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Did you just get engaged and are starting to plan your wedding? Need a wedding venue? Well today on the blog, I’m breaking down my Top 10 Best Seattle Wedding Venues to check out and get more info on each one. There are so many amazing wedding venues in and around the greater Seattle area, and it’s hard to know where to start. First, you’re going to want to know how many people you plan on inviting and how much you want to spend. Depending on your budget and how many guests you want attending, that’ll help determine how big you need your venue, how much parking you’ll need, and how much you actually want to spend on the space.
A little about me, my name is Sarah Jane and I’m the photographer behind Works by Sarah Jane Photography. I’ve been a wedding photographer for 7 years now and love every second of it! It’s my total dream job and I just love documenting all the in-between and unique moments each couple brings 🙂 Ahhh I could gush about weddings all day long, but for now, let’s chat about my Top 10 Best Seattle Wedding Venues!
Okay, Within Sodo is super cool and has that total industrial look. With the rooftop views and the cool spacious warehouse vibe downstairs, you have plenty of awesome space to have your wedding and reception. You can have your ceremony on the roof, inside the brick walled- area, or anywhere else, really. So many spots to choose from, and great views upstairs. Super fun and industrial / city vibes you want. Parking is a bit weird and hard to find, but carpooling or finding paid parking lots helps. Really cool venue!
Max Capacity: 625 – 450 downstairs and 175 upstairs
Price Range: Quote upon Request
Parking: Not too much/ paid parking lots near by
This has to be my favorite wedding venue. I am so in love with Victorian houses and the grounds around this gorgeous venue is ridiculous. Oh so gorgeous, plenty of room for getting ready, flowers and gardens all around, beautiful fountain to get married at. You’re right in the heart of Fairhaven in the beautiful Bellingham, WA, so there’s plenty of city life all around. I love this venue and it seriously has it all. Can’t wait to shoot here more next year! They have white tents for reception tables, and a big lawn for fun lawn games. Totally recommend!
Max Capacity: Indoor: 100 / Outdoor: 250
Price Range: Quote Upon Request
Parking: Plenty all around the venue. Total 90 cars.
This one’s for all my elopement adventurous couples! Mt. Rainier is gorgeous all around and no matter what park you go to within the national park, you’ll have plenty of nature mountain vibes, forest, and so much more beauty. I love going to Sunrise Visitor Center, Paradise, and Tipsoo Lake within Mt. Rainier National Park. You’ll need a Mt. Rainier National Park Pass (which you can pay for online or at the pay booth before entering the park. At Tipsoo Lake, you don’t have to pay for a MRNPP but you do need a Discovery Pass. Puppies are also not allowed at all in the national park.
Max Capacity: Unlimited
Price Range: $60 for wedding permit / $100 for photography permits
Parking: Plenty. Recommend to go during the week (July-October)
I shot a wedding here last February for Valentines Day and it was truly amazing. We went up to the top floor on the roof and captured family portraits and bridal portraits overlooking the entire downtown Seattle. It was absolutely amazing and then we got to have their elopement ceremony on the top floor as well during blue hour and it was just really gorgeous and fun. You don’t get to choose where you’ll hold your ceremony, but if you request a certain spot like up on the roof or in a more pretty area within the courthouse with the judge, they might accommodate. It’s also first come, first serve, so make sure you have your payment, paperwork, and everything you’ll need to get married. Judges are available after 4:30pm and it is first come first serve.
Max Capacity: 8 people per party
Price Range: $100-$150
Parking: Street Parking/ Parking Garage
This gorgeous venue is located in the beautiful Snohomish, WA area and has such beautiful views. You have this cool getting ready space, indoor or outdoor ceremony options, reception space that’s long and opens up to look out over their deck and fields. Also, you’re right by some train tracks which make for some fun golden hour photos. Lots of space for parking, dancing, partying, and great spots for photos. If you’re looking for a more nature setting that’s not too far from Seattle, this is your space.
Max Capacity: 350
Price Range: Quote upon Request
Parking: Plenty Gravel Lot Parking
While Pioneer Square is not technically a Seattle wedding venue, you can hold your elopement or smaller ceremony within the square. It’s gorgeous all year round and has plenty of vintage bricks, vines, and adorable storefronts. Bring in some chairs, an altar, whatever you’d like to have a fun, intimate, downtown Seattle ceremony.
Max Capacity: Unlimited
Price Range: Free
Parking: Street Parking/ paid parking lots near by
I can’t say enough great things about this venue. I love the Cozy Cabin! You’ve probably seen a ton of amazing elopements held here at this famous A-frame cabin, and for good reason! It’s so gorgeous, right on a river, and has that #pnw vibe you’re looking for. If you’re more of a nature-loving couple who want a smaller wedding day with fewer guests, this is the cabin for you. Plenty of space for photos,
Max Capacity: 6 in Cabin / Probably 10-15 people
Price Range: $293/night
Parking: Not a ton, but you can get 10-15 people there.
Such a fun and gorgeous wedding venue if you’re more east of the mountains. This venue has it all: glamorous garden wedding vibes, this fun arch way, roses and greenery everywhere, and they maintain their property oh so gorgeously. They have a getting ready house, reception space, and large ceremony gazebo with fountains all around. Definitely a fun venue to check out!
Max Capacity: 200
Price Range: Contact for Quote
Parking: Plenty in gravel lot.
If you want more of a country feel with a gorgeous barn, open fields, and charm, this venue is for YOU. I highly recommend checking out The Cattle Barn for all it’s country charm and awesomeness. Plenty of parking, bathrooms, an entire getting ready house, gorgeous barn, and a large patio with lights, fire pits, and open fields of photos and a ceremony. There are so many great photo spots here and I’m always finding new spots to take family portraits or bridals throughout the property. So stunning and love it!
Max Capacity: 150
Price Range: $4750 for Saturdays + $3000 for Sundays
This is such a COOL HOTEL! They have their own ceremony rooms within the hotel and then you can head into the restaurant or head back up to your room and you don’t have to go anywhere. They have in house catering with their restaurant, and plenty of great staff members to help turn over a room and make sure you’re good to go. Such a fun space and I recommend checking it out if you want to get married in the heart of Seattle. You’re right on the docks/ piers, too, so you can adventure to more docks and boardwalks for photos as well.
Max Capacity: Depends on selected room
Price Range: Depends on room + total number of guests
Parking: Hotel Parking lot/ paid parking lots near by
Thanks for checking out my Top 10 Best Seattle Wedding Venues! Overall, I hope this helps a ton with figuring out what wedding venues sound best to you and where you want to go!! There are so many more amazing wedding venues in Seattle and beyond but this is just a little taste 🙂 Have an awesome time wedding planning!