Thornewood Castle




Nestled in the stunning Pacific Northwest, Thornewood Castle offers one of the most striking fairytale-esque wedding venues in the Seattle/Tacoma area! Envision walking down a lush grassy aisle, sharing your first kiss as spouses on the lawn overlooking the adjoining American Lake -- the perfect spot for sunset ceremonies! For a more romantic feel, say your “I do’s” in the Sunken English Garden surrounded by immaculate flowers, lovely sculptures, charming brick walls, and an antique fountain for that ideal “secret garden” feel. If the weather happens to disagree with your ceremony plans, simply exchange your vows in the Great Hall, complete with an intimate sandstone fireplace, stained glass windows, and ornate Victorian sculpted ceilings. Celebrate your big day in the breathtaking ballroom, a jaw dropping indoor space boasting antique furnishings, sky high ceilings, and a majestic chandelier. During the warmer months, enjoy dining al fresco on the lawn where you can enjoy gentle breezes off the lake and the castle’s magnificent architecture. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, enjoy the beauty of the grounds without being vulnerable to the weather as you rejoice your union beneath the covered Loggia.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 11:00AM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,950 to $8,450 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $4,950. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. A refundable security deposit of $820 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Thornewood Castle is estimated at between $6,202 and $15,622 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM