With the weather heating up, an outdoor party seems like a great idea. But cost can absolutely be an issue, between food minimums and facility fees and the rising cost of Seattle real estate. Sure, you can throw a party at the aquarium if you have nine grand lying around. Or you could turn to Seattle’s many marvelous parks.
The most common option you’re going to have for renting out Seattle park space is going to be a picnic shelter, a semi-enclosed space that typically comes with a grill and a little patio spill-out—perfect for upgrading a park gathering from beach blankets to something a little more formal.
But there are some alternate options at the park, too. The Alki Bathhouse has a patio area for rent in addition to the main hall and art studio. Magnuson Park has multiple event spaces in former Navy buildings. There are even two pools you can rent out for parties: Colman Pool in Lincoln Park and Mounger Pool in Magnolia.
An extra note: If you’re looking for a wedding venue, you can do that in most Seattle parks—with the right permit. Seattle Parks and Recreation has a whole guide for it.
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