Guide to Getting Married, Venue / Location List in Tacoma

My favorite locations around Tacoma for your wedding, intimate ceremony, or elopement.

Why would you want to have your wedding in Tacoma, when you have so much at your disposal in Washington?

Tacoma might not boast the same level of adventure as the surrounding state parks, but there are so many stunning venues to choose from in & within 20 minutes of the city. Seriously, tell me differently after looking at this venue list.

Below you’ll find your comprehensive guide to planning your wedding in/near Tacoma. If you’re stuck on choosing your ceremony location or where to take your wedding photos, look no further.


Point Defiance Rose Garden Lawn

Within a scenic park offering more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront, you’ll find the Point Defiance Rose Garden. It’s full of color & beautiful blooms in the summer time – the perfect setting for those searching for a colorful ceremony.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT POINT DEFIANCE PAGODA:
  • Available for wedding / elopement outdoor ceremony rental from June 1 – Sept 30 on Fri, Sat, & Sun only
  • Ranges from $485-$930
  • Accommodates up to 100 guests
  • Point Defiance Park is free admission & can be used after the ceremony for photos (or before the wedding for your engagement session)
  • View Website here

Point Defiance Rose Garden Lawn – Metro Parks Tacoma

Capacity: 100 seated $485 per 2-hour rental Point Defiance Park has more than an acre of rose gardens, the oldest of which was established in 1895. The site includes a garden of miniature roses, arbors of climbing roses, a picturesque wishing well and quaint gazebos. This beautiful formal garden features a grassy area.

Marymount Event Center

8 miles south of downtown Tacoma, you’ll find over 80-acres of beautiful landscapes, manicured lawns, historical architecture, and a sculpture garden. Yeah, that’s round – sounds pretty diverse, huh?

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT MARYMOUNT EVENT CENTER:
  • 5 event spaces to choose from – indoor/outdoor options
  • Ranges from $550 to $3200
  • Accommodates up to 500 guests
  • Getting Ready Suites Available
  • View Website here

Weddings at Marymount

The Marymount Event Center nestled in SE Tacoma provides a beautiful experience for you and your guests with over 80-acres of beautiful landscapes, manicured…

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

With enchanting forests, rolling meadows, a serene lake and beautiful mountains surrounding you, this is a deeply romantic setting for your wedding. It’s so encompassing of the PNW & you can’t go wrong in such a whimsical place.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK:
  • Ranges from $1000-$4800
  • Accommodates up to 150 guests & multiple spaces to choose from
  • Rentals Included: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Silverware, Glassware, outdoor lighting
  • Catering provided by venue
  • Getting Ready Suites Available
  • View Website here

Wedding and engagement information and bookings at Northwest Trek.

Your day in Northwest paradise Lights strung between tall evergreens. Sipping champagne by a tranquil lake. This is your wedding at Northwest Trek: natural, unique beauty. Three venues for intimate ceremonies or large parties, sweeping views, stellar food and service – all set in a forest with elk, moose and bison.

The Pine Room

Located in the heart of Tacoma’s 6th Avenue District, this industrial-inspired space can provide two separate private dining spaces, suitable for a casual yet elegant gathering. This one is definitely for the modern couple.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT THE PINE ROOM:
  • $600 and up
  • Accommodates up to 150 guests
  • Rentals Included: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Silverware, Glassware
  • Catering provided by venue
  • View Website here

The Pine Room

All food and beverage handled by venue – Food & beverage minimum – Venue must approve all decorations – Wheelchair access limited – No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

Museum of Glass

In the Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, Museum of Glass hosts contemporary art & offers a unique venue for a contemporary couple. The space even includes private access to the museum’s galleries! How cool for your photos!

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT MUSEUM OF GLASS:
  • Ranges from $1000-$2500
  • Accommodates up to 300 guests & many spaces to choose from
  • Rentals Included: Tables & Chairs
  • Catering provided by venue
  • Getting Ready Suites Available
  • View Website here

Private Events – Museum of Glass

From its iconic architecture to the views of Mount Rainier, Museum of Glass is truly an extraordinary venue. Located on the Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, the Museum offers multiple spaces, both indoor and outdoor, as well as private access to the Museum’s galleries, creating an ideal setting for an unforgettable event.

The ESB

Just southeast of Tacoma in the Chambers Creek Regional Park, The ESB brings you a breathtaking panorama view of the Puget Sound on their ceremony lawn. The park even has two miles of shoreline, where you’ll find rocks, driftwood formations, and occasional wildlife. Great for unforgettable photos!

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT THE ESB:
  • Ranges from $1450-2500 – Friday & Saturday only
  • Accommodates up to 200 guests
  • Dressing Rooms available
  • View Website here

Rentals

View rental information and materials for the Environmental Services Building.

Events on 6th

At the center of Tacoma, you’ll find Events on 6th with not only a newly-renovated 1920s Gothic Church, but it comes along with a mid-century modern reception hall. The coolest thing is that it mixes modern & traditional for a happy medium between both styles. I’m swooning over this one.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT EVENTS ON 6TH:
  • Ranges from $2700-4300 – Friday & Saturday only
  • Accommodates up to 200 guests
  • Stunning Getting Ready Suites Available
  • View Website here

Events on 6th

Get married in a stunning church and celebrate with family and friends….all in one beautiful building! Welcome to Events on 6th! This gorgeous Tacoma wedding and reception venue is the perfect location for your entire wedding day.

Lakewold Gardens

Neighboring Tacoma, Lakewold Gardens is a historical estate surrounded by 10-acres of gorgeous greens, architecture, and elegance in Lakewood. Seriously, this venue is your fairytale away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT LAKEWOLD GARDENS:
  • Ranges from $2900-$7250
  • Accommodates up to 120 guests
  • Rentals Included: Tables & Chairs
  • Stunning Getting Ready Suites Available
  • A One-Hour Engagement Session photo session with your photographer
  • View Website here

Weddings

Celebrate your special day at Lakewold Gardens, a unique historic estate surrounded by 10-acres of formal and natural settings. We are located on the shores of Gravelly Lake in Lakewood, WA just minutes from 1-5 and downtown Tacoma. Once inside the wrought irons gates of the estate, you will feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Tacoma Art Museum

Near the Thea Foss Waterway, the Tacoma Art Museum hosts award-winning architecture, sparkling views, and world-class art. It’s a blank slate for whatever you can dream up!

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT TACOMA ART MUSEUM:

Weddings at TAM – Tacoma Art Museum

Visualize an elegant ceremony in the light and airy Leslie P. Sussman Atrium, with up to 95 guests. Walk down a picture-perfect aisle with rows of two seats along each side. The perfectly positioned staircase makes a floating entrance for the wedding party. A natural precession line can easily be stationed on the 2nd floor …

Court House Square

Floor-to-ceiling arched windows spill natural light into this recently-remodeled ballroom, where you can see views of Tacoma’s southern sky, including Mt. Rainier, the Port of Tacoma, and the Tacoma Dome. You can do so much with this room.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT COURT HOUSE SQUARE:
  • Ranges from $500-2800
  • Accommodates up to 200 guests
  • Rentals Included: Tables & Chairs
  • Dressing Rooms available
  • View Website here

Tin Can Alley

Within the Dome District, Tin Can Alley is a unique building featuring vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and a combo of contemporary & rustic accents. What really gets me though is that the exterior is painted an electric pink. This vibrant photographer would thrive here!

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT TIN CAN ALLEY:
  • Ranges from $500-3000
  • Accommodates up to 250 guests
  • Rentals Included: Tables & Chairs
  • Dressing Rooms available
  • View Website here

EVENT SPACES | tin-can-alley-tacoma

Casual or formal receptions at a whole new level. Space for up 300 guests standing, and walls that can be brought in to accommodate a more intimate crowd. Industrial cocktail tables, in-house lounge seating, & use of in-house specialty bars will bring this unique space to life.

Thornewood Castle

Get married at a real castle! In the adjacent town of Lakewood, Thornewood Castle was built with materials taken from a Welsh manor house and other European sources. The 500 year old building seriously brings its whimsy.

HELPFUL INFO FOR GETTING MARRIED AT TIN CAN ALLEY:
  • $2950 and up
  • Accommodates up to 250 guests
  • Rentals Included: Tables, Chairs, & White Linens
  • Dressing Rooms available
  • View Website here

Seattle-Tacoma Wedding Venue | Indoor & Outdoor – Thornewood Castle

Thornewood Castle is both an indoor and outdoor destination wedding venue right here in the Pacific Northwest. Weddings and receptions at Thornewood Castle can take place outdoors in our sunken English garden, inside in the Great Hall and Ballroom, or out on the grounds for a wedding overlooking American Lake.


Within this wedding venue guide for Tacoma, you can find anywhere from a historic mansion to a contemporary setting to have your ceremony & reception.

In a state like Washington – searching for a wedding location can be overwhelming. Thinking about how your guests are going to get there is even more so. By sticking close to Tacoma, you’re making it easy for both you & your guests. As a photographer, my focus is to help ease your stress around planning, so with that said, a complimentary wedding timeline will be created for you when booking. Organization is my strength.

I’ve photographed 100+ weddings & am inclusive of all wedding styles.

(but let’s just say vibrant & true to life color is my thaaaang.)

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