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Cheap Places to Get Married in Snohomish County, Washington

by Alana Vye

Beautifully natural Snohomish County in Washington state is a lovely place to celebrate your special day, whatever your budget. This rugged state with its shining seas at Puget Sound and breathtaking peaks at the Cascade Mountains makes for a perfect backdrop for your nuptials. It also has a variety of quaint inns, lush gardens, historic locales and more that can host your big day at a very affordable price. Don't let price hold you back from getting married -- Snohomish County offers romantic and inexpensive venues that, as a bonus, let you bring in your own caterer.

Country Weddings

Snohomish County's pastoral countryside is a charming place to get hitched. Courtyard Hall in Bothell can fit up to 210 guests and offers a bar, dance space and indoor and outdoor ceremony sites. Maroni Meadows in the town of Snohomish is set on five treed acres, perfect for a tranquil outdoor wedding; it accommodates 200 guests. The Stillaguamish Senior Center combines an attractive indoor venue plus beautiful rose garden and gazebo; tables and chairs, dance floor and stage are included in the rental price.

Halls and Lodges

If you want an indoor wedding, local churches and halls often rent out their spaces at affordable rates -- and often you don't need to be affiliated to rent. Normanna Lodge #3 in Everett features a stage, portable bar and dance floor and accommodates 220 guests; a large industrial-grade kitchen is available downstairs. Magnolia Hall in Arlington is an elegant restored Victorian building that includes a dining room, chapel, picturesque outdoor area and dance floor.

Park and Fairground Weddings

Local parks are often not only picturesque but very wallet-friendly. Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish features environmentally friendly event halls with excellent views of the surrounding gardens. The Evergreen State Fairgrounds outside of the city of Monroe has an atmospheric wood longhouse that will accommodate 130 guests and includes table and chairs. For a small wedding, consider Snohomish's Waltz Building, a historical space with beautiful arched windows, elegant courtyard and gazebo.

Urban Weddings

Budget-conscious urbanites will rejoice at the variety of stylish venue options in Snohomish County. The Weyerhaeuser Room, located on the top floor of Everett Station, seats up to 160 and features wood paneling, beautiful murals and a stunning view of the North Cascades. Creative types will love the Schack Art Center in Everett. This venue hosts up to 100 guests for a seated reception; you must select from one of their preferred caterers for food and beverages. The Marysville Opera House is another distinctive facility that features a tin ceiling, hardwood dance floor, balcony and garden area.

About the Author

Alana Vye is a Canadian writer living abroad. She had a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Toronto and has worked in online marketing and publicity. She's also an avid traveler who has visited Asia, Europe and Central America.

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