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Price range: $9,400 - $11,600 Price range: $9,400 - $11,600
Couples usually spend $10,500 Couples usually spend $10,500
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$10,000 starting price
Bar service
$10 per person
Reception
$8,000 starting price
Ceremony
$8,000 starting price
Bar service
$10 per person
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About

On WeddingWire since 2015

McMenamins Anderson School is a wedding venue located in Bothell, Washington that has been transformed from a 1931 junior high school to an Art Deco-style building. This vintage space is perfect for all kinds of wedding celebrations, providing a unique backdrop unlike no other.

Facilities and Capacity
Anderson School has five private event spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 600 people. Their largest venue is Haynes’ Hall, which is a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces that can fit 250 to 600 guests depending on your reception style. Haynes’ Square is an outdoor courtyard with the capacity to hold 100 guests for a cocktail hour or ceremony. Wegner’s Garden is an outdoor venue that is perfect for summer weddings, holding up to 62 guests in its 1,300-square-foot space. The Patty Murray Room and Andy’s Room are small gathering spaces that have access to the outdoor deck, accommodating 40 and 25 guests, respectively.

Services Offered
McMenamins Anderson School is located just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle and is surrounded by small bars and restaurants, offering all the amenities that you could possibly need for a wedding. The service and event staff will ensure that the planning process is simple and enjoyable. The following services and rentals that are offered:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • Chairs and tables
  • Dance floor
  • China and glassware
  • Linens
  • Preferred vendors

Cuisine
The on-site catering and waitstaff will provide you and your guests with buffets, stations and cocktail receptions that will make everyone want a second round. They also offer the following selections:

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and snacks
  • Plated and lunch stations
  • Baja buffet
  • Woodshop buffet
  • North Shore buffet
  • Cold and warm hors d'oeuvres
  • Displays
  • Plated dinners
  • Desserts

Accommodation
This renovated building now has 72 guest rooms so that you can easily lodge your out-of-town guests for an overnight stay or weekend-long celebration. Each of these rooms come with private baths, television and free Wi-Fi, also providing easy access to the pool and event spaces.

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?

$10,000

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

$8,000

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?

$10,000

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

$8,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
May
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
March
April
November
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Reviews of McMenamins Anderson School

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4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
46 Reviews
95% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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McMenamins Anderson School is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue offers convenient packages that include catering, drinks, linens, tables, and chairs, making the planning process stress-free. The staff, including event coordinators, bartenders, and hotel staff, are described as incredibly helpful and professional. Guests appreciated the convenience of on-site accommodations and the unique ambiance of the venue. Overall, McMenamins Anderson School is praised for delivering a fun and memorable wedding experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

McMenamins Anderson School is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The venue offers convenient packages that include catering, drinks, linens, tables, and chairs, making the planning process stress-free. The staff, including event coordinators, bartenders, and hotel staff, are described as incredibly helpful and professional. Guests appreciated the convenience of on-site accommodations and the unique ambiance of the venue. Overall, McMenamins Anderson School is praised for delivering a fun and memorable wedding experience.

Weddingwire
4.7/5 46 reviews
Google
4.5/5 3429 reviews
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Molly T. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision we made

My husband and I had just a few requirements for our big day: we wanted a fun, unique venue, good food, we didn't want to go into debt over our wedding, and we didn't want any of our friends/family to have to be the ones setting up chairs in the morning or rolling away tables at the end of the night. McMenamin's really delivered on those four things, and more! Jennifer (the event planner at McMenamins) made the whole process smooth and painless from beginning to end, and went the extra mile as we got closer to the big day by accommodating us with getting into the spaces early to set up table decor/flowers, supplying us with tables to set up in our hotel rooms for flower arrangements, and even setting up a complimentary wine/beer tasting for us during the planning stages. McMenamin's is SUCH a value for what you get- the venue, food, drinks, set-up/take-down, and staffing are all handled in-house, so you're not dealing with the nightmare of coordinating 10 different vendors on top of trying to enjoy your special day. And bonus, it's a hotel, so your guests can easily grab a room for the night or longer if they're traveling! The staff could not have been kinder or more on top of everything. The food was delicious. All of our guests commented on how whimsical, romantic, and unique our venue was. At one point during the cocktail hour I took a minute to take it all in- gorgeous garden setting, firepits crackling, twinkle lights twinkling, everyone enjoying delicious food- and I high-fived myself for this great decision since my new husband was being eaten alive by relatives. Really can't recommend this place highly enough.
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Shyann Y. Sent on 02/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

2023 wedding

My partner and I couldn’t of asked for an easier wedding! If you’re looking for a place that has it all, go to a McMenamins. For a base price you get catering, your drinks, linens, tables and chairs. Add ons like mics, dances floors etc aren’t expensive and easy to add to your package. At our location (Anderson school bothell) Laura helped us so much and was very responsive via email and phone. The day went so smooth and we had a blast. Some people love to pick specific vendors for their day which I totally get, but if you’re wanting a stress free easy wedding this is the way to go in my opinion!
Colleen
Colleen C. Sent on 07/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique Venue with Easy Planning!

We are SO glad we chose McMenamins Anderson School for our wedding ceremony and reception. Everyone that we interacted with from McMenamins, from the event coordinators to the bartenders to the hotel staff were all incredibly helpful and professional. The team knows how to put on an event, and every detail the day-of was executed exactly as we planned. They made the wedding planning process so easy! We also received many compliments from wedding guests afterwards who appreciated the convenience of being able to stay on-site and the uniqueness of the venue.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Vallimont Photography Vallimont Photography Photo Booths

Such a great venue! The property is expansive and lighted with fire pits, torches and string lights at night. The staff was very helpful, lending me a cart for my equipment. I would gladly work with them again! (Or go to their pub on the weekend!)

Headsmile Productions DJ Headsmile Productions DJ Wedding DJs

Awesome Place!

Chaplain Dale Weddings Chaplain Dale Weddings Wedding Officiants

The McMenamins are an asset to every location, and this will be no exception. For fun, food and frolic, think of McMenamins Anderson School. Great fun in a redesigned historic place.

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McMenamins Anderson School frequently asked questions

McMenamins Anderson School includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
McMenamins Anderson School includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at McMenamins Anderson School includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
The space offered by McMenamins Anderson School for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
McMenamins Anderson School offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
McMenamins Anderson School offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
McMenamins Anderson School offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
McMenamins Anderson School offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
McMenamins Anderson School is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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