Foss Waterway Seaport

705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Foss Waterway Seaport

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 150 guests).

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Foss waterway seaport
Esplanade
Esplanade
Indoor ceremony
Indoor ceremony
Glass establishment
Glass establishment
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High ceilings
High ceilings
Loving kisses
Loving kisses
View of mt. Rainier
View of mt. Rainier
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Sunset view
Sunset view
Wedding isle
Wedding isle
Come in by boat
Come in by boat
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Reception
View from Commencement Bay
View from Commencement Bay
Holiday party
Holiday party
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Wedding party
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Just married
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First dance
A well lighted place
A well lighted place
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Twilight
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View from the docks
View from the docks
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Foss waterway seaport
Elegant reception
Elegant reception
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Sunset
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North hall
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3 Reviews for Foss Waterway Seaport

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Christine · Married on 12/19/2015

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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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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.

    Sent on 11/21/2018

    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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    Mallory · Married on 04/14/2018

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    We are so glad we chose to have our wedding at the Foss Waterway Seaport! From the very beginning they were helpful in our decision-making, and offered advice based on previous weddings held there. Mid-way through our planning, the events contact person changed over to Adrienne. Adrienne was so wonderful to work with! She’s quick to respond to an e-mail or phone call, and was very good about making sure that anything (verbal or in writing) that was agreed upon with the original event coordinator was upheld. Our contact for the day of the wedding, Katie, was on-the-ball, professional, and enthusiastic.

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Foss Waterway Seaport FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,200.00
  • 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? $ 50.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 50.00
  • 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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    253-753-1740 (Phone number)

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