Seattle's secret speakeasy wedding venue: Urban Light Studios

By on Apr. 27th

These could be your feet getting married at Urban Light Studios in Seattle


Seattleites, sit down and get ready to meet your wedding venue. Urban Light Studios is new Seattle wedding ceremony and reception venue in an eccentric 1920s building in Greenwood. The antithesis to a blah hotel ballroom, Urban Light Studios has all these amazing rooms for your guests to explore:

  • Tiki Room with "Lamar" the 9' Roosevelt-era lion
  • Log Cabin Room salvaged from the set of Northern Exposure
  • 1920's Opium Den-style China Room
  • The library, a modern take on Grandpa's study
  • Main Space with dramatic tile and vaulted ceilings

Oh and plus? They have a large outdoor patio and an optional art gallery/photo studio where you could hang family photos or favorite artwork, or set up a full fledged fashion shoot for your guests.

Oh my God, girls. Wait until you see the pictures. This is venue porn at its finest.

That's Lamar the Lion over there

Urban Light Studios can accommodate up to 250 for a standing reception, or 200 seated in their various rooms. They can do ceremonies for 100 seated, or 150+ standing.

This is the main space, where you could host your ceremony for up to 150 guests

Their basement is home to artist studios and galleries, a hub of the Seattle urban contemporary art scene. In fact, the entire space is run by artists, for artists (the owner is also a photographer by trade).

Imagine mingling amonst the art.

The owner told me: "Our offbeat mantra – shocking really – is that a wonderfully memorable wedding can be affordable too. We keep our venue fees as low as possible and have partnered with talented vendors from caterers to florists who share our creative vision AND can work on any budget. We truly believe that too much of the wedding industry is grossly overpriced.

I'm a fan of dramatic lighting.

Urban Light Studios actually offered to host an Offbeat Bride event, but I'm too exhausted to organized one which is sad because the space is FUCKING AMAZING. Will one you please get married here and let me crash your wedding? They just opened in January, so they still have some prime Summer 2010 weekend dates available, although I can also see this as being the perfect location for dramatic fall and winter weddings.

Seattleites, you can go get a feel for the space during Urban Light Studios' monthly gallery openings, the 2nd Friday each month from 6-10p –- nights filled with artists and musicians — or you can schedule a walk-through.

And now, please go gawk at the amazing venue porn photos.