Bastyr University is a religious wedding venue for couples looking to marry in the greater Seattle, Washington area. This classic venue features a European-style chapel dating back to 1958 with ceilings nearly five-stories tall. Couples will find this wedding venue located seven minutes from Juanita Beach Park in the Seattle area.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 500 guests to their wedding at this shining venue. The chapel at Bastyr University can seat 275 guests in the pews and choir loft. With additional chairs, the venue holds it maximum number of guests for a wedding. Couples can exchange their vows on a stage with a backdrop of columns built into the wall and a golden mural. The top of the mural features a white dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit in a religious context. This venue gleams with the light streaming through 31 handcrafted stained-glass windows in a rainbow of colors. The glass mosaic of artwork throws beautiful patterns of sunlight around this venue on a sunny day. After dark, circular chandeliers overhead add illumination. The space is abundant in wooden accents and bright colors, the perfect classic location for a couple’s wedding day.
This venue welcomes all couples looking for a ceremony location. The couples are also invited to take pictures in and around the chapel on their special day. For weddings, couples will have the option of getting ready in a bridal suite at Bastyr University. There are two private rooms so that the couple is guaranteed the privacy they need before they begin their lives together. They can take the time to relax and prepare with close family and members of the wedding party. The staff at this chapel offers lighting and sound services for a couple’s wedding to ensure they can be seen and heard by every guest in attendance. A wedding coordinator is available to couples who wish to have additional help with their ceremony. Wireless Internet keeps guests connected throughout the day and free onsite parking makes traveling to this venue simple and convenient.
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Jade Chan · Married on 05/10/2019
Perfect for couples who want a BEAUTIFUL wedding (and on a budget!).
Perfect for couples who want a BEAUTIFUL wedding (and on a budget!).Sent on 10/11/2019
If you want a royal wedding, HERE YOU GO! We loved hosting our special wedding day at Bastyr University Chapel! We absolutely adored the venue, and our guests did too! Thank you Emma for all your help during rehearsal and during the event to ensure all the equipment and everything was working flawlessly. We loved it and appreciate all the memories.
We choose this chapel for its incredible beauty, all inclusivity equipment, beautiful location and budget. We wanted to spend less time on things like decor and setting up tables/av, and more time with our loved ones.
Best pros which saved us a ton of time and funds.
1) No decor needed - the chapel is already gorgeous, and so is the exterior if you want some photos/videos
2) Equipment included - mics, av, stand, chairs, check-in tables, table cloths, brooms, changing rooms, table cloths, etc.
3) Amazing floor space and acoustics: We had lots of bollywood style dancing and performances so floor space and acoustics were important!
4) Serene - In the middle of a state park (perfect for fall, winter or summer)
Free parking for all your guests!
5) Someone on sight to help ensure things run smoothly (note, this is a staff member, and not a wedding coordinator or technician)
6) Fits up to 200+ people do you don't have to compromise on the guestlist. We only had around 80 max to keep it intimate as we wanted to interact with everyone.
7) Affordable price - We would probably not have had a wedding if venue prices were any higher! Honestly this is a great deal.
- Strict no food policy, though the cafeteria is right. I wish they allowed us to at least serve cake/dessert outside within the time frame as it's a cultural tradition. We brought water bottles for our guests.
Instead of a traditional ceremony followed by reception, we had an intimate party the day prior at our apartment lounge with food.
Cost as of 10/2019 is $1400 for summer-Oct, and $1100 for winter months. $250 deposit. This was one of the best prices when we were shopping around. Alternatives were community centers but they required us to do all the setup and decor, which we didn't want to burden our loved ones with.
Absolutely Recommend for any couple who wants a BEAUTIFUL wedding (and on a budget!).
Bastyr University's reply:Jade and Deeshen! Your wedding was so beautiful and such a celebration of your love for each other and your community. Thank you for the beautiful and thorough review. I was honored to be able to witness your wedding, and I am so happy that everything went so well! Wishing you joy and happiness in your future together.
Inesa Kos · Married on 05/04/2019
This place was everything I dreamed my wedding to be in reference to “going to the chapel to get married” It was exceptionally beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful the entire process!Sent on 06/19/2019
Bastyr University's reply:It was such a pleasure to have you and Ben here for your special day. Your wedding was so beautiful- thank you for the photos! We wish you all the happiness for your future together.
Pam · Married on 04/28/2018
Unique, Beautiful and Perfect Chapel for a Wedding to Remember
This is a European style Chapel in Kenmore that is perfect for anyone's wedding day including mine! I dreamed of having a church wedding but this chapel was beyond my dreams! Thank you to the wonderful staff there to make my ceremony go on without a problem. The AV equipment, such as the microphones and music player were wonderful have at no extra charge. Free parking for my guests was so nice to not have added charges for them. Again thank you for making my wedding ceremony the thing of dreams!Sent on 12/26/2018
Bastyr University's reply:Hi Pam,
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Bastyr University is a spectacularly great venue. The chapel has superb acoustics. You won't find anything quite like this in the Puget Sound region. I highly recommend.