Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Avenue • Seattle • Washington 98101


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the art museum is close to the waterfront and Pike Place Market as well as many major hotels, making it a convenient destination for your guests. For an extra treat, you can even arrange a private gallery showing for them.
  • The sleek, light-filled event spaces offer a contemporary canvas for a sophisticated celebration. Suspended from the ceiling of the spacious Brotman Forum, John Grade’s large-scale sculpture Middle Fork—which echoes the contours of a 140-year-old western hemlock—provides an especially memorable reception backdrop.
  • Exclusive caterer Shooby Doo Catering at SAM specializes in locally grown food and seasonal ingredients, crafting such delectable options as pan-seared wild Cape Cleare salmon, red-wine braised short ribs with a parsnip purée, and spiced pork tenderloin with a sweet celery root-apple relish.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $750–12,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Meals (when priced separately)
  • Full-service catering includes customizable dinner, reception, and bar menus, along with staffing and rentals from Shooby Doo Catering.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 0
Reception Seated 250 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 220.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Daily, 6am–midnight (may vary depending on the event space). Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Museum
  • Art Gallery

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Other View


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