Planning a Wedding in Seattle Southside
Hidden gardens, picturesque beaches, secluded retreats....Seattle Southside has some surprises in store for couples planning their dream wedding. But first, the practicalities. In addition to exceptional indoor and picturesque outdoor venues, this region offers many advantages to ease the stress of planning a wedding.
Situated outside of the hustle and bustle of the downtown corridor, Seattle Southside’s central location puts your guests at the center of it all. Whether arriving from Tacoma or Olympia, Seattle, or the eastside, Seattle Southside pairs beauty with convenience.
Get the most out of Seattle Southside on a budget with hotels typically priced 20–30% less than those in downtown Seattle. Take advantage of great deals with the Do More - Save More Passport for attendees to get discounts on attractions, dining, and shopping.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is less than 10 minutes away from Seattle Southside, so getting to and around Seattle Southside is a cinch. Your guests can take one of the top forms of transit, the Link Light Rail, hop on the Metro bus, one of the free hotel and mall shuttles or take to the water on one of three ferries offered just north of the region.
Now for the fun part. Below are some (but certainly not all) options for hosting your dream wedding.
Hotel Wedding Venues Ideas
Cedarbrook Lodge is an award-winning, distinctive, 167-room boutique-style hotel located minutes from the airport offering a quiet, secluded environment, outdoor terraces overlooking 18 lush acres of natural restored wetlands, and a pure plant spa experience at The Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge. The Seattle Airport Marriott's large open atrium offers versatile space under natural light. For amazing Mt. Rainier or airport views to backdrop your ceremony or reception, look no further than Hotel Interurban, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, or Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport. And options such as Aloft Seattle SeaTac Airport and Residence Inn Seattle Airport offer an intimate wedding experience.
Unique Wedding Venue Ideas
Unique venues can highlight a couple's personality. If the bride or groom is passionate about air and space, what better venue than The Museum of Flight, where you can wed under the wings of a historic Blackbird or adjacent NASA's Space Shuttle Trainer? For nature-lovers, the Beach Park Event Center marries beautiful indoor spaces with an even more beautiful beach-front park. Sharp's RoastHouse exemplifies the whimsical side of Americana. And, located on Fosters Golf Links, Billy Baroo’s offers private banquet spaces and an outdoor pavilion with a removable wall overlooking the 9th green for golf lovers.
Outdoor Wedding Venue Ideas
Seattle Southside's summers glitter with emerald foliage, sapphire waters, and a diamond sun. Experience a quintessential Puget Sound wedding on the shore of Saltwater State Park or Redondo Beach. Salty's at Redondo Beach and Anthony's Homeport Restaurant pair nicely with a beach ceremony. Or, walk down the aisle underneath an arch of red and pink roses in the Celebration Rose Gardens at Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens. And, the Tukwila Community Center offers great outdoor space for a wedding ceremony and a large banquet space to celebrate the special couple!