The 10 Best Small Wedding Venues in Seattle
Seattle may be one of the most underrated wedding locations in the country. Its reputation for rainy weather convinces many couples to tie the knot in sunnier locales. But if you’ve spent any time in the Pacific Northwest, you know that the region is filled with beautiful mountains and waterways. It is also home to some of the most creative venues in the country. So if you’re planning your big day, check out some of these incredible miniwedding venues. These are our picks for the 10 best small wedding venues in Seattle!
1. A modern houseboat on Portage Bay
Make the most of Seattle’s proximity to the sea by holding an intimate wedding ceremony at this small but modern houseboat on the waterfront. We’re talking very small—the dining table can only sit a handful of people— but the dining area opens up onto a beautiful deck that sits right on the water. We’re picturing a tiny ceremony on the deck followed by a private dinner for the immediate family. Don’t worry about getting sea-sick: the house is built on stable pilings!
2. A stylish retreat home in Queen Anne
For a slightly larger space, check out this home in the Queen Anne neighborhood that can fit up to 25 people. It features a modern kitchen, a fireplace, and an outdoor courtyard with a grill. The living room has massive picture windows with views of Elliot Bay, while the grassy outdoor lawn can accommodate a small wedding ceremony. Whether you’re planning a casual wedding or a fancier occasion, be sure to hire a private chef or caterer to take advantage of the kitchen!
3. A modern industrial loft in Ballard
This modern loft in Ballard is one of the best small wedding venues in Seattle if you’re looking for an industrial-chic vibe. It has high timber ceilings with chandeliers, long wooden tables, leather couches, and an open chef’s kitchen with 10 stools. One of the best things about this space is that there are no restrictions on food and drink. You can bring your own caterer or hire a private chef to cook for your guests in the kitchen. It also includes a flat-screen TV and sound system for your entertainment. The venue can accommodate 40 guests for a seated dinner and offers free parking on-site.
4. A wine tasting room in Bellevue
This classy wine tasting room can accommodate up to 30 people for a private event, or 20 for a seated dinner. It has a flat-screen TV and Sonos sound system, 2 restrooms, street-level entry, and free parking for up to 3 hours. According to one recent guest review, “We had the absolute best experience hosting our small wedding reception…. The wine was great and the space was beautiful, and we were able to customize our set up. I work in hospitality and would say I have high standards and it really exceeded my expectations.”
Outside food is allowed, but alcohol must be purchased from your hosts. And with wine experts on hand to help you choose the perfect bottle from their collection, why wouldn’t you want to?
5. A top-floor event space in Pioneer Square
We love the idea of this stunning top-floor studio as a small wedding venue in Seattle! It has gorgeous mid-century modern furnishings, elegant wooden floors, and an exposed brick wall. It overlooks the city, ensuring incredible photos. And with space for 15 guests, it is ideal for your microwedding.
6. An upscale event space in Capitol Hill
This chic event space can accommodate everything from small to medium wedding ceremonies, for up to 60 guests. In addition to boasting a comforting atmosphere and swanky décor, the venue features two 50” flat screens, surround sound, and full internet connectivity for any videos or photo slideshows.
As one satisfied client raved about this space, “The venue itself is really cool and versatile. The in house food & beverage selection was delicious and the event staff was spot on.”
7. An outdoor theater in Redmond, WA
Outdoor enthusiasts will be hard-pressed to find a better small wedding venue than this outdoor forest theater in Redmond. Just a short drive from the city, you’ll find yourself surrounded by greenery as you exchange your vows. This event space includes a 16’ outdoor movie screen, a 200-sq. ft. stage consisting of several treehouses, a covered gazebo, and a 24’ yurt. With a firepit, running water, and an off-grid power system, you’ll have everything you need for an outdoor wedding! It’s ideal for romantics and nature-lovers.
This venue does require an 8-minute walk from the nearest parking area, although there are two 800-ft zip lines available to deliver supplies or to make a memorable entrance! According to one happy reviewer:
“The venue is absolutely stunning. Every one of my guests asked me “how did you find this place?” and said it was a venue they would love to use in the future. Scott and the team are very accommodating and extremely helpful. We couldn’t have asked for a better location for our gender reveal party.”
8. A yoga studio in Northwest Seattle
A fitness and yoga studio might not sound like the kind of place to hold a wedding, but wait until you see what this venue looks like fully decorated. Reviewers call it a “beautiful space with a warm, friendly bohemian atmosphere,” due to its hardwood floors, its wide windows covered in white lace curtains, and more. White chairs, warm rugs and cushions, plants, and well-placed candles would all work together to make this one of the best and most unique small wedding venues in Seattle.
9. A historic building in Pioneer Square
This simple yet elegant venue is a perfect choice for a traditional wedding, with room for up to 25 guests for a sit-down dinner. It features hardwood floors, warm lights, and other decorative touches to help your ceremony shine. There’s also a large serving area fit for buffet dishes, as well as a side room that can be used as a bridal suite, and tall, lush plants to add to the space’s charm.
10. An indoor/outdoor event space in Rainier Valley
This stunning mid-century home boasts indoor and outdoor spaces in beautiful Rainier Valley. This private estate is built on 4000 sq. ft. of space ideal for 50 people. You’ll have access to a pool, a patio, and changing areas for the bridal party. A massive sports court for basketball, pickle ball, and tennis is also available for your party. You and your guests will enjoy views beyond the architecturally impressive house itself, as Lake Washington and Mount Rainier are also in the vista. It’s basically the perfect small wedding venue in Seattle for those who appreciate mid-century design and swimming under the stars.
From Vashon Island to Snoqualmie, you’ll find dozens of small wedding venues in Seattle available to rent on Peerspace. While some hosts offer packages specifically for weddings, you aren’t limited to those venues alone. As long as the venue is big enough for your group and the host doesn’t prohibit weddings, the Concierge can help you secure the rest!