It’s engagement season and we’re heading to the Pacific Northwest on the hunt for Washington’s best wedding venues. From farms overlooking the Columbia River Gorge to Seattle’s hottest loft spaces to a sweet little cedar chapel in the woods of Snohomish Valley, we’ve got a little something indoors and out for anyone looking to get married in the beautiful Evergreen State.
Forest-lovers, this is the Washington wedding venue for you. Set just alongside a river and nestled in a grove of trees, this cedar-lined dining lodge and treehouse combo will have your guests feeling fully immersed in nature.
Located in the green pastures of the Columbia River Gorge, Tin Roof Barn has all the fittings of a traditional home on the ranch. Weddings at this White Salmon property will have you exchanging vows surrounded by apple orchards and views of rolling hills followed by a party in a perfectly rustic old barn.
Head to these cabins in the woods if you’re into the idea of a summer camp themed wedding. Nature Bridge Olympic has plenty of picturesque wedding spots on the glacial lakes overlooking Olympic National Park. Best part? Your site fee is a donation to a fund that sponsors scholarships for kids to attend field science learning programs.
One of Seattle’s favorite wedding venues, Metropolist is a one-stop shop for your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. The urban loft space has multiple indoor sections that are filled with sunshine and good vibes.
This former dairy farm dates back to the 1940s and has the worn-in, vintage feel to prove it. Ceremonies at Dairyland can take place in the tree farm or atop a hill overlooking the property, while receptions are held in a cozy, whitewashed barn.
Sugarloaf Mountain Valley, here we come! Head into your wedding weekend knowing you’ll be surrounded by rolling hills, towering trees, vineyards, and all the folks you love. Party in the rustic barn on-site or bring in a sailcloth tent and gaze out at the surrounds while you celebrate your love.
Stunning views of the Columbia River and Hood River Valley are the stars of the show at Gorge Crest Vineyards. Marry on the lush lawns, sip cocktails on the cobblestone patio, and head inside the big, red barn for dinner and a massive dance party.
This 90-year-old barn is so timeless it looks as though it was built just last year. With soaring cathedral ceilings, hardwood fir floors and a bit of sun poking in through the windows, The Loft at Russell’s is perfect for a wedding of up to 220 guests. Wander outside and you’ll find a gorgeous property, complete with an old willow tree.
Wide open space, rolling green lawns, hayfields and farmland create the scenery of Kelley Farm. One of the oldest properties in Bonney Lake, this gorgeous Washington wedding venue can handle about 300 of your nearest and dearest for a party of epic proportion.
Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married… The cedar chapel in the woods at Twin Willow Gardens is sure to have you whistling your favorite wedding tune. Head to this Snohomish Valley gem if off-the-grid and into the wild is your what your wedding style is all about.
Set in Seattle’s 1889 Globe Building, Axis Pioneer Square features beautiful brick walls and archways that make way from room to room, and hardwood floors throughout. It’s elegant, it’s historic and it’s a decent size for a wedding of up to 400 guests.
A Whidbey Island wedding venue that’s got wedding goals written all over it, Wayfarer Farms is a Washington wedding favorite. Exchange your wedding vows in the apple orchards, dine outdoors and dance under the moonlight.
Seattle may be filled with art galleries and loft spaces, but we still have our faves. Fremont Foundry, with its multiple levels, sweet courtyard, cement walls, exposed steel beams, rooftop terrace, and storied past, stands out from the crowd.
We scream rooftop, you scream pavilion! Olympic Rooftop Pavillion sits on the fifth-floor rooftop of Hotel Ballard and provides optimal viewing of the Seattle surrounds. There’s a massive outdoor terrace of course, and the interiors feature a marble bar, antique chandeliers and glass walls so your wedding will have views for days.
Give your guests a taste of Northwest history with a trip to Pickering Barn. The historic site dates back to the 1800s and was once the home of Governor William Pickering. Fast forward to modern times and it’s a gorgeous property with a fabulous party-worthy barn.
This huge Tacoma party spot will have you and your guests surrounded by exposed brick walls and wood beamed ceilings. Located just a few miles from Tacoma’s museum district, you could easily make a weekend wedding agenda that’s both art and wedding centric.
Fancy yourself an architecture buff? Check out this modern winemaking facility in Woodinville designed by Mithun Architecture. Nearly every polished concrete space is open-plan, leading guests seamlessly from one space to the next. Novelty Hill-Januik Winery is a stunner for a wedding backdrop that’s clean and modern.
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