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E Our wedding spaces extend from the versatile Crystal Ballroom, opposite page and center, to the intimate Noble Room, below. Couples can decorate with their own style, above, and enjoy cityscapes from the Elliott Bay Suite and other locations in the Club. room," Jojo says. "Dance parties there are always fantastic." Two projector screens allow deejays to include music videos in their shows and incorporate special effects. Couples can also use the screens to display favorite photos or just about anything else. "It's more visual and interactive," Jojo says. Bamboo Beats, Alante Photography, and New Creations all agree that the service at the WAC is superior. "I never feel like something will be missed," Rebecca says. "And I've never had a disappointed client leave the WAC." —Naomi Thalenberg is WAC Magazine Editorial Assistant. K AT E P R I C E P H O T O G R A P H Y very wedding requires a checklist—venue, guest list, florist, deejay, caterer … the list goes on. It takes immense planning to prepare for one of the most important days of your life. WAC Catering Sales and Event Managers Amanda Schwanitz and Rebekah King work closely with brides and grooms—and wedding planners— to ensure every detail comes together perfectly. They also recommend local vendors, who agree that the Club is a perfect place to wed. Yes, many brides choose the WAC for its historic architecture, downtown location, and elegant Crystal Ballroom. And yes, the Catering team provides unparalleled service and attention. But there's another reason the Club is so perfect. It offers everything a couple needs under one roof. "We can create almost anything to meet a couple's specific needs," Rebekah says. "Our options are almost unlimited." All-inclusive wedding experiences often find participants enjoying the Spa at the WAC, Inn at the WAC guest rooms, the barbershop, fitness facilities, and prime event spaces with city and water views. Of course, convenient parking and fullservice catering also play key roles. "Having everything in one location makes the wedding day less stressful for couples," Rebecca says. Rebecca has planned numerous weddings at the WAC during the past three years. She also recently organized and designed the Club's annual bridal gala, an K AT E P R I C E P H O T O G R A P H Y event that showcased the Crystal Ballroom and the WAC's offerings through a Garden of Eden–themed wedding. "We cater to brides' needs throughout the entire planning process," Amanda explains. "And we want the wedding parties to take full advantage of our facilities." The gala also featured Alante Photography. Loren Callahan and Kim Person opened Alante 10 years ago. Combined, they have captured more than 700 weddings. "We photograph each couple differently," Loren says. "What's great about the WAC is the variety of locations it offers for photographs. The facility is designed for an elegant and fun event." Loren and Kim say they especially enjoy photographing in the Crystal Ballroom, where three dazzling Czechoslovakian chandeliers beam from above. Jojo and Isaac Dyckhoff, owners of Bamboo Beats, one of Seattle's best deejays for wedding receptions as chosen by Seattle Bride Magazine, are also big fans of the ballroom. "It's a pretty impressive Rebecca Grant has been a wedding planner since 2004 . In 2009 , she went out on her own and opened New Creations. The following year, she planned her first wedding at the WAC. "The WAC is such a gorgeous venue," Rebecca says. "It's definitely one of my top five recommendations." JANUARY 2014 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | 31

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