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Seattle Wedding Venues: A Guide to Choosing a Venue Downtown

So you’re looking to get married in downtown Seattle? City weddings are my absolute favorite and I have had the honor of photographing at many of these venues over the past few years. Listed below are city wedding venues located throughout the most prominent neighborhoods in downtown Seattle; Pioneer Square, SoDo, Central Downtown, City Center, Belltown, South Lake Union, and Cap Hill. Take a look at these Seattle city wedding venues to help figure out which location is the best for your upcoming wedding!

South Seattle


Pioneer Square Seattle Wedding Venues

LGBTQ wedding at the 101 in downtown Seattle Pioneer Square, brides kissing during their wedding ceremony.The 101, a downtown Seattle wedding venue located in Pioneer SquareTwo brides walking down aisle together during ceremony at The 101 in Pioneer Square.

The 101

  • Type: Industrial wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Blank canvas event space located in Pioneer Square with red and white brick walls, exposed ductwork, light floors, ample natural light, and expansive ceilings.
  • View: Street View (floor to ceiling windows at front look out to street)
  • Square Feet: 5,600
  • Capacity: 200
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • The 101 Website

 

Axis Pioneer Square

  • Type: Industrial art gallery wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Large, open concept event space located in Pioneer Square with red brick walls, exposed duct work, wood floors, indoor upstairs terraces, and art work displayed on walls.
  • View: Street View (windows at front look out to street)
  • Square Feet: 6,000
  • Capacity: 350
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Axis Pioneer Square Website

 

Court in the Square

  • Type: Lofted Industrial wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Unique lofted industrial wedding venue in Pioneer Square with arched windows at front and back. Exposed brick with terraces, tile floor, arched designs on windows, tall ceilings, potted plants, and street lamps indoors.
  • View: Street View (floor to ceiling arched front door/windows look out to street)
  • Square Feet: 2,000
  • Capacity: 300
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Court in the Square Website

 

SoDo Seattle Wedding Venues

Bride and groom exiting their wedding ceremony at SoDo Park in downtown Seattle.Wedding party in front of the colorful walls of SoDo Park wedding venue ahead of their downtown wedding ceremony.Wedding ceremony space at SoDo Park Seattle, showing lofted ceilings and exposed wood.

SoDo Park

  • Type: Lofted Industrial wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: 100 year old former manufacturing building located in SoDo Seattle with 20-foot ceilings, exposed beams and ductwork, original wood walls and flooring, and multi-paned windows.
  • View: Street View (front windows look out to street)
  • Square Feet: 7,500
  • Capacity: 500
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • SoDo Park Website
  • Blog: Cam & Annie’s SoDo Park Wedding

 

Metropolist

Bride getting makeup done ahead of wedding ceremony at Metropolist in SoDo.LGBTQ wedding at Metropolist in SoDo Seattle, two brides looking at each other during portraitsLGBTQ wedding at Metropolist in SoDo Seattle, two brides dancing on dance floor with disco ball.

  • Type: Lofted Industrial wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Located in SoDo, Metropolist is a 100+ year old former crane manufacturing building turned versatile event space with wood floors, 25-foot vaulted ceilings, and an indoor crane that can hang disco balls, floral installations, etc.
  • View: Street View (front windows look out to street)
  • Square Feet: 5,500
  • Capacity: 200 Ceremony / 250 Reception
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Metropolist Website

 

Hideaway Cellars

  • Type: Industrial winery wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: This former copper & steel manufacturing facility in SoDo (South Downtown), features a rain waterfall, vintage-styled barn doors, stone fireplace, wine barrels, and polished concrete floors.
  • View: Street View (windows look out to street)
  • Capacity: 230 Ceremony & Reception / 550 Cocktail (Standing)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Hideaway Cellars Website

 

Within SoDo

  • Type: Industrial wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Flexible indoor & outdoor industrial venue with exposed brick, unique lighting, and a covered rooftop deck with city views
  • View: City View (from rooftop deck)
  • Square Feet: 3,000 (Deck) / 900-1,400 (Configurable Indoor Spaces)
  • Capacity: Up to 625 – Read the FAQ for specifics
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Within SoDo Website

 

Central Seattle


Downtown Seattle Wedding Venues

Elegant, modern, black tie wedding at the Seattle art museum. This downtown Seattle wedding was luxurious and full of custom adornments.Dad walking bride down aisle at elegant black tie wedding at the Seattle Art Museum. Downtown Seattle wedding venueBride and groom, sharing their first dance underneath the tree sculpture at the Seattle Art Museum during their downtown Seattle wedding

Seattle Art Museum

 

Four Seasons Hotel

  • Type: Downtown 5-Star Luxury Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Elegant downtown wedding with views of Elliott Bay and downtown
  • View: Water View (Elliott Bay)
  • Capacity: Indoor – 340 Ceremony (Seated)/500 Cocktail (Standing)/340 Reception (Seated) | Outdoor – 184 Ceremony (Seated)/184 Cocktail (Standing)/130 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle Website

 

Hilton Seattle Downtown

 

Bride and groom having first look outside of the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle.Groosmen getting ready before black tie wedding at The Alexis Hotel Seattle.Detail photo of the bride's shoes, rings, invitation and vow book during getting ready at The Alexis Hotel.

The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel

  • Type: Downtown Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Downtown luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle with a blend of warmth and sophistication
  • View: Street View (front doors/windows look out to street)
  • Capacity: 120 Ceremony & Reception / 180 Cocktail (Standing)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Website

 

Hotel 1000 Seattle

  • Type: Downtown Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors (Greenhouse has covered glass ceiling)
  • Overview: Downtown Seattle hotel with elegant ballrooms and an outdoor covered ceremony space, and 10,000 square feet of total event space.
  • View: City View
  • Square Feet: 1,160 (Greenhouse) / 1,856 (Bainbridge Ballroom)
  • Capacity: 100 Ceremony (Seated)/200 Cocktail (Standing)/100 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Hotel 1000 Seattle Website

 

Grand Hyatt Seattle

  • Type: Downtown Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Urban downtown Seattle hotel complete with grand ballrooms and intimate suites
  • View: City View
  • Capacity: 550 Ceremony (Seated)/600 Cocktail (Standing)/400 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle Website

 

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

  • Type: Luxurious Downtown Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Historic 4-star luxurious downtown hotel with a vintage design and elegant finishes
  • View: City View
  • Capacity: Up to 480 seated (see Capacity Chart on Fairmont Olympic Hotel wedding website below)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel Website

 

W Seattle

  • Type: Downtown Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Downtown Seattle hotel with ample space for indoor events complete with sleek lines and bold colors
  • View: City View
  • Capacity: 400 Ceremony (Seated)/500 Cocktail (Standing)/250 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • W Seattle Hotel Website

 

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

  • Type: Downtown Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Downtown Seattle hotel located in the Denny Triangle area with unobstructed views of the city and an outdoor ceremony space with views of the Space Needle.
  • View: City View (unobstructed view of Space Needle)
  • Capacity: Indoors – 150 Ceremony (Seated)/200 Cocktail (Standing)/150 Reception (Seated) | Outdoors – 90 Ceremony (Seated)/70 Cocktail (Standing)/50 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Website

 

The Rainier Club

  • Type: City Club/Event Space with Luxurious Feel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Luxurious event space in the heart of Seattle with gold-leafed ceilings, grand staircases, and multiple crystal chandeliers.
  • View: Street View (windows overlook neighboring buildings)
  • Capacity: 250
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • The Rainier Club Website

 

Columbia Tower Club

  • Type: City Club/Event Space with Views
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: City event space with modern banquet rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and panoramic views of the city & water.
  • View: City View & Water View (75 floors up, the windows overlook city with water view)
  • Square Feet: 2,600 (Columbia Room)
  • Capacity: 400 (76th floor) / 200 (Columbia Room)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Columbia Tower Club Website

 

North Seattle


Belltown Seattle Wedding Venues

Wedding party at Bell Harbor Conference Center during couples portraits ahead of their LGBTQIA wedding ceremony in downtown.Seattle Bell Harbor Event center wedding, LGBTQ in downtown Seattle.LGBTQ wedding at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in downtown Seattle Pier 66, with two grooms looking out on marina.

Bell Harbor Conference Center

  • Type: Waterfront City View Wedding Venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Indoor and outdoor conference space with
  • View: City View & Water View (Puget Sound and Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and the Seattle skyline)
  • Capacity: 300 Ceremony / 275 Reception (Indoors) / 150 Reception (Outdoors) / 450 Standing Cocktail (Indoors) / 500 Standing Cocktail (Outdoors)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Bell Harbor Conference Center Website

 

Two grooms at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown, Seattle for engagement photos in downtown Seattle.Two grooms at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown, Seattle for engagement photos in downtown Seattle.Two grooms at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown, Seattle for engagement photos in downtown Seattle.

Olympic Sculpture Park

  • Type: Outdoor Sculpture Park with Indoor Facility
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoor & Outdoor
  • Overview: Gorgeous outdoor sculpture park with views of Elliott Bay and the city, including spaces for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies & receptions
  • View: Water View (Elliott Bay) & City View
  • Capacity: 180 Ceremony (Indoor) / 300 Ceremony (Outdoor) / 180 Reception (Indoor) / 300 Reception (Outdoor) / 300 Cocktail Standing (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Olympic Sculpture Park Website

 

Edgewater Hotel

  • Type: Waterfront Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Historic 4-star waterfront hotel with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic mountains
  • View: Water View (on the water)
  • Capacity: 200 Ceremony & Reception & Standing Cocktail (Indoors) / 55 Ceremony & Standing Cocktail (Outdoors) / 40 Reception (Outdoors)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Edgewater Hotel Website

 

World Trade Center

  • Type: Waterfront Event Space
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: This urban event space is located next to the Seattle waterfront and includes a gorgeous circular dining room with views of the water.
  • View: Water View (Elliott Bay)
  • Capacity: Indoors – 100 Ceremony (Seated)/120 Cocktail (Standing)/100 Reception (Seated) | Outdoors – 30 Ceremony (Seated)/50 Cocktail (Standing)/30 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • World Trade Center Website

 

Seattle aquarium wedding venue on the Seattle waterfront in the heart of downtown.Jellyfish floating in the Seattle aquarium during Seattle waterfront wedding.Seattle aquarium wedding venue on the Seattle waterfront in the heart of downtown.

Seattle Aquarium

  • Type: Waterfront Aquarium
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoor & Outdoor
  • Overview: City aquarium with indoor and outdoor space showcasing views of Elliott Bay located on the downtown waterfront
  • View: City View & Water View (Elliott Bay)
  • Capacity: 300
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Seattle Aquarium Website

 

Block 41

  • Type: Waterfront Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Industrial-chic venue located in Belltown with indoor and outdoor space (complete with a “Greetings from Seattle” mural)
  • View: City View
  • Capacity: 500 Ceremony & Reception (Indoors) / 75 Ceremony (Outdoors) / 56 Reception (Outdoors) / 720 Standing Cocktail (Indoors) / 110 Standing Cocktail (Outdoors)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Block 41 Website

 

Mayflower Park Hotel

  • Type: Waterfront Hotel
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Historic downtown Seattle hotel with crystal chandeliers and brass antiques which add a European elegance
  • View: City View
  • Square Feet: 1,500-2,000 – Check website below for each room’s size
  • Capacity: 40-100 Ceremony & Reception / 125 Cocktail (Standing) – Check website below for each room’s capacity
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Mayflower Park Hotel Website

 

City Center Seattle Wedding Venues

Seattle Chihuly Garden of Glass wedding venue, indoor and outdoor venue space in City Center Seattle. Luxury downtown Seattle wedding venues.

Chihuly Garden of Glass

  • Type: Outdoor & indoor sculpture garden
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoor & Outdoor
  • Overview: Sculpture garden with ample indoor and outdoor space showcasing Chihuly’s glass work with ample greenery throughout the outdoor spaces
  • View: City View (Space Needle & cityscape)
  • Capacity: Indoors & Outdoors – 300 Ceremony (Seated)/700 Cocktail (Standing)/300 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Chihuly Garden of Glass Website

 

South Lake Union (SLU) Seattle Wedding Venues

Steamer Virginia V Foundation

  • Type: Boat Venue on South Lake Union
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Boat venue located on Lake Union
  • View: Docks/Boats & Water View (Lake Union)
  • Capacity: Indoors – 85 Ceremony (Seated)/90 Cocktail (Standing)/85 Reception (Seated) | Outdoors – 25 Ceremony (Seated)/130 Cocktail (Standing)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Virginia V Website

 

The Ruins

  • Type: Unique Eclectic Venue with Antique Details
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Whimsical indoor venue with chandeliers, electric decor, and an antique-Gatsby vibe in the lower Queen Anne Hill neighborhood
  • View: NA
  • Square Foot: 1,040
  • Capacity: 150 Ceremony (Seated)/350 Cocktail (Standing)/150 Reception (Seated)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • The Ruins Website

 

415 Westlake

  • Type: Industrial Venue with Lofted Ceiling
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Overview: Lofted industrial event space with exposed beams and polished concrete floors
  • View: NA
  • Square Feet: 5,000
  • Capacity: 225 Ceremony & Reception / 300 Cocktail (Standing)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • 415 Westlake Website

 

Dockside at Duke’s

  • Type: Boat Venue on South Lake Union
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Indoor and outdoor space with views of water and neighboring boats with trees and overhead foliage
  • View: Docks/Boats & Water View (Lake Union)
  • Square Feet: 2,000
  • Capacity: 200
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Dockside at Duke’s Website

 

Capitol Hill (Cap Hill) Seattle Wedding Venues

Stimson Green Mansion

  • Type: Historic Mansion
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Historic mansion with beautiful architecture and landscaping located in the Cap Hill/First Hill neighborhood, next to a small park. Built in 1901.
  • View: Street View & Park View (First Hill Park)
  • Square Feet: 3,500
  • Capacity: 75 Ceremony / 50-150 Reception (Standing) / 50-70 Reception (Seated) / 150 Cocktail (Standing)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Stimson Green Mansion Website

 

Sole Repair Shop

  • Type: Lofted Industrial wedding venue
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors & Outdoors
  • Overview: Lofted industrial venue with rustic wood walls, vaulted ceilings, a second floor, and a functioning garage door for indoor/outdoor an experience
  • View: Street View (windows face street)
  • Square Feet: 1,800
  • Capacity: 40 Ceremony / 60 Reception / 150 Cocktail (Standing)
  • Pricing & Additional Info
  • Sole Repair Shop Website

 

Notice a missing downtown Seattle wedding venue? Leave a comment below so I can add it to the list!

**Note that all information in this blog is current as of May 2024. This blog will be audited quarterly to ensure the posted information remains accurate.**

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