Photo by Erin Perkins Photography
Welcome to The Venue Series! We love helping couples find the best fitting venue via our standalone Venue Hunt Consultation or Venue Hunt add-on for wedding planning packages. As PNW Planners, we've planned and designed in hundreds of Oregon and Washington venues, and we're sharing some of our favorites and why we love them. Your venue is the foundation of your wedding, and you deserve to find one that fits your needs, budget and vision. All photos featured are from weddings we've coordinated, planned, and/or designed.
With a diverse landscape, Washingon has plenty of views to offer it's visitors. We've had the opportunity to work at many venues, but these 9 wedding venues with a view in Washington are some of our favorite. We're sharing why we love them, and a few insider tips we've learned along the way!
North Fork Farm - Snoqualmie, WA
Featuring a view of Mt. Si
Photographers: Bear Beau Photography, (1-3) and Lloyd Photo and Film (4-6)
Why we love them: North Fork Farm offers an incredible view of Mt. Si, so it's great for mountain lovers, and sits on 10 acres of property. It's quiet and serene for those looking to get away, but also offers a modern interior for extreme weather fiascos. There's also plenty of nearby hotels and accommodations near by that we always help connect couples to, making it a great spot for a PNW destination wedding.
Insider Info: NFF includes tables and chairs, a prep kitchen, a few arbor options - all of which covers the bases! However, you'll want to make sure you have a coordinator to help manage the set up of any other rental items or decor. You'll also want to make sure your timeline accounts for the 9pm or 10pm noise ordinance, depending on the day.
Kiana Lodge - Poulsbo, WA
Featuring a waterside view of Bainbridge Island
Photographers: Hannah Henden Photography (1-3) & Bear Beau Photography (4-7)
Why we love them: One of our very own planners got married at this venue, so you know it's good! Kiana Lodge is right on the water, with an uninterrupted view overlooking Bainbridge Island. We love that the lodge has beautifully manicured outdoor areas, and a cozy, wooden interior with hanging plants that makes you feel like you're still in nature. The lodge also has amenities that shouldn't be overlooked, like staffing to direct parking, an included bonfire (dependent on fire restrictions), and folding chairs and round tables.
Insider Tip(s): The venue provides wonderful in-house catering and bar, so no outside food or drink is allowed. If you plan to do an inside ceremony, make sure you have a crew (like us!) who can help you flip the space to reception. While the exterior is beautiful for ceremony, we don't recommend dining outside- the outdoorsy area is prone to crows.
Treehouse Point - Issaquah, WA
Featuring a view of the lush forest from the vantage point of treehouses
Photographers: B. Sweet Imagery (1-3) & Nicole Gagne Photo (4-8)
Why we love them: This venue is perfect for those looking for a unique experience in addition to a great venue! Treehouse Point is actually an AirBnB, so you can rent out all the treehouses for a full weekend experience! And if you do, we're happy to coordinate and plan your weekend with you. What we'll never get over is the treehouses themselves - they're amazing to stay in for your wedding night, for getting ready, or to treat your VIP guests to a unique experience.
Insider tip: The venue provides an outdoor tent during the summer for dinner receptions! For those who don't love a tented reception, the lawn works great for an uncovered option given that weather cooperates.
The Admiral’s House - Seattle, WA
Featuring a view of the Seattle skyline and Mt. Rainier across the Puget Sound
Photographers: Wiley Putnam (1-3) and Matthew Land (4-7)
Why we love them: The Admiral's House is a historical landmark that offers stunning views of the Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier and downtown Seattle in total privacy. Not only that, but the interior has a sophisticated atmosphere that will make you feel like royalty. It's one of our favorite and most frequented luxury wedding venues. We love that the ceremony garden that has the intimate feel of a backyard wedding and beautiful blooming hydrangeas. The reception space is also spacious, lending plenty of room for a clear or white top tent to provide shade, protection, or opportunities for installations.
Insider Tip: There is minimal parking onsite, so butler service and/or transportation is a must for this venue - good thing that service from our friends Butler Seattle is included for 8 hours! The venue also has an exclusive catering list, but we love all the caters listed and you won't be disappointed.
Edylnn Farms - Graham, WA
Featuring a view of Mt. Rainier
Photographers: Erin Perkins (1-3) & Tasha Owens (4-6)
Why we love them: Edlynn Farms is a wonderful and private venue. The spacious barn can accommodate up to 300 for lager weddings, even with a 20x20 dancefloor, and even includes round tables and folding chairs. And when the skies are clear, you get a stunning view of Mt. Rainier! It's a great setting for a traditionally rustic design with the wooden interior of the barn, but with the right vendors and design, you can totally transform the interior with it's high ceilings and raptors.
Insider Tip: The venue is respectful to their neighbors, so be sure to notify your DJ to keep noise levels under 85 decibels to party without interruption.
Crystal Mountain - Mt. Rainier National Forest
Featuring an up-close view of Mt. Rainier from the mountain top
Photographers: Erin Perkins Photography (1-3) & Claudia Noelle Photography (4-7)
Why we love them: What's not to love about one of the tallest venues in Washington and and a venue that provides in-house catering?! This might be one of the best views of Mt. Rainier that you can get at a wedding venue, situated on the top of Crystal Mountain. It's great for mountain lovers (like Chelsea and Chris who really rolled with the PNW theme) who still want a formal inside space for reception with amenities and temperature control.
Insider Tip: Guests and vendors have to catch a gondela ride up to the venue, which requires good communication and logistical coordination to ensure everyone gets up at the right time - but hiring a coordinator solves all of this for you! Plus, the venue offers discounted rates for Monday-Thursday weddings, and others for Friday and Sunday, depending on the package.
The Golf Club at Newcastle - Newcastle, WA
Featuring a panoramic view of the Puget Sound and surrounding skylines
Photographers: Alex Lasota (1-3) & Mathew Land (4-7)
Why we love them: The Golf Club at Newcastle is amazing for a few reasons, but most couples love it for its upscale feeling and private view overlooking the Puget Sound. The venue provides an attentive team to staff the day, in-house catering, and stunning getting ready rooms. Plus, if you're getting ready onsite, you can play a round of golf to fill in the morning hours of the wedding. You also have a variety of backdrops and locations to chose from. We've planned weddings where ceremony was on the ballroom patio (the best view) and reception inside St. Andrews Ballroom, and others where ceremony and reception took place in the tented and draped Prestwick Terrace - both are stunning!
Insider Tip: The golf club, like most in-house options, have a food and beverage minimum and a standard automatic gratuity charge, so make sure to factor this into your budget from the get go.
Woodmark Hotel - Kirkland, WA
Featuring a lakeside view of Lake Washington from the East side.
Photographers: B. Jones Photography (1-3) & Blue Rose Photography (4-6)
Why we love them: Woodmark Hotel is an all-in-one wedding, and it's perfect for destination weddings since guests can stay onsite and enjoy all the festivities. The venue rental also includes more luxurious rentals, like white chiavari chairs, in house AV service, and a dance floor, as well as basic dinnerware, tables and other common amenities. We also love that the venue provides 4 hours of set up for luxury installs that take more time, and even a private boatride for the couple on the lake! There's no better way to spend a moment alone together after ceremony before the rest of the reception festivities begin.
Insider Tip: For guests not staying at the hotel, your guests will need to pay a parking fee to park onsite longer than the 2 complementary hours. To avoid this, you can either cover the fees for your guests, or reserve a shuttle bus or two to transport your guests not staying onside. Also note that the venue's outside spaces also have a 9:00 pm noise ordinance, but for their inside spaces, you can party until 11:00 pm.
Looking for help planning your wedding at one of these venues? Your Perfect Bridesmaid is a preferred planner and/or experienced at all the venues listed and we'd be happy to help bring your story into one of these venues. Reach out to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how help you achieve peace of mind!