Once you have your happy selves, your marriage license, two witnesses, and your Officiant/Minister, you will want a fun and fabulous location for your elopement ceremony.

In the Seattle, Washington area, you have many options: from the big city, to the coast, to the mountains and perhaps to the islands!

So, put on your elopement seat beat and let’s take a little virtual tour of six terrific locations that could be a best place for your elopement ceremony.

Top of Seattle’s Space Needle

There is so very fun! You’ll need to come up with the $18 per person ticket price to take the ride up the Space Needle and once there, you can exchange vows while taking advantage of spectacular views of Seattle and the Puget Sound.  Make a reservation for lunch and dinner and this gets you on the private elevator and you save the $18/ticket fee per person!

Snoqualmie Falls

It’s worth the 30-minute ride to the tiny town of Snoqualmie to exchange your vows at the base of Snoqualmie Falls. This is a popular elopement site and many couples often celebrate their marriage with a celebration meal afterwards at the nearby Salish Lodge, which overlooks the Falls.

The Magnolia Bluff

This is an amazing bluff in the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia which overlooks the Puget Sound. The views are free and your wedding photos will be amazing!

CenturyLink Field

There is nothing like getting married at home plate! If you are a baseball fan or sports fanatic, you may want to get hitched inside of CenturyLink Field. Contact the corporate office of the Seattle Mariner’s Baseball team to make arrangements and for more information.

The Willows Lodge

If you want a one-stop shopping venue for your elopement and overnight stay, consider the very popular Willows Lodge located in Woodinville, WA, a short drive from downtown Seattle. Willows Lodge is a beautiful property with indoor and outdoor options for your small wedding ceremony. Inquire about the popular and affordable “I Do for 2” Elopement package which includes 2 witnesses!

Vashon Island

Hop a ferry from Seattle’s Fauntleroy dock and take a short ferry ride to quaint and picturesque Vashon Island, a small neighboring Puget Sound Island of 6,000 residents. Vashon Island offers many beachside locations for your ceremony as well as intimate neighborhood dining options if you want to stay a bit afterwards before heading back to Seattle.


Annemarie Juhlian is a Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant & Minister based in the Seattle area. She creates personalized wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths and traditions. Call 425.922.1325 or email.