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.
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).
Recommended by 98% of couples
Sheena · Married on 05/27/2017
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!
Christine · Married on 12/19/2015
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
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Mallory · Married on 04/14/2018
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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