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The Graduate Seattle

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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The Graduate Seattle is an opulent wedding venue situated in the heart of Washington's lively University District. Constructed in the 1930s, the beautiful venue offers couples various event spaces and packages to suit their unique needs. With an art-deco design, high ceilings, and lavish chandelier and lighting fixtures, couples are welcome to celebrate their milestone day in style, surrounded by friends and family. The full-service venue is conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from Seattle Tacoma Airport and is also easily accessible by the light rail. Not just for the wedding day itself, newlyweds and their guests can enjoy all Seattle has to offer in a wedding weekend based out of this modern space.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can choose from five event spaces in The Graduate Seattle. Ranging in size from 437 to 2,400 square feet, parties can range in size from intimate gatherings to 225 guests. Each room is elegantly decorated and furnished with modern touches. From a decadent meal in The Wright Ballroom to a drink in the rooftop bar taking in the stunning city views, there is something for everyone to enjoy here. The hotel offers 154 guestrooms for those who wish to extend their trip and explore more of Seattle. Each room is fitted with modern amenities for an even more enjoyable stay.

Services Offered

This pet-friendly venue caters to everyone for the big day. The dedicated staff look after setup and clean up of the event space, also providing tables, chairs, linens, and offering additional event rentals too. A valet service for guests adds to the celebrity style of the venue, while the weds-to-be can prepare for the day in onsite get-ready rooms. The newlyweds can welcome their guests to the reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail reception served from a bar stocked with beers, wines, and liquors of their choice. Seasoned chefs work with each couple to design a menu suited to them. Meals can be served in their style of choice, from buffets and stations to plated and family-style. Couples are welcome to make use of outside vendors to help them create their dream day, perfectly tailored to them.

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    Lara Married on 08/23/2013
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    I stayed at the Hotel Deca the night before my wedding so I could get a good night sleep and relax. They were incredibly accommodating. When I got there to check in they let me know that they were upgrading me to a Suite on my last night as a single lady (woohoo!). When I got to the room (which was amazing) there was a bottle of wine waiting for me along with a note from Vanessa from Guest Services welcoming me and telling me to let them know if I needed anything. While I was getting ready they were great at making sure my bridesmaids and hair and makeup ladies got access. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to staying there again!

    Also, the view from the suite was amazing and it looked right out at my church which was pretty cool :)
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    Sora Married on 06/20/2009
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    Tony's Events and Catering handles booking the hotel for weddings. Kris Brown, their Sales Manager, was a delight to work with. She was very accommodating, and very responsive to us and our needs. The venue looked perfect when we got there for the reception, down to the smallest detail! We loved every moment we were there.

    Michele Oliveri handles the hotel blockings, and that went really well, too. The hotel rooms are pricey, though!
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Gabrielle Sweet Sweet
Gabrielle Sweet Sweet
Catering Sales Manager

I started with the Graduate Seattle in October 2021! Born and raised in Tacoma, WA, I am so excited to be a part of this historic Seattle hotel and this unapologetically unique hotel group. Prior to joining the Graduate, I was in San Diego coordinating weddings at a winery where we did a minimum of 50 weddings each year. The I went to the most premier catering company in San Diego where I serviced weddings, corporate events and large-scale sporting events. I've done it all and I'm excited to bring your vision to life at the Graduate Seattle.

Liza Vilchynska
Liza Vilchynska
Sales Coordinator

Liza is our brand new and amazing sales coordinator to our ever growing sales team at Graduate Seattle.

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