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Foss Waterway Seaport

Tacoma, Washington View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
5 reviews
Up to 350 guests

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Up to 350 guests

Foss Waterway Seaport is a breathtaking wedding venue located on the water in Tacoma, Washington. You can get married in the historic Balfour Dock building with panoramic views of the Thea Foss Waterway, Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, and the Tacoma city skyline. The venue is fully customizable to fit your wedding style, theme and needs. You even have the option to travel to your wedding by boat. The Seaport offers 1,200 lineal feet of side-tie guest moorage with secured access to the dock.

Facility and Capacity
Foss Waterway Seaport can accommodate weddings of up to 350 people. You can choose to host your wedding ceremony and reception outdoors overlooking the water or indoors within the beautiful building that has 420 feet of waterfront esplanade. You can also host any of your other wedding events including a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, engagement party, or elopement.

The interior of the building has dramatic windows from floor to ceiling with intricate bridge truss-style ceilings that soar 55 feet high. The views of the active waterfront area provide a great background for your event. The restored and upgraded outdoor esplanade spans the length of the dock building with plenty of space to host your ceremony or serve as a social gathering space.

Services Offered
Experienced staff members will be with you every step of the way when planning your special day, and even be on hand the day of the wedding to offer assistance and ensure everything runs smoothly. Foss Waterway Seaport has a preffered catering list and offers tables and chairs (for up to 300 guests).

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,200

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$50

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$50

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Marina
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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    Annie M. Married on 09/14/2019
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    Great Venue!

    Amber was incredible to work with! She was responsive, professional, and had staff to support us when things had to be altered last minute. Many of our guests want to have their weddings at the Foss Waterway Seaport after attending ours!

    Foss Waterway Seaport's reply:

    Hi Annie, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! Your wedding was beautiful and your guests were charming. We really enjoyed hosting your ceremony and reception at the Seaport! Best of luck with your new beginning :)
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    Sheena Married on 05/27/2017
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    Foss Waterway is a beautiful venue that can be transformed into whatever you desire for your wedding. I am not the most rustic bride but fell in love with the views, and yet was able to have the elegant wedding I wanted. Earla bent over backward to make sure we had everything we needed for our special day. The space was perfect. I highly recommend this beautiful location for your wedding! You won't be disappointed!
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    Christine Married on 12/19/2015
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    Beautiful historic venue and perfect for a winter evening wedding in Tacoma. Earla was fabulous to work with, and SO accommodating. Our wedding was perfect, and we highly recommend this up and coming venue. Our only complaint was the colder than expected temperature on our wedding day-they use giant space heaters since it's almost all windows in the venue and has no heat. We knew this would be an issue for a winter wedding, so we had warned our guests.

    Foss Waterway Seaport's reply:

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you for the kind review. You will be happy to know that the building is heated year round now!
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705 Dock Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402
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Foss Waterway Seaport frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Foss Waterway Seaport?

Foss Waterway Seaport includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Foss Waterway Seaport in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Foss Waterway Seaport for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Foss Waterway Seaport for wedding events?

Foss Waterway Seaport offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Foss Waterway Seaport offer?

Foss Waterway Seaport offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Foss Waterway Seaport offer for wedding events?

Foss Waterway Seaport offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Foss Waterway Seaport have available for wedding events?

Foss Waterway Seaport offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Foss Waterway Seaport and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Foss Waterway Seaport is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time and 4.7 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Foss Waterway Seaport offer?

Foss Waterway Seaport currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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