With summer in full swing, rooftop season has arrived for outdoor entertaining! We are raising a glass to the top Seattle spots for hosting exclusive events in the sky. Rooftop venues offer first-class views that make for an extraordinary backdrop to any event. Here are the best rooftop hot spots you must consider when planning events this summer in Seattle.
1. Thompson Hotel | The Nest, Downtown Seattle, Near Pike Place Market
The Nest, located at the top of Thompson Hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle, is an impressive rooftop stunner. This brilliant, 4,500 square foot space delivers an eyeful of the bay, Seattle’s iconic ferris wheel and the Olympic Mountains. You and your guests will enjoy the elegant outdoor setting, modern touches and beautiful view. It is the perfect spot for summer entertaining and can accommodate small groups or large buyouts for up to 250 guests.
2. Fremont Foundry | The Penthouse & Rooftop Terrace, Fremont Neighborhood of Seattle
Fremont Foundry is a unique venue that has preserved the origins of a working foundry and has become a Seattle cultural landmark. The sky-lit penthouse encompassed by glass doors and spacious rooftop terrace with sweeping views of North Seattle create an amazing spot for that swanky summer cocktail party you’ve been wanting to throw. The space can hold up to 300 guests standing and 200 guests seated.
3. Hotel Sorrento | The Penthouse, Downtown Seattle
Located on the seventh-floor of historic Hotel Sorrento, the Penthouse is a top- floor retreat with classy furniture, a rooftop deck and a dramatic view of the city. This venue is ideal for blue-sky champagne toasts, lovely sunset photos and dancing under the stars. The Sorrento’s superb food and beverage team will also customize a food and drink menu specifically to your taste.
4. Mbar, South Lake Union Neighborhood of Seattle
The Mbar features an epic rooftop patio overlooking downtown Seattle, MoPop and Seattle Center, the Olympic Mountain Range, Queen Anne Hill, South Lake Union, and North Capitol Hill. This artful rooftop space is an amazing venue to host guests for a relaxing evening of modern Middle Eastern–meets-Mediterranean cuisine, specialty drinks & sweeping views. Treat your guests to an unforgettable night with a view of the sunset early in the evening followed by twinkling stars and city lights.
5. WithinSodo | The Rooftop Deck, Sodo District of Seattle
WithinSodo is located in a blossoming industrial area less than a mile away from Century Link and Safeco fields and caters to almost any type of event you can imagine. The 3000 square foot rooftop deck includes a gas fireplace, outdoor heaters, cafe lights, a satellite bar with television, multiple seating areas, and gorgeous views of Seattle's skyline.
6. Motif Seattle | Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, Central Business District of Downtown Seattle
Located on the 5th floor of Motif Seattle, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is a vibrant and unique social experience. The rooftop bar boasts a spacious outdoor patio, fireplaces, shuffleboard, and modern lounges for you and your guests to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with this stylish, energized hangout featuring exquisite cocktails, Regional American menu with a Northwest Pacific flair and skyline views.
7. Smith Tower | The Lookout Lounge & Deck, Pioneer Square Neighborhood of Seattle
Gather at Seattle’s original skyscraper for your next event. The experience begins the minute you and your guests enter the building and enjoy being whisked up to the twenty-second floor Lookout Lounge & Deck. This magnificent, contemporary space, accommodating up to 80 guests, offers a sleek interior lounge that transitions to a modern roof deck overlooking Seattle. The breathtaking views, gorgeous interior and divine service make for an impressive and unforgettable event.