Located next to the Space Needle at Seattle Center

Marry Me, Joel!

Marry Me, Joel!


Joel Mc Hale

We want to spread the love this Valentine's Day weekend!

Eight lucky couples will be selected by our panel of love experts to win a 10-minute wedding ceremony in the Glasshouse on Saturday, February 13, 2021, officiated by Seattle's own Joel McHale (Card Sharks, Community, The Soup)!

Prize package also includes:


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Have you had your wedding cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic? Are you waiting for the perfect inspiration to take the plunge? Tell our panel of love experts why you want to elope at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Submissions closed as of Saturday, February 6 at 11:59PM (PST). Thank you to all of the couples that entered to win!

Our eight lucky couples will be notified on Tuesday, February 9. You'll have a few days to choose your wardrobe, invite your two witnesses, and obtain a marriage license. We'll also send you details for the big day (Saturday, February 13) and connect you with a personal elopement planner.


We are looking for couples that will embrace this unique and unforgettable occasion. In addition to the contest rules, check out these frequently asked questions about the contest:

Is Chihuly Garden and Glass really giving away a wedding?

Yes - eight of them! We are looking for eight couples who want to have the most unique and unforgettable elopement ever, inside the stunning Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass and officiated by actor and comedian Joel McHale. All eight elopements will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

What's included for the winning couples?

After checking in at the Sheraton Grand Seattle (one night stay included), we will whisk the winners (and their two witnesses) to Chihuly Garden and Glass with transportation provided by Brotherton Cadillac | Brotherton Buick GMC | Brotherton Cadillac NW.

Joel McHale will officiate a 10-minute ceremony in the Glasshouse. A professional photographer will capture the event. The only people in attendance will be the couple getting married, and their two witnesses.

After the ceremony, we will celebrate the newlyweds by escorting them to the top of the Space Needle for a champagne toast and photos on the outdoor deck. We'll then return the wedding party back to the Sheraton Grand Seattle.

Back at the hotel, the couple will enjoy in-room dinner delivered by Ethan Stowell Restaurants, and a gift basket that includes two roundtrip travel vouchers courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

What's not included or not allowed?

This is an elopement, so we are only including the essentials (venue, officiant, photographer) and a couple of extras (hotel, transportation from the hotel, and a gift basket). We are not including food or beverage (other than the champagne toast at the Space Needle), music, videography, flowers, rings, or attire.

Customization of the experience is not possible (i.e. scripting the ceremony). The eight ceremonies will take place between 4:00PM and 8:00PM on Saturday, February 13. Winners will be assigned a time, so we recommend keeping the entire afternoon and evening open.

Other than the two witnesses, guests are not allowed. Outside vendors (i.e. outside photographers) are not allowed. Our goal is to make this super simple for you and your sweetheart: show up, and we'll take care of the rest!

View the full contest rules for more information.

What health and safety protocols are you taking? Do I need a negative COVID-19 test?

The safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority, which is why we’ve made investments to implement the most effective, science-backed cleaning technologies and protocols available today. Learn more about how we're Elevating Clean.

Each member of the wedding party (the two people getting married and their two witnesses) must receive a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test as part of this experience. We've partnered with GoLab to provide testing for each party. Testing will happen after you check in at the Sheraton Grand Seattle, before departing for Chihuly Garden and Glass. If any member of your party receives a positive COVID-19 test, your party will not be able to travel to Chihuly Garden and Glass or participate.


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Our esteemed panel will select the eight couples who will win the ultimate elopement. They bring together diverse experiences in the arts, fashion, music, culture, and creativity.

Leslie Jackson Chihuly Boathouse 10 15 2018

Leslie Jackson Chihuly is an American arts executive and philanthropist. She is the president and CEO of Chihuly Studio, the working studio of American artist Dale Chihuly, and co-founder of the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. Leslie and Dale are committed to organizations locally and nationally with a focus on supporting artists, ensuring accessibility to arts education, art-making and mental health advocacy. Valentine’s Day is particularly special to them as Feb. 14 is their wedding anniversary.

Instagram: @LeslieChihuly

Mix official

Sir Mix-a-Lot is the first nationally-recognized rapper to come out of the Pacific Northwest, and he is often credited for putting Seattle on the rap map. Part comedian, part storyteller, and part social satirist, Sir Mix-A-Lot is unique among hip-hop artists, and still calls the Northwest home.

Twitter: @therealmix

Luly Yang

Luly Yang is an internationally recognized Seattle-based fashion designer and creative director who seeks to elevate the human experience through innovative designs. Her award-winning fashion house, Luly Yang Couture, was founded in 2000.

Twitter: @LulyYangCouture

Instagram: @LulyYangCouture

Shellie Hart Headshot

Shellie Hart is Seattle’s long-time leading midday radio air-personality and widely known in the Northwest. In addition to radio, she’s known for her community involvement and as the On-Court Fan Engagement Emcee for Seattle’s four-time WNBA Championship Team the Seattle Storm.

Instagram: @ShellieHart

Twitter: @ShellieHartShow

Emily Thomas2

Emily Thomas is a local adventure and travel photographer who has called Seattle her home for the past 10 years. She is the co-founder of Seattle Insiders and works as a social strategist on Fire TV.

Twitter: @emitoms

Instagram: @emitoms

Headshot Emmas Edition

Emma Cortes is a Seattle Content Creator. Her blog and Instagram Emma's Edition aim to inspire the modern woman to create, travel, and live life with style. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, Emma shares everything from fashion trends to try each season to content creation tips. She loves sharing posing ideas, Instagrammable places, as well as her journey as a content creator.

Instagram: @emmasedition

JJ Mc Kay

J J McKay is the publisher of media company The Fresh Toast has served on many community boards including US Bank, Pike Place Market, Mary’s Place and Seattle Opera. As a Southerner, McKay has a fun and romantic streak in him. He made the first of 10 marriage matches while in college and the last one three years ago in Seattle. McKay is a prolific entertainer in Seattle, NYC and LA where he has introduced guests to friends, business deals, girlfriend/boyfriends and spouses.

Twitter: @TheJJMcKay

Worth Going to Seat­tle Just for This”

Absolutely fantastic. Words can’t describe how amazing this is. You will need a few hours here. This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Seattle. Totally unique.

Reviewed July, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r703764500-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

Well Worth Your Time”

Not typically being into art galleries, I didn’t expect to care much for this stop, but went along with others in our group. I was very pleasantly surprised. The glass artwork in this place is amazing, and is beautifully displayed. Photos don’t do it justice. There is also a garden area where some of the pieces are displayed, as well as a courtyard with snack vendor(s). You could easily spend a while here, but we went through in less than two hours.

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r703018480-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

Watch the Short Videos”

Beautiful glass pieces! Check out the videos about Chihuly in the last room. There are several short videos about the glass blowing process and his journey working on some of his famous exhibitions. Also the professional photographers walking around will take your picture for free and you can e-mail yourself the photo for free as well. They make you take a short survey before they send it to you on the kiosk though.

Reviewed July, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r702701516-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

Amaz­ing and a Must See in Seattle!”

AMAZING! We loved visiting and the gardens were our favorite. We would recommend this to anyone visiting Seattle. We would suggest the Space Needle, Chihuly and MoPOP all in one day. The Chihuly can take as little as an hour to visit and we had no wait.

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701938788-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

The Glass Col­lec­tion and Works is Bet­ter Than Murano”

Amazing glass pieces in the museum, some using 300 plus colors. Very distinctive and tedious to make. From amazing glass chandeliers to canoe size pieces. The Chihuly gardens pieces are amazing, works of art. Excellent gift store associated where you can buy some pieces.Truly exceptional and a must visit, when you see the Space needle.

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701867994-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

Art and Magic!”

Chihuly is amazing with his creation. This garden visit was worth it. We bought the combo of space needle and the garden. Truly amazing experience. Enjoy.

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701658367-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

Very Beau­ti­ful”

Truly a gem of a visit to Chihuly gardens and glass exhibits! Have lived in Seattle for 7 years and had never seen this. What a amazing collection. Worth revisiting just to see all the gorgeous stuff.

Reviewed June, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701500864-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

Unbe­liev­able and Spectacular”

I was told that this is a must see. I had my doubts but I found that they are right. What he does with glass has to be seen to be believed. It was very beautiful and I was constantly amazed. There was also a demonstration by a glass blower that was very informative. We spent an hour and a half in there and it felt like 15 minutes. I highly recommend you visit this place

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r701133456-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html

A Must See for All Ages”

I take every guest that comes to town and I notice something new every time I visit. It is a remarkable talent to blow glass and create such majestic pieces. It’s breathtaking and worth a visit.

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r700344538-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html


We were in Seattle for a wedding and had half a day to tour around and see the sites. We took the monorail into City Center and bought the citypass on our phones - HIGHLY RECOMMEND (it lasts for multiple days and includes so many things). I don't know if I'd recommend paying full price for just the glass garden, but if you're doing a package deal it's a MUST-SEE. Truly beautiful garden and very well constructed gallery. If you can catch one of the tours/talks I recommend it. I didn't know that much about Chihuly's history before.

Reviewed August, 2019 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60878-d3184389-r700099489-Chihuly_Garden_and_Glass-Seattle_Washington.html