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Washington State Wedding Venues
a curated list of venues from a Seattle wedding photographer
Having been a Seattle wedding photographer for the last 7 years, I've seen quite a few venues! I've put together this curated list of my all-time-favorite Washington State Wedding Venues for you to check out while you're deep diving into planning your wedding.
Each tile will take you directly to the blog post showcasing a wedding from that venue. You'll get a sneak peek at the best photos spots for your Seattle Wedding and decide if it's the perfect venue for you!
Is your venue not on this list? Fear not! Wherever you pick to host your Washington State Wedding, I'll be stoked to be there and capture to the best of my ability (I got you, babe).
Dive in, enjoy the ride and of course, reach out if you have any questions!
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BUDGET & INCLUSIONS
Washington Wedding Photographer
Somethings to consider during your planning process:
advice for your washington wedding from a
When you get engaged, one of the first conversations you'll have is about wedding budget. When planning for your Seattle Wedding venue certain budgets will afford you certain venues, but not all venue packages are created equal. It's exceptionally important to consider what rentals are included in your package price. Do you get chairs? Lounge areas? Tables + linens? If you have to a-la-carte these rentals else where, make sure you account for them in your budget.
Some venues have a preferred vendors list that can mandatory or optional. It's important to review the vendors policy of your venue as it could severely impact the vendor team you'll have for your venue. I don't want to scare you because most venues have incredible vendors lists, it's just something to be aware of so you're in control!
Checking the capacity limits to your Washington Wedding Venue is pretty straight forward. If you want a 300+ wedding, you'll need a very large space. If you want a small intimate 30 person wedding, you'll want a space that feels cozy and suites that size.
STYLE & experience
When considering what you want your wedding to feel like, the aesthetic and style of your venue will either add or detract from your guest experience. If you're planning an ultra-modern wedding style, consider a high end hotel or city venue, or if you want a rustic-homey wedding consider a farm or wooded venue.
LIGHTING & TIMELINE
As you select your package with your venue, ask how many hours you get the venue for and how that impacts the lighting on your wedding day. If you have a winter wedding but don't have access to your venue till after 4pm, you'll need to do all your photos offsite prior to the wedding so you can use daylight. Also, ask if you can add more hours onto your package (if you have the budget for it) so you have a more relaxed timeline schedule.
It's not called the Evergreen State for no reason, we get lots of rain! Making sure that your venue offers a rain backup plan will help put your mind at ease. With my couples, we check in throughout the two weeks prior to the wedding so if we need to work around rain drops, we can. I always bring the umbrellas :)
PARKING & BATHROOMS
These are probably the two most important things when it comes to guest experience; parking & potties. You want guests to have easy access to the venue without having to park far offsite. Also, nothing is more uncomfortable that not having enough restrooms for the quantity of guests you have, so consider the number of bathrooms ratio to guest count...trust me, you'll be glad you did.