17 total reviews
Our wedding would not have been the same if we had been anywhere else. Kirsten was so helpful in planning my wedding and making sure the day was perfect! I would recommend this venue to anyone that is getting married.
Laurel Creek has beautiful grounds, amazing personnel, beautiful bride's room. Just a gorgeous place. Kirsten was wonderful to work with. I highly recommend this facility for an outdoor summer event. Many of our guests stated that our wedding was the most gorgeous wedding they'd ever attended.
Laurel Creek Manor was the first out of nine venues that we looked at, and it was the only one that had everything that we were looking for. It was also versatile in a sense that it had the garden setting (landscape grounds), the traditional setting (inside the manor house), and the rustic setting (red barn, small pasture).
It is beautiful both inside and out. You really don't need to do much decorating at all, and they provide everything that you would need (ie. chairs, tables, arbor, parking) and even have other items for rent (tents, cocktail tables, shepard hooks, projector, photo booth). But there's so much more that this venue has!
The owners were so nice, friendly, and very helpful in answering questions that I had leading up to my wedding day.
I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. It's perfect.
Where do we start.... We LOVE Kirsten and Laurel Creek Manor!! It was the perfect place for our wedding, which made our wedding the most perfect day!!
When looking through the millions of wedding venues in Seattle, we initially were hesitant to look at Laurel Creek, since it was so far away from where we live (Shoreline). I convinced my fiancé to head down for a visit with Al (one of the owners), and we fell in love with Laurel Creek! It was everything we didn't realize we were looking for... English gardens (I was born in England) and an Italian manor house (my husband and I are planning on living in Italy for awhile) - it was almost like it was meant to be! We ended up flipping a coin between LCM and another venue we really liked - every time (against statistical odds!), it landed on the other venue, but it just didn't feel right, so we went against the coin and went with Laurel Creek! And we're so glad we did!
The grounds are beautiful, Kirsten is amazing, and we had the best day ever! Kirsten and her family suffered a loss this summer, but she still was professional, friendly, and always smiling. Throughout our year of planning, she was very fast emailing back, answered all my many questions, and on our wedding day, handled everything so smoothly, I had no idea anything had gone wrong!
So many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had gone to, and that the grounds were perfectly suited for us. The word "family" was mentioned many times, and when we think of Laurel Creek, that's the word that sums it all up - they have created a family business and treat their wedding parties as family members.
The contract is quite strict, but for good reason - it protects the beauty of the venue. We only wish we could have extended the time frame later, as we were having so much fun!
Our only issue was not towards LCM directly, but Act 3, one of their preferred caterers... We weren't happy with their service throughout the year and had some issues that arose on the day, which was the icing on the cake. The only reason we mention this on our review of LCM is as a suggestion for a larger catering selection/representation of the caterers from Laurel Creek.
Act 3 is the most popular caterer at LCM and the only one who showed to the Seattle Wedding expo and the Bridal Bash, hosted by LCM, so we felt it must be the "right" choice. We were pretty disappointed by their service.
We would definitely recommend Laurel Creek and Kirsten's services to other bridal parties - it is worth the money! Just maybe use a different caterer to Act 3...
After our wedding, what made Laurel Creek more special in our eyes, was a lovely email from Kirsten, telling us her favorite memories from our wedding, and the final line saying "cheers again to a wonderful day, keep us in mind for family photos… our grounds are always open to you!", making us feel true appreciated as customers and as a couple!
The place was gorgeous and everyone was very helpful! My ideal venue!
Laurel Creek was the only venue we went to see in person. We had surfed the internet for days and looked at over 10 different venues. These days, people are always on the go, we are those people. If we can't find you on the internet and if your website isn't very detailed, we won't bother. But out of the websites we did visit (that had good pictures and details), Laurel Creek's was the only one that drew our eye. The pictures were so helpful and it was so gorgeous that we couldn't help but want to see it in person. From the first time we saw it, we just loved it. Didn't even want to go see anything else.
I know other people have reviewed certain items that not every venue has in their contracts. My feedback on the items:
1. The inability to have hair/make-up done onsite. It makes sense. The interior of the home is beautiful and needs to be kept that way for future brides. And although not every bride and her party are slobs, some are. Just think of the hairspray build up and make-up build up you have just at your home and you think you're not being messy!
2. The requirement to use one of their preferred vendors. We actually liked this idea. The last thing you need on your wedding day is to direct the caterers on how to setup the chairs/tables/food/etc. They know exactly where supplies are, where to prep and setup, and where everything is on the property. You don't have to worry about them getting lost because they know exactly where it is!
3. The requirement to have the tent in summer months. At first I was caught off guard and the additional money for the tent made my heart skip a beat as we were trying to stay on budget. But it was perfect! Had we not had the tent, our guests would've been miserable. It was a hot August day and although there is some shade, there isn't much unless you want your guests hiding in the bushes and trees! It was a perfect setup with the tent and the beautiful chandeliers Kirsten had put in.
We were very pleased with our experience with Laurel Creek and would recommend this venue to anyone getting married!
I had my wedding here on July 6, 2013, and it was in the perfect setting. The grounds are perfect, and the tent is beautiful. I am so happy to have had my wedding here. The guests loved it, and the space was exactly how I imagined my wedding to be. That said, there are just a few negatives that I would you to be aware of before choosing this wonderful place to get married.
1. The contract:
-It is much more detailed and sticky than other places we looked at. For example: You cannot get your make up or hair done on site (even in the getting ready room!)
-You must choose one of their four caterers. Other venues have preferred caterers but let you chose a different one with a fee. Not here. Although we loved our caterer, they four choices they have are not cheap.
-No sparklers allowed
-I understand their rules are for their own protection, but they are much more extreme than other venues we looked at, so read your contract!
2. We were told by Kirsten that our photobooth could go in a certain room, but when we got there that morning, Al (the father) would not allow it, so it threw off our whole set up. Not a huge deal, but it was stressful and I don't know why they would change their minds on us like that.
3. We found our photobooth vendor on our own, but apparently the owners use the photobooth company often and thought we found them through Laurel Creek. Al was upset at them for not paying them money. Anyways, this misunderstanding should have been something that was between them. However, when I arrived that morning for my wedding, the owner Al was not only yelling at the photobooth vendor, but he was being insulting and degrading. It was very unsettling and unexpected. He was polite with me, but I was thrown off on how cruel and just plain mean he was being. One of the photobooth personnel even left early because of how upset Al had made them.
Again, overall my wedding was excellent, and the venue is a great place for pictures! Although there a few negatives, if I could go back I would again choose Laurel Creek Manor. Just a few things to be aware of!
My husband and I just got married here on May 11, 2013 and had a GREAT time.
- Gorgeous grounds
- The staff is friendly
- Good space for outdoor event
- Preferred vendors were familiar with the venue, so everything went smoothly
- Kirsten was extremely friendly, helpful and coordinated with most of the vendors which takes a lot of stress off the bride!
- Venue allowed you to store supplies a couple days before the wedding which saves time and stress!
- You get the venue for a long time and can pay for extra time which made our wedding very peaceful
- There was only 1 hour budgeted for the wedding rehearsal and I definitely think 1.5 or 2 hours would be much better.
- Choosing an outdoor venue in spring is a little stressful since you don't know the weather until the week of. We had to decide whether to rent an extra tent, walls and heaters for a lot of money. Thankfully the weather turning out to be 80 and hot!
Overall, our guests LOVED the venue and so did we. Thanks Laurel Creek Manor!
If you want a venue that is naturally beautiful, you don't need to look any further. Laurel Creek Manor has a natural beauty that appeals to the masses. The manor has a stated elegance that never ages, and the landscaping is remarkable. You will save a bundle on decorations by having your wedding here. That being said, what keeps this from being a full 5 star rating is that your wedding will be outdoors, which in Washington is a bit of a gamble any time of the year. There is a beautiful tent that is a permanent fixture and that you are required to rent, which if the cost was simply worked into the total rental cost wouldn't feel nearly as 'forced'. It would also be nice if the venue was able to offer tent walls and heaters for a lower price point, given that the tent it required. However, aside from those few downsides, the venue is virtually flawless.
Thank you Shawnna, for such a lovely review about the natural beauty of Laurel Creek Manor. Because we are an indoor and outdoor wedding venue, we chose this year (2012) to add a fantastic tent feature for all of our weddings. This gives a permanen...
This is a beautiful outdoor venue for a summer wedding in Seattle. We were married in August and the weather was perfect. Staff is very friendly and willing to help. White tent and wine barrel bistro tables available to rent. Chairs and tables for 150 included.
Laurel Creek is simply beautiful. It is a great location for both outdoor and indoor events. There is plenty of space for small intimate parties and larger celebrations. Laurel Creek is a family owned and run business and it really shows. They work hard to make sure the house and grounds always look great and are always there to answer any questions. My husband and I had a beautiful wedding and a large part of the beauty of the day was Laurel Creek.
Outstanding facility. We were able to make the wedding an outdoor event due to a gorgeous spring day. They were flexible with us, provided everything we needed and made the whole occasion perfect. My guests still comment on how perfect the venue and whole event was.
We loved everything about Laurel Creek Manor, easy to work with. And not much decorating that you have to bring in to add to the venue. We only wish we could chose our own caterer. But we knew visiting Laurel Creek they have policies about vendors.
Laurel Creek Manor was an amazing wedding venue for my wedding Loved loved loved it. my guests were very happy with the location and beauty, in door and out door available
My husband and I got married at Laurel Creek Manor last July and were extremely happy with our choice of venue! Kirsten and Laurel really took the time to work through the details much in advance to make sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding. Just when I thought I'd had everything figured out, Kirsten would have more questions to ask, but when I didn't know how to answer them or what would work best with my wedding theme, she was quick to give ideas of what previous brides have done, and even shared her personal recommendations which was so helpful! If you are looking for a wedding planner and/or wedding day coordinator, I would highly recommend working with Kirsten. One thing I particularly liked was how carefully they planned the wedding rehearsal day. You only have a one-hour time slot, but with the help of Kirsten and Laurel, one hour is just about perfect. They made sure that my husband and I were completely satisfied with our rehearsal before we left. After one complete run-through of everything, Kirsten even told us if we hurried we could qucikly run through everything one more time to make sure we had the routine down, this really make us happy since when we first arrived for our rehearsal, we were completely lost! Also, did I mention that Laurel Creek Manor is absolutely breathtaking?! I knew it was going to photograph well, but it meant a lot to me when I realize they had made sure that there were no leaves or flowers in the grass that could potentially stand out in my photos. The fountain in the front yard and the bridal suite upstairs were my two favorite locations for photos. In the end, Laurel Creek Manor made my wedding a dream-come-true!! My husband and I were so happy and everytime we look back at our wedding photos, we remember how perfect that venue was for us! I would highly recommend having your wedding here, and I know that the staff will be there to assist you and support you along the way!Thank you for everything, Laurel Creek Manor!!
We held our wedding at Laurel Creek this summer and it was awesome! Laurel and Kristin were so helpful! We wouldnt have changed a thing
I had visited many vendors when deciding where I wanted to get married in August. After taking a tour of Laurel Creek Manor, and meeting the staff...it was the easiest decision of my life.
The grounds were absolutely stunning, so many great photo ops. The manor is extremely comfortable inside, and the bridal suite was the perfect touch for me and my bridesmaids to get ready.
I look back on my wedding day as by far the best day of my life as of yet, and I owe a lot of that to Laurel Creek Manor. I cant imagine my wedding being anywhere else and I will always look back with such fond memories.
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a perfect moment, a perfect place
Celebrate in a sanctuary of English country elegance. This five-acre estate, perfect for indoor/outdoor events, features landscaped gardens, fountains, arbors, terraces, a historic barn, and a 5,000-square-foot house for your use! Summer events include our beautiful Reception Tent- call for details!
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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