Washington Athletic Club

Every desired detail—from catering, to cake, to cocktails—is expertly handled by our team of professionals. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Washington Athletic Club combines 1930s art deco architecture with modern amenities, including elegant event spaces, a boutique hotel with Puget Sound and city views, indoor swimming pool, spa and barbershop, and multiple bars and restaurants. Experience our personalized service and distinguished hospitality when you plan your wedding at the WAC. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are an 11-time winner of the 5 Star Platinum Club of America Award. Discover the benefits of a private club when you book your wedding at the WAC.

EVENTS: Wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties & meetings.
CATERING: Exclusive full-service catering with sustainable and seasonal ingredients provided by the Club; a personalized formal tasting included before your wedding.
TERMS & AVAILABILITY: Once food and beverage minimum has been met, room rental waived.
FACILITY & AMENITIES: Parking: Available in the Club garage; complimentary for dinner service based on availability. Overnight rooms at the Inn at the WAC; inquire for availability.

Photo credit: Meghan Klein, Eden & Me Photography; Andy Shepard Photography, Sound and Sea Photography; Kielen Elizabeth Photography


“My husband and I are so glad we booked our reception at the WAC. Katie is the best!! We got so lucky to have her. Even her own colleagues said good things about Katie. "You guys are in good hands. She's a good one." Katie is very prompt at responding to e-mails and accommodating to our needs and vendors. I recommend the WAC as a great place to get married or just have a reception. The ballroom is beautiful with the backdrop lighting. I thought the ballroom would be too small, but it is perfect in size and intimate- not too large and not too cramped. Just enough room between tables, place settings, and wedding guests. The hors d'oeuvres and entrees were delicious. I was so glad there was a room for the wedding party to just chill, eat some food, and drink champagne before dinner started while guests mingled in the library. We were so grateful they saved us some food! The servers and bartenders did a wonderful job serving our guests, especially with the open bar! My husband and I appreciated how we were able to store wedding decorations at the WAC a day or two before our wedding date. They also did a great job collecting and gathering our items when the night ended so we didn't have to worry about them. My husband and I were touched with the way the WAC boxed up the smallest and highest tier of our wedding cake, boxed it up, and signed their names and well wishes on the box! It was such a nice gesture from the staff. One person said, "great families you guys have!" We love the WAC! If we were to get married again (with each other of course), we would want that party at the WAC. Thank you Katie and staff for all you guys did for me, my husband, friends, and family. We all had a blast! Thanks for making our wedding reception memorable.” –posted 09/15/2019 by Samantha H

“We LOVED having our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the WAC! Katie and her team were amazing to work with and made every moment special and went above and beyond. Katie was very communicative throughout the process and had every detail covered. The ambiance of the WAC added timeless elegance to the whole event. The food are drinks were delicious and impeccably presented. We had 120 guests and they fit very well in the venue with room to spare. We 100% made the right choice regarding our venue choice and would recommend the WAC to any future couple. I'm so glad we did a venue tour and met the wonderful team at the WAC! They were truly a big part of why our wedding day was so magical. Thanks Katie and team!” –Sheena , married on 10/05/2019

“Choosing to have our wedding at the Washington Athletic Club was the first big wedding decision we made outside of deciding to get married in the first place, and it ended up setting the tone for the whole event by being the best decision EVER. Katie, Patrick, and the rest of the WAC staff were beyond amazing in the time leading up to and during our wedding. Katie was always quick with answering emails and getting us the information we needed. Everyone was always extremely professional and accommodating, and they worked seamlessly with all our other vendors. We always felt cared for and supported. They were even kind enough to go out of their way to order our favorite root beer so we could serve it during the event, and they custom made espresso ice cream for our sundae bar! We also had complimentary parking for our guests. In every interaction with the staff, it was clear that those who work at the WAC and on the catering staff love being there—most of the people there have been working there for years, and the care and joy they put into their service is truly admirable. Thanks to the team at the WAC, our day was absolutely stellar. The team with the Spa at the WAC also ended up doing the make-up and hair for me and my bridesmaids, and they were amazing as well. The whole team is so kind and amazing, and with every interaction, it is clear that they care deeply about the work they do and the people they are working with. We had a group of four bridesmaids and me who did an assortment of hair and make-up, and all of us had so much fun talking with the team while we were getting done up. The end result was absolutely beautiful, and our looks lasted throughout the night, despite our starting the styling at 8:30 that morning! It was wonderful to have such a talented team in-house with our venue. I can't imagine having it any other way.” –Kristine , married on 05/26/2018

1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


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Amenities + Details

Indoor Event Space
Reception Area
Bridal Suite
On-Site Accommodations
Handicap Accessible
Wireless Internet




Greater Seattle

Contact Information for Washington Athletic Club

1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States