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Alaina · Married on 08/15/2015
If you want a stunning waterfront wedding, then there is no setting more perfect than The Woodmark. My husband & I knew this was our dream wedding venue from the moment we stepped onto the property. The elegant al fresco venue is outdone only by the impeccable staff & catering provided by The Woodmark. Mallory Knapp, our wedding coordinator, was superb & an absolute joy to work with. She was so responsive & helped us execute our perfect day. We could't have done it without her! The food, beverage & dinner service was top of the line and our guests still compliment the high-quality service. We are so lucky that we were able to have our wedding at one of the most beautiful venues in Washington State - we highly recommend The Woodmark to anyone who is looking for the perfect venue to create a timeless, elegant and unforgettable wedding.Sent on 09/10/2015
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Allison & Wyatt · Married on 08/18/2018
Wow! We were SO impressed with The Woodmark for our wedding in 2018. Meg helped us throughout the entire 18 months of planning our wedding. I so very appreciated her attention to detail and patience with my novice wedding planning skills. Pros to this venue, the package includes everything you need and they are very organized. For additional vendors they have very top notch quality recommendations to choose from. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking, and and the guests enjoyed themselves from start to finish. We loved having our guests be able to stay at the hotel, and our bridal suite was incredible. The food at The Woodmark is so delicious, our guests raved about the taste of the food (we did the dinner buffet). The indoor/outdoor feature makes this venue incredibly special for a ceremony and reception all in one location. I really also appreciated an excellent recommendation for uplighting when I found out our DJ could not provide it.
The downside for us I would say was honestly just the hiccups of check in for our guests (not getting their welcome bags upon check-in) and not having the cake knives put out for us when we were ready for cake cutting. Also, the florist vases were broken by the setup staff along with some of our personal decoration items. The spa treatments the day before also really were very disorganized for our party. Weddings aren't perfect and I didn't have a planner or a day of coordinator, so I think it was overall the best it could have been! We were extremely happy, it was the best day of our lives!
-Alli & Wyatt 8/18/2018
Kimi · Married on 08/11/2018
Perfect lakefront setting
We were looking for a place right on the water and the Woodmark is definitely a fantastic spot for this! The location is breathtaking, but more than this the team behind weddings at the Woodmark is truly one of a kind. Brooke helped us every step of the way, always accommodating and really focused on making the day everything we hoped for. She was an incredible asset to our wedding vendor team! On the day of the wedding, thunderstorms were in the works and the Woodmark so effortlessly established a "rain plan". In the end, rain stayed away just long enough for us to enjoy the wedding ceremony outside in the tent and the Woodmark adjusted plans accordingly; it was amazing. The service is remarkable. We are not organized people so having this team behind us made all the difference. Could not recommend enough!
Sarah · Married on 01/07/2017
The Woodmark was our perfect venue. We knew we wanted to have our wedding at a hotel but we had a wide variety of options including downtown and out near the mountains. The moment we walked through the front door of the Woodmark we were amazed at how beautiful and peaceful it was. Meg is an all-star and went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy. We started our planning process very early but she was with us every step of the way, checking in every few months and asking if we had any questions. Our ceremony and reception were held in the Marina Room and the banquet staff were fantastic (prompt in clearing away plates and making sure everyone had what they needed). We (along with some friends and family) stayed in the hotel and the rooms are wonderful. The place has a very relaxing vibe which is exactly what I needed. Meg was great in coordinating with all of our vendors and accommodating our special requests. The food (appetizers and mains) were delicious and the spa is also top notch (I had a massage the night before our wedding). My husband and I have agreed that whenever we want to have a date night/staycation we are going back to the Woodmark!
Emilee · Married on 10/01/2016
My husband & I stayed here after our wedding and we cannot say enough great things about our experience there. We had reserved two nights there and when my husband had went to check in, they informed him that they made a mistake and overbooked the hotel and our room was one which was overbooked. Well we we're of course disappointed, but they had put us up at the Bellevue Club for the night of our wedding at no cost, and they also upgraded us to the one of the nicest suites in the hotel for our night there. My husband had also made reservations for us to go to dinner at the restaurant there, and during our dinner they had upgraded our wine at no cost, plus gave us two free desserts on the house. They really treated us so well and we we're more than pleased with our stay there. Plus, the hotel is absolutely gorgeous and has so much to offer. Definitely worth a stay there!
Deb · Married on 08/06/2016
I cannot imagine a more fantastic location to celebrate one of the most important days of your life. It is a spectacular location right on the water with a marina adjacent to it and view of the Olympics. The outdoor tent was a comfort to have with our unpredictable PNW summers. The dance floor was perfect with a DJ. We loved the convenience of onsite hotel rooms for our family and out of town guests to stay. The food at the reception was excellent - our guests raved about the coconut prawns. The Woodmark was very easy to work with and even let us create a fun signature cocktail. Other than our wedding cake from their preferred cake vendor (which was beyond disappointing) everything else about the Woodmark was simply outstanding.
User5305439 · 2+ years ago
I got married @ The Woodmark last weekend and if I could do it a billion times over again, I'd choose The Woodmark Hotel as my venue EVERY time. We chose The Woodmark for many reasons. A few being, it is nautical, but not CHEESY or THEME feeling. My husband and I were both collegiate rowers, so we felt like a somewhat nautical venue was fitting. The Woodmark is also extremely elegant and romantic, something I was really looking for too. It is also a HOTEL so our guests could just walk right up to their rooms after the reception. Can't get easier than that! And most important, Mallory was amazing to work with. She always responded to my e-mails within the same day or next day, made time to meet with my mom & I, picked up the phone, and treated my mom & I with true respect and a caring attitude. Even though she had many clients over the 14 months we worked with her, she treated us like her only one the entire time with how attentive she was. The bar and food situation went off without a hitch. ALL my guests told me the food tasted amazing, and I was so pleased the staff got them out to our 140 guests in a timely manner. The layout of getting married at the Woodmark made me feel extra special. Being right on the lake made for some amazing photos, and having our sparkler send off up the huge stairs outside by the lobby was spectacular. The canopy was the perfect ceremony/dinner location rain or shine (which it is important to have a plan for rain, being in Seattle!) and the library is my favorite room in the whole hotel, so having cocktail hour in there (because of the recent rain) was beautiful! Mallory and her assistant even put ribbons on 140 chocolate boxes for us, something I did not expect her to do! She truly does care about each and every one of her clients, and I would without a doubt, recommend Mallory and The Woodmark as a wedding venue to everyone.Sent on 09/12/2015
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Laura · Married on 08/23/2015
Our wedding at the Woodmark was a dream come true!
The waterfront tent wedding space is tremendously romantic.
The food is absolutely unbelievable. The salmon and steak melt in your mouth.
The staff is fantastic. They are a well-organized team. Everyone is supportive, professional, and friendly.
The views are unbelievable. There are so many great locations for photography.
The honeymoon suite was so luxurious.
Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The Woodmark is a beautiful place for an unforgettable wedding!
Barbara · Married on 01/17/2015
My groom and I had to push up our wedding date up and decided make it a SUPRISE wedding as well. Our wedding coordinator and staff at the Woodmark not only made us feel heard and supported , they are the reason our wedding was such a beautiful success! The foods venue and services are all high quality and worth the money! We have nothing short of " best wedding ever!" And " I had an amazing time" compliments from our guests. The venders we used , reccomonded by the Woodmark , were also just as amazing ! THANK YOU WOODMARK HOTEL for not only making our special ( and sometime stressful )day an inspiring experience for us and our family and friends. Brides to be , if you can have a wedding at the Woodmark ...DO IT!
Cubby · Married on 09/15/2013
The Woodmark provides OUTSTANDING service, food and a gorgeous venue! A wonderful place for an event to remember. All of our guests were impressed with the venue, the food, and the responsiveness of the staff - professional all the way, but fun too!
User3146397 · 2+ years ago
The Woodmark hotel is AMAZING. We have gone to this hotel for years and upon planing our wedding, we knew that this would be our venue. The hotel itself is stunning as it is set on the lake and is so peaceful and relaxing upon arrival. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and went beyond our expectations, welcoming a large group from out of town who stayed at the hotel over the weekend. The wedding co-ordinator Elisa was so fabulous and very well organized, making the lead up to the wedding, easy and stress free. She was very sweet and was wonderful during planning stages and on the day itself, making sure that everything ran smoothly and without issue. We could not be happier with our venue selection and will continue to go to this hotel for years!
Carla · Married on 10/30/2010
Fabulous venue! Loved the food and the customer service was great while planning. On the day they really came through and everything was perfect.
Elly · Married on 08/07/2010
Faith Johnston was absolutely wonderful!! Very professional and curteous, while answering all questions promptly and providing suggestions as needed. She anticipated our needs and provided options to create a very memorable wedding.
Stephenie · Married on 11/22/2008
We had our ceremony, reception & catering provided by the Woodmark as well as our first married night together here. The staff is amazing (I recommend working with Sharon!) and they make you feel like royalty the entire time you're with them. The food is to die for and they're very flexible on the menu they provide you. They allowed us to have holiday wreaths hung up and worked with us on booking rooms for guests as well as managing the parking lot. This is the most gorgeous hotel in the North West my husband and I plan to celebrate each anniversary here until they boot us!
Amanda · Married on 08/27/2017
We got married at the Woodmark and loved every minute of it. Meg, the coordinator, was super responsive, flexible and friendly and helped us through the planning process. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous; the view of the water, the ceremony and reception tent, the cocktail hour space and the ballroom were all so beautiful and our guests were wowed. There can't be a better venue for a beautiful sunset! The food and service was great as well, and we couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding.
User5426580 · 2+ years ago
My Husband and I got married at the Woodmark on August 14th and our night was absolutely perfect and unforgettable.
Staff: From day one, the staff was friendly and professional. From the housekeeping staff to the catering staff, all the way to the end of the night folks who helped us clean up, we felt so supported and respected.
The Venue: One thing to note is that the venue is gorgeous without any décor at all, so if you are looking for an effortlessly classy experience with minimal décor needs, this is the place for you. The view, and gorgeous silk tent speak for themselves so I didn't feel pressured to have tons of flowers or crazy décor.
Food: People LOVED the food many said it was the best wedding food they'd ever had - even my picky eater friends & family enjoyed it.
One awesome thing about the Woodmark is that their "tasting" is different than other venues. Unlike other venues, we weren't made to narrow down the food we wanted to try. Instead, we got to pick from a series of dates where the catering staff would make the entire catering menu (salads, mains, sides, bread, cake, even alcohol!). When our tasting date came, we got to attend an all-inclusive tasting where we got to try everything on their menu in order to make an informed decision on what we would like to serve our guests.
Sendoff: After the "I Do"s , the venue provides a boat cruise as a sendoff. The boat cruise was incredible and the driver was very chivalrous and nice. We took a 30 minute troll around the lake where we had a few moments alone to soak in the occasion. As if that isn't romantic enough, it made for AMAZING photos.
Our coordinator: I cannot say enough about Meg. From day one, all the way through the event, Meg was positive, confident and professional. She constantly reassured us that were in good hands, and was a great communicator. She responded to calls and emails in a timely manner and even took time to have a finalization meeting with me before our wedding.
User5204836 · 2+ years ago
I cannot say enough good things about the Woodmark or Mallory Knapp. We just had our wedding there July 18, 2015. Here are the highlights: 1) WOODMARK STAFF/MALLORY KNAPP: Mallory is professional, accommodating, and has probably the best communication skills I have encountered while planning our wedding. And more than anything, she is dependable and trustworthy, which was very important to us. I was very involved in the wedding planning process and particular about details-and Mallory was receptive to my requests and made sure every detail was exactly how I wanted it. Not just Mallory though-every member of the Woodmark staff we worked with went above and beyond to ensure our event was perfect; 2) FOOD-We served salmon and filet of beef-our guests raved about the food, especially the beef. Honestly it was the best steak I ever had-cooked to perfection which is impressive for 170 guests. Appetizers were fabulous too. 3) DRINKS-Mallory and catering staff worked with us to create custom signature cocktails that fit our budget. And they let us serve a keg of Manny's, our favorite beer; 4) LOCATION-can't be beat. No words necessary-see it yourself; 5) HOTEL-Having a hotel at your venue is invaluable in terms of convenience-both for your wedding party and your guests. We reserved discounted rooms for our guests in a block reservation, which I highly recommend. 6) VALUE-the Woodmark is pricey but you get what you pay for. You will not get this view, service, food and drink quality, and overall lakeside vibe for less anywhere. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose the Woodmark again in a heartbeat and recommend this venue to all brides-to-be!Sent on 07/28/2015
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Jordan · Married on 08/30/2014
Mallory was amazing! She would answer any question we had no matter how large or small and really made sure all of the details were reviewed and discussed so that her catering staff would be prepared. Speaking of, the catering staff and the hotel staff was incredible. Many guests told us how friendly and helpful the staff was which was incredibly important to us as we had many out of town guests. Would absolutely recommend the Woodmark for a wedding ceremony and reception. Try to work with Mallory because she goes above and beyond and is the best!
MiYoung · Married on 06/05/2010
Beautiful and elegant place for our wedding reception.
User5280649 · 2+ years ago
The Woodmark provided an absolutely incredible backdrop for our wedding. It was picture-perfect, and a month later, we are still hearing from friends and family about how well the day went. The food was also incredible, albeit a little expensive, and Mallory was terrific to work with. Whenever we had a question in the months leading up tot he wedding--and we had many, as you likely will--she was quick to respond with information or suggestions. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day.Sent on 07/21/2015
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Pamela · Married on 09/05/2009
Beautiful place to get married! The food was fantastic, and service was great. The only complaint I had was that I would make a request and would not hear back from the catering manager until I emailed a second time and asked if she received my first email. Even then the response was a short one word answer which I felt since I was paying so much for the venue, was unprofessional. But the Woodmark is a wedding machine, they definitely know what they are doing and everything went off without a hitch! They force you to hire a professional day-of coordinator, which at first I didn't like, but in hint sight, I'm so glad I did. She was worth the extra money we paid to have her!
Lindsay · Married on 04/18/2009
The Woodmark is not an inexpensive option, but they definitely deliver. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly for each guest (100 in total). They were generally responsive, and didnt try to take advantage of any "loop holes" in their contract. At the end of our event, we even got back more than $1000 in over estimated alcohol costs... something they could have very easily "forgotten" to give back.
Overall, our wedding couldnt have gone any better. Between the Woodmark, Fena Flowers, and our day-of-coordinator, everything came together beautifully.
Karen · Married on 05/25/2018
The venue is gorgeous and the people we worked with were very nice and helpful. My only complaint is with the last couple of hours when we switched the bar to based on consumption. We had a small wedding of about 20 guests. They claimed our 5 guests left drinking liquor and mixed drinks had 51 cocktails/shots in 2 hours, which was absurd. We had no way to prove it wasn’t true so we just paid. Beware of doing a bar based on consumption with them.
User3962744 · 2+ years ago
Upon first meeting with our coordinator, we felt that overt the top niceness, and "we will do anything for you" attitude was completely genuine but boy was I wrong. Woodmark Hotel made my wedding planning experience extremely difficult. I'm not going talk about every issue but over and over again, their lack of service not only made me cry but it also gave me a great deal of anxiety . In the planning process we had so many problems in communication with our catering coordinator. It would take days (5-9) sometimes even longer before we heard back on questions brought to the table, and even when we finally got a response most of the time it was a rude 2-3 word response. Because of their continued lack of responsiveness, lack of professionalism, and very evident lack of caring, I feel a great disregard towards the catering manager and the Woodmark Hotel in general. My husband and I devastated by the amount of money we have spent throughout the process. All for the emotional pain and stress takes a toll not only you but also your family. No bride deserves that.Sent on 03/11/2014
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