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The Grotto is our historic speakeasy bar in Belltown, Seattle. The space comes equipped with your own private bartender for the evening, alongside a fully stocked bar of spirits, wine, and beer. Full sound system is available for use in the space, alongside a microphone, projector, and screen. There is also a small stage in the venue - great for karaoke, presentations, and speeches! Stage extension also available for full bands or larger performances. Floor plan is completely customizable, with tables and chairs included in the rental. For fully seated dinners, capacity is 45; cocktail style with mixed seating can host up to 85 guests. We have full in-house catering services, ranging from small bites to full buffet style dinners! We are able to accommodate any and all dietary restrictions. 21+ Pricing: Food & Beverage Minimum: $800 Room Fee: $150 Linen Fee: $30 Minimums can be met via catering or night of bar/menu sales. The best part about our minimums is that all individual tabs can count towards that amount! * Tax and 20% service charge applied to all tabs
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 90 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 90 days and 14 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 14 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Rahshel B. booked a video shoot for 8 people
I did a video shoot with a few people here. The space is awesome and the host, Madeline, was very nice and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this space to others.
Tamara A. booked a birthday party for 30 people
Setting up the space was very easy and the host was very responsive. I really liked having Peerspace to view lots of options and was excited that this space was listed. It wasn't the original one at this location I asked for, but the smaller room worked for the date I needed so I reserved it. I have been to so many events in the other rooms over the last 20+ years, and have had many people book parties or shows here, so I had a lot of people to ask for references on their experiences here and felt confident reserving it. It turned out it was not great for me, but my guests had a great time. (My tallest friend couldn't stand up in the room because the ceilings are so low however.) If you rent through this site you will be required to pay the fees for the room upfront, which is standard, and you have to pay for the minimum for the bar, gratuity, and other fees upfront too, which was not expected. None of my other friends had to do this, and I understood from the site that they would hold those funds, the minimum, until the bar tab was met. Not the case. And although the server and manager were nice to my guests and karaoke DJ, when I was very upset about it, they were almost rude about it and told me that they don't even get paid until days after the event. That's not something I care about and is not something that is an excuse that I need to know about it. I also had to make sure that they didn't go over the "credit" I had so I wasn't charged even more. Its still upsetting
Kristina S. booked a 40th birthday party for 70 people
I booked the Grotto for my 40th birthday party. Madeline was a breeze to work with and the space was great; Far better than I even anticipated! The appetizers were on par with what I expected and the drinks were delicious. A HUGE thank you for the special fig cocktail - it was even better than my own recipe! This team is great, and I will definitely keep the Grotto in mind the next time I do a shindig.
Ashley P. booked a birthday party for 50 people
My boyfriend said it was not only the best birthday party he's every had, it was the best party he'd been to! The bartender Erica was super nice and helpful, the Taco bar catering was super tasty, everybody said it was delicious, and it was all around very easy to book and plan. These guys did a great job, and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Benjamin B. booked a production for 50 people
The location and event space were great. The bartender was super friendly and very accommodating to my guest's drink requests. Highly recommend!
Jenessa N. booked a production for 40 people
Wow amazing space and even better hosts! Provided everything we needed and more! Would definitely rebook and recommend to others!