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How to Plan a Wedding in Bothell

Wedding planning can be stressful, to say the least. We’ve created this handy guide to help make the planning process easier, especially if you’re considering having your wedding in Bothell.

Read on to discover our recommendations for places for guests to stay, catering, venue, and more!

Wedding Venue

After getting engaged, you’ll need to find a wedding venue and secure a date and it’s easy enough when you have memorable venues in Bothell. 

The Loft at Russell’s offers a 4,000-square-foot picturesque barn with cathedral ceilings and catering by an award-winning chef. For couples looking for a venue with a quirkier atmosphere, catering options, and a central location that’s convenient for guests, try McMenamins Anderson School. And if you’re looking for a more affordable option that you can customize, take a look at The Bothell Rental Hall. All of the venues will work to accommodate your vision, and ensure you, your partner, and your guests an experience you’ll never forget.

If you’re looking to have your wedding in an out-of-the-box setting (or if you’d love to get married in your alma mater), you can book your venue at the University of Washington - Bothell or Cascadia College

Hotel Accommodations

They say your wedding is the biggest party of your life — which also means that your guests should be properly taken care of! Work with local hotels, including McMenamins Anderson School or Country Inn and Suites by Radisson Seattle-Bothell, to block off hotel rooms for your family and friends coming in for the occasion. Here’s our full list of places to stay in Bothell.

For guests who want to continue their stay, we recommend booking through our Sip & Stay package, which offers hotel discounts and complimentary wine tastings at participating Woodinville wineries.


Your guests will remember if the food was incredible, so let’s give them something to talk about! If you’re looking for outside catering, rather than in-house catering at a venue, Alexa’s Cafe and Catering is more than a delicious brunch spot — the Bothell staple also offers catering services for weddings.

Choose from a myriad of entrees, sides, and salad options, including Chimichurri Flank Steak, Cilantro Spiced Prawns, Cheesy Cauliflower Bake, and Baby Green and Cranberry Salad.

If you’re looking to switch up your catering, Boba Bothell offers wedding catering as well, so guests can enjoy refreshing teas during the cocktail hour or reception.

Floral Arrangements and Bouquets

Floral arrangements at the ceremony, centerpieces during the reception, and bouquets for the bridal party — The Bothell Florist and Small River Farm are here for you and your wedding floral needs. Both provide seasonal blooms and beautiful yet unforgettable designs.

Wedding Cake

Whether you’re looking for a traditional wedding cake or a unique cupcake cake, Bothell’s bakeries will work closely with you to ensure that your pièce de résistance is one your guests will never forget.

The folks at Hillcrest Bakery have created custom wedding cakes for nearly 50 years, tailoring the style of the cake to the couple. Visit the bakery for a cake tasting appointment, where you’ll sample some of their most popular cake flavors, including their Traditional White Cake with Gourmet Raspberry Filling.

Pinkabella Cupcakes also offers wedding cakes, as well as cupcake displays if you’re looking for a twist on the traditional cake. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary tasting!

After Party

Hear us out: An after-party at a fun, local watering hole that’s within walking distance or less than a 10-minute cab ride from your guests’ hotels!

Bothell boasts a number of bars and breweries that are perfect for guests who want to keep the party going. If you’re looking for an intriguing bar with special cocktails, take your loved ones to Kro Bar. The Bison is a great classic bar with delicious burgers, while The Shed at McMenamins Anderson School specializes in whiskey and classic cocktails by the outdoor fire. And if you’re looking for a spot that works for everyone, you can’t go wrong with Beardslee Public House.


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