Best of 2015: Golf Club at Newcastle, Sodo Park & Roche Harbor Resort

Sodo Park by Herban Feast

Place for a Sunset Wedding

The Golf Club at Newcastle

Signature appeal: The picture-perfect backdrop—Seattle and Bellevue city skylines, the Olympic Mountains and Lake Washington—which is ideal for breathtaking wedding photos

Words of wisdom: “Hire a wedding coordinator,” Newcastle marketing director Vince Kiteley advises. “They are worth their weight in gold.…It’s a huge event that you are planning; let the experts help you do this, so you can focus on what is most important: you, your wedding, and your attending family and friends.”

 

Best Place for a Large Gala Wedding

Sodo Park by Herban Feast

Signature appeal: A blend of modern and rustic elegance housed in a repurposed, century-old factory with delicious, seasonal catering by Herban Feast

Words of wisdom: “Large events can sometimes feel overwhelming and less intimate,” says director of sales Reese Rowe. “We encourage couples to use every bit of the space to create unique experiences or vignettes.…It could be a lounge area reminiscent of a favorite vacation spot or a cozy corner bought to life with a photo booth.”

 

Northwest Destination Wedding Site

Roche Harbor Resort

Signature appeal: A gorgeous seaside location on San Juan Island suited for getaway weddings of any size and style

Words of wisdom: “Don’t second-guess your inclination to have a mini-destination wedding,” says event manager Allie McMillan. “The opportunity to have all of your family and friends in one location for multiple days, itself, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget.”