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Essence of Events, LLC


Bear's Lair offers your choice of a spacious indoor and outdoor setting for up to 100 for weddings, receptions, parties. Bear's Lair offers a pub-style presentation/entertainment room with full kitchen, plus new indoor/outdoor buffet-style party area, "The Shop", intended for groups up to 100.

This country estate includes expansive lawns, tranquil ponds, towering fir trees, hidden glades and lovely flower gardens. The gardens at Bear's Lair are a truly magnificent and timeless setting for any occasion. Take advantage of a variety of outdoor settings, from the antique rose garden to the pond and water lilies, hyacinths and irises for all your dream photography.

Planning a party, retreat, workshop, corporate event, meeting or just want to get away and relax use the beautiful location at Bear's Lair. For those of you getting married, imagine exchanging vows in the romantic intimacy of a Victorian island gazebo amidst picturesque blooming gardens! You and your Bridal party will enjoy a relaxing time getting ready in Bear's Lair fully equipped Cottage Suite, while the Groom and his Groomsmen get ready in one of the B&B rooms with a private bath. Parking available on-site.

Just minutes from Gig Harbor and Port Orchard, a quick 20 minutes or so from Tacoma, Bremerton and Silverdale... the Bear's Lair is a convenient, magical, unforgettable location for your event.

Venue Rental Includes*:

Use of Grounds, Shop, Gazebo, and Catering Kitchen for event for 10 hours.

Cottage Suite for minimum 1 overnight stay with the option for 2nd night at additional rate of $350.00 per night.

2 Rooms and bathroom for minimum 1 overnight stay in B&B Main House with the option for 2nd night at additional rate of $250.00 per night/per room.

(Based on Availability. First come, first service basis)


Use and initial setup of the following items:

15 - 6ft. Tables

3 - 60” Round Tables

2 - 48” Round Tables

15 - 132” Basic Poly Linens

3 - 120” Basic Poly Linens

2 - 108” Basic Poly Linens

*Delivery and Setup Friday and Teardown/Pickup Monday of contracted rental items (Requests for specific days and times are available but to be paid for by client)

Client will be responsible for setup, teardown of their own items and turnaround or movement of any rental items used from Bear’s Lair after initial setup or a fee will be incurred.

Client required to provide porta potties and waste removal.

Additional rental items may be available upon request, at Client's expense. 

RATES - Ask about 2019 Dates Still Available

January - June, October - December $5700

July - September $6700

50% deposit with contract signing required to hold date

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