Our reception space is bright and airy during the day -- windows line the front of the building and a large glass garage door can be opened on all of the 43 beautiful Seattle summer days. A small space for service and cocktail needs is set aside to make sure we can keep up with your guests. A brand new heating / air conditioning unit keeps the temperature just right for events.

Square Footage

Main Room: 1200

Ceiling Height

16 ft.


Sit Down: 80

Cocktails: 125


Utina Wardroom is an event rental venue located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. In case you were wondering, it is pronounced You-Tina.

We are close enough to call ourselves conveniently located near the Convention Center. Large enough to accomodate a medium-sized wedding. Versatile enough to handle a reception and sit down dinner for a small business group. We aren't all things to all people. However, we are a lot of things to a lot of people.

We aim to fill what we see as an underserved market in Seattle -- the mid-sized, venue rental. Utina is polished enough to leave as is. Neutral enough to make your own.

January 16, 2011 was the opening event at Utina. A cocktail reception for 90.

The U.S.S. Utina was naval ship number 163 and our namesake. When she was part of the fleet, she was the smallest ship in the navy. A salvage ship -- home to and training post for deep sea naval divers. For a time, her captain was Jack Hensley.


The following are available for your use. Event Furniture availability varies. Check when booking the venue. It is rented on a first come-first serve basis and makes occasional appearances around town. The Sound System is always here.

Sound System

Just bring your mp3 player

Lounge Furniture

Benches, coffee tables, modular carpet squares, modern rugs, end tables

Buffet Tables

2 large salvaged wood tables


Two 6' light up front bars

Two 4' salvaged wood bars


45 Herman Miller chairs


Art Openings and Artist Receptions, Beer Week, Non-Profit Meet Ups, Industry Get Togethers and more. We keep a busy public event schedule. Join our mailing list to keep abreast of the happenings or visit us on Facebook.

We solemnly swear to not spam you or share your info.




509 Dexter Ave N

Seattle, WA 98109


Utina Wardroom

509 Dexter Avenue North


Take I-5 Southbound. Exit at Denny Way. Make a right on to Denny. Follow to Dexter. Make a right on Dexter. We are on left hand side between Republican and Mercer.


After the Aurora Bridge take a right at the Dexter Exit. It is the exit after the Queen Anne turnaround. Make a right on Dexter. Follow South across Mercer. We are on the right after Glazers.


After coming through the tunnel, be brave and bust it over to the far right. Take the Mercer Exit. At light make a right on Dexter Ave. We are on the right after Glazers.


Take I-5 Northbound. Exit at Mercer Street. Make a left on to 9th Ave N. Make a right on Republican and follow to Dexter. Make a right on Dexter. We are between Republican and Mercer. City of Seattle assures us that Mercer will get better. If you are coming at peak times, you may want to take the Olive St. Exit. From exit make first left on to Melrose. Follow to Denny where you make a left. Stay in right hand lane and take Denny to Dexter. Make a right. We are on left between Republican and Mercer.