Emerald Downs




Just south of Seattle in lovely Auburn is the beloved thoroughbred racetrack of Emerald Downs. But there is more to this primere Washington destination than betting on horse races! They also happen to be one of the Northwest’s finest and most unique venues to hold first class weddings. Imagine exchanging vows on the picturesque greenery right outside of the racetrack! As your guests mingle during cocktail hour, enjoy filling your wedding album to the brim with distinctive photos of your first hours as a couple among the race horses and unique architecture! Enjoy a lovely, personalized reception in one of Emerald Downs’ elegantly appointed ballroom spaces, some featuring stunning views of the racetrack. Cut your cake amid the romantic glow of tealight candles and dance the night away with your nearest and dearest. This exceptional venue will make your wedding truly one-of-a-kind and infuse the traditional sophistication of the racetrack into your big day!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 400 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:45AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a wedding ceremony ranges from $100 to $600. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Emerald Downs is estimated at between $4,239 and $15,156 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:30AM