Post # 1
I am looking for a place to hold 40-50 people ceremony and reception on the cheap. We don’t want churches but would love cool restaurants that have a private room or could be bought out.
Our budget for venue and catering is about $3,000.
Post # 3
Just a bit south, in Kent is a place called Villa Rose Gardens. Gina runs crazy deals, and they all include officiant services/music/flowers and more. The outdoor area can hold up to 55 guests. You would need to talk to her to get the price on 55 guests, but I don’t think it can be that bad. She’ll make all of your flowers, and you have the option of using props she’s already got. (like the flower basket, and aisle decorations) Her packages for larger groups (like yours) are damn near all inclusive. Now, you can’t have a full meal reception there, but you would save a LOT of money having your ceremony there. Then you could get a banquet room at a place like 13Coins in the city for the reception. Going here is saving us over $2000.
Seriously, check it out. She’s got some great reviews, too. All of her Brides love her.
Post # 4
We had our reception on the Skansonia which is a cool historic 1920s ferry boat permanently moored on the north end of Lake Union with a great view towards the Space Needle and city skyline. I remember it being about $45/person but I don’t remember if there was a minimum. They can do both the ceremony and the reception/catering. They also let you bring your own alcohol with no corking fee, just bartender fees — this was a huge money saver for us. I highly recommend them — super easy and totally unique venue. Our guests are still raving almost 2 years later!