The Edgewater

Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-7000
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Average Base Cost: $24,000

Average base cost for an Edgewater wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony and reception using applicable rental fees and food and beverage minimums, below. Entertainment, flowers, valet, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, wedding coordinator, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and tax is included.

*Prices subject to change


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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: None

What’s Included:

  • Complimentary 1-night stay for the Wedding Couple
  • Complimentary full menu tasting of selected menu prior to wedding
  • Complimentary cake cutting
  • Dance floor (18’x18′)
  • Decorative candles
  • Selection of linen colors
  • Place settings, including china, silverware, and stemware
  • Reception Facility for up to six hours
  • Set-up, clean-up, and tear-down of the room
  • Complimentary rehearsal

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Food: A sample of their menu items along with prices is below

Hors D’Oeuvres

Minimum order of two dozen per selection. Priced per dozen*.

Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with cocktail sauce / 51

Tuna Tataki with cucumber and red curry aïoli / 49

Dungeness Crab Salad with black truffle avocado mousse / 56

Fried Coconut Shrimp / 50

Moroccan Chicken Lollipop / 50

Mushroom Profiterole / 50

Miniature Crab Cakes / 54

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Plated Dinners

vine ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil oil and aged balsamic vinegar

toasted almonds, goat cheese and tangerine-honey dressing


Caprese Salad (May – September)

vine ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil oil and aged balsamic vinegar

Mixed Field Greens

toasted almonds, goat cheese and tangerine-honey dressing

Caesar Salad

romaine leaves, shaved reggiano cheese, focaccia croutons, eggless caesar vinaigrette

Apples & Watercress with double cream brie, granny smith and red delicious apples, shaved red radishes, apple ale vinaigrette

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Photo by Northern Lights Photography


Maximum of two entrées selections. Price point based on higher priced entrée selection. 

Includes: salad, entrée, fresh rolls, Zoka coffee, decaffeinated coffee, assorted Tazo teas

Pepper Crusted Filet of Beef / $76 per person

parsley horseradish puree, heirloom carrots, glazed shallots, black peppercorn sauce

Roasted Pork Tenderloin /$67 per person

shiitake bread pudding, caramel granny smith apple, calvados sauce

10 oz. Garlic Brushed Sirloin Steak / $69 per person

goat cheese potatoes, caramelized garlic, buttered baby carrots, black truffle essence

Crispy Breast of Chicken /$62 per person

goat cheese dumplings, midnight tomatoes, roasted asparagus, tarragon wild mushroom cream

Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon /$72 per person

lemon risotto, asparagus spears, fennel confit, cherry tomatoes, butter sauce

Spice Crusted Tuna Ahi /$76 per person

coconut rice, napa cabbage, oyster mushrooms, pineapple relish, soy reduction

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Photo by Kristen Honeycutt | Event styling by Perfectly Posh Events

Vegetarian options

Truffle Risotto & Goat Cheese Cake

smoked tomato ratatouille, balsamic syrup, micro basil

Black Truffle Beggars Purses

asparagus tips, candied tomatoes, herbed 5 cheese fondue

Cedar Plank Tofu

rainbow potatoes, forager mushrooms, asparagus, tomato, truffle cream, blackberry honey

NOTE: Reception displays and carving stations are also available in addition to the plated-dinner options. You may bring in your own cake.

*You can expect to average around 3-4 appetizers per guest. So if you’re having 125 guests and you need 4 apps per guest, you would need around 41 dozen appetizers

Beverage: They currently offer a consumption bar, with prices ranging from $8-$11 per drink. For a 5-hour reception you can expect an average of 6 drinks per person.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside (the Ballroom has a large terrace)

Size: Up to 200 guests. You can see the floorplan for the Ballroom and Terrace, below.

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Bridal Suite: This would be your room

Parking: Valet parking is available for $20/car for the duration of the event

How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally Grams would stay at the hotel, which is a short walk from Bell Harbor International Conference Center, the Bell Street Pier, and lots of shops. Rooms start at around $170/night.

Party On! Events can go until midnight in the Ballroom

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The Report: 

The Edgewater is Seattle’s only waterfront (and over-water) hotel, with views of Elliott Bay, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle Skyline. The four-story building was initially built for Seattle’s World Fair in 1962, and actually hosted The Beatles in 1964 during the height of “Beatlemania.” A famous photo of them fishing from their hotel rooms was actually captured here.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I like the non-corporate, modern yet still rustic vibe of this hotel and the rooms. It’s a combo you don’t often see in bigger hotel chains, which means it will have more of an Inn/Lodge feel while still offering size for your guests (it has 223 guestrooms). And while I’m not a big fan of carpet in ballrooms, the amazing view pretty much guarantees nobody will be looking down! I would stick to a smaller guest list for this venue (125 and under) so you can take advantage of the terrace as much as possible in the warmer months. Even though there is a consumption bar vs. a flat hourly rate (my preferred choice), the total catering costs are on par with the area. And the no venue rental fee is a big plus. Keep in mind, however, that there is also a valet fee of $20/car that you would most likely want to cover for your guests, so be sure to budget for that as well.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 10
Layout 8
Location 10
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

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