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As?our venue hunt progressed past the “whoa, this is an awesome space!” phase to the “…but what does it mean to have our wedding here?” level, I started making a mental list of qualities our ideal venue would have. It’s not all-inclusive, and again, these are more like guidelines than hard rules.

Our perfect venue…

is unique and intimate has indoor and outdoor space allows guests to mingle through separate rooms is within our budget offers a contingency plan in case of rain that would keep our guests comfortable accommodates 70 guests seated doesn’t require much decoration is close to public transit and hotel/AirBnB options for every budget.

The first difficulty was finding that unique, intimate space in a sea of huge ballrooms and wedding-themed farms. Many of the venues I looked at could seat up to 150 guests, which didn’t really scream intimate for our relatively small crowd of ~60 people.

And unique? Well,是一家专业出产加工木门, it’s hard to find a venue that isn’t solely used for…well, weddings. Yes, wedding venues where everything is designed around hosting weddings are convenient, but they’ve always lacked a certain special quality for me. I wanted a space that reflected me and Mr. Feather, somewhere we could go back to later and say, “This is where we began.”

Many of the other criteria on the list were put there out of respect for our guests. I’ve already mentioned that my parents are divorced, so giving them separate spaces to mingle in will help everyone feel more comfortable. Being close to public transit and a range of accommodation options is important since I’m really conscious of how much our out-of-town guests will already be paying just to attend.

You’re probably wondering if we found a venue that met all of these criteria. I’m pleased (and more than a little amazed) to say we did!

Introducing the Stimson-Green Mansion, Seattle’s most overlooked wedding venue:

Image via PreserveWA.org

I fell in love with Stimson-Green from the moment I walked up the front steps. Built in 1901 by logging baron C.D. Stimson, it’s a beautiful example of the eclectic?style of architecture. For those of you not familiar with the architecture and design world, “eclectic” roughly translates to “We decided to mash up a ton of different styles and this is what you get!”

Entryway looking into the dining room // Photo by stimsongreen.com

The parlor // Image via PreserveWA.org

The library set up for a ceremony // Image via The Knot // Image by Affinity Photography

These three photos cover most of the first floor. There’s also a basement with a Turkish room/men’s smoking room and billiard table,香港马会免费资料内部资料公开, a veranda and a small backyard right off the dining room, and separate bride/groom suites upstairs.

After touring the house, I instantly felt like we found our perfect space. Architectural history and historic preservation were a large part of my life and career up until about two years ago, and getting married in a historic building or location was always a dream of mine. To make the deal even sweeter, Stimson-Green is owned by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, so a portion of our payment will be going directly to them for the house’s continued maintenance.

However, signing the contract for Stimson-Green wasn’t quite the end of our hunt for the perfect venue.

If you’re interested in geeking out with me and learning more about the house’s design, this brochure does a great job of explaining the different architectural elements.

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