These Seattle Wedding Shower Venues Will Leave Guests Remembering Washington Forever

And we're sure the bride-to-be will be happy with these Emerald City selections, too
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Jenna Clark
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  • Jenna is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in wedding traditions and planning.
  • In addition to The Knot Worldwide, Jenna contributes to other online publications including Insider, People, BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast.
  • Jenna graduated from Hofstra University with a major in public relations and a minor in creative writing.
Updated Dec 29, 2022

If you're reading this you probably know that wedding planning, although rewarding, is not an easy task. In addition to the actual wedding celebration itself, there are typically several events leading up to the big day that often fall into the hands of those close to the to-be-weds, be it family members or loved ones in the wedding party. Selecting the right wedding shower venue for the guest of honor seems almost as tedious as selecting the perfect wedding venue, but it doesn't have to be.

Although Washington is filled with beautiful areas including Tacoma, Woodinville, and Puget Sound, we are going to focus on sharing the best bridal shower venues in Seattle. When selecting a venue in Seattle, you may want to begin by considering the month you would like to host the wedding shower and the corresponding climate. Seattle doesn't typically get super hot with an average high in the upper 70s in August. However, during the winter months, the average low is in the mid 30s. It is important to keep this information in mind when choosing a wedding shower venue.

With that being said, we largely recommend indoor spaces, but hybrid bridal shower venues with both indoor and outdoor space are suitable for the warmer summer months. You can check out The Knot Marketplace for a complete list of great wedding and bridal shower locations in Seattle. From beer museums to skyscrapers, we've got you covered. In the meantime, continue reading to learn about some of our favorite venues for hosting a wedding shower in the Emerald City.

Hard Rock Cafe Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Planning a wedding or bridal shower for a music lover? Hard Rock Cafe Seattle in the heart of downtown will rock the socks off of the bride-to-be. This restaurant has a variety of spaces available to accommodate parties of 20-500 people. Whether you're looking to host an intimate or large shower, this cafe has a space for you.

This restaurant is filled with Seattle-centric decor that will leave guests (and of course the bride-to-be) remembering the Emerald City for years to come. In addition to bridal showers, Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is a wonderful location for hosting wedding receptions, corporate events and birthday parties.

Mainstay Provisions in Seattle, Washington

If you're throwing a wedding or bridal shower for a family-oriented bride, Mainstay Provisions is the perfect event venue as it is a family-owned eatery in Seattle. This hidden gem cafe is known for its Pacific Northwest cuisine including lobster bolognese, salmon steak, and braised lamb in addition to homemade pastries.

This venue offers buffet dinner service for most events but can offer plated dinners for small groups. This venue does not host brunch or lunch events, so if you're looking to host a dinner event, Mainstay Provisions is the perfect spot.

The maximum capacity for a buyout is 55 people with a cocktail-style setup and the maximum for a seated dinner is 30 people making this venue great for small to medium-sized celebrations. The cafe's rustic design provides a warm and intimate setting that will make the bride-to-be and guests feel at home as soon as they step foot inside. Street parking may be available depending on the number of people in the area and the day of the week you are hosting your event.

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The Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington

Host a buzzing wedding or bridal shower at one of Seattle's best brewpubs, The Pike Brewing Company. This is an affordable option for parties of 125 guests or less. What is unique about this venue is that attendees will be able to celebrate the bride-to-be inside of Pike's Microbrewery Museum.

It's not every day that somebody can say they attended a party in a beer museum. For private events, this venue offers a buffet dinner along with Pike's famous home-brewed ales, local wines, and artisan spirits. The Microbrewery Museum is also a fantastic option for hosting rehearsal dinners and other wedding related events.

Smith Tower Visitor Experience in Seattle, Washington

Provide the to-be-wed and attending guests with a day and a view of the city they will never forget at Smith Tower Visitor Experience. This venue is a good hybrid option if you're looking for a venue with both outdoor and indoor space. The Smith Tower offers two reception spaces: The Observatory and The Lookout.

The Observatory sits across 1,000 square feet on the 35th floor and can hold up to 80 guests. This space includes a 360-degree viewing deck. The Lookout is a lounge on the 22nd floor that has access to an outdoor deck (weather permitting) The Smith Tower Observatory will cater your event with a "Prohibition-era inspired menu with a touch of Asian influence." This venue comes with a beautiful backdrop perfect for photo shoots to capture the day's most memorable moments.

Waterways Cruises and Events in Seattle, Washington

Who says a wedding shower needs to happen on land? Set sail with a wedding shower at sea with Waterways Cruises and Events. Waterways Cruises has three boats you can choose from to best fit your needs: The Emerald Star (220 capacity), The Olympic Star (135 capacity), and The Destiny (40 capacity).

You can choose to feed your guests with either the "Classic Dining" or "BBQ" buffet menus. If you're wanting to cruise on Lake Washington or Lake Union, we recommend hosting your wedding shower during the summer months for the best possible weather and availability considering fewer cruises embark during the winter due to the harsher weather conditions.

Rhein Haus in Seattle, Washington

Host a wedding shower at the LGBTQ+-owned Rhein Haus on Capitol Hill. This Bavarian-inspired restaurant is a perfect hybrid event space for the guest of honor and their guests.

There are five potential event spaces you can choose from with a mix of seated and standing accommodations: East Mezzanine (30 people), West Mezzanine (40 people), The Bocce Den (30 people), 1/2 Bocce Bar & Bocce Den (50 people), Bocce Den & Bocce Bar (up to 90 people), The Back Half (120-150 standing). If you're looking to have bocce at your wedding shower, unlimited Bocce games can be added for $60/hour per court.

Buca di Beppo Seattle in Seattle, Washington

If you're looking to add some Italian flavor to a bridal shower, Buca di Beppo Seattle is the perfect bridal shower venue for you. Since Buca di Beppo is a full-service restaurant, the establishment has semi-private dining rooms available for hosting private events.

Within the walls of these dining rooms, you can impress your bride-to-be and guests with some family-style Italian dining. Buca di Beppo is known for hosting larger gatherings such as corporate holiday parties, engagement parties and other wedding events. The professional team at Buca di Beppo is dedicated to helping make event planning as smooth as possible.

Wild Ginger Seattle in Seattle, Washington

If you're looking for a wedding shower venue in downtown Seattle, Wild Ginger Seattle is the place for you. What is unique about the downtown location is that the restaurant sits in a historic Mann building.

Wild Ginger Downtown offers a variety of rooms to host small to midsize wedding showers with both standing and seating room. This restaurant's variety of group menus are inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine with offerings including green curry chicken and fragrant duck. This historic venue will leave guests and of course the guest of honor with a day (and a meal) they will never forget.

Brimmer & Heeltap in Seattle, Washington

Brimmer & Heeltap is the perfect wedding shower venue if you're looking to revel in Ballard, which is one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods. The gastropub's brick exterior and quaint interior make this historic building feel cozy and intimate. This restaurant contains a hidden gem with its garden patio which is great for enjoying nature during the summer. Who needs a florist when you can enjoy Seattle's natural greenery?

Additionally, the back studio is available for private events for anywhere between 10 and 30 people. The team at Brimmer & Heeltap will work with you to customize a special meal that will satisfy all of your guests, but most especially the guest of honor.

Piatti Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Celebrate the bride-to-be at Piatti Seattle with "authentic Italian cuisine crafted by hand, but from the heart." The guests and of course the guest of honor will be impressed with the restaurant's handmade pasta in addition to other Italian favorites made from the highest quality produce from its partner growers

If you would like to serve from an existing private dining menu, that is an option. However, if you want to customize a menu specific to the wedding shower you are hosting, Piatti has an Events Manager available who can work with you to design the menu of your dreams.

POCO Wine + Spirits in Seattle, Washington

Support a Black-owned and female-operated wine & cocktail bar by hosting a wedding shower at POCO Wine + Spirits. This two-story space is perfect for hosting a small or midsize gathering to celebrate the guest of honor.

The bar's menu consists of small plates and tapas including BBQ jackfruit sliders, cheese bread, and salmon cakes. The drink offerings are plentiful with seasonal & unique cocktails such as a raspberry lemon drop and "The Monarch." What is really unique about this wine and cocktail bar is if there isn't something on the menu that strikes your fancy, they will create something just for you.

Little Water Cantina in Seattle, Washington

If a picturesque bridal shower venue is what you seek, look no further than Little Water Cantina. What makes this Mexican lakeside eatery unique is that it is not a full-service restaurant. It operates on a casual "cantina service model" which is great if you're looking to host a more laid-back and relaxed event. The patio bar can be reserved for large groups of up to 30 people where you can order large platters to be shared amongst attendees.

Salty's on Alki, Inc in Seattle, Washington

If you're looking to impress a seafood lover, Salty's on Alki beach is the perfect spot. With a seafood-filled menu which includes seafood chowder and calamari, Salty's on Alki will bring you under the sea.

While you dine, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle City skyline. You can choose from three private dining rooms, each of which offer a private patio or deck area making it a suitable hybrid venue option. In addition to making a great bridal shower venue, Salty's on Alki is a great venue for hosting baby showers, anniversary parties, or other wedding events.

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