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West of the Waterway

Tacoma, WA View map Visit website

About

West of the Waterway is a wedding venue located in Tacoma, Washington. This property promises charming waterfront views for your wedding day. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a picturesque celebration supported by the endless hospitality of the staff.

Facilities and Capacity

You can begin your day at West of the Waterway by preparing in one of their on-site get-ready rooms. These spaces are well-appointed and plushly furnished, ideal for accommodating your wedding entourage and any hair and makeup teams that are there to aid you in dressing for your festivities. Take to the outdoor patio for your romantic ceremony. Here, upon the stonework terrace, you can exchange your vows against a backdrop of serene waters. This spot is also ideal for your cocktail reception, providing you and your guests with fresh sea air as you mingle and enjoy some delicious refreshments. Your main reception can take place inside the event center, in a banquet hall with distinct industrial charm. This space features a wall of windows that overlook the waterfront, flooding the room with natural light. The space can be dressed up or down, depending on your decor preferences. There is ample room for both banquet dining and after-dinner entertainment to be set up, guaranteeing a seamless and spectacular celebration for your big day.

Services Offered

At West of the Waterway, you and your beloved can avail of a number of services to help facilitate the perfect wedding celebration. Work with the event planning team on-site to make the very most of this one-of-a-kind location. You can enjoy catering services from the talented resident culinary staff who can help you to design a menu that suits your taste. Bar services are also available. A full range of event rentals can also be sought here, including tables, chairs, flatware, glassware, and more. Outside vendors are welcome for your event, allowing you to personalize it to your specific preference. The location is also pet-friendly so you can include your beloved furry friends in your celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,995

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.5 out of 5
  • Julie
    Julie Married on 08/15/2020
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing Amazing Amazing!!

    I cannot sing enough praises for this place! Not only is it a GORGEOUS venue, but Keisha and Adrielle are amazing! They were so flexible and inventive with their accommodations to ever-changing restriction during this COVID19 pandemic! We had to switch up our wedding day from ceremony and reception for up to 150, to ceremony and reception for less than 100, to only ceremony with bridal party and parents (under 30). They made sure we could still have our day without violating any of these nee restrictions! We will definitely be back for our next major celebration!

    West of the Waterway's reply:

    Hi Julie,
    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was great working with you and Tim as well! We wish you both nothing but the best in the future and than you again for choosing West of the Waterway!
    -Keisha
  • Aria
    Ann Married on 02/09/2013
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    This venue is absolutely gorgeous. While there were a few kinks to work out, that should be expected for a venue so new! I'm hoping that future couples will have a bit of an easier time, as we were the first to have our ceremony in the amphitheater. That being said, Keisha was an absolute dream for a nervous bride and they really went above and beyond to help out. The venue is AMAZINGLY beautiful and we are still getting compliments nearly a week later! I don't think we could've had a wedding as good as ours if we had gone somewhere else.

Map

1901 Dock Street Tacoma, WA, 98402
2532221421
Location of (West of the Waterway)

West of the Waterway frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at West of the Waterway?

West of the Waterway includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables

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

The space offered by West of the Waterway for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at West of the Waterway for wedding events?

West of the Waterway offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does West of the Waterway offer?

West of the Waterway offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does West of the Waterway offer for wedding events?

West of the Waterway offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does West of the Waterway have available for wedding events?

West of the Waterway offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

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

West of the Waterway is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.5 in flexibility and 4.3 in value.

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