The Pacific Northwest is considered one of the most beautiful regions in the country. With lush forests, majestic mountain ranges, and sparkling water of the Sound, it’s not hard to see why people flock to this area of natural beauty.
Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest lies Seattle, Washington. Known for its outdoor lifestyle, Seattle sits right on Puget Sound. Many couples opt to marry in this laid-back city because Seattle offers stunning views of the water, mountains, and cityscape.
In fact, over 20,000 couples decided Seattle should be the location of their nuptials, paying an average of $39,968.
Seattle also has a mild temperature year-round, rarely reaching high heat, which makes it the ideal location for outdoor weddings in Washington.
Whether you’re looking for a waterfront affair or a magical forest wedding, Seattle has some of the most unique and picturesque venues in the country. Here are the 15 best outdoor wedding venues in Seattle, Washington.
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
Stylish and luxurious, the Pan Pacific Seattle offers a private terrace with stunning views of the famous Space Needle for your outdoor wedding ceremony.
The space can accommodate large affairs and intimate ceremonies with ease, and no matter the size of the wedding, guests can stay in the hotel to be close to all wedding events.
Notably, if you have a minimum of 50 guests, the venue will provide complimentary bride and groom dressing rooms.
Pan Pacific Seattle will handle the food and beverages, including alcohol, through its on-site catering. A champagne toast is included as an amenity.
Price Range: $12,000-$20,900.
Capacity: 145 guests.
Imperia Lake Union
This historic venue was built in 1927 and features a 1920s art deco aesthetic. You’ll have gorgeous views of Lake Union at this sprawling event space.
Host your wedding outdoors in the nearby Fairview Park where you’ll be surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery that’s perfect for a magical outdoor affair. Enjoy cocktail hour on the grounds of this gorgeous lakeside venue.
Imperia Lake Union has all-inclusive packages and a-la-carte options, so you can choose the option that best fits your budget and preferences. The venue has floral design options and on-site catering available.
Price Range: $12,000-$32,000.
Capacity: 200 guests.
A waterfront banquet room with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Boathouse provides couples with a private venue with spectacular views. Your photos will look particularly magical with the sound’s sparkling water featured at Golden Hour.
Wedding packages include floral centerpieces, a dressing area, and a one-hour rehearsal walk-through. Ray’s Boathouse will also provide an event manager to help you plan your wedding from the start and coordinate all of your vendors.
Ray’s Boathouse has an incredible catering team that can create a wedding menu that fits all your desires and specifications.
Price Range: $1,600-$2,000.
Capacity: 150 guests.
Sunset Bay Lodge at the Ballard Elks
Enjoy waterfront views at the Sunset Bay Lodge at the Ballard Elks. An outdoor ceremony here will mean you have stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Outdoor options include a covered patio, waterfront terrace, and main lawn that can be either a ceremony or reception space. Patio heaters and fire pit tables are available for cool Seattle nights.
Sunset Bay Lodge strives to create the perfect wedding for every couple. The venue has an exclusive caterer that will provide a customized menu and bar service.
A complimentary bridal room is also offered as well as 10 hours of venue access, including set-up and clean-up.
Price Range: $4,000-$25,000.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Animal lovers rejoice because the Seattle Aquarium is a unique wedding venue that offers Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound as the backdrop for your ceremony.
Host an outdoor wedding on the pier, which offers gorgeous panoramic views of glistening water. But that’s not the only water surrounding your wedding day; you and your guests can enjoy the aquarium’s exotic fish exhibits during your festivities!
The Seattle Aquarium offers full-service in their wedding packages, all of which include a one-year membership to the aquarium for the couple.
Price Range: $7,500-$10,000.
Capacity: 300 guests.
Amaze your guests with this luxury boat venue. You’ll sail on a yacht and recite your vows on the stunning waters of Seattle Lake!
You’ll be greeted with a champagne toast as you board the boat for an unforgettable wedding experience. Guests will love the stunning views and enjoy the sounds of the waves as you sail.
The dedicated staff will ensure that your event runs smoothly from start to finish. The venue has chefs that will customize a bar and food menu to your taste and budget, offering either a buffet or plated dinner.
Waterways Cruises will also help arrange a DJ, musicians, or performers for your wedding entertainment.
Want to split your event between land and sea? You can host a ceremony or reception at Chandler’s Cove and board the dock boat. They also provide smaller boats for more intimate affairs.
Price Range: $15,000-$19,500.
Capacity: 150 guests.
The Hall at Fauntleroy
Once a 1900s schoolhouse, The Hall at Fauntleroy is now an elegant wedding venue in downtown Seattle.
Your wedding will be truly memorable in this exclusive and secluded venue where you’ll feel like you’re in your very own corner of the forest.
The building provides a lovely rustic atmosphere with exposed brick and is surrounded by a wooded ravine. Though the space is large, it feels intimate and is perfect for celebrating both small and large events.
The Garden Courtyard has manicured lawns and is full of lush plants to create that stunning magical garden feel.
For an indoor-outdoor wedding, the Vashon Room is attached to the Garden Courtyard and offers tons of natural light and high ceilings.
You and your guests will be able to enjoy a game of billiards in The Studio, a hideaway attached to the main event space.
Price Range: $1,450-$2,950.
Capacity: 170 guests.
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
This waterfront venue is close to Seattle’s most iconic attractions. So if you’re looking for a quintessential Seattle venue, Bell Harbor International Conference Center is the ideal space.
Modern and elegant, this venue offers views of the skyline, Elliot Bay, and the Olympic Mountains. The Rooftop Plaza is the perfect space for an outdoor wedding with unparalleled views.
Wedding packages include plated dinner and buffet options provided by the venue’s on-site catering and bar service.
Price Range: $14,000-$17,000.
Capacity: 300 guests seated, 500 guests cocktail-style.
Imagine stunning fields of lavender as far as the eye can see. If this magical setting sounds like the ideal backdrop for your wedding, then Woodinville Lavender is the perfect choice for you!
Located only 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, this venue is a gorgeous, private location to host your nuptials, elopement, or micro-wedding.
You can host your ceremony in the lavender fields, under the covered patio, or in the ceremony greenhouse. No matter where you are, you’ll have stunning views of the flowers.
Woodinville Lavender will provide event planning and day-of coordination to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Couples will receive a $125 lavender credit to use another day.
Price Range: $6,400-$8,900.
Capacity: Up to 60 guests.
Fremont Foundry was originally opened for Seattle’s artist community in 1981, but now it’s a versatile venue in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The historic building has a contemporary and industrial setting that’s perfect for laid-back and cool couples.
Get married on the Rooftop Terrace, where you’ll have panoramic views of the city, and then relax in The Courtyard, a cozy place for cocktail hour and small receptions. Outdoor spaces can enjoy twinkling string lights at night and space for outdoor games.
Fremont Foundry works with Landmark Event Co. for catering, bar, decor, and entertainment, so your main wedding planning can all be done in-house. The venue will also provide day-of coordination to ensure a smooth event.
Price Range: $12,000-$16,000.
Capacity: 225 guests.
Dockside at Dukes
Dockside at Dukes is a stunning waterside venue that is great for those who want to design all the details of their big day. A total blank canvas, this venue was specifically built for couples to customize to their unique taste.
This venue features a 2,000-square-foot patio that provides a gorgeous lakeside backdrop for the ceremony. This expansive space is also ideal for cocktail hour, where guests can enjoy the sun setting right on the water.
You can customize the layout and floor plan of the reception to create your dream wedding, even in the smallest of details.
Catering is provided by Duke’s Seafood which uses hand-sourced ingredients to create artful meals. You’ll love to collaborate with the team to create a truly customized menu for your event.
Price Range: $3,000-$4,500.
Capacity: 225 guests.
If you loved spending time in your treehouse as a kid, then there is a grown-up version that might be perfect for your wedding! If you love the idea of a rustic and magical wedding up in the trees, then you have to view Treehouse Point, located just outside of Seattle in Issaquah, Washington.
This venue features a collection of rustic treehouses in a lush forest. You can choose the treehouse based on the size of your event or get married on the ground at the Lower Lawn.
Your wedding photos will look stunning under canopies of trees, winding staircases, and on treehouse balconies surrounded by lush foliage.
Treehouse Point has packages for both weddings and elopements. Each package includes overnight accommodations for couples as well as members of your family, wedding party, or guests.
Price Range: $9,500-$18,500.
Capacity: 100 guests.
The MV Skansonia
If you’re looking for a venue that’s set apart from the others, The MV Skansonia is the ideal venue. A magnificent boat anchored on North Lake Union, this one-of-a-kind venue offers views of the Seattle skyline while surrounded by glittering water.
Aboard the ship, you can say “I do” on the upper deck under the picturesque gold circle arbor. This venue is also perfect for all other wedding events like engagement parties and rehearsal dinners.
The MV Skansonia has an in-house florist for centerpieces, full bar service, exclusive catering with Landmark Event Co., setup and cleanup, and all-inclusive packages for all events.
Price Range: $2,250-$8,500.
Capacity: 225 guests.
The Edgewater Hotel
The Edgewater Hotel is located on the waterfront in downtown Seattle. This elegant venue has stunning views of the skyline, Olympic Mountains, and Elliott Bay.
The Terrace Room offers indoor-outdoor space through large French doors. You’ll have use of a stone fireplace and enjoy views of the Space Needle. This space is ideal for smaller affairs.
The wedding party will have private get-ready suites available and guests can also stay in the hotel to be close to all of the wedding events.
Price Range: $22,000-$56,000.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
Enjoy the classic luxury of a country club with iconic and sweeping views of Seattle. Nearly every venue location at The Glen Acres Golf and Country Club has stunning views of lush greenery, but it’s the outdoor venue that steals the show for couples wanting a fresh-air ceremony!
Glen Acres Golf and Country Club have a few outdoor patios for you to choose from which are ideal for summer weddings and can be as casual or elegant as you desire. Ceremony-only or reception-only options are also available.
The on-site catering and bar service will create a customized menu to fit every couple’s unique taste.
A member sponsor is necessary for all events.
Price Range: $2,000-$8,000.
Capacity: 200 guests.