Just 20 minutes from Seattle, across the Washington River, lies the town of Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue means “beautiful view,” and this town lives up to its name! If you are looking to get married near Seattle, and want a location with rich greenery and a gorgeous river backdrop, then this place may be perfect!
During our Bellevue venture, we scouted out one of the most popular venues in the city, Robinswood House and Cabana. Tucked inside Robinswood Park, and surrounded by evergreen trees, this venue is a wonderful place to exchange “I Do’s”. It can even handle more than 200 guests!
Robinswood House and Cabana features multiple indoor rooms, a formal English garden, and two patios. Both patios are suitable for a ceremony, cocktail hour and/or wedding reception. Who wouldn’t want to get married here?
Our next stop was Kirkland, Washington, which is just 3 miles north of Bellevue. In Kirkland, we visited the only waterfront hotel on Lake Washington, the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club and Spa. In addition to a scenic lakefront, this hotel also boasts views of the Seattle Skyline and Olympic Mountains!
While we were there, we were were lucky enough to witness a wedding taking place. Guests enjoyed their dinner reception outside on the Olympic Terrace, and then moved into the Lake Washington Ballroom for music and dancing. It was very elegant and picturesque!
One more unique detail to this hotel is their personal Chris Craft boat, appropriately named the Woodmark II. The morning after a wedding, Bride and Groom are treated to either a ceremonial sendoff, or a relaxing breakfast trip around the lake! What a fun way to start a new life together :)
Overall, we were impressed by both the Robinswood House and the Woodmark Hotel. If you are a bride getting married in the Seattle area, these are two must-see venues!