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Don’t just take a tour, stay and relax.

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Many couples come for a tour of the Inn. You get a great tour that lasts maybe half an hour. You don’t really get to experience the Inn. You don’t get massages, you don’t get our gourmet breakfast, you don’t get to relax and explore Olympia. We want to change that.

Come and stay for two nights, get massages. Do so any Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday, and if you end up booking your wedding with us, we will give you a $300 credit towards your package (excludes  Elopement and Deluxe Elopement Packages).

Book now! Just let us know your doing this deal when you check in.

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Indoor Wedding Space in Olympia

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We are please to announce we are taking expressions of interest for the use of our soon to be built indoor event space.

Designed to mirror the historic nature of the Inn, it will comfortably seat 60 people.

For some more details see our Indoor Events page.

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Wedding Package Special For January

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We are offering a special on any of our Olympia Wedding Packages.

In the month of January 2014, if you sign your wedding contract and pay in full, we will add an extra night in our Astoria room for the bride and groom. This is the room you get for at least one night with all of our packages, so you will receive at least two nights at the Inn. Use it to kick start your honeymoon, or it could be your honeymoon!

Book yourself a couples massage (note some packages already come with this), and ask for recommendations to the most romantic restaurants in town.

Not ethat the wedding does not have to take place in January, simply be booked and paid for in full.

Call us at 360.753.9123 with questions or to book a tour.

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Wedding on a $1500 Budget

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[intro]An intimate and complete wedding for around $1500, including everything, even your rings![/intro]

Elopement Package at the Swantown Inn – $549

Wedding Dresses – $170
There are a number of dress shops that have off the rack wedding dresses for a lower cost but there are lots of online options that have all the romance of a wedding dress and cost less than having your hair done! There are lots of options too if you would like to have a coordinating dress for your attendant(s) if you have them. If you really want that crisp white gown, has them and they are all under $200!

Hair & Makeup – $55
If you aren’t comfortable doing your own hair, or are looking for something special, let a professional handle it at a reasonable price. Tabitha’s Hair Design does Updos starting at $55. Makeup should be simple and natural. Pick a new shade of eye shadow and lipstick just for the occasion and do your own.

Menswear – $50
The groom doesn’t have to wear a traditional tuxedo, but you can rent one for a reasonable price. Better yet if you have a nice suit, buy a vest and/or tie in a color you both love!

Marriage License – $63
The Thurston County Courthouse in the Auditors Office. This includes the fee to have a certified copy mailed to you after the ceremony for your records and name change.

Invitations – $20
They don’t have to be expensive to be customized and beautiful – 10 invitations for $9.99, 20 invitations for $19.99 – Might be better for announcements as the minimum is 100

Photography – $300

Aaron Barna (Aaron Barna Photography) has Elopement Packages starting at $300.
Amy Davenport (A Day to Remember) has hourly rates starting from $150 per hour.

Food – $120
This would be an excellent dinner for two with a moderately priced bottle of wine. You don’t have to provide food for your guests, and we actually recommend going to one of the local restaurants for a fabulous meal, you can add “You are welcome to join us for a no-host dinner at ______ after the ceremony” and your guests can decide for themselves to join you or not.

Rings – $225 Ok ordering a ring online may seem scary to you, but we ordered ours from them and they are amazing as are the prices. Every order is shipped free via FedEx® shipping, guaranteed and returnable within 30 days, so you can be sure you made the right decision.

Music – Complementary
We have several acoustical CDs that are appropriate as wedding music, including traditional wedding music. Even better, if you have a special song, incorporate it into your ceremony, it can play in the background while we sign your wedding certificates.

Transportation – $45
Why not have a designated driver for your trip out to dinner and back. There are limo services available with low hourly rates.

Total Budget: $1498

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