"It was a magical night"....."the wedding was flawless"....."Everything was perfect." Pardon us while we burst with pride, but we love it when we hear from happy Seattle brides and grooms (and their grateful parents) who've tied the knot on our Puget Sound shores.

What makes them write such glowing testimonials about a Seattle wedding? We think it's the ease of planning a local wedding that feels like a destination wedding in every imaginable way. From the ferry ride to the grounds (six acres ablaze in fall color) to 1,000 feet of private no bank waterfront, Kiana Lodge feels a world away.

Of course reminders of our proximity to Seattle are plenty. Just taste our award-winning Kiana Signature Salmon, Dungeness Crab Cakes and wines from Washington State winery Hogue Cellars.