Ten wedding venues to consider with availability in 2018:

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Fox Island Community Center (Nichols Center) – Another historic building- this 83-year-old schoolhouse has polished wood floors, a large outdoor field with fire pit and shelter and a brand new kitchen. I have attended a wedding there with the ceremony and dinner outdoors and the band and dancing in the auditorium. Kids can play on the outdoor playground toys and you can even have smores at the fire pit. Worried about our NW rain? Add a tent or better yet, rent the Chapel on Echo Bay for the ceremony and come down the street to the Community Center for the reception. (lots of availability for the summer)

 Gig Harbor Yacht Club – I have also attended weddings here. Yes, you can rent the Yacht Club without being a member. It has one of the largest kitchens in the community. Equipped with dishes, cutlery, coffee maker and serving carts, you have a the big benefit of using a caterer of your choice. There is a great bar for alcohol service and you can save on renting tables and chairs since it has enough for it’s 220 capacity. I love the outdoor patio that has a peek-a-boo view of the harbor. It isn’t large, but I remember having lovely personal chats there where it was quiet and cozy. The best is having the nice parking lot for your wedding and always keep in mind the cost savings by not needing to rent so many things. All of these details are listed HERE on their Event Resources Gig Harbor Listing. (still a few Sat. open for the summer)

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 Club at the Boatyard– this is the newest wedding venue in town. Located at the Gig Harbor Marina this year-round heated venue with its unique Indoor-Outdoor concept has walls that can opened and options galore. In my many years of event planning I have never seen a more versatile venue. Located next to the downtown Skansie City Park. With a serving kitchen for your caterer, a portable bar for your alcohol service and tables & chairs included this venue is a a waterfront dream for 150 – 200 guests depending on seating. What makes this venue really attractive is the ability to add an upstairs 2 bedroom apartment that can be for dressing, for family or for the honeymoon- see the Guesthouse @ the Boatyard Another amazing overnight option is to rent a private Yacht (the Fleet Suites) that is moored at the marina. Yes, you can spend your honeymoon night on a beautiful yacht, right next to the wedding venue.  Top you wedding off with a real Venenetian Gondola that can be used for a wedding grand entrance, exit or for the entire time to give guests rides.  John the owner will even sing to you as he steers the boat into the harbor sunset. (Saturdays this summer are booked)

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The Longbranch Improvement Club is your option for a large wedding. It is historic with the feel of a mountain lodge- such natural beauty that you won’t need to add tons of decorations. The venue has open beams with polished logs and floor, nice dressing areas, a kitchen and plenty of parking. With a capacity of 370 – 450 and tables and chairs provided, just bring a caterer of your choice and your large wedding just got affordable. (lots of availability this summer)

The INN at Gig Harbor has just renovated their event spaces, so your wedding will experience this new clean fresh look. The INN at Gig Harbor is a great location for a stress free venue. Here are a few reason why; your guests have a place to stay, your guests can simply take the Kitsap Shuttle right from the airport, the food/ beverage is on-site, no need to worry about rental furniture, free parking and much more. For weddings over 75 renting space the bride & groom receive 1 night luxury overnight accommodations! Best of all the hotel does all the set-up and clean up. (availability this summer)

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Canterwood Gold & Country Club is also available to you without needing to be a member of the Country Club. Have the Event Manager Trista show you the wedding lawn and the stunning event tent. She pointed out to me the versatile use of the deck and believe me the view from there is amazing. The downstairs area for dressing is spacious and comfy. The Canterwood Chef can create a wedding meal that is yummy and beautifully presented. I have been to several weddings there and I must admit the guests come away with that luxury Country Club service and atmosphere. (Yes, they too have availability for 2018)

Olalla Winery, Wedding, Gig Harbor, Venue, Wine, Bride, Groom, RentalOlalla Winery is the newest wedding venue in the area and I feel it is the most magical and unique venue of them all. Surround your guests with the feel of Tuscany, the charm of the country estate and the exquisite taste of Olalla wines. Be sure to have a wedding planner assist you with all the details in planning to take advantage of all aspects of the estate. So, make your wedding isle a walk through a vineyard and kick your shoes off to dance on the lawn. ( There are still a few open dates for a summer wedding)