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Elope in Seattle

The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle feels dynamic, looks lush with both skyscrapers and nature, and embraces all-things adventure: perfect for any couple looking to elope in Seattle! Seattle is home to some of the country’s most varied neighborhoods: downtown includes the waterfront and famous landmarks; Pioneer Square and the International District have excellent food; hilly Queen Anne is where you will find the famous Space Needle. Choose the perfect Seattle elopement package and experience coffee culture, the evergreen scene, and more.

Places to elope in Seattle
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Discovery Park

Discovery Park

As the largest city park in Seattle, Discovery Park encompasses sweeping coastal views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. You...

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Parsons Gardens

Parsons Gardens

Parsons Gardens is a gem in the Queen Anne neighborhood. Prominent businessman and philanthropist Reginald H. Parsons gave the park...

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Volunteer Park Conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory

An indoor ceremony in the Seasonal House at the Volunteer Park Conservatory is cozy, lush, and warm among five different...

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Kerry Park

Kerry Park

Kerry Park has unparalleled views of the downtown skyline and occasionally of Mount Rainier. Sunset views stun, and ferry lights...

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Sole Repair Shop

Sole Repair Shop

Hidden in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Sole Repair Shop is perfect for those wanting more guest space. Exposed wooden beams...

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Dunn Gardens

Dunn Gardens

Dunn Gardens fuses the original 1915 Olmsted Brothers Landscape design, and highlights the evolution of garden design in the Pacific...

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Elope on a Ferry

Elope on a Ferry

Elope on a Washington State Ferries ride from Seattle to one of the Puget Sound’s many scenic islands. We recommend...

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Seattle Elopement Packages

No need to figure out how to elope in Seattle: our Seattle elopement packages include everything you will need to have a bold and unforgettable day. If you’re looking to elope in Seattle, we’ve got you covered!

Seed

Seed

  • Officiation services
    Personalization of vows
  • Enactment of ceremony
    Advice on obtaining wedding license
  • Advice on ceremony locations
Starting at

$420

Sprout

Sprout

  • Everything from the
    SEED PACKAGE
  • Photography of ceremony
    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)
  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images
    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)
Starting at

$1000

Bloom

Bloom

  • Everything from the SPROUT PACKAGE
  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing
Starting at

$1300

Oasis

Oasis

  • Everything from the
    BLOOM PACKAGE
  • 2 hours total of Photography
    Hair & Makeup for One Person
  • Day of Helper
Starting at

$2550

Experiences

Wildflower Experience

Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement packages!

Our Wildflower Package tailors an outdoor elopement to your sense of adventure and exploration! This experience is personally guided by Kathleen Elizabeth. It is customized to fit your style and includes hiking to an amazing location, an intimate ceremony with officiation and couples portraits. Package also includes:

  • Up to four hours of photography anywhere in Washington state
  • Tailored location, time and outfit suggestions
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered two weeks or less after ceremony

Package Price

$3500

Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$500/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$600/HR

Day of Helper

Day of Helper

$415

How to Elope in Seattle

A city plucked from the pages of a fairytale, Seattle is a dream of an elopement location. The city’s seasonal rains maintain its mossy forests, pristine lakes, and thousands of acres of parks — and give it its nickname: the Emerald City. Located on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is a great green city surrounded on all sides by nature. From heaving waterfalls to the rugged coastline and awe-inspiring snow capped mountain ranges, Washington State has no shortage of beautiful backdrops for your special day. Mount Rainier, the Cascade Range, and Olympic National Park are all located less than a few hours’ drive from the city.

Washington’s largest city, Seattle is a buzzy tech hub and coffee-lovers heaven. Steeped in history and food-obsessed — with an arresting balance of industry and landscape and a daring sense of adventure — the city checks a lot of boxes. Read on to discover the perfect park for your elopement, how to apply for a Washington marriage certificate, and how much eloping in Seattle might cost you.

When to elope in Seattle?

Seattle is a city for those of us prepared to throw our heads back and dance in the rain.
During the wettest season of November to January, it is likely to be raining more often than not. For ski bunnies, this is great news. ´Tis the season to head out of the city center and into the mountains if you’re in search of fresh powder. It’s also the best time to spot orcas on the Sound.

July and August are the warmest and driest months of the year in Seattle. It rarely jumps above the mid-70s during the daytime and it typically rains on average just five days per month.

Peak fall foliage dates will vary by year and location, but your best bet to enjoy the changing of the leaves is usually between mid-September and mid-October.

How to elope in Seattle?

The cost of applying for a marriage license in the state of Washington varies by county. The application fee typically costs around $60 with an added certified copy fee of $3. Once you’ve obtained your marriage license, it is valid for 60 days and there is a three-day waiting period that you can spend exploring Seattle’s sights. In addition to an officiant, you will need two adult witnesses.

Where can I elope in Seattle?

What could be more scenic and unique than to elope on a Washington State Ferry ride from Seattle to one of Puget Sound’s many stunning islands? Simply hope aboard with your officiant and you’re off! Since these picturesque boats are open to the public, we would suggest that you stick to smaller parties for any non-commuter sailings.

About two hours driving from the city center, Mount Baker Wilderness a 120,000-acre wilderness area within the western Cascade Range of northern Washington. It is absolutely stunning and an all-time favorite location of our local insiders. For the adventurous, you’ll explore remote mountain trails on your way to the top, all the while soaking up the views of the surrounding alpine lakes and mountains before saying your vows at the summit.

If you’re planning on bringing many of your nearest and dearest, you can’t go wrong with the exposed wooden beams of Sole Repair Shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. A former shoe factory, Sole Repair Shop is an intoxicating blend of old and new, and the private event space can accommodate upwards of 150 guests.

How much does it cost to elope in Seattle?

If you’re thinking about eloping in Seattle, you should be conscious of the fact that the costs here are certainly higher than the average city. There are affordable options for outdoor venues, accommodations, and a taste of the city’s exciting food scene if you plan well in advance and choose your dates wisely. The absolute cheapest time to visit Seattle is typically mid to late September.

We’ve thought of everything — our Seattle elopement packages include everything you’ll need to have a memorable and adventurous day. Our Seattle elopement packages range from $420 for a simple ceremony to $2,550 for our high-end package. We also offer a Wildflower Experience Package for $3,500 in Seattle, which includes tailored location, time, and outfit suggestions, a custom itinerary to multiple locations anywhere in Washington state with a personal guide, four hours of photography, and an intimate ceremony. This is a great option for anyone looking for a natural park elopement or photos at multiple scenic spots.

The average hotel price in Seattle for a couple hovers around $189. If you’re aiming to be on the cost-conscious side, forget the hotels and find an Airbnb. When budgeting, you’ll also want to account for the cost of the permit if you’re eloping in a natural park or other outdoor space. If you’d like a day-of helper to make sure your hair stays put and your vows are in hand, we can arrange one for $415.

Article written by

Keely Smith

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Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

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