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The Landing at Shilshole Bay

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About The Landing at Shilshole Bay

The Landing Event Services provides a beautiful waterfront wedding venue in Seattle, Washington. The Landing at Shilshole Bay is nestled in the quaint and quiet neighborhood of Ballard, one of Seattle’s most historic yet luxurious areas. When you choose The Landing, you’ll have both a beautiful outdoor view and a fine banquet hall to host an elegant wedding reception. Their staff caters to your every need, ensuring your wedding is as easy as it is enjoyable. Whether you’re a Seattle native looking for the best venue in town, or planning your dream waterfront destination wedding, The Landing Event Services will turn your once in a lifetime visions into reality.

Facilities and Capacity

The Landing at Shilshole Bay offers a beautiful banquet hall and stunning outdoor views. The venue is on the waters of Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains in the background. This stunning view is a rare find for Seattle wedding venues, and offers the perfect picture opportunity for saying “I do.” The Landing has two flexible event spaces, one indoor banquet hall and an outdoor terrace perfect for cocktail hour. An intimate rooftop deck is also available to look over the water during your cocktail hour or dinner. The entire indoor and outdoor area can be arranged and decorated as you need. In total you’ll be able to accommodate up to 600 guests; however The Landing is also ideal for intimate weddings of 50 to 75. You’ll also have access to a luxury bridal suite for pre-wedding prep and breaks throughout the day.

Services Offered

The staff at The Landing want to ensure you picture-perfect day is planned and executed perfectly for a completely stress-free experience. They provide exceptional customer service, working with your vendors and keeping track of the details so you don’t have to. The Landing has a day-of coordinator to keep the flow of events on track throughout the day. They also offer in-house catering, a wait staff, and bar services for affordable prices. All wedding day services include setup and cleanup. You may also rent different tables, chairs, plates, glassware, and silverware from The Landing Event Services. The venue provides parking for up to 150 cars.

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4 Reviews for The Landing at Shilshole Bay

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Lyssa Clark

Married on 07/06/2019

1.4
  • Quality of service 1.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Professionalism 1.0
  • Responsiveness 1.0
  • Flexibility 2.0

Beware! Unprofessional

We found shilshole at the wedding show in January where they were promoting their new space with 25% off. We went and toured and the large downstairs space was under renovation, but Peter and Crystal ... Read more sold us on the vision and the promise of flexibility on catering and bar options so we put a deposit down for July 6. For the next few months we tried to work on food, we were told we could bring in a caterer or food truck but later were informed the caterer could only "drop and go" and not serve or use any kitchen equipment. We were essentially forced to use their in house service. Chef Nora was the only professional staff they had and worked with us on menu and budget. Crystal, the coordinator, was awful. It took her a week+ to respond to emails and did not take notes, details would have to be told/confirmed/reconfirmed to ensure they weren't missed and her child and dog were always at the venue including on our wedding day! Renovations were not complete on the first floor by the time of our wedding, so we had to move upstairs to the much smaller finished space. Sounds like we we're one of the last to do so as now the venue is permanently closed due to lack of permitting for all the renos taking place. The only positive I will say is they had a great bar package and we definitely got our money's worth there. All in all not a great experience, but at least we got married which is more than I can say for a lot of couples they've now scammed out of a venue.

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Kristin Le

Married on 07/13/2019

1.0
  • Quality of service 1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Professionalism 1.0
  • Responsiveness 1.0
  • Flexibility 1.0

Wedding Nightmare

My husband received a text the day of our wedding that the city had shut down the venue (this happened Friday evening from what I’ve heard - why the delay in notification? I will never know). We had ... Read more to scramble to find a replacement venue for 240 guests in a matter of hours. Mike Thomas had posted a review in another post (yup - that’s my wedding they’re talking about in the Seattle Times). While the venue is beautiful, working with this venue was an utter nightmare. Just 2 days before the wedding, we had our rehearsal, and were assured that everything would be fine. For months, we were assured that. However, the venue had a stop work order in place since January. I was not notified of this by the owner until 6:32 am on the day of my wedding. Despite multiple attempts to reach out to the owners (Crystal’s email doesn’t even work anymore), we were met with radio silence.

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D P Trickey

Married on 06/22/2019

1.0
  • Quality of service 1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Professionalism 1.0
  • Responsiveness 1.0
  • Flexibility 1.0

Horrid Sham of a Venue operator

Peter Olson should never be in business. He not only didn’t deliver on his promise to finish construction in time he lied about deadlines and added so much stress to our planning because he was ... Read more dishonest from the beginning and has put so many brides and grooms through the same issue-i suspect this is the case at both his original venue at Tyee as well as The Lansing at Shilshole. So NOT book this venue and if you did find an alternate. And join the group who may need to prosecute him to get refunds.

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