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2016 Husky Cruises Now On Sale

Sailgating is Back - Join us this Fall!

Image Credit: Reddit, Waterways Cruises

Tailgate Seattle style…Don't worry about fighting traffic, paying the 520 bridge toll or finding expensive parking, instead relax and enjoy a scenic boat ride to and from the game aboard Waterway Cruises' West Star, complete with No Host bar service onboard.

On all dates, board at Carillon Point  2 1/2 hours prior to game start time, with sailing departure promptly 2 hours before kick-off. Please continue to check event page for updated kick off times as schedule allows. Tickets are $69.00 including sales tax (excluding transaction fees), per person for boat cruise only. To enjoy waterfront dining before or after your game day excursion, we strongly suggest making your reservation.

Try our inclusive deal! For $83.00 get a $20.00 voucher to Beach Cafe along with your ticket on the cruise. Perfect to grab a meal and drink before or after the game! Please retain ticket as proof of purchase. Valid on day of game only. 

Tickets at https://woodmarkhotel.eventbrite.com  

**All times are based on game time and are tentative and subject to change. Game tickets not included.

** Tickets to the game are not included and must be purchased on own. Several game day kick-off times are TBA, so please make sure to note your cruise departure time when it is officially announced. Each tour will board 2-1/2 hours prior to kick-off.

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A Bride's Story

Sabrina Mashburn knew she wanted to marry Shawn Wayt even in the earliest days of their relationship. She would ask him when he was going to marry her, and he would get a kick out of teasing that it wouldn’t be for another six years. The Seattle-based couple has to laugh now though, because it actually did take them six years to make it to the altar. Bride and Groom on the dock on Lake Washington by the Woodmark HotelThe Wayts wed in a traditional Catholic church ceremony near The Woodmark last summer and joined us afterward for an enchanting lakefront celebration. The reception was held in the Olympic Terrace Tent on the only overcast day of the season, making for some unexpectedly beautiful wedding photos. And fortunately, rain on your wedding day is said to bring good luck!

Wedding Party On The Dock By Lake Washington Near The Woodmark Hotel

The décor was minimal so as not to overshadow being on the water’s edge, and an elegant dinner featured the couple’s favorite seafood dishes. (They also had fresh, local donuts in place of a wedding cake, which was Sabrina’s favorite detail of the night.) “I liked having it at the hotel because it was kind of homey, and people weren’t bustling around us,” Sabrina said. “It was a really welcoming and elegant.”

Flowers and Tables in Wedding Tent at the Woodmark Hotel On Dock Overlooking Lake WashingtonThe newlyweds danced their way into the evening, choosing not to stop for a bouquet or garter toss because they were having so much fun on the dancefloor. The bridesmaids, dressed in blush, joined the couple along with groomsmen in grey – although it would have been navy had the tuxes been available to rent at this time last year.

Bride And Bridesmaids At The Woodmark Hotel Overlooking Lake WashingtonWhen asked what advice she would give to future brides, Sabrina encouraged letting go of the little things and enjoying each moment. “Take it all in,” she said. “Think of all of the amazing people that have come to celebrate you and your husband’s new life together, and feel really loved on that day. Don’t let any of the details worry you.”

Man Giving Speech At Wedding In Tent On Dock Overlooking Lake Washington At The Woodmark Hotel

To celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary, the Wayts will be returning to The Woodmark for a boat cruise on Lake Washington.

Bride and Groom Kissing on the dock on Lake Washington by the Woodmark Hotel

Read more about wedding season on Lake Washington here.

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Wedding Season on Lake Washington

Happy couples have been known to tie the knot at The Woodmark during all four seasons. But there’s something about summer—perhaps our exceptionally long days of sunshine—that especially attracts elated brides and grooms to the shores of Lake Washington.

Beach Wedding Overlooking Lake Washington at The Woodmark Hotel

With the new styles of the season appearing in our classic spaces and beautiful outdoor venues, we checked in with our Director of Catering, Brooke Gogerty, for some insight into what’s popular this summer in planning, fashion, and décor. Brooke joined The Woodmark team about two months ago with an extensive background in the luxury hotel industry, having served as Director of Catering at Hotel Sorrento, The Arctic Club, and Hotel 1000, and she had a lot to say about this year’s most sought-after trends.

Wedding Tips and Trends

Beach Wedding With Flowers Overlooking Lake Washington at The Woodmark Hotel

Blush, champagne, and cream are the shades of summer, with touches of navy setting off the soft color palate. For the perfect contrast, adorn your ladies in blush gowns and gentlemen in navy tuxes.

Less is more when it comes to wedding décor. From the waterfront Olympic Terrace to the formal Lake Washington Ballroom, the lake is visible from every vantage and is eye-catching in itself. As Brooke says, “You don’t have to go over the top because the venue is so naturally beautiful. Think simple, classic touches.”

Sunset Beach Wedding Overlooking Lake Washington at The Woodmark Hotel

Shorter booking times have also become increasingly popular, with some couples reserving their venues just six months in advance. “We’re still getting leads for 2016, and it’s the middle of June,” Brooke says. “We’re also still getting the larger weddings of 250 guests, but we are seeing a lot more intimate weddings from about 75 to 150.”

As for accessories, welcome baskets filled with high quality products and thoughtful, local accents are the perfect adornment for dressing rooms like the Vashon and Bainbridge Boardrooms. You may also want to consider baskets for your out-of-town guests to give them a taste of Seattle.

Beach Wedding Bridesmaids with Flowers Overlooking Lake Washington at The Woodmark Hotel

Do-it-yourselfers, there is no need to stress about the details when it comes time to say your vows. Make sure everything is finished in advance, and on the day of, look to your wedding planner. “Explain to your vendors what your vision is,” Brooke says, “but trust that they are professionals and they will produce.”

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Wedding Sparklers Overlooking Lake Washington at The Woodmark Hotel

With nine event spaces spanning nearly 9,000 square feet, the possibilities at The Woodmark are endless for soon-to-be brides and grooms. And with warmer temperatures and inspiring styles on the horizon, summer may be the perfect time to explore them.

Continue reading: A Bride’s Story

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Woodmark Hotel 2016 Yappier Hour is Back!

Woof, Woody Meg here! I have to say, I am so excited for this summer - our first Woodmark Hotel Yappier Hour for the season was just last week and we have three more thoughout the summer. I hope to be there as much as I can, in-between my vacation plans :) 

The team has been working hard to make this dog-friendly event a success. We're looking forward to making memories under the sun on the beautiful Woodmark lawn!

I hope you can join us along with your furry friends.

Please see details for the event below. 

Should be a paw-some time!

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Show off your canine companion and socialize with other dog lovers during this extra-entertaining outdoor happy hour we call “Yappier Hour”. Guaranteed fun for everyone!

Featured 5-7 PM the third Monday of each month from June through September (7/18, 8/15, & 9/19), enjoy a personalized experience with chef’s choice of featured appetizers and fun cocktails alongside our four-legged friends.

Visit The Woodmark Hotel Facebook to see photos of Yappier Hour fun!

Yappier Hour is back! @ The Woodmark Hotel | Kirkland | Washington | United States
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