Ready to get hitched and celebrate your queer love in Seattle?! Well, look no further because I have some of the 7 best LGBTQ+ inclusive & affirming wedding venues that will knock your frecking socks off! From historic landmarks to contemporary venues, Seattle offers a variety of wedding venues that cater to all styles, themes and budgets.
1. Dunn Gardens
Dunn Gardens is a picturesque and historic venue that offers a beautiful backdrop for outdoor weddings. The venue features a 10-acre garden, a pond, and a historic home that is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Dunn Gardens can accommodate up to 150 guests, making it a great choice for small to medium-sized weddings. There are so many fun winding trails all throughout this venue, it makes a perfect location to capture that PNW garden escape you've been dreaming of!
2. Sole Repair Shop
Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Sole Repair Shop is a historic venue that has been converted into a unique event space. The venue has classic architecture featuring exposed beams and rustic wooden walls; it is perfect for couples looking for a contemporary and stylish wedding venue smack dab in the gayborhood. Just the right size for couples who might want a smaller and cozier environment for their wedding.
3. The Hall at Fauntleroy
The Hall at Fauntleroy is a vintage and quirky venue that has been a Seattle favorite for over a century. Housed in the picturesque 1900s-era former Fauntleroy Schoolhouse the venue is filled with unique touches that bring a classic warmth and calmness to your day. Lush manicured grass all around the property, as well as an indoor space with tall and bright ceilings means you can have your garden party + an elegant reception dinner. Located in West Seattle means you can still stay within the city, but avoid all of the craziness from downtown!
4. The Ruins
How do you even describe The Ruins?! There is so much too it you should probably visit it yourself to understand all the wild and fun rooms this space offers.The Ruins is a unique and unforgettable venue that combines history, art, and architecture. The venue features a stunning ballroom, an outdoor/indoor industrial terrace with soft window light, and an eclectic collection of art and antiques. This venue is perfect if you're looking to impress your guests with a venue that can do it all!
5. Georgetown Ballroom
The Georgetown Ballroom is a vintage and industrial-chic venue that offers a unique and memorable wedding experience. The venue features exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and a large dance floor that is perfect for couples who aren’t afraid to break it down all night! This is a full service venue which means you can leave the planning, food, and rentals up to the professionals.
6. Salty's on Alki
Salty's on Alki is a beautiful waterfront venue that offers stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. The venue features a large banquet room, an outdoor patio, and a fine-dining restaurant that serves fresh and delicious seafood! Perfect for watching the sun set and city lights come alive with all of your closest family and friends.
7. Parson's Garden
Parson's Garden is a charming and intimate outdoor venue that offers a peaceful and romantic setting for wedding ceremonies. The venue features a beautiful garden, lush hanging trees over your ceremony, and a historic neighborhood to stroll through. The secluded and intimate garden is best suited for a small ceremony (my suggestion no more than 30 guests). You can all then head to a reception dinner/cocktail hour at some of the local bars all throughout Queen Anne!
From historic landmarks to contemporary venues, Seattle has something for every couple who wants to celebrate their love and commitment in a beautiful and accepting city. Whether you prefer an indoor or outdoor wedding, a grand ballroom or a cozy garden, Seattle has the perfect venue for your special day.
If you want even more lgbtq+ venue recommendations (coming from a queer photographer) send an inquiry on over!