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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the SEL Event Center, a state-of-the-art meeting facility to serve the needs of the greater Palouse community. Thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in us to host your upcoming event. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to every guest and know that you wish to provide the same to yours.

Here are details of some key ways in which we can work together to ensure outstanding service and the most rewarding experience to each of our mutual guests. Please contact us if your question is not covered in this document; we are happy to provide an answer or explanation.

Facility Rental

Can I put my name down to hold a room?

We will hold your room request for 5 business days. If you have not confirmed your reservation by signing a contract within 5 business days, we will release the hold.

Is there a minimum amount of time we need to rent the room?

Minimum rental for all rooms is 6 hours.

What do I need to pay in order to reserve a room?

A signed contract and non-refundable deposit are required to reserve a room. The non-refundable deposit is half of the room rental but will not exceed $1000.

What is included in the Kitchen Rental?

The kitchen rental allows you access to:

  • Commercial Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Commercial Stove and Oven
  • 3 Commercial sinks
  • 3 Hand Wash Stations
  • Microwave
  • Ice Machine
  • Coffee Makers and Vessels (coffee not included)
  • Hot Box
  • Commercial Dishwasher
  • Large Food Prep Island

Do any of your rooms have outside access?

All rooms have outside access.

Do any of your rooms have access to a garden area?

Faraday Hall has access to a patio and garden area through the south doors. This area is frequently used for outdoor weddings.

Is there internet access?

The SEL Event Center is set up with free wireless internet access. A staff member will provide you with the username and password.

Set Up & Take Down

Will there be someone present at my event to assist me?

At least one staff member will be available during your event to monitor and maintain the building and to answer questions. Any changes during your event will be handled by on-site staff. If you have a need for an event organizer, a staff member can provide a list of vendors for hire.

Do I have to set up my own room?

The set up of tables and chairs is included in the rental price. The room layout must be finalized with a staff member at least 3 business days prior to your event. All other set up is the responsibility of the renting party and must be completed within the contract time frame. Additional fees may apply for extra time needed for set up outside your contract agreement.

If linens are rented though the Event Center, they will be placed on the tables by Event Center staff at the time of table set up.

Are decorations allowed?

Decorations are allowed. Contact a staff member to discuss your ideas and hanging methods allowed. Additional fees may apply for hanging decorations from the ceiling. Due to the ceiling height, a staff member will be required to assist.

Can I store items at the SEL Event Center prior to my event?

We do not have any storage area available prior to your event.

Do I have to clean up?

You are expected to clean up after your event. A staff member will provide you with a detailed checklist. All setup and clean up must be completed within your specified contract time frame. Additional fees may apply for extra time needed outside your contract agreement.

Regulations

Can we bring our own food?

Yes. There is an additional fee for use of our kitchen facilities. Contact a staff member for pricing.

Are we permitted to bring in an outside caterer?

We have a list of caterers who are approved to use our facility. Contact a staff member if you would like to use a caterer not listed. Additional fees apply for use of our kitchen facilities.

Pre-qualified Caterer List

Can we serve alcohol?

A Washington State Banquet Permit is required to serve alcohol. This permit must be purchased from a Washington State Liquor store within 10 days of your event. If you will be selling alcohol, a different permit is available and must be purchased well in advance. Please contact a Washington State Liquor store for details.

Are there designated smoking areas?

Washington State Law restricts smoking within 25 feet of any public building. Our designated smoking area is 25 feet from the main entrance to the Event Center. Proper containers to dispose of cigarettes will be provided.

Can I use the Event Center name when promoting my event?

Groups may not use the name, trademark, logo, or other proprietary designation of the Event Center in any advertising or promotional material without the prior written consent of the Event Center Manager. Please contact a staff member to clarify advertising materials.

Directions

How do I get there?

In addition to the directions listed below, you may also use the Google Maps™ feature on our Driving Directions page. A PDF map is also available to download and print.


From the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport:
Follow Airport Road west to Terre View Drive.
Turn right onto Terre View Drive.
Follow Terre View Drive for approximately 2.4 miles to Schweitzer Drive.
Turn right onto Schweitzer Drive.
The Event Center entrance is at the top of the hill. Parking is available to the left.


From the North/West:
Follow WA-270 East into Pullman.
WA-270 becomes NW Davis Way.
Turn left onto N. Grand Avenue.
Follow N. Grand Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Terre View Drive.
Turn right onto Terre View Drive.
Follow Terre View Drive to Schweitzer Drive.
Turn left onto Schweitzer Drive.
The Event Center entrance is at the top of the hill. Parking is available to the left.


From the South:
Follow US-195 North to Pullman.
Stay straight to go onto S. Grand Avenue/WA-27.
Follow S. Grand Avenue for approximately 3.7 miles to Terre View Drive.
Turn right onto Terre View Drive.
Follow Terre View Drive to Schweitzer Drive.
Turn left onto Schweitzer Drive.
The Event Center entrance is at the top of the hill. Parking is available to the left.


From the East:
Follow WA-270 West to Pullman.
Turn right onto N. Grand Avenue/WA-27.
Follow N. Grand Avenue for approximately 1.6 miles to Terre View Drive.
Turn right onto Terre View Drive.
Follow Terre View Drive to Schweitzer Drive.
Turn left onto Schweitzer Drive.
The Event Center entrance is at the top of the hill. Parking is available to the left.

Is there an airport close by?

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport is approximately 3 miles or 5 minutes from the Event Center.

What forms of transportation are available?

Most area hotels provide a shuttle service to the Event Center. There are several rental car agencies in the area including Budget, Enterprise and Hertz. Local taxi and limousine service is also available.

Large group arrivals/departures or other special transportation needs may be provided by Wheatland Express. The Event Center Manager can assist with arrangements.

Is there a cost for parking?

Parking is free. We have 142 parking spaces available during the business week. Additional spaces are available after 5pm on Friday through the weekend.