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Seattle: The Edge of Style

Words by Samantha Ross
Photos courtesy of The Edgewater Hotel

When you pull into the drive, The Edgewater Hotel welcomes you like an old friend: The crackling fireplace, the call of the gulls, the friendly faces – and this is all before you step foot inside the door.

A perfect blend of city and nature, The Edgewater Hotel sits at the base of downtown Seattle’s industrial district on the waters of Elliott Bay. Standing atop Pier 67, the hotel was originally built to house the workers of the 1962 World’s Fair. The four story, 223-room landmark has since become host to some incredible names in music (beginning with The Beatles’ iconic stay in 1964) and continues to “wow” guests with its signature style and service.

The Edgewater’s legendary accommodations don’t stop at the cozy lobby or the distinctive guest rooms (i.e. relaxing, European spa-style bathrooms with claw-foot soaking tubs and in-room gas fireplaces). Destination weddings held at The Edgewater are truly star status. The Olympic Ballroom, featuring panoramic bay views, can seat up to 220, banquet-style. The smaller Terrace Room is perfect for a cocktail hour or small ceremony in front of dramatic eight-foot French doors, presenting the city’s sparkling lights. The intimate Forest Room can accommodate up to 24 guests. The room’s dramatic glass doors open out over the bay to create an open-air feel, setting the scene for a cozy, private affair with close friends and family.

Beyond the luxurious event spaces, The Edgewater offers several wedding packages aimed at taking the anxiety out of coordinating your big day. Their wedding services team can provide you with local options for everything from flowers to photography. Overnight accommodations for the wedding couple and wedding party, event space set-up and tear-down, and a customized menu from Executive Chef Warren Cordoba of Six Seven Restaurant, are all a part of The Edgewater’s inclusive package.

As honored supporters of marriage equality, The Edgewater also offers the “Plunge with Pride” package to engaged gay and lesbian couples who want to celebrate their union with a luxurious celebration under the Seattle skyline.

The Edgewater Hotel intends to surpass all the expectations you have for your destination wedding. With gourmet cuisine, picturesque Seattle landscapes and dancing all night, you and your new spouse are certain to find yourselves taking in the view and wishing you could do it all over again.

This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2015 issue. You can order a copy here.

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