EVENT RENTALS

Folio has several rooms available to rent for many kinds of events. We can accommodate groups ranging from 8-200 people. Whether you're hosting a book club, meeting, conference, or reception, Folio is a fantastic option to make your event a memorable experience. 

Folio has stacking chairs for large events, tables for food and display, and a kitchenette with a sink and refrigerator. Event organizers are free to choose their own licensed caterer or select a caterer from our list.

After you make the room reservation, please pay the $50 deposit fee here:

Check-out our preferred PIKE PLACE MARKET CATERERS to help organize your event.

Folio has the following equipment available for event rentals:

Baldwin baby grand piano: $100

Microphones and audio set-up: $35

Screen and projector: $35

Read our FAQ page for more detailed information.

For inquiries email rentals@folioseattle.org.

LARGER EVENTS

ROOMS AND RATES

NORTHWEST ROOM

This room is for members only and is intended for small groups needing meeting space (up to 12 people), not for individual work space. Available hourly ($20/hour), with some exceptions based on availability.

Room availability and signup sheet are at the front desk. If use extends beyond Folio library hours, please check with front desk for charges.

Check availability on our CALENDAR.

READING ROOMS

Charges include the use of the lobby space for access and for set up and display if needed. Time charge for these rooms is based on time in and time out. This includes any event and/or catering set up and clean up.

Evenings: 3 hour minimum. Weekends: 4 hour minimum.​​

SEATTLE ROOM (MAIN READING ROOM)

Member rate: $100 per hour

Non-Member rate: $125 per hour

WEST READING ROOM (ELLIOT BAY ROOM)

Member rate: $70 per hour

Non-Member rate: $90 per hour

SEATTLE & ELLIOTT READING ROOMS COMBINED

Member rate: $160 per hour

Non-Member rate: $200 per hour

ENTIRE FOLIO: RENT THE ENTIRE FOLIO LIBRARY

Members: $240 per hour

Non-Members: $300 per hour

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