4 Stunning Ballard Wedding Venues Where You Can Say I Do

Whether you are recently engaged, a parent of a soon-to-be bride or groom, or simply someone daydreaming about saying yes to the dress, Ballard has many excellent wedding venues to consider. Our Seattle neighborhood boasts a coastal escape in the heart of the city and is an ideal backdrop for a Pacific Northwest wedding.

For Ballard natives and transplants alike, this neighborhood is home to several popular Seattle wedding venues. Offering the perfect setting for a seaside summer wedding or a cool sunset backdrop for your winter celebration, there are many reasons to make Ballard the place you say “I do.” For anyone planning on exchanging their vows in Seattle, be sure to consider some of these spectacular wedding venues in Ballard!  

Ballard Bay Club

If you are seeking an elegant and romantic wedding venue, Ballard Bay Club should be on your list. This space is a versatile setting that can be configured to create the experience you are looking for. The Ballard Bay Club is equipped for events large and small, with full dining options for 150 up to 400 guests and cocktail style receptions for up to 1,000 guests. With beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound, this is a picturesque venue for a wedding any time of the year. This space also offers:

  • Views and easy access to Shilshole Beach
  • Hardwood dance floors
  • Outdoor patio
  • Private bridal suite
  • Beverage and dessert service

Olympic Rooftop Pavilion

For couples who picture their special day on a rooftop that overlooks the city they call home, Ballard’s Olympic Rooftop Pavilion is the place to be. This space is located on the rooftop of Hotel Ballard in the center of Market Street. Guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, the Puget Sound, and the city skyline. Equipped with audio-visual equipment, outdoor fireplaces, and seating for up to 130 guests, this is an optimal location for a beautiful wedding. Hotel Ballard also offers discounted rates for groups to simplify lodging for out-of-town guests! Additional features include:

  • Options for food and wine pairings
  • Space and be configured for open-air or indoor seating
  • Full bar and customized cocktails

The Canal

The Canal is a spacious, open venue in a historic Ballard setting. Encompassed by forest and water, this is an ideal location for a true Pacific Northwest wedding. The happy couple and their guests will enjoy indoor and outdoor features of this venue including a landscaped courtyard, banquet style seating, outdoor cocktail tables, and more. The Canal includes a number of amenities to simplify your wedding process and create maximum enjoyment for the wedding party and their guests including:

  • Flexible event start and end times
  • Food and beverage catering, if needed
  • Banquet hall-style seating with waterfront view

Ray’s Boathouse

No list of Ballard wedding venues is complete without including Ray’s Boathouse. Situated at the edge of Ballard just south of Golden Gardens park, Ray’s offers a beautiful venue for any couple interested in a seaside wedding. This space has a private banquet room that seats up to 120 guests. Couples can also get married in an open, outdoor seating area if weather permits! Not only does this venue have an incredible view but it also boasts a delicious menu of seafood and other Pacific Northwest culinary delights. Ray’s Boathouse also offers:

  • Rehearsal walk-through
  • Dressing area
  • On-site event planner
  • Expert wait staff and hospitality

Ballard has no shortage of beautiful views to see and spaces to enjoy, many of which make a perfect backdrop for a wedding! Best of luck to you and your future spouse in finding your ideal wedding venue.

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