Wedding Advice from a

SEATTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

A FEW TIPS FOR A BRIDE HAVING A SEATTLE WEDDING & ON THE HUNT FOR A SEATTLE WEDDING VENUE.

Rebecca Anne Photography is a Seattle based wedding photography business whose work has a authentic and natural feel to it with a timeless editing style that the Seattle bride is sure to adore. With over a decade of experience as a Seattle Wedding Photographer, Rebecca has numerous tips and tricks to share along with a list of some of the most beautiful Seattle Wedding Venues that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Rebecca’s work has been published in numerous bridal blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Seattle Bride Magazine, The Knot and many more.  

As a natural light wedding photographer Rebecca loves to capture a couples authentic and unique personalities using light from the day to truly tell their love story. With a degree in journalism it gives Rebecca’s photos a in the moment feel as they unfold. Family portraits and those perfect posed smiling photos are some of the most important part of the wedding day and we definitely do not forget to capture those moments.

Seattle is a beautiful city tucked along the Pacific Coast in the heart of the Northwest. It offers a variety of scenic views to choose from like wooded forests, islands, lakes, urban cities scenes and layers upon layers of mountains which make for a never-ending list of perfect wedding photography backdrops. Below is just a snapshot of the amazing venues that Seattle has to offer including an industrial vibe of Sodo Park, an outdoor brick scene at Court in the Square, an intimate exchanging greenery scene of Volunteer Park Conservatory, epic views of Seattle from the bow of the MV Skansonia and so much more. The Seattle Wedding Venue scene is never-ending and options are limitless. 

The Seattle area also never has a bad season for getting married. Our Winters are mild, although a tad rainy but we have an amazing list of Winter Wedding Venues to check out. Our Summers are also mild but warm enough for an outdoor or tented reception. And Spring and Fall are always to die for with beautiful colors. 

Rebecca Anne has always loved living in the Pacific Northwest and embracing its beautiful scenery. She recently moved to a smaller town closer to Mount Rainier to be surrounded by our lush greenery, peek-a-boo views of Mount Rainier and a pond in the backyard. She absolutely adores getting to document weddings that showcase Washington’s gorgeous scenery and thinks of herself as a mixture of a landscape and portrait photographer by combining the two. Being a Seattle area native, Rebecca knows all of the hidden gems of locations in the area to make your wedding day bride and groom portraits as epic as possible! Some of Rebecca’s favorite Seattle Wedding Venues are Black Diamond Gardens with its stunning see-through greenhouse tent for more natural light through your entire event, Jardin Del Sol’s gorgeous tall trees and never ending photo opportunities, Twin Willows Garden with its chapel amongst the woods, and of course cannot forget places like Roche Harbor or Rosario Resort in the San Juan Islands. Some favorite moments of a wedding day are the little details that tell unique stories like the getting read details with invitations, rings, flowers and heirloom keepsake jewelry. Or those little in-between moments and interactions between a bride and mother-of-the-bride. She is never one to turn down a slice of wedding cake (or pie, or ice cream or cupcakes or cookies…). But most of all, some of her absolute favorite moments are the unplanned and unposed moments that unfold on a wedding day. 

Questions to ask your  Seattle wedding venue

IS THERE SPACE FOR YOUR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION?
DO THEY HAVE A RAIN BACKUP PLAN?
DO CHAIRS NEED TO BE MOVED FROM CEREMONY TO RECEPTION?
IS THERE CONVENIENT PARKING?
DO YOU HAVE TO USE THEIR SPECIFIC VENDORS?
Can you have your rehearsal there?
IS THERE A SEPARATE SPACE FOR COCKTAIL HOUR?
Is there space for getting ready?
Is there a sound ordinance ot time the music has to stop?
CAN YOU BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL?
CAN YOU DO YOUR OWN CATERING OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN CATERER? 
WHAT ARE THEIR LIMITATIONS ON DECORATIONS?
WHAT ABOUT A SENDOFF? SPARKLERS? 
WHAT IS THE PRICE POINT, DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
HOW MANY HOURS ARE INCLUDED?

Questions to ask your  Seattle wedding venue

Is there space for your ceremony and reception?

Do they have a rain backup plan?

do chairs need to be moved from ceremony to reception?

Is there convenient parking?

Do you have to use their specific vendors?

Can you do your own catering or choose your own caterer? 

What are their limitations on decorations?

What about a sendoff? Sparklers? 

What is the price point, deposit and cancellation policy?

How many hours are included?

Can you have your rehearsal there?

IS THERE A SEPARATE SPACE FOR COCKTAIL HOUR?

Is there space for getting ready?

Is there a sound ordinance ot time the music has to stop?

CAN YOU BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL?


Finding the right Seattle wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision. Your Seattle venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day so before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue. 


Look at how many people you’re planning to invite to your wedding versus the number of people the venue can comfortably cater for. A crowded reception can be quite uncomfortable and if a venue is too large, it can affect the atmosphere and the overall look and feel. Put an initial guest list together before you start venue shopping so that you can make a better decision. 


Get quotes from venues before going to tour them as you don’t want to end up at a venue and fall in love only to find out its massively out of your budget. When inquiring about price points, also look into the food and catering information and if you have to use their caterer or bartender and what the minimums are as this can put you over your budget.


Alcohol and drinks are a big part of your wedding so it’s important to find out whether you can bring your own alcohol and what the costs are or if the venue will supply the drinks. Since you will also need a licensed bartender to serve alcohol, find out whether the venue can assist with this so that you can factor those costs into your final budget. 


Do you plan on having both your ceremony and reception in the same space? If so, can they accommodate multiple locations for those events happening, do they need to transition the room and if so, is there a space for a cocktail hour…etc.


You’re going to be working with several different vendors in the time leading up to and on your wedding day. Many venues require you to use their vendors so find out about this before you make a booking. If they do work with specific vendors, make sure that you’re happy with their experience, style, personality, and pricing. When a venue works with preferred vendors, it does mean they’re confident in their experience and ability to delivery but it’s more important for you to choose vendors that fit in with your budget and overall preferences. 

There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect wedding venue but make sure that it’s a space that speaks to your personalities and style as a couple.

Things to Consider When Selecting a Seattle Wedding Venue

Venue size

Know your budget

what about drinks?

Ceremony & Reception

preferred vendors

Seattle Garden Wedding Venues

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black diamond gardens

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point defiance gardens

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robinswood house

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lord hill farms

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Court In the Square

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The MV SKansonia

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Thornewood Castle

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Roche Harbor

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chateau lill

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thornewood castle

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Jardin Del Sol

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roche harbor

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twin willows gardens

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laurel creek manor

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genesis farm & gardens

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hidden meadows

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rock creek gardens

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lakewold gardens

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the farm kitchen

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willows lodge

Seattle Garden Wedding Venues

100+ seattle Wedding Venues

Twin Willows Gardens

Lord Hill Farms

Robinswood House

Jardin Del sol

Thornewood Castle

Point Defiance Park

CHateau Lill

Black Diamond Gardens

Roche Harbor

Lakewold Gardens

Laurel Creek Manor

Genesis Farm & Gardens

hidden meadows

Rock Creek Gardens

The Farm Kitchen

Willows Lodge

Seattle Wooded Wedding Venues

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Court In the Square

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Cedar Springs

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Green Gates at Flowing Lake

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Trinity tree farm

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lakewold gardens

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carnation tree farm

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evergreen meadows

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Jardin Del Sol

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fireseed catering

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twin willows gardens

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laurel creek manor

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genesis farm & gardens

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hidden meadows

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kitsap memorial park

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kiana lodge

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filigree farms

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lakedale resort

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point defiance park

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red cedar farm

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cabin creek lodge

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Rock Creek Gardens

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sleeping lady mountain

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mountain springs lodge

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suncadia resort

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gold mountain golf club

Seattle Wooded Wedding Venues

Filigree farms

Mountain Springs Lodge

Twin Willows Gardens

Point Defiance Park

Rock Creek Gardens

Hidden MEadows

Kiana Lodge

Gold Mountain Gold Club

Red Cedar Farm

Sleeping Lady Mountain

Carnation Tree Farm

Kitsap Memorial Park

Jardin Del sol

Genesis farm & Gardens

Lakedale REsort

Willows Lodge

Cabin Creek Lodge

Green Gates 

Suncadia Resort

Trinity Tree Farm

Fireseed Catering

Evergreen Meadows

Lakewold Gardens

Cedar Springs

Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venues

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The edgetwater house

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cedar springs

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green gates at flowing lake

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fireseed catering

Roche Harbor

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salish lodge

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thornewood castle

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rays boathouse

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roche harbor

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the woodmark

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rosehill community center

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golden gardens

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kiana lodge

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hood canal vista

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saltys at alki

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lake wilderness park

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rosario resort

Seattle Waterfront Wedding Venues

The Edgewater House

Salish Lodge

Thornewood Castle

Fireseed Catering

Rays Boathouse

Roche Harbor

Lake Wilderness Park

Golden Gardens 

Kiana Lodge

The Woodmark Hotel

Hood Canal Vista

Rose Hill Community

Cedar Springs

Saltys at Alki

Green Gates 

Rosario Resort

Seattle Barn & Farm Wedding Venues

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Pickering Barn

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Wine & Roses EState

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green gates 

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The Kelley Farm

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Twin Willows Gardens

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Woodland Meadow Farms

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Dairyland

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Trinity Tree Farm

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Crossroads

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Red Cedar Farm

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Lord Hill Farms

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Bostic Lake Ranch

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Faber Farms

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Kiana Lodge

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Mountain View Manor

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Genesis Farm & Gardens

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Mountain Springs Lodge

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Fireseed Catering

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Olson MAnsion

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Marionfield Farms
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Seattle Barn & Farm Wedding Venues

Pickering barn

Olson mansion

wine & Roses country

Fireseed catering

green gates 

the kelley farm

woodland meadow farms

kiana lodge

crossroads

trinity tree farm

faber farms

lord hill farms

dairyland

twin willows gardens

mountain view manor

MOUNTAIN SPRINGS LODGE

BOSTIC LAKE RANCH

RED CEDAR FARM

GENESIS FARM & GARDENS

MARIONFIELD FARMS

Seattle Country Club Wedding Venues

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The Club at Snoqualmie

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McCormic woods

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Canterwood

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Gold mountain 

Seattle Country Club Wedding Venues