Wedding Events



There are three things we/our families are hosting during this weekend:

10/14 (6-9pm)            Dinner for everyone who is in town (aka Rehearsal Dinner)

10/15 (2-3:30pm)      Wedding Ceremony, followed by a church reception 

10/15 (6pm-12am)     Evening Reception, a reception for family and friends later in the evening

"Rehearsal Dinner" - Friday October 14th - 6pm to 9pm
Optimism Brewing Company - 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
We'll be meeting at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill to hang out with everyone who is in town! Dinner will be provided - join us! Parking is on the street and can be difficult. Use Uber (https://www.uber.com/ride/) or Lyft (https://www.lyft.com/) app. Or, if you want to drive, the easiest parking is a Seattle University garage for $6 that is just south of the brewery, off of E. Columbia St. and 800 Broadway. 
An RSVP would be helpful to get the right amount of food!  Please email debsonnsen@roadrunner.com to RSVP. Though if you didn't RSVP, please just come!

Optimism Brewing Company


Wedding - Saturday October 15th - 2pm to 3:30pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church - 1215 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109
Our wedding is at our awesome church home, Immanuel Lutheran in South Lake Union (near downtown Seattle). EVERYONE is invited to our wedding ceremony. There will be a small reception downstairs afterwards, which you can go to, or go nap/explore Seattle before our evening reception at 6pm. There are parking spaces at the church for those who have walking limitations. REI has a parking garage with reasonable rates one block East of the church.
 Otherwise, you can find parking on the street, and remember to pay at a kiosk with your credit card or cash. Seattle has a system where you pay at a kiosk and put a sticker on your window inside your car to prove you paid. The wedding will last about an hour, so pay for at least an hour-and-a-half or two hours.

Immanuel Lutheran Church



Evening Reception - Saturday October 15th - 6pm to 12am
WithinSodo - 2916 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
We are also having a reception for a family and friends in Sodo (South of Downtown in Seattle) at a place called WithinSodo. It is a few miles from the church. We also recommend Uber or Lyft to get there as it is pretty close. If you prefer driving, parking can easily be found on the street for free. 
6-8pm will be an extended "cocktail-and-dinner" hour. There will be two fancy food trucks for dinner (both delicious!!), plus beer, wine and cocktails. It will feel pretty informal - there will be no assigned seating (though there will be tables and chairs if you would like!), and we'll take turns waiting in line for food at the trucks, drinks in hand, with plenty of time and space to mingle! Dessert and dancing complete the night!

WithinSodo