Golden Gardens Bathhouse Wedding // Maria + Ryan


We’re very excited to share Maria and Ryan’s Golden Gardens Bathhouse wedding!

At the start of their special day, Maria and Ryan arrived at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. This historic church is located in the University District of Seattle, WA and was founded in 1908. As they prepared for their day, Maria had her hair and makeup done by Nicole Grose at Offwhite Makeup. Maria’s gorgeous dress was from the Luce Sposa collection at Christinna’s Bridal. Alongside her dress, Maria wore white ankle boots with a pointed toe. But equally elegant was Ryan’s black tuxedo and bow tie. 

In addition to the bride and groom, the bridesmaids were dressed for the occasion as well. The bridesmaids wore forest green dresses. On Maria and Ryan’s wedding day there was a light snow. As the bride approached the church, she layered a cropped white fur jacket over her wedding dress. The couple and their wedding party used clear plastic umbrellas to sheild the snow. Besides her umbrella, Maria also held a white and pink floral bouquet by Floravore

First off, their ceremony began with Maria walking down the aisleway. As she walked down the aisle, her train and veil cascaded behind her. Their ceremony was witnessed by their family and friends. Finally, the couple shared their vows and commitments to one another. They shared a kiss and signed their marriage certificate. 

After their ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed over to the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Their reception was held inside the Golden Gardens Bathhouse. Furthermore, this bathhouse is a City of Seattle indoor venue that is popularly rented for weddings and receptions. Once the wedding party was settled in, everyone enjoyed dinner prepared by Pacific Northwest Catering.   

Suprisingly, when they shared their first dance, Ryan picked up Maria and spun her around. Maria wasn’t the only one wearing country-inspired boots! Clad in boots, other loved ones joined Maria on the dance floor for some country line dancing. Thus, the party continued into the evening with even more dancing!

Next up, it was time for Maria and Ryan to cut their three-tiered white wedding cake from Honeycrumb. Amazingly, Honeycrumb creates all of their decorative flowers by hand using sugar! They create the sugar flowers in their Queen Anne studio and strive to keep this art form alive! With their first piece sliced, they fed each other a bite and laughed. Another treat was provided at the dessert table though. The couple included a three-tiered dessert tray of Hershey kisses! One more treat they provided their guests with, was a fun and special wedding day crossword puzzle. 

Our team at Sound Originals was honored to be a part of Maria & Ryan’s wedding. Please enjoy their photos!

Golden Gardens Bathhouse Photos

Golden Gardens Bathhouse Rental

The Golden Gardens Bathhouse is an indoor venue that can be rented from the City of Seattle. Located in the Ballard neighborhood, this brick building is located on the shorelines of Seattle’s waterfront. Further, if you are planning to have seating for your guests, then this venue can accommodate up to one hundred and forty guests. Along with your rental, they provide tables and chairs. If you want to check out this venue for yourself, they offer drop-in tours on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

To move forward with a booking, you must complete an application. Before submitting an application, it is a good idea to review the insurance requirements for your rental. Once your application is submitted, the City of Seattle estimates that you’ll hear back from them within fourteen business days. This fabulous brick shelter was built in the 1930’s. However, it has been updated with a heating system making it usable throughout winter.

Golden Gardens Shelter 2

Golden Gardens is a public park in Seattle, WA. Included in the park are wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, and playgrounds. Of note are the picnic areas at Golden Gardens. The City of Seattle accepts picnic applications on a first-come-first-served basis. Obviously, that means that you need to plan in advance if you want to land a booked picnic area or picnic shelter. Ideally, you will want to book an outdoor venue during a time of year when the weather is nice.

In this case, you may want to consider Shelter 2 at Golden Gardens. Of note, is the affordability of this rental. The full day fee is only one hundred and twenty dollars! In the event you wanted an outdoor reception, then Shelter 2 might be the best choice. Worth mentioning is the large capacity of this space. It can hold up to one hundred people. Significantly, it is important to note that all eight tables are unsheltered tables. But don’t delay! The Seattle Times reports that these picnic shelters get booked every day of the year!

Golden Gardens Bath House Wedding

The Golden Gardens Bathhouse is a popular choice for a beachside wedding venue in Seattle. The City of Seattle’s rental brochure shows that the pricing is $200 per hour with an eight hour minimum from Fridays-Sundays. At that rate, the total rental cost is $1,600. That price is a bargain compared to most wedding venues! If your wedding is Monday-Thursday, then the rental minimum is four hours. The available rental hours are 6:00am-9:30pm, so your wedding cannot go too late into the evening when using the Bathhouse. 

Additionally, there are some other fees worth mentioning. The non-refundable booking fee is $30.25. The maintenance fee is $150 and the alcohol fee is $75. The refundable damage deposit is $250-$500. Here Come the Guide has a gallery of photos from past weddings at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse. If you love the Pacific Northwest, then you will love this venue!


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