The Best Seattle Wedding Locations and Venues

Top Venues for Your Dream Ceremony

Seattle wedding venues
••• Jana Hughes

You can get married just about anywhere in Seattle. Seattle's location close to the water makes shore-front weddings ideal (and picturesque!), but far from the only options. Wedding venues range from hotel ballrooms, public parks, sprawling manor or estate properties, event spaces or lobbies at museums, or on a boat.

The only real trick is deciding what kind of location suits your dream wedding—and if you can afford it. If staying in budget is a high priority, consider this list of affordable wedding locations.

  • 01 of 09

    Get Married at a Hotel

    Seattle Hotel Wedding
    ••• Seattle Hotel Wedding. Copyright Wedding Photography by Jon Day

    Many hotels have event spaces or ballrooms available for weddings large and small. If you seek an affordable wedding or reception space, you can look to two-star and three-star establishments. While not all mid-level hotels have event space, the ones that do are far cheaper than Seattle’s upscale choices. But if you can afford it, Seattle’s four- and five-star hotels are especially fine choices for a wedding or reception. Some offer wedding package deals and most have planners to help you organize your perfect day.

    Exceptional Seattle Hotels for a Wedding

  • 02 of 09

    Get Married on a Boat

    Seattle Boat Wedding
    ••• Seattle Boat Wedding. Copyright mikeyskatie

    The Seattle area has a plethora of lakes, canals and shoreline all along the Puget Sound. Needless to say, there are many opportunities to have a wedding on shore, with a spectacular water view, or on a boat. Weddings on boats can be anything from a private affair for two to a large party with all your friends and family.

    The MV Skansonia

    The MV Skansonia is a retired Washington State ferry that was in service from 1929 to 1967. Today, the ferry sits on the north shore of Lake Union and serves as a great waterfront wedding space. – 205 NE Northlake Way, A Dock, Seattle – 206-545-9109

    Argosy Cruises

    Argosy offers a wide array of wedding and/or reception options. You can charter one of Argosy’s eleven ships, which vary in size. You can reserve one of four private rooms on the fleet’s largest ship, Royal Argosy. You can even enjoy dinner for two and arrange for the captain to marry you without any guests in attendance at all. – 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Seattle – 206-676-3145

    Waterways...MORE Cruises

    Waterways Cruises also allows you to get married on the water on a private yacht. There are several wedding and reception packages to choose from, or design your own experience. – 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle – 206-223-2060

  • 03 of 09

    Get Married Overlooking the Water

    Seattle Waterfront Wedding
    ••• Seattle Waterfront Wedding. Copyright Glenn Fleishman

    With so many splendid water vistas in the Seattle area, a wedding perched on the shore is a very Northwest way to go. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to find venues with a view of the water. Alternately, if your wedding party is small or you’re looking for a reception site, the many waterfront restaurants in Seattle, Tacoma and often have private rooms available.

  • 04 of 09

    Get Married at a Manor or Mansion

    Seattle Country Wedding
    ••• Seattle Country Wedding. Copyright BethOlsonCreative

    Located in the city as well and in the country are historic mansions and structures that offer highly romantic places for wedding ceremonies. Often these venues double as indoor/outdoor spots—pastoral outdoor settings in the summer and cozy weddings by a roaring fireplace in the winter. If you’re seeking a truly romantic surrounding, it’s hard to beat these hideaways.

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  • 05 of 09

    Get Married at a Convention Center or Larger Event Space

    Seattle Convention Center Weddings
    ••• Seattle Convention Center Weddings. Copyright Tracy Hunter

    Modern and elegant, convention centers and event spaces are ideal for large weddings and receptions. After all, not just anywhere can seat 400+ guests (even among larger venues).

    • World Trade Center Seattle – 2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle – 206-956-4588 - Can seat 90 or up to 180 for standing receptions.
    • Lynnwood Convention Center - 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood – 425-640-7615 - Receptions for up to 300 guests and ceremonies for up to 260.
    • Benaroya Hall – 200 University Street, Seattle – 206-215-4800 - Can seat 550 or space for 1200 at a standing reception.
    • Pioneer Park Pavilion – 330 S. Meridian Avenue, Puyallup – 253-841-5518 - Can seat up to 400 or up to 558 standing.
    • Enumclaw Expo Center Field House – 1456 Roosevelt Avenue E, Enumclaw – 360-615-5631 - Up to 300 seated or 700 standing.
  • 06 of 09

    Get Married Indoors

    Seattle Indoor Wedding Spaces
    ••• Seattle Indoor Wedding Spaces. Copyright Chas Redmond

    For at least six months of the year, Western Washington is far from ideal for outdoor weddings. This means if you want to get married between October and March, you’re probably going to be looking at indoor spaces. While there are many to choose from, some stand out for unique décor, architectural touches, or spectacular atmosphere!

  • 07 of 09

    Get Married in the Mountains

    Mt. Rainier Weddings
    ••• Mt. Rainier Weddings. Copyright .curt.

    Washington State has no shortage of mountain destinations. From the hills surrounding Mt. Rainier to lodges tucked into the passes, mountain lodges offer pristine natural surrounds and often amazing views.

  • 08 of 09

    Get Married at a Museum

    Seattle Museum Weddings
    ••• Seattle Museum. Kristin Kendle

    Museum weddings can add a little touch of something extra to your special day. For instance, at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, you can get married in the glass hot shop, or hold your ceremony or reception under the grand rotunda at Union Station.

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  • 09 of 09

    Get Married in Other Beautiful Locations

    Beautiful places to get married in Washington
    ••• Beautiful places to get married in Washington. THE Laura Smith