The Attic & The Hansen Place
The Hansen Place is where I chose to have my wedding and it was beautiful and perfect. Kim was the person I worked with and she is simply put, amazing. The venue is gorgeous and was perfect for the type of wedding I was looking for. We did reception seating at round tables with the aisle leading to the indoor waterwall. The chandeliers are so pretty and the hardwood floor is soooo much better than the ugly carpet you see at a lot of more reasonably priced venues. They only require that you use Act3catering which was fine with us since then the caterers know what they are doing and also because that was one less decision to make. Kim kept me on schedule all day and made sure I was not panicked. Kim answered my emails quickly with answers I always liked :) She even was flexible and awesome after the wedding. We left 4 bottles of champagne in the fridge and she coordinated with us so we could come pick them up, which wasn't easy for her since my husband and I work late. Everything about my wedding day was pretty much perfect, thanks to the Hansen Place and Kim!
This is a beautiful venue and Kim and the owners (Marshall and Barbara) are easy and great to work with!! They have two facilities - The Attic and The Hansen. We had our ceremony and reception at the Attic. Both are separate facilities and have their own unique style. We had 144 guest (max for the facility is 150) and 14 tables. I can say there was enough room for all 14 tables, the dance floor, our DJ, caterer, gift table, sign in, bar, and our strings duet. ((That was probably the 1 stress moment I had and it fit perfectly and left plenty of room for people to get around. Just in case any bride is worried or wondering!))
I believe this venue suited OUR needs/wants best. My husband and I both work full-time and didn't have a lot of time to plan all the extra details. Our statement to all our vendors was that we wanted a "FIVE-minute ceremony and a FUN-filled party afterwards". This venue is perfect because there is very little set-up/decorations needed. With the wedding package - the price includes all table cloths (knee length) in white, black or ivory and the chair covers (we choose fitted which matches their chairs perfectly) and sashes. We also worked with their sub-vendor, Platinum Designs, and ordered table overlays for $250
EVERYTHING was set up for our rehearsal - so when we arrived all we had to do was put favors/programs. By the way did I mention there is pretty much little, to no, decoration needed?! We just got flower centerpieces and called it good.
Marshall was on site for our event and was great! We brought our own alcohol and he made sure all was stocked in the fridge and event put extra on ice the day-of. One of my favorite moments of him was when our ceremony was about to start and the music from downstairs was being played loudly... Marshall was running out the door to get them to turn it down. :)
This site may not be for you if....
1) You have to use their caterer (Act 3). I have very positive things to say about them - they even set up the buffet and drink table beautifully. The food is wonderful. I can totally see why you have to use them. However, Act 3 is pricey.
2) There is no ADA access. The front entrance has lots of stairs and the back entrances has a flight of stairs. If you have a lot of older people coming this may not work for you.
3) We wanted a Friday rehearsal. We were guaranteed a Monday-Thursday date the week of our wedding. However, they could not confirm a Friday rehearsal until 1-month before the event in case they received other reservations. We had a lot of out of town guests (including my bridesmaid) and it would have been a hassle to not have a Friday. We did get the Friday reserved, which was a life-saver as we were able to do all our set-up and bring the alcohol in prior to our wedding day. **That would be my one comment that perhaps they should change. Especially for the off-season wedding.**
HOWEVER, ALSO NOTE THERE IS A BAR RIGHT DOWNSTAIRS!!! HAHA - OUR BRIDESMAIDS/GROOMSMEN AND SOME OF OUR CO-WORKERS LOVED THAT. ;)
LOVED this place! It was beautiful, vaulted ceilings, held 150 people, wood from floors on up. Autumn was a breeze to work with. She ran the whole show with the DJ, to ensure the evening went smoothly without any interruptions on my end. My only complaint would be that when you book the place for 8 hrs, this time includes the time that the catering company needs to get there, as well as tear up and DOWN. Our ceremony didn't start until 430pm, but because the catering company needed to be there at 2pm - it wasted 2.5 hrs of my rented time.
Other than that, everything else I have to say about this crew is positive. They worked just as hard as I did to make sure the day went smoothly and this even included attending a 1.5 hr meeting with the DJ re: sound, lighting, the walk down the aisle, best places to sit during the ceremony etc. Another added bonus was that you could bring your own booze in. Saved tons...
I had my reception at the Attic. It was absolutely beautiful. I was able to meet with the owners of the Attic to walk through and take pictures prior to the wedding. It needs very little decorating and the decorating we did do, we were able to come in when they were doing set up for a small fee. They are very helpful, and great at returning calls and scheduling meeting times. The only concern I had was that is was not handicap accessible, so we had to have our wedding party lifting our older folks! Overall, the service was amazing, and our reception was a huge hit! Many of our guests wanted to book their family reunions, wedding anniversaries, and birthday parties there as well.
We had our reception at the Attic. It was beautifully decorated and had a warm, cozy feel. It needed minimal decorations, though linens and table decor are not included. One gripe was that our tables were arranged such that a few tables were blocked from viewing our head table and our slideshow. We thought that since we had informed them of our plans, they would have arranged the few tables so at least everyone could see. Other than that it was enjoyable. You have to book through their exclusive caterer, Act3, which is expensive so that factors into the value for the cost.
I booked the Hansen Place for my ceremony location. They were very flexible when my schedule changed around a bit (I changed my rental hours after booking). Nancy was there the day of my wedding to make sure everything went smoothly and it did. Their fees are not the cheapest BUT the location is BEAUTIFUL and doesn't need any additional decorating. They do set up and clean up too so it's worth it. A warning: if you plan of having food, you must use their caterer, Act 3 Catering, which is on the pricey side. Overall, I loved this place and was glad I had my ceremony there...it looked GREAT in photos.
I absolutely loved having my wedding reception at the Attic. This place definately allows for a cozy atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves. The staff was awesome and positively influenced our reception. If I could do it all over again. I would have had my wedding at the the Hansen Place held the reception at the Attic which is just a short walk away.
Great place for your wedding, and loved working with these guys! Great photos to be taken in the venue and around the area in general.
Hidden jewels in the heart of Sumner- you must see to believe; great venues; awesome cutomer service; great value for your money; recent renovations; exclusive caterer prepares and serves wonderful food on a beautifully appointed buffet.
The Attic and the Hansen Place are two hidden gems of beautiful and unique wedding venues. You will get personal attention, and they know many good vendors to make your wedding a beautiful day to remember.
I love getting invited to events at The Attic & The Hansen Place. I think it's the water features...or maybe the fireplaces... that make these facilities so inviting and appealing. I recommend The Attic & The Hansen Place to many of my customers because the spaces offer character and charm that you just don't find in other venues.
The Attic and Hansen Place are two great indoor venues in Sumner that are unique. We love doing events there because they are always a success! From the exclusive caterer's (Act 3 Catering) food to the water wall at the Hansen Place - from the original wood floors and rustic decor at the Attic - these two venues are great for any event!
The Attic and The Hansen Place are 2 remarkable venues with each one having a distinctly different flair. Both have 4,000 square feet of hardwood floors, unique waterwalls and crackling fireplaces. Air conditioning is a must.
The Attic and The Hansen Place are private facilities and shown by appointment only. If you would like to request a date for an event, or if you would like more information on either facility, visit us at our website www.AtticHansen.com or call our sales line at (253) 863-1285. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan your next event. You must leave time to tour both because pictures do not do these justice!
Situated in charming downtown Sumner, Washington, these locations provides easy access to major interstates and highways for Tacoma, Seattle, and Olympia guests
The Attic, built in 1912 and recently remodeled in 2010 includes a brick interior, richly wooded ceiling, an expansive fireplace, wood floors, crown molding, and antique furnishings. Brides and their attendants dress in the parlor room, guests relax on overstuffed chairs and all enjoy the open ambiance of the ballroom in this private setting. It has recently been remodeled to enhance the venue even more. This warm and cozy atmosphere exudes charm and turn of the century elegance. In addition to being an excellent venue for wedding celebrations, it is also well known for its festive Christmas and holiday parties.
The Hansen Place placed in service in 2001, is a contemporary venue that needs little of no added decor, featuring hardwood floors, marble columns along with chandeliers, fireplace, and a unique stone wall of cascading water. Marble and tile bathrooms plus a spacious dressing room provides eloquent privacy. While seated in an intimate conversation area, the sounds of the water coupled with the crackling of the fire provides the guest a restful intermission.
The new Holiday Inn Express is located in Sumner. They will provide shuttle service to our venues.
Do you provide an outdoor site for ceremonies?
We partner with our local florist who has a garden site set up for ceremonies. The garden is within walking distance of our venues.