The state of Washington out on the West Coast boasts an almost endless expanse of shoreline, vibrant cities, and natural parks. With all of this and more, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the state is full of wonderful wedding venues of every type imaginable for couples to choose from for a truly unforgettable dream wedding. The capital city of Olympia, Washington itself is home to numerous venues for weddings, ranging from country chic barns and gorgeous gardens to elegant ballrooms and beautiful country clubs.
1.Swantown Inn & Spa
The Swantown Inn and Spa offers an event venue in Olympia, Washington with timeless elegance for weddings, elopements, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals. The inn boasts that it provides the perfect wedding venue setting with Victorian grandeur, whether couples are looking for an intimate, small candlelit wedding or a romantic garden affair. Both outdoor and indoor wedding are possible at the Swantown Inn and Spa, with accommodation for up to sixty guests. The Grand Victorian Ballroom features a bar area that also serves espresso. The venue can organize catering services as well, or provide a list of trusted catering companies.
1431 11th Ave SE, Olympia WA 98501, Phone: 360-753-9123
2.Capital Event Center
Located in Tumwater, just outside of Olympia, the Capital Event Center is able to host a wide variety of events, including wedding receptions, with a broad range in size, from events with as little as ten people to as many as four hundred guests. The versatile conference space at the Capital Event Center contains over ten thousand square feet for event space. Features of the venue include flexible room cofigurations, plenty of parking for hundreds of guests, a warming kitchen available for local catering services, state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, and a convenient location near downtown Olympia.
6005 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater, WA 98512, Phone: 360-464-6742
3.Capitol City Barn
The Capitol City Barn is a wedding venue that boasts it is the perfect venuue for a memorable and unique weddding day. On the grounds are a stunning barn, an expansive outdoor meadow, and a beautiful altar area for wedding ceremonies. The Capitol City Barn strives to offer the finest in natural splendor and comfort for events in the Olympia, Washington area with its modern barn and the surrounding scenic lands, providing charisma, elegance, and convenience. Events at the Capitol City Barn can start at ten in the morning and can last for a maximum of twelve hours.
3019 85th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98512, Phone: 360-205-1784
4.Dancing Cedars Retreat Center, LLC
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The Dancing Cedars Retreat Center is a great venue for more intimate weddings, elopements, and anniversary parties. Couples can choose to have an outdoor wedding in nature or on the center’s celebration lawn. For those who prefer to hold their wedding indoors, the Raven Room at Dancing Cedars is a good choice. The beautiful grounds of the Dancing Cedars Retreat Center offer many great opportunities for wedding photos and can accommodate up to fifty guests for outdoor wedding receptions. Indoors, the Raven Room can comfortable fit up to thirty-two guests at round tables with access to the adjacent kitchen.
8020 Kerbaugh Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-491-7445
5.Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue
The Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue is the largest ballroom in the capital city of Olympia, Washington and features one of the finest wood dance floors. The Grand Ballroom provides an elegant atmosphere for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other special events and is able to accommodate up to two hundred seated guests. The Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue also offers sites for both the ceremony and reception and there is complimentary on-site parking with plenty of spaces available. Included with the venue rental are wireless internet, chairs, and tables, and outside catering is allowed as well.
805 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506, Phone: 360-239-9907
6.Hands On Children's Museum
The Hands On Children's Museum in Olympia, Washington is a whimsical and fun wedding venue for couples looking for a more unique setting for their wedding. With 150 exhibits and eight galleries, the museum offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for events, including the half-acre Outdoor Discovery or special indoor exhibits for wedding ceremonies and both indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding receptions. Guests can dance the night away all night in the Hands On Children’s Museum in the center of downtown Olympia along the waterfront of East Bay. The venue is great for those who are “young at heart.”
414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-956-0818
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Huber's Gasthaus is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the downtown area of Olympia and has been known for hosting memorable wedding celebrations since 1995. Huber’s Gasthaus prides itself on being affordable and eloquent with every wedding event hosted at the venue including the exclusive use of more than one acre of well landscaped grounds, offering couples an opportunity to hold their wedding ceremony anywhere no the grounds they desire. Other amenities and services include parking, a large patio, a gazebo, a full kitchen, a dance floor, buffet line, chairs and tables, and a sound system.
2312 Friendly Grove Road NE, Olympia, WA 98506, Phone: 360-943-6543
8.Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
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The Indian Summer Golf & Country Club provides beautifully landscaped grounds for dream weddings beneath the towering grand oak trees. Guests can take in the amazing wetlands as the backdrop of the wedding ceremony. The stunning natural setting at Indian Summer also provides a great background for wedding photos. There are picturesque opportunities for photographs at every turn across the venue. The setting is enhanced by the charming pond at the entrance to the Indian Summer Golf and Country Club’s clubhouse and the intricate gardens. The clubhouse is a total of 33,000 square feet, offering plenty of space for events.
5900 Troon Ln SE, Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-923-1075
9.Jacob Smith House
The Jacob Smith House is a building from the Civil War era, built back in the year 1859, and is the town of Lacey’s oldest residence and one of Thurston County’s oldest homes. The venue boasts an amazing view of Mount Rainier and three acres of grounds that look like a park. The Jacob Smith House is now available for rent for receptions weddings, retreats, and seminars. The Main Room features a fireplace nook, hardwood floors, and windows in every direction that make the room bright and airy year-round. There is a covered porch adjacent to the room.
4500 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503, Phone: 360-491-0857
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10.Lacey Community Center
The Lacey Community Center features a spacious banquest room for wedding receptions that is able to be partitioned into three different event spaces, two meeting rooms able to be combined into one larger event space, an outdoor terrace, a lobby, and a kitchen. The banquet room contains hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, tables and chairs, and doors that lead out to the terrace overlooking a peaceful pond. The park setting grounds at the Lacey Community Center provide space for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and other events as well. There is also plenty of parking available in the on-site paved lot.
6729 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98503, Phone: 360-412-3191
11.Lord Mansion and Coach House
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The Lord Mansion and Coach House is a wedding venue owned and operated by Olympia’s Evergreen State College. Tucked away in the historic neighborhood of South Capitol, guests will feel as if they have stepped back in time as they enjoy the wedding event. The venue was built in the Spanish colonial architectural style back in 1923 with evergreen trees and lush lawns surrounding the villa, offering a picturesque backdrop for weddings and other special events. Up to 120 guests can be accommodated for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions or up to 70 for more intimate, indoor wedding cermonies.
211 21st Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98505, Phone: 360-842-0403
12.Olympia Country and Golf Club
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The Olympia Country and Golf Club allows both non-members and members to rent its facility for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and other special events. The banquet facility on the grounds is able to host events with up to two hundred and fifty guests, with grounds that offer spectacular views of the Budd Inlet and Mount Rainier. Weddings and other events can be extended to the outdoors with the addition of the pool patio, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the Northwest summer sun. The Olympia Country and Golf Club also has party planners on staff to assist couples with creating their wedding.
3636 Country Club Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502, Phone: 360-866-7121
13.Pellegrino’s Event Center
The Pellegrino’s Event Center is located in the town of Tumwater, just outside of the city of Olympia, Washington. The venue, as the name suggests, specializes in planning and hosting all kinds of events, including wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, corporate events, holiday parties, and more. Pellegrino’s contains more than 3,700 square feet of versatile event space and the capability to host events with up to two hundred guests. The venue also provides a full-service bar, a sound system, chairs, tables, china, linen, professional staff, and catering services, as well as set up and clean up.
5757 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA, Phone: 360-709-9055
14.Red Room Event space at The Mark
The Red Room Event Space is located at The Mark Olympia, a rustic organic Italian restaurant that has served locally sourced and delicious food since it opened in 2001. The Red Room Event Space is the restauran’ts dedicated area for events that is a modern event venue with some mid-century touches. The experienced staff at The Mark Olympia assist with designing and executing weddings reflective of the desires of the wedding couple, while being stress-free as well. Along with the in-house catering, the venue also provides beautiful wedding cakes and a full bar, and can also arrange other wedding details.
407/ 409 Columbia Street SW, Olympia, WA, 98502, Phone: 360-754-4414
15.South Sound Manor
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The South Sound Manor provides several versatile event spaces for weddings, making it an ideal choice for couples wanting a venue that offers flexibility to help create their dream wedding that they and their guests will remember for a lifetime. Choices of event space inside the South Sound Manor include the McElroy Room, offering plenty of space for guests to dance the night away or the Logan Room with its large stage area. Outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions are possible here as well with the outside patio and reception area with a built-in arbor. The full venue can be rented for exclusivity.
455 North Street SE, Turnwater, WA 98501, Phone: 360-236-0395
16.The Albee's Garden Parties
Owned and operated by Bob and Marty Aldee, the Albee's Garden Parties have been sharing their spectacular estate with the couples of Olympia, Washington and beyond for weddings for more than fifteen years. Wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions held at the venue’s garden often feel more like a family gathering, as Bob and Marty help couples with all of the details of the wedding planning process. The venue encourages DIY weddings and even host a complimentary workshop each spring to help couples create unique decor. Other amenities include a garden kitchen, space for getting ready, and a dance floor.
4127 20th Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502, Phone: 360-866-4683
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17.The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie
The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie is located in Lacey, Washington, only a few miles away from the city of Olympia, and is home to two of the Pacific Northwest region’s unique golf courses. With the two stunning championship golf courses and the club’s large banquet areas, The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie is a great destination for weddings and other special events and gatherings. The excellent service, friendly and professional staff, abundant amenities, complimentary plentiful parking, and scenic location combined together provide a great venue and memorable wedding experience for both the couple and their guests.
8383 Vicwood Ln, Lacey, WA 98516, Phone: 360-455-8383
18.The Grand Victorian Ballroom
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The Grand Victorian Ballroom is located at the Swantown Inn and Spa and provides an event space for slightly larger weddings than the venue has previously been able to host, with a capacity to accommodate weddings with up to sixty of the couple’s closest friends and family. The ballroom offers Victorian elegance and grandeur, as well as a capability for the venue to host indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. A variety of wedding packages are available for renting The Grand Victorian Ballroom, including elopement, petite wedding, intimate wedding, and the ultimate wedding, which includes rental for the entire weekend.
1431 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-753-9123
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19.The Heritage Room
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The Heritage Room is situated in downtown Olympia, Washington and serves as a great venue for weddings, complete with free wireless internet, complimentary planning assistance, reserved parking, bar and catering options, and several other amenities and services. Couples and their wedding guests can enjoy excellent service, a beautiful reception setting, and delicious cuisine at the Heritage Room. While the venue is stunning on its own, it can also be decorated and personalized to better meet the needs of the couple and the vision they have for their memorable dream wedding. Outside decoratores, as well as other vendors, are allowed.
604 Water Street SW, Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-943-9494
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20.The Manor at South Bay
The Manor at South Bay is an ideal event venue in Olympia for farm or prairie chic weddings for couples who want the comforts of being within close proximity to town but also love the country. The venue offers on-site lodging, helping to make the preparations for the wedding less stressful, with many people choosing the book the Manor at South Bay for the whole weekend. Friends and family can arrive on the Friday before for the rehearsal dinner and set up for the weddingm ejoy the wedding on Saturday, and have a delicious Sunday brunch before leaving the manor.
3728 South Bay Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506, Phone: 360-228-2133
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21.The Mark Olympia
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The Mark Olympia is one of the leading event venues for wedding receptions in the city of Olympia, Washington, providing not only a stunning, modern mid-century event space, but a full bar, cakes, and in-house catering as well. If needed, the venue can also provide flowers and wedding photography, aiming to make the wedding planning process as stress-free as possible for couples. While outside vendors can be hired for many different wedding services, The Mark Olympia does not allow outside beverages or food, as it is a full-service restaurant with an extensive bar and in-house catering.
407 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-754-4414
22.The Meetinghouse at Priest Point
The Meetinghouse at Priest Point is a spacious and versatile facility for event, conveniently situated within close proximity to downtown Olympia, Washington in a forest-like, natural setting. Surrounding the venue are several acres of park-like grass bordered by forest, located across from the waterfront, 314-acre Priest Point Park. The grounds and the event facility offer plenty of space and privacy for events with more than 100 guests. The Meetinghouse includes a variety of amenities, abundant parking, an expansive grassy field, a patio, a great room, and a full kitchen. The venue is known for being one of Olympia’s most affordable event venues.
3201 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506
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23.The Schmidt House
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The Schmidt House was constructed back in the year 1904 for the founder of Olympia Brewing Company, Leopold Schmidt, and his family. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and situated within the town’s Historic District, the historic home is now a wedding venue of Tumwater, Washington, just outside of Olympia. The Schmidt House offers picturesque, well landscaped grounds with a reflective pool, bronze statues, and native gardens that provide a private and spacious location for wedding celebrations, with great photo backdrops found both outside and inside. The venue is able to acommodate weddings with up to 150 guests.
110 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, Phone: 360-943-2550
24.Wedding Chapel of Grace
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The Wedding Chapel of Grace is a stunning chapel conveniently situated on the scenic tree-lined Legion Way, only a few minutes away from Interstate 5. Constructed back in 1913, the chapel has a “turn-of-the-century” look and gives off a feeling of care and permanence. The historic chapel is able to comfortably seat up to one hundred and thirty guests for weddings and features an elegant raised altar, allowing every guest to see the exchanging of vows. The Wedding Chapel of Grace is almost castle-like in appearance and is considered to be one of the most lovely wedding venues in the South Sound.
1431 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-352-1900
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Olympia
- Swantown Inn & Spa, Photo: sergiophoto/stock.adobe.com
- Capital Event Center, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Capitol City Barn, Photo: Liberato/stock.adobe.com
- Dancing Cedars Retreat Center, LLC, Photo: Dancing Cedars Retreat Center, LLC
- Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Hands On Children's Museum, Photo: nastasenko/stock.adobe.com
- Huber's Gasthaus, Photo: Huber's Gasthaus
- Indian Summer Golf & Country Club, Photo: Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
- Jacob Smith House, Photo: kiri/stock.adobe.com
- Lacey Community Center, Photo: dyachenkopro/stock.adobe.com
- Lord Mansion and Coach House, Photo: Lord Mansion and Coach House
- Olympia Country and Golf Club, Photo: Olympia Country and Golf Club
- Pellegrino’s Event Center, Photo: LElik83/stock.adobe.com
- Red Room Event space at The Mark, Photo: dmshpak/stock.adobe.com
- South Sound Manor, Photo: South Sound Manor
- The Albee's Garden Parties, Photo: o_lypa/stock.adobe.com
- The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, Photo: bunglibu/stock.adobe.com
- The Grand Victorian Ballroom, Photo: Gordana Sermek/stock.adobe.com
- The Heritage Room, Photo: The Heritage Room
- The Manor at South Bay, Photo: holly/stock.adobe.com
- The Mark Olympia, Photo: The Mark Olympia
- The Meetinghouse at Priest Point, Photo: michelangeloop/stock.adobe.com
- The Schmidt House, Photo: The Schmidt House
- Wedding Chapel of Grace, Photo: Wedding Chapel of Grace
- Cover Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com