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Venue About the Venue Details
Columbia Room in the Legislative Building This octagon shaped room is located in the center of the first floor of the Legislative Building.

The Columbia Room is recommended for private wedding receptions.
Capacity:
150 people seated in chairs
300 people – no tables or chairs
Standard table & chair setup included in base service charges.
Food service is allowed.
Rotunda in the Legislative Building The Legislative Building Rotunda is a highly desired location for weddings, but it also has the most visitors when the Legislative Building is open to the public.

This location is readily available from May through December. While weddings may be held from December through April when the Legislature is in session, scheduling is very difficult.
Capacity:
Rotunda floor - 60 people seated
Rotunda stairs – 136 people per side standing
Food service is allowed.
Wedding parties may use the Rotunda for ceremony rehearsals at no cost during normal business hours.
Base service charges do not include chair or equipment setups.
Sunken Garden The historic sunken garden is the most popular outdoor wedding location.

Typically, two or three weddings will take place each summer weekend.

The weather is most dependable from June through September.
Capacity:
125 people seated
Wedding parties should have an indoor back-up plan in the event of inclement weather.
Tents or canopies may be used.
Base service charges do not include chair or equipment setups.
Food service is allowed.
Tivoli Fountain Located in the center of the Capitol Campus next to Capitol Way, this lawn area is popular for larger outdoor weddings. Capacity:
100 people seated
Wedding parties should have an indoor back-up plan in the event of inclement weather.
Tents or canopies may be used.
Base service charges do not include chair or equipment setups.
Food service is allowed.
Heritage Park Located in downtown Olympia at the corner of 5th Avenue and Water Street, this large park next to Capitol Lake has a variety of locations suitable for weddings. Capacity:
5000 people seated
Wedding parties should have an indoor back-up plan in the event of inclement weather.
Tents or canopies may be used.
Base service charges do not include chair or equipment setups.
Food service is allowed.