Venue

Ceremony

The wedding ceremony will be held at the Historical Mukilteo Lighthouse in Mukilteo, WA, about 30 minutes north of Seattle.

The Mukilteo Lighthouse is an operational lighthouse with non-rotating fresnel lens. It originally had a revolving Fresnel lens until 1927, when it was replaced with a fixed lens.

The lighthouse went into operation in 1906. The lighthouse and a modern fog signal were automated in 1979, and in 1981, a remote fog sensor was installed. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and in 1991 the Coast Guard leased the lighthouse to the city of Mukilteo, although navigational equipment is still maintained by the Coast Guard.

It is one of only a few lighthouses constructed of wood.

You can view more photos and read a detailed history of the lighthouse here.

Reception

The reception will be held in the Point Elliott Room at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA.

The Point Elliott Room is a large multi-purpose room with floor to ceiling windows providing stunning water and island views. The room boasts 3,500 square feet of floor space with an additional 1,500 square feet on the stage equipped with a state of the art sound system and lighting system.

You can view more photos of the community center here.

This a photo fo the lighthouse with the wood and glass community center visible in the upper left of the photo.

2 responses to “Venue

  1. Hello Jess!
    Congrats to you and your great guy on your engagement and upcoming wedding (and the dogs of course!). I didn’t catch the date of the ceremony yet as I glanced your site a bit – great job with your posts and research!
    I saw the review of the lighthouse and wanted to chime in, because I just officiated a wedding up there on Saturday evening (9/3)! The day was perfect, so an outdoor ceremony couldn’t have been better. There were about 100 guests in attendance (with some onlookers too from the fences, seeing it was the Labor Day weekend with lots of people milling about. It was perfect for a ceremony there (the grassy space was ample for the crowd) and the reception at the community center up the hill. A later day start time may feature some glaring sun off the water (we started at 6), but earlier would work just fine. The ferry boat deparated a couple of times while we were there (with a sounding horn too! But fun, and added to the uniqueness of the venue). The community center seems to be a beautiful new, state of the art facility, with a wonderful view. I can’t vouch for all the details as far as working with the staff there, but enjoyed the time I spent in the building and it seemed to suit the size of the group.
    All in all, I think this location was a winner for the bride and groom (and pictures at the top of the lighthouse are a bonus!).
    Blessings on your journey!
    Greg

    • Thanks for the info Greg. We are planning an afternoon wedding so hopefully the sun glaring won’t be an ussue. I didn’t think of that though. We are thinking of setting up the chairs facing the front door of the lighthouse. Where were they set up and the ceremony you officiated?

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