What's Included

The facility rental fees include the use of the entire Pickering Barn, outdoor courtyard and parking lot for the specified blocks of time contracted. The barn's maximum occupancy is 350 people for an event.

These fees also include staff to set up and tear down all facility-owned equipment and use of most facility equipment. Audio or visual and sound system equipment is available for an additional fee.

All charges include tax. There are no additional service or corkage fees.

  • Facility rental fees are due four months (120 days) prior to the event for all rentals.
  • Pricing provides nine hours of facility access, including set-up and clean-up time.
  • Access to the entire facility is provided. There is no discount for spaces or rooms not used.
  • The barn is rented to only one group at a time.
  • Deductions are not accepted once a contract is signed. Renter is responsible for paying all items originally contracted. If you are unsure whether you will need any of the "add-on items," please do not contract them at time of booking.
  • Bookings are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • At least one hour within your time block must be reserved for clean-up. Larger events, or events with more detail, may require additional time.

Event Operating Hours

You may select your nine-hour block within these event operating hours. Additional time may be added based on availability. Extended rental hours beyond the times listed below may be granted on a case-by-case basis based on staff availability.

  • Monday to Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursday evenings are reserved for wedding rehearsals.)
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday
    • Non-Market Season, all Saturdays from October to April: 7 a.m. to midnight
    • Market Season, all Saturdays from May to September: 3:30 p.m. to 12:30 am
    • Requests for earlier access to the barn and its grounds will not be granted, including use of the dressing rooms, storage rooms and acceptance of deliveries.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m
  1. Rental Deposits
  2. Wedding & Weekend Pricing
  3. Weekday Pricing
  4. Discounted Rates

A rental deposit must accompany all completed contracts to secure your booking.


  • $350 deposit: Events held on a Monday through Thursday
  • $1,000 deposit: Events held on a Friday through Sunday and all multi-day bookings

Note: All weddings must pay the applicable $1,000 deposit regardless of the event day.

Deposit Refunds

The rental deposit applies to your final rental fees with the remaining balance due 120 days prior to the event. If the facility is damaged, facility equipment requires repair or excess facility time is utilized, the City will hold the renter responsible for additional coverage amounts. The client will be invoiced for these fees with payment due within 30 days.


Pickering Barn is not available for bookings on the following holidays: 

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas

Events scheduled on holidays not listed above will be accepted on a staff-available basis. All holiday bookings will pay an additional $250 fee to cover increased holiday labor costs.

Events booked on holidays that land on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday will be charged the Friday/Sunday rate plus the $250 holiday fee.

Events booked on holidays that land on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday will pay that day’s standard rate plus the $250 holiday fee. 

Rental Fee Information


Invoices will be mailed by the City of Issaquah for the remaining charges with the option to submit payment via check or alternate credit card. Renter expressly agrees that failure to supply check or credit card payment for remaining invoiced fees (for a current or cancelled event) by the required due date will result in forfeiture of reserved date(s) and payments made. Payment Due Dates

Invoices Mailed: Five months (150 days) prior to event date
Payment Due: Four months (120 days) prior to event date