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Sorrento Hotel

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA US 98104 (map)

PHONE

206-902-2101

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ABOUT US

A Place for Beginnings
Memories are made here. 100 years in the making (something old and something new), the Sorrento Hotel is the perfect setting (unlike any other) to begin your... Read more
A Place for Beginnings
Memories are made here. 100 years in the making (something old and something new), the Sorrento Hotel is the perfect setting (unlike any other) to begin your life together. Our unique blend of historic decor and modern luxury has earned us a reputation as Seattle’s Most Romantic Hotel.

It may be a champagne toast in our Penthouse Suite where a pianist plays your favorite tune on the grand piano and a fire blazes in the vintage fireplace. Then the wedding – an intimate ceremony in our historic Top of the Town ballroom with architectural accents. Stunning views of the Seattle cityscape serve as the backdrop for your vows. Family and friends surround. Dinner and dancing – a celebration about the two of you.

From formal and elegant to intimate and cozy, we can accommodate up to 100 guests or if you chose, rent the entire 7th floor for a reception of 120 attendees. Our experienced and helpful catering staff will assist you with any wedding detail you require. We understand this is the most special day in your lives, and we want to make it that way.

From start to finish, we’re pleased to assist with any event you have planned:
Bridal showers Bridesmaid teas or luncheons Rehearsal dinners Bachelor and Bachelorette parties Wedding ceremonies Farewell brunches
Send us an e-mail or call 206.407.1301. We’d love to hear from you. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1901
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
120
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
76
Number of suites
37
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Geoffrey
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
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.

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.
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
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.

The venue is absolutely stunning, and in-house catering is to die for. Reasonably priced for everything included, and worth every penny invested.
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Noreen
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
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Joanne
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Had an amazing dinner and set up for our wedding. It was elegant and timeless !
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Brad
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want a high quality wedding, you can't go past the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle.

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.
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Galina
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
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.

If you want high quality and amazing wedding, I would definitely recommend HOTEL SORRENTO!!!
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Angela
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sorrento Hotel on September 1st.

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!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Sorrento Hotel in August, 2013, and couldn't be happier with our choice.

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).
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Julianne
Wedding:
8/1/2013
5.0/5.0
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!
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Sorrento Hotel in May and we are still amazed at how perfect everything was. From the moment we stepped into the hotel and met Lisa Blair, who we had the pleasure of working with through the whole planning process, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married.

The hotel is absolutely gorgeous and has so much old Seattle charm. The Top of the Town ballroom and penthouse spaces have wonderful views and while large enough for a wedding, still feel warm and intimate. All our guests have told us how welcome and comfortable they felt.

I can't even explain how delicious our food was! We have heard over and over again that this was by far the best food our guests have ever had at a wedding (or in a restaurant for that matter). I am going to have cravings for the mushroom ravioli for the foreseeable future and we will definitely be going to the Hunt Club soon in search of more delicious salmon and asparagus.

So many venues we looked at had strange hidden fees and charges for things that made us wary. When we met with Lisa at the Sorrento she had everything clearly laid out for us and I was never nervous about getting a bill for something unexpected. She helped us get things done quickly, was able to recommend vendors that were an absolute dream to work with, she helped herd our families during the rehearsal because we were complete ceremony novices, and made sure everything was perfect on our wedding day.. We don't know what we would have done without her!

On our wedding day we felt so spoiled. The staff were all very nice and seemed to anticipate exactly what we needed. I could go on and on about all the details, but my point is this: if you want a beautiful venue where you and all your guests will feel like they're in a Seattle fairy tale, then this is it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I live in Louisiana. Our son and his wonderful fiancee were to celebrate their wedding in Seattle on the 29th of July. So we contracted with the Sorrento Hotel for the rehearsal dinner, cocktail party and accommodations for the wedding guests. We wanted an elegant setting, and the historic Sorrento Hotel provided that. Just seeing it online, we knew it was the place for us to arrange for the rehearsal party.

I dealt with a fabulous lady at the Sorrento, Mindy Milton (Catering Sales Manager), throughout the planning process. It was an amazingly successful event planned via emails, phone calls and one brief trip to the NW to select the menu. The quality of all the foods prepared were superb! The Sorrento Hotel has an excellent chef.

The service personal are trained to be courteous and helpful. We have had many compliments on how exceptional the rehearsal party was.

The rooms at the Sorrento Hotel are impecable, and the houskeeping staff is excellent. It was the right hotel for us.

Enough said! I thank all the staff of the Sorrento Hotel and Mindy Milton for giving us so much, and making that whole wedding weekend memorable.
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Lee
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My son's fiancee was from France, so planning the wedding and a cocktail reception, the night before wedding, fell on us. We had 14 guests from France and 28 from Louisiana & Texas.

We chose the Sorrento because of the warmth and history it has. The fireside room in the lobby provided a great place to relax with a drink and visit together. The excellent music it provided, that weekend, made a great impromptu party for our guests and some fantastic memories. Some of our best memories!

The Penthouse Suite was the perfect room for our rehearsal cocktail reception. The patio was wonderful at sunset! The food was excellent. It was like having a party in your home, but nicer!

I worked with Jessica to handle our room block and Mindy for the events. They were both easy and professional to work with. They have a strong grip on customer service as I believe all the employees do at the Sorrento.

Everyone was happy with their room, the free town car service was convenient and the guys worked with us for special needs....thank you Sorrento staff!

We could not have been happier with the way things went and I would recommend them to anyone wanting a warm, memorable event. At the Sorrento, you're like family! We'll be coming back!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lisa Blair and all staff of the Sorrento went above and beyond to make our reception sparkle. Jennifer Guenther, a fabulous Banquet Manager took care of our guests and our family til the wee hours. Lisa was always available and a wealth of information. Our guests that stayed at the hotel that night all commented on how genuine and sweet the staff were. The rooms were beautiful and absolutely perfect for our big day! We highly recommend the Sorrento!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Mindy Milton, Jennifer, and the friendly staff at the Sorrento Hotel ensured that my husband and I had a lovely, memorable wedding reception. Mindy was incredibly helpful, professional and responsive throughout the entire planning process for the event. The service the night of the reception was exceptional, from the valet to the dinner staff. All of our guests raved about the food served during dinner. The setting was ideal for us and our guests. We had around 85 guests and used the penthouse room, terrace and the dining room throughout the evening. Guests who didn't want to dance were able to enjoy the beautiful views of the city skyline from the Penthouse and the outdoor terrace. My husband and I highly recommend the Sorrento Hotel as an elegant and beautiful historic site to hold your wedding reception.
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Brian
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa Blair and the Sorrento hotel were absolutely the best for my wedding. I initially met with Lisa and was shown the wedding floor and was given all the information I needed for an informed decision. Later I received so much help in planning and coordinating from Lisa that the whole event came together with out a single hitch. I would highly recommend using the Sorrento and Lisa Blair as she made all the difference in the world for my wedding. Thank you Lisa and thank you Sorrento for a gorgeous venue.
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Marcus
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa Blair and the staff at the Sorrento were both friendly and professional. They made myself and my husband feel at ease, answered every question we had and treated every problem with grace and a calm demeanor. The venue couldn't have been more beautiful, warm and comforting, and the food was FANTASTIC. Great value for the money, they do almost everything for you, and help you find vendors for what they don't take care of. I would highly recommend them for your wedding.
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa Blair & the Sorrento Hotel were the perfect backdrop to our small, initimate, last minute ceremony & reception. With only 5 weeks to plan a Memorial Day Weekend wedding , Lisa was amazing.
The penthouse suite was perfect for our intimate wedding. Ceremony on the terrance with views from Seattle & the Sound, beautiful bridal suite to perpare in and an amazing catered meal with lots of choices in a wonderful old-world decor room. It was an all inclusive blessing! Lisa helped us find Rev Pat Callahan, a retired priest that was the perfect choice for us!
Staff were friendly, respectful and accommadating. highly recommend :)
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Alexander
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa Blair and the Sorrento hotel were the two word that I would say that would immediately cause all wedding venues to immediately cease their efforts in trying to get me to choose their venues after they asked me, "who else have you seen and where else have you gone?" I had to ask myself, is it possible to have the best of both worlds where you have the most romantic hotel in Seattle coupled with the best wedding planner? Now that the wedding is over, I can honestly say yes. The Sorrento Hotel coupled with their director of catering is that rare instance in your life where you get the best of everything to include price.

Being in the military, I was out of state during the duration of the planning part. My then fiancé was in Washington but since English was her first language, she was very shy. Lisa did a phenomenal job walking my wife through every step of the wedding planning through every specific detail. My wife cannot say enough kind words about Lisa and how she went above and beyond every step of the way. No matter how many phone calls, emails, and meetings my wife made, Lisa always enthusiastically and immediately removed every uncertainty that my wife had. One example of how caring Lisa was about making sure my wife felt comfortable was when I scheduled some foods for the tasting that my wife did not quite like. Lisa immediately scheduled a second tasting with foods that she recommended free of charge. Once again, my wife felt very reassured and was impressed by how caring Lisa was.

As for the hotel, what else can I say about the most romantic hotel in Seattle. My photographer had endless ideas for photo shoots because every space in the hotel was worthy to hold a photo session. I have honestly been approached by numerous relatives saying that my wedding was by far the most beautiful weddings that they have ever been to. The beautiful interior of the hotel coupled with the Seattle sunset made for one of the most beautiful scenes that I have ever witnessed. While I was in awe of the beauty, I was able to taste one of the most tender steaks I have ever eaten paired with some excellent wine.

Choosing the Sorrento Hotel with Lisa is by far the best choice i have made when planning my wedding.

If you want the most beautiful hotel in Seattle that has great food and service; the most networked, knowledgeable, caring, and thorough wedding planner; look no further than the Sorrento Hotel and Lisa Blair.
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