Ocean5 Ups the Game


There is something special about crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge into Gig Harbor, Washington. The stress and traffic of fast-paced Seattle and Tacoma slip away, making this small village the perfect spot for an offsite meeting. Ocean5 and its farm-to-table restaurant, Table 47, provide a unique upscale event venue that is one of the most environmentally responsible businesses in the area.

The large building utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system for temperature control. Electricity is saved on lighting through the use of LED lighting, solar tubes and natural light from large windows. Recycled materials played a large role in the design of the interior. Carpet is made from recycled commercial fishing nets. Dining tables and other elements were constructed from reclaimed wood. There is even a worm farm in the basement to compost food scraps.

Meeting space is expansive at Ocean5. The entire second floor is 4,200 square feet of dedicated event space that can be configured to host groups from 24 to 314. Rentals include state-of-the art audiovisual services and a dedicated service team. Seating can be arranged lounge, traditional or reception style in all rooms.

The Pacific Room also offers a patio and has an indoor/outdoor fireplace. Catering is available from Table 47 with fresh, locally sourced food. The first floor is a large entertainment venue with laser tag, 10-pin and Duckpin bowling, a game room, a coffee shop and the Table 47 restaurant. Additional meeting space is also available in the Salish Sea rooms which offer a total of 3,400 square feet and can accommodate up to 230 people. Ocean5 can easily accommodate corporate groups of 400 or more.

Ocean5 takes the standard meeting scenario and injects a bit of fun. “The ability to add team building activities to any of our events is one of the exciting offerings here at Ocean5. I developed the Eat, Meet, and Compete package to offer a fun, rejuvenating experience for full or half day meetings. Getting the team on their feet and engaged with each other is a great addition to a typical break out,” says Beth Bailey, sales manager. “Laser Challenge has been a very popular add-on for many of our groups, including the business meetings.” Other activities include bowling and a high energy arcade game room with old school favorites and the latest digital

Table 47 is the venue’s restaurant and has a full-service kitchen and catering for any event. The food is locally sourced and farm fresh. The company focuses on quality ingredients that are responsibly grown by local farmers and producers. The staff can serve everything from coffee and breakfast pastries to full-service sit-down banquets.

For longer conferences, Ocean5 has lodging partnerships with The Inn at Gig Harbor which is a short walk from Ocean5 and the nearby Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites.