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Aubree T. · Married on 08/22/2020
Best Venue in Seattle!
There are not enough words to express how wonderful the Hotel Sorrento team is and how beautiful the space was for our wedding day! Beside the timeless beauty and historical charm of Hotel Sorrento, the staff inside went above and beyond all expectations to make our wedding day incredibly special. The most remarkable aspect of this all was the fact that Hotel Sorrento helped us plan a whole new reception in six weeks. Due to COVID-19, we found ourselves without a reception venue and scrambling to understand any options we had. Hotel Sorrento kindly met with us as we discussed realistic options and expectations. It took us moments to decide to move forward with them because of the experience and dedication of their team. In the weeks leading up to the big day, they did not disappoint. The team was professional, prompt with communication, and sincerely invested in making our day amazing. They eased our minds with all normal logistics, but were always on top of the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines and mandates. They implemented temperature checks, masks, social distancing and made our small group feel safe and healthy. Hotel Sorrento made the weeks beforehand stress-free and the day was beyond our wildest dreams! They worked with our vendors seamlessly and our only focus was getting married. The day was perfect and the dinner on the rooftop patio was amazing. The food and drinks were so delicious and the views of the city at sunset were even more beautiful than we imagined. Sue, Shannon, Tiffany, and Jason are the best in the industry and will make couples constantly feel taken care of. They truly prioritize their couples and showed us kindness and hospitality we didn't experience at other venues. Hotel Sorrento will forever have our sincerest gratitude. If they can make a wedding day this breathtaking in six weeks during a global pandemic, I can't even imagine how fantastic weddings will be when the world is back to normal. We cannot recommend Hotel Sorrento enough to future couples! They are beyond amazing!Sent on 05/15/2021
Natalie · Married on 06/16/2018
Our entire experience with Hotel Sorrento was amazing from the day we first viewed the space until our post-wedding brunch! We had the most amazing service from everyone we encountered! Highly recommend!Sent on 08/10/2018
Nicole L. · Married on 05/25/2018
We had our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at the Hotel Sorrento and it was amazing! The staff was very professional and did a great job setting up both rooms. I would highly recommend this venue! There was change in staff last minute, but Andrea stepped right in and assured us that we would be taken care of and had nothing to worry about.Sent on 05/31/2018
Anna · Married on 02/24/2018
My husband and I found the Hotel Sorrento by chance after driving by it one evening. After looking into the venue and contacting the staff we were so excited to set our date and plan our wedding there - the venue is beautiful inside and out and was exactly the old Italian style I wanted for my wedding. The staff was absolutely wonderful to work with - Andrea worked with us one-on-one for a year and was responsive and accommodating to all of our needs. They even designed a special menu to work with our food budget. The venue was so impressive as was the staff leading up to and throughout the wedding. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone wanting a beautiful yet affordable wedding in the city!Sent on 08/13/2018
Sara · Married on 09/03/2017
We found Hotel Sorrento to be the ideal venue for our wedding. Morgan was extremely customer oriented and responsive. She had some great suggestions, such as having the actual ceremony on the deck, which worked out perfectly. I had a LOT of questions for Morgan during the months preceding the wedding, which she always found time to answer within a few minutes of my emailing her. The hotel itself was beautiful, the food was fabulous, and the staff were friendly and accommodating. We found the wedding package, which included several guest suites for our friends and family from out-of-town, to be perfect for our needs. We had looked forward to our wedding day so much that we didn't think it could actually surpass our expectations, but it DID! We plan to come back to the Sorrento for our anniversary every year.Sent on 09/12/2017
Terra · Married on 07/15/2017
The Sorrento Hotel was everything we needed and more to host our intimate wedding ceremony and reception. We booked the Sorrento over a year prior to our wedding day. We never thought we would choose a hotel for our venue but we fell in love with everything and made our decision right away. We knew we wanted the ceremony and reception in the same venue and the space was perfect for that.Sent on 08/06/2017
We no longer live in Washington and had to plan our wedding from Texas. Morgan was always quick to respond and to update and send us any information we needed beforehand. We truly did not have to worry about anything. Their vendor recommendations really helped and the vendors that we chose on our own knew the hotel well.
It was so beautiful. Morgan and her staff take care of so much. It left us with no stress as they handled all of the incoming vendors. The food was wonderful and the catering captains were very nice and professional. She also left a beautifully written, thoughtful card for us along chocolate covered strawberries and champagne on ice in our room after the wedding.
I highly recommend the Sorrento Hotel and everything they have to offer!
Kristy · Married on 05/07/2017
Wow-- have only good things to say about our wedding at Hotel Sorrento. The space for the venue was beautiful and we loved that you can have the entire floor for the wedding and reception. We had several young children attend our wedding and it was good to know they had space to run around or step outside if they needed a break. The food was delicious with meal options suitable for all of our guests. The costs for everything were outlined in our initial contract and there were no surprises when we received the bill. The several rooms included when renting the space were a huge bonus as we had several elderly relatives travel from out of town.Sent on 07/29/2017
Morgan was always friendly, accommodating, and helpful with every question we had and every change we made. She promptly answered all of our questions and checked in to make sure things were going smoothly. The staff were all very professional and delivered outstanding service throughout our wedding weekend. We would highly recommend this venue!
Noni · Married on 04/22/2017
When my husband and I first started the venue hunting process, I knew that wanted to host both the ceremony and reception in the same location. Coming from an event planning background myself, it was also important to me to make sure that the venue was 1) conveniently located for guests 2) had low space rental cost 3) quality food and service 4) overall value.Sent on 07/26/2017
I fell in love with Hotel Sorrento's old world charm and intimate spaces. Their wedding package gave us the whole top floor including the penthouse where there was a built in bar and grand piano (both of which we put to good use!). We first worked with Happiness (yes, that's her actual name), and then a few months before our wedding we were told that she was leaving and the new gal Morgan was taking over. I admit I was a little nervous because I had gone over all the details with Happiness and was concerned something would be lost in the transition. However, Morgan blew us away with her professionalism and responsiveness. When we finally met her in person to go over the menu, it was clear that she had studied all the details of our wedding and I was reassured that I was in good hands.
On our wedding day, everything went smoothly, the staff were attentive and friendly, and it was just beautiful. At the end of the wedding, my husband and I retreated to our room's big hot tub and popped open a bottle of prosecco in celebration.
Holly · Married on 04/08/2017
From the day I met the Sorrento representative at a wedding show to checking out of the hotel the morning after our wedding - every step of the way was just handled. Any question I could ask (even if I'd asked it 10 times before) was answered graciously and every effort was made on the day-of to ensure complete joy from me and everyone attending our wedding.Sent on 07/26/2017
Morgan was lovely and professional and an amazing person to have on your side, when trying to coordinate so many little details for a wedding. I absolutely adore her and her whole team.
I really couldn't recommend them enough - Love Love Love!
Marissa · Married on 03/25/2017
We had a wonderful experience getting married at Hotel Sorrento! The staff were super helpful (before, during, and after the wedding), the venue itself was gorgeous, and the food was excellent! Overall it made our wedding perfect!Sent on 08/12/2018
Michelle · Married on 11/08/2015
We booked the Sorrento for our wedding and were very happy with the quality and responsiveness of the service we got from Happiness and her staff. The food was absolutely delicious and we were able to work with them to ensure that beer from our friend's brewery was available for guests. The prime rib was fantastic, we selected the buffet option and it couldn't have gone better.Sent on 11/19/2015
Happiness was very detailed and provided thorough paperwork, drawings, diagrams, layouts and seating chart tables which were all very useful during the planning process.
Our guest list was 100 and that was the limit of what we could fit, we felt very comfortable with that number of people and the entire venue felt full and energetic throughout the wedding.
The view from the balcony was a wonderful place for wedding photography and we got lucky that the rain decided to stop briefly and were able to take some very nice pictures.
Highly recommend making sure to purchase covers for the chairs, we covered them in white and it looked beautiful. However, without covers the chairs are an unpleasant yellow color.
Nate · Married on 02/14/2015
We were married on Valentine's Day this year at the Sorrento. It was a perfect day and a perfect location. The Sorrento was flawless in hosting our day. The food was amazing we opted for Filet Mignon paired with Lobster tails and we had only raving reviews from all of our guests (a couple proffessional chefs included). We highly recommend this location. Their wedding package makes everything so easy. Everything was included and effortless. We loved it.Sent on 03/04/2015
Ali · Married on 08/29/2014
Thank you Lisa!Sent on 09/06/2014
Having a peanut treenut allergy makes a it hard to find a place that will work with you. Lisa and her team not only said we can do it! She stayed through dinner to make sure we were good to go with no incident. She also has great recommendations for some awesome vendors.They also work well with vendors not on their list.
Since the groom and I decided not to see each other prior to the ceremony, we needed to do something with our guests.The hotel and banquet staff were flexible in letting us have a cocktail hour prior to the reception.
Our guests are still talking about the wedding reception and how smooth it went. Lisa is not only good at what she does but she is kind hearted and truely cares about her clients.
Sade · Married on 08/15/2014
Hey Lisa!Sent on 08/19/2014
I want to say thank you for everything. It's been pretty stressful planning for my parents and I but everything came out perfect! The food was awesome!!! You were like my fairy godmother through the whole process.
I appreciate everything you do. The hotel and service was amazing. It makes me want just live there and possibly work later on in the future as a food prep or banquet server!! The wedding overall was amazing and I plan on having a girls night with me and my friends at the hotel. I love what you do and you do it so well. Keep doing you Ms. Lisa Blair!!! I look forward to always keep in touch!
Joanne · Married on 07/24/2014
The Sorrento Hotel was beautiful and their penthouse space for our special dinner was fabulous, Annie Wise was just wonderful to work with, she was always quick to respond, she was able to customize our menu to what we wanted, she was always available, she came through with everything we asked for and the hotel's chef and staff made our rehearsal Dinner so much fun and special. We couldn't have asked for anything more.Sent on 08/05/2014
Geoffrey · Married on 06/21/2014
The Sorrento Hotel was a beautiful venue, holding charm you don't see in many other wedding reception locations. The entryway is staffed with very attentive and courteous attendants. Upon entering, you are greeted with a very romantic and intimate feeling lobby. A single elevator takes you up to the 7th floor, where guests are able to spend time eating, drinking, and chatting in a lounge area complete with a gorgeous balcony overlooking downtown Seattle (with a view of the Space Needle). I highly recommend a summer date to take full advantage of this opportunity. The hors d'oeuvres served are all delicious, far and above what we expected. For dinner, guests are led to a separate room which includes a dance floor. Again, the dinner was excellent and served by a very professional staff. We received many compliments throughout the night and after on how beautiful everything was and how delicious the food was.Sent on 07/01/2014
Lisa Blair, our initial contact for the Sorrento Hotel, is a wonderful event coordinator and really made the experience way less stressful than it very well could have been. She truly cares about your night and that is a very important trait for a coordinator to have. In fact, the entire staff, from the bartenders, servers, attendants, reception desk staff, etc, were ALL extremely professional, courteous, and most important of all, pleasant people to work with. This venue is a perfect place for a somewhat more intimate wedding reception (we only had about 80 guests) and we were so impressed by everything it had to offer.
Melissa · Married on 06/14/2014
If you are looking for a flawless, unforgettable wedding experience, Sorrento Hotel is the place to go. The staff is incredibly helpful - all planning and communication was executed in a timely manner for my wedding, and not once did I feel like I was left hanging.Sent on 06/16/2014
The venue is absolutely stunning, and in-house catering is to die for. Reasonably priced for everything included, and worth every penny invested.
Noreen · Married on 05/25/2014
We had our wedding with 80 guests at the Sorrento. We had a wonderful experience. As the bride, I felt very comfortable just enjoying the day because I knew the Sorrento would take care of all the details. Happiness was always very prompt in communicating with us and gave excellent guidance. My husband and I are older and it was a second wedding for both of us. We wanted a wedding that was centered on being a celebration of life and our friends and family. That is what it was. Everyone had so much fun!Sent on 06/27/2014
User3571412 · 2+ years ago
I cannot say enough good things about the Sorrento. They were a dream to work with. The venue is gorgeous and intimate, with old-world elegance. Lisa was SO helpful, anytime I needed anything throughout the whole wedding planning process (and I planned my wedding long-distance). There were zero hidden fees or surprises--everything was very transparent. Lisa worked with me to create the perfect menu to fit the budget, and the food was delicious. I couldn't believe everything we got for the price with the Sorrento. Lisa made the wedding day stress-free. Afterwards, several guests told my parents it was a "fairy tale wedding." A million thanks to Lisa and the Sorrento!Sent on 10/17/2014
Joanne · Married on 04/27/2014
Had an amazing dinner and set up for our wedding. It was elegant and timeless !Sent on 05/06/2014
Brad · Married on 10/11/2013
If you want a high quality wedding, you can't go past the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle.Sent on 10/14/2013
We were married at the Sorrento on the 11th October and now have a memory that will never be forgotten. After checking out the venue, we didn't look any further.
Lisa Blair and her crew were meticulous in the planning and coordination and it definitely paid off on the night. The reception venue was above expectations, the food was delicious, wine was fabulous, hotel rooms were gorgeous, and above all our guests were extremely happy.
Galina · Married on 09/29/2013
Thank you so much Lisa and Hotel Sorrento for the great wedding! Everything was amazing! During preparation and on our wedding day Lisa and all stuff were so helpful, our wedding went so smooth so I didn’t have to worry about anything.Sent on 10/02/2013
If you want high quality and amazing wedding, I would definitely recommend HOTEL SORRENTO!!!
Angela · Married on 09/01/2013
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sorrento Hotel on September 1st.Sent on 09/23/2013
We were initially drawn to the Sorrento Hotel because of it's history and elegance. After meeting with Lisa and the hotel staff, we were completely sold! Lisa was knowledgeable, attentive, and always prompt in answering our questions from our initial consultation up to the day of our wedding. We had lots of family staying at the hotel and the staff were very accommodating and always friendly.
The Sorrento Hotel is gorgeous and the Top of the Town, where we had the ceremony and reception, has a beautiful view of Seattle. I would highly recommend Sorrento Hotel!
P.S. The food was more than delicious!
User3523192 · 2+ years ago
We were married at the Sorrento Hotel in August, 2013, and couldn't be happier with our choice.Sent on 09/09/2013
First off, I want to say that we are not easy to please, and expected great food, great service, and a beautiful venue at a reasonable enough price. The Sorrento delivered on all fronts.
In terms of food - we were very particular about what we wanted, and the Sorrento allowed us to really customize the menu. They even went so far as to say we were fun, because they got to prepare some different items. (The truth is, we were a pain in the ***, and they bent over backwards to deliver what we wanted, even wearing smiles).
In terms of service, the entire staff busted their tails for us. We worked with Lisa Blair (director of catering) on just above everything - and she's a rock star. I'm pretty sure she went way beyond her job description for us. In general, this staff will do everything they can to make your wedding as wonderful as possible.
To find a negative, I will say they had a few glitches on their reservations with some people (I think based in Texas, for some reason, which you might get on the phone) who are new. On that front, the best way to deal with reservations is to make sure your guests book early on summer weekends, because they fill up fast - especially if you're competing with a convention.
The venue is beautiful. We used the top of the town for our ceremony, moved over to the penthouse room for a cocktail hour, then came back to the top of the town for the reception. You don't need to do much to make this space beautiful - just some pretty flowers - and that's all.
In terms of cost, there's no avoiding that getting married in a great Seattle venue is not cheap - but Sorrento is as reasonable as one could hope for at this level. They will not destroy you on hidden fees - it really is what you see is what you get - which is great.
I was also very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful rooms (I was worried they would be dated).
Julianne · Married on 08/01/2013
My wife and I recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Sorrento Hotel and it was an amazing experience! We couldn't have asked for more. The staff and our main "go-to", Happiness, were so attentive, professional, and friendly. They accommodated all our needs as best as possible and then some. Definitely a great place to have your special day catered to! Beautiful old hotel, has character and different from the rest of the modern ones. If you're looking for sophisticated and elegant, this is it!Sent on 09/04/2013