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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 Venue rental details are subject to change without warning; please let us know if you spot any out-of-date information.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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Ray's Boathouse

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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.

Stoneburner

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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.

Eastlake Bar and Grill

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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.

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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Lunchbox Laboratory

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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.

Boat Street Kitchen

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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.

Farestart

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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.

Elliott's Oyster House

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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.

Marination Ma Kai

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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.

Salty's on Alki

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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.

The Corson Building

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The gorgeous Corson Building offers indoor and outdoor space, plus a menu that highlights a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients.

Ray's Boathouse

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.

Stoneburner

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.

Eastlake Bar and Grill

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.

Canlis

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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.

Canlis Ext Courtesy of Canlis

Lunchbox Laboratory

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.

Boat Street Kitchen

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.

Farestart

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.

Elliott's Oyster House

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.

Marination Ma Kai

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.

Salty's on Alki

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.

The Corson Building

The gorgeous Corson Building offers indoor and outdoor space, plus a menu that highlights a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients.

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