Get Hitched on Hood Canal — 5 Wedding Worthy Locations with a View


1. The Pavilion at Sentry Park

Whether you want a garden courtyard or ballroom-style wedding, The Pavilion provides options for both. Photo courtesy: The Pavilion.

Whether you want to wed in a stunning garden courtyard or prefer The Pavilion’s elegant ballroom, this historic Shelton event center has become a popular destination for weddings of all kinds.

And this beautiful venue boats everything you need to bring your special day to life — especially if you plan on hosting a crowd. With theater style seating available for more than 500 and dining seating for up to 400, The Pavilion can accommodate weddings for couples with large families and lots of friends. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of parking.

In addition to the venue’s ample room, newlyweds-to-be will also appreciate The Pavilion’s commercial kitchen, sound system, video projector, screen, stage and more.

Visit The Pavilion’s website for more information, including a photo gallery of the grounds, ballroom and more.

2. Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman

Skokomish Park provides a majestic setting for a wedding. Photo courtesy: Benj Haisch via Skokomish Park.

Outdoorsy couples with a love for each other and the outdoors will swoon over the rustic, backwoods setting offered at Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman. Here, you and your sweetie can embrace the natural beauty of a less traditional wedding.

After the party, you and your guests can take to your tents or enjoy the comforts of civilization by booking a room nearby at The Waterfront at Potlatch, which offers a large variety of lodging options from king size suites to RV sites.

And because Skokomish Park and the Waterfront at Potlatch are just a stone’s throw away from a public boat launch, restaurants, Lucky Dog Casino, and miles upon miles of outdoor recreation opportunities, your wedding guests may choose to extend their stay and continue the celebration, long after the ceremony is over.

For more information about weddings at Skokomish Park, visit Skokomish Park’s website.

3. Robin Hood Village Resort

At Robin Hood Village Resort, the venue is as enchanting as the name suggests. Photo courtesy: Robin Hood Village Resort.

This stunning resort is as charming and fairytale-like as the name suggests. Situated on nine acres of Hood Canal forestlands, Robin Hood Village Resort offers a rustic setting that’s a short, 40-minute drive away from Olympia. On-site amenities include everything you need for an enchanting wedding including a creekside chapel, a white reception tent and dance floor, waterfront access (with a private dock), and more.

While the venue accommodates as many as 120 guests, reservation of Robin Hood Village Resort includes 13 private cottages (10 of which feature hot tubs!) for you and your wedding party and family members to enjoy over your wedding weekend (three days, two nights). On-site catering is also available upon request.

It’s your wedding — relax and have fun while building memories you’ll never forget. For more information about Robin Hood Village Resort, including cost, visit Robin Hood Village Resort online or call 360-898-2163.

4. Alderbrook Resort and Spa

Getting hitched? Consider one of these Hood Canal wedding destinations. Photo courtesy: Alderbrook Resort & Spa.

If you’re dreaming of a fairytale style wedding, look no further than Alderbrook Resort and Spa. Whether you want a formal ceremony or relaxed beachfront wedding, Alderbrook Resort’s versatile facility and grounds can accommodate a wide variety of weddings. With a variety of wedding packages to choose from, Alderbrook Resort takes the guesswork out of planning your special day, offering everything from tableware and linens to a dance floor and hosted bar service, just to name a few. Have a special request? Alderbrook Resort can likely make your dream a reality.

What’s more, because Alderbrook Resort is also a spa, the bride, groom and wedding party can prepare for the big day with a variety of rejuvenating services. After the wedding is over, the wedding party does not need to travel far to settle in for a good night’s rest. Simply book a room at the resort then continue the celebration the next day with a round of golf, a dip in the pool, or an outdoor excursion.

Start planning your big day by taking the first step and contact Alderbrook Resort and Spa online or by calling 360-898-2200.

5. Chateau Schafer

Chateau Schafer, established in 1927, is a private event space on the shores of Hood Canal that boasts everything you need for a fairytale wedding. Photo courtesy: Chateau Schafer.

Established in 1927, this stunning venue has been dubbed the “Castle of the Canal” — and with good reason. Located in Union, Chateau Schafer is an enchanting stone castle boasting scenic views of the water and mountains. What’s more, if the bride and groom are looking to make a grandiose arrival, they can do so either by boat or seaplane thanks to the venue’s private waterfront and dock.

In addition to these exquisite features, the estate also comes outfitted with most of the supplies you’ll need for your big day, including elegant table settings, stemware and more. And because Chateau Schafer operates in partnership with Hood Canal Events, the bride and groom will enjoy the ease of planning their big day with the help of an experienced wedding planner.

For rates and more information or to set up an appointment with a Hood Canal Events’ wedding planner, visit Chateau Schafer online or call 360-898-1500.

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