The Evergreen State offers rugged forest landscapes and luminescent waterfronts perfect for staging your matrimonial festivities. These four venues are worth checking out as you plan your wedding.
Shooting Star Gardens
Tie the knot in Maple Valley when you book Shooting Star Gardens for your ceremony and reception. Like its name implies, this lush setting is a breathtaking garden and meadow landscape that will impress nature enthusiasts. Rental includes the use of a large white tent to provide shelter for wining and dining, as well as tables and chairs for up to 200 people. A portable dance floor will provide a place for you and your guests to show off your moves. The rental package also includes set-up and tear-down services, so you and your family focus on partying rather than on the logistics of event preparation and cleanup.
Satisfy your inner royalty by hosting the big day at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood. Locals refer to this 500-year-old Tudor Gothic historic site as “the house that love built,” and it is a picturesque place to celebrate your nuptials. Opt for an indoor setting with the high ceiling, wood paneling and hardwood floors of the Great Hall. You can also choose an outdoor celebration amid the sculptures and blooms of the Secret Sunken English Garden. Additional areas such as the ballroom and lawn provide extra space to host your event, depending on your guest count and style preferences.
The Edgewater House
Just north of Gig Harbor, The Edgewater House provides a private waterfront venue to set the tone for a quintessential Washington beach wedding. The site is located on the shoreline off of Puget Sound, embodying the purity and peacefulness you’ve been envisioning for your big day. A range of indoor and outdoor options will help accommodate different guest counts and tailor the space to suit your unique vision for the event. A fully-appointed bridal suite and groom’s room will provide comfortable areas for your wedding party to get ready in.
Gorge Crest Vineyards
The views in Underwood are anything but understated. Go with Gorge Crest Vineyards for a captivating outdoor backdrop for your wedding. Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, this venue is set against a breathtaking view of Mt. Hood and the Hood River Valley. Select an outdoor, indoor or combination setting. The grounds boast a covered pergola with views of the Gorge and vineyard, as well as a concrete dance floor. A lighted hammock area and cobblestone patio offer additional space for guests. The Barn is a great choice for a smaller gathering, or if you simply prefer the peace of mind of having an indoor venue. Indoor/outdoor bars, a stone fireplace and outdoor patio are additional draws of this space. If you’ve been envisioning a rugged, romantic landscape for your wedding photos, look no further than this stunning venue.
Select one of these four venues for a picturesque place to enhance photographs and festivities on your wedding day.
This article is presented by Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan in Puyallup, Washington.