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About Us

The National Nordic Museum is a museum and wedding venue located in Seattle, Washington. This modern building features a number of locations both inside and out that can be reserved for your special day. Operated with an aim to provide a place for people to congregate and learn about the cultures of Nordic countries, the venue provides a sophisticated backdrop for your special event.

Facilities and Capacity

Throughout the National Nordic Museum there are a number of rooms that are suitable for weddings and events. In the Osberg Great Hall, which features over 4000-square-feet of space, romantic pendant lights hang from the ceiling in the spacious and adaptable room. An outdoor option at the venue is the Sun Terrace, which is large enough to accommodate a tent. This area gives you views of the water and is designed in a contemporary style. The East Garden is another outdoor location that you can rent and features trees and a luscious lawn. Moving to Fjord Hall, you are greeted by a room that takes its inspiration from the landscape of Nordic countries. Skylights and massive windows let natural light stream into and illuminate the space. For smaller events, there are also classrooms and the Nordic Lounge.

Services Offered

The National Nordic Museum offers a number of services to help your wedding be a success. The center’s event manager can help you arrange a number of details related to your event. A member of staff is also present during your wedding. Further event coordination, as well as more staff members to work during your wedding, can also be employed by request.


Founded in 1980, the museum works to educate people while preserving the history of immigrants that came to the states from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. The center seeks to achieve this through its collections, exhibitions, and cultural experiences. Likewise, the institution strives to create a welcoming and inviting environment for all.


The museum is located in a happening locale within the city of Seattle. It is situated in the Ballard neighborhood and is roughly 15 minutes away from the downtown area by car. There is parking on-site as well as a city transportation system that guests can take advantage of. Valet parking can be arranged with the museum for your event as well.

Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue

Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June, July, August, September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December

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