Sanctuary at Admiral

2656 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 Map · Phone number
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About Sanctuary at Admiral

Sanctuary at Admiral is a historic wedding venue located in Seattle, Washington. Situated less than 10 minutes from downtown, this vintage-style venue offers both indoor and outdoor settings for your big day. It was originally built in 1929 as a church but has been restored into a dramatic special events facility. Sanctuary at Admiral is an art deco-style building that can’t wait to bring your vision for your wedding to life.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this one-of-a-kind venue. They boast a Grand Courtyard that is enclosed by wrought iron gates and lush landscaping. The building itself features 25-foot ceilings, a diamond-patterned terrazzo floor and an airy foyer, complete with paintings and beautiful art. Downstairs is their Speakeasy room, perfect for intimate affairs or cocktail hour. It features burgundy carpet, period wood, and iron tablets, and tufted velvet and leather furniture. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their Grand Room. It boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, custom velvet drapes, and beautiful chandeliers. There’s also a dance floor, built-in bar, kitchen and stage that you can use as you see fit.

Services Offered
This full-service venue offers an entire level devoted to a bridal or groom’s dressing area. This private Penthouse Suite features a separate lounge, full bath, walk-in closet, two fireplaces, a balcony, a wet bar, and a vanity room. They provide full event planning so your planning process can be as stress-free as possible. Tables and gold Chiavari chairs are including with your wedding package, along with setup and cleanup. There’s a photo booth room available to use, as well as plenty of parking for your guests. Additional services include:

  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Event rentals

Cuisine
Sanctuary at Admiral is a Duos Company venue. You can choose gastro fare cuisine from Duos Catering, traditional cuisine from A Grand Affaire or professional catering from Foodz Catering. They also offer full beverage packages from SIP + Bar Services. These diverse caterers offer tastings, custom menus, dessert, and cake, in addition to serving your meal however you see fit. They’re skilled in every cuisine you can imagine, and they can't wait to create an unforgettable menu for you and your guests.

Other Services
In addition to hosting a lavish affair, Sanctuary at Admiral is also happy to host an intimate elopement. Additional events they will hold include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner
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22 Reviews for Sanctuary at Admiral

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8
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  • Kelsey

    Kelsey Moore · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best gift you will give yourself!

    My husband, Andy, already commented, but I needed to throw my two cents in here from the bride's perspective. I was a very organized bride, I loved the process of planning the wedding (and not just color schemes, but actually the planning!), and my husband was incredibly helpful/supportive in the process. Even though I thought I had it all sorted out, Perfect Storm Moments brought a sense of stability and PEACE to the final weeks before, the day before, and the day of the wedding. I don't think I've ever connected so quickly with a stranger as I did Amy - it's clear that wedding planning is not just her job, but her passion and her joy. Amy and Aaron are detail-oriented, a balance of calm and enthusiastic, conscientious of unique family dynamics, and I know that I was able to be fully present for our day because of their diligence in the background.

    We originally hired Perfect Storm to be the day-of coordinators, but when Amy and Aaron realized we didn't have firm plans for table decor and flowers, they were able to take on this task as well. It was a huge relief- they are not just planners! They have an eye for mood and tone of a wedding, so that we ultimately had a beautifully curated experience from the ceremony throughout the reception.

    It's a month after my wedding, and I'm tearing up typing this because I'm just so grateful for this team. They will make you feel like you are the only event they are working on and will use their years of experience to make sure your event is perfect. I was told that there would be fires to put out the day of the wedding and that "something will always go wrong" but.. it didn't! Investing in a Perfect Storm wedding was truly the best gift we gave ourselves!

    Sent on 11/14/2019
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    Kathryn · Married on 10/21/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Perfect place for a perfect day

    I cannot recommend this venue more highly. Everything about it is just wonderful from the atmosphere to the staff, they did everything possible to make sure our day ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all.

    Sent on 11/26/2018
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    Lei · Married on 07/01/2018

    5.0
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    Holy GORGEOUS! We fell in love with Sanctuary the moment we saw it online - and this was before they redecorated! Now, it's even more beautiful from the inside out! The art-deco design is so unique, and their staff is so accommodating! We went on more walk-throughs to plan and measure than should be acceptable, but they welcomed us with open arms every time we showed up! Thank you Joshua and Benjamin for everything!

    Sent on 07/16/2018

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Sanctuary at Admiral FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • 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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Bamboo Beats Wedding DJs

    We truly love events at The Sanctuary! The flow of the venue works great for ceremony and reception combos, and the balcony makes for an awesome grand entrance! The sunken pit is one of our favorite dancefloors! There is just some magic that happens in this venue! We look forward to the next event at The Santuary!

  • Foodz Catering Wedding Caterers

    Sanctuary at Admiral is a beautiful, one of a kind location that is a true landmark for Seattle. This space is perfect for a multitude of events, anything from weddings to corporate events. The newly remodeled Speakeasy is a must see! We also love working with Davi, the venue manager. She is creative, detail oriented, and succeeds at creating and executing flawless events.

  • 321 FOTO | photo booth rentals Wedding Rentals

    The Sanctuary At Admiral is such an amazing space. We fell in love with it as soon as we rolled up in front. But once you have been inside, its like a visual treasure trove. The thing about the sanctuary that makes it so unique is this place has SOUL. You can feel it. Its tempting... Enchanting.... And we LOVE working with the staff there. We recommend!!

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  • 2656 42nd Avenue SW Seattle, WA, 98116 See on map
    2069378464 (Phone number)
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