Eco-Friendly Venues for Greener Meetings

Being aware of our impact on the environment isn’t just trendy – it can make a huge difference to your attendees as well! When we plan events with the environment in mind, we’re making sure that not only are we planning the best possible event, we’re also ensuring the longevity of our shared world. We wanted to shine a spotlight (powered by green energy and LEDs, of course!) on our local venues that make an extra effort to ensure that your event affects the hearts and minds of your attendees while affecting the health of our planet as little as possible.

Museum of Flight

The Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at the Museum of Flight set up for a banquet event

The Charles Simonyi Space Gallery is more than just a beautiful space (pun not intended), it’s LEED Gold Certified! Wow your guests by hosting an event under a full-size model of the Space Shuttle used to train astronauts for their missions, and while you’re impressing them with out-of-this-world sights, you can feel great about your impact back here on Earth by knowing that you’ve chosen a facility that keeps our planet’s health in mind.

Cedarbrook Lodge

Cedarbrook Lodge

Not only is the Cedarbrook Lodge deeply entwined with the lush landscape around it, they also take that interconnection through to the rest of their practices. Their restaurant and catering serve local, organic food with 100% compostable take-out boxes and utensils, and they compost their own kitchen waste. Their Green NATÜRA bath products are eco-friendly, they use only environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, and their housekeeping staff uniforms are made from recycled plastic! They’re also currently pursuing LEED certification.

Energy efficiency

  • Energy conservation program
  • Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-saving thermostats

Sustainable sourcing

  • Locally sourced food and beverages
  • Responsibly sourced seafood
  • Vegetarian meals

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Composts excess food
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of lightbulbs

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport

Doubletree by Hilton Airport Meeting Space

Host an event in this fantastic venue with bright, beautiful, energy-efficient lighting and feel good about the dining options knowing that they are made with sustainably sourced ingredients! The faucets, toilets, and showers throughout the property are water-efficient to reduce wasted water. This property also boasts Green Seal, Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certification for sustainable and green practices! As with all the other Hilton properties on this list, they participate in a soap and toiletry donation program to keep partially-used items out of landfills.

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets, toilets, and showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Responsible purchasing policy
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient lighting

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Composts excess food
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs
  • Compostable food containers and cutlery

Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport

The patio at Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport

Stay cool (or warm, depending on the season!) without feeling like an energy hog at Home2 Suites with their energy-efficient HVAC system. Responsibly-sourced food is on the menu here, with a special emphasis on responsibly-sourced seafood! This hotel boasts the Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001 and ISO 14001 certifications.

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets, toilets, and showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Responsible purchasing policy
  • Responsibly sourced seafood
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-saving thermostats

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Donates excess food
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs
  • Compostable food containers and cutlery

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Embassy Suites

Keep hydrated without feeling like you’re stealing all the water from the cooler with water bottle refilling stations! That’s not the only place where water is on the mind, with water-efficient toilets and showers also making a splash. The Embassy Suites boasts the Green Seal, Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certifications.

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient toilets and showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Responsible purchasing policy
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient lighting

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Compostable food containers and cutlery

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

Need lots of ballrooms, meeting spaces, courtyards, and more? The perfect venue for a larger conference or event, not only are there a wide variety of spaces available for use at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, but you can feel great knowing you’re hosting your event in a space with Green Seal, Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certification.

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets, toilets, and showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Responsibly sourced seafood
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Composts excess food
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave

Entrance of Hampton Inn & Suites entrance

Conveniently located next to the airport and within walking distance of a number of dining options, this hotel features a large room featuring 1,288 square feet of space and a smaller room with 644 square feet, with approximately 500 square feet of pre-function space in front of the meeting rooms. You can feel great knowing that the property has Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certification.

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets

Sustainable sourcing

  • Responsibly sourced seafood
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-saving thermostats

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs

Hampton Inn Seattle-Airport

Hampton Inn Seattle Airport Entrance at Night

Perfect for smaller meetings, the Hampton Inn Sea-Tac offers a 12-person maximum capacity meeting room. All meeting packages include full AV support, and the space can be rented either for full or half days. With Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certification, the Hampton is an eco-conscious choice!

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Vegetarian meals

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient lighting

Waste reduction

  • Food waste reduction program
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of batteries and lightbulbs

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Southcenter

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter Tukwila Meeting Space

The convenience of being across the street of Westfield Southcenter Mall combined with 21 meeting rooms that can accommodate 4-450 in rounds would be attraction enough by themselves, but add in eco-conscious choices and some of the most stunning views in the area, and you’ve got a recipe for a truly fantastic venue! With Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certification, your event will be a green success!

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets and showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Locally sourced food and beverages
  • Organic cage-free eggs
  • Vegetarian and vegan meals
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient lighting

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Donates excess food
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Compostable food containers and cutlery

Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter

Hampton Inn Seattle Southcenter Conference Room

The Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter offers 2 meeting rooms, with the largest room at 714 square feet. Make sure your smaller meeting has a smaller carbon footprint by choosing this venue, with Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certification.

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets and toilets

Sustainable sourcing

  • Vegetarian and vegan meals

Waste reduction

  • Food waste reduction program
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely disposes of electronics and lightbulbs
  • Compostable food containers and cutlery 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Tacoma Airport/Tukwila

Homewood Suite Meeting Space

The Homewood Suites offers a meeting room for up to 40 people, making it ideal for smaller groups with a comfortable lobby and outdoor seasonal patio for pre-/post-meeting conversations. Plus, the hotel is Hilton LightStay, ISO 50001, and ISO 14001 certified, so you’ll know your choice is a greener one!

Water conservation

  • Water-efficient faucets and showers

Sustainable sourcing

  • Responsibly sourced seafood
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Energy efficiency

  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-saving thermostats

Waste reduction

  • Recycling program
  • Food waste reduction program
  • Soap and toiletry donation program
  • Safely handles hazardous substances
  • Safely disposes of electronics, batteries, and lightbulbs
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Compostable food containers and cutlery

Excited to Host an Eco-Friendly Event?

Ready to get that greener event going, but not sure where to start? Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to our team and we can help you put together the environmentally conscious event you’ve been dreaming of.

Author: Christy Maggio
Explore Seattle Southside

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