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The Pacific Northwest is the most magical place to get married; with some of my favorite wedding venues being in Washington State. Seattle, Washington is rich with talented wedding vendors and wedding photographers, and Tacoma, Washington is home to some of the most breathtaking wedding venues. With all of the choices in the world, wedding planning and finding a wedding venue in Washington State can be overwhelming. In this guide, I have curated a list of some of the best wedding venues in The PNW!
Sit back and relax, I’m here to help! In this blog post, I’m sharing 25 top wedding venues in Washington State. As a Seattle wedding photographer, I’ve experienced wedding venues all over the state of Washington. From my research to my own – and my clients – experiences, I’ve come up with the ultimate guide to choosing your wedding venue for your Pacific Northwest wedding.
I hope this post helps you select the very best wedding venue for your special day!
We consider a wedding venue “the bones” of your big day. Once you choose your wedding venue, you can begin planning your wedding florals, catering, and additional wedding vendors. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re touring these best wedding venues Washington State wedding venues:
The Top 25 Wedding Venues in Washington State
Thornewood Castle is a historic Tudor Gothic home with a rich history that goes back 500 years. The castle has been called ‘the most romantic getaway in Washington State – a clear reason why it’s at the top of our Washington State wedding venue list. Thornewood Castle is located south of Tacoma and Seattle, with roots planted in Lakewood, Washington. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor options, breathtaking architecture and scenery for your wedding photography, and helpful on-site staff to ensure your event runs smoothly. I photographed Melina and Daniel’s wedding at Thornewood Castle and was blown away by the venue. Every corner offered a new backdrop filled with history, romance, and charm.
Known For: Luxurious Weddings, Historic Architecture
Located in Buckley, Washington, Brookstom Creek features 12 acres of luxurious scenery. Owners Angela and Robert began offering weddings on their property in 2013 and have never looked back. They’ve hosted rustic weddings, and sophisticated affairs and their packages are catered to each individual couple. When one of my couples, Destiny and Alan chose to have a rustic farm wedding, Brookstom Creek was the perfect venue. Learn more about this Washington State wedding venue and its all-inclusive package here.
Tel: 253-261-3052 and 253-334-8355
Known For: Rustic Weddings, Farm Style Weddings, Affordable Wedding Options
Twin Willow Gardens website says it best… “You will be surrounded by the most stunning natural beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.” Twin Willow Gardens features a canopy of cedar and a garden surrounded by maple trees – all planted by their very own master gardener. Plan your very own woodland fairy wedding ceremony at this gorgeous, forest wedding venue.
Known For: Forest Wedding Ceremony, Tented Outdoor Wedding Reception, Tiny Homes as Getting Ready Areas
It’s no wonder Lord Hills Farm has incredible Wedding Wire reviews, received a “Best Of” award from Wedding Spot, and was inducted into The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Located in Snohomish, WA, Lord Hills Farms offers indoor and outdoor options for your wedding day. Their team is dedicated to accommodating your requests and has space for up to 350-450 guests. Jiaqian and Jesse celebrated their wedding day with punchy peach roses and bubble-gum pink pumps at Lord Hills Farms – it’s one of my favorite weddings I’ve ever photographed!
Known For: Breathtaking Views, Year-round Weddings, Gorgeous Indoor and Outdoor Venue
A 20-acre private estate turned wedding venue… What’s not to love?! This blend of the PNW and English Garden Countryside landscapes is located in Puyallup, Washington. With the option to host a signature wedding in their timeless gardens or opt for the micro-wedding package, Rock Creek Gardens is one of my favorite Washington State wedding venues to photograph.
Known For: Timeless Garden Weddings, a Grand Staircase Aisle Entrance
Maroni Meadows has been Jackson and Deni Maroni’s home since 1974, and as their children grew they began hosting family reunions, weddings, and parties. Now offering the opportunity to celebrate more than just family weddings, Maroni Meadows is the perfect outdoor wedding venue in Washington State. The property sits on 5 private acres of land and features blossoming gardens, a woodsy backdrop, 2 ponds, and open fields. If you’re looking to entertain your guests during your cocktail hour, Maroni Meadows even offers room for volleyball, corn hole, and bocci ball!
Known For: Outdoor Wedding Celebrations, Large Open Fields, Forest Wedding Ceremony
A full-circle wedding love story is exactly what The Kelley Farm is. In 1907, The Kelley Farm was given as a wedding gift. Over 100 years later, it continues to be an intimate and romantic spot in Northwest Washington for modern weddings. Whether you choose to host your wedding celebrations in their barn, gardens, patio, cottage, and/or quarters, I just know you won’t be disappointed with this historic, rustic Washington State wedding venue.
Tel: (253) 826-5018
Known For: Rich History, Rustic Weddings, Barn Weddings
A private sanctuary located in Redmond, Washington, Chateau Lill Winery offers numerous spaces to make your wedding day one of a kind. From private gazebos for vows to a ceremony in a historic wine cellar, you can offer your guests a full winery experience by hosting your wedding here.
Known For: Winery Wedding, Wine Cellar Wedding Ceremony
A wedding in a treehouse? Say no more. TreeHouse Point is located in Fall City, Washington, and is quite possibly one of the most breathtaking elopements and wedding venues I’ve ever seen. It’s no wonder they have over 120,000 Instagram followers. With a maximum capacity of 80 guests, celebrate your special day surrounded by family and friends in an intimate ceremony amongst the trees.
Known For: Treehouse Weddings, Treehouse Elopements, Forest Weddings
Get married in the heart of Seattle, Washington at the modern, industrial Metropolist. The building was built in 1919 and was once used to manufacture cranes, offering the now-industrial architecture seen as the backdrop for hundreds of Washington State weddings.
Known For: Industrial Wedding Venue, Modern Weddings, Seattle Wedding
Who says you need to go to Napa to have a breathtaking vineyard wedding? I absolutely love Gorge Crest Vineyards, which is located in Underwood, WA. Gorge Crest is available for outdoor weddings from May–October and is one of the only winery wedding venues in Washington that offers indoor and outdoor space with views of Mt. Hood. Gorge Crest is the perfect wedding venue to say your vows overlooking the mountains and dance the night away under the lights.
Tel: (541) 238-7486
Known For: Mountain Wedding Ceremony, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
It’s no wonder Bellaflora Farms has a mere 5-star rating on The Knot. This 25-acre wedding venue is tucked amongst vineyards and woods, grassy lawns and rose gardens, and lush foliage throughout the seasons. Plus, it’s creekside. How romantic! Bellaflora Farms is located in Walla Walla, WA, and has been known to host some of the most beautiful snowy, winter weddings.
Known For: Creekside Weddings, Lush Garden Weddings, Winter Weddings
Built in 1936, The Barn at Owl & Olive is a historic, spacious barn featuring old-growth cedar, timbers, and a vaulted ceiling. If you’re searching for a venue for a rustic, barn-style wedding, look no further! I personally love how cozy this wedding venue is, with a touch of luxury from the chandeliers and bistro lights. You can fit up to 175 guests in The Bar at Owl & Olive.
Tel: (360) 880-0212
Known For: Barn Weddings, Rustic Weddings
This waterfront hotel in Seattle, Washington is the perfect wedding venue for those coastal views. The Edgewater Hotel was named “Best Quintessential Seattle-Area Reception Site” by Seattle Bride Magazine – and it’s no wonder. They have an incredible team of wedding experts and a 5-star professional catering team. Just take a look at some of the weddings they’ve hosted – breathtaking!
Known For: Waterfront Weddings, Ballroom Weddings, Luxury Wedding Venue
Located in the historic Bayview area of South Whidbey Island, this 100+-year-old farm features an orchard and rolling hills – perfect for a beautiful, outdoor wedding in Washington State. Just 45 minutes from Seattle, your guests will love this elegant, farm-style wedding that holds up to 100. Plus, their wedding package includes all setup, breakdown, wedding coordination, and day of coordinator with a team! Farm tables, chairs, and tents are also included in the wedding package.
Known For: Barn Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Meet the Camden Ranch owners, Bob and Liz Goodrich. After dreaming of owning a business in the service industry that felt like “home,” they stumbled upon Camden Ranch – now one of the top wedding venues in Elk, Washington. Whether you’re searching for the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding or an indoor, 5,000 sq. ft barn wedding, Camden Ranch has both to offer for those wanting to plan their Washington State wedding. Both options have a 200-person capacity.
Known For: Christmas Tree Farm Wedding, Barn Wedding, Luxury Outdoor Wedding
A wedding ceremony in an opera house? How unique! Marysville Opera House offers its very own Opera House for special events, including weddings. Located in a two-story building featuring a ballroom, this is the perfect wedding venue for a historical and luxurious, timeless affair.
Known For: The Opera House, Ballroom Wedding, Historical Wedding Venue
Located in Snohomish, WA, this Red Barn wedding venue features the perfect backdrop for a rustic, country wedding. Not only do Stocker Farms have views of the Cascade Mountains, but it’s also the perfect wedding venue to gather with family and friends – as the guest capacity is nearly unlimited!
Known For: Barn Wedding, Red Barn Wedding, Large Guest Wedding
Make your wedding day the memory of a lifetime by hosting your big day at Historic 1625, located in Tacoma, WA. Featuring 6,000 square feet of natural floors, brick walls, and exposed beam ceilings, your wedding photographer is sure to love the photo opportunities at Historic 1625. The venue includes a ceremony room, reception room, changing suites for the couple and wedding party, french doors, and brick backdrops. What’s not to love? Browse some more of my favorite Tacoma, WA wedding venues, here!
Tel: (253) 441-6537
Known For: Brick Backdrop, Historic Weddings
Looking to get married in Downtown Seattle, Washington? Look no further than the Lotte Hotel, located in the heart of the city. This venue was designed by the famed French industrial designer, Philippe Starck, who created a venue to honor the past and present of Seattle. This modern, luxurious wedding venue is absolutely breathtaking and is perfect for a black-tie affair.
Tel: (206) 800-8110
Known For: Luxury Weddings, Incredible Cuisine, Black-Tie Weddings
Located in the historic Pioneer Square of Seattle, WA, The 101 seats 100 guests, allows flexibility for you to bring in your favorite Washington State wedding vendors and is designed with the most beautiful original red brick walls, white brick, and massive original wood columns.
Known For: Simple Guest Transportation, Venue Customization, 24 Hour Wedding Rentals
Known as the finest wedding venue on the Eastside, Bellevue Club Hotel offers customized catering, multiple floor plans, and a complete wedding planning guide PDF to make any wedding planning anxieties flutter away.
Known For: Ballroom Wedding, Customized Catering, and Wedding Buffet
Located in Woodinville, WA – the heart of wine country – this modern venue offers historical architecture, a beautiful indoor space with outdoor gardens, and an easily-customizable space for your big day. Whether you choose to celebrate in The Tree House, The Cellar Room, The Terrace Room, The Tasting Room, and Gardens, or a mix of the above, this beautiful winery is the perfect wedding venue to bring your Parent Trap love to life. 🙂
Known For: Winery Wedding, Historical Architecture
Not only can your guests stay on property at the Spokane Club, a hotel and wedding venue located in Spokane, WA, but the amenities offered are incredible. Offering multiple wedding and reception rooms to choose from, getting-ready rooms, an in-house wedding planner and catering team, customized menus fit for any budget, and more, the Spokane Club offers its full attention to create your dream wedding.
Known For: Ballroom Wedding Reception, Spiral Staircase, Elegant Architecture
Something blue… or something, lavender, instead? Lavender Manor is located in Deer Park, WA, and just north of Spokane. The venue is surrounded by fields of lavender, Mount Spokane and the Selkirk Mountain range, and 40 acres of forest. The venue offers multiple ceremony sites to choose from and a 3,200 sq. ft. tent to celebrate under for your wedding reception.
Contact Lavender Manor today to book a tour of the fields, you won’t be disappointed with this beautiful, flowering venue.
Known For: Lavender Fields, Outdoor Wedding, Mountain View Weddings
I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing what I consider the 25 best wedding venues in Washington State! Whether you’re looking for an outdoor or indoor wedding venue, a waterfront or mountain view, or even a barn-style wedding, there’s plenty to choose from in this beautiful state of Washington. Contact any of these PNW wedding venues today to book a walk-through tour. Afterward don’t forget to hit me up if you’d like to chat. Thanks for reading!
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