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Taste, Create, and Move at the Woodmark in Kirkland

The sun is shining so that means it's time to get out and enjoy yourself. Whether you prefer exploring the local walking trails or simply sitting out to soak up the sun, we want to give you our top three activities that just are better with nice weather. Keep reading to hear the tips from our local experts.


We all love food and drink, that is something easily agreed upon but I think we can agree that it is better out in the sun. Nothing can beat that crisp refreshing cocktail, beer, or glass of wine as you let the warmth relax you. Our patios in both Beach Cafe and bin on the lake allow for this to be a reality. Once the sun goes down, come inside and enjoy the local libations on tap we offer. Beach Cafe is taking it a step further and hosting Pike Brewing Company in Seattle for a Beer Dinner this Thursday the 26th. They will take you through their favorite beers paired with a delicious menu from our own chef Mark Boyd. Tickets are still available at If you can't make it...don't worry, we have many of these events to come both with featured local and regional beer and wine.


The art in Kirkland is amazing because of its beauty but also as it is representative of the local culture and scenery. In addition, many of the local galleries are open to the public to enjoy. At the Woodmark Hotel we take it a step further...we give our guests the opportunity to create themselves. You don't have to be a pro, we just want you to have fun! Visit the Beach Cafe bar during Happy Hour and ask about Paint Your World where you can create a watercolor postcard to send to a family member. Or join us on Sunday for a Paint and Sip on Lake Washington where you can create a painting step by step while sipping mimosas or one of your other favorite drinks. Tickets are still available at


We are only 10 days away from May. This means the weather should continue to get better but best of all the return of Woodmark Waterfront Adventures! Paddle boarding, jet skiing, among many other things will be at your disposal to explore Lake Washington this summer. If you haven't tried them before, our Waterfront Adventures staff are well versed and trained in teaching you these fun activities for your enjoyment but also so you head out on the water in a safe and secure environment. Stay tuned for pricing to launch soon on our website!


Ready to make a Woodmark adventure part of your summer plans? Call 425.822.3700 or visit to see how you can get started. 

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What's Happening at the Woodmark Hotel in April?

Spring is officially upon us and we have a lot going on to celebrate the season here at the Woodmark! Our Woodmark team strives to make our local community a better place while also providing many events for you, our loyal guests, to enjoy. Keep reading to see what the Woodmark team has been doing in the community and what we have planned for the month of April.

Woodmark in the Community...


Last month, some Woodmark employees made a trip to Ronald McDonald House to serve a meal to over 90 of their families. The smiles on the families' faces made the entire experience so memorable for the Woodmark people involved. 


Our goal for 2015 as a team is to be more involved in our community. The next step is for you to get involved with us. On April 16th join us at Beach Cafe for dinner from 5-9 pm. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House in Seattle for our first ever Support a Cause event. Simply make a reservation for dinner and we'll do the rest. Volunteers from Ronald McDonald House will be there talking about the charity and will have jars for patrons to donate on their own if they choose.

Reservations available by calling 425.889.0303 or visiting


April Events at the Woodmark 


Beyond our involvement in the community, here are some ways for you to get involved with the events we have at the hotel.


Nota Bene Meet the Winemaker bin on the lake April 15th 4-6 pm


Come meet our winery of the month Nota Bene Cellars in Seattle. They will be meeting you and talking about their winery plus we will have a special on their wine that night too. Also, enjoy an all night Happy Hour for Wine Wednesday.


Pike Brewing Beer Dinner at Beach Cafe April 23rd 6 pm Beach Cafe Bar


Meet the owners of Pike Brewing in Seattle as they take you through their favorite choices of beer paired with a menu created by Chef Mark Boyd and the Beach Cafe team. Tickets are only $45 and are available at 


Paint and Sip Mimosas with bin on the lake Olympic Terrace Tent April 26th 12-2 pm


Join us for a special Paint and Sip event with mimosas in our Olympic Terrace Tent. Your first mimosa is on us plus enjoy all of the painting supplies you need to create your painting to take home. Tickets are only $45 and are available at


Make sure to join us for an event this April. Need help deciding? Visit for full information or call 425.822.3700 to learn more.

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Raw Recipe: Green Chickpea Hummusphoto

The reality is that sometimes we don't have time to cook but we need a full meal's worth of nutrition. Our favorite way to do this is chickpea hummus. You can dip anything in it to add great flavor and nutrition to your dish and there's no cooking required. Keep reading for how to make this simple, raw delicious recipe.

Green Chickpea Hummus

2 lbs Green Chickpeas
2 oz Tahini Paste
1 TBL Cumin
4 Roasted Garlic Cloves
½ cup Lemon Juice
½ cup Water
½ cup Olive Oil
2 TBL Kosher Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper

Green Chickpea Hummus Beach Cafe

This recipe makes any dish better. Our favorite thing to dip with is warm pita bread! We encourage you to try your favorite raw recipe, especially when time is of the essence! At Beach Cafe, we offer many options cooked or raw that both express the flavors of the Northwest sea and inland. Check out our full menu to see.

Want to join us for dinner? Make reservations with us tonight! Call 425.889.0303 or visit us at  

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Say I Do in Kirkland this 2015 Wedding Seasonphoto

Many of you are in the midst of planning the big day which includes considering where this monumental event will occur. Obviously, we are a little biased to say you should consider the Woodmark. But it's not just what we do that makes us one of the top wedding venues in Seattle, it's the beauty of the city of Kirkland and the Eastside. Keep reading for our top 5 reasons why the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland should be on the top of your list of wedding venues.

Location, location, location...

The Woodmark is one of the only wedding locations in the Greater Seattle Area, steps away from the water. You can literally walk into Lake Washington from the lawn. We have even had brides come back for Trash the Dress photoshoot in the water. You don't have to jump in though, you can also simply hop on the Woodmark II for a celebratory after vows cruise together. Not a bad way to start married life...

Woodmark II Kirkland

Outdoor Wedding Venue...

Our Olympic Terrace Tent creates an intimate outdoor venue, perfect for hot summer nights with a cool breeze from the lake. It doesn't always get hot here but when it does you will be thankful for the light, cool breeze. It also creates the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. Your guests focus on you as the sun sets in beautiful colors on Lake Washington behind you.

Olympic Terrace Tent

The Essentials...

We offer a locally sourced food & beverage menu that allows guests to showcase the state their wedding is being held in. Washington has much to offer in the way of wines and cuisine; we want every guest to leave knowing that. It's a great way to introduce out of town guests to everything our beautiful state has to offer and we can begin to tell them the story of why this area is special.

Woodmark Wedding Menu

The View...

As the sun sets over the city of Seattle, the perfect amount of daytime, sunset, and evening photo opportunities are created. The Olympic Terrace Tent is situated perfectly to capture the sun setting during dinner time to send you off perfectly into your reception. When we say these views are picturesque, we really mean it...

Lake Washington

Escape not that far away...

Finally, the Woodmark Hotel has all of the features to create a destination wedding feel, even for locals. With a spa, two restaurants, and seasonal water sport rentals, all guests can make a long weekend out of a wedding celebration. Why not make it a vacation? If you're going to be here, might as well enjoy it right?

If you are planning your big day give us a call at 425.827.1986 to learn more or to start planning your Woodmark wedding!

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What to Do? Make it a Date Night Part Two in Kirklandphoto

Last week we highlighted a couple great hotspots in Kirkland to take your significant other for a creative, fun time. Consistently changing it up and finding new ideas for you two to enjoy together is the key to truly enjoying your relationship. How many times do we get asked," what is there to do in Kirkland?"...alot! How many answers do we have for them? ... A lot! Here are some more insider tips to places you must take a date in Kirkland.

Painting and Sipping...

CANVAS! Paint and Sip Studio is the ultimate good time. Trying your hand at art while sipping on your favorite wine or cocktail. Their team of talented artists and teachers make every stroke as easy as writing your own name. But by the end of the session, you have somehow created a masterpiece worthy of taking home and hanging in your home. But the best part of the experience is in between. Laughing, sipping, and enjoying the artist experience together is something that is always enjoyable. You don't have to be good at art or you can be the best there is, Paint and Sip events are about the people you are with and the fun you have. At the Woodmark, we host these events for our guests and local patrons consistently so make sure your next painting is on Lake Washington.

Canvas Paint and Sip Kirkland

Dive In...

One of the best parts of Kirkland is being right on Lake Washington. But in the right circumstances we encourage our guests to take it a step further and dive in! Whether they take that literally or float along is up to them. The Woodmark Hotel offers complimentary kayaks for guests to explore the surroundings all year round. When May hits, it's time for Waterfront Adventures! Stand up paddle boards, jet skis, boat rentals all take guests right to the water. But even then it is up to the guest if they want float or swim!

Lake Washington Kayak

Kirkland is a place of discovery and our Woodmark team wants to point you in the right direction! Make sure to ask our guest services team or call 425.822.3700 for any tips about the best ways to experience Kirkland.


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