12 Winter Wedding Venues in Washington State With Pacific Northwest Charm

Those Pacific Northwest views are the perfect wedding day backdrop.
Carli Brennan
by Carli Brennan
Updated May 28, 2024

Winter weddings have an extra special charm and coziness that make the day feel extra romantic. Winter wedding venues in Washington State often have the bonus of breathtaking Pacific Northwest views. Just like every couple is different, the types of wedding venues out there vary. From urban industrial spaces to charming barn venues, Washington State is filled with wedding venues to satisfy every couple. If you're not sure where to begin your search, The Knot Vendor Marketplace is an easy tool that lets you browse venues based on your location. You can even view photos and read reviews from couples who have chosen the venues. Booking a wedding venue is an easy step in your Washington wedding planning process when you have The Knot Vendor Marketplace at your fingertips.

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Thornewood Castle Inn & Gardens in Lakewood, Washington State

Located in Lakewood, Washington, this historic wedding venue is practically made for a snowy winter wedding. This lakeside estate sits on four acres of old-growth fir trees and features Gothic Tudor-style architecture. Established in 1908 by Chester A. Thorne in Wales and later transported stateside, there's no shortage of historic charm at Thornewood Castle Inn & Gardens—both Presidents William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt once spent the night in the castle's presidential suite. In the warmer months, guests can check out the half-acre sunken English perennial garden and the beautiful American Lake, as well as a hand-tiled lakeside patio. Beyond the charm of this venue, the family-run operations will make you feel at ease as you plan your "I dos."

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish, Washington State

With breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, Lord Hill Farms and its lush green fields are the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The vast 450 acres include professionally landscaped grounds intertwined with paved walkways, vibrant gardens and carefully manicured topiary plants and trees. Whether you're planning an intimate vow exchange or even a large-scale reception of up to 700 people, this winter wedding venue in Washington is happy to accommodate your wedding day needs. While there is an abundance of outdoor space, winter weddings can utilize the equally impressive indoor spaces, which give off a rustic, romantic vibe. You can even host your rehearsal dinner on-site

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 700

The Empress Estate in Woodland, Washington State

The Empress Estate is a mansion turned wedding venue with all the charm you could ask for. For year-round events, the venue has eight distinct ceremony locations to choose from, both indoor and outdoor. Receptions are held in the impressive 10,000-square-foot Woodland Chateau that comfortably hosts up to 300 guests. The Chateau features large windows that offer a gorgeous view of the tall trees outside, making it a beautiful Christmas wedding venue. The venue also has an on-site bed-and-breakfast that accommodates up to 14 guests, plus the couple, to turn in for the night, where they will be woken up with a gourmet breakfast.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

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Bellevue Club Hotel in Bellevue, Washington State

A Northwest icon, the Bellevue Club Hotel is a winter wedding venue in Washington State with an elegant ballroom that accommodates 50-216 guests. They offer a virtual wedding planning handbook to help you navigate all the decisions that come with planning a wedding. Whether you want an intimate gathering or a bustling party, their expert team will accommodate your wedding day needs in one of their various event spaces. Plus, they offer gourmet, customizable menus and beverage selections inspired by local, seasonal Northwest ingredients.

  • Guest Capacity: 50-216

Europa at Court in the Square in Seattle, Washington State

Nestled in the heart of Pioneer Square in Seattle, Europa at Court in the Square is a unique and stunning spot for to-be-weds looking for winter wedding venues in Washington State. While they offer outdoor event spaces as well, their beautiful six-story glass atrium gives the feeling of being outside with the security of indoors—perfect for winter weddings. Two historic brick buildings are connected by the glass atrium, which gives the space an interesting juxtaposition between old and new. One couple who got married at Europa says "Magic is the best way to describe our wedding day, and we weren't the only ones who thought so."

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

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

This Tacoma waterfront wedding venue is sure to wow guests with its breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest. Sweeping mountain vistas set above shimmering water make this spot a beautiful, romantic choice for your wedding day. This luxurious hotel venue is located in the small-town village of Ruston, which has an abundance of restaurants and shopping for guests to enjoy during their weekend stay. Silver Cloud Hotel Tacoma accommodates weddings and events of various sizes and features multiple waterfront locations both inside and outside.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 380

The Glover Mansion in Spokane, Washington State

The Glover Mansion is an elegant 1888 Victorian mansion turned wedding venue. It has been carefully restored to keep all of its Victorian charm with the addition of modern amenities. Booking The Glover Mansion starts with a guided tour of the property, where you can ask on-site event planners how they help couples every step of the way. The venue is catered by Red Rock Catering, an established Pacific Northwest catering company. The wedding party can also take advantage of a private dressing room on the big day.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

The Press Room in Tacoma, Washington State

Located in downtown Tacoma's vibrant theater district, The Press Room is a unique, urban-meets-rustic winter wedding venue in Washington State. Sitting right in the photogenic Opera Alley, this venue couldn't be set in a better neighborhood, offering plenty of great photo spots within walking distance. The historic space once housed the printing presses for both the Tacoma Daily Ledger and Tacoma News Tribune in the early 20th century, making it a special part of Tacoma history. Reclaimed wood and loads of natural light are a welcome addition to this urban, artsy space. The venue is specifically designed to have multiple cozy conversation nooks for guests to venture off into throughout the night. They also pride themselves on being an especially welcoming venue for LGBTQIA+ couples.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington State

This rustic hotel wedding venue is located in Vancouver, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. For guests who are traveling to the wedding, the hotel has 20 signature suites (including a honeymoon suite) and 182 comfortable guestrooms. The winter wedding venue in Washington State prides itself on maintaining the aesthetic of a cozy mountain lodge, while offering all of the luxury and comfort of modern day. No matter the size of your wedding or time of year, The Heathman Lodge has both indoor and outdoor spaces of different sizes to accommodate any wedding,

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Pretty Bird Weddings and Events in Snohomish, Washington State

This newly launched wedding venue is your own private getaway. Nestled on 30 acres of land, Pretty Bird is an enchanting estate surrounded by lush evergreen trees, with a stunning view of the majestic Mt. Pilchuck. As the name suggests, you're also likely to see many different pretty birds on the property, as well as horses, peacocks and more. The venue's modern barn is the ideal location for winter weddings, while spring and summer couples can host their event outdoors among the evergreens. The venue also offers a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, perfect for the wedding party to use as they prepare for the day and to stay overnight.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Lairmont Manor in Bellingham, Washington State

Built in 1914, Lairmont Manor is an Italian Renaissance-style mansion turned wedding venue. Once a private residence, the owners of the mansion were known for hosting many different musical, business and literary events. Today, it has been lovingly restored to a versatile wedding venue, offering both indoor and outdoor options. Tree-lined grounds and opulent architecture make this winter wedding venue in Washington the perfect backdrop for your photos, no matter the time of year. Their on-site coordinator will walk you through everything you need on your wedding day so you can relax and enjoy the festivities.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Seattle Space Needle in Seattle, Washington State

Make this iconic Seattle landmark a part of your love story by choosing it as your wedding venue. Sitting at the 100' elevation point of the Seattle Space Needle, the SkyLine Level event space offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Seattle, the Olympic Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier and more. In addition to the breathtaking views, you'll be treated to top-notch hospitality from the Space Needle's expert staff. Each of your guests will also get a complimentary visit to the Space Needle's Observation Deck. Whether you're planning a big or small wedding, the SkyLine Level offers three different event spaces for various types of weddings, so you can book the one that works best for you.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

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