Seattle has my heart for a million different reasons – the iconic city skyline, the waterfront scenery, the manyyyy delicious restaurants. . . I could go on and on. But one of my FAVORITE parts of living in the Seattle area is the insane access we have to some of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest (Mt. Rainier, I’m looking at you)! This is why Seattle makes for such a phenomenal location to tie the knot, whether you’re looking to have an intimate celebration in the middle of a rainforest, a bougie reception at a 5-star restaurant in the city, or a little bit of both. Sooo I’ve put together this guide to the 15 best Seattle wedding venues to help you find the perfect spot for your dream day, with venues ranging from treehouses, to European-inspired manors, alllll the way to luxury ski resorts in the mountains & more!
A quick note: this list does include a variety of venues both right in Seattle & near the Seattle area, so a few of them do require a little more of a drive from the city! I’ll be sure to include where they’re located so you know exactly what & where you’re looking at 🙂
By the end of this guide you miiiight find yourself having a hard time choosing just one – so keep in mind that you can ALWAYS host a vow renewal or anniversary celebration at a different location later on if you just can’t pick 😉 Ready to fall in love with literally every single venue on this list?!
If you’re looking for PNW wedding venues a little further south, check out my guide to the Top 5 Oregon Wedding Venues instead!
WithinSodo is one of my all-time fave venues in Seattle, located in the heart of the charming Sodo neighborhood about 10 minutes south of downtown. Built from an existing industrial shop, the goal of WithinSodo was to create spaces that had room not only for beautiful design & aesthetics, but also for functionality – and that absolutely comes through as soon as you see the venue. With its wide variety of versatile, open spaces, WithinSodo is definitely one of the top places to get married if you’re looking for a venue that you can really customize to fit your unique day! Oh, and in total, the venue has space for 625 people on both floors – so you won’t have to worry one bit about having enough space to fit everyone, whether you’re having a small soirée with 20 of your closest friends or a rockin’ party with 300 of ‘em!
Here’s a quick glance at all the different spaces that WithinSodo has to offer:
You heard me right – THREE bars, a.k.a. enough to keep your party going allll night, ALL throughout the venue! And did I mention the rooftop deck? I think I did, but I can’t stop drooling over it. It’s probably one of my favorite parts of the whole venue: perfect for a first look with the Seattle skyline in the background, or a cocktail hour under the setting sun!
If you’d rather be a little further away from the noise of the city & celebrate at a breathtaking island mansion instead, The Manor House on Bainbridge Island is a dream come true! Located at Pleasant Beach Village, this 1920’s Tudor-style venue provides the perfect combination of gorgeous waterfront scenery, top-notch landscaping & greenery, and romantic spaces to host your celebration with up to 150 guests. I am in looove with the views you get of Puget Sound (they’re west-facing, meaning you get to see the sun set over the water!), and the way you get both the peacefulness of nature AND a luxurious venue to decorate as you please!
The Manor House offers a few different spaces to move through during your wedding day, each one unique and absolutely gorgeous in its own way:
I’m still reeling over the Solarium and all the dreamy portraits I got to take when I shot a wedding at the Manor House recently (see a few below!)😍 If you get married at the Manor House, you’ll also get access to a huge collection of event rentals, furniture, linens, & glassware, as well as an in-house catering team that specializes in Italian-American cuisine. Yes please!!
Love is Blind fans, where you at? If you watched season 4 this past year, then you might recognize this one – because North Fork Farm is where all the weddings were held! Nestled right at the base of Mount Si, North Fork Farm is a freaking GORGEOUS farm venue in Snoqualmie with 10 acres of space to enjoy, grassy fields galore, and stunning mountain scenery. The indoor space can fit up to 125 people seated at either rectangular or round tables, or 200 people outdoors, so you’ve got plenty of room to be with all of your loved ones, in addition to the whole-ass 10 acres you get to explore!
If you want to check out the venue before you can actually make it in-person, they’ve got a great virtual tour up on their website, or you can schedule a virtual live tour where they’ll get on a video call with ya and walk you through it. The team at North Fork Farms is SO helpful to couples from the moment you inquire, and even offers a set-up package so you don’t have to take care of any setup for the big day!
The farm is also only 3 miles from Snoqualmie Falls, so you could totally hop over to the falls for some portraits when you have a break during your day🙌
An upscale winery with a view? Count me in! Swiftwater Cellars is a stunning winery & restaurant in the eastern Cascades, mixing the quintessential beauty of the Pacific Northwest with a little bit of classy yet slightly rustic charm. Located in Cle Elum, this venue has a variety of ceremony & reception sites available that can fit up to 250 people (some spaces can fit even more!), including:
Swiftwater Cellars even has its own renowned chef to help you curate the perfect, most mouthwatering menu ever for your day, as well as a team of experienced staff who will help you set up & take down your ceremony and reception. Honestly, it’s hard to find a better venue in this area of the Cascade Mountain Range that’s still within driving distance of the city!
If your dream has always been to tie the knot at a cozy lodge in the woods, where you can hear the waves hitting the shore and spend time by the fire with your closest loved ones, then Kiana Lodge is the one for youuuu my friend. It’s the perfect blend of that rustic charm you’d find in an old family cabin in the woods & the beautiful elegance of an upscale, well-manicured wedding venue! Surrounded by massive cedars and first, and home to a ton of vibrant flowers in the warmer seasons + lush plants galore, Kiana Lodge is seriously one of THE most breathtaking venues in the Poulsbo area. You’ll enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, scenic views of Puget Sound, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, soft leather couches, and delicious bites + drinks, all just an hour away from Seattle. I can already picture a super woodsy wedding here at Kiana Lodge, filled with deep greens and golds and all things PNW-esque🌲
20 acres of private land, romantic AF English garden landscapes, dreamy terraces, dramatic staircases, and mountain views peeking through the trees – what more could you ask for from a wedding venue in the Seattle area?! I know I’ve said this about sooo many of these venues so far, but Rock Creek Gardens is absolutely, 100% a top favorite of mine. It’s simply one of the dreamiest, most enchanting spots for a wedding in the PNW and literally has EVERYTHING you could dream up, whether you’re having a tiny wedding with 3 guests or a large celebration with 300! I’m a sucker for any type of wedding venue with a garden, but this one takes the cake: with beautifully-manicured gardens galore, lush foliage surrounding your every move, and endless spots to mingle with your loved ones, Rock Creek Gardens is the epitome of romance. It literally feels like you’re in your own little private fairytale, with the massive trees all around you and the dense forest creating such a quiet, intimate atmosphere!!
The Kelley Farm is the ideal venue for couples who fell in love with that rustic-barn-wedding-vibe that was crazy popular a few years back, but want to make it a little more elevated✨ With a spacious, rustic-glam barn, romantic gardens, gorgeous views, and a team of pros on hand to serve every couple, the Kelley Farm is such a fantastic venue in Bonney Lake! It’s easily accessible from Seattle, but you totally get to escape from the busyness of the city and instead experience a little bit of upscale country charm, from wide-open farm fields to a dreamy garden to the elegant barn that opens up to a secluded patio. There are sooo many little spots to enjoy on this farm, and your guests will have plenty of space to spread out across the venue as it has space for 300 guests (or even more if you add an additional tent)! And the sunset is BOMB here, since you get gorgeous west-facing views from the private patio – perfect for a sunset ceremony, cocktail hour, or dance party🎶 There are even two spacious getting ready suites for the couple and their friends to enjoy before the ceremony: a charming little cottage and rustic wood quarters in the trees!
Okayyyy greenhouse lovers – if you’ve been waiting for a bright & airy greenhouse wedding venue to show up on this list, it’s finally happening! Allow me to introduce Farm 12, a breathtaking venue in Puyallup that boasts not only a spacious event hall, an open-air courtyard, and wide-open fields, but also the most gorgeous greenhouse ready for that vibrant, elegant wedding you’ve been dreaming of 😍
The Farm 12 Event Hall is the venue’s signature space, boasting an abundance of rustic charm and modern elegance with a TON of space to host your ceremony and/or reception, as well as a set of roll-up doors that let in plenty of natural light. Then the Festival Barn Courtyard is more of an open-air space that’s perfect for a smaller ceremony, or for when you’re ready to move the party outside and enjoy the fresh air for the evening.
Aaand finally, we have the Loveland Greenhouse*, which is every greenhouse-lovers’ literal dream come true. It feels like it’s straight off a Pinterest board!! You’ll get to enjoy 4,400 square feet and a huge, basically blank canvas to design your perfect celebration. The natural light is to die for, and will make literally ANY type of wedding look amazing – whether you’re going with an elegant, neutral color palette or something a little more bold & bright!
*The Greenhouse isn’t available for weddings between February-June, so make sure to schedule your date accordingly!
Prefer to stay in the city, but still want nature to play a huge role in the atmosphere of your day? The MV Skansonia is a premier waterfront venue located right on Lake Union, with picturesque views of the city skyline, a large outdoor deck, and incredible farm-to-fork catering provided by Herban Feast. Did I mention it’s a BOAT?! Seriously, what a freaking cool and one-of-a-kind wedding venue! The upscale nautical theme and elegant environment create an unforgettable ambiance, both outdoors on the deck overlooking the water and inside for receptions. And because it is Seattle, and rain is to be expected throughout the majority of the year, it’s easy to move your ceremony inside onto the side of the boat with the cocktail area space + dance floor! If you want a truly unique venue that delivers the iconic Seattle experience out on the water, then the MV Skansonia is the place to be!
I honestly cannot believe some of these venues are real, and that I live so dang CLOSE to them, just because of how absolutely gorgeous they are. This one sits near the top of that list of places that seem wayyy too dreamy to be real life: Treehouse Point in Issaquah! It is LITERALLY a venue full of luxury treehouses in the middle of the woods. Need I say more to convince you?? Oh, and it was also highlighted in that Treehouse Masters show on Animal Planet back in 2013!
Located just 30 minutes from Seattle along the Raging River, Treehouse Point offers lodging to the public as well as one of the most unique wedding & elopement venues in the state. It’s an actual fairytale come true, boasting a variety of upscale (and up high, lol) treehouses featuring modern amenities, rustic charm, and allll the cozy forest vibes. I adore this venue because not only is it SO PICTURESQUE and romantic, but also because it doubles as a place for you to stay – and a magical one at that!! Just imagine yourselves waking up the morning of your wedding in a treehouse and heading out onto your private deck to enjoy your coffee & breakfast, listening to the sounds of the forest and enjoying the peace and quiet that nature has to offer. Ummm sounds like my dream vacay!
Plus, when you have your wedding at Treehouse Point, you’ll get exclusive access to the property and overnight accommodations for 20 guests, so you can spend as much time with your guests on-site as you want!
Canlis is a high-class restaurant on the Seattle waterfront that sits right atop Queen Anne hill, and is my top recommendation for weddings for couples who want exquisite dishes, gorgeous views, and an unparalleled dining experience in the city! You can host your wedding in the building’s Penthouse, which overlooks Lake Union and Gas Works Park (+ the views are absolutely phenomenal at night), which can accommodate a maximum of 50 guests for a seated dinner and ceremony. Or you can opt for the Executive Room, which boasts beautiful water & mountain views, and is perfect for an intimate seated dinner or cocktail hour of under 30 people! You’ll also have access to the roof and the wine cellar for portraits, as well as a private space called the Caché that can be reserved for the two of you when you need a little break from the party. Canlis is the dream venue for couples who want a taste of modern luxury, but also want little touches of quintessential PNW elements & woodsy vibes!
Let’s get back to another fairytale-esque treehouse wedding venue, shall we? The Emerald Forest is an enchanting micro-wedding venue nestled amongst 30 acres of gorgeous forest near downtown Redmond, about 20 minutes from Seattle. It’s one of THE coolest wedding venues in the state, boasting the dreamiest woodsy vibes and a cozy, luxurious treehouse retreat that can sleep up to four people. It even has a private hot tub, a whole living space, and a long suspension bridge to get there!!
Fun fact: the Emerald Forest is also home to the Emerald Forest Theater, which is an outdoor climb-in movie theater that was actually featured on Treehouse Masters, just like Treehouse Point was! The seating is located 15 feet above the ground, nestled among towering trees, so it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Emerald Forest has a collection of spaces available to couples for micro-weddings and elopements, including the stage beneath the movie screen, a 24’ yurt and a tipi to get ready in, a firepit, a zipline, and even a honeymoon suite treehouse! You also get to use the outdoor theater, where you & your guests can lounge around in various swings, Kodoma Zome pods, and chairs to enjoy a cozy movie experience. This venue is truly one-of-a-kind, and is the total package for PNW micro-weddings & elopements!
Lairmont Manor is a picturesque manor and estate venue in Bellingham that was actually built all the way back in 1914, and is totally a hidden gem in Western Washington! Featuring enchanting gardens, a beautiful fountain, lush greenery galore, dreamy Italianate-style decor and architecture, and a variety of elegant indoor spaces, Lairmont Manor is a freaking stunning spot to hold your wedding, whether you’re having a 10-person elopement or a grand estate celebration with 200 guests. Along with the incredibly charming outdoor area, Lairmont Manor has a ballroom, a formal dining room, a billiards room, and even a grand piano – basically, there’s something beautiful and historic EVERYWHERE you look. And with a dressing space for bridal parties, support from a venue coordinator, a standing bar, and a large summer tent, this venue has thought of everything a couple could need + dream up for their big day!!
Last up on the list of the best Seattle wedding venues is Woodland Meadow Farms, a venue in Snohomish that’s open from May to October – a.k.a. a venue that is allll about helping you create your dream PNW summer wedding! It’s a huge 50-acre vintage-style farm with TONS of trees (duh!), flower meadows, fruit fields, and more, with space to accommodate up to 250 guests. You’ll tie the knot surrounded by lush trees, whether you choose the Woodland Meadow Farms location or their second Dairyland location, which gives you beautiful views of the entire property! Either way, this is the place to get married if you’re looking for a venue that blends the best of both the city & the country – their motto is literally “where city meets country”!
Could you guess by this list that I’m a wedding photographer based in Seattle? And that I’m totally obsessed with Seattle + the surrounding parts of WA? Thought so 😉
I’m Claudia, a wedding photographer who loves all things LOVE and capturing your unique relationship in the moment, just as it is. Whether you’ve always dreamed of having a huge wedding at a mansion outside of the city or you’d rather host an intimate group of loved ones at a fairytale-esque treehouse venue, I’m your gal to document it all. You can learn more about what I offer + see my Seattle wedding pricing here, and then let’s get in touch – I’m so ready to help you start planning your dream day at one of the best Seattle wedding venues out there!
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