Outdoor weddings are highly desirable for those who love nature, incredible views, and a breath of fresh air. The Seattle area has plenty of that — with rivers, lakes, mountains, and skyscrapers surrounding the Emerald City. Planning an outdoor wedding takes a lot of guesswork, with hopes that weather and hosts will stick to plan. Peerspace — the world’s largest online marketplace for event spaces — assures that each outdoor venue is up to par. With real reviews, detailed descriptions, and high-quality photos, you’ll get a great idea of what makes each venue special. There are a plethora of options for outdoor wedding venues in Seattle. Take a look at our top picks for some inspiration.
1. A zen, Japanese-inspired garden in the forest
The 18-acres of peaceful gardens and forest make for a perfect outdoor wedding venue in Seattle — especially for couples who love nature. This venue includes usage of the main house, as well as a beautiful tea house. You’ll also get tables, chairs, Wi-Fi, and parking spaces in the rental. Need help with finding equipment or caterers? Let the Peerspace Concierge service help you out. The experts can bring the best of the biz straight to your chosen venue and assist with any other logistics.
2. A peaceful private ranch along the Skykomish River
Although this venue is a bit out of town, it deserves a feature for its natural beauty and extended list of amenities. About an hour from Seattle and set on the Skykomish River, you’ll get full use of the five-acre property — which boasts a volleyball/badminton court, pickleball court, patio with a barbeque, multiple fire pits, and plenty of tables and chairs. A charming conference center also includes a projector and high-speed Wi-Fi. Walk down the aisle near the river or choose a spot in the trees. There are so many fun memories to be made with outdoor wedding venues in Seattle — and this gorgeous place is a perfect example!
3. An incredible waterfront venue with mountain views in Silverdale
Say your vows along the Hood Canal on this piece of paradise. Your wedding will be set against the snow-capped Olympic Mountains and surrounded by the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest. This venue comes with a dressing room and parking spaces — but you’ll need to rent tables, chairs, and other equipment needed for the big day. Either go through several different vendors to find equipment rentals and caterers in the area — or enjoy assistance from the Peerspace Concierge service.
4. A trendy rooftop garden with views of the Space Needle
If the sweeping views of Seattle don’t draw you in, then the fire pits and outdoor projector might do the trick. Host a fun event at this rooftop garden that makes any metropolitan couple’s dreams come true. The venue comes with outdoor seating that can be rearranged. Be sure to contact the host with any questions to arrange the best setup for your outdoor wedding. Peerspace venues include many details that other venue offerings may exclude. You’ll get to see high-quality photos, detailed descriptions, and real reviews that make searching for the right venue a breeze. Here’s one review of this Peerspace venue:
“Awesome space. We had a great time. Views are amazing. Our guests from all over the country enjoyed a lot and had fun taking tons of pictures.”
Tip: Book your wedding during golden hour (the hour before the sun sets) for a glowing city backdrop and perfect wedding photography lighting.
5. A rejuvenating retreat wedding in the woods of Issaquah
Outdoor wedding venues in Seattle get plenty of rain — which means many of them are also surrounded by incredible greenery — and this venue is no exception. With a modern home interior and cozy outdoor decor, you’ll feel right at home at this venue in Issaquah. Guests will love posing in front of the beautiful pond and making tasty s’mores in the fire pit. Outdoor lighting surrounds the venue to give your wedding a warm ambiance — and you’ll also have tables and chairs provided. After the nuptials, retreat into the venue’s clawfoot tub or relax under the stars. Feel free to contact the host directly through Peerspace if you’d like to find out how you can modify the space for you event.
6. An airy open courtyard in the heart of Capitol Hill
You may not have pictured your wedding in a picturesque courtyard, however, this space is one of the outdoor wedding venues in Seattle that cannot be left off the list. Wedding photos here look urban and chic among the shops and staircases. Plus, you’ll get an onsite manager to help manage the space and make sure everything runs smoothly during your event. Day rates are available for this venue, or you can choose to book by the hour. Many venues offer discounts for booking for more than a few hours while some are available to rent for several days. Keep in mind that many outdoor venues book months (or years) in advance since there’s limited sunny weather in the area.