Reserve the Carnegie
The Snohomish Carnegie Building . . . where community comes together.
Located at 105 Cedar Ave in the heart of historic downtown Snohomish, the 1910 landmark features dramatic interior and exterior architecture, and a plaza for expansion of events to the outdoors. The Snohomish Carnegie Building is registered with the Washington State and National Register of Historic Places.
Reservations for use of the Snohomish Carnegie Building are required and offered on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of one-year advanced reservation. Rentals must be reserved a minimum of 90 days before the start of the proposed event.
For reservations requested 21 days or less before the proposed event date, the City will consider “last minute” reservations based on the size and nature of the event and staff availability for scheduling and coordination. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of City staff at the applicable daily or hourly rate. Payment will be due in full at the time of reservation and no refunds are available, including rental payments or deposits and damage, cleaning or key deposits.
The upper floor of the Snohomish Carnegie Building will be open for docent-led tours, hosted by volunteers from the Snohomish Carnegie Foundation, during the following days and times:
January - April 2023
May - September 2023*
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
*during Snohomish Farmers Market
Snohomish Carnegie Building Rental Fees
|Monday - Friday||Saturday - Sunday and select holidays||All Day Rental||Description|
|City of Snohomish||No Charge (No Minimum)||No Charge (No Minimum)||No Charge (No Minimum||City of Snohomish sponsored or partnered events, meetings and trainings.|
|Public Service Use: Free and open to the public with tangible benefits to the community||No Charge (No Minimum)||No Charge (No Minimum)||No Charge (No Minimum)||Events that are non-profit sponsored public event that provides a tangible benefit to a separate non-profit organization within the City of Snohomish. Tangible benefits can be assigned a monetary value, or other specific metrics. Example: HDSA Zombie Walk to benefit Community Food Bank. Food can be measured by weight, coats/socks/gloves can be counted, monetary donations can also be counted. Non-profit is defined as a 501(c)(3) as defined by RCW 24.03 and the Internal Revenue Code.
|Public Service Use, Government Agency Use||$50.00 per hour (3-hour minimum)||$65.00 per hour (6-hour minimum)||$850.00 Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm||Events that are:
1. Not open to public such as meeting, training, etc., or
2. Open to the public but with a cost associated to participate, or
3. Open to the public with no fee associated to participate but proceeds do not provide a tangible benefit a non-profit organization within the City of Snohomish, or
4. Provides a tangible benefit to a non-profit organization outside the City of Snohomish.
Intangible benefits are those that are not physical or monetary in nature, are difficult to quantify or measure, and cannot be consistently measured or solely attributed directly to the project/program/event. The benefits ascribable cannot be reported for formal accounting purposes. Example: An awareness raising film event or presentation, application of behavioral recommendations. Non-profit is defined as a 501(c)(3) as defined by RCW 24.03 and the Internal Revenue Code.
|Private Use||$75.00 per hour (3-hour minimum)||$85.00 per hour (6 hour minimum)||$1,100.00 Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm||Applies to activities sponsored by organization(s) and individual(s) that do not qualify for City or Public Service/Government rates|
|City of Snohomish Resident||Private Use rates with 10% discount||Private Use rates with 10% discount||Private Use rates with 10% discount||Able to provide proof of residency. (Lease, driver's license, mail with applicant name or utility bill).|
|Recurring Event||$50.00 per hour (3-hour minimum||$65.00 per hour (6-hour minimum)||$850.00 Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm||Educational or cultural benefit in nature: Reservation holders requesting recurring rentals or reduced fees, beyond what is identified in the rental/fee schedule, must enter into a written agreement with the City and must clearly demonstrate the community benefit to reasonably compensate the City for the Snohomish Carnegie use in this manner. At the discretion of City Staff.|
Snohomish Carnegie Building Fees
|Refundable Damage/Cleaning/Key Return Deposit||$250.00 no alcohol service||$500.00 with alcohol service|
|Cancellation/Rescheduling Penalty||50% of rental fee (if cancelled or rescheduled 46 days or more from event)||100% of rental fee (if cancelled or rescheduled less than 45 days from event)|
|Furniture/Equipment Moving Fee||$150.00 per event|
|Other Cost/Fee||$95.00 per hour||To recoup cost incurred by the city to resolve any unforeseen matter than may arise and require intervention that is not related to city operations, maintenance, or negligence and/or exceeds the amount available by forfeiture of any damage or cleaning deposit|