July 30, 2020
Here are photo tours of the best 10 wedding venues in Washington state and around the greater Seattle area! Covid doesn’t have to stop the planning process. Plus, wedding planning is so much more fun when someone else has done some research for you 😉
Be sure to contact the venues with any questions you have! These venues are great at adapting and creating gorgeous weddings no matter how small. Meeting with all the owners, I can say for certain these are some of the most caring venues to work with. I feel like 2020 should be canceled, but I believe these venues remind us that love is never canceled.
This list of the best 10 wedding venues in Washington is in no particular order because they are all amazing for any bride. So without further ado……….
This stunning venue won “BEST SUNSET VENUE” by Seattle bride in 2019. The Admiral’s house is a historical landmark where the US Admiral’s families would reside. It was also the place for the military and government leaders to formally entertain royalty and foreign officials.
Maximum Guest Count: 250
Vendors allowed: Any vendor is allowed. If they have not been there before or recently, then they must have an onsite meeting to go over procedures at least 30 days before the event.
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: The couples are allowed a one-hour rehearsal within two days of the event, dinner can be added for a fee.
Package information: The venue is theirs for 16 hours use on the day of the event. The venue range is $14,500 to 18,500 plus 12.5% of the onsite invoices on the day of the event.
Rentals that are included:
Extra information: The possibility for a very private, and personal wedding at the Admirals House are endless.
This rustic-glam barn venue is located in Bonney Lake, Washington. The Kelley Farm event venue is easily accessible from Seattle and Tacoma. It has a gorgeous bridal cottage and a relaxing Grooms he shed.
Maximum Guest Count: The barn can hold 300 guests and more capacity is available outside.
Vendors allowed: Any caterers must be chosen from Kelley Farm’s list of qualified and experienced caterers.
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: Rehearsals are allowed and cost $200/hr
Package information: Visit their Contact page for pricing information
Extra information: Check out Kelley Farm’s website FAQ page for more information.
The Fremont Foundry is the perfect mix of modern, classy vibes and charming Seattle history. It has the most beautiful dancing space with a 20 ft ceiling, a gorgeous chandelier, and a sky-lit atrium. This venue has lots of space to create the wedding of a lifetime.
Maximum Guest Count: Weddings, 225. Corporate receptions, 850.
Vendors allowed: Outside vendors that are allowed are photographers, videographers, officiant and specialty rental services. Catering, beverage, floral and coordination services are offered in house.
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: Rehearsal dinner packages are available Sunday through Friday with pricing starting at $125/pp.
Package information: Events may occur between hours of 5 pm – 11 pm. Setup access starts at 2 pm and cleanup must occur by 12 am. All-inclusive weddings start at $225/pp. Rentals that are included:
Extra information: Fremont Foundry is proud to be part of Landmark Event Co. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding and events industry, through curated meals, exceptional experiences, and premium coordination services. This is how we celebrate!
The Castle Rock Lavender Farm is south of Seattle and is worth the drive. This venue is a gorgeous place to enjoy the peaceful outdoors while you celebrate your love with family. There is plenty of space to create whatever wedding you have dreamed of with the most beautiful lavender field for a backdrop.
Maximum Guest Count: 200
Vendors allowed: The couple can choose any vendors they want including caterers.
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: One-hour rehearsal is included the week prior to the event. They have had rehearsal dinners here on the farm, so it is negotiable.
Package information: Rentals are included with the venue price of $2500 which includes: Exclusive use of the property from 10 am-10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (9 am-9 pm Sunday-Thursday)
Extra information: The couples who book receive a few bundles of fresh or dried lavender. Check out their lavender shop for more lavender products.
The 101 is a gorgeous open space that is great for any wedding. It has classic open white brick walls and a built-in bar with an open concept. It’s great for any couple who loves the lively nightlife and rich history that this venue has to offer.
Maximum Guest Count: 220 seated or 350 standing
Vendors allowed: All vendors who are insured are allowed
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: Depending on availability and some additional costs.
Starting rate is $5,200 for 2021 and includes:
Tables and chairs for up to 200 guests
Extra information: We offer hourly rates for Monday thru Thursday events. Additional services we offer coordination, photo booth, linens, pipe & drape, and additional security. Check out more details here.
This charming venue has a laid back, vintage garden vibe, with some spectacular photo ops around the property and in the house if you’re into a modern Victorian vibe. Couples really love having the whole weekend at Orting Manor available to them at an affordable price.
Maximum Guest Count: 175
Vendors allowed: This venue has an open vendor policy, with bartenders and caterers licensed and insured.
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: The full weekend rental includes ample time for a rehearsal dinner on-site.
Package information: Most popular package is the full weekend. This includes overnight rental of the Manor, which can accommodate up to 10. The rental time is Friday at 3 pm through Sunday at 10 am, and this is currently priced at $5,950. We also have one-day venue rentals and full-service micro wedding packages. The rentals that are included:
Extra information: We have a laid back, vintage garden vibe, with some spectacular photo ops around the property and in the house if you’re into the kind of a modern Victorian vibe. The house was built in 1901 and is full of original charm and features. Couples really love having the whole weekend available to them at an affordable price.
If you love flowers and all that Washington has to offer, then Pine Creek Nursery is the perfect place to plan a wedding. This nursery has every detail intentionally cared for and the plants show it. It is the perfect place to have lots of outdoor portraits for any couple, even the not so outdoorsy type.
Maximum Guest Count: Outdoor 250, Indoor 150
Vendors allowed: All vendors allowed
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: A 2-hour rehearsal is included for the 12-hour rental.
Package information: Peak season Saturdays are $4,500 with full access to the grounds, chairs and tables, caterers kitchen, 3 wheel chair restroom, 1200 square foot bridal suite, parking, 2 hour rehearsal, access to all buildings, fire pit, pond and water features.
Extra information: See these gorgeous examples of what you can expect when you book with Pine Creek Nursery.
Events on 6th can give you a classic wedding with some gorgeous Instagram-worthy touches. This stunning Gothic church has an amazing traditional wedding ceremony sanctuary and modern reception areas.
Maximum Guest Count: 150 (170 has been done.) Contact the venue here for more info.
Vendors allowed: Any vendor is allowed. If the couple does go with a caterer that is not on the preerred vendor list then there is a $300 fee.
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: A 90 minute rehearsal is available for the couple without a dinner.
Package information: Summer Pricing: $4,300 for Saturdays and $3,300 for Fridays for 10 hours of time (or as few as 6), a 90 minute rehearsal, and two, 1-hour planning sessions. Tables and chairs are included! Decorations, dishes, sound system, food, bar, officiant, photographer, etc. are NOT included.
Fridays are flexible; you can reduce the number of hours down to 6 AND if you are finished by 5pm take $500 off your price. Contact Lesley for details!
7am is the earliest you may arrive; 11pm is the latest you may go (save that last hour for your grand exit, cleanup, and departure). You may pay to go to midnight. Additional hours may be purchased.
March, April, May: deduct $300
November, December, January, February: deduct $600
Not serving alcohol?
Take $200 off! Couples have gotten creative with hot cocoa and espresso bars and fancy waters and sodas. Save money and hit the local bars later for an after-party!
Within Sodo is a gorgeous modern speak-easy style wedding venue that was born out of a metal shop and industrial equipment sales warehouse. This venue has endless opportunities with all of its many rooms and a private, cozy feel. There is a great view of Seattle with a semi-covered rooftop.
Maximum Guest Count: 625 standing cocktail style, 200 for a seated ceremony
Vendors allowed: They are an open vendor venue, outside of the bar program
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: Rehearsals are welcome based on schedule availability, but do incur an additional fee.
Package information: Rented per rooms and a number of configurations are possible (though the rooms must connect in a meaningful way). Included is very minimal patio furniture on the rooftop and cocktail lounge furniture in the Parlor.
The Rooftop Deck
FRI & SAT | OFF-SEASON (October-June)
The Parlor / $550 (available until 10pm)
The Lounge / $750
The Gallery / $750
The Ballroom / $900
The Rooftop Deck / $900
FRI & SAT | SUMMER (July-September)
The Parlor / $550 (available until 10pm)
The Lounge / $1,000
The Gallery / $900
The Ballroom / $1,100
The Rooftop Deck / $1,250
The Parlor / $550
The Lounge / $450
The Gallery / $450
The Ballroom / $550
The Rooftop Deck / $550
Extra information: In regards to Covid-19. They are staying updated on the latest information from the CDC, the WHO, local, and state authorities. Insisting that common-sense measures are being used at all of the events to minimize any risks of transmission. This includes doing their part to ensure that the venue is cleaned and disinfected, properly signed to encourage social distancing (if required), and making sure all of the employees are all being screened.
Maximum Guest Count: (pre-COVID) 175 inside & 300 outside. Currently in Phase 2: 100 outside & 78 inside
Vendors allowed: They welcome all vendors
Rehearsal dinners for the couple: A 1 hour rehearsal is included in wedding packages. The couples have the option to add an hour to host a rehearsal dinner onsite. This is a great opportunity to bring in a food truck! We allow food trucks to drive right onto our lawn when the weather is nice.
Package information: There is a variety of packages for all budgets. Packages range from 2 to 12 hours. We have inclusive options as well to make planning a breeze! Most of the wedding packages include in house décor and linen rental!
Extra information: They are open year-round, and host all types of events (not just weddings!) They welcome creativity and offer very versatile spaces.
There are so many amazing beautiful wedding venues in the pacific northwest, but these venues truly put their couples first. That is why I think they deserve to be called the best 10 wedding venues in Washington state.
Be sure to contact me if you are planning to have a wedding at one of these amazing venues, or anywhere else!
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