We’re firm believers that no matter the size of your wedding, your guest list should be intentional. Maybe you dream of hosting a wedding weekend full of festivities and memories to make. Or maybe you have a bunch of people joining you from out of town! Either way, a wedding venue with lodging can be a game-changer in making the whole celebration beyond worth it.
So we decided to put together our favorites list of wedding venues in Washington with plenty of room for some (or all!) of your favorite people, to have one unforgettable gathering you’ll remember for years to come.
Olympic National Park
Located on the Olympic Peninsula near the towns of Port Angeles, Forks, and Sequim, Olympic National Park is a stunning outdoor location for elopements and small weddings.
It’s the kind of place that is perfect for couples wanting to spend more quality time with their guests, since you can stay overnight (or turn it into a 3-day weekend!) at places like Lake Crescent Lodge (pictured here!) for views of the lake and the mountains, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, or stay overnight in other nearby locations like Camp David.
Probably one of our top choices on this list, TreeHouse Point is definitely unique. Get married among a variety of treehouses, and stay overnight in one of them after your celebration is over!
This venue can accommodate up to 80 guests, with room to host up to 20 people overnight in 7 treehouses and 2 suites.
One of the best parts? It’s only a 30 minute drive from Seattle, but feels like a world away from the city.
If you’re looking to celebrate with a whole weekend of festivities, NatureBridge in Washington should be at the top of your list. This wedding venue with lodging can accommodate anywhere between 70 to 150 people across their dormitory or historic cabins on-site. You can sit by the campfire, walk the forest trails to the local waterfalls, and relax by the lake — all on your wedding day with your closest friends and family.
By far one of the most unique wedding venues in Colorado, IslandWood is primarily a non-profit environmental education organization on Bainbridge Island that is a dreamy option for small weddings. Take the 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle to explore this outdoor, eco-friendly wedding venue complete with two treehouses, a garden, forested trails, and even a suspension bridge all on site!
The best part: it’s a true destination wedding venue, accommodating up to 200 guests overnight across their four sleeping lodges, complete with spacious gathering areas next to the fireplace.
Sea Cliff Gardens
Whether you’re hosting a small wedding inside Olympic National Park and need local lodging, or you want to celebrate your small wedding in the town of Port Angeles, Sea Cliff Gardens is a romantic bed and breakfast right in town that can accommodate 5-10 guests.
Lake Quinault Lodge
On the western side of Olympic National Park, Lake Quinault Lodge is a beautiful option for small weddings, especially if you want lodging on site. This place has views of the lake and surrounding Olympic mountains, nearby trails leading through the temperate rainforest, and cozy indoor seats by the fireplace at the lodge.
If you haven’t noticed already, Olympic National Park has a variety of venues for small weddings…and we’re not done yet! Kalaloch Lodge is another option, and it’s one of the best spots to stay overnight with oceanfront views. To top it off, it’s also one of the only pet-friendly lodging options for the national park, and is close to the Hoh Rainforest!
Can’t imagine not getting married by the water on your big day? Alderbrook sits beside a glacier-carved fjord, with wide open views of the Hood Canal and the Olympic mountain range. You can even use the private dock for portraits, your vows, or even to sail away with one of the boats or kayaks.
Fox Hollow Farm, Issaquah
Located on a historic 1940s country estate in the foothills, Fox Hollow Farm is another wedding venue with lodging on-site. From the gardens and forested hills, to the creek, manor, and barn, there’s a variety of backdrops available for your wedding day portraits and sites for your guests to enjoy. Other perks of this venue: expert coordination and day of planning, farm-to-table catering, and whole-farm buyout availability.
Located just on the other side of the Cascade range in Cle Elum, Suncadia Resort has it all for those who love luxurious outdoor locations. Surrounded by thousands of acres in forested mountains, and with hiking trails, golf courses, local cuisine, and top-of-the-line spa services, Suncadia is a top choice for high-end couples.
Probably one of the most unique lodging options in Washington, the Sou’wester Lodge is a historic local resort with over 30 vintage travel trailers all with their own distinct style. This place is filled to the brim with character, making it the kind of small wedding venue your guests simply won’t ever forget.
Skokomish Park Campground at Lake Cushman
Have guests that are down for a more rustic adventure off the beaten path? Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman might be the right fit for your small wedding venue. Complete with both standard and RV campsite options, as well as waterfront access where you can even rent kayaks and SUP boards, it’s the kind of place where you can end your wedding day around the campfire with your favorite people.
Whether you’re eloping just the two of you, or bringing your closest friends and family to celebrate with you, Freestone Inn is a cozy place for intimate wedding days with lodging on site. Head to the North Cascades for this rustic, yet luxurious location.
North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin
For one of the greatest, remote getaway adventures your guests just might come to love, head out to the Lodge at Stehekin. In a place that’s only accessible via ferry or private boat, Stehekin is tucked away from the rest of the world, making it quite an adventure for small wedding celebrations or elopements.
Captain Whidbey Inn
Historic? Check. Rustic? Check. Comfort, waterfront, and overnight lodging? Check, check, check! Captain Whidbey Inn is such a perfect small wedding venue with the option for a complete buy-out of the place, including 30 guest rooms and cabins. You also get access to the dock + waterfront, event lawns, garden, fireplace, a library, row boats and a whole lot more.
Sun Mountain Lodge
Another great mix of outdoorsy yet high end for small weddings is Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop. Views of the North Cascades, thousands of acres to explore, dozens of adventurous activities to do with your guests, lodging for everyone to comfortably spend the weekend with you . . . it’s everything you could want in a destination wedding venue.
Alpine Lakes High Camp
A true wilderness retreat and small wedding venue, Alpine Lakes feels a world away from the city in less than a three-hour drive. Lush evergreen trees, bright blue alpine lakes, and tall mountain views of the Cascades are just a few of the things to love about this place. This venue can accommodate up to 50 overnight guests, making it a top choice for outdoorsy couples wanting a natural setting to celebrate their wedding day.
Additional Wedding Venues with Lodging
- Pine River Ranch, Leavenworth
- Lodge at St. Edward State Park
- Thornewood Castle, Lakewood
- Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle
- Edgewater Hotel, Seattle
- Hyatt Regency at Lake Washington
- Willows Lodge, Woodinville
A Private Rental
As an alternative to larger traditional venues, you may be able to use a privately owned home if you know anyone willing to lend out their space for your wedding.
Or you can search on VRBO for spaces that allow events — and you might get lucky on Airbnb, although they no longer allow events on their properties, so you’d have to ask each owner directly.
Hire a Washington Wedding Photo + Video Team
Skyewater Photo + Film is a photography and videography team based in Washington that specializes in destination and outdoor weddings. Whether you’re looking for a meaningful wedding video or an adventurous photographer, contact Skyewater Photo + Film for your big day!