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,
I don't know about the capacity for any of their venues, but have you checked out the Jewel Hospitality website?
Hope this helps!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are of course many others in the area, but I hope this short list helps a little. Happy hunting!
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: www.rainierchapterhouse.com
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