Your Coastal Wedding in Washington: Best Spots to Say “I Do”

Feb 12, 2024 | Family Fun

There are few things more romantic than a coastal wedding in Washington. The rugged Pacific Northwest coastline is a never-ending scroll containing a love poem from nature. The astonishing beauty of our coast unrolls before you, scrawled with salty, sweet nothings and unrelenting longing. Here, each briny breeze is a kiss from the ocean, and the rhythm of the waves is a heartbeat. Your love finds a perfect stage on our shores, making it an enchanting spot to say “I do.”

Why Have a Coastal Wedding in Washington?

The love story between the sea and shore is one for the ages. Never has there been such a timeless, true love affair. Something about that everlasting dance on the shoreline creates the most magical backdrop for your forever.

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With plenty of nooks and crannies for picture-perfect moments, the 28 miles of unfettered beaches in Pacific County provide the dream setting. Our numerous bungalows, boutique hotels, cottages, historic inns, and coastal-front properties await your bridal parties. The surrounding acres of fertile farms bloom with lush bouquets and arrangements just waiting to be picked. Our neighborhood eateries, pubs, and fine dining are serving food made with love daily. And our bakeries are brimming with sweet confections perfect for cake-cutting. Everything you need for your coastal wedding in Washington is here for you.

With so many exceptional spots to host your event, we’ve narrowed the list to a few unique locations that put a bow on tying the knot.

Have Your Coastal Wedding Right on the Beach

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Love meets the sea when you plan a coastal wedding in Washington. Unlike your traditional venues, having a ceremony on the beach is a symphony of love with the ocean as your witness. A canopy of clouds veils your vows as the waves applaud your eternal kiss. Our wide-open spaces are as big as your love for each other on your special day. Our beach weddings require advanced special permitting and insurance requirements, so plan ahead. Source an officiant and track the weather and tides to ensure the best experience.

Get Married at a Lighthouse

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What can be more romantic than standing on a windswept cliff overlooking the undulating Pacific Ocean while pledging all eternity to your soul mate? The North Head Lighthouse in Cape Disappointment State Park allows short ceremonies in one of the most stunning locations to hold your coastal wedding in Washington. The lighthouse was built in 1898 and has stood guard over the mouth of the Columbia River for over 100 years. Share your vows under its steadfast gaze as it guides you into your next journey.

Get Vintage at the Sou’Wester

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Create a vintage vision with a getaway at the funky Sou’Wester Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort. This 3-acre hideaway is an eclectic quilt of more than 30 retro trailers, whimsical cabins, a 3-story lodge, and RV/campsites. Nestled in the forest and mere steps from the iconic Long Beach, this fairy garden is effortlessly cool. In addition to the space and accommodations, the property includes a garden spa and a dry Finnish sauna to help you relax before your special day. For guests needing a last-minute outfit, pop into The Thrifty for thrifted duds. And if you forgot a gift, don’t fret. The Front Porch Market includes local gifts and snacks for purchase. Follow your event up with a stroll on the beach and end it with a vinyl-record dance party in the lodge.

Seaview Manor

If you’ve always imagined yourself standing on a salt-kissed porch of a historic coastal inn nestled in the sun-dappled forests by the sea, look no further than Seaview Manor. Built in 1906, this stunning 6-bedroom estate is a storybook location to host your event. With a sweeping, majestic staircase, fireplaces, balconies, and private access to the beach, you would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic setting.

Seaview Manor

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In terms of accessories, this darling gem is well-appointed. Your rental includes tables, chairs, house linens, a sound system, a fire pit, and a smart screen for slide shows. With its time-honored heritage and modern enhancements, this dazzling spot is the perfect place to welcome your future.

Oysterville Church

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One of the most photographed places in Pacific County is the historical Oysterville Church. Most of this charming town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Walking through the oyster-shell-crackled streets is swoon-worthy. White picket fences surround picturesque properties with views of Willapa Bay. Take your first steps into your forever in the iconic red-and-white church. The gable-roofed building has stood since 1892 and welcomes hundreds of visitors annually. Follow your ceremony with a toast of freshly shucked oysters at the nearby Oysterville Sea Farms.

Say “I Do” at the Shelburne

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Say your vows in the Shelburne Garden, surrounded by rare blossoms and the blessings of lucky spirits. This unique, historied space is blooming with enchantment and magic. Its charm is enhanced with Wi-Fi, projection capabilities, a sound system, local art, and beautiful venue space within the Shelburne Hotel and Pub. Seal your love with a kiss under an umbrella of garden branches in a ceremony rooted in romance.

Boho Romance in Tokeland

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If you’re looking for a Pinterest-worthy celebration for your coastal wedding in Washington, take a peek at the storied Tokeland Hotel. Built in 1885, this breathtaking property is the oldest hotel in the state. Luscious décor, a deep history, and even a few friendly ghosts fill the 18-room property. It sits peacefully along the Tokeland spit at the edge of Willapa Bay and is as relaxed as the gentle waves that lap the shore. The onsite celebrated Wandering Goose restaurant fills the inn with the heavenly perfume of perfectly roasted meats and locally sourced produce. And sumptuous art and decadent floral arrangements adorn every surface. One visit and you’ll fall in love.

Take the Plunge

When your love is as deep as the ocean and as boundless as the sea, a coastal wedding in Washington is a perfect backdrop. Anchor your hearts along our eternal coastline and under our unyielding sky. We’re here to help you take the plunge.

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Your Coastal Wedding in Washington: Best Spots to Say "I Do"

By: Danelle Dodds

Danelle is an international traveler, road tripper, writer, and artist. She firmly believes in testing the limits of word count, mileage, and AYCE sushi.




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