Unique Seattle Wedding Venues for Ceremony and Reception

by Judith Cartier Oliver on June 9, 2013

Here are some of my favorite Seattle Wedding Venues.  Please know this list is not even exhaustive but I chose a mix of different style venues to help get you started on your search for the perfect place for you to have your wedding and reception.   As you think about the venues here are some questions to help get you started.

  • Think about what you want your total budget to be?
  • Do you want your wedding ceremony and reception all together  in one setting or do you want only a reception at the venue?
  • For your reception, do you want to have a formal sit down dinner or do you want to have a more casual setting with hors d’ouevre’s and general seating?
  • Do you need space for music and dancing?
  • Do you need a central location for your venue especially if you have out of town guests arriving?
  • What type of setting have you envisioned for your wedding?  Do you want formal elegant, rustic, vintage?

Ok, now you are ready to get started. Below I have provided information on some of the venues I think are more unique and offer  a range of service as well as price ranges.

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Bell Harbor located on the Seattle Waterfront offers several different event settings to choose from with gorgeous views of panoramic views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and Downtown Seattle.  There are several settings they offer which also include the Maritime Event Center and the World Trade Center.  

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Jewel Hospitality  manages 4 unique locations in the greater Seattle Area from the Great Hall at Union Station downtown, Stone Manor which offers a lush elegant venue, Stimson-Greene  Manor which offers a darker old century flavor  to the Canal near the Ballard locks that offers a more contemporary feel and has a fantastic view of the water.

Herban Feast offers a private venue event space located in Sodo Park district just south of downtown Seattle.  Many describe the setting giving a rustic  barn feel with elegant décor that brings a beautiful dreamy effect. The venue features high ceilings with exposed beams, “an urban loft” design.  They offer a full range of services.

For  something a little more understated, a little hidden gem is the Melrose Market Studio located on the edge of Capitol Hill in Seattle.  They offer full day pricing for the space for $750 –$2500 on the premium weekends.  The space has red brick walls, high ceilings, Douglas Fir beams and polished concrete floors and really can give you the warmth of the Northwest history. This may be just the right space if you are looking for a space in which you can create a very unique celebration.

Thinking about a Vintage style wedding?  The Georgetown Ballroom may be just the right venue for you.  Located south of downtown in the Georgetown district, this hall offers flexibility with their space and there is also an outside patio area which I imagine would be fantastic in the summertime.  There are exposed Beams, brick walls, flexibility for decorating and even a stage.  It is described as funky, eclectic and charming.

Hopefully reviewing some of these venues has helped get you started.  Take a look at their websites to gather information.  Look at photo images of different events that have taken place there to get an idea for how your decoration ideas might fit.  Schedule visits to view the facilities and meet the staff or coordinator. Make sure that you compare several venues, even if the first one seems perfect.   Trust your gut, you will know which Seattle wedding venue feels just right for your wedding day!

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