The wedding professionals listed on this site offer high-quality services and products. Take a few moments to read the editor’s blog for the latest trends. See photos of real weddings, and pick up hot trends, tips and ideas. The wedding show page lists upscale shows and workshops presented by South Sound Wedding & Event, as well as area open houses and tastings.
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Wedding and event businesses are listed on local visitor and convention bureau websites. Some sites have pages dedicated to weddings.
For a quick solution to finding a venue and a caterer, put together a list of your needs and send it to the area’s visitor and convention bureau. Be very specific, including the number of guests and your preferences for indoor or outdoor venue for wedding and reception, a single location, a waterfront venue, catering on site (or not) and free parking. The staff will send a request for proposals to the businesses and will return responses that fit your needs.
The smaller bureaus have one- or two-person staffs, plus volunteers. Be sure to allow several weeks to process your request. In smaller communities, the Chamber of Commerce may respond to such requests. Some small offices do not do request for proposals, but may have a list of businesses that work with weddings and events.
South Sound Wedding & Event magazine is distributed in eight counties in the South Sound area (western Washington). These are the major visitor centers in the territory:
South King County
Seattle Southside Visitor Services , office in South Seattle, 877-885-9452, 206-575-2489
Travel Tacoma + Pierce County , office at Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, 253-830-6607
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, office in Lakewood, 253-582-9400
Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau, office in Silverdale, 800-337-0580, 360-692-1084
Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau, office in Olympia, 877-704-7500, 360-704-7544
Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, office in Shelton, 800-576-2021, 360-426-2021
The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, office in Chehalis, 800-525-3323, 360-748-8885
Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor Tourism Office in Elma, 800-621-9625
Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, office in Westport, 800-345-6223, 360-268-9422
Tourism Ocean Shores, 866-602-6278, 360-289-9586
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, office in Port Townsend, 888-365-6978, 360-385-2722
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