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Incorporating Wellness into Meetings & Conferences for East Seattle Corporate Eventsphoto

The Woodmark Hotel offers a number of unique wellness programs and experiences at its waterfront hotel in Kirkland, Washington. Recently honored as one of the Best Hotels in the World by Travel+Leisure Magazine, the Woodmark features conference and meeting programs varying from athletic and fitness offerings to rejuvenating spa-focused programs. 

Enjoy these unique ideas for conferences and meetings near Bellevue

Rock the Dock
A special program available from May to September each year, corporate travelers can join their colleagues on spin bicycles right on the hotel’s dock off of Lake Washington, where a live DJ simultaneously spins some heart-pumping tunes.  Following the post adrenaline rush, participants are pumped up, energized and ready to take on their next conference or meeting challenge!

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Photo: Kirkland Fitness Classes at Carillon Point, Courtesy of Fly Fitness Studio

Silent Group Walks
With a number of beautiful walking trails surrounding our Kirkland hotel, offer a guided “Silent Walk” as one of many unique ideas for corporate meetings and group outings near Bellevue. Traci Bartee, owner of neighboring Fly Fitness Studio, is Woodmark’s community partner that can guide corporate colleagues or conference goers on a nature walk, where group members are asked to take in the moment and not speak. 

“It’s a very cool experience.  It can be awkward at first, because people’s first instinct is to fill the silence with dialogue, but pretty soon, they start to become introspective during the walks.  They’ll notice things along the trail that they wouldn’t have normally caught otherwise.  This is when their creativity jumps out and insights surface. Post walk, I often see some very in-depth conversations taking place.”  - Traci Bartee

Polar Plunge
The polar plunge is a unique idea for meetings near Seattle that highlights a local tradition in the Pacific Northwest. Conference goers and corporate meeting attendees can dive into the cold and refreshing waters of Lake Washington, and then retreat to sauna-heated towels as a token of reward for their bravery.  In a post-lake jump experience, participants can proceed to our Kirkland spa to have some relaxing and rejuvenating treatments such as reflexology-focused foot massages, massage therapy and spa services such as manicures and pedicures.

Spa & Cocktail Movie Night
Meeting planners can reserve our state-of-the-art Kirkland spa in an afterhours package and can customize a number of programs such as nail services and pedicures in the Woodmark’s Pedicure Bar, where a built-in-projector features a special presentation or movie, complete with cocktails and snacks for delighted guests.

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Photo: Unique meetings featuring Pedi-Bar and Projector Screen

When incorporating wellness into meetings, consider your objective first – is it to rejuvenate individual guests or foster team-building?  Our East Seattle conference venues provide several options that support success at your next meeting or event, no matter what objective your company or group is striving to achieve.

For more information on waterfront meeting and event venues at the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington, call 425.827.1986 or visit our Kirkland meeting venue online.

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Eastside Wedding Venue Wins Best Place for a Waterfront Wedding in Seattlephoto

The Woodmark Hotel is named the Best Place for a Waterfront Wedding by Seattle Bride Magazine’s ‘Best Of’ Awards for the second year in a row. Waterfront WeddingVenue Seattle
Known as a stunning location for a lake wedding in the Pacific Northwest, the Woodmark is the perfect venue for waterfront weddings in Seattle no matter what the season. As a favorite wedding venue of Seattle brides, the Woodmark is honored to attend the Seattle Wedding Show on January 11th & 12th, 2014.

Our Kirkland boutique hotel offers a variety of reception and event venues to accommodate up to 200 guests.

The Woodmark’s signature Olympic Terrace showcases the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains, creating a stunning backdrop for lake weddings and events. With optional heaters and transparent wall panels, this elegant canopied tent offers the necessary comforts for entertaining outdoors in the Northwest at any time of the year.

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Photo: Waterfront Wedding, Olympic Terrace

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Photo: Olympic Terrace, Waterfront Reception Venue

The Marina and Bayshore event venues are ideal for receptions but can also be used for intimate lake weddings. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens of Carillon Point and picturesque views of the marina, these spaces can also be transformed to accommodate smaller outdoor ceremonies. Located across the plaza from the hotel, Marina and Bayshore rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Washington. Expand your celebration to include the outdoor patios during summer weddings.

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Photo: Marina & Bayshore Patios, Lake Weddings near Seattle

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Photo: Bayshore Patio, Waterfront Receptions

The Lake Washington Ballroom and Great Room, located just steps from the Olympic Terrace, provide ideal indoor space that can be transformed into separate venues depending on the size of the wedding. With an intimate lounge setting in the Great Room and more than enough space for dance floor in the ballroom, either of these rooms are a perfect locations for any size reception.

Weddings at the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington combine unique culinary offerings, a host of on-site amenities and inspired personalized service to welcome each and every guest.

To get started planning your Seattle waterfront wedding at the Woodmark, contact a wedding experts at or meet us in person at the Seattle Wedding Show!

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