Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum

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About Washington State History Museum

Events that Make History

Bold architecture, stunning views and a convenient downtown location make the Washington State History museum the perfect place to have your wedding.  Located in historic downtown Tacoma, the museum offers grand indoor and outdoor spaces for both your ceremony and reception, private access to our current exhibitions, and beautiful views of the city skyline, Thea Foss waterway, and Mount Rainier.  You are welcome to select a caterer from our preferred list or bring in a caterer of your choosing and your rental of the museum includes use of tables, chairs, and audio/visual equipment, pre-event planning assistance, an on-site event coordinator the day of your wedding.  

Whether you choose to have a formal wedding or a more casual affair, the museum has beautiful, bold and unique spaces that can accommodate your ceremony, a formal dinner or cocktail hour, dancing, and more. Located at the Museum's main entrance, the Grand Lobby is the building's most open and accessible room. In the daylight, its bright airiness highlights the huge arches and beautiful balconies above, while nighttime lights from the Plaza and nearby Union Station add elegance and drama to any occasion, particularly wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours.  

Visit our site to learn more, or give us a call or send us an email!

http://www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/rentals/

253.798.5891

mark.sylvester@wshs.wa.gov
 

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Seattle

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27 Reviews for Washington State History Museum

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5.0

Beautiful place and great service

Profile Picture User7854358, 1+ year ago, 11 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

Book with Molly, she is great! The team at WSHS, regardless if they are events, support services, curatorial, or education are top notch! I have worked with the different departments of WSHS in the past on various occasions and at each time my service and experience was second to none.

Profile Picture Joseph, 6/23/16, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Unique Services (Other)
4.5

Just Do it! David Becker head of security for the museum is awesome! He will be with you throught the whole process and is very professional and works well with the vendors to assure your wedding day goes off without a hitch..

Profile Picture john, 6/18/16, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

Washington State History Museum Pricing

Washington State History Museum Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables
Rehearsal Dinner Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $100.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $100.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
Set Up
Tables/Chairs

Washington State History Museum FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
350
Guest Minimum
1
Event Spaces
6
Type
Banquet Hall, Historic, Museum
Style
City, Classic, Vintage
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
200
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
1
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Bridal Shower
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner
Exclusive Venue Use
Private Room
Private Section
Public Seating
Custom
Private Events
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All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
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Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Centerpieces
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 ENDORSEMENT
We love catering at the Washington History Museum. The staff are always professional and friendly and such a pleasure to work with. I would recommend the History Museum to any client. A wonderful place to hold your event.

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1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402   See On Map
253-798-5902 (phone) 253-272-9518 (fax)
Tue - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm Third Thursdays of each month, 10 am - 8 pm