Wedding Questions

I need help finding a reception site!

July 30, 2017 1:30:27 am

Posted in Seattle, WA, USA
Emptyprofileicon k m

Can ANYONE help me find a reception site?? :) I am trying to plan a wedding for Febuary.. I already have my church reserved, and need a place for the reception. I've been running into trouble, because I need a space that will allow us to bring in our own food, and that will accomodate 200+
people. I've noticed that most places require using a licensed caterer, OR the facility is too small. I'm looking for a place somewhere between kirkland and Federal way. I would love some type of unique rental home, mansion, castle, etc.. the ones I've looked at so far are too small..

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Emptyprofileicon Rich and Elaine Wedding date: September 20, 2008 Seattle, WA, USA

August 20, 2009 3:05:01 pm

It really depends on your budget... One place you may consider is the Pickering Barn (right by Costco) in Issaquah? The place I hear is huge! Have you asked the church? occasionally they will let you use their fellowship hall with an additional fee(s).

Hope that helps,


Emptyprofileicon Sarah and Jared Wedding date: August 15, 2009 Seattle, WA, USA

August 20, 2009 3:12:38 pm

I don't know about the capacity for any of their venues, but have you checked out the Jewel Hospitality website?

Hope this helps!


124939 Marivic Dangeo Wedding date: May 08, 2010 Seattle, WA, USA

August 21, 2009 12:09:34 pm

Well, I was having the same problem a few months ago, so here's what I found out:

First of all, most places prefer you have a licenced caterer - but keep in mind that you may be able to make arrangements with the caterer you choose in order to bring in a few dishes of your own. They may have you sign something on your contract to allow you to do so, or charge you a fee.

Large reception sites attached with caterers in the area that I've already talked to and are ok with bringing in food are:

- Spirit of Washington Event Center - Renton, WA
- Shilshole Bay Beach Club - Seattle, WA

Large halls where you would get your own caterers include:
- Daybreak Star Center - Seattle, WA (in Discovery Park - they start booking for 2010 in September 2009)
- 415 Westlake - Seattle, WA (contact Jim Fath:

There are of course many others in the area, but I hope this short list helps a little. Happy hunting!



Emptyprofileicon Katherine Delo Wedding date: May 16, 2009 Seattle, WA, USA

August 24, 2009 11:52:11 am

I just got married on Capitol Hill and the Rainier Chapter D.A.R. House. It is a beautiful mansion that let me have my cousin as my caterer. Check out their website:

Good luck!


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