Name of venue: Lairmont Manor
Location: 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham
Wedding contact: McKenzie Temple, 360 647-1444 and email@example.com
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Space available: The grand hall inside the manor can accommodate up to 100 people for ceremonies and receptions. Guests can wander downstairs to the original billiard room and enjoy a cocktail on the couch next to the fire.
In the summer, the outdoor space offers several options. Large lighted tents can fit 250 guests for receptions. The gardens are typically used for the ceremony in front of the fountain. A glass-covered pavilion next to the garden can be used for anything from cocktail hours to catering.
How many people can be accommodated? Up to 250 in the summer, up to 100 in the winter.
What services does Lairmont provide? A Lairmont coordinator is available the entire wedding day. Lairmont provides china and flatware, lighted tents for summer events, and a crew to setup and take down tables and chairs.
What’s the price range? Weddings start at $1,295.
What are the options for catering and drinks? A Taste of Elegance is Lairmont’s house caterer. Lairmont also has a list of preferred caterers and vendors on its website, and people can bring in a caterer of their own choosing. The same applies to drinks and a bar; Lairmont requires a licensed bartender, but there are no extra corking fees.
Does Lairmont decorate for weddings? No.
Are there rooms for wedding guests? No.
What extra amenities are on-site? Guests can meander in the stunning private garden and relax in a gazebo in the shade. The lawns can be used for croquet and bocce.
What extra amenities are nearby? Lairmont is close to Fairhaven’s inns, bars and restaurants. Guests can exercise or watch the sunset at Boulevard Park, and visit the scenic Chuckanut Mountains nearby.
How far ahead should people book a wedding? One year is advisable for summer weddings.
Last word: “Lairmont Manor is the perfect setting for romance,” Temple says. “Thousands of couples have chosen to begin their lives together here, surrounded by history and beauty. Our beautifully maintained estate boasts an Italian Renaissance-style mansion and award-winning gardens.
“The grand hall features vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, decorative wrought iron, and original wood paneling. This space also includes a Steinway baby grand piano, and a viewing balcony that is a perfect spot for throwing a bouquet.
“In our extensive gardens you’ll find a pavilion and a courtyard with a fountain and statuary. A variety of seasonal plants and flowers are maintained by our talented gardening staff.
“The formal port cochere allows the bridal party to arrive and depart in style by horse and carriage, limousine or classic car.”