Weddings

WEDDINGS AT ISLANDWOOD

A Magical Pacific Northwest

Outdoor Wedding Venue

 

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Overview

IslandWood is the quintessential rustic Pacific Northwest backdrop for your destination wedding. A 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, our 250-acre property is gorgeous, private, and tranquil. 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 justice-oriented environmental education programs. What could be better than creating the memories of a lifetime while making positive change in the world? Outdoor wedding venue.

wedding couple on a bridge at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
bridal party at a treehouse at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

Our Wedding Options

Whether you’re dreaming of a weekend-long celebration or an intimate elopement, we have a wedding package catered to your vision and budget! Learn more about each of our wedding options below.

Escape to IslandWood for an unforgettable wedding celebration. Our weekday wedding package is the perfect opportunity to gather an intimate group of your loved ones for the quintessential Pacific Northwest wedding – at a fraction of our typical wedding cost! Please note that this package is limited to parties of up to 30 people, in alignment with current COVID-19 regulations.

Plan a celebration that’s as unique as you are with a dreamy elopement wedding at IslandWood! Our elopement package is an intimate, cost-effective way to celebrate your love on our magical wooded campus. Please note that the elopement package is limited to parties of up to 14 people in total.

Healthy & Safety

Your safety, as well as the safety of our staff, is of the utmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring federal and state guidelines to provide a healthy and safe experience for you and your guests. Learn more about our policies & procedures here.

A wedding couple embraces on the suspension bridge at IslandWood.

Planning: Delivering Peace of Mind

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

a wedding couple dance by the pond at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
A table at IslandWood set with plates, a candle, a vase with a fern in it, and a basket of bread. Hands are visible on either side of the table, picking up silverware and wine glasses at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

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, seasonal, 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, whether for a day or for an 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 site fee for each of our wedding packages 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!

wedding guests outside a lodge at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
The Dining Hall at IslandWood. Three long tables are sewt with chairs and table settings. There are arrangements of greenery and florals above each table. Sunlight is streaming in from the windows behind the tables at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

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 at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
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Change the World for Good

By choosing to have your wedding at IslandWood, you’re not only selecting an amazing venue, you’re helping create a more sustainable and equitable planet! 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 justice-oriented 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

Wedding Couple on Suspension Bridge at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
A forest trail at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

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. Check out a full menu of facilitator-led activities here.

“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 wedding couple in a meadow at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
a wedding couple's hands at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

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.

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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.

a wedding couple in the living machine at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
a wedding couple in sunglasses at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

Named to Brides.com's list of Top 10 Nature Preserves & Summer Camps that Double as Wedding Venues

“A big part of the reason why my partner and I wanted to get married at IslandWood is because the space is built upon the idea of inclusivity, community, and discovery.”

– Wedding Couple

a romantic shot of a wedding couple at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue
a wedding couple faces away from the camera with their arms outstretched in the Great Hall at IslandWood, an Outdoor Wedding Venue

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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, Marcela Pulido, Julie Morgan Photography, and Robert Dashiell for sharing the photos on this page.

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While the weddings we host are currently limited by state guidelines, we are still booking smaller celebrations (for up to 30 people total), and weddings of all sizes for the future!