Are all things better with age? When it comes to Seattle and the city’s wedding venue roll call, there is a very good chance that a building’s number of years and its awe factor truly go hand in hand. A coastal metropolis with some seriously striking urban venues (don’t even get us started on the Seattle Art Museum. Making vows alongside Monet? Sure, why not.), the city is also home to several historic landmarks. Check out the Great Hall at Union Station, for example. Built in 1911, restored in 1999, and home to a barrel-vaulted ceiling, stone pilasters (read: awe-inspiring columns) and antique tile floors. And what about the Stimson-Green Mansion? We’d love to have this venue to ourselves for an evening for the fully functioning fireplace alone, not to mention free reign over rooms ranging in architectural influence from Tudor to Renaissance. Can you imagine the photos? Of course, last, but never least is Sodo Park. A revamped and comfortably modern connection with Seattle’s long-gone industrial era, this building is 7,500 square feet of adaptable floor space, exposed woodwork and high ceilings with a healthy side of character. Or, in a word, breathtaking.
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