Seattle’s Eastside Venue Feature: A Tour inside the Stunning Bellevue Arts Museum

Seattle’s Eastside Venue Feature: A Tour inside the Stunning Bellevue Arts Museum

We are excited to take you inside one of our favorite Eastside venues,  Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM).


Located in downtown Bellevue, BAM was originally founded in 1947 and was moved and transformed several times before permanently settling into its current location in 2001. The museum’s building was designed by renowned architect, Steven Holl. A Washington native himself, Holl designed BAM using materials that would highlight the Pacific Northwest’s outdoor beauty, including glass, terraces and skylights.

Within the museum there are three distinct event spaces that are perfect for a wide range of events, from a cocktail hour on the Court of Light, to a board meeting in BAM’s Auditorium, to an elegant dinner in the Forum.



The Forum, located on the museum’s first floor, is at the very center of the building and has a two story high ceiling, making it a dramatic and elegant space perfect for a wedding reception or seated dinner. Amazing pieces of art and design add character to The Forum’s walls.



The second event space at the museum is The Court of Light, a large veranda located off of the third floor. The Court of Light is home to amazing large scale art pieces created by artists from all around the world, making it the perfect backdrop for a cocktail hour or sunset event.



BAM’s Auditorium space is a warm gathering spot for small-scale events. Its wood appearance and full audio/visual features make it perfect for meetings, presentations and intimate gatherings.

Thank you BAM for letting us take a look inside your beautiful location! A complete list of our off-site venues can be found here. Take a look at Herban Feast’s own venues on the blog here, here and here. Connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!


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