We scoured venues with fabulous views, we looked at places with more rustic feels (barns in beautiful settings), and while we found some amazing locations, there was always something that wouldn't work (too expensive, too far to travel, unavailable on our date, etc.). And then we went to the Woodland Park Zoo and saw the rose garden.
We also decided to have our reception at the Lake Union Cafe, a really cool 1920's art deco space that got great reviews from brides on The Knot. It has really pretty chandeliers, is big enough for the number of guests we're having, will let us bring in our own alcohol (a HUGE cost savings), and even overlooks the water. Perfect.