The Ruins White

exclusive club turned event venue

Capacity: Seated Reception | 150
Standing Reception | 280

Location: Lower Queen Anne

Style: Eclectic & Whimsical

Features: Private library, fireplaces, hand painted murals

The Ruins is a whimsical venue hidden in plain sight, in the heart of Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood.  For several decades, the Ruins was known as Seattle’s best kept secret, hosting private dinners and wild parties for its members.  The Ruins boasts a maximalist aesthetic and is full of surprises big and small, including an antique life-size animatronic elephant built in 1931 for the Paris World Exhibition.

The Ruins has a unique ability to take guests to another time and place, making them forget what lies on the outside.  This makes it the perfect backdrop for imaginative parties where no idea is too crazy.

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The dining room, complete with two cascading fireplaces and whimsical French doors, provides a sophisticated backdrop for events large and small.  The adjoining ballroom, featuring a hand painted mural with hidden PNW creatures, has room for up to 120 guests for a seated reception, and a stage for dinner-side performances.  Indulge in a custom craft cocktail served in the moody lounge, adventure in the dimly lit courtyard, or get lost in a book in the secret library. What secrets will you find at The Ruins?

“This venue is stunning, mysterious, gorgeous; it makes you want to adopt an accent, sip an ol’ fashioned, and maybe jump up on a piano to sing. What a gem!”

– Amy jane, Google Reviews

no event idea is too wild

 

The Ruins has hosted its fair share of corporate parties, fundraisers, weddings, fundraisers, and birthday celebrations.  It has also been home to pet fashion shows, intimate music performances, and even housed an underground burlesque troupe for some time.  Take a look at our image gallery to find inspiration for your event!

farm-to-fork CATERING

PROVIDED BY HERBAN FEAST, GROWN BY FOX HOLLOW FARM

Catering by Herban Feast focuses on bringing flavor and quality to the forefront. We start with our farm fresh produce and herbs, grown in our very own gardens at Fox Hollow Farm. This allows our executive chef to prepare enticing appetizers, savory dinner courses, and late-night bites that will rival the best restaurants in Seattle. From intimate gatherings to elaborate weddings, our kitchen prides itself on fresh, seasonal ingredients for every occasion, big or small.

Frequently asked questions

What are your capacities?
  • 150 for seated meal (Between Ballroom & Lounge)
  • 120 for seated meal (In Ballroom only)
  • 150 for ceremony in Ballroom
  • 115 for ceremony in Dining Room *recommended location*
  • 300 for standing reception
Is the venue ADA Accessible?

Yes!  The entire venue is ADA Accessible!

What equipment is included with the venue?

We provide a comprehensive range of equipment to ensure your event runs smoothly. This includes everything from tables and chairs to catering equipment. For a detailed list of the equipment we offer, please click here to view our full inventory.

Do you have WIFI available?

Yes!  It is complimentary.

Do you have a sound system?

Yes!  A sound system is included, and is set up to accommodate background music through an ipad/iphone/standard audio jack.

Do you have a projector and screen?

We do not have a projector/screen in-house, however we do partner with wonderful A/V and lighting vendors to assist with any needs you might have!  You are also welcome to provide your own projector and screen if you wish.

Can we bring our own aerialists?

We do require the use of our preferred entertainment vendor, Maison De V, for aerial performance. This is for liability and safety purposes!

Do you have a noise ordinance?

We do not! The latest you can have your event with us is 1am, with our staff cleaning and the venue closing by 2am.

Do you allow real candles?

Yes! Candles must have a votive or glass container around it. LED candles are required if the candles are being placed on the floor.

Can we play the piano in the Lounge, and can it move from room to room?

The piano in the Lounge typically does not move, but you are welcome to have guests play it!  We can also put you in touch with our entertainment company if you’d like to hire a professional pianist throughout your event.

Do you have air conditioning or heating?

Yes! The Ruins has both air conditioning and heating to keep your guests comfortable. We also have gas fireplaces which we are happy to light to add more warmth to the venue.

How does parking work?

The Ruins has metered street parking, and there are 3 hotels within walking distance that all have their own parking options!  We do work with Butler Valet for any shuttle, valet, or parking attendant services you may be interested in as well.  Ask your Venue Coordinator to get contact and pricing information!

Do you allow pets?

Yes! Pets are welcome during preliminary photo times and during your ceremony. Please ensure your pets get picked up and cared for once any food service begins. Service pets are welcome all night long!

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570 ROY ST, SEATTLE, WA 98109

entrance is located in the alleyway near the elephant sign

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