Select a bouquet of flowers with your one and only from the stalls at the Pike Place Market , a year round farmer’s market featuring the best of local produce and food. Established in 1907, the Market covers nine acres and houses more than 200 small businesses –from fisheries to bakeries and more crafts than we can count.
Romance in Seattle never waits for the weather – in fact, we call that drizzle “ambiance.” Haze or shine, make your way to Kerry Park – a local favorite for both picnics and proposals – for an iconic view of the Seattle skyline (we recommend a sunset stroll: you don’t want to miss these city lights).
Hunker down with the food of love and Seattle’s “other” bean, cocoa. Take a lesson in truffle-making and wine tasting at The Chocolate Box. Or better yet, go for a spin on the Tour de Chocolate and visit the city’s premiere chocolatiers.
If historic houses are your fancy, take an overnight trip to Thornewood Castle, known as “the house that love built.” The romance-steeped wedding venue and bed and breakfast, constructed in 1907, was built with the bricks of a 400-year-old English Elizabethan manor and has its very own “Secret Garden”.
Stop and smell the roses at the Woodland Park Rose Garden, adjacent to the Woodland Park Zoo and one of only a handful of certified test gardens in the United States. The two and a half acre setting is home to more than 260 rose varieties, with new hybrids created every year, and doubles as a dreamy wedding venue.
Why We Love This Place
- The Pike Place Market, a locavore’s paradise.
- Kerry Park and a dazzling city lights display.
- Cloud and star gazing at Weather Watch Park.
- Woodland Park Rose Garden: look, love, but (unfortunately) no picking allowed.
- Washington wines. Clean, crisp and giving Napa a run for its money.
- Local coffee. Caffeine for days – or just long enough to whirl you through a wedding weekend.
- Port Townsend, the “Paris of the Northwest” is an easy two hour drive away.