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Where at the Woodmark? Things You Have to Try When You're in Kirkland

This latest blog is dedicated to helping you better understand not only the Woodmark but things in the surrounding city of Kirkland that you probably didn't know about but have to try. For the next couple of weeks we will explore one experience available from the Woodmark Hotel on Carillon Point and one from the surrounding Kirkland area that we highly suggest so make sure to keep checking back.

At the Woodmark Hotel, you have to try our Husky Cruise at least once. We partner with Argosy Cruises to transport Husky fans across Lake Washington to and from their home football games. Whether you are a Husky fan or not, this "sailgating experience" is something special to the Seattle area and we are proud of it. This boat ride includes a cash bar on board to enjoy before you even leave the dock. The boat also drops you off afterwards right at our two lakefront restaurants, Beach Café and bin on the lake, to keep the celebration going all day. The best part about this whole experience is interacting with many people from our community and celebrating the sports that they value very highly.

In Kirkland, you have to try a Paint and Sip event with Canvas Paint and Sip Studio in downtown Kirkland. They hold events in their studio for groups to come in and sip on some great wine while learning to paint from their awesome group of artists! You don't have to be a good artist whatsoever because their instructors will make it fun and you might learn something. We have partnered with them to hold an event in our Beach Cafe Thursday and moving forward will be hosting our own versions throughout the hotel so make sure to stay tuned.

Coming to Kirkland soon? Make sure to check our website at for special events and what's going on around Kirkland.

Looking to stay with us? Call Reservations at 888-991-0588 to book your Kirkland experience.  

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Why Wine? Reasons a Glass a Day in Kirkland Can Be Good for You

We have all been told that wine is good for us but we always thought it was just an excuse to drink more of it right? Well actually we are finding now that though it may have been an excuse originally, now a glass of wine a day actually has many health benefits. These benefits all reflect drinking in moderation of course...

There is a polyphenol compound in wine called resveratrol that scientists have actually found to to have anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. All of these can be good for your health especially as you age. Red wine is especially high in this compound so if you have the choice, go red.

At bin on the lake, we have a vast amount of wines that you can try to find one you may like to enjoy once a day. To read our extensive wine list visit We offer wines by the bottle, glass, and flight so you enjoy Happy Hour with us (which we always would love to have you for) or take a bottle to enjoy at your home which can be just as good.

At bin on the lake, we are always looking for vintage and unique wines that can't be found anywhere else. We recently partnered with Bordeaux Wine Locators and Grand Vin Wine Merchants to provide Bordeaux and vintage wines that we have not had before. We are celebrating this partnership with a wine dinner on October 29th at 6:30 pm in our restaurant hosted by three special guests who will be coming all the way from France to personally deliver the wines and speak about the properties they represent.

The guests include:

  • Betsy Reynard of Canon La Gaffelière (St Emilion) and Branaire Ducru (St Julien)
  • Thibaut Decoster of Clos des Jacobins (St Emilion)
  • Guillaume Roi of Château Marsau (Côtes de Francs)

Tickets are available at

Interested in coming by for a glass of wine or for dinner? Call 425.889.0303 for a table or make a reservation online at

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Winter Weddings Don’t Have to Cool Down Your Love

The summer has ended which means cooler temperatures are coming to Seattle. This doesn’t mean however that having a winter wedding at the Woodmark, a Seattle wedding venue, will be any less beautiful than a summer ceremony. We have some tips for you to make sure your Seattle wedding venue is set to be beautiful this winter.

To really get the feel of a winter wedding, you have to reinvent your Seattle wedding venue to really reflect the winter season. Here are 5 tips from our Woodmark team for how we transform our Seattle wedding venue:

  • Change the wedding colors: we all know red and green is the sign of the season but overdo it and it can take away from the special day. Try some silver and white to really enhance the beauty and glamour of the venue. We even had a bride and groom take silver ornaments as their bouqet!
  • Step outside the flower box: put down the typical holiday flowers (red roses, amaryllis, etc.) and consider some fuller flowers instead. Try adding a little sparkle too by wrapping the stem in some ribbon.
  • Step up the invitation: Winter ceremonies usually call for a more formal invitation because of the time of year. Stick the frosted silver color and some hand written calligraphy for a nice personal touch.
  • Bring something new front and center: Instead of the classic candle centerpiece, think about using ice sculpted vases to fit with the winter theme. Our Seattle wedding venue is partners with Creative Ice, who live up to their name for all your ice sculpting needs.
  • Lastly, do your guests a favor: Instead of the traditional wedding favor truffles, give them a small bag of chocolate covered strawberries or roasted chestnuts to stay with the season.

Ultimately, no matter the season, this day is all about you and your significant other. Our team wants to make that day as special as possible no matter what you want. Let your love heat up the winter and call our Catering team today at 206.496.0674 or email them at

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Woody Meg’s Thank You to Pet Friendly Guests near Seattle

Now that our last Yappier Hour has closed, I want to give a special thank you to all of our pet friendly guests who came to the Woodmark near Seattle. Each of these events has brought some of my old furry friends as well as new making each so special. Keep reading for my thank you to everyone who was a part of the Yappier Hour in some way this summer.

My first thank you goes to every dog and their owner that came to one of these events to support. I want as many doggies to enjoy this event and see why the Woodmark is such a pet friendly hotel near Seattle. To my old friends who have been coming since the beginning, thank you for continuing our relationship and spending time with me. To the new friends I have met, I hope you will continue coming by with your families to the Woodmark for all of our future Seattle pet friendly events.

Next, I would like to thank the team at Beach Cafe for helping put together and make sure each Yappier Hour ran smoothly. The wonderful wait staff were a pleasure to have serving food and drinks making sure all of our guests weren’t thirsty or hungry (dogs or humans). The human food they had smelled so good, I wish I could have had some but I could tell they were enjoying it each time.

Lastly, I want to thank the special guests we had at each of the Yappier Hours. Thanks to Dorothy from the Dining Dog who served all of my friends with a smile. She made the event fun and was a joy to work with. Thanks to Annheuser Busch for coming out and doing some fun raffles with lots of great drinks. All of our human guests enjoyed what you guys had to offer. Thank you to Tina with Boo Boo Barkery and Boutique who gave away a gift card at our last Yappier Hour and also did nail trims for us. I tell you, I would do that myself but it is not easy!

Stay tuned for many more pet friendly events near Seattle. I am working diligently to continue these types of events all year round. Click the link below for a reminder for how to make the best experience when visiting the pet friendly Woodmark Hotel near Seattle with your furry friend.

Are you and your furry friends coming soon to stay with us? Call Woodmark Reservations at 888-466-7559 to plan your stay.

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