Ballard Locks
WEDDINGS
On the map,  note maximum wedding party size per location.
50 person limit applies to both weddings and photography only groups. 
The Locks has wedding sites for up to 50 people that are a viable alternative to the City of Seattle Parks that charge $270-$750 (non-refundable) for similar wedding venues.
 
Instead of a fixed rate, we do accept donations which go towards much needed visitor related improvements, including the Carl S. English Garden where weddings are held.  Suggested donations (fully refundable, if plans change) are $10/person and range from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $250.

Note that Commodore Park,  located on South Side of the Locks, is operated by the City of Seattle.

Weddings or outdoor events at Commodore Park must be scheduled through the Seattle Parks District.

 To Register & Donate, Select Desired Date:

While a permit is not required for photography only groups (50 person limit), a reservation is suggested so we can moniter activity.   Go to the register & donate section.   Note, you do not need to download the permit form for photography only, only weddings.   Donations are optional and can be made at the visitor center or online.