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Well today we pass the walrus sentries and go inside to see the Arctic Club Hotel's historic Rococo Northern Lights Dome Room. The 4800 square foot venue can accommodate up to 400 guests and event fees during their first season last summer ranged from $2000 to $3000 depending on room configuration. The hotel staff suggested I pay it a visit and showed me the way to the third floor, but didn't mention there was anyone there. I came upon what appeared to be a soon to be wed couple, their wedding coordinator and parents sampling the menu choices for a reception. Catering fees for the tasty fare reportedly run $60 to $100 per guest. Cough, cough, wheeze. . . 'Scuze me while I sit down a second. The fees are not out of the norm for such an elegant place in any major US city, but anyone else out there imagining their kids' possible future plans then looking at their wallets and the projected economy and thinking, "I hope she shows some shots of Parsons Garden on SDP soon!" Yes, there are many very beautiful settings in Seattle to hold lovely celebrations, from the very simple ($450 to rent an enclosed garden, $300 for a park setting) to the very elegant. I'll try to feature more of them. Meanwhile, here are some detail shots at my More Seattle Stuff page.