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Washington State History Museum

Tacoma , WA
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LOCATION

1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US (map)

PHONE

253-798-5902

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Bold architecture, stunning views and a convenient downtown location make the Washington State History museum the perfect place to have your wedding. Located in historic downtown Tacoma,... Read more
Bold architecture, stunning views and a convenient downtown location make the Washington State History museum the perfect place to have your wedding. Located in historic downtown Tacoma, the museum offers grand indoor and outdoor spaces for both your ceremony and reception, private access to our current exhibitions, and beautiful views of the city skyline, Thea Foss waterway, and Mount Rainier. You are welcome to select a caterer from our preferred list or bring in a caterer of your choosing and your rental of the museum includes use of tables, chairs, and audio/visual equipment, pre-event planning assistance, an on-site event coordinator the day of your wedding.

Whether you choose to have a formal wedding or a more casual affair, the museum has beautiful, bold and unique spaces that can accommodate your ceremony, a formal dinner or cocktail hour, dancing, and more. Located at the Museum's main entrance, the Grand Lobby is the building's most open and accessible room. In the daylight, its bright airiness highlights the huge arches and beautiful balconies above, while nighttime lights from the Plaza and nearby Union Station add elegance and drama to any occasion, particularly wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours.

Visit our site to learn more, or give us a call or send us an email!

http://www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/rentals/

253.798.5891

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom

REVIEWS

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Joseph
Wedding:
6/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Book with Molly, she is great! The team at WSHS, regardless if they are events, support services, curatorial, or education are top notch! I have worked with the different departments of WSHS in the past on various occasions and at each time my service and experience was second to none.
Book with Molly, she is great! The team at WSHS, regardless if they are events, support services, curatorial, or education Read more...
Book with Molly, she is great! The team at WSHS, regardless if they are events, support services, curatorial, or education are top notch! I have worked with the different departments of WSHS in the past on various occasions and at each time my service and experience was second to none. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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sharon
Wedding:
5/16/2016
5.0/5.0
This is the most excellent venue for your wedding. The museum staff went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wedding was everything she wanted it to be. They were supportive, creative, sensitive, and by the time the day came we felt like they were part of our family! I can't say enough about the excellent quality of service they provided from our first visit (and all of the visits we made over the months leading up to the wedding to measure, chat, and seek advice) all the way through the rehearsal, set up, the ceremony and reception, and the final take down. They are the best! It was a beautiful, remarkable experience and the memories will last a lifetime. Thank you to the best wedding venue we could have hoped for!
This is the most excellent venue for your wedding. The museum staff went out of their way to make sure my daughter's Read more...
This is the most excellent venue for your wedding. The museum staff went out of their way to make sure my daughter's wedding was everything she wanted it to be. They were supportive, creative, sensitive, and by the time the day came we felt like they were part of our family! I can't say enough about the excellent quality of service they provided from our first visit (and all of the visits we made over the months leading up to the wedding to measure, chat, and seek advice) all the way through the rehearsal, set up, the ceremony and reception, and the final take down. They are the best! It was a beautiful, remarkable experience and the memories will last a lifetime. Thank you to the best wedding venue we could have hoped for! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
Washington State History Museum responded with the following comments:

We are so glad we could be part of your special day! It's always a pleasure to hear our clients enjoyed their experience!
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Patricia
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Great group especially the folks who helped us on the day of our event. Thank you.
Great group especially the folks who helped us on the day of our event. Thank you.
Great group especially the folks who helped us on the day of our event. Thank you. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lynette
Wedding:
1/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Molly & her staff went above and beyond to make this event a huge success!
THANK YOU!!!
Molly & her staff went above and beyond to make this event a huge success!
THANK YOU!!!
Molly & her staff went above and beyond to make this event a huge success!
THANK YOU!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Venude provides great service. I have used them on multiple occasions and will continue.
Venude provides great service. I have used them on multiple occasions and will continue.
Venude provides great service. I have used them on multiple occasions and will continue. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Exceptional value and service. We used the grand lobby for a fundraiser and it turned out amazing. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Prior to the event communication was always prompt which calmed our nerves being our first formal fundraiser.
Exceptional value and service. We used the grand lobby for a fundraiser and it turned out amazing. The staff was very Read more...
Exceptional value and service. We used the grand lobby for a fundraiser and it turned out amazing. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Prior to the event communication was always prompt which calmed our nerves being our first formal fundraiser. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This was for a private party with a Halloween theme. The Museum entrance hall was where we set up for dinner. The drama and lighting are perfect. We especially were thrilled to have access to the History Museum as part of the cost of the venue. Parking was included which is a plus in an area of paid parking only. The Museum staff is very accommodating, friendly, helpful, and patient.
This was for a private party with a Halloween theme. The Museum entrance hall was where we set up for dinner. The drama Read more...
This was for a private party with a Halloween theme. The Museum entrance hall was where we set up for dinner. The drama and lighting are perfect. We especially were thrilled to have access to the History Museum as part of the cost of the venue. Parking was included which is a plus in an area of paid parking only. The Museum staff is very accommodating, friendly, helpful, and patient. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Everyone was very friendly and flexible. They made the whole process of the wedding from planning to day of very smooth! I would recommend them to everyone.
Everyone was very friendly and flexible. They made the whole process of the wedding from planning to day of very smooth! I Read more...
Everyone was very friendly and flexible. They made the whole process of the wedding from planning to day of very smooth! I would recommend them to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Washington State History Museum responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, Meghan! We were thrilled to be part of your special day!
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Luckisha
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Everyone was so helpful! Dave was everything! I cannot tell you how valuable his smile
Is! Helpful, joyful, and flexible! Thank you all. It was a dream come true, and a great way to have people come see a pice of history!
Everyone was so helpful! Dave was everything! I cannot tell you how valuable his smile
Is! Helpful, joyful, and Read more...
Everyone was so helpful! Dave was everything! I cannot tell you how valuable his smile
Is! Helpful, joyful, and flexible! Thank you all. It was a dream come true, and a great way to have people come see a pice of history! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Scott
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
The Washington State History Museum went above and beyond for our wedding ceremony! Our needs were relatively simple: a microphone and sound system, a podium, and an archway. All were set up and ready well before anyone from the wedding party arrived at the venue. Any time someone needed a museum representative, they were prompt and met our needs quickly. We were given access to our dressing rooms with more than enough time to dress and prepare for pre-ceremony photos. Thanks to the museum staff, our ceremony was a rousing success!
The Washington State History Museum went above and beyond for our wedding ceremony! Our needs were relatively simple: a Read more...
The Washington State History Museum went above and beyond for our wedding ceremony! Our needs were relatively simple: a microphone and sound system, a podium, and an archway. All were set up and ready well before anyone from the wedding party arrived at the venue. Any time someone needed a museum representative, they were prompt and met our needs quickly. We were given access to our dressing rooms with more than enough time to dress and prepare for pre-ceremony photos. Thanks to the museum staff, our ceremony was a rousing success! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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