It is no wonder North Central Washington has become a hot spot for young couples to say “I do”. The surrounding majestic mountains, lakeside views, picturesque wineries, high desert sunsets, and an average 300 days of sunshine per year in NCW has made this region a sought after venue to get married, honeymoon, AND for guests to have an amazing get-away.Only 2.5 hours away from Seattle or Spokane, right in the middle of Washington state, is the heartbeat of NCW; Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and Lake Chelan. Each town with their own beautiful natural character and charm offers a unique landscape and experience different from one another.You can choose from many different venue options such as rustic barns, homesteads and ranches to mountain retreats, lakeside views, vineyard settings and other unique venues that set the scene for your special day and will definitely wow your guests.Below is our top 5 reasons couples have chosen North Central Washington to get married and why you should too.

You can pick your dream wedding scene. Do you vision your wedding at a mountain retreat, lakeside resort, vineyard, rustic barn, rolling meadow, garden, ballroom, historical manor or something else? North Central Washington has all of these beautiful venues and more. The landscape is simply amazing everywhere and each venue is perfectly placed to offer its natural beauty with a unique experience and ambiance for many different wedding day visions. See our list of Venues for more information.

You are (almost) guaranteed a beautiful sunny wedding day in NCW!Since NCW is located on the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range, this region sees on average 300 days of sunshine per year with warm summers and fairly mild winters. Every season is truly amazing in colors which you will see reflected in your wedding photos. Spring starts to show its blooms around April 1 and fall is vibrant up to the end of October. But don't count out a winter wedding in NCW, as your nuptials will be just as spectacular set against a winter white backdrop of gorgeousness.

Your guests will love the get-away too! Who doesn't enjoy a weekend away at a lovely wedding AND discovering the territory? Explore the mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and incredible peak views of the Cascade mountain range from Wenatchee to Leavenworth and up to Winthrop. Enjoy wine tasting in one of the regions 75 plus wineries all conveniently located within a 50 mile radius.Here are a few more suggestions:

  • Wine taste and lounge on Lake Chelan. Heck, why not rent a boat for the day!
  • Discover Wenatchee and the surrounding community’s natural beauty and social hot spots of an emerging dining and shopping scene.
  • Venture up to Winthrop and enjoy the Pioneer spirit of the old west.
  • If it's winter enjoy a skier’s paradise at Mission Ridge Ski Resort 20 minutes from Wenatchee.
  • The list goes on. See THINGS TO DO for more information.

You can choose from a talented list of wedding vendors in NCW.You have a growing list of awesome vendors to choose from that make your wedding planning easier. With an increase in NCW weddings there has been an emergence of talented entrepreneurs creating top notch businesses catering to the modern wedding couple. Caterers, bakers, event planners, event rentals, photographers, photo booths and more are located in NCW to help you achieve your dream wedding. See WEDDINGS resources for more information. Additional wedding resources can be found on Livingncw.comThe beginning of the year kicks off the wedding planning season. You better schedule your venue and vendors asap as they book up quickly!TRANSPORTATION: Drive 2.5 hours from Seattle area over the Cascade Mountain range, or take a 40 minute Horizon Air flight into Wenatchee. Connect direct from Seattle or Vancouver, BC to Winthrop by taking a the most beautiful mountain view drive that loops you back around via the amazing Cascade Loop.

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