Affordable Wedding Venues in Bellingham, WA

When looking for affordable wedding venues, you might want to first determine what affordable means for you. You likely have a budget in mind, but the venue price tag can often include shock, and not much more.

There are, of course, ways around making your venue a bit more affordable. For example, you can get married in the off-season (typically November through May), on a weekday (typically Monday through Thursday), or rent the space for half of the day (either in the morning to early-evening or early-evening to midnight).

Some questions to consider:

  • Capacity
    Will you have to rent an outdoor tent to fit everyone?
  • Tables and chairs
    Will you have to coordinate with an outside vendor to bring them in?
  • Catering
    Who is your caterer and do they need access to a full kitchen? Does the venue allow for any caterer, or must they be pre-approved?
  • Set-up and take-down
    Who will set-up and take down? Does the venue do clean-up?

Affordable wedding locations aren’t easy to find either; personally, we’re rather partial to Bellingham, WA. We’ve compiled a list of venues in the Bellingham area that offered transparent pricing to help determine what affordable looks like to you.

Note: price ranges reflect peak v. off-peak season, weekday (typically Mon-Thurs) v. weekend (typically Fri-Sat), and half day v. partial day

9 Affordable Wedding Halls and Venues

Space Description Capacity Price (day) Tables & Chairs Kitchen Use Other
1. The Crystal Ballroom at The Leopold Ballroom in the heart of downtown 200 $180 hourly or up to $1,980


Yes Catering prep space On-site event coordination, cleaning services, piano
2. Lightcatcher Museum Light-filled museum in downtown 300 $300 – $2,700 Yes None
3. Squalicum Boathouse Building at Zuanich Point Park 100 $400 to $1,900 Yes None
4. The Majestic Ballroom Ballroom located In downtown, great for live music and dancing 450 $500 – $1,400 Yes (round, banquet) Full-kitchen Sound system, piano, podium, bride’s room to get ready
5. Roeder Home Historical house 125 $600 Yes; 50 folding chairs, 5 card tables Limited kitchen use, coffee maker
6. Baker Creek Place Indoor banquet hall with outdoor patio overlooking Baker Creek 200 $900 Yes; 200 chairs and round tables Full kitchen use Sound system, projector
7. Depot Market Square Outdoor structure in the heart of downtown that hosts weekly farmer’s markets Unknown Up to $1,300 No Small prep kitchen
8. Bellingham Cruise Terminal Located in historic Fairhaven, boasts views of Bellingham Bay 200 $900 to $2,420 Yes Prep kitchen In-room sound system
9. Broadway Hall Downtown hall on state and national historic registers, has partial view of San Juan Islands 300 $1,500 – $1,800 No Full kitchen with freezer and two gas stoves with ovens Bride’s room