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The Ruins

Seattle, WA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
12 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

The Ruins is a mansion wedding venue located in Seattle, Washington. Enter into this venue’s magically splendid world of refinement and charming character as you are treated to interior designs inspired by home and abroad. Combining a number of elegant event spaces with fantastic service, hosting your wedding here will mean that you are treated to a true fairytale experience.

Facilities and Capacity

With four different event spaces available, there is somewhere to suit all manner of plans - each one brimming with sophistication.

For your ceremony, the Dining Room could easily serve as an indoor location. Complete with candelabra chandeliers, wall sconces, and ample natural light coming in through the windows, it is a bright and relaxed space. When arranged with cushioned seating, it provides room for the wedding party to mark the moment when you say ‘I do’ by taking photos. In front of the fireplace, you can hold hands, exchange rings, and say your vows as floral decorations add color and fragrance to the room. Indeed, this room can also accommodate 72 for a seated dinner.

The Ballroom is dominated by eye-catching murals, while crystal chandeliers cast light around the room. The dark decor fuses harmoniously with the artificial light to create a beautiful atmosphere that is embellished by the flicker of candles. With a dance floor, 90 people can sit and dine here before grooving to some music. Alternatively, without a dance floor, 120 can be seated for the reception meal, while 150 can stand, mingle, and converse.

The Lounge offers space for lounging, chatting, and enjoying the nearby patio. Depending on the room’s layout, between 25 and 36 people can be accommodated here.

The vibrant Maisonette offers beautiful lighting and a warm appeal. Smaller than many of the other rooms, it suits intimate celebrations. Between 18 and 25 people can be accommodated here.

Overall, the maximum capacity of The Ruins is approximately 250 people.

Services Offered

An event coordinator can assist the newlyweds-to-be with the planning of their big occasion. What’s more, this planner can make sure to be there on the day to make sure that all your plans turn out the way you want them to. A florist, too, can assist you in decorating the venue so that it lives up to your expectations and matches your vision.

Event rentals, cleanup, setup, WiFi, and more are also available, while their wedding packages can be customized.

Cuisine

The catering services available at The Ruins include buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, outside cake, plated, stations, and more. As this venue specializes in hosting weddings, they are prepared to serve you customized menus in ways that truly add to the special nature of your day.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Tables

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

Cake Cutting

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
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

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

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?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
May
June
July
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

February
March
April
August
September
October

12 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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  • Lindsay
    Lindsay F. Married on 01/22/2022
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    Wonderful Experience with the Ruins

    I would recommend the Ruins and specifically, venue manager Madeline, to all brides.

    We had a wonderful experience working with Madeline over 5-6 months planning our wedding. Not only is Madeline a truly wonderful person, but she was also patient, calm, a great communicator, offered expert advice and was a huge support to us. She had our best interests in mind and was really accommodating and understanding when COVID disrupted our plans and decisions.

    The venue itself is stunning, quirky, and so unique. We loved that there are 3 different rooms to utilize and create surprise and delight for guests when you transition from ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. There is nowhere else in Seattle that can even compare to the vibe of the space. Bonus – you won’t need much décor in this space because of all the character already in it!

    As Madeline was out of the state on our wedding day (sad!), we had Sarah as our day-of venue manager, and she did a great job. All the staff, especially the bartenders, on the wedding day were attentive and fantastic. Our guests were totally blown away by this venue they had no idea existed.

    The only iffy experience we had was during our paid two tastings where we weren’t super impressed with the food. To our surprise, the food on the wedding night was much better and only got a couple comments on the flank steak being chewy.

    Looking back on the wedding day, I am so glad we chose that venue and that we got to work with Madeline during it. Book it!

    The Ruins's reply:

    Hi Lindsay!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, and I'm so glad to hear you had such an amazing event. We are so glad to be part of your amazing day!

    Thank you,
    tysyn lyn
    Staffing and Sales Coordinator
    Landmark Event Co.
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    Thai D. Married on 10/31/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Absolutely fantastic!

    My wife and I had our wedding at the Ruins and it was absolutely wonderful.

    If you don't already know, The Ruins has their own wedding planner, their own florist, and their own catering. Not having to shop around to find those separately helped a lot, and all of them are fantastic at their jobs. Madeline, the wedding planner for The Ruins, deserves every kind and wonderful word that has been on every review we have read. Planning a wedding is stressful, but every time we spoke with or met with Madeline, there was always some stress relieved because of how on top of everything she was and how confident she made us feel about our wedding. Her communication was always top notch, and she was always available to answer questions when we had them. During the day of the wedding, she kept things moving smoothly. Sarah, the Events Coordinator also did a great job working with Madeline to keep everything moving as well. The florist, Amanda, did a fantastic job with understanding the ambience we were going for in our conversations, and when we saw everything in person, she absolutely knocked it out of the park. The catering was delicious, our guests raved about the food. While my wife and I are both meat-loving omnivores, we had a number of guests that have dietary restrictions, and it was very easy to have delicious gluten-free and vegan options for them. They no longer have an in-house bakery, but they take care of the cake through Morfey's, and it turned out perfectly - both with how it looked and how it tasted.

    The photos on their website (as beautiful as they are) just can't compare with seeing the venue in person. There is a personality to the venue that is elegant, artistic and timeless. The ballroom is especially breathtaking. Our photographer said that the Ruins was so visually captivating that he couldn't take a bad shot if they tried. Our guests were so impressed with the beauty, uniqueness, and classiness of the venue, and stated it absolutely fit with my wife and I's unique style.

    Despite having our wedding during the pandemic, Madeline and the staff at the Ruins did a fantastic job navigating the changes and mandates that we were subject to, and ensuring us that we had a beautiful and unforgettable experience. I would recommend anyone to have their wedding or event at the Ruins. Not just because of the how visually impressive the venue is, but because everyone who works there does a fantastic job of making sure your event is perfect.

Awards

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570 Roy St Seattle, WA, 98109
206-285-7846

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
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The Ruins frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Ruins?

The Ruins includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Tables

At The Ruins, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Ruins includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

What are the most important characteristics of The Ruins in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Ruins for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Ruins for wedding events?

The Ruins offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Ruins offer?

The Ruins offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Ruins offer for wedding events?

The Ruins offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Ruins have available for wedding events?

The Ruins offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Ruins and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Ruins is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in professionalism.

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