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Top 5 Historic Wedding Venues in Seattle

Top Seattle Event Venues

In search of a wedding venue steeped in history and deeply connected to the community? Seattle provides a wealth of historic venues for couples seeking a timeless and elegant atmosphere for their special day. Celebrate with loved ones in a space that radiates Seattle's history and uniquely industrial urban vibe.  

Here are our top 5 favorite historic venues in Seattle:

1. Hall at Fauntleroy

DSquared Hospitality’s exclusive venue for over 30 years, the Hall at Fauntleroy is housed in the picturesque 1900s-era former Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Built in 1917, the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse operated as a Seattle Public School until 1981. In 2010, the building was purchased from the Seattle School district by the Fauntleroy Children’s Center/Community Service Agency, re-purposing the building as a community center. Now nestled in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, the venue offers multiple unique spaces. The Emerald Room provides a warm and inviting space with exposed brick and soft light from large windows. The Vashon Room is one of Seattle’s few indoor/outdoor spaces with a lush courtyard for ceremonies and receptions. Additionally, The Studio provides a relaxed setting where guests can engage in conversation, enjoy billiards, and sip cocktails. Last year the Hall at Fauntleroy won Best Historic Venue and Best Outdoor Venue at Seattle Bride’s Best of 2023 Awards Gala.


  • Versatile Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
  • Rental includes in-house China, Flatware, Glassware, Tables, and Chairs
  • Capacity: Up to 250

2. Metropolist

Built in 1919, the Ederer Crane building manufactured large-scale cranes for projects in the Seattle area. Today, one of these cranes remains in the Metropolist building, infusing the venue with a timeless and classically industrial atmosphere. Described as elegantly urban, yet gritty, their spaces are fully customizable. With a movable bar and open kitchen, clients are able to be flexible with the layout and design for their wedding day. With large windows, bright wood floors, and high ceilings, there is plenty of natural light to evoke the dramatic juxtaposition of an industrial warehouse turned modern event space.


  • Customizable Event Space Layouts
  • Industrial Urban Vibe
  • Capacity: 300

3. The Admiral’s House

This stunning house and property was built by the United States Navy in 1944 to serve as the residence for the Admirals of the 13th Naval District on Pier 91 in Seattle. Once home to over thirty U.S. Naval Admirals and their families, this historic landmark property has served as a venue for formal events hosting government officials, military and foreign dignitaries, and royalty. Today, the Admiral’s House overlooks Elliot Bay to reveal a stunning view of the Seattle city skyline, including the iconic Space Needle and the breathtaking Mt. Rainier. The secluded location of the house and property offers an intimate and romantic atmosphere.


  • City Skyline and Mt. Rainier View
  • Private and Romantic Atmosphere
  • Capacity: 250+

4. Rainier Chapter House

Built in 1925, the Rainier Chapter House is an elegant 3-story house modeled after George Washington's beloved Mt Vernon home. Initially designed as a meeting space, its purpose was always to embrace the community by serving as a venue for various events, including private, public, and non-profit gatherings. Today, this affordable and elegant venue is perfect for intimate gatherings. The house features large reception and dining rooms on the main floor, and a spacious ballroom upstairs. While the house has a smaller capacity, the closeness of the ceremony and reception fosters a more personal experience.


  • Intimate Dining Room and Ballroom
  • Affordable
  • Capacity: 160

5. Cornish Playhouse

Add a bit of dramatic flair to your special day with the mid-century architecture of the Cornish Playhouse, built in the heart of the Seattle Center for the 1963 World’s Fair. The Playhouse Theater stands as one of the few mostly intact buildings that have endured from the 1962 Century 21 Exposition in Seattle. The intimate Studio Theater is equipped with a piano, theater lighting, and a sound system, perfect for weddings and cocktail receptions. The Cornish Playhouse is also the home to Fountain of the Northwest, sculpted in 1961 by James Fitzgerald, located in the tranquil courtyard.


  • Elegant Mid-century Architecture
  • Stunning Courtyard
  • Capacity: Up to 250

Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering is proud to be an exclusive or preferred caterer at all of the above venues. Please inquire for more information and to check availability.

Photo Credits:

O’Malley Photographers

Jessica Wood Photography

Ksenia Vasenev Photography

Adrian Brusse Photography

Shelby Payne Photography

Will Austin Photography

Written January 2024

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Desiree Jones
Desiree Jones
Marketing Communications Specialist
DSquared Hospitality Company
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