Rich in natural beauty coupled with loads of national parks and dense forests, Washington takes its moniker of “Evergreen State” to a whole new level. Not only can you score an addictive cup of coffee in Seattle, but also all across the state you can expect amazement. This Pacific Northwest beauty isn’t just loaded up on caffeine and filled with software companies. Washington regales in its naturally gifted scenery. You can marry, celebrate or hunker down with the entire company in settings like ranches, mansions, vineyards, historic buildings and even in a tree house. We have rounded up a few Washington event venues that are sure to having you swooning for a Pacific Northwest gathering too.
Laurel Creek Manor
Nestled in Sumner Valley and just a mile from Highway 410, Laurel Creek Manor relishes in its 1917 foundations. Established by Laurel Cabodi in 2004 when she stumbled upon a gorgeous old home while looking for a location for her son to be married, the manor was then restored to act as a wedding and event venue. The family owned and operated business welcomes events all year round.
For weddings and events, you can select from several settings around the estate for your celebration. Both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions are possible throughout the five-acre estate. Many events take place within the 5,000 square foot house. Complete with elegant architecture with European touches, ceremonies and receptions radiate throughout the large great room. Adorned with dark wood floors, a stone fireplace and dining room with Italian chandeliers, guests are transported to another time and era. For larger events up to 250 guests, you can utilize the two acres of landscaped English gardens, the unique wedding arbor, the two large terraces and cobblestone patios.
Located around one hour from Seattle on Washington’s scenic Vashon Island, the Froggsong Gardens present one of the state’s most coveted outdoor event estates. Stretching across 16 acres, the property exudes the same character and charm of a classic English country estate. For your wedding or event, you’ll be transported to England through the lush landscaping, furnishings, and pavilions. It is no wonder many couples select to host their wedding at Froggsong Gardens.
Surrounded by well-manicured gardens and lawns, colorful flowerbeds and airy pavilions, the estate is perfect for those summer and early fall weddings. Other features to the property include a re-circulating 150-foot stream flowing right through the heart, catering by Herban Feast and an on-site event planning team to take care of even the smallest of details.
Open for events from June to September, you can choose from a variety of venue settings including open patio areas and quiet corners for intimate celebrations of 10 to 25 guests. If your party is a bit larger, Froggsong Gardens outfits with expansive lawn areas to host weddings and galas up to 250 people. Those concerned about the weather are offered large pavilions for big celebrations, rain or shine. Outdoor ceremonies are treated to a number of backdrops throughout the property.
The Great Hall at Union Station
Right in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square, the Great Hall at Union Station makes for a truly unique Washington event space. Considered an iconic landmark, you can wine and dine with your guests in what was once the main concourse of Seattle’s Union Pacific Station. Built in 1910, the former train station now opens up for weddings and events throughout its 11,000 square foot ballroom.
Evoking the days of train travel in the U.S., the Seattle event venue boasts all of those historic and timeless touches. The space features polished limestone walls, black and white tiled floors and a color scheme of champagne, gold and emerald. Accenting its all are 460 twinkling lights on its 55 foot barrel-vaulted ceiling. In addition to the event space with a capacity for up to 500 guests seated, the Great Hall at Union Station also offers in house catering and a vanity bridal suite with floor length mirrors to get ready for your big day.
On the shore of American Lake in Lakewood, just 12 miles south of Tacoma and 42 miles south of Seattle, Thornewood Castle relishes in its uniqueness. The Tudor Gothic historic site is one of the few genuine private castles left in the United States. Occupying 4 acres of land, the 27,000 square foot manor was originally built in 1908 by Chester A. Thorne. The only one of its kind on the west coast, both President William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt stayed here. Open for overnight stays, you can also host your wedding or other special event at the historic castle.
Originally built as a single residence and then later restored into a country inn, Thornewood Castle lends both indoor and outdoor wedding settings. Outdoor weddings can take place in the sunken English gardens, adorned with flowers, sculptures, antique brick walls and a fountain. You can also host your outdoor event out on the grounds for a wedding overlooking the lake. The castle includes a loggia as well for outdoor covered receptions. Indoor weddings transpire in the Great Hall and the Ballroom. The Great Hall equips with ornate Victorian sculpted high ceilings, paneled walls and 16th century stained glass windows. Indoor events like corporate retreats, parties and weddings can accommodate up to 125 guests. Outdoor gatherings can include up to 200 guests.
Tin Roof Barn
Nestled into the White Salmon River Valley, just seven miles north of downtown White Salmon, Tin Roof Barn provides a rural style event venue just one hour from Portland. Surrounded by rolling hills, apple orchards and green pastures, the Pacific Northwest venue centers on its over 100-year-old barn. Completed in 1915 by the Vigus family, the barn offers 3,400 square feet of dining and entertainment space. Featuring large chandeliers, the barn exudes a vintage romance vibe for weddings and events. The barn completes with a catering room, lounge area and built-in wine and beer bar.
Tin Roof Barn also lends several other settings for your big day. The Arbor proves idyllic for ceremonies as it overlooks the apple orchards and lends views of the barn, hay fields, forest and mountains. The area also hosts a Pavilion, an open-air option when the weather doesn’t cooperate with your idea of an uncovered ceremony. You and your guests can also appreciate unique touches like mismatched china place settings, old books and lawn games. In addition to the venue settings provided, you will also have a bridal suite and groom’s room at your disposal along with vintage dining tables and chairs.
When you want a historic yet industrial event venue in Seattle, Sodo Park tends to be the go-to space for weddings and events. Right in the heart of Seattle’s historic SoDo district and a few minutes from the downtown area, the historic yet modern venue occupies a repurposed century old factory building. Hailing from 1907, the former factory was converted into an event space in keeping with an urban loft design. As it can be dressed up or down, it appeals to all kinds of events from weddings to holiday parties to corporate fundraisers and auctions.
The Seattle venue claims 7,500 square feet of floor space, accented with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and reclaimed lighting. As a full service venue, you’ll be treated to seasonal menus and bar service from the award winning Herban Feast Catering. In addition to pre-event planning assistance, event styling and specialty rentals, Sodo Park also lends living room and patio furniture and handcrafted wood tables for your industrial chic gathering. The soaring open-space venue yields a capacity for 325 guests seated events and up to 450 guests for standing affairs.
Bella Luna Farms
Settled into Clearview, less than 30 minutes north of Seattle, Bella Luna Farms maintains that world’s away feel despite being close to the city. Located in a forest on 12 acres, the farm boasts organic gardens, ponds, open fields and a group of European-inspired stone and timber buildings. Bella Luna Farms gives off that fairytale persona in the Pacific Northwest. Originally settled in 1919, Bella Luna Farms even includes extensive vegetable and herb gardens, goats, chickens and a farmstead creamery. The space tends to attract foodies looking to host their celebrations thanks to the emphasis on farm-to-table experiences at Bella Luna Farms.
Bella Luna Farms can host it all from small, intimate gatherings to larger celebrations. Your event can take on different notes, from casual to formal, rustic to refined. The design team on site dreams up an individual experience for each and every event. Weddings are popular in this setting due to its towering evergreens, gardens, ponds, pastureland and European inspired buildings. You’ll have to pinch yourself on whether you are in France or England rather than Washington. Guests can even experience more off beat services when you host your event at Bella Luna Farms. They can partake in cider pressing, cheese making, cooking demonstrations and harvesting, making it a fun choice for corporate events and family gatherings too.
Salish Lodge and Spa
Perched atop Snoqualmie Falls, some 30 minutes east of Seattle and Bellevue, Salish Lodge and Spa provides a resort getaway in the Pacific Northwest. Its 84 guestrooms feature Northwest custom furnishings with fireplaces and jetted tubs. Along with two dining options and a spa, the resort also plays host to weddings, board meetings, and corporate team building retreats.
Salish Lodge and Spa lends several different venue settings. Most wedding ceremonies occur on the Hidden Terrace. The one of a kind space puts you and your guests as close as you can get to the iconic landmark, just steps from the crest of the falls. Available for ceremonies up to 40, you’ll say, “I do,” with the roar of the falls too. Receptions tend to occur in the Salish Ballroom space with its mirror panels and modern chandeliers.
Salish Lodge and Spa also offers up the Atrium for weddings and events, adorned with nine-foot windows, wood-burning fireplace and hand crafted pendant chandelier. The Centennial Green, the lodge’s outdoor wedding space, provides scenic views of the falls and river valley, making it popular for wedding ceremonies. Thanks to its open lawn makeup, you can host events up to 150 guests on the Centennial Green. For more meeting like events, Salish Lodge and Spa lends plenty of newly renovated meeting spaces filled with natural light, fireplaces and Northwest décor.
Settled in between Seattle and Vancouver, Lairmont Manor dazzles in its century old grounds in Bellingham. Roughly 55 miles from Vancouver International Airport, the estate doesn’t just boast history but also award winning gardens. Adorned in an Italian Renaissance style, the mansion is the centerpiece of the estate. Originally known as the Larrabee House, it was commissioned by Charles X Larrabee. With the help of renowned Seattle architect Carl Gould Sr., Lairmont Manor would break ground in 1914. The estate has become a favorite setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions along with other milestone events and gatherings.
If you select this Washington event venue, you will have several settings to choose from to host your event. Inside the mansion is the Grand Hall, an ideal setting for wedding receptions with its giant picture windows, wrought iron detailing and wood panel accents. It even features a viewing balcony to toss the bouquet. Couples can also utilize the property’s gardens. Created in a classical Italian Renaissance style, the gardens include a spacious pavilion and courtyard with a classical fountain. You can have both covered and uncovered wedding ceremonies and receptions on the grounds. Tents are available for those summer and autumn weddings. Lairmont Manor can host weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthdays and corporate events up to 200 people.
With a moniker fit for a fairytale, Storybook Farm presides over bountiful orchards of apples, pears and farms just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. Barn wedding fans swoon over Storybook Farm’s main venue space, a restored barn with all of the quintessential rustic chic touches. Measuring 35’ by 37’, the barn provides an open canvas like setting that you can dress up or down for your wedding or event. It even opens up so that your guests can overflow onto the adjacent lawns.
Coupled with the barn, most ceremonies use the backdrop of the little bunkhouse, perched right next to the old barn. What makes Storybook Farm unique is that you can utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces. Your guests aren’t limited to staying indoors or outside. With plenty of room for a dance floor and catering, Storybook Farm allows events up to 150 guests. It can also host smaller, more intimate events of less than 50 guests.
Right in the heart of downtown Seattle, steps from the waterfront along Elliott Bay, Hotel 1000 has developed a reputation as one of the city’s finest luxury hotels. Along with a full-service spa, virtual golf club and popular BOKA Restaurant and Bar, the hotel also hosts weddings, meetings, and events. With a variety of venues on the property, Hotel 1000 can cater its spaces to your event needs.
Meetings, weddings and other events can utilize the Front Room and Corner Room. The dual setting hosts weddings up to 70 guests and outfits with wide windows with compelling views of downtown Seattle. The Terrace Great Room and Library provides space for up to 120 guests. Ideal for ceremonies and receptions, the venue lies on the fourth floor of the hotel. Modern in style, the Terrace Great Room is a glass-encased terrace with views of the downtown area. In addition, Hotel 1000 offers its Studio 1000 space, just adjacent to the main lobby. Great for brunches, rehearsal dinners, meetings and after parties, the room features a wall of floor to ceiling windows and an unusual open fire pit. It can hold up to 50 guests for your event.
Novelty Hill Januik Winery
Settled into Woodinville yet still a part of the Seattle metropolitan area, Novelty Hill Januik Winery has become known for its award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines. Consisting of two independent wineries that share a tasting room and production facility, the winery also opens up its doors for weddings and other events. With a nature meets industrial chic vibe, the venue lends four different rooms for your event.
For smaller gatherings up to 16 guests, you can select the Tree House space, known for its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding treetops. The Cellar Room appeals to wine lovers with is oak barrels lining the walls. It is suitable for events up to 26 guests. For larger events like a wedding, you can have your guests gather in the Terrace Room, overlooking the winery’s tank room or the Expanded Terrace Room. The space can open up to the expansive gardens, providing an indoor and outdoor feel. Guests can enjoy special touches like a bocce ball court and a 12’ outdoor fireplace. The space had hold up to 200 guests standing.
Spring Creek Ranch
For those seeking a more remote wedding and event venue in Washington, you’ll find Spring Creek Ranch up to the task. Roughly 4 hours by car from Spokane and five hours from Seattle, the ranch perches along the Methow River in the town of Winthrop. With the north Cascade Mountains in the distance, it makes for a secluded and private event location. Spring Creek Ranch also boasts that sense of family and history. It has been owned and operated by the Belsby family for three generations.
The vacation rental property hosts weddings and events throughout its outdoor spaces. You will have 60 acres of fields, pasture and riverfront with mountain views to choose from for your big day. Most ceremonies and receptions occur on the manicured lawn of Spring Creek Ranch. The ranch also lends historic ranch building backdrops and a ¼ acre pond for a rustic and organic feel for your event. In addition to the land available to you, Spring Creek Ranch also has a caretaker on hand for your event setup and also throughout your event to make sure everything is going smoothly. The ranch provides lodging for up to 15 people should you or your guests want to stay the night.
On the Olympic Peninsula in Dungeness, Eberle Farm is one of Washington’s newest event venues, but it certainly doesn’t lack a sense of history. Settled on 50 acres of farmland, complete with Olympic Mountain views, the farm has been in the same family for five generations. Founded over 100 years ago in 1913, Eberle Farm opened up the Eberle Barn Venue in 2014 for weddings and other special events, offering a typical barn wedding space in the Pacific Northwest.
Once a large operational dairy barn, the building hails from 1926, lending couples that original character they desire for a rustic wedding. The historical space features towering ceiling heights of 60 feet. Thanks to its open feel and make up, you can really dress the barn up or down for your event. Wedding ceremonies and reception locations can be truly customized for your day. Eberle Farm boasts the ability to host indoor ceremonies and receptions up to 300 people and outdoor ceremonies and receptions up to 350 people.
The Hall at Fauntleroy
Close to downtown Seattle yet tucked away in a neighborhood on a quiet tree-lined street, the Hall at Fauntleroy provides an elegant event space for everything from corporate meetings to weddings. Set up in a 1900s era former schoolhouse, the venue offers two expansive indoor spaces and one outdoor space for your gathering or celebration. Your event will also be able to utilize the on-site catering kitchen with meals prepared by the exclusive caterer Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes. The Hall at Fauntleroy provides that charm only a historic schoolhouse can with plenty of period architectural details to add to your event.
The Emerald Room makes up the Hall at Fauntleroy’s main indoor space. Complete with soaring ceilings, exposed brick and large windows inviting you to gaze out on a wooded ravine, the room provides an expansive yet intimate feel. Toss in the large raised dance floor and you have the space for up to 250 guests in the Emerald Room. In addition, the Hall at Fauntleroy also includes the Vashon Room. Proudly set up as one of Seattle’s few indoor/outdoor event settings, the Vashon Room shines with its high ceilings and contemporary detailing. The outdoor space adorns with lush landscaping, a manicured lawn and a winding path. It yields a great spot for either your outdoor ceremony or reception. The space can hold anywhere from 80 to 170 guests.
Lording over the shores of Gravelly Lake in Lakewood, the Lakewold Gardens boast a historic estate with 10 acres of lush gardens. Not only are the gardens known for their formal and natural balance, but you can also host your event on its grounds. Roughly 15 minutes from downtown Tacoma, Lakewold Gardens are available for meetings, corporate retreats, and weddings.
On the day of your event, you’ll enjoy exclusive use of the gardens and Georgian style mansion. Lakewold Gardens has all of those natural yet formal touches for your event, from brick walkways to ponds to spiral staircases. Nestled amongst the gardens is the Georgian style Wagner House. The home lends several rooms for weddings and events including an upstairs boardroom for small retreats, a Wisteria draped veranda for larger evening galas and a lower conference room with French doors opening out onto the terrace. You will also have countless locations on the property for your outdoor ceremony, allowing you to truly customize your big day at Lakewold Gardens.
Gorge Crest Vineyards
For a more unusual event location, Gorge Crest Vineyards provides a perch right in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Around one hour from Portland and 10 minutes from Hood River, the vineyards sit right at the base of Underwood Mountain, directly bordering several other premier vineyards. With its sweeping views of Mt. Hood, the Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge, it is easy to see why many couples and companies want to host their events at the vineyards.
Venue settings include the breathtaking grounds surrounded by orchards, vineyards, and forest along with a new traditional winery building. The indoor events room boasts a stone fireplace and compelling views, ideal for events that face bad weather. The manicured lawns are popular for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. There are even covered porches, an outdoor dance floor, outdoor bar, horseshoe pits and a pergola for your groups and guests to enjoy.
Quail Run Ranch
Mere minutes from the historic town of Newport, Quail Run Ranch settles on a ridge, surrounded by trees. The 50-acre ranch is not just an idyllic Pacific Northwest event venue. It has been breeding and raising performance quarter horses for over 20 years. With its ponds, barns and grassy fields, Quail Run Ranch provides that rustic, down-home feeling for weddings and other celebrations.
Most of the main events like ceremonies take place on the ranch’s tidy lawn. Surrounded by flower gardens, you’ll also enjoy the touch of a vintage gazebo. Receptions frequently occur on the large covered patio on the property. A renovated barn is also available to act as a bridal suite. Grooms aren’t left behind either. The property includes a separate barn, a bit more rustic, for grooms to get ready. Other touches provided by the ranch include countryside wooden ceremony benches, antique pieces like chandeliers, typewriters and old windows and doors further add to the appeal of Quail Run Ranch. For an additional fee, you can even go on a horse and buggy ride for your big day.
Court on the Square
In Seattle, rainy days are merely a part of its very makeup. While some couples would just skip the city altogether for outdoor events, the Court on the Square presents an intriguing solution. Located in the Pioneer Square neighborhood, the Seattle event venue lends the look and feel of being outside without having to battle the city’s gloomy and drizzling days. The spacious venue features a skylight style ceiling joined by two imposing brick buildings on each side. Offering up a lofty feel with loads of natural light, Court on the Square only hosts one event per day so you receive the utmost attention.
Ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions are all held in one space at Court on the Square. With the feeling of an outdoor café without the elements to battle, the venue provides a number of services for your wedding. You can utilize the in-house catering, built in bar tables and chairs to get your event off on the right foot. In addition, couples can sneak away to the rooftop or on one of the many balconies draped in greenery for gorgeous photo shoots.
Tree House Point
If you were that kid on the block who longed to spend your days up in the treetops in a tree house, Washington has an event venue for you. Set up as a private event center and overnight retreat, Tree House Point rests just half an hour from Seattle in a beautiful forest along the Raging River. Designed as a place to escape everyday stresses, the property is largely comprised of a series of tree houses perched high above the ground.
Luckily for those with tree house childhood dreams, you can host your wedding, elopement, meeting, conference or corporate retreat up in the treetops too. Indoor and outdoor space is provided for ceremonies and receptions. Tree House Point can also facilitate meetings and conferences from 4 to 40 people with rivers, mountains and trees serving as your backdrop. You can even elope here, exchanging vows and then spending time as newlyweds in a real tree house. Tree House Point also lends accommodations for up to 18 guests.
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