The first test of every marriage is the decision about where to hold the wedding. You want to find a venue that matches your shared values and aesthetic tastes while also serving great food and having enough space for all your guests. If you choose poorly, all of your friends and relatives will be talking about how bad the venue was. But no pressure!
To help, we’ve got a list here of eight restaurants in Seattle that can host your wedding event. We’re avoiding listing hotels with restaurants in them in favor of less-obvious options. Some of the smaller venues on this list may not have the space for ceremonies but would be ideal places for reception dinners; in any case you should have a detailed conversation with the manager or event staff in order to hash out details. And though we’ve highlighted these places because of a combination of food, scenic views, and whimsy, you should keep in mind that most restaurants are willing to host events or even rent out their entire space to you, so if you have a favorite place, you should call them and ask.
Our favorites include Ballard mainstay Ray’s Boathouse, which excels at salmon, fresh oysters and mussels, as well as its herb-rolled leg of lamb, and award-winning Canlis, which offers three-course dinners with highlights like wagyu and decadent chocolate fondant. On the other end of the formality spectrum there’s a shipping container behind Star Brass Works where you can get hitched before heading over for a tavern burger.
Know of a spot that should be on our radar? Send us a tip by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual, this list is not ranked; it’s organized geographically from North to South.Read More