Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pacific Northwest - Columbia Hospitality Venues!

Varying landscapes and easy access to lakes, rivers and oceans, the Pacific Northwest seems to offer a venue for every taste, style and vision! Here are a few of my favorite venues I've recently visited. Who knows, maybe this might help you in narrow your search for the perfect wedding location?

East of Seattle
Salish Lodge & Spa

Perched atop Snoqualmie Falls, in the heart of the true Pacific Northwest, the Salish Lodge & Spa is a stunning location for your wedding day, and the ideal destination wedding venue. Have an intimate ceremony on their Hidden Terrace, just steps from the Snoqualmie River, or take the celebration inside for a candlelit cocktail party. Toast with friends and family amidst the spectacle of nature's beauty, at a location unique among other Seattle area wedding locations. All 89 of their newly renovated guestrooms offer a wood-burning fireplace and oversized jetted tub-for-two. Salish Lodge is a Seattle icon that will be sure to wow your guests!


North of Seattle
Inn at Langley - Whidbey IslandThe Inn at Langley offers a setting for an unforgettable wedding for you, your family, and friends. Located in the seaside town of Langley on Whidbey Island, The Inn at Langley offer twenty-six guest room to accommodating 52 guests. Their indoor conference room provides an intimate indoor setting, and the waterfront boardwalk or botanical garden provides a beautiful outdoor site. ____________________

Lakedale Resort - San Juan Island

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes' spectacular lakeside views offer an unparalleled wedding ceremony site and reception location on San Juan Island. Easily accessible by ferry or float plane from Seattle, Lakedale is nestled between Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor on 82-acres with three spring water lakes.

The beautiful Great Room overlooking Neva Lake offers a warm reception atmosphere perfect for an unforgettable wedding. Take over the 10-room cozy Lakedale Lodge, put your wedding party up in the log cabins or even have a "happy glamping" experience. The opportunities are endless for your island wedding.


Friday Harbor House - San Juan Island

For the quintessential San Juan Island wedding, Friday Harbor House's stunning marina views offer an amazing ceremony site to exchange vows. The perfect destination wedding venue accessible by ferry or float plane from Seattle, Friday Harbor House sits atop a bluff overlooking this scenic harbor. Elegantly appointed accommodations offer a gas fireplace and oversized jetted tub-for-two.

Incredible views, delicious food provided by The Bluff Restaurant, and the comfort of knowing that your wedding and reception are in professional, skilled hands make Friday Harbor House the perfect place to celebrate your special day.


Downtown Seattle
World Trade CenterWith extraordinary waterfront views, exceptional catering and premier Seattle waterfront facilities, the World Trade Center is a perfect setting for memorable wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Holland America Line Dining Room is available to members and their guests as well as non-members for private social events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, and receptions.

Bell Harbor Conference Center
With 180-degree panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline, Bell Harbor offers an unforgettable Pacific Northwest setting for rehearsal dinners, tea ceremonies, wedding nuptials and indoor or outdoor receptions. Bell Harbor also manages events for World Trade Center Seattle and the Maritime Event Center. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, Bell Harbor can accommodate up to 600 guests. Accommodations are available within easy walking distance at The Edgewater Hotel and the Marriott Seattle Waterfront

Bell Harbor offers flexible floor plans in a variety of spaces, including outdoor options of the Rooftop Plaza, Outdoor Terrace and Pier Apron. To complement your occasion, Bell Harbor provides fresh and innovative Northwest-inspired cuisine featuring regional delicacies including salmon, shellfish, locally grown apples, Washington wines and Seattle's world-famous Starbucks coffee. Take in the striking sunset as you say "I Do" on the gorgeous Seattle waterfront.

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