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Tacoma Union Station

Tacoma Union Station

Union Station, a historic train depot constructed in 1910, is one of Tacoma's landmark buildings and a one-of-a-kind venue for weddings of all sizes, including very large weddings. Union Station's focal point is its 90-foot-high central dome, with an interior adorned by coffered plaster and a constellation of recessed lights surrounding a skylight at the top. Original marble walls, patterned terrazzo tile floors, and bronze railings work well together with Chihuly art glass installations embellishing all four sides and hanging from the center to create an amazing wedding space. Its close proximity near hotels, museums and light rail makes it convenient for out-of-town guests.

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Thornewood Castle

Thornewood Castle

No wedding venue in the Pacific Northwest has a more incredible history than Thornewood Castle — a 400-year-old English manor dismantled brick by brick, shipped halfway around the world, and reassembled on the shores of American Lake in Lakewood, with a beautifully designed sunken garden next door. Summertime wedding ceremonies in the garden are gorgeous, taking place amidst statuary and lush plantings, with brick walls and walkways all along the perimeter. But Thornewood shines year-round, and with its oak-paneled Great Hall, lavishly decorated with oil paintings, statuary and medieval stained glass windows, there's no better rainy-day venue for indoor ceremonies and receptions.

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Museum of Glass

Museum of Glass

Museum of Glass, in downtown Tacoma, is a uniquely Tacoma wedding venue featuring unusual architectural elements and loaded with art glass by Tacoma native Dale Chihuly and other world-renowned artists. Outdoors, three large plazas each offer unique views on large-scale glass installations, the Thea Foss Waterway, Tacoma cityscapes, Port of Tacoma shipping and manufacturing facilities, and the Museum's own unique architecture, highlighted by the iconic 90-foot-tall Hotshop Cone. Indoors, the 6,900-square-foot Grand Hall can accommodate weddings of up to 500 guests, who can explore current exhibitions in Museum of Glass galleries and even watch live glass-blowing exhibitions.

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Chambers Bay Golf Course

Chambers Bay Golf Course

Chambers Bay may be best known for its top-notch golf experience, considering the Scottish links-style course is host of the 2015 U.S. Open. It's also a spectacular wedding venue. Perched on the edge of a steep hill, the huge patio and white tented pavilion are perfectly situated for enjoying the incredible views of the Puget Sound, nearby islands, and on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. Down the hill, huge concrete remnants of the land's former use as a gravel mine make for fascinating photos. A curving pedestrian bridge spans railroad tracks to provide access to a rocky beach, beautiful at day and night. To top it off, there's no better venue for sunset weddings than Chambers Bay.

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Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Gardens

"Lakewold" is a Middle English term meaning "lake-woods," and that's a fitting description for Lakewold Gardens, a premier wedding venue located in Lakewood. Its centerpiece, the Wagner House, is a historic Georgian-style mansion that sits high on a bluff overlooking Gravelly Lake. It's surrounded by 10 acres of private, manicured gardens featuring rare and native plants, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples, a long brickwalk flanked by boxwood parterre beds and topiary, quatrefoil-shaped pool, gazebo teahouse, brick veranda with wisteria-covered terraces, and an impressive collection of statuary.

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Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum is located in the heart of the Museum District in downtown Tacoma. Although WSHM is in a modern building, its brick and metal design — the winner of an architectural competition — was inspired by historic Union Station next door and the warehouses- turned-classrooms of the UW-Tacoma campus across the street. More than any other, WSHM conveys a real sense of height, from the bottom of its concrete outdoor amphitheater to the top of its vaulted, arched ceiling that soars over the three-story vertical space where indoor ceremonies and receptions take place. An adjacent light rail station provides convenient and free rides from nearby hotels.

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Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

For the best views of Mt. Rainier from Tacoma, the award goes to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. On a clear day, weddings on the large, circular Pacific Rim Plaza look over the hilly, tree-lined neighborhoods of North Tacoma all the way to Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. The lush Asian Forest Sanctuary provides great portrait opportunities and makes for a great cocktail hour site — you can even arrange for a tiger feeding! Or go for something totally different with a wedding in front of the shark tank in the South Pacific Aquarium, and stingray petting for guest entertainment later.

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Rock Creek Gardens

Rock Creek Gardens

Rock Creek Gardens is a peaceful wedding venue that feels secluded despite being located just a mile's drive from busy Meridian Ave in Puyallup. Its terraced lawn, separated by a massive block wall and grand staircase, ends at a tuscan-columned pergola with a backdrop of evergreens and a peekaboo Mt. Rainier. The beautifully landscaped grounds blend Pacific Northwest and English Garden styles, and include a large waterfall-fed pond, all of which provide a terrific variety of photo ops. A brick family home at the upper end of the property houses a top-notch bridal suite, and at the lower end is a large tented pavilion perfect or wedding receptions.

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