UW Botanical Gardens

Seattle Met Bride & Groom contributor Plume Wedding Concepts used UW’s Botanic Gardens as a backdrop for this vintage-inspired garden ceremony. Photo via

WHERE: Center for Urban Horticulture (near U-Village, find directions here)

WHAT: The woodsy, ethereal beauty of the UW Botanic Gardens site speaks for itself, but let 50-or-so local event pros add to the conversation. Wander the venue’s lawns, outdoor patios, and large halls while getting to know preferred vendors—including Herban Feast, Street Treats, Lola Floral, Ravishing Radish, and more—who are there to chat with couples and display their services. Free parking is available at the venue’s main lot on 36th and 41st.

WHEN: Thursday, July 26 from 3 to 7 but RSVP by Friday, July 13 by calling 206-221-2500 or send an e-mail to uwbgfac@uw.edu that includes your name and the number in your party. Direct any further questions to Lauren Fortune with the UW Botanic Gardens Facilities and Rental Program at 206-685-1706 or laurenf@uw.edu.