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11 Awesome Seattle Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

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Wedding season is here, which means it's time to get dressed up, celebrate the happy couples, and eat and drink to excess.

There are plenty of good options for receptions in Seattle, but some of the best can be found in the city's restaurant scene. These spaces sometimes lack the bells and whistles of traditional wedding venues, but your creativity will be rewarded with great food, beautiful surroundings, and the opportunity to call a portion of your favorite restaurant your own for the evening.

Here, 11 local restaurants that can transform in full or in part into ceremony and/or reception venues for the big day.

Note: Map points are ordered geographically and are not ranked by preference. Venue rental details are subject to change without warning; please let us know if you spot any out-of-date information. What restaurant venue have you enjoyed recently? Show it some love in the comments, send an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Marination Ma Kai

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1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 328-8226
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What could be better than a panoramic view of the Seattle skyline at sunset to cap off your wedding celebration? Throw in some kalbi beef tacos and a killer tap list and youv'e got it made.

2. Stoneburner

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5214 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 695-2051
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Stoneburner hosts events at the rooftop deck above the restaurant's Hotel Ballard home. One hundred of your friends and family will enjoy water views and Stoneburner's superb menu.

3. Farestart

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700 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 267-7601
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Farestart hosts both wedding ceremonies and receptions at its downtown Seattle restaurant, as well as the venue at Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill. Catering is provided by the Farestart program, which empowers homeless and disadvantaged men and women with job and life skills.

4. Ray's Boathouse

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6049 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-3770
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At Ray's Boathouse, your wedding comes with a view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Bonus points for a menu of sustainable seafood.

5. Lunchbox Laboratory

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1253 Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-1090
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At Lunchbox Laboratory's Thomas Street location, you can rent out the Rumpus Room for your wedding reception and eat burgers and drink milkshakes till you drop. The space can hold around 85 people.

6. Eastlake Bar and Grill

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2947 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 957-7777
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Eastlake Bar and Grill hosts wedding receptions on its rooftop deck. The views of Lake Union are pretty darn incredible, and the restaurant downstairs will provide the food and private bar.

7. Boat Street Kitchen

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3131 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 632-4602
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Boat Street Kitchen's darling rusticity is available to host 45 to 54 seated guests Tuesday through Saturday, and up to 95 on Sundays and Mondays. The only downside is an extra fee for dancing, but the food is guaranteed to be on point.

8. The Corson Building

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5609 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 762-3330
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The gorgeous Corson Building offers indoor and outdoor space, plus a menu that highlights a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients.

9. Canlis

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2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-3313
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Perhaps the grandest of all Seattle restaurants, Canlis makes for one epic rehearsal dinner or reception venue. Not only are the food and service guaranteed to be excellent, but you'll enjoy it all in the private dining room that seems to float over Lake Union.
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10. Elliott's Oyster House

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1201 Alaskan Way Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4340
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Show off the region's waterborne bounty when you host a party at Elliott's; you can even opt to include a raw bar. The restaurant also offers plenty of non-fish alternatives, and you can't beat the views of the bay.

11. Salty's on Alki

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1936 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 937-1600
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Epic skyline and water views? Check. Classic Seattle cuisine? Check. Private dining rooms? Check. Salty's offers custom menus and your choice of three private rooms, each with a patio or deck with killer backdrops for photos.

1. Marination Ma Kai

1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
What could be better than a panoramic view of the Seattle skyline at sunset to cap off your wedding celebration? Throw in some kalbi beef tacos and a killer tap list and youv'e got it made.
1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

2. Stoneburner

5214 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Stoneburner hosts events at the rooftop deck above the restaurant's Hotel Ballard home. One hundred of your friends and family will enjoy water views and Stoneburner's superb menu.
5214 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Farestart

700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101
Farestart hosts both wedding ceremonies and receptions at its downtown Seattle restaurant, as well as the venue at Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill. Catering is provided by the Farestart program, which empowers homeless and disadvantaged men and women with job and life skills.
700 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Ray's Boathouse

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
At Ray's Boathouse, your wedding comes with a view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Bonus points for a menu of sustainable seafood.
6049 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

5. Lunchbox Laboratory

1253 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109
At Lunchbox Laboratory's Thomas Street location, you can rent out the Rumpus Room for your wedding reception and eat burgers and drink milkshakes till you drop. The space can hold around 85 people.
1253 Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98109

6. Eastlake Bar and Grill

2947 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Eastlake Bar and Grill hosts wedding receptions on its rooftop deck. The views of Lake Union are pretty darn incredible, and the restaurant downstairs will provide the food and private bar.
2947 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

7. Boat Street Kitchen

3131 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Boat Street Kitchen's darling rusticity is available to host 45 to 54 seated guests Tuesday through Saturday, and up to 95 on Sundays and Mondays. The only downside is an extra fee for dancing, but the food is guaranteed to be on point.
3131 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

8. The Corson Building

5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
The gorgeous Corson Building offers indoor and outdoor space, plus a menu that highlights a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients.
5609 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

9. Canlis

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Canlis Ext Courtesy of Canlis
Perhaps the grandest of all Seattle restaurants, Canlis makes for one epic rehearsal dinner or reception venue. Not only are the food and service guaranteed to be excellent, but you'll enjoy it all in the private dining room that seems to float over Lake Union.
2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

10. Elliott's Oyster House

1201 Alaskan Way Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101
Show off the region's waterborne bounty when you host a party at Elliott's; you can even opt to include a raw bar. The restaurant also offers plenty of non-fish alternatives, and you can't beat the views of the bay.
1201 Alaskan Way Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Salty's on Alki

1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
Epic skyline and water views? Check. Classic Seattle cuisine? Check. Private dining rooms? Check. Salty's offers custom menus and your choice of three private rooms, each with a patio or deck with killer backdrops for photos.
1936 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

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