WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS
Performed by Seattle Wedding Officiant Frank Harlan
Best Venues for hosting a Small Wedding around Seattle
Some of the coolest, kitschiest and visually stunning smaller wedding venues are not meant to be the best kept secrets in Seattle, but the technology used to search them out buries them in online searches and many wedding portals do as well. When you do a search for 'Venus for Small Weddings in Seattle', You'll see that almost every venue claims to host small weddings... Of course they do. Business is business. But what if the venue that hosts your wedding is all about catering to smaller events? Then you have real options for the environment and the over all wedding day experience.
Venues catering exclusively to Smaller Wedding productions provide couples an epic environment to share with their guests.
As a Wedding Officiant for more than a decade I have had a chance to perform a lot of weddings at a lot of places in and around Seattle and the surrounding communities. With all the hype about big wedding productions, I would say that a majority of Wedding productions have less than 50 guests. So, never think your wedding is too small. An intimate gathering just means that the most important people in your lives are attending your wedding and celebrating with you.
A Majority of Wedding Productions Host Less Than 50 Guests.
Below is a list of my favorite Wedding Venues that cater exclusively to Smaller Wedding Productions:
Favorite DIY Venues
These venues provide the space as well as tables and chairs. You provide your family and friends. Some allow you to BYO food and drink:
FranMo Urban Farm - NE Seattle / Cedar Park
Wedding & Reception, and Ceremony Only Rental
Maximum Occupancy 30 + vendors
Daytime Hours 9a-6p, May-Oct
Volunteer Park Conservatory - Capitol Hill
Ceremony Only Rental for groups of up to 25.
Indoor. Year round, always beautiful.
Woodinville Lavender - Redmond (Woodinville)
Complete Wedding Packages for gatherings of up to 50.
Ceremony Only Rentals for groups of 12.
Rainier Chapter House - Capitol Hill
The Rainier Chapter house (its official name) was designed by Daniel Riggs Huntington, a well-respected Seattle architect, and built in1925 as a replica of George Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon home. No A/C.
Center for Wooden Boats - Lake Union
Boathouse Gallery seats 45, open doors to the Deck, add 45 more.
Indoor/Outdoor Venue, 4 hour rentals day and evening.
The Great Wheel - Pier 57 Seattle Waterfront
Having an elopement on the Great Wheel means limited guests (6 total) and a short ceremony. But the views are spectacular. And there are so many great places to have lunch or dinner following your wedding. Basically you pay for a ride. Three rotations and you're out. So plan ahead.
Favorite Full Service Venues
Destination Locations with Catering Services
Indoor 32 guests w/outside patio, up to 80.
Originally built as a home in 1926, The Corson Building space is a unique and beautiful backdrop for weddings and other special occasion events.
Salish Lodge & Spa - Snoqualmie Falls
A variety of indoor event spaces. Gatherings of 4-60.
A true Pacific Northwest experience. Out of town guests will love it! I perform several wedding here every year. The service is top notch.
Stimson Green Mansion - Capitol Hill
Indoor for gatherings of up to 75.
Stimson-Green Mansion is a prestigious and alluring piece of Seattle's history. Completed in 1901, it is deemed one of Seattle's most impressive examples of "eclectic architecture." The beautiful leaded windows, vintage fixtures, charming fireplaces and unique antiquities set the scenery for this lavish historic home. Managed by Kasper's Catering
Your guests won't believe their eyes! From a magical courtyard entrance, to an ornate hand-painted Ballroom, the Ruins' layout creates one enchanting surprise after the next.
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