Forget the Rest. It’s The Great Northwest. Getting Married in Seattle
Do you laugh in the face of the phrase “It’s like rain on my wedding day?” Do you drink (dare I say it) coffee-flavored coffee? Are you an urban-lover with an affinity toward all things nature? Afraid you can’t have the best of both worlds? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then fear not. There is a place for you and your wedding. You need to get married in Seattle.
Seattle, known as the Emerald City, is a blustering green city unfairly deputized as the Queen of Rain. In truth, it rains less in Seattle than in Boston, New York City and Atlanta, but, because of its many misty days, Seattle is known as the city that rains on its own parade. But let the record show, there may not be a more perfect climate for an outdoor wedding than a Seattle summer day, which, if statistics mean anything, is more likely to be dry and sunny than anything else.
And what better outdoors place to get married in than the urban hub of the outdoors – Seattle? Let’s run down the list of outdoor attractions: Mountains – check. Seaside – check. Lake – check. Rivers – check. Forests – check (not to mention a couple-hour-drive to the only rainforest in the continental U.S.). Seattle really has everything. Imagine getting married in the middle of the summer, yet still being able to pose in front of a snowcapped mountain? Mt. Rainier won’t let you down.
Though not the tallest building in the city, the Space Needle is the most iconic. While it has a beautiful observation deck (O Deck), its claim to fame is likely the rotating restaurant, Sky City. Sky City is open to private events and groups and is perfect for a rehearsal dinner (or, even, your reception).
Seattle is also home to many quaint neighborhoods like Pioneer Square, (which offers an intimate park to get married in), and unique attractions like the Fremont troll who lives under a bridge (for those interested in outside-the-norm wedding photos).
Seattle is also known for its ferries traversing Puget Sound. Reservations can be made for you and your wedding party with a simple click of your mouse.
Even in the 21st century, Seattle looks futuristic. The monorail, Space Needle, and influences of nearby Microsoft, all provide Seattle with a cutting-edge feel. But Seattle’s truest gem is its affinity for nature. So, if an outdoor wedding is in your future, why not get married in Seattle?
Photo credit: www.seattlecentral.edu