Venues & Vendors

Northlake Chapel set up
Northlake Sanctuary Table set up
Northlake Chapel with chair covers and violinist


Rev. Marian often performs wedding ceremonies at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church in beautiful downtown Kirkland, WA where she serves as minister. The Northlake campus offers two lovely venues for your wedding and reception: a large sanctuary which seats up to 200, and a historic chapel which seats 100. More information is available at Church and Chapel Rentals. You can also arrange to tour the facilities by calling 425-495-2373.

About Kirkland
Kirkland is located on the shores of Lake Washington and directly east of Seattle, just a short drive across the 520 Evergreen Bridge. Kirkland is home to award-winning hotels, restaurants, beautiful parks, marinas and shoreline locations for your wedding and festivities. Wherever you choose to get married – public space or private home or garden, Rev. Marian will be happy to perform your ceremony at the venue of your choosing.

Here are some links that might be helpful.

The Heathman Hotel (425) 284-5800, is an upscale venue that can accommodate a ceremony or reception for about 100 people. You can treat your guests at the hotel’s Trellis Restaurant.

The Woodmark Hotel, (425) 827-1986, is also a popular upscale wedding venue. Arrangements can be made for indoor or waterfront weddings. Several restaurants are available on site.

The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland (425) 602-3200 can accommodate ceremonies with up to 60 guests. They offer overnight accommodations and wedding receptions and meals.

The Pavilion in Marina Park provides a scenic outdoor setting. Its use can be combined with the nearby Heritage Hall. For rental information call (425) 587-3342 or visit the City of Kirkland Parks Department.

If you are looking for a location for a reception or rehearsal dinner, visit the Explore Kirkland website to see a list of local restaurants — we have a lot of excellent places where you can celebrate.

In neighboring Woodinville, there are many wineries that can also accommodate wedding and receptions.

Candle sconce
Large Floral Arrangement
Pianist hands on keyboard


There are many vendors who can help you plan, execute, and celebrate your wedding. The list can be as short or expansive as your tastes and budget. Some couples ask their family and friends to help, some are do-it-yourselfers, while others want professional guidance to make their dreams come true.

Rev. Marian does not endorse vendors (beyond Northlake Church and Chapel), but for your convenience, she has included a partial list of necessities, elements and services that you might wish to consider. There are many resources for wedding checklists including this timeline from Here Comes the Guide. This list might seem overwhelming but remember, you control the budget and scope of your wedding. Celebrate grandly but within your means. Most of all, enjoy YOUR day!

  • Budget
  • Wedding Planner
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue
  • Officiant
  • Attendants
  • Attire – gown/tux/etc.
  • Cake Baker/Designer
  • Candles/Sand if using a Unity Ritual
  • Caterer
  • Dance Lessons
  • DJ
  • Florist
  • Gifts for Wedding Party
  • Guest Book
  • Guest List
  • Guest Accommodations
  • Hair/Makeup Appointments
  • Invitations
  • Marriage License
  • Musicians
  • Passports for travel
  • Permits (Park, Alcohol, etc.)
  • Photographer*
  • Restaurant Reservations
  • Rentals (Linens, chair covers, special effects, etc.)
  • Rings
  • Thank You Notes
  • Transportation
  • Travel Agent

*Photographs used on this website include pictures taken by Amar Singh, Ronald Meriales, and others.