If you’ve ever been to the Pacific Northwest or if you currently reside here, it goes without saying that we have a reputation for being dreary and rainy. However! For those non-believers, summer season is insanely gorgeous around here and I want to share with you my favorite summer wedding venues in Seattle. Well…kind of near Seattle 😉
I will say, no matter your wedding season, you always need a rain plan. More on that later.
For now, let’s dive into my favorite top 5 summer wedding venues here in the Pacific Northwest. Here we go!
Black Diamond Gardens
Next up, Black Diamond Gardens is located in (you guessed it!) Black Diamond, WA. It’s a stunning old nursery converted into a wedding venue. With luscious plant overhangs, a cute dock out to the pond and an amazing greenhouse for your reception, this venue is the optimal space for a summer wedding. Into the fall Black Diamond Gardens is host to some of the prettiest fall colors, I’ve ever seen.
The venue even provides a super cute & cozy cabin for the girls to get ready in! The gentlemen also have a super rad green trailer to put themselves together. By far, my favorite gem of this venue is the overgrown arch that leads to the reception space. Depending on which side you stand on, you either have this rustic, bare wood view or feeling like you’re stepping into the Secret Garden on the other. The bottom line, it’s gorgeous.
So even if you have an overcast summer wedding, the colors of this venue will keep bright colors in all your photos. This example wedding was below was overcast and still full of color! Check this venue out over at Black Diamond Gardens.
The Corson Building
Ciao, Bella! Having recently traveled to Italy, I can advocate that The Corson Building is a bite of Italy planted right in the heart of Seattle. The incredible staff that provides lovely service and beyond amazing catering. Super delicious! This CB is perfect for intimate weddings since it only seats 30-50 guests. Not only does it have custom-tailored menus and handwritten menu cards but that old rustic feel of Tuscany! You can be sure that The Corson Building is going to transport your guests to Italy. Even if just for an evening.
Jardin Del Sol
Jardin Del Sol is a stunning garden venue located in Snohomish, WA. Set with an enclosed ceremony space with a manicured lawn and billowing curtains for brides and grooms to walk through. This venue is something out of a fairy tale. In addition, with a tented and paved reception area, your guests have easy, walkable paths and a place to cool off from the sun. Jardin Del Sol provides one of the prettiest getting ready rooms for the bride & bridesmaids. It’s a gorgeous white loft at the top of the barn with a vanity, lounge area, and a stunning chandelier.
Furthermore, Jardin Del Sol has everything on-site, you do not need to usher your guests around to multiple locations. By the same token, can stay right there at the venue and be perfectly content. Learn more about all that Jardin Del Sol has to offer over at Jardin Del Sol.
Kiana Lodge is located on the other side of the Puget Sound in the city of Poulsbo, WA. Set right on the water, this venue is a stunning place to host an outdoor ceremony and transition into their atrium-style reception space. Without sacrificing any of the daylight or beauty of the grounds, the atrium allows your guests to feel sheltered and comfortable with the ability to step back out onto the patio for some fresh area.
For brides & grooms, this space is extremely versatile for your portrait sessions. Woot! Whether you’re cozying up behind the pond, walking on the shoreline or braving it to get atop their ginormous driftwood, you’re bound to get some amazing photos.
Remember when I said you always need a rain plan? Well, Kiana is the perfect venue for rain. Kiana can host both your ceremony and reception in the atrium space if there happens to be a sudden rain shower. Check out Kiana and all they have to offer at Kiana Lodge.
Brown Family Homestead
Lastly, are you ready to head with me into the mountains? The Brown Family Homestead is an amazing country style venue located in Leavenworth, WA. Famous for its Bavarian town, Leavenworth allows you to turn your wedding celebration into a weekend-long escape. The BFH offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains, a cute cabin style house to get ready in and of course, Kevin, the sassy white horse who keeps guests entertained.
When you’re looking to make your wedding feel like a true-getaway not so far from home, I highly recommend the Brown Family Homestead so your guests can not only attend a stunning outdoor wedding but also have time to explore the other goodies in downtown Leavenworth…who doesn’t love a good brat and beer? Be sure to check out all the things they have to offer you over at The Brown Family Homestead.