Venue Spotlight: Lotte Hotel Seattle


I was honored to work for Lotte Hotels & Resorts as their Pre-Opening Wedding Consultant, to develop and design unique packages for their Weddings and Special Events for this Flagship Hotel. I have had the privilege of meeting many “Superstars”, but the Staff, the Management and their Vendor Partners were all in a singular category of excellence second to few, if any. Their ability to let me do my job to the best of my ability makes it even a pleasure. And with their help and continued support, here are the fruits of my labor.

Photography by Clane Gessel Photography; Floral Design by Pearl Studio; Event Rentals by CORT Party Rental; Lighting Design by LightSmiths; Bridal Gowns by Cicada Bridal; Hair & Make-Up by Kay & Co. Hair Studio; And a special thanks to our fabulous Models – Caleb and Christa Treat, Ha-Young Lee and Wan Choi, Ksenia Usher, Dr. Ali Ravanpay and Dr. Ellie Tabaraie, Kevin and Meg Sakuda, Seol-Young and Inho Young.

Discover the allure of the Pacific Northwest’s newest “Crown Jewel”, the Lotte Hotel Seattle.  Its charismatic and vital setting offers the grandeur of the past, coupled with contemporary luxury and style.


The F5 Tower – Located in Downtown Seattle’s 5th tallest building, it is replete with 16 floors of spacious layouts and expansive bathrooms where you can retreat in the opulence of their 189 modern luxury rooms that include 33 suites, embracing the serenity of enhanced amenities and impeccable service.

The Presidential Suite – You can enjoy the natural sunlight pouring in the room through the glass window walls and the spectacular views of Seattle and Puget Sound, and the vibrant downtown city view. This majestic 2,097 square-foot Suit with floor-to-ceiling windows, features design details of the Pacific Northwest, a luxurious yet comfortable sitting room, bar lounge, formal dining area, priva kitchen, a baby grand piano and a spacious bedroom and luxury bathroom.  It is also the perfect venue for intimate Weddings and Celebrations creating memories that will last a lifetime.


With its historic charm and elegant venues, Lotte Hotel Seattle offers 13,000 square feet of event space with unlimited possibilities providing an exquisite blend of something old and something new.  Committed to creating distinctive Weddings and Special Events, their stellar Catering and Conference Services Team will create and execute flawless affairs with sophistication and panáche yet with a personable approach that represent your own unique style, exceeding expectations for the planning and design experience.

The Sanctuary Grand Ballroom – Formerly Seattle’s First United Methodist Church, this Beaux-Arts Pantheon-style Church founded 109 years ago boasts a magnificence of architectural detail and elegance in time-honored splendor.  The Sanctuary has now been reincarnated as Seattle’s most iconic venue for Weddings and Special Events.  It is crowned by a spectacular Dome that embraces this majestic hall flanked with beautiful stained glass windows.  With an unparalleled design pedigree and an unmatched legacy of hosting the city’s most important events, it is the quintessential venue fully tailored to any event.  It’s where old-world-charm meets chic glamour.  There is so much history, tradition and grand architecture here that it rivals some of the world’s best wedding venues.

The Ballroom – This modern Ballroom features large artwork by a world-renowned French architect, leaning against the ballroom walls gallery-style and can be modified to serve various events and is specialized for high-level conferences and luxury events.

4th and 5th Floor Meeting Rooms – These are small to medium-sized banquet halls that are suitable for various meetings such as seminars, banquets, and various events.

16th Floor Private Dining Rooms – Located at Charlotte Restaurant, each event space is an exclusive private dining venue that boast panoramic views of Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle and suitable for smaller events such as Meetings, intimate Weddings, Cocktail Receptions and elegant Dinners.

Le Spa de L’hotel Lotte – This luxury spa with holistic therapies and treatments also provides a state-of-the art Fitness Center and Dry Sauna.


CharLotte Bar & Lounge – Indulge in an exquisite culinary voyage while enjoying an expansive view of downtown Seattle from the 16th floor, alongside the ocean and mountains.  Executive Chef, Alexander La Motte reflects his signature contemporary American style cuisine curating upscale menus that utilize seasonal, local ingredients.  CharLotte will captivate both your eyes and palate with a range of culinary offerings and curated wine lists that will elevate your dining experience to a gastronomic level delighting the most discerning palates and imaginative presentations that transform a meal into an unforgettable memory.


For those seeking to host the ultimate Wedding, the Lotte Hotel Seattle offers three distinguished Wedding Concepts for a sophisticated reception, complete with elegant tablescape design. As you promise to love and cherish each other for the rest of your days, their promise to you is to make every moment of your Wedding exquisite.  Their dedicated Staff is committed to providing top-drawer excellence, white-gloved service, and seamless attention to detail in concert with the personal touch that will ensure your Wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Blanc de Blanc – A modern crisp White Wedding for the minimalist.  It’s elegant, it’s luxe, it’s intentional.  It’s everything you want a chic Wedding to be – warm, inviting, modern and romantic all in one.

Regal Reverie -A majestic Royal-inspired Wedding theme that is fit for a King and Queen, replete with rich shades of Black, Red and Gold with accentures that is understated as it is awe-inspiring and beautiful.

Blush Bliss – Subtle and sophisticated,  this delicate hue evokes feelings of love and romance and makes for a classic, traditional Wedding with a timeless design aesthetic.

Our Executive Pastry Chef, Artis Kalsons, creates awe-inspiring Wedding Cakes that take center stage and certainly deserving of praise.  His Wedding Cakes are as artful as they are delicious and will curate a sweet experience that will offer delicacies for the most discerning palates.


The beauty of your love story will be reflected in the tapestry of events and shared experiences before, during and after your Wedding creating stories you will joyfully share for years to come.