so this review is based on the experience we have had so far. When I first contacted Anderson school to book I was quoted one price, and then when they found out that it was a wedding reception the price doubled. I went to the open house before they opened and was told my first choice of date was open but I had to call the next day. After calling and putting a deposit for that day, we were called back an hour later and told that the date is not available. We chose another date and the same thing happened. We finally settled on the 3rd choice. There was lots of communication issues paying the deposit, and getting responses to our emails. Since then we met in person with the event planner and things seem to be a little better. I chalk it up to growing pains. I will update my review once the event happens.
McMenamins Anderson School responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your review! The reason the minimums are different for weddings is we only hold one wedding or reception per event space per day, therefore it is blocked for one guest all day and evening. We've found this allows us to give the best service to our guests and to insure they don't feel rushed with decorating, getting hair and make up done, etc. on such a special day. I sincerely apologize for the confusion on booking your date. It was a hectic time with just opening, but that is certainly no excuse! Thank you for your patience with getting the final date booked. We look forward to your event. Cheers!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
700
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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