Sanctuary at Admiral
Davi was absolutely incredible. From the time we met her to see this amazing space, which is a gem in West Seattle to time time our event was over, it was always apparent that Davi truly loved working with us. Our "gathering" was truly a magical night.
Not that I want to get married again, but I would come back to Davi at the Sanctuary again in a heartbeat.
Sanctuary at Admiral is a very unique and special place. We were ready to sign up the moment we drove by and saw the charming courtyard, and castle looking exterior. It's very warm and elegant inside, unlike other venues that are a blank space that you've got to bring character to. The value is unbelievable, because in addition to the actual space where you can marry and quick change to a reception, there's a beautiful bridal suite, speak easy, and separate room for the groomsmen. We received so many compliments on how unique and beautiful the whole wedding was. We worked with Davi who was an absolute doll. She was warm and easy to work with, and knew exactly what needed to be done in order to make the whole wedding and reception come off seamlessly.
Our daughter's wedding ceremony was held at Sanctuary at Admiral and I cannot say enough good things about this venue! It is gorgeous, spacious, memorable, and truly unique. It is absolutely a hidden gem! And Davi, the manager, is a total professional. She was hugely helpful with planning, and very easy to reach whenever we had a question. She has a wonderful aesthetic, and had great suggestions for seating arrangements, decor, and music. On the day of the wedding, she went above and beyond to meet our every need, from providing yummy snacks for the wedding party, to repairing my husband's missing button at the last minute! She just seemed to be wherever we needed her, with a genuine smile and a helping hand. We were all incredibly impressed, and would recommend the Sanctuary at Admiral without reservation.
We hosted our daughters wedding at the Sanctuary at Admiral and Davi the all inclusive hostess/manager was fabulous to work with. She did anything and everything that needed done, on the day of, she stepped in and made it all happen from setting up the room to assisting the florist, caterer, serving guests,busing to the clean up at midnight. On top of that she took a personal interest in making sure the event was enjoyed by all of our guests. The venue itself is very warm, charming and is an intimate setting for a wedding.
I know a five star review sometimes looks like over enthusiasm. Not this one. The Sanctuary at Admiral was everything I hoped for (and expected) from my wedding venue and SO much more. There are no words to sum up how much I relied upon and appreciated Davi, the venue coordinator and our impromptu day-of coordinator. She was fabulous in every way! Emails were returned within hours, she was super flexible and accommodating, and she was a huge support the day of the wedding making sure everything was taken care of (logistically AND emotionally!). The venue itself is one-of-a-kind... beautiful, unique, vintage, rich. The stained glass and wood features were stunning, the light was soft and romantic, the speak-easy lounge downstairs was the perfect party space, and the bridal loft was a much-needed retreat during the madness of the day. I wish all brides could be so lucky to have their wedding at the Sanctuary. It was almost TOO EASY!!! I would have paid triple for the value we received, no joke!!! Brides, I cannot recommend the Sanctuary at Admiral highly enough!!!!
We just finished our wedding weekend at The Sanctuary and the whole experience with Davi and staff was PERFECT! The space itself is very unique in the artwork, decorations and layout. We didn't have to bring in much in the way of extra decorations because there is already so much interesting and romantic pieces throughout the building and in the courtyard. This is not your typical cookie-cutter banquet hall, it is really a special, lovely place with its own character. We knew right away this was where we wanted to have our ceremony and reception.
Davi, the behind the scenes venue coordinator, could not have been better. She knows the venue like the back of her hand, had answers to all of our questions about the preferred caterers, and she will give you her honest opinion on what works best. She put us at ease throughout the whole process, from choosing our caterer, to the layout of tables and chairs, and being sure the evening ran smoothly.
Every five star rating above has earned its rating. If you looking for an intimate venue that will impress your guests and stand out, check out The Sanctuary!
I couldn't be happier with how my wedding day went at the Sanctuary! Davi the wedding coordinator, made sure everything went very smoothly from the florist, to the caterer, to guests arriving, gifts, the ceremony, etc. Nothing went wrong, which was a shock to me because there is always something that goes wrong.
Davi was responsive from the get-go. When I initially found the Sanctuary, she was able to show me the place that night. She returns emails in a timely manner and was flexible with my food needs (I'm gluten-free). She even left a little food and drink plate in my bridal suite for me! All gluten-free of course.
The location is so beautiful and eclectic. It carries an air of the past in the architecture, art, and decor. The lighting was sometimes a problem for the photographers, but they just used an extra flash. It is an old building, so that is to be expected.
I would highly recommend the Sanctuary! I wish I could get married again and experience it all over. It's affordable and they deliver way more than you ever expect.
The Sanctuary At Admiral is a beautiful historic venue that can accommodate dinner, dancing and live musicians. Originally, it was constructed as a church (nearly 100 years ago) and it has been restored magnificiently with lots of colorful and fun antiques. The venue has a gorgeous bridal suite, a quaint courtyard and soon will have a smaller "speakeasy" room, in addition to its main hall and dancefloor. The venue also has a piano and a vintage pipe organ in case you have access to musicians who can play those instruments.
Davi, the venue manager, is super friendly and very helpful with suggestions for accommodating our dinner guests and decor ideas. I hope that someday I get invited to The Sanctuary At Admiral as a wedding guest so that I can enjoy the venue from a different perspective :)
SUPERB! We had our wedding reception here, and it was perfect. This is such a unique and wonderful space. It was perfect. We did a happy hour in the foyer and then moved into the dining room, and finally danced the night away. I cannot think of a better venue. Davi was easy to work with, and even gave us the upstairs to unwind after the ceremony! She was responsive, flexible, and I would highly recommend this venue. LOVE IT!
I just found out that this was voted " Best new reception venue, 2008" by Seattle Bride Magazine. It's so true! This building is just gorgeous, and it's so unique. You absolutely won't find another venue like this in Western Washington.... I know, because I looked EVERYWHERE before booking this.
The space is gorgeous, and Dahli is wonderful to work with. Go check it out!
The Sanctuary at Admiral is one of the most unique, beautiful spaces in Seattle. The renovated church was exactly what my husband and I were looking for...the red foyer walls, object d'art, beautiful large windows, craftsman era chandeliers...it was perfect for our French-themed wedding. Since it was winter, we tented and heated the wrought iron gated patio and hung christmas lights in the trees, the effect was amazing. The photos and our wedding video capture the intimacy and warmth of the Sanctuary. I would rent this space again for a party!
The Sanctuary at Admiral is one of our favorite venues to work at! The venue is filled with beautiful details, and Davi is a true pleasure to work with.
We truly love events at The Sanctuary! The flow of the venue works great for ceremony and reception combos, and the balcony makes for an awesome grand entrance! The sunken pit is one of our favorite dancefloors! There is just some magic that happens in this venue! We look forward to the next event at The Santuary!
Sanctuary at Admiral is a beautiful, one of a kind location that is a true landmark for Seattle. This space is perfect for a multitude of events, anything from weddings to corporate events. The newly remodeled Speakeasy is a must see! We also love working with Davi, the venue manager. She is creative, detail oriented, and succeeds at creating and executing flawless events.
The Sanctuary at Admiral is a combination of both historic and hip. A truly unique facility and with great people. whatever you plan there will be a great success!
The Sanctuary At Admiral is such an amazing space. We fell in love with it as soon as we rolled up in front. But once you have been inside, its like a visual treasure trove. The thing about the sanctuary that makes it so unique is this place has SOUL. You can feel it. Its tempting... Enchanting.... And we LOVE working with the staff there. We recommend!!
A beautifully restored gathering place...
Rediscovering the presence of an old church, the Sanctuary at Admiral offers guests a unique environment at once both refined yet comfortable. The Sanctuary caters to a range of celebrations, both personal and business; with a central stage and beautiful kitchen, the space is ideal for both weddings and dinner parties.
Call us to schedule a tour of the West Seattle location; we're certain your visit will inspire ideas for upcoming social gatherings.