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Bring Your Work Here

The Whidbey Institute hosts one-day and multi-day programs, workshops, retreats, conferences, and strategic planning sessions.

We welcome program inquiries, particularly from BIPOC led organizations and youth groups, that align with our commitment to racial equity, transformative change, embodied leadership, climate action, and self-organization. We hope this supports program leaders in finding a long-term home for purpose-aligned work at the Whidbey Institute. 

Please use our online Program Inquiry Form, found below, to inquire about holding your organization’s gathering at the Whidbey Institute. It can also be helpful to look at our Rate Sheet when determining if the Whidbey Institute is a good fit for your program or organization.

The Program Inquiry Form is the first step towards a conversation with us about available dates, rates, facilities, tours, and other aspects of bringing your work to the Whidbey Institute. For a website tour of our onsite facilities and land, see our Visit page.

Please be as specific as possible in your Program Inquiry Form, though your plans may still be in formation. The form can be copied/pasted if you would like to draft your answers offline.

Applications are considered by program fit, not by date received. We strive to respond to inquiries within one month or sooner if at all possible. 

After submitting the Program Inquiry Form for review by our Program Development Team and if deemed a good fit, we will look at scheduling inquiries for dates 6-12+ months in advance. Dates within shorter timeframes may be considered if space is available. We also maintain a wait list for those interested in booking space that may become available due to cancellations or other changes.

The Whidbey Institute does not offer lodging, meeting or event space for personal stays unrelated to programs taking place onsite. We regularly offer Restoration and Renewal Retreats, which provide a restful rhythm and an opportunity to experience the land and our facilities.

Thank you for your interest in bringing your work to the Whidbey Institute!

Our main campus features multiple indoor gathering spaces including Thomas Berry Hall, the Commons, and the Sanctuary. Lodging options include the Farmhouse, Granny’s, and Cabin Village with Heritage, Hillside, and Meadow Row cabins. Tent camping space is also available in season. 

Storyhouse in Legacy Forest is a serene gathering space in a remote corner of our 106-acre campus, featuring an indoor meeting room, outdoor stage, porta-potties, grassy meadow, and forested trails nearby. 

There are also numerous outdoor spaces to enjoy including meadows throughout the campus, flagstone patios, open-sided shelters, a labyrinth, and four-plus miles of accessible woodland trails.

The Whidbey Institute offers chef-prepared meals and access to DIY kitchens in selected facilities.

  • Meeting Space Capacity: roughly 10 to 100 people per room, depending on setup for movement or meeting space.
  • Main Campus Lodging Capacity: up to 44 people sleeping onsite in solo or shared rooms, with additional capacity for seasonal tent camping. When rooms are allocated as single occupancy only, we have about two dozen rooms available.
  • Rates: Please see our latest Rate Sheet for current pricing. We offer lower rates to groups requiring financial assistance.

For more information on our land and facilities, see our Visit page.

Complete the Program Inquiry Form below to inquire about bringing a gathering for your business or organization to the Whidbey Institute.

Program Inquiry Form