Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Great Hall at Green Lake -- Another Gem in North Seattle for Weddings

This is the view of the Ballroom facing south to Green Lake.
One of the many possible ways to situate the ceremony.
Several months ago, Kent and I were participating in a wedding show and I heard two brides talking about this "new" venue in Green Lake.  That's all I could gather from my "eavesdropping" and inquiries but I have been curious about exactly where and what the mysterious Green Lake venue is.  (We are located in this area so were keenly interested in it.)

Last week, out of the blue, Shelby Sewell of Foodz Catering and Acalia introduced me to Nelda Danz, explaining she was a co-owner and facility coordinator for The Great Hall at Green Lake!  (I love it when things like this happen.  So we quickly made arrangements to meet at the hall.)

OK ... where is it?  7220 Woodlawn Avenue NE, Seattle 98115.  It's on the same street as Rosita's (love their chile colorado) and Mockingbird Books (a children's bookstore), just a block north of Green Lake and the Green Lake Library.  It is a three-story brick building that was originally a church so it has a stately grace.  Over the last few years, it has been restored and is ready for celebrating. 

Looking from the Fireside Room to the Stage in the Ballroom
The Ballroom (2,000 square feet) is spacious and can hold up to 286 people, while contiguous Fireside Room (700 square feet) is cozy for a more intimate wedding, providing a space for any size occasion.  I loved the high ceilings, the great chandeliers, the airiness and the light.  There is also a stage, which could be used for the ceremony.  There are really a number of options possible.

The Fireside Room set for a ceremony!
There is also a comfortable "bride's room," which is also a bonus (available for a small additional fee).  

A small kitchen is available so you can bring in your catering company of choice.

To schedule your tour, contact Nelda at 206.854.6025 or at  (You'll love her as much as we did!)

And we would be delighted to officiate there!!!  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our


Gayle said...

What a beautiful venue, and I'd never heard of it until reading your Facebook post which led me to this. Thanks for sharing. Seems to me like they should host a wedding open house there and include some vendors who would LOVE to work with them. ;-)

Patricia Stimac and Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiants said...

I always love open houses!!! You can count me in.