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The Canal

The Canal is located in Seattle’s reveled Ballard neighborhood and is the perfect location for a waterfront wedding. With built in Art Deco and Northwest décor and on site amenities, this venue is perfectly turnkey. The proximity to the Ballard Locks and backdrop of the Salmon Bay Bridge make this an iconic Northwest setting that showcases the charm and rich history of Seattle. The Canal has a heated covered patio, colorful twinkling bistro lights, a large custom double sided bar with indoor and outdoor bar service, and options for an indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony.

Venue Highlights

  • Iconic Seattle Setting with a View of the Ballard Locks and Salmon Bay Bridge
  • Heated, Covered and Enclosable Patio with Bright Colored Potted Plants
  • Built-In Patio Heaters
  • Colorful Bistro Lights Under Patio Awning
  • Built-In Northwest Style Cocktail Tables with Black Bar Stools
  • Double Sided Bar with Outdoor Patio Bar Service
  • Large Built In Dance Floor
  • Private Bridal Suite 

Amenities and Features

  • Personal In-House Event Management and Arrangement of All Outside Rental Items
  • Customized to Scale Venue Floor Plan
  • Detailed Event Timeline
  • Complimentary Parking Lot
  • Set Up and Tear Down of Event
  • Service Staff: Banquet Captain, Bartenders and Servers
  • Facility Use for a 5 Hour Event, 2 Hour Set Up and 1 Hour Tear Down
  • Facility Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Cocktail, Dining and Banquet Tables with Ivory Floor Length Linens
  • Ceremony and Dining Chairs
  • Flatware, Glassware, China and Service Ware
  • In House Catering with On Site Commercial Kitchen
  • In House Beverage Service
  • In House Specialty Desserts and Custom Design Wedding Cakes
  • Complimentary Tea Lite Candles
  • Meets ADA Requirements
  • In-House Sound System


  •  Fully Seated in Built in Dining Space: 160
  • Fully Seated in Built in Dining Space and Dance Floor: 220
  • Cocktail Style Reception: 400 
If you are looking for a venue that truly embodies the essence of Seattle, look no further.

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5300 34th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107