we had our wedding at the Rose Garden in Point Defiance park and the reception at the Pagoda hall in the park. It is possible to have a wedding on the grounds of the Pagoda too. Getting a reservation is hard during the summer months, not sure about May. We also did our photographs on the grounds. There might not be as many flowers in bloom but there are plenty of other good backgrounds. The rent is a flat rate and we had our own caterer, florist etc.
If I were you I would go with Point Defiance. It is gorgeous, the pagoda is awesome. My friend got married their and i said when it is my turn that is where I wanted to get married. I recommend it.
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