Lairmont Manor is a wedding venue located in Bellingham, Washington that offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. This century old Italian Renaissance-style estate is tucked away in the Edgemoor neighborhood of Fairhaven, creating a picturesque setting for events ever since it was built over 100 years ago.
Facilities and Capacity
The Grand Hall at the manor has vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a large fireplace and mantle. Its interior has original wood paneling and architectural details that were carefully curated during its original construction. It also has a viewing balcony that is perfect for throwing your bouquet and has a total capacity of 250 guests in its indoor and outdoor areas. Outside, there is a pavilion and courtyard with a fountain and statuary that gives couples the ideal location for an outdoor ceremony. The manor itself is surrounded by extensive gardens with an impressive variety of seasonal plants and flowers.
This picturesque estate draws in guests every year with its architecture and impeccably kept grounds, keeping its character throughout the years for celebrating monumental life events. The following services and rentals are provided:
This historic landmark has been around for 100 years and was originally known as The Larrabee House. Charles X. Larrabee, the co-founder of Fairhaven, commissioned Seattle architect Carl Gould Sr. to design the 25-room home in 1914. Charles passed away before the completion of the project, leaving the estate to his wife and four children. In 1941, it was sold to the Sisters of St. Josephs who operated a nursing school and hospital on the property. It was then passed on to it current owners, the Douglas family, in 1967 and was renamed Lairmont Manor. It has gone through 50 years of restoration, making it the private preservation that it is today.
Lairmont Manor resides in the heart of Bellingham’s historical Fairhaven district and is an easy drive to surrounding communities. It is 80 miles from Seattle, 50 miles from Vancouver and is home to Western Washington University. It is rich in history and culture, offering a thriving local arts scene as well as beautiful wilderness areas.
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Nancy · Married on 07/21/2018
If you are looking for a venue that will go above and beyond your expectations, then look no further. My husband and I got married here a couple of weeks ago, and we're still receiving messages about how beautiful the venue was. My favorite comment was, "I felt like I was at a party in the English countryside!" The LM team is exceptional- they think of every single detail and there is a lot included with the rental fee which relieves a lot of stress. Throughout the year of planning, I reached out numerous times with random questions, and D.J. always responded promptly and warmly. The day of, Kismet was our onsite coordinator and she was phenomenal as well. In the spirit of full transparency, we were initially torn between two venues but ultimately chose Lairmont because we knew a great day would be guaranteed. We were not wrong, and we're so grateful for them! Thank you, D.J. and Kismet :)Sent on 08/02/2018
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Zoe W Rae · Married on 08/30/2019
Our dream wedding venue!
We cannot recommend the Lairmont enough! We were married there last Friday, and we received SO many compliments on the venue - people loved it, and so did we! It requires no further decoration, the grounds and manor are absolutely stunning. D.J., Kismet, and the rest of the staff are a pleasure to work with, and very responsive. The gorgeous grand piano is the cherry on top! We loved the slightly raised stage for our first (tango) dance, and the ballroom was the perfect size for dancing the night away.Sent on 09/04/2019
Evie S. · Married on 08/10/2019
Enchanting Wedding Venue
This venue was a dream come true! The lush English garden, architecture, and the overall ambiance was like from a movie. The staff was professional and experienced, and it was very easy to work with them. The morning of our wedding was raining, and I was so worried about our timeline, but the staff was so quick with a plan B just in case the rain would continue into the afternoon. It actually ended up being great, the rain stopped, and the sun shinned bright just in time for the ceremony. It was magical!Sent on 08/30/2019
Lairmont Manor is a beautiful location with both indoor and outdoor options for the bride & groom. The grounds are so nicely taken care of that the need for other decoration is minimal. The tent that is up for summer weddings is perfect for the NW and almost always guarantees a beautiful sunny day! We have worked with Lairmont for many years and have always had a wonderful experience. They will take care of you from day you book to the day you walk down the aisle!
Lairmont Manor is an absolutely gorgeous venue. As a florist, it's one of my favorite places to do weddings. The grounds are impeccably kept. The staff is always very accommodating and professional. I would highly recommend this venue for weddings and other special events.
Lairmont Manor is a magical & romantic wedding venue to hold the wedding of your dreams at. Haggen Market Street Catering being one of the preferred caterers at this venue caters here every weekend in the high peak wedding season! You should not pass up a visit to this historical venue.