In 1908, Architect Newton C. Gauntt, a native of Illinois, designed the First Baptist Church. It was built at the cost of $26,182, according to National Register nomination documents.
The First Baptist Church has been a prominent, highly visible landmark in Downtown Yakima for over 100 years. It has served many purposes and people over the last century, making it loved and seen as a monumental piece of Yakima’s history.
We plan to honor the historical integrity of the building as we open the doors to continue and serve the people of this city and beyond by providing them with a Yakima event venue where the historic and modern collide.
Our convenient downtown location allows plenty of ease for travelers and guests with our onsite studio apartments available for rent and the nearby hotels. In addition, we have ample close parking and eateries. Seeing that Yakima, Washington is at the center of some of our country’s best wine and hop production, our location offers immense opportunity to experience the delicious abundance in tastes that our valley has to offer.
From Yakima weddings, quinceañeras, large parties or small affairs, Baptist Event Center can accommodate all types of festivities.