The Wedding Weekend
in beautiful Mukilteo

Mukilteo is a beautiful, quiet town north of Seattle, Washington. Steps from our venue is Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, a 14-acre city park home to the Mukilteo Light Station (which you can explore weekends noon - 5:00 pm). The ferry in town can take you to the historic Whidbey Island. Enjoy a cold brew at the Diamond Knot Brewery or try the famous clam chowder and fish & chips at Ivar's Restaurant. All within walking distance from Rosehill and the Silver Cloud Inn!

Diamond Knot Brewery

Silver Cloud Inn


Silver Cloud Inn - Mukilteo Waterfront
718 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275, USA

Silver Cloud Inn is a 5 minute walk to Rosehill (a steep up-hill walk). It is located on the water with beautiful views of the Puget Sound. They offer a complimentary shuttle service daily 7am-5pm. This would be perfect to get a ride up the hill, and walk back after the reception.

Wedding guests get $10.00 off. Guests have three different ways that they can make reservations:

1. Call the hotel directly at 425-551-7292 or 800-311-1461 and mention the “Anderson Black Wedding Rate”.

2. Guests may click on the following reservation link:

3. Guests are also welcome to go to our website and then enter their arrival and departure dates and then the Group ID as “ANDERSON” and the Password as “ANDBLACK”.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Seattle Everett/Mukilteo
8521 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA, US

Only a 5 minute drive from our venue, The Rosehill Community Center. They have a complimentary shuttle but it ends at 4pm! I am working to get the hours extended, stay tuned.

Room block/discount code coming soon...!

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance. Free self parking is available onsite.

Staybridge Suites Seattle North-Everett
9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo, WA, US

A 9-minute drive to the Rosehill Community Center.

***They have a complimentary shuttle that can drive you to and from the venue. It operates until 11:00pm (the reception will conclude at 10:30pm).

Room block info coming soon, but feel free to book anytime!

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a fireplace in the lobby, and barbecue grills. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 10 mi. Grab a bite from a snack bar/deli serving Other featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett
8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA, US

A 7-minute drive to our venue!

They offer a complimentary shuttle service everyday, Saturdays 8am-10:30pm (the reception ends at 10:30).

Room block/discount info coming soon...!

Make yourself at home in one of the 102 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 mi. Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Free self parking is available onsite.

Travel and Transportation

Lyft & Uber

A great way to get around! Lyft & Uber are really easy to use. Download the app to your phone, call a driver when you need one & relax.

Hotel Shuttles

Most of the hotels offer a free shuttle. Check on times, typically first come first serve. I am speaking with the local hotels (see accommodations) to reserve the shuttle before the ceremony and after the reception.

Most have a radius of 5-10 miles from the hotel. So sadly, not an option for transportation from the airport.

Sound Transit
SeaTac International Airport TO Mukilteo, WA

A great way to travel in Seattle is by train! You can get to Mukilteo without a car. I would suggest staying at the Silver Cloud Hotel if you choose this option. It is 5 minute walk from the Mukilteo Transit station. It drops you off right in downtown Mukilteo. You can take the train to and from SeaTac, walk to our wedding venue, and there are plenty of restaurants in the area as long as you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk.

Also, a lot of Shelbyrae's family will have cars, they are all very nice and would be happy to give you a ride if you need one.

I have added the route you need to follow. If you want exact train times, go to Sound Transit's website and use their trip planner. Remember, rush hour in Seattle is crazy, both on the freeway and the train.

You will be taking the Link Light rail from SeaTac to Intl District Station- Bay A, get off, walk 1/2 a block, and get on the Sounder Train (Everett-Seattle) towards EVERETT. Mukilteo is the second stop. I promise it's easy! Total cost: $7.50/adult

Feel free to email or call me with any questions about transportation.

Head to:

To map out your exact trip, including train times & cost.

To buy tickets: see the ticket booth located in the train station.

1 Adult: Light Rail to Intl District= $3.00

1Adult: Sounder train to Mukilteo= $4.50

If you DO NOT have an Orca card ($5), you must purchase 2 separate tickets, one at each station.

  • Walk from Baggage Claim to SeaTac/Airport Station
    1. From baggage claim go up one floor
    2. Cross the pedestrian sky bridge to the parking garage
    3. Turn left and follow the path through the garage to the light rail station5 min (0.3 mi)
  • BusTram - Sound Transit Link University Of Washington Station
    3:58pmDepart Airport Station - To Downtown
    4:29pmArrive Intl District Station - Bay A31 min (8 stops) Previous stop is Stadium Station - Downtown
  • WalkWalk from Intl District Station - Bay Ato King Street Station
    1. Walk west on path
    2. Walk west on South Weller Street
    3. Walk west on South Weller Street Overpass
    4. Walk north on Sounder Platform2 min (0.1 mi)
  • SounderSounder - Sound Transit Sounder Everett - Seattle Everett Station
    4:33pmDepart King Street Station
    5:15pmArrive Mukilteo Station42 min (1 stop) Previous stop is Edmonds Station
  • WalkWalk from Mukilteo Station to Mukilteo PR, Mukilteo
    1. Walk west on platform
    2. Walk northwest on path
    3. Walk east on sidewalk0 min (200 ft)

Things to Do

Chihuly Garden & Glass Admission
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, Washington

Explore the imaginative works of Seattle's famous glass-blowing artist, Dale Chihuly, with admission to his expansive gallery. Examine drawing walls filled with sketches of future designs, check out the massive hanging sculptures in the glasshouse, and watch how past masterpieces have come to life in the theater.

Make your way to the Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass gallery at the base of the Space Needle, and start your day in the Glasshouse, where swirls of massive red-and-yellow blown flowers hang, waiting to catch the day's light as if caught on a light breeze.

Continue through exhibits that feature drawings of future works, listen to audio commentary on Chihuly's background and creative process, and step into the theater to watch the master himself at work. Outside, stroll through gardens punctuated by more of Chihuly's grand designs, whose floral forms mimic nature's patterns in both color and shape.

Space Needle Observation Deck Admission
400 Broad Street, Seattle, Washington 98109

Experience breathtaking territorial views from Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. Enjoy a quick, 41-second elevator ride to the Space Needle’s Observation Deck and soak up this spectacular city from 520 feet (159 m) above the ground.

Built for the World's Fair in 1962, the Needle, along with its outside deck, provides 360-degree views of the Seattle area's outstanding natural features. Soak up views of Puget Sound to the west, framed by the snowy peaks of the Olympic Mountains. Look for stadiums home to the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners to the south, catch glimpses of the Cascade Mountains to the east, and look for the peaks of Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier as you explore every possible viewing angle.

Learn about the Needle's construction, unique architectural features, and fun facts, like its ability to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (322 km/h). When you're ready to head back down, take the smooth glass-paneled elevator back down and consider adding onto your day at Seattle Center with admission to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition, full of unbelievable blown-glass works of art.

The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington 98108

The exhilaration of flight has long sparked the imagination of people everywhere. With over 150 different exhibits dedicated to air and space, the Museum of Flight celebrates the greatest achievements of aviation.

The history of aviation, from the first flying contraptions to modern military jets (like the M21 Blackbird), is on full display for you in this family-friendly, interactive museum.

Begin with The Birth of Aviation exhibit to experience the journey the Wright Brothers took to create their flying machine; learn through historical documents and interactive displays. Visits to the World War I and World War II galleries provide a glimpse into some of the aircraft that were instrumental in helping the US and its allies prevail in these global conflicts.

Commercial aviation is explored in The Boeing Story. Boeing's original manufacturing plant is part of the museum grounds and has been fully restored to tell the story of Boeing's rise to prominence. The Great Gallery houses many of the magnificent aircraft that comprise the museum's vast collection. Early model Boeing planes are mixed with modern military jets like the F-14 Tomcat and F-4 Phantom.

Complete your day by exploring the famous aircraft in the nearby Airpark. Walk through the first presidential jet, a Boeing 707, which was used by presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. You can also explore a Concorde (the only supersonic passenger jet ever used in service) as well as the first 747 ever built.

Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

Jump on the ferry in downtown Mukilteo and head over to explore Whidbey Island! My favorite town is Coupeville, the second oldest incorporated town in Washington. (Whidney is where Penn Cove Muscles are from!)

A wide variety of interests are met in exploring the Island County Historical Society Museum, Admiralty Lighthouse, Meerkerk Gardens, antique shops, art galleries, heritage farms, working studios, wineries, and farmers markets.

Replete with awesome views, quaint shops, and exquisite restaurants, Coupeville is a favored vacation destination. Ditch the crowds, the congestion, and the hectic pace of the big city. Enjoy a slower pace with fresh air and friendly people, with solitude a few steps away.