Not a complete list of options, but the best dining places in Issaquah to take a team/large group.
Mountains to Sound Greenway
There are endless places to explore within the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area.
Experience outdoor bliss. Join REI for an outdoor class, guided day trip or virtual event.
The Pickering Barn is a premier venue for weddings, receptions, and other events. Their banquet rooms can seat up to 350 guests and the courtyard is a beautiful and tranquil space for wedding ceremonies and social gatherings.
Amarone Ristorante and Bar
Amarone can host parties small and large. Book the entire restaurant to host up to 100 guests for lunch or dinner. Amarone can also accommodate group reservations between 20 and 40 guests for dinner.
Issaquah Commons is a 372,000 square foot, open-air community center that includes Trader Joe's, Target, and REI, to name a few, plus many great dining choices. The property offers exceptional access, visibility, and identity on Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah's signature street.
Issaquah Village RV Park
The Issaquah Village RV Park is close to downtown Issaquah with a bike and walking path leading to the charming historic area. Their drive-in and pull-through, full-hookup sites come with 30/50 amp service, room for slide-outs, and grass islands between the spaces.
Blue Sky RV Park
The Blue Sky RV Park is a family-owned and operated, year-round RV park with level pull-in and drive-through sites. All sites on this beautifully landscaped property have room for slide-outs and hook-ups with 30 & 50-amp electrical.
Nestled in a lush forest 30 minutes east of Seattle, TreeHouse Point is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. TreeHouse Point is home to nine iconic, rentable treehouses; a central Lodge; a multi-purpose event space; and two cedar-lined bathhouses.
Enjoy the colorful rooms and seasonal outdoor pool at the Issaquah Motel 6. They have free parking and wifi, and coin-operated laundry.
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Springhill Suites offers expansive suites with complimentary wifi and hot buffet breakfast. There is a fitness center, indoor pool, and laundry on-site. The hotel offers senior discounts and mobile check-in.
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The all-suite, pet-friendly, 100% non-smoking Homewood Suites hotel includes free in-room and lobby wifi, parking, and daily hot breakfast. There is an indoor pool, fitness and business centers, and two electric car charging stations in the parking lot. Enjoy small plates and drinks at the complimentary evening socials and ditch the disposable plastic key card in favor of a digital key.
Hilton Garden Inn
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Hilton Garden Inn delivers the premium Hilton experience with a digital key and complimentary in-room and hotel wifi for Hilton Honors members. The full-service Trailhead Kitchen and Bar is on-site and guests have access to the 24-hour fitness and business centers, indoor pool, and a free area shuttle.
Agave Cocina & Tequilas
Great for hosting business dinners or lunches, rehearsal dinner, holiday events, bridal or baby showers, birthdays and anniversaries, and meetings.
Watershed Science Center
The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is a great place to celebrate your special event. Adjacent to the banks of Issaquah Creek where magnificent salmon return every fall, the Watershed Science Center offers a unique setting for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, business retreats, workshops, and more.
Springhill Suites by Marriott
Two beautiful boardrooms that accommodate 12 guests each.
Issaquah Train Depot
The Depot’s freight room is available for rental and will provide a historic setting for your next special event. The freight room is roughly 25’ by 35’, and will seat up to 85 people theatre-style or 65 people at tables, with space left over for a buffet table, etc. A small kitchenette is also provided for your use. The facility can accommodate catered functions.
High Alpine Chapel at Boehm’s Candies
The High Alpine Chapel is located at Boehm’s Candies and is a replica of a 12th-century chapel located near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The founder of Boehm’s Candies, Julius Boehm, had the chapel built in 1981 in memory of fallen mountain climbers. Over the years the chapel has played host to holiday concerts, wakes, and numerous weddings.
Hailstone Feedstore / Historic Shell Station
This little gas station served a number of different purposes over the years: a feed store, grocery, warehouse, and, of course, a gasoline station. Today, the beautifully renovated space is available to rent for events, weddings, conferences, and special occasions, and comfortably accommodates up to 49 people.
TreeHouse Point Private Event Center & Overnight Retreat
Located in a beautiful forest along the Raging River, TreeHouse Point offers myriad possibilities for your use and enjoyment! They offer guided treehouse tours, lodging, weddings and elopements, and accommodation for meetings.
Gibson Hall Kiwanis Club of Issaquah
The historic clubhouse is located just across Newport Way SW from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Gibson Hall (900 sq ft) seats 70 people.
Flat Iron Grill
Great for hosting business dinners or lunches, rehearsal dinner, holiday events, bridal or baby showers, watching sporting events, birthdays and anniversaries, and meetings.
Offering two private dining rooms to host events ranging from a small business meeting, rehearsal dinner, cocktail party, and anniversary, to a full wedding.
55 Sunset Coffee & Spirits
Planning a birthday celebration, holiday party, retirement sendoff, sports banquet, grad night, family reunion, wedding reception, or corporate event? The meeting room can hold up to 16 people and the cafe accommodates 85 for private events. With rustic-chic charm, customizable food & drink packages, and a quintessential location in downtown Issaquah!
Trinity Tree Farm Events & Weddings
Trinity Tree Farm houses a rustic Barn enclosed by French doors, a log cabin, and a loft. Up the hill, with peek views of Mount Rainier, Tiger, and Squak Mountain, is the contemporary Lodge at Trinity Tree Farm. Both locations are perfect for receptions and have beautiful outdoor settings for ceremonies for up to 150 guests.
Homewood Suites Event Venue
Versatile meeting space set-up options in 999 square feet of event space.
Vasa Park Resort Event Center
Vasa Park Resort remains one of the oldest private parks anywhere in the metropolitan area and has been updated to host corporate events, galas, weddings, and more!
Preston Community Center
This historical log building features an expansive multi-purpose room with a raised stage, a separate meeting room for food service, a full-service kitchen, two fireplaces, tables and chairs for 125 people, and a “bride-ready” room with a private restroom upstairs.
Infinity Farm Photography and Events Venue
Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? Infinity Farm provides your party with private access to explore its three acres, feed the farm animals, and celebrate with the guest of honor.
Hilton Garden Inn Event Venue
A/V ready with on-site catering, the Hilton Garden Inn’s flexible indoor space can accommodate up to 350 guests for your wedding, family reunion, business meeting, or other event.
Fox Hollow Farm
Fox Hollow Farm features two country estate settings, located in the foothills of Issaquah's mountains. Manicured gardens, wooded hills, a rustic barn, and a trickling creek surround the historic 1940s manor.
Eastridge Church & Events Center
Eastridge Church offers a beautiful campus for rentals, weddings, and other events.
Issaquah Community Center
The Issaquah Community Center, operated by the City of Issaquah, is a multi-use space with options for large (up to 1000) and small (up to 50) gatherings accommodating a wide range of activities.
Blakely Hall Community Center and Events Venue
Ideal for celebrations, weddings, business meetings, fundraisers, or any type of reception, Blakely Hall has space for up to 200 guests. In addition to the indoor facilities, a furnished patio and a BBQ grill are available for rent.
Pickering Place’s history dates back to the 1800’s and was the site of Issaquah’s largest dairy farm for many years. The Pickering Barn is a premier event location and from May through September, you can enjoy Issaquah’s Farmers Market here on Saturdays.
Grand Ridge Plaza
Grand Ridge Plaza is a modern outdoor shopping hub with diverse retail stores, supermarket, services & restaurants. You can even decide to take some time and relax here by watching a movie… or two, at Regal Cinemas. With a collection of more than 50 businesses, Grand Ridge Plaza offers something for everyone.
At Formula Brewing, they are devoted to delivering exceptional "in-glass" and "out-of-glass" experiences.
Wines, Craft Beer, and Cider. A stylish and comfortable setting is an ideal place to learn about wine and discover what you love. Capri Cellars offer many high-end and small-production wines in our tasting flights as well as by the glass.
Want to see beautiful art by just cruising around Issaquah? The Public Arts tours are self-guided and free.
Vino Bella Wine Bar & Bistro
Live music of all genres, stand-up comedy, and drag queen shows. Seating is first come, first seated, standing room thereafter unless noted. Minimum $10 purchase per person during events.
Gilman Village Shopping District
Gilman Village is a unique retail center whose history dates back to 1972, with a mission to preserve the ambiance of Issaquah’s old farming and mining structures. Today, Gilman Village’s collection of unique independent stores and restaurants are still housed in those old mining & farming buildings, interconnected with quaint walkways and paths. Enjoy Issaquah’s historic past while shopping and dining here.
Out of the Box Eco Store
Offers sustainable living workshops and environmentally friendly art classes. Attendees get hands-on experience in making home and personal care products or art project created from recycled or upcycled materials.
Take an art class in the downtown Issaquah creative district. Northwest Makes offers small, in-person group classes, perfect for team building/bonding events and "meetings while making." Workshops include block printing, screen printing, sewing, and plant dyes, plus more in the works.
Art by Fire
Large Group Glassblowing Events or Teambuilding!
Bring your family or friends to experience the fascinating fun of turning molten glass into your own work of art. You work one-on-one with our glassblowers to make your own work of art.
Welcome! The City of Issaquah is an inclusive community that welcomes everyone. Learn more about our efforts, and how you can participate.
Downtown / Olde Town
Find historic charm and an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bars, brewpubs, and boutiques in beautiful and walkable Historic Downtown Issaquah. Olde Town Issaquah is the vibrant heart of historic downtown Issaquah.
Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club
This club has been serving sportsmen since 1920. The firing range provides a safe place for both the public and members to shoot. The range is a place where sports enthusiasts can hone their skills while observing safe firearms handling and shooting. There is also an archery range available for members only and their guests.
Squak Mountain is the second most westerly mountain of the Issaquah Alps mountain chain in Washington state. It is situated between Cougar Mountain to the west and Tiger Mountain to the east. Interstate 90 parallels the base of the north side of the mountain.
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is a regional park in King County, Washington, near the towns of Bellevue and Issaquah. The park was established in June 1983 to protect the central core of Cougar Mountain, the park covers 3,115 acres with 38 miles of hiking trails and 12 miles of equestrian trails.
Hiking Trails and Runs
Issaquah has numerous options for enjoying our trails - join a trail club or partake in trail running.
Biking Trail Guides
Check out these biking trail guides for some great rides!
The trail offers paved, gravel, and some dirt paths that can be uneven and muddy depending on the time of year, but is a generally pleasant ride as part of the Mountains to Sound Greenways. Beginners should prepare for one short steep section (don't be ashamed to walk your bike if you need to!).
East Lake Sammamish Trail
Great for beginners. The trail offers connections to Marymoor Park, intersects with the Issaquah-Preston Trail, and includes lots of scenic waterfront views.
Take PaddleFlow/SUP Yoga and PaddleFit classes at Lake Sammamish with a certified instructor and safety rescue trainer Lindsay Lambert. They have a fleet of boards available for rentals and lessons.
Ohana Kai Watersports
On the day of your reservation, they bring the jet skis, life vests, and any other rented equipment to you at the designated drop-off spot (typically the boat launch area). They will double-check all paperwork with you, and pass out/help you to fill temporary boaters cards (free!). A staff member will then give you a thorough walk-through of the operational and safety procedures of the equipment, and answer any questions you may have. They will launch the jet skis at the boat launch and get you on your way. Ohana Kai will return at the end of your rental period to pull the jet skis out of the water and do a post-rental inspection.
Issaquah Paddle Sports
Kayak Academy rents kayaks, SUPs (stand-up paddle boards), and related gear. New to kayaking and paddling? They also offer kayak and SUP lessons and training camps.
Creekside Angling Company
The Creekside Angling Company is a full-service fly-fishing outfitter. Shop their full range of fly fishing gear and accessories, get advice from their helpful and knowledgeable staff, or sign up for one of their guided trips.
Summit at Snoqualmie Tubing Park
Snow tubing is a fun-filled, carefree way for family and friends to enjoy the exhilaration of sliding on snow. With over 20 tubing lanes during the peak of the season and a covered lift to take you back to the top, it's easy to get your winter thrills!
REI Snoqualmie Pass Rentals
Trailside snowshoe rentals - Discover the beauty, serenity, and solitude of a snowshoe hike this winter. In the heart of Snoqualmie Pass, you can rent kids and adult snowshoes by the hour from REI’s Snoqualmie Pass Snowshoe Rentals Outpost.
Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park
A world-renowned destination and over 120 acres of single-track mountain bike trails. Located among lush evergreen forests this premier mountain bike park hosts monthly events in education and trail maintenance. Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park provides an exceptional riding experience for riders of all ages, styles, and skill levels.
Tradition Lake Loop
The Tradition Lake Loop is a popular 3-mile loop that offers views of lakes and wildflowers and can be reached by bus from Issaquah.
Tiger Mountain Trail
Meander along part or all of the 15-mile Tiger Mountain Trail to experience the creeks, ferns, forests, and wildflowers of the Tigers.
Poo Poo Point-Chirico Trail
Inspired by the sound of logging steam whistles, the Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail is a trail with a view of Issaquah, Squak Mountain, Cougar Mountain, and Lake Sammamish. Poo Poo is an adaptation of Native American sounds for the steam whistle. It is one of the area's most sought-after vistas where Seattle Paragliding Outfitters soar like birds and land at the trailhead.
Tiger Mountain State Park
The lush forests, picturesque creeks, and expansive views in Tiger Mountain State Park will take your breath away. Part of the “Issaquah Alps,” Tiger Mountain has extensive hiking and mountain biking trails to keep you happy for days. The Raging River Trail System is a 17-mile mountain bike-oriented single-track trail system in the Raging River State Park. Tiger Summit has over 15 trails, all available to hikers and most available to mountain bikes.
Lake Sammamish State Park
Lake Sammamish State Park is a 500+ acre day-use park that is part of the Washington State Park system and has been an important cultural region for local Native American tribes for centuries. Fill your days swimming, kayaking, paddling, fishing, boating, and picnicking, and explore the surrounding wetlands, deciduous forests, and heron rookery for opportunities to spot wildlife.
King County Parks
Enjoy the beauty of King County while walking on its extensive regional trail system or hiking in the backcountry. King County has one of the country's largest regional parks and trail systems, all easily accessible from your home base in Issaquah. View their comprehensive parks and natural areas list to plan your adventure in King County.
Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region’s best-attended theatres, with just over 18,000 Mainstage season subscribers and 220,000 projected total attendance each season.
Big Picture in Historic Downtown Issaquah
Age 21+ Only. Big Picture features a luxurious 33-seat theatre that a Hollywood mogul would envy. Each theatre seat is equipped with a cupholder (convenient for your cocktail) and tablet arm (perfect for your popcorn). Front-row seats have ottomans. When the lights go down and the movie hits the screen, our immersive sound system will knock your socks off!! The venue is available for rent for your next meeting or team-building event, including buffet-style catering coordination.
Squak Art Studio
Specializing in weekly workshop-style art classes, where students get individual coaching from an experienced instructor. Classes are geared towards adults, teenagers & children ages 7+. Flexible lesson plan is tailored to individual students by age and art experience, offering suitable techniques to three levels of challenge. Children start with cartooning and basic shape building, and later explore realism, interpretive style, and composition. Teens and adults build on these same skills while moving into areas of concept, communication, and advanced technique.
From the beginner wanting to learn the basics, to the advanced knitter, or crocheter looking to take home a new skill, Nifty Knitter has a class for everyone.
Issaquah Public Library
Available for gatherings that are of civic, cultural, educational, and/or of community interest. Capacity 54
Great for Birthdays, Clubs and Social Groups, Work Groups. Experience Tea can customize a tea event for you and your clients, friends, co-workers, or family! Experience Tea classes are fun and informative and are really the backbone of creating an empowered tea-life.
PNW Golf Academy
Western Washington's only indoor/outdoor golf academy.
Julius Boehm Pool
There are a variety of opportunities to exercise and play at Julius Boehm Pool! The pool is open for recreational and lap swimming in its 25-yard designated lanes. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Triple XXX Rootbeer
Always a family favorite, Triple XXX Rootbeer serves up 1950's style hamburgers and ice cream concoctions sure to thrill even your pickiest eater! The restaurant decor features vintage automobile and motorcycle memorabilia.
Top Pot Donuts
Offers exceptional quality, vintage aesthetic, and personal customer service offers a fresh take on the old "coffee and doughnuts" routine.
Paisley Parlor is happy to host your shower, birthday, or office party. Little ones will enjoy the Royalty Tea, which includes kid-friendly tea sandwiches and drinks. The maximum capacity for one group is 12 attendees.
Rent Bikes: Mountain, E-Bikes, Road Gravel, & Kids
Ride Bicycles can set you and your family up with a bike rental matched to their fitness and ability levels. Then head right out from the bike shop on the Rainer or East Lake Sammamish Trails. These trails are flat, paved, and mostly away from streets and automobile traffic. It is a GREAT way to explore Issaquah, Lake Sammamish State Park, the downtown historic district and so much more.
Swamp Monster Trail
Take your young hikers out on a half-mile trail through the swampy area north of Tradition Lake. It could even be their first hike! The trail is solidly constructed, with good footing, no mud and it's almost all level.
Summit Park in Issaquah Highlands
Also known as “Two Slides Park”, features unique play equipment, picnic tables, benches, and open grassy space to run and play!
Skate Park at Tibbets Valley Park
The 10,500-square-foot skate park facility for skaters of all skill levels.
A visit to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will encourage the joy of discovery and cultivate a sense of wonder in the environment and in salmon. Find out the answers to “Where do salmon live? And who lives near the salmon?” Explore the salmon hatchery and Issaquah Creek, create an animal track to take home, and more.
Seattle Paraglide – Tandem Ride
Come paraglide and experience free flight in its purest form! No minimum age requirements. Seattle Paraglide has flown passengers from 5 to 94 years young. You can fly tandem with an instructor pilot who provides everything you need and helps you with every step.
Mudhouse Pottery Painting at Gilman Village
Whether you are looking for a fun activity for your little ones, some R&R for yourself, or a creative venue for your parties and events, Mudhouse always strives to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Regal Cinemas in Issaquah Highlands
A state-of-the-art movie theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating, expanded food line-up, and birthday party rooms. Located in the heart of Issaquah’s dynamic Grand Ridge Plaza.
Lake Sammamish State Park Playground
Rubber surfacing ensures accessibility for all, from strollers to wheelchairs. The playground is designed for ages 2-12 and includes a geodesic dome, a zip line, and of course swings, slides, and a rotating net. The best playground on the Eastside!
Kids Stage at Village Theatre
Youth theatre productions at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE are a special experience! Student-focused yet housed within a professional theatre, our shows are high-quality fun. Introduce your child to the love of theatre! Perhaps they will be inspired by seeing their peers on the stage? Perhaps they will be moved to literature after seeing a story brought to life. Perhaps they will become a life-long patron of the arts!
Depot Park and Museum
Great for your little (and no so little) train lovers! The city’s train depot was built in 1889, and now holds a museum with exhibits that explore the industrial revolution, travel, and communication.
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Established in 1972, the primary focus of Cougar Mountain Zoo is on Endangered Species and promoting Conservation Through Education. Your family can enjoy the zoo at your own pace or consider a guided tour or close encounter experience to take the visit to the next level!
Arena Sports Family Entertainment Center
There’s something for everyone at the Family Entertainment Centers in Issaquah – arcade games, laser tag, escape rooms, sports simulators, Inflatable FunZone, and a restaurant. Unique team-building experiences! Drop in with your friends and family or host an extraordinary event with us.
Visiting Boehm’s Candies? We offer guided and self-guided tours, as well as chocolate-making classes. Learn more about how we work our magic in our candy kitchen, and then visit our retail store at the front of the chalet where you can purchase some of the candies you saw being made!