Washington offers a wide range of landscapes and settings for a wedding. There are inspiring coastlines, wineries, mountains, hip urban cities, and picturesque islands all within Washington's borders. Explore this Washington weddings guide for resources to help you celebrate a wedding in a way that captures the romance and drama of Washington's hip culture and inspiring scenery.
The coastal parts of the state offer varied and dramatic backdrops for an outdoor, beach type wedding. To be sure, these are not the smooth white sand beaches of Mexico. Washington's beaches and coastlines offer dramatic rock formations, pounding surfs, and artistic driftwood landscapes. The San Juan Islands, located to the north of Seattle, are great for destination weddings. Friday Harbor offers all the amenities for you and your guests with lodging to fit any budget, some sand beaches, great local history, and spectacular rocky shorelines.
Seattle is a quirky, metropolitan city for those wanting an urban wedding. The water front is an extension of the city and every possible service is available here. From five star hotels to quiet bed and breadfasts, there is something for everyone. Spokane, located in the eastern part of the state, is a larger city with a small town feel. Nestled in a valley, the Spokane River charges through town, offering many romantic sites for a wedding.
The mountain ranges of Washington offer spectacular scenery, particularly Mount Baker and Mount Rainier. Accommodations range from a quiet cabin nestled in the trees to an alpine lodge with a view of Mount St. Helens.
With so many choices in the state of Washington, your best bet is to get information about the different regions of the state which appeal to you. Explore the pages of this Washington wedding guide for insights, ideas and contact information about key wedding resources, ranging from bridal fashions to reception sites, and from photographers to wedding cake bakers. A great source of information for Washington is the The Official Site of Washington State Tourism. Once you have narrowed your choices, contact the local Chamber of Commerce for the largest city in that area. Many cities in the more rural parts of Washington pool their information for several cities and local attractions. And be sure to talk with your friends about the best parks, the cutest lodgings, and the best food in the area.
With such a wide variety of locations from the sea to the mountains and everything in between, Washington is an ideal place to plan a wedding.