The Heliotrope Hotel - Your Local Wedding Venue
Selecting your wedding venue can be the most difficult part of wedding planning. But once it’s nailed down, everything else falls into place a little easier; after all, you can’t have a party without a location!
One of the most intimate and easier to plan locations is a hotel wedding venue. You and guests can stay through the pre-and post-wedding festivities, making your big day last a little longer than an afternoon event.
With 17 rooms available, The Heliotrope is a great size for the entire wedding party or for your important family and friends (roughly 40 people total overnight). Couples who plan ahead can block out rooms across the entire hotel.
We invite you to imagine your wedding day at The Heliotrope, a newly renovated boutique, yet modern hotel just 5 minutes from downtown Bellingham.
Hotel Wedding Venue
We suggest staying the night before to ease on-site coordination with your vendors and/or event planner. Interested in getting ready and first look photos? Our hotel rooms have beautiful natural light and simple decor to make you and your partner shine. We’re also just a few minutes walk to Elizabeth Park, full of massive, mature trees great for family photos.
The Ceremony & Reception
The Heliotrope includes a beautiful lawn surrounded by curated flora - the perfect outdoor wedding venue. We also have The Hub, an intimate indoor space with comfortable couches and chairs, local travel information, and helpful staff. The Yard can host about 50 guests and The Hub approximately 25.
Our spaces pair perfectly with benches, tables and chairs, altars, and/or tents. We also offer a few of our favorite lawn games. Indoors and out, The Heliotrope is easily customizable to your vision.
The After Party
Hosting your celebration at a hotel makes it easier for you to stay up a little later surrounded by your loved ones. We have a convivial fire pit inviting ‘smores, sing-alongs, and cozy connection around its warmth.
With a few breweries just down the block, like local favorite Menace Brewing, you and your guests can pre-funk or extend the party as you see fit. Or, call a taxi or Uber and arrive downtown in less than 5 minutes.
We partner with some fantastic planners, decorators, bartenders, caterers, and more. Contact any of our recommended vendors or feel free to coordinate with others that suit your taste.
Wedding Planning: We highly recommend Morgan Henry of MOMAD Productions for all your event planning needs, whether you’re looking for someone to help bring your imagination to life or just need someone to handle the day-of logistics.
Wedding Photographer: Love bright, classic photos? Look no further than Katheryn Moran Photography. She’s snapped many photos on our site and we couldn’t be more happy with her work.
Event Rentals: Wander Event Rentals has a thoughtfully curated set of pieces from classic to modern and a bit of bohemian flair - all things that pair nicely with The Heliotrope aesthetic.
Flowers: Pozie by Natalie produces some truly stellar floral arrangements, bouquets, boutonnières, and even flower halos.
Makeup: If you’re looking for the best version of yourself, do not miss makeup artist Sarah Rorvig. She can go glam, classic, modern, or anything in between.
The Heliotrope is an ideal wedding venue for locals who don’t want to travel too far, for WWU alumni who remember Bellingham fondly in their love story, and anyone looking for an authentic, heart-warming ceremony. Contact us early to book your stay and start planning!