Weddings

WEDDINGS AT ISLANDWOOD

A Magical Pacific Northwest

Destination Wedding Location

 

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Overview

IslandWood is the quintessential rustic Pacific Northwest backdrop for your destination wedding. A convenient 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, we offer exclusive use of our gorgeous, private, and tranquil 250-acre property. You and your guests can roam and explore our forested trails, pond, meadow, garden, two treehouses, suspension bridge and canopy tower. The natural beauty of our property is surpassed only by the simple, thoughtful elegance of our kitchen’s cuisine. And you can feel good knowing that by having your wedding at IslandWood, you’re supporting exceptional environmental education. What could be better than creating the memories of a lifetime while making positive change in the world?

A Magical Wedding in the Woods

Weddings at IslandWood are pretty magical. Take a peek at this video and we think you’ll agree.

 

Video courtesy of CC Films.

Planning: Delivering Peace of Mind

We only host one wedding per weekend – intentionally – so that you and your guests have our undivided attention. A dedicated planner from our team will work side-by-side with you to bring your vision to life. We’re obsessed with the details and the little touches that create memorable, magical moments. Once your day arrives, we’ll have planned and organized to perfection, allowing you the space to relax and truly be present for your celebration.

 

 

“We had over 100 guests and all of them wished the weekend wouldn’t end. And, all of them (including us) hope that someone else we know gets married at IslandWood so we can go back and experience the magic again.”

– Bride

Dining: Thoughtful Food is Love

Every bite matters. This simple yet highly intentional philosophy guides Chef Jim White’s approach to dining at your wedding. Together with you, we create personalized menus that are served family style and showcase local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients, including some items fresh from our garden. Our kitchen specializes in meeting a wide range of dietary needs and preferences with inspiration and creativity.

Accommodations: Your Loved Ones, All Together

Having your wedding at IslandWood means keeping all your guests together, in one place, for your entire weekend. A true destination wedding location, your guests can park their cars, drop their bags, and never need to go anywhere else. Our four sleeping lodges combine the comfort of modern accommodations with the natural rustic beauty of the Northwest and can sleep up to 200 guests. Every lodge has a spacious great room with a fireplace and seating for gathering, game-playing, reading, and relaxing. Our Guest Cottage is included in the wedding site fee and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room with a stone fireplace and kitchenette. All beds on our property are made up with organic cotton bedding for a dreamy nights sleep!

A wedding couples celebrates in the Great Hall.

Spaces: Where Memories are Made

There are so many beautiful spaces at IslandWood for you to create magical moments. Between our Dining Hall, Great Hall, Welcome Center, Art Studio, Friendship Circle Campfire, Garden, Meadow, and trails there are so many gorgeous places to bring together your guests to celebrate!

“We had a slideshow at the friendship circle, music in the creaky tree meadow, and a DJ with dancing in the great hall. All of it worked flawlessly.”

– Wedding Guest

Music at the Friendship Circle.
A forest trail at IslandWood.

Activities: A Getaway for You and Your Guests

Hiking, trail running, garden tours, canopy tower climbing, scavenger hunts, art activities, and yoga are all available right on our property. And kayaking, sailing, fishing, paddleboarding, beach wandering, mountain biking, and miles and miles of more hiking are available within minutes of IslandWood. We can also arrange for pampering – massage, hair, nails – on site so that you and your guests can enjoy slowing down after your adventures.

 

 

“We were so lucky to attend a wedding here. Ideally suited for all the various guests a wedding draws–young and old, couples, singles, and families. The food was fantastic and varied, the setting is beautiful, and activities abound right on site.”

– Wedding Guest

A couple looking into each other's eyes on the Suspension Bridge.

Social Good

By choosing to have your wedding at IslandWood, you’re not only selecting an amazing venue, you’re changing the world for good! The events we host help generate the critical resources necessary to ensure that all students and schools, regardless of their capacity to pay, can participate in our environmental education programs. By having your wedding here, you’re creating a positive impact that will be felt far beyond your wedding day.

 

 

“I was so grateful that the money we spent on our wedding was going to a cause that helps other people and the world around us.”

– Wedding Couple

We Love All Love

At IslandWood, we celebrate and welcome the love of all couples. Inclusion and equity are pillars of our organization and we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space where everyone is honored, valued, and respected. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status.

 

 

@IslandWoodWeddings

IslandWood creates a stunning backdrop for all your photo opportunities. Check out our wedding Instagram account to see all the different ways your wedding will be magical at IslandWood.

 

 

Named to Brides.com “Top 10 Nature Preserves & Summer Camps that Double as Wedding Venues” List

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Let's Talk!

Complete our Request Information Form to tell us more about what you’re looking for or email us at weddings@islandwood.org anytime. We can set up a day at your convenience to tour our property, but in the meantime, here’s a virtual tour to get you started!

 

 

Photography Credits

We are lucky to have amazing photographers in the Seattle area who will capture your celebration with beauty and grace. Thank you to Stefan & Audrey, A Fist Full of Bolts, LightPhoria and Robert Dashiell for sharing the photos on this page.