Post # 1
I’m trying to find an affordable (less than $1,000) venue in Seattle (or close by like Bellevue, Kirkland, etc) for a reception I would like to be able to bring my own food/outside caterer and own alcohol.
It would also be nice, if the venue had a nice view, but this. I’m planning on about 100 guests and it would be in Summer of 2013.
I’d perfer not to do it at the Seattle parks because it seems like too much work. Any suggestions would reallyl be appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’m not sure if it would fit 100 people, but I know a friend of mine contemplated using DanceWorks Studio in Redmond for a cocktail style reception & teaching a dance lesson. It’s pretty affordable, but her parents wanted a sit-down dinner so they went with Robinswood House (which has a list of caterers & you can’t bring in alchohol).
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
It’s a little over your budget at $1600 (but that can be lower depending on what day of the week you choose – a week day would be $160 an hour), but the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo has an AMAZING view, and they let you bring your own caterer in, and seat well over 100. A catch, though – no hard alcohol. And they might not have your date open still, but it doesn’t hurt to check if you’re interested. http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us/Page.asp?NavID=193
Post # 5
Check out Melrose Market Studios. They were very inexpensive! No view, though. http://melrosemarketstudios.com/
Post # 6
Are you willing to go to the San Juans? If so, I saw a place online that looks pretty awesome called OddFellows Hall: http://www.oddshall.org/.
The Golden Gardens Boathouse would be awesome, I think, and I strongly considered it for my own wedding — it is a public park, but you can reserve it almost like a regular venue.
Post # 7
I realize I am a year late for this post, but for anyone else reading: If you are looking for a last minute Seattle summer wedding then you can get a great deal for SKANSONIA (Lake Union) on Sun Aug 4, 2013 (afternoon or evening). Sadly my wedding was cancelled so you can benefit from my deposit and have it for almost half price: $3200 for 100 guests including catering!! (It is already reasonably priced compared to other Seattle venues). This place has so much to offer. First the quintessential Seattle backdrop (Lake Union with a view of the Space Needle). And the boat has so much character, sure it may be a little slanted, but thats okay. You hardly need to decorate because it already looks great as is. And the food was delicious too (check out their menu online). And a great money saver is that you can supply your own alcohol. And lastly the people have been wonderful to work with.