Vanessa & Kevin

18 August, 2012

  • 6:00 pm Ceremony
  • 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour
  • 7:30 pm Dinner & Dancing



The ceremony and reception will take place at Velocity Dance Center; an urban loft-inspired space that blends industrial chic with warm traditional accents. It's an easy 9-minute walk from the Silver Cloud Hotel on Broadway and walking distance to the best restaurants in Seattle (don’t eat at the hotel restaurant).



We have a special rate at the , which is in easy walking distance of the wedding venue. It has an indoor pool, a gym, and within walking distance to pretty much everything on Capitol Hill—Seattle’s best restaurants, bars, boutique shops, parks etc.

Here's how to get our special rate:


  1. Visit the website
  2. Select desired arrival and departure dates and search for availability
  3. For Group ID use: AU-TAM
  4. For Password use: AU-TAM
  5. Complete reservation with your credit card information

By Phone

  1. Call our hotel directly at 206 325 1700 or Toll Free at 800 590 1801
  2. Ask for the Au & Tamura Wedding rate and the group ID AU-TAM

Other hotels

If you want to try a different hotel, search for bed & breakfasts around Velocity Dance Center or check out the Homewood Suites (which is a little bit cheaper, not quite as fancy, a little closer to downtown and a little farther from Velocity but still easy walking distance if you can hike up a hill a little bit).

We would not recommend staying downtown as there is actually a whole lot more to see in Capitol Hill where it's also a little less sketchy and still very close to downtown, but if you choose to, a few nice choices are the Hotel MaxHotel 1000, and all the standard chain hotels.

Our City

Pike Place Market * (not to be called “Pike’s Market”)
Market Ghost Tour (really interesting history lessons too)
Space Needle
Experience Music Project (EMP)
Pacific Science Center
NEW ferris wheel on the waterfront
Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Public Library (it’s an amazing sight for architecture/design buffs)
Pioneer Square Underground Tour (see the original Seattle underneath Pioneer Square!)
Local 360 (great restaurant, all ingredients sourced locally)
Shiro’s (sushi chef trained by the famous Jiro, of Jiro Dreams of Sushi fame)
Green Lake/Wallingford/Fremont
Woodland Park Zoo (amazing zoo, our favorite)
Fainting Goat Gelato
Gas Works Park
Essential Bakery
Statue of Lenin
Fremont Troll
Paseo’s (best Cuban sandwich ever, closed Sundays)
Fremont Coffee Company
Theo Chocolate (our favorite local chocolate, free chocolate samples, tours also available)
Tilth Restaurant (all local, organic ingredients)
Maritime Pacific Brewery and Jolly Roger Tasting Room
Ballard Locks
Golden Gardens Beach
Paseo Ballard (best Cuban sandwich ever)
Red Mill Totem House (burgers)
North of Seattle
Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip (about 1 hour drive north)
Alderwood Mall (and every chain store/restaurant you can think of) in Lynnwood (about half hour drive north)
Olympus Spa in Lynnwood (Korean women-only spa, note: you gotta get naked)
South Seattle
Seward Park * (great playground, swimming in the lake, beautiful view of Lake Washington)
West Seattle
Alki Beach


Yes we do have a small registry at amazon.