Wedding Testimonials

See what our brides and grooms have to say about their Seattle wedding day at The Edgewater.


See what our brides and grooms have to say about their Seattle wedding day at The Edgewater.


I want to thank you, so much, for everything you did for us for Jason and Michele’s wedding. We wanted only the most perfect wedding for our beautiful daughter, and that’s exactly what she had. Your guidance throughout the entire process was outstanding! From the first time we walked into the Edgewater Hotel, a little over a year ago, we fell in love with it. Walking into the ballroom on the day of the wedding made me feel like we were in a fairy tale. Everything was done to perfection by the entire staff. Barry and I have returned to Maryland and are so grateful that Michele and Jason had the wedding of their dreams. It was absolutely flawless! Saying “thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough. We appreciate everything you did to make the day so wonderful!

– Diane Williams, 5/21/19

Wow – everything about The Edgewater was perfect for our wedding. The ballroom was beautiful and an amazing setting for both the ceremony and reception. Catrina, the sales manager, was so helpful throughout the planning process and always available to answer questions. Dinner and drinks were incredible, and the staff was so attentive the entire night. Our guests had nothing but good things to say about the hotel and loved staying there. I highly recommend them as our wedding was idyllic.

– Kacey O., 3/24/19, The Knot

Catrina was the greatest in helping us achieve a beautiful ceremony and reception! She took care of all the minor details and was an expert on how to organize the room with the numbers and situations we were dealing with. The venue is beautiful in all different weather situations and the food was delicious! All of the staff are top-notch and incredible!

– Alexandra F., 3/17/19, the Knot

I’ve managed events for most of my career, and so it is with that perspective that I wanted you to know what an outstanding job you and your team did. Everyone there commented on the service and the quality of the food and venue. What a treat! I particularly appreciated how responsive you were—that is truly rare—and totally de-stressed the whole process. Please convey our thanks to all who served us and made our event a very special occurrence. We will be back for sure!!

– Cheryl and Matt, 1/8/19

We had our wedding at the Edgewater Hotel, and all we have to say is thank you, thank you, thank you! The views are stunning, the staff is just incredible, the food was amaaaazing and the whole process was just as smooth as glass. From start to finish Cassie and Catrina were there to answer any questions we had (no matter how odd they were). During our wedding process we did had a little hiccup when our wedding coordinator (Cassie) took another position at another company; however she made great notes so when Catrina picked it up, she never missed a beat. Honestly, it felt like we worked with both ladies the whole time and both went above and beyond what we expected. Each visit we felt welcomed by all the staff and all the little details where paid attention too. We cannot say how much we enjoyed working with them and if we had to do it again, we wouldn’t change a thing! To Catrina and the staff, thank you! It was an absolute memorable wedding and you all went above and beyond what we expected. If you want a great water front view, friendly staff and good food than seriously consider this place. It’s worth it!

– Josh K., 11/24/18, Yelp

Catrina was so amazing!!! She helped coordinate our wedding for us and was there with any questions and always had a smile on her face. She made our wedding day so easy and fun, I can not say enough of how wonderful she is! Also the Edgewater is an amazing hotel that was so beautiful, everyone who came to our wedding could not get over the water and city views.

– Kendal, 8/4/18, the Knot

The Edgewater is an iconic hotel. When friends are visiting Seattle, I usually recommend them to visit the Edgewater Hotel to experience its view, music (Friday / Saturday), gallery of famous musicians, and food. When my husband and I became engaged this was the first place we thought of.

Unlike other high-end hotels in the Seattle area, the Edgewater’s Olympic Ballroom displays the beauty of the Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. This room is decorated with sparkling chandeliers and mirrors reflecting the sky, mountain, and water. With these features, this space doesn’t require much decoration. We had our ceremony and reception in the Olympic ballroom, and our cocktail hour in the Terrance room, which has an amazing view of the city and the Space Needle. As most of our guests are from out-of-town the Edgewater was the perfect venue to showcase Seattle, the city where we fell in love.

The Olympic ballroom is similar to an outdoor wedding, without having to take on the worry of unpredictable weather. It was important for us as our wedding was in June when the weather can be fickle. While we were hoping for a beautiful sunny day, Mother Nature had different plans. During the ceremony, Mother Nature joined in with display of thunder and rain that changed to an amazing blueish sky. The clouds broke up enough for the sun to shine through just as the ceremony came to an end.

The staff at the Edgewater are true professionals. We worked with Catrina for most of the wedding logistics. She is communicative, responsive, detailed, and very experienced in the wedding industry. We consulted with Catrina and relied on her for insights when making our decisions. We were very pleased with her and her staff leading up to the wedding and on the day of our wedding. For room block coordination, we worked with Colette. She is a rock-star. Colette helped us with the changing demands of our guests and coordinated distribution of our welcome bags perfectly. She is also very detailed in tracking and communicating last minute changes to the front desk so our guests’ check-in experience was smooth.

We could not be happier with the Edgewater Hotel, and we appreciate its staff’s dedication to make our wedding day special. For any couple who wants a quintessential Seattle wedding, we recommend this venue as you will be in great hands.

– Sara, 7/31/18, the Knot

Our daughter’s wedding took place at this wonderful hotel July 15. When we were choosing a venue, we wanted something totally Seattle, as many guests were coming from out of town. The Edgewater Hotel was the perfect choice. There is nothing more beautiful than Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony. As soon as we saw the ballroom, we knew we had chosen the perfect setting.

We met with Catrina (Catering Sales Manager) about a year before the wedding. This is necessary, as summer weddings at this hotel are very popular, and need to be booked at least a year ahead. At that meeting, Catrina took notes, answered questions, and provided a list of vendors we might want to use. Throughout the rest of the year, she communicated with our daughter by email. She answered questions, provided suggestions, and sent menus and photos. Her help was exceptional, and exceeded our highest expectations! A friend of mine advised me to hire a wedding planner, which was utterly ridiculous, as Catrina was the perfect wedding planner!

Four months before the wedding, we went for a tasting of the food we had chosen. Instead of a plated dinner, we opted for the Edgewater Buffet, which included salmon, chicken breast and sirloin of beef, along with several salads, pasta, roasted vegetables, etc. Every dish was amazing, beautifully prepared, and delicious. Catrina took copious notes regarding our likes, dislikes, and requests.

The wedding and reception were perfect. Catrina was available all day, and continuously checked on everything. The bridesmaids and groomsmen had separate rooms in which to get ready, and coffee was provided. We also had appetizer plates sent up, as the wedding party was there all day. Catrina also handled this.

The entire staff was incredibly accomplished and friendly. The food was outstanding, and so many of our guests commented that it was the very best food they had ever been served at a wedding. The ballroom and adjacent cocktail lounge and outside deck are stunning. Since I have run out of adjectives to describe how delighted we were with the entire experience, I will finish this review. Thank you so much Catrina and the entire staff of the Edgewater!

– Gina C., 7/26/17, Facebook

*Header image photography by O’Malley Photography

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