Founders Lodge - Event Rental - Front Entry

Rent the Founders Lodge At Beach Park Event Center

The Founders Lodge event venue, immersed in nature, is just 30 minutes from Seattle and Tacoma. With mature trees to the south and Des Moines Creek flowing below, look west over our grassy meadow to the pristine Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Please note at this time the Founders Lodge is currently under renovations and is not currently available for rentals.

Please stay tuned for reopening. 


With a capacity of 80, the 650 sq. ft. lodge is an ideal event space for small family and corporate events: elopements, small weddings, birthday parties, retirement parties, graduation parties, baby and bridal showers, company training, business meetings, seminars, retreats, and more.

This charming event space features floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors to a wrap-around deck. The rental includes the main room, a wrap-around deck, a small kitchen, and two small side rooms. Self-cater or bring in any caterer. The open layout accommodates many table/chair layouts and decorations. There is plenty of nearby parking.

360-Degree Photos of the Founders Lodge

Founders Lodge Floor Plan

Founders Lodge 3d Floor Plan


Fire code capacity: 80
Reception seating: 80
650 sq. ft. indoors plus an outdoor wrap-around deck

Fee Schedule

  • $200.00 per hour (3-hour minimum)
  • $180.00 per hour ( 3-hour minimum City of Des Moines Resident Rate)
  • 50% discount on rental rate ONLY for rentals Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs, 8 am–5 pm
  • $1,000.00 refundable damage deposit for groups serving alcohol
  • $500.00 refundable damage deposit for groups NOT serving alcohol
  • $200.00 non-refundable booking fee
  • $160.00 Janitorial Fee
  • The rental fee includes one (1) on-site facility attendant for your entire rental period to answer questions about the facility, manage parking before and after your event, provide routine restroom checks, locate all amenities, and walk through the facility and event checklist with your team member before and after your event rental.


48 in. Round reception tables (10)
6 ft. x 30 in. Rectangle banquet tables (8)
Black chairs (80)
Highboy tables (3)
Dressing rooms (2)


Projector and screen
Sound system
Service bar


Take a Short Video Tour of the Founders Lodge

Beach Park Founders Lodge Address
22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines WA 98198

Five-minute walk to a large paid parking lot

  • Parking Rates
  • $2.50 First 2 hours
  • $1.50 per hour after 2 hours
  • $10.00 for 6+ hours/All day
  • $10.00 Lost ticket 

Contact us today for more information or schedule a virtual or in-person tour now.