THE BEST WATERFRONT

WEDDING VENUES

IN THE Greater SEATTLE AREA

If you live in the Seattle area, you're probably wanting to show off the best of what the PNW has to offer. As a PNW native, this means getting married near the water with epic views from the ceremony & reception sites.

When I was planning my own wedding, I scoured the web to create a list of all the waterfront wedding venues, then I compared them and figured out which one suited my budget and gave off the vibe I was going for. I wanted a venue that provided catering, had waterviews from the ceremony & reception, and felt like a getaway for my guests but was still close to my hometown. I chose the charming Semiahmoo Resort.

Anyhooo, I digress. For all my brides looking for the perfect waterfront venue, I put together a comprehensive list of some of the best in the greater Seattle area. I've also added some pertinent information about each to make it easier to narrow it down to your favorite! Enjoy!

Featured Waterfront Venues

 

Woodmark Hotel

Premiere wedding venue on the lake, only boutique hotel on Lake Washington, classic and elegant white tented ceremony & reception and personalized service.

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: less than 10 miles

Max Guest count: 200

Venue Site Fee: $2000

Average Investment for this Venue: $20,00ish

 

Virginia V Steamship

The Steamer Virginia V is a National Historic Landmark and a treasure of Seattle's maritime history. The ship is an all wood stunner! 

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 0

Max Guest count: 100

Venue Site Fee: $5000

Average Investment for this Venue: Varies

 

The Edgewater Hotel 

The Edgewater is Seattle's only waterfront hotel, providing breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle Skyline.  These factors along with award winning cuisine and personalized service, ensure that you will have a seamless one of a kind event. 

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 0

Max Guest count: 200

Venue Site Fee: $500-2,500

Average Investment for this Venue: $2,500-35,00

 

The Admiral House

This historical landmark house and property, known as the Admiral’s House, is secluded on nearly four private acres. The property overlooks Elliott Bay, as well as boasts unobstructed view of the Seattle city skyline, including the iconic Space Needle and the majestic Mt. Rainier.  This property offers a unsurpassed and truly unique venue for every special event. Each couple is allowed use of the venue for over sixteen  hours, as we only book one event per day.  It’s a stunning combination of notable architecture, remarkable history and unparalleled location.

✔️  Waterview Ceremony Site

✔️  Waterview Reception Site

Miles to downtown Seattle: 3.5

Max Guest count: 250-300

Venue Site Fee: $12,400+

Average Investment for this Venue: Unknown

 

Rosario Resort

Rosario's romantic waterfront location is the perfect setting to exchange your vows. You will experience one-of-a-kind ceremony and reception venues for events both large and small. The Rosario Beach House Lawn is perfect for your outdoor wedding ceremony, with a magnificent views of Cascade Bay, forested hillsides and distant islands. It is one of the most serene, private and visually stunning outdoor ceremony locations in all of the Pacific Northwest.

✔️  Waterv iew Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Max Guest count: 250

Venue Site Fee: $1,000-$2,000

Average Investment for this Venue: Unknown

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 80

 

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

Location, location, location! The views from Hyatt Regency Lake Washington will take your breath away. Guests can view city, mountains, and water from many vistas located throughout the hotel including guest rooms, terraces, meeting and event spaces, and Water’s Table, the property’s signature restaurant. This is an exceptional venue for couples looking for a tranquil, upscale venue with modern touches.   Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is proud to be the recipient of the 2018 Best of 425 Magazine Award - Best Wedding Venue

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 11  miles

Max Guest count: 1,000

Venue Site Fee: $1,500

Average Investment for this Venue: $20,00ish

 

Hotel Bellwether 

Hotel Bellwether is Western Washington’s premier, upscale waterfront-destination hotel providing exceptional accommodations, attentive service, and personalized amenities that will pamper our guests and facilitate outstanding events.  

Nestled in the quaint cove of Bellingham Bay, this full-service, luxurious waterfront hotel offers the subtle charm of an elegant European Inn along with all of the contemporary comforts that guests appreciate. Most of Hotel Bellwether’s 66 spacious guestrooms feature a fireplace, imported Italian furniture, down pillows and comforters, a spacious jetted bathtub, plush bathrobes and other luxurious comforts. 

Often noted as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most unique hotel experiences, the Lighthouse Suite is a three story, freestanding, 900 square-foot retreat that would be perfect for your wedding night.  You will love taking the spiral staircase to the observation level featuring unmatched 360 degree windows and terrace overlooking Mount Baker, the San Juan Islands, Squalicum Harbor and Bellingham Bay. 

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 90  miles

Max Guest count: 250

Venue Site Fee: $850-1,350

Average Investment for this Venue: $12,000-15,000

 

Roche Harbor Resort

 A historic village, making moments into memories.  Quintessentially Northwest, it's a destination venue of unparalleled charm.  The 120-year old property is perched on the edge of a sparkling blue marina, just a couple hours from Seattle.  You’re bound to fall in love with this little piece of paradise and will be back to celebrate your anniversaries for years to come.

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 1.5 hrs & a ferry ride

Max Guest count: 500

Venue Site Fee: Variable from Zero to $10,500

Average Investment for this Venue: unknown

 

Foss Waterway Seaport

A maritime museum that accommodates events in the evenings, some restrictions apply. "Embrace our Past, Celebrate your Future!"

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 50 miles

Max Guest count: 350

Venue Site Fee: $4,200 to $4,800

Average Investment for this Venue: unknown

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

 

Seabrook 

Washington’s beach town nestled within the spectacular natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, set on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With over 150 fully furnished vacation homes, and three story Nantucket style event space, Seabrook is perfect for a wedding weekend getaway.

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 2,5 hours

Max Guest count: 120

Venue Site Fee: $1,500-3,500

Average Investment for this Venue: $2,750

 

Bell harbor International Conference Center

Perfectly sized for groups under 100, outstanding service, incredible views, central location, all-inclusive packages. Couples can get married on the Rooftop Plaza across the street at Bell Harbor, or they can host an indoor ceremony inside the Holland America Line Room. Both options offer awesome waterfront views!

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

✔️ Provides Guest Accommodations

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 0 

Max Guest count: 250

Venue Site Fee: $1,000-2,000

Average Investment for this Venue: $150-200 per guest

 

Salty’s Alki

The only wedding venue with the billion dollar view of the downtown Seattle Skyline

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 6 miles

Max Guest count: 300

Venue Site Fee: no fee, food and beverage minimums

Average Investment for this Venue: $100-$130 per person

 

Rosehill Community Center

Modern building designed around the sweeping views of Puget Sound.  

✔️  Water view Ceremony Site

✔️  Water view Reception Site

✔️  Provides Catering

Miles from Downtown Seattle: 25 miles

Max Guest count: 216

Venue Site Fee:$185 to $275 per hour

Average Investment for this Venue: $2,750

 

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