Top Local Venues Where You Can Have Your Own Caterer

One of the best ways to save money on your wedding is to choose a venue where you can either cater the meal yourself or find your own caterer who is willing to work within your budget. I often get e-mails from brides asking for recommendations of venues who allow outside catering, so I thought today I would compile a list of some of my favorite Spokane/Coeur d’ Alene area wedding locations who are flexible when it comes to catering. I tried to choose places that offer a great setting full of character and who are also on the affordable end of the spectrum (but you’ll need to contact them for exact pricing).

A word of caution, even though catering your wedding yourself is a great cost cutter, it can also add a heap of (unneeded) stress to you and your family. My advice is to bring in a professional caterer for at least part of the meal (ie you bring dessert and have a caterer supply the meal, etc). And be sure you add silverware, plates and napkins to your costs!

In no particular order…

231 North Event Center

Capacity: 400 Outside, 150 Inside
Location: Reardan, Washington (23 miles west of Spokane)
Venue Type: Barn/Country/Farm/Rustic
Contact: 509-796-4550 or visit the 231 North Event Center website

231 North Event Center SpokanePhotos by KD Portraiture

Bozarth Mansion

Capacity: Up to 300 in chairs and 150 in tables
Location: North Spokane
Venue Type: Traditional/Vintage/Classic
ContactBozarth Mansion website or call (509) 466-4136

Bozarth Mansion SpokanePhoto by Misty Alger Photography

Stillwater Ranch

Capacity: Up to 400
Location: Sagle, Idaho (8 miles from Sandpoint)
Wedding Type: Ranch/Farm/Rustic
ContactStillwater Ranch website or call 208-263-0077

Stillwater Ranch

On River’s Edge

Capacity: Up to 150
Location: Deer Park
Wedding Type: Barn/Farm/Rustic/Vintage
Contact: Call 509.292.8487 or check out the On River’s Edge website

Photo by Brooke Boling Photography

Highland Gardens

Capacity: Up to 250
Location: Deer Park
Wedding Type: Garden/Summer Evening/Vintage
Contact: Call 509.590.5312 or check out the Highland Gardens website

Nectar Tasting Room

Capacity: Up to 70
Location: Downtown Spokane
Venue Type: City/loft/intimate/modern
Contact: E-mail or check out the Nectar website.

Nectar Tasting RoomPhoto by Haute Pink Photography

 Blackwell House

Capacity: Up to 200 outside
Location: Downtown Coeur d’ Alene
Venue Type: Traditional/City/Vintage/Classic/Urban
Contact: Visit the Blackwell House website or e-mail

Blackwell House Coeur d' AlenePhoto 1 by Mary Banducci Photography. Photos 2 &3 Lisa Wise Photography.

Quail Run Ranch

Capacity: Up to 160
Location: Newport, Washington
Venue Type: Shabby Chic/Garden/Rustic/Vintage
Contact: Visit the Quail Run Ranch website or call 509-671-0644

Other awesome venues where you can have your own caterer:

Camden Ranch (Elk, Washington)
Denison Ridge (Deer Park, Washington)
Coeur d’ Alene Wine Cellars (Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho)
Mitcham’s Barn (Mead, Spokane, Washington)
Sandpoint Events Center (Sandpoint, Idaho)
Red Barn Farms (Colton, Washington)
High Country Orchard (Green Bluff, Spokane, Washington)

And if you’re looking for an awesome caterer be sure to check out our Featured Caterers list!

Are we forgetting anyone???


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