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.
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User7854358 · 2+ years ago
Beautiful place and great serviceSent on 03/11/2017
Joseph · Married on 06/23/2016
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.Sent on 06/29/2016
sharon · Married on 05/16/2016
This is the most excellent venue for your wedding. The museum staff went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wedding was everything she wanted it to be. They were supportive, creative, sensitive, and by the time the day came we felt like they were part of our family! I can't say enough about the excellent quality of service they provided from our first visit (and all of the visits we made over the months leading up to the wedding to measure, chat, and seek advice) all the way through the rehearsal, set up, the ceremony and reception, and the final take down. They are the best! It was a beautiful, remarkable experience and the memories will last a lifetime. Thank you to the best wedding venue we could have hoped for!Sent on 05/23/2016
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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.