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Depot information

The Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot is located at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. This depot features an excellent view of Anchorage and state-of-the-art lighting.

Beautiful and modern, the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot offers a luxurious and spacious area for special gatherings. Perfect for conferences, seminars, and any other type of corporate function.


4980 W. International Airport Road
Between the Short Term Parking and the Rental Car Garages


Sit-down meal / Reception: 200
Classroom: 100
Theater / Presentation: 140
Standing Reception / Dance: 517


Year-round, with some blackout dates mid-May through mid-September due to passenger train schedule.

Rental Fee

Hourly Rate $400/hour

  • Day Time events (ends by 6pm) 4 hour minimum ($1,600)
  • All Day/Evening events 6 hour minimum ($2,400)
  • Summer Events (May-Sept) have an additional $600 fee
  • Security Deposit Required
    • Events without Alchohol $1,000
    • Events with Alcohol $1,500
  • To hold a date requires 50% deposit of Rental Fee
    • Remainder due 30 days prior to 1st day of event
    • Security Deposit also due 30 days prior to 1st day of event
  • For Event Reservations call 265-2494

Your Rental Fee includes:

  • All site visits during regularly scheduled depot showing (Wednesday afternoons only)
  • Set-up/take down of furniture from our furniture inventory
  • Un-staffed preparation kitchen with oven & stove, fridge, food warmers, ice maker, dish washer, coffee maker 
  • Security provided by ARRC per Agreement

Furniture Inventory:

8' Rectangular Tables: 12
5’ Round Tables (fits up to 8 people): 26
3’ Round Tables (fits up to 4 people): 40
Chairs for tables or theater set up: 210
Chairs with arms for theater or classroom: 50
Lounge Chairs: 8
Bars for serving: 2


You may use your preferred caterer or self-cater the event. An onsite kitchen is available for your use and is included in the rental fee. You would be responsible for cleaning it and leaving it in its original state.


You are responsible for providing decorations. Also, existing decorations put up by ARRC (holiday lights, etc.) cannot be taken down.

  • Decorations have to be put up and taken down without harming the building
  • Generally, masking tape is the only adhesive allowed
    • No nails, hooks, tacks, or screws
  • Helium balloons, confetti and glitter are prohibited
  • Candles must be pre-approved
    •  No open flame devices

Extra Charges

  • Unscheduled site visits $50/hour
  • These will be deducted directly from your security deposit at rated noted:
    • Additional clean up due to unusual circumstances $50/hr
    • Additional hours not in the agreement $400/hour
    • Any damages occurred or policies not followed: cost for repair