Celebrate your special day at Dunn Gardens, a 1915 Olmsted-designed historic garden located just north of downtown Seattle. Our 7.5 acres of luscious Northwest native plants, meandering paths, and a peek-a-boo view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains never cease to amaze guests. This is truly the most beautiful garden in Seattle!
There are many reasons to choose Dunn Gardens for your wedding, but one of the nicest things about celebrating here is that we only do one wedding per week, allowing you and your vendors to begin set-up on Thursday with a final clean-up on Monday.
Our weddings range in size from small ceremonies of just 2, to large events of 300. We are flexible and always enjoy working with couples to create the wedding of their dreams.
Why would you choose Dunn Gardens?: Privacy, personalized service, and your choice of location for the ceremony that provides a variety of scenic and natural opportunities for photographs.
4 Reviews for Dunn Gardens
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jennifer Lee · Married on 08/17/2019
Amazing private gardens - an outdoor wedding gem!
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, look no further. Dunn Gardens was the venue of our dreams from the moment we first saw it. It's a huge hidden series of gardens in north Seattle. The venue was very private, secluded, yet easily accessible for guests. We had days beforehand on site to set up and a free day afterwards to break everything down, which helped us save money because we can do a lot of decorating and setup/breakdown ourselves and did not need to hire others to do it. The event was magical. There are some restrictions that may make this venue not right for you. For example, street parking is limited, you can't amplify music late at night, and you'll need to bring your own lights if you'll be in the gardens after sunset. You need to bring EVERYTHING in, and I mean everything: we rented a bathroom trailer; rented and had delivered tables, chairs, and lawn games; had a caterer bring all the food; and provided our own alcohol (this was a huge plus that we could bring in our own booze--we saved a ton of money). It's worth talking with the garden staff to understand the restrictions. If your dream wedding fits within those restrictions, you will love this venue. The gardens make for gorgeous natural backgrounds. Do warn your photographer to amp up the vividness of the photos to avoid everything green looking washed out.Sent on 06/12/2020
Dunn Gardens's reply:Thank you, Jennifer! It was wonderful seeing all your friends and family having so much fun at your wedding. A gorgeous event!
Terri Price · Married on 01/08/2019
I photographed a wedding at Dunn Gardens
I photographed a wedding at Dunn Gardens. The venue is a hidden gem in Seattle and truly spectacular. It feels a bit like stepping into The Secret Garden! So many hidden nooks and paths to photograph in.Sent on 06/17/2020
Elizabeth Bestgen · Married on 07/22/2017
A Secret Garden Wedding!
My Husband and I were engaged to be married and on the hunt for a beautiful garden in the Seattle area. I knew I wanted a secret garden feel on my wedding day. After searching for the perfect location, Dunn Gardens presented itself to me. Eager to go explore the grounds, I booked an appointment to visit with Carolyn. From the moment we arrived at the gardens we knew that was it! We were guided through the grounds with Carolyn who was equally as delightful as the garden in full bloom. She was warm, attentive, helpful and genuinely wanted us to have the best experience possible on the biggest day of our lives! From the first time we visited the garden, to all the logistics in between and the day of our wedding we received the best customer service working with the Dunn Garden team! One of my favorite aspects of being married here is that we can visit the Dunn Garden and team and reminisce on all the memories from our wedding day!
Sent on 06/13/2020
Dunn Gardens's reply:Thank you, Elizabeth! It was a beautiful day and wedding. I look forward to you both visiting on your anniversary.
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COVID tying you up? Escape to Dunn Gardens this summer for a safer wedding! We'll offer you 25% off our normal prices if you book your outdoor wedding, elopement, rehearsal dinner, or ceremony in our beautiful gardens. Call for details!