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16 Reviews for Kitsap Memorial State Park
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Jesika · Married on 03/14/2015
It's probably helpful that we got married in the off-season, since I hear there's quite the competition for prized summer dates. Everything was absolutely wonderful including the rangers who never signed up to be event coordinators, but still manage to make sure everything is perfect.Sent on 03/26/2015
We were warned that the roof leaks when it rains, so I was a little worried when it rained the night before after we'd set everything up. When I went in to the hall in the morning, though, nothing was wet, so it's obviously not too bad. The patio heaters were in need of servicing and didn't do a great job at projecting heat into the pavilion, but everything else was functional.
We ended up with around 130 people in attendance and it was rather cozy. We served our food buffet-style on the picnic tables in the "catering kitchen" and had tables/chairs set up in the pavilion for outdoor lounging, but everyone fit comfortably at long tables, even with a band, DJ, card/gift table, and trail mix bar set up in the hall.
The rangers can come off as a bit gruff, but they're big softies at heart, especially if you're not overly demanding of them. It's important to remember that these are park rangers, not event coordinators! They made sure we had what we needed, they whisked away the unused tables/chairs before our guests arrived, they quietly handled parking issues without me hearing about it (except when a tree damaged in the previous night's storm was leaning precariously over a guest's car, where they had us interrupt the DJ to make a timely announcement!) and let us have our fun without interference. One ranger was worried our band might draw noise complaints, but the low off-season camping attendance and the fact that I'd reserved all the cabins which face the hall probably helped in avoiding that issue, since there were no requests to lower the volume of music.
Amy · Married on 03/11/2012
Nothing but great things to say my wedding was beautiful and it was a very good price!!!Sent on 03/27/2012
Kate · Married on 09/12/2010
This is a fantastic place to get married. We wanted somewhere with a view of the mountains and the water, but also somewhere affordable. Kitsap Memorial has all of that. The view is spectacular. The log cabin hall is so romantic and rustic, with all of the ceiling beams wrapped in white Christmas lights. Also, the hall is very spacious. Ours was a small wedding, but there is easily room enough for a large one. The open air pavilion was perfect to get married under, allowing a little coverage from sun or rain for guests. We heard compliment after compliment from our guests on the location. If you rent the guest cabin as well (you should), it serves as the perfect getting ready location for the bride and is wonderful to retire to at the end of the night. It's great to have your own personal cabin waiting for you, so that you don't have to leave when the party is over. Additionally, the park staff is great to work with and very accommodating. I highly recommend the venue.Sent on 10/02/2010