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The 10 best wedding venues in Seattle

Choosing the 10 best wedding venues in Seattle is an impossible task! And it is entirely arbitrary. So, I’m going to share a few photos and a little bit about what makes these venues so special to me. These are ranked in no particular order; they are not the best wedding venues nor are they the only great wedding venues in Seattle. There are plenty of other great wedding venues in the greater Seattle area, but this list mean to be a helpful starting point when planning for your wedding.

#1 Roche Harbor Resort
What I love

Roche Harbor Resort is without question one of the best wedding locations in Washington State. It’s remote, beautiful, has wonderful food and accommodations for guests are only a short walk away. It is a mini destination wedding paradise! Can you tell that I love Roche Harbor?!

Challenges

It takes a lot of time and logistics to get there from Seattle.
On busy summer weekends it can be pretty packed. It may cost a little to have your wedding vendors make the trek to San Juan Island.

#2 Olympic Rooftop Pavilion
What I love

The Olympic Rooftop Pavilion is a unique and rare wedding gem in Ballard. Ballard is an active and fun neighborhood but has a shortage of good places for weddings. The Pavilion steps up with world class food and one of a kind Ballard views. Want to grab a cocktail with your fiancé before your ceremony? Ballard has that. Want to go explore in a relaxed city environment? Ballard has that. Want to stay in the penthouse just feet from your ceremony location? Ballard has that.

Challenges

You have to love Ballard and great food. If you do, this is a great choice! There are not many other hotels around so it can be very crowded with all the other wedding parties getting ready on weekends.

#3 MV Skansonia
What I love

The view! It has to be the best one in Seattle, hands down. Is there a better way to show off the city to out of town guests? It’s also under new management and as of summer 2019 the food is on point!

Challenges

It’s a bit of a quirky venue with lots of potential. I’m excited to see what changes with there new and well regarded management by The Ruins.

#4 Sodo Park
What I love

This is a beautiful space with the reputation of great food and service. It is a wonderful option for large urban weddings. It can be wonderful as is or it can be transformed into many different looks!

Challenges

It’s a big space! Maybe that is a plus also? On hot summer days it can get pretty warm inside, so plan accordingly.

#5 Center for Urban Horticulture
What I love

They have a secluded meadow that is great for being in nature! This is a rare thing in the city. It’s a great option for melding city and nature.

Challenges

There indoor space is not great aesthetically. It can be made better by draping it with curtains.

#6 DeLille Cellars / Chateau Lil

What I love

This is absolutely one of the best venues in the great Seattle area. The building looks like something out of French wine country and their back yard garden is epic epic epic and has class and style written all over it. I just heard they have a major expansion in the works. I wonder what awesomeness awaits?

Challenges

Depending on the size of your wedding it can be a little small. But wait, they are adding to the building? 🙂

#7 Red Rabbit Farm
What I love

If you love the ocean but also love meadows, nature and great food this is a hidden gem! Farm to table style food, outdoor ceremony location in a meadow with a view of the ocean behind. Epic.

Challenges

Small indoor space that is not suitable for a full size wedding. It would not work well on a rainy day.

#8 Rosario

What I love

Space! If you compare Rosario to Roche Harbor it has a very spacious and open feel. And you are on the water with a lot of great locations around for your ceremony. It’s great!

Challenges

The indoor reception locations can be a bit generic. Put some thought into decor.

#9 Alderbrook Resort
What I love

It takes a bit of time to get here, but once you arrive there is no place better to be. On the water with boats and ocean air, it really is a resort!

Challenges

It takes some time to get here. The indoor locations are lackluster and perhaps a bit generic.

#10 Jardin del Sol
What I love

It’s a beautiful garden location! If you have dreamed of a backyard wedding location up-leveled, this is the spot!

Challenges

No good indoor location. A tent is the option for rain.

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Comments

Dear Lucas, Thank you for making us readers understand that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder through your photographs. You have highlighted every venue so beautifully through the eyes of your camera and the short extracts you have given for each picture. Capturing that very special moment that every couple would want to complete their day of love is your talent.

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