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The Ultimate List of Small Wedding Venues in Washington

Washington is on our list of best places to elope in the Pacific Northwest region. Known for its mountain, romantic coastal views, and remote forests, Washington has something for everyone to enjoy! What happens when you want to plan a small wedding with your loved ones versus eloping just the two of you? We put together a list of the top small wedding venues for your Washington micro wedding!

A small wedding is usually 40 people or less, so the following locations are venues that can easily accommodate small wedding parties for your micro wedding. If you’re planning something intimate, then you deserve a whole different experience than your standard wedding checklist. Connect with one of our awesome elopement vendors to start building your personal wedding day package today.

Let’s talk about wedding venues that are perfect for your wedding day in WA!

Reminder: please respect your time slot and practice Leave No Trace (LNT) principles during your wedding day. Meaning, please leave the location as you left it, stay on the trail, and respect the land. Always double-check the rules and regulations of any outdoor wedding venue.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in Washington

Nature Bridge

If you’re big on leave no trace (LNT) principles, then Nature Bridge in Olympic is probably one venue you want to consider. Your wedding actually makes a difference here since this venue provides hands-on environmental science programs to more than 700 schools each year! Nature Bridge also partners with the National Park Service to preserve the natural and cultural resources of the area. We also love how this venue has so much to offer from a romantic inn to get-ready, overnight accommodations, outdoor ceremony locations, and indoor dining options.

River Valley Oasis

In Snohomish County, you’ll find a venue that’s probably PNW’s best-kept secret for intimate weddings. River Valley Oasis is by Pilchuck River and is both secluded and gorgeous. You’ll get privacy among the trees and a pretty great deal when renting there! We also love how this venue gives couples the freedom to be more creative when it comes to their wedding vision.

Freestone Inn

In the North Cascades, close to Seattle and Spokane, Freestone Inn has a peaceful and romantic setting with epic mountain views. We love this wedding venue year-round and the fact you can also stay overnight here. We also love the feeling of being in a seclusive location but having all the amenities. This is perfect for couples who want to have a combination wedding ceremony and elopement adventure.

Skamania Lodge

Just across the border and in the gorge (Stevenson, WA), Skamania Lodge is massive, and there are several options for ceremony sites and tons of trails for exploring for portraits. There’s also disc golf, a restaurant and bar, a spa, and a ton of other stuff to do to entertain a small guest list without them ever having to leave the property. Ideal for when folks want to do something small and give guests a lot to do, all together in one place.

Washington Forest Wedding Venues

Treehouse Point

Probably one of the most unique Washington state wedding venues, perfect for elopements and small weddings, is Treehouse Point. This venue is 30 minutes from Seattle, nestled in a forest along a river. You can plan your wedding ceremony here and even spend the night there too! This is the perfect wedding venue to escape, disconnect, and enjoy your special day.

Fern Acres

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in the town of Forks, Fern Acres is a romantic option when looking for a forested venue for your wedding. It’s secluded in 5 acres of forest. We love this venue because it works perfectly for micro weddings and big weddings alike. You’ll feel like you’re walking through a fairytale with moss-covered old-growth stumps, ferms, and draped vine maples. They have elopement and micro wedding packages for 15 guests!


If you’re looking for whimsical, then Islandwood is probably the venue for you. This spot is a short ferry ride from Seattle, and it’s probably the most remote, and intimate forest venue in WA. You can explore forested trails, a pond, a meadow, a garden, two treehouses, a suspension bridge, and a canopy tower. We think this is the perfect spot for couples looking to plan a wedding day that is not so traditional

Seattle Wedding Venues

MV Skansonia

MV Skansonia is probably one of the coolest waterfront venues we have seen in Seattle. Permanently docked on North Lake Union, you’ll get panoramic views of Seattle’s skyline for your ceremony. We can’t think of anything cooler than that!

Woodinville Lavender

Just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle nestled in Woodinville Wine Country, you’ll find Woodinville Lavender. This venue is close to Seattle but is private and 100% unique. The lavender fields and gardens make for the most romantic portraits! They also specialize in small events, so it’s perfect for an intimate wedding. Elopement packages start out at $2,000+.

Sadie Lake Events

This is in the Seattle area and tucked away from it all. This venue has a lake, fields, windmills, and an entire house to rent. They have intimate wedding packages. Sadie Lake Events is perfect for guests to spread out for games, walk around the lake, and generally just explore and have fun while celebrating.

Barn Wedding Venues in Washington

Tin Roof Barn

The Tin Roof Barn is within the rolling hills, apple orchards, and green pastures of the Columbia River Gorge in the Pacific Northwest. This barn is actually over 100 years old, so it brings a special history with your wedding day, which we love. This barn venue in WA also offers smaller wedding pricing, starting from $4,500 on a weekday.

Rein Fire Ranch

Rein Fire Ranch has an awesome property to explore, including a barn, gardens, and gorgeous meadows. They offer elopement package options for weddings of 50 guests or less. This venue is nestled within Sugarloaf Mountain Valley and it’s 45 minutes from downtown Seattle and Tacoma.

Crockett Farm on Whidbey Island

If you’re looking for a mix of both barn and beach, then Crockett Farm on Whidbey Island in Ebey’s Reserve, WA is a scenic beauty to check out. Crockett farm is a historic, 11-acre farm from 1895 with two epic water views and a large reception barn. There is even an on-site guest house available to rent that sleeps up to 12 guests, which is pretty perfect for a micro wedding!

Washington Beach Wedding Venues

Kiana Lodge

Kiana Lodge is a waterfront wedding venue in Suquamish, WA. While this location hosts a lot of bigger, traditional weddings, you can plan a small wedding (40 guests minimum) Monday – Thursday year-round. This is a great spot for couples who want an outdoor venue for an intimate wedding ceremony.

Des Moines Beach Park Event Center

Des Moines Beach Park Event Center is 20 minutes south of Seattle, on the waters of the Puget Sound, with views of Olympic mountains and Pacific Northwest Islands. This wedding venue is perfect for elopements and micro weddings. The beach also gives you the opportunity for plenty of waterfront activities during the summer. We love this beach venue in WA because they have packages designed specifically for smaller events from $920 – 3,020.

Lime Kiln Point State Park Lighthouse

On the shoreline of San Juan Island, Lime Kiln Point State Park Lighthouse is your ideal beach venue in WA. The rental fee starts at $250/hour with a 2-hour minimum (ceremony only) reservation requirement. We love this historical landmark for couples who want a super intimate ceremony before heading off and exploring together.

Winery Wedding Venues in Washington

Gorge Crest Vineyard

Love wine and views of Mt. Hood? Gorge Crest Vineyard is available for weddings from May through October. Vineyards are also great for unique photo ops before and after your wedding day. We love this one in particular because you can get vineyards and mountain views as a backdrop for your wedding portraits. Also, who doesn’t love sipping on delicious wine on their wedding day?!

Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery

Siren Song Vineyard sits above the south shore of Lake Chelan. There’s more to explore than just the vineyard too. You can check out the water activities, gardens, and even art. As far as wedding packages at this Washington wedding venue, they offer options for 25+ guests. You also have the option of staying at the villa here.

Novelty Hill-Januik Winery

Maybe you’re looking for a mix of modern and whimsical. We totally get it! Novelty Hill Januik Winery is a modern winemaking facility in Woodinville. This venue is open-plan, leading guests from one space to the next. You still get gorgeous outdoor ceremony and venue options and even portrait options with greenery from the gardens. Are you a real wine enthusiast? You can take some portraits with the wine barrels behind you!

Affordable Washington Wedding Venues

Snoqualmie Point Park

This is definitely not a wedding venue you would immediately consider, but Snoqualmie Point Park is great for elopements and intimate weddings. You can rent it for your wedding day, but it’s a public space (much like the elopement locations we list in WA). Despite that, this is a great affordable option with facilities and awesome views, perfect for a simple ceremony and then adventure after.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

If you have a love for wildlife in the Pacific Northwest, then Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a pretty unique and affordable option to host your small wedding. This outdoor wedding venue in WA actually offers multiple packages from $2,650-$5,250 for elopements and small weddings. There are even cool add-ons like accommodations in a stylish a-frame on the property.

Kitsap Memorial State Park

Near Poulsbo, WA, Kitsap Memorial State Park has pretty amazing views and forests. This place is awesome because it’s not a venue most will even think about, but you can rent out pavilions and buildings and make it a pretty amazing intimate wedding venue.

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Vendors For Your Washington Wedding

Don’t see a venue that catches your eye? You’re in luck. We have vendors who specialize in Washington micro weddings who would love to share their top-secret locations. Our vendors are by far the best resources to plan a unique wedding experience to represent you as a couple. Connect with one of them today to start planning!

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