From intimate affairs to lavish celebrations, choosing your wedding venue can be overwhelming. The Seattle area is full of many amazing places to say “I do”, like the sweeping landscape of the Olympic Mountains seen across the Puget Sound, to charming farms filled with picturesque views, to treehouse villages nestled in the forests, all the way to downtown industrial-chic buildings with rooftop views! You can’t go wrong in choosing any one of these options, so it all comes down to the vision you have for your day. If you hire a wedding planner (read more here on why I highly suggest you do) they will be able to help you choose a venue for your wedding ceremony, but I have also created a list of Washington wedding venues that I personally love to help get you started on your journey.
Guest count: Up to 200
The 101 is the hottest new wedding venue in Pioneer Square and for good reason! Offering wedding coordinating and your very own client concierge, this space offers some impressive one-on-one experience. The space is freshly remodeled and feels more like an art gallery than an event venue. Your guests will get those historical Seattle city vibes with sophistication and a modern twist. Do your portraits around Pioneer Square to complete the story of your day!
Guest count: Up to 40
Located on Occidental Plaza in the historical district of Pioneer Square, The London Plane is a charming, beautifully lit venue that feels like a cafe in Paris. It’s perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings between 10-50 guests and offers catering and in-house florals. The London Plane is a partnership between Katherine Anderson and the teams behind The Corson Building and Old Chaser Farm.
Guest count: Up to 300
With sky-high ceilings and a fresh, hip, industrial vibe, the Artist’s Loft is a little-known, 6,300 sq. ft. open floor plan venue that will blow your guests’ minds! With concrete floors and a ceiling covered in skylights, it is the perfect space to host a large wedding. Oh, and access to the space is through an 8’ full-size car elevator! How cool is that?
Guest count: Up to 500
Go big or go home! The Great Hall is one of the oldest iconic landmarks in Seattle dating back to 1910. It has a Parisian modern-renaissance-inspired interior with barrel-vaulted ceilings and vintage mosaic tiles throughout. The staff here is on point and includes in-house catering, set up, and tear down. If you’re looking for a ‘wow’ factor then look no further!
Photo by: Kristi Lloyd Photography
Guest count: Up to 200 guests
Located in the heart of Sodo where historic meets contemporary, an old copper and steel fabrication plant gives the option of several different layouts with their 5 distinct rooms. For additional ease of planning, florals, catering, and styling are all available on site.
Guest count: Up to 320
Located in the heart of Seattle’s Sodo district, this venue has claimed a century-old factory as its industrial yet chic backdrop. They offer experienced staff and chefs through Herban Feast, their on-site catering company. This wedding venue space exudes character and old-world charm and has one of the most dramatic ceremony spaces in Seattle.
Guest count: Up to 32 (80 in the summer months)
Built in the 1920s, the Corson Building is a beautiful space that offers a unique atmosphere echoing the opulence of that era. Ceremonies can take place in the charming garden area while the patio offers an ideal setup for cocktail hour. Their menus are seasonally inspired and locally produced and are specially tailored for each event.
Photo by: Greg Finck
Guest count: Up to 80
Imagine getting married in the lush green forest of the Pacific Northwest amongst treehouses, bridges connecting them all. For nature-loving couples, this venue is an excellent option! TreeHouse Point offers packages for both elopements (max of 10 guests) and full weddings (max of 80 guests.) and as a 4-acre property, it is also a great option for destination weddings as it also offers overnight accommodations for up to 18 people.
Photo by: TreeHouse Point
Guest count: Up to 45
Seattle and Pike’s Place Market are synonymous with each other and Matt’s in the Market is a nearby long-time Seattle staple offering up some of the best seafood in the city. If you’re looking for a charming reception restaurant with sweeping views of the waterfront, then Matt’s is your place.
Guest count: Up to 200
DeLille Cellars Chateau draws from French Architecture and is one of the most beautiful wineries in Woodinville. Offering an expansive property full of possibilities, the charm of the venue is overwhelming and is perfect for summer weddings. With ponds, a large barn, lush green forested area, a vineyard, and several options for ceremony sites, this place has it all and even welcomes guests onsite with their family of lamas in the front apple orchard!
Guest count: Up to 250
Located in Snohomish Valley, Dairyland offers another option for those couples looking to get outside of the city. Giant rustic white barns, beautiful ceremony sites, and a space perfect for a ‘family style’ dining experience makes this venue a quintessential modern farmhouse to spend the day with your loved ones. Dairyland also has incredible natural light and tons of amazing places for photo ops.
Photo by: Here Comes the Guide
Guest count: Up to 100
Less than 30 mins north of Seattle, this venue offers the charm of shingle-sided buildings overlooking beautifully curated and maintained gardens and a pond. It offers extensive areas to explore and wonderful opportunities for stunning photos. The aviary is used as the primary location for family-style reception dinner and has incredible natural light.
Photo by: Bella Luna Farms
Guest count: Up to 80
This dreamy venue is Woodinville wine country at its finest. The owner pours his heart and soul into this place and it really shows. The grounds are immaculate and perfectly picturesque all through the lavender season and offer the perfect setting for smaller intimate weddings. They offer white tented banquet dinner seating, gable cafe lights, lawn games, and the best scented lavender fields you can imagine. Sunsets here are epic and the photo opportunities are endless.
Photo by: The Ganeys
Guest count: 400+
Modern industrial vibes meet vintage industrial chic at this awesome new space restored from a 1927 former ice warehouse in Belltown. The two-level venue is perfect for large weddings and can accommodate up to 300+ with its three separate spaces. There’s even a beautiful landscaped courtyard for those warm summer nights. If giant wood beams, dramatic natural light, concrete walls, and steel are your thing, this is the place!
Photo by: Block 41
For more Washington wedding venue ideas, check out this amazingly well-researched list by Ravishing Radish. They also happen to be one of the best caterers and bar service vendors in Seattle!