Want a Bargain Wedding? Try a Sewage Plant

(Photo Credit: King County WTD)

Think of the waterfront views!

For hundreds of dollars less than typical venues, you can stage your wedding at a Washington state sewage plant.

"Need a place to party?" the Kings County Wastewater Treatment Division wrote on its Facebook page last week. "With a full catering kitchen, state-of-the-art AV equipment, dance floor, ample parking, beautiful outdoor grounds, and room for up to 260 people, our LEED Platinum certified Brightwater Center has everything you need for your wedding reception or special event."

Weddings start at $400 for eight hours outside the building, which includes trails and a garden, and $2,000 for eight hours inside one of the buildings.

An added bonus: the facility is a "zero odor" waste treatment center, so happy couples can hopefully say "I do" without thinking of doo-doo.

Although the center has hosted no weddings yet, there is one scheduled for later in the year, and the division center rents out their facilities regularly to the community, Wastewater Treatment Division spokeswoman Annie Kolb-Nelson said.

She added that the room rentals help fund the division's community programming, which offers environmental education opportunities to kids.

It's so nice, Kolb-Nelson said, that wedding guests won't even know they're at a sewage center.

"The center itself is on the treatment plant campus site, but it's not actually part of the wastewater treatment facility," she said. "You can't even see the treatment plant from the education facility center."

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