The Top 18 Wedding Venues in Tacoma, Washington

Celebrate your big day at these picturesque Washington wedding venues.
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
The Knot Contributor
  • Colleen writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in venues and wedding stationery.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Colleen contributed to Vox’s Curbed and Her Campus.
  • Colleen holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Updated Aug 18, 2021

Just 30 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma, Washington, is a bustling town with a great arts and culture scene. From the Museum of Glass to the many unique restaurants, there's plenty to do around town. There are also plenty of adventurous activities to do in the area, from kayaking in Puget Sound to hiking around Mt. Rainier. Because Tacoma is so close to the big city of Seattle, it can get overshadowed, but in reality, Tacoma offers a great city to not only explore, but also get married in. Here are some of our top Tacoma wedding venues, and be sure to visit The Knot Marketplace to find other venues and vendors to plan your dream wedding.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington

The Greater Tacoma Convention Center offers a bright, modern venue to get married in. The building is almost all glass, which means inside, there is a lot of natural light and beautiful views of Tacoma. The large staircases against the glass provide a picturesque backdrop for photos, and the ballroom's large space offers a sense of grandeur for a luxurious, fun wedding day.

The Press Room in Tacoma, Washington

Unique, hip weddings come to life at The Press Room. In the early 20th century, this venue housed the printing presses for Tacoma's newspapers. Now it's an event venue with unique, artsy touches around every corner. Many of the walls and floors feature exposed brick and concrete for a trendy, industrial look, while the chandeliers add an elegant touch. There are also several unique rooms throughout the building, and seemingly endless areas to explore.

Thornewood Castle Inn & Gardens in Lakewood, Washington

Celebrate a timeless and enchanting wedding at Thornewood Castle Inn & Gardens. This Gothic Tudor mansion feels like an old castle. In fact, it's an old Welsh manor and was transported to Washington over 100 years ago. Inside, the dark interiors and many portraits on the wall add historical charm, and the ballroom features plenty of natural light and antique furniture. Outside, the gardens are like something out of a fairytale with sculptures, flowers, antique brick walls and a fountain. The castle is also nestled along American Lake, so you can choose to say your vows along the water.

Historic 1625 Tacoma Place in Tacoma, Washington

Couples who want a trendy, loft-style venue will love Historic 1625 Tacoma Place. The exposed brick walls, beam ceilings and slate floors all add an industrial touch to this warm venue. This venue used to be a car and truck dealership, and you can hold your cocktail hour in their Collector Car Showroom, which holds features an impressive collection of classic American-made cars. The venue also offers getting-ready suites for the couple, which feature furniture and full-length mirrors for perfect pre-wedding photos.

Tin Can Alley Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington

Tin Can Alley is not your mother's banquet hall. Instead, this bright pink venue is fresh, modern and fun. The banquet hall features elegant drapes, exposed beams, string lights and funky light fixtures. There are also several lounge-like areas throughout with colorful contemporary furniture. If you have a smaller wedding, the walls can be moved to make the space smaller, creating a more intimate, cozy feel for your event. As a bonus, PJ Hummel and Company store their decor here, so couples can enjoy easy access to several fun accent pieces.

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Waterfront Venue in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is situated right on Puget Sound, and couples wanting water views will love Waterfront Venue. This boat house event space offers an open blank space for couples wanting to customize their venue to fit their theme, with wooden walls and vaulted ceilings. The venue opens up to a patio on the Narrows Marina, so guests can relax outside and enjoy views of Puget Sound, the Narrows Bridge and the Olympic Mountains for a serene, elegant wedding night.

Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is known for having a vibrant art scene, and couples wanting to pay homage to that will enjoy saying "I do" at the Tacoma Art Museum. Ceremonies take place in the Leslie P. Sussman Atrium, which features large glass windows for natural light and gorgeous city views. Guests will then naturally flow into the Marie Helmer Lobby for the wedding reception, which also features large windows, so you can see Tacoma light up at night. You can arrange exclusive after-hours museum access for your guests, ensuring your wedding is also an experience.

The Environmental Services Building in University Place, Washington

The Environmental Services Building, or ESB, is a waterfront building just outside of Tacoma offering a scenic spot to get married. You can celebrate your wedding ceremony outside in the courtyard right along Puget Sound. The reception can take place outside, or you can head inside to their event room for dinner and dancing. They also have a smaller private room for the rehearsal dinner the night before your special day.

Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, Washington

This gorgeous glass building is a one-of-a-kind event venue along Puget Sound. The Foss Waterway Seaport can accommodate from 50 to 500 guests in their large building, which features 55-feet high ceilings and nautical views. The North Exhibit Hall includes historic maritime artifacts for guests to browse, and they'll enjoy the panoramic views of Puget Sound, Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier.

Landmark Catering and Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington

With 10 unique ballrooms to choose from, there's something for every couple at Landmark Catering and Convention Center. One of their most popular rooms is the Temple Theatre. At 15,000 square feet, it can accommodate extra-large weddings with up to 580 guests. This room evokes old Hollywood glamour, with a large stage and gold accents throughout. Another popular room choice is the Rooftop Garden Ballroom. This room offers the best of both worlds. You have an indoor ballroom for comfortable dining, but can also head outside onto the rooftop for spectacular views of the area. No matter what, you're bound to find a room that fits your tastes.

Silver Cloud Hotel Tacoma at Point Ruston Waterfront in Ruston, Washington

Point Ruston is a small village just outside Tacoma with a beautiful waterwalk, fun shopping and great views of the mountains. The Silver Cloud Hotel Tacoma at Point Ruston Waterfront is modern, luxury hotel built right on the water, and your guests can enjoy a fun weekend getaway by staying in one of the hotel's luxury rooms. For your wedding, you have a choice between their outdoor terrace or the indoor ballroom. The terrace provides not only great waterfront views, but also a roofed area, fireplace and heaters for year-round outdoor weddings. The ballroom has ample natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. For those planing micro weddings or a rehearsal dinner, you can also book their private dining room, which seats 18.

Events on 6th in Tacoma, Washington

From the chapel to the courtyard, Events on 6th offers a beautiful, classic venue to say "I do." For couples seeking a church setting for the ceremony, the stone chapel at this venue is large and picturesque. While many church weddings require a second venue for the reception, Events on 6th can host it all. After the ceremony, guests can mingle in the courtyard or the lounge for cocktail hour, then move into the reception hall for dinner and dancing. This space features big windows, string lights and exposed beams for a combination of modern and elegant.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Puget Sound, Washington

Animal lovers will love the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. They offer several areas for your wedding, including the aquarium or the Asian Forest Sanctuary for weddings surrounded by wildlife, or the Education Center or Plaza Cafe for more traditional settings. Your guests will have after-hours access to the zoo, so there'll be plenty to explore and do at your event. A wedding at the zoo is truly one to remember.

Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington

The Hotel Murano is a modern, formal hotel wedding venue in downtown Tacoma. The hotel ballroom features unique chandeliers and is large enough to accommodate 400 guests, or it can be divided into small rooms for a more intimate wedding. The venue's most unique touch is their glass art collection. You can host a small wedding or your cocktail hour in their gallery among the unique pieces for an artful touch to your special day.

Gather Gig Harbor in Gig Harbor, Washington

Nobody does forest weddings like Gather Gig Harbor. This idyllic venue hosts outdoor weddings in Gig Harbor, a peninsula town near Tacoma. The venue can fit up to 50 guests, making it ideal for microweddings and small celebrations. Gather Gig Harbor is surrounded by fairytale-like forests for a whimsical, nature-forward day. Couples who want to embrace the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest will love saying "I do" here.

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma, Washington

This rustic venue offers a historical spot to get married. Fort Nisqually was one of the first settlements along Puget Sound, and now the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum offers both indoor and outdoor weddings at the preserved settlement. You can get married in the meadow, a secluded area just outside the main grounds. Or you might choose to move the party inside to the Great Room. From a blacksmith to croquet, this picturesque venue is full of historic charm.

The Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake, Washington

Tacoma be a city, but that doesn't mean you can't have a rustic, barn wedding in the area. The Kelley Farm is just 30 minutes outside Tacoma and offers a wedding venue with the perfect balance of rustic and elegant. The picturesque barn features dark wood interiors, string lights and a beautiful chandelier. The large barn doors open to a patio area for additional seating or outdoor mingling, and they can offer a tent so that weather isn't a worry. The wedding party can get ready in the farmhouse, which is not only adorable, but also a great spot for pictures.

LeMay Marymount Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma is home to Washington's largest collection of automotive collection. If you're seeking vintage vibes and something unique, the LeMay Marymount Convention Center is for you. You can celebrate outside on of their large lawns, or at the Cottage Grove, which offers a more secluded, intimate outdoor space. The venue also offers a private chapel, which features a pipe organ, stained glass windows and a beautiful fresco. You can then move into the main museum's reception hall, which contains a large selection of vintage cars for a memorable and fun setting.

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