(Closed) Seattle Pay to Park….?

posted 7 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

Most of the weddings i have seen in downtown have had “hosted” parking. So they rent out a parking lot and pay for it.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wouldn’t mind paying for the parking in Seattle, but that is because I know there is about only 1% of nonpay parking in Seattle. Out of town guests though won’t know about the premium parking, so as a bride, if I was having or had my wedding in downtown Seattle, I would pay for guest parking. It really isn’t fair to the guests to have to pay, especially when they aren’t aware of it. If you are on a really tight budget and can’t manage to pay for the parking for your guests, I would include a note on your wedding website about the parking and also on the information card in your invites.

Post # 6
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we are not hosting parking and our wedding will be downtown/waterfront.

parking is free after 6pm and our wedding is at 6pm. most of the guests live around/in seattle, so they are aware that parking costs money.

we would rather put the funds toward alcohol than parking.

{EDIT} we put a note on our website about the parking costs.

Post # 7
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We got married at the W Hotel in downtown Seattle; our hotel had parking but was expensive but there was also a garage literally next door that had something like $8 parking after 5 pm (our ceremony was at 5:30 pm).  I would look for some nearby garages to your venue and see if you can’t find some to suggest to your guests. 

Otherwise, I’m not sure if the street parking near your venue has switched to the “Pay until 8 PM” thing that Seattle is starting now, but I would think that most of your guests would either not mind finding street parking or else just taking a cab- we always do when we go to weddings and just chalk it up as the price of a good time.  Besides, you’re getting free booze and free dinner so who cares about a few bucks spent on parking?

I think as the bride, you are doing your due dilligence by suggesting places for guests to park (especially for those who are OOT) but shouldn’t worry too much about the cost. 

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