Planning Your Wedding
With dozens of wedding professionals here in the islands, you can do as much—or as little—planning as you wish, from working with a professional wedding planner, consulting a knowledgeable caterer for advice, or handling the arrangements yourself. Choose from a full range of services: planners and officiates, caterers, chefs and bakers who use island-grown ingredients, and florists who create beautiful bouquets from locally-grown flowers.
You’ll also find musicians who play everything from big band to blues, photographers who capture unforgettable moments, hair and makeup artists, and quality tent and chair rental companies. Everyone is ready to help make your special day effortless.
If you are looking for a rehearsal dinner location, check out our website's Dining section.
You can obtain a marriage license from the San Juan County Auditor's office by calling (360) 378-2161. A three-day waiting period is required. Any license obtained in the State of Washington is valid for marriage in San Juan County. There are many friendly officiates in the islands, including ministers, priests and judges who can preside over weddings.
Archie Brooks will help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. In the past 25 years he has married more than 1100 couples and has become one of San Juan Island's most requested ordained officiate. Archie is renowned for his outstanding performance, professional appearance, considerate nature and desire to please the most discerning bride and groom. He prides himself on making sure the whole wedding party has a great time. He directs the rehearsal ceremony making it a fun and enjoyable experience and keeps it to a timely fashion. [more...]
If you are looking for a warm, welcoming, awe inspiring location for your wedding, consider Lopez Island Vineyard's secluded, lush, beautiful gardens. This site also offers an expansive view of the vineyards that are open to the western sky, with its long, lingering sunsets. [more...]
A touch of rejuvenation, presenting a unique Seaside Oasis embracing holistic mind and body treatments. Having given thousands of sessions, we look forward to facilitating and sharing an eclectic array of therapies. We offer: couples massage, hot stones, reflexology, cranial sacral, Balinese foot bath, injury treatments, medical/orthopedic massage, men's sport, Hawaiian Lomi, far infrared sauna, and harmonic sound therapies. We also offer Yoga, Qi Gong for adults and kids (private and classes). Walk-Ins are welcome! [more...]
Didier Gincig is available to officiate your wedding ceremony in the San Juan Islands, centered around your specific wishes, based on your beliefs and individual spirituality, your style and personality. Approach your wedding day knowing you have a wonderful ceremony, capturing your love and your own unique story in a comfortable atmosphere to help create the magic that is your wedding day. Includes Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas, Waldron, Shaw. [more...]
Cynthia's Of Course, located in Friday Harbor in the beautiful San Juan Islands, offers a relaxed avenue for your catering needs. Whether you are planning a casual event, a formal wedding celebration or business gathering, Cynthia's professional approach to your catering needs will allow you to experience a relaxed and successful event. Owner Cynthia Burke, has been in the food and hospitality service for over 30 years. [more...]
Roche Harbor Resort is uniquely set to cover most of your destination wedding needs, including pre-event and day-of-event management services; ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venues; and complete food and beverage catering. On the day of your event, our catering staff will set-up and breakdown all catering equipment so you and your guests can enjoy yourselves. We also offer in-room professional hair styling and make-up services so you can look your best. Roche Harbor Resort has numerous options for accommodations, so all your guests can stay onsite. [more...]
Vinny's Ristorante is a casual, elegant restaurant offering gourmet Pacific Northwest seafood and steak along with Italian specialties. All of our food is prepared with only freshest ingredients by our chefs. Our menu features crisp salads, fresh seafood, tender lamb, steak, chicken and so much more, and we will create a customized menu for your special event. We also have the right wine or cocktail to make your rehearsal or wedding dinner unforgettable. [more...]
Documentary photography for us, is about telling stories through candid interaction and genuine emotion. We'll spend a few hours at locations which are meaningful to you, and you'll have a chance to relax and enjoy the shoot. For weddings and events, we like to arrive early and stay late. We're always observers never art directors, and feel truly honored to capture moments which last a lifetime. [more...]
From Weddings, Corporate Retreats, Anniversary and Birthday parties to Family Reunions, my business has been built, one happy customer at a time. I specialize in listening to my clients and designing menus to meet their needs. I love what I do and believe it is reflected in my food that is prepared fresh using the best seasonal and local ingredients. I have catered on yachts, local homes, county parks and remote island locations and am a preferred caterer at Lakedale Resort. [more...]
"...here, on Orcas Island, where the water and mountains embrace each other, you two wonderful people will marry." Sandy Playa, Wedding Officiant. Orcas Island, the most beautiful of Washington's San Juan Islands, is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony. On land, your options include inns, waterfalls, resorts, mountaintops, meadows, beaches, parks, and chapels. On the water, your options include beaches, kayaks, docks, sail boats, and whale watch excursions. [more...]
Congratulations on your engagement. You are beginning an extraordinary journey and we are very excited for you. You have chosen one of the most beautiful places in America to hold your wedding; paradise in a little corner of the world, rich in color and texture – a place where magic happens.
Though these islands seem very far away and therefore can make you feel a bit daunted with your destination wedding plans, our extensive experience will bring the islands closer to you and make it so much easier than you ever expected. [more...]
"Felicitations" means congratulations - what better name for an extraordinary cake business! We create custom designed wedding cakes, grooms cakes, party favors, dessert buffets and cakes for all occasions. Our cakes are baked fresh, made-to-order using fresh, local ingredients. Felicity's 33-year career in the food and hospitality industry has earned her a stellar reputation for her quality and professionalism. Her passion and dedication to baking, will ensure you and your guests will remember the cake long after the event. [more...]
The San Juan Jazz Quintet is a five-piece group consisting of keyboard, guitar, bass (acoustic), drums and saxophone. These talented musicians play a cross-section of jazz, standards, swing tunes, ballads, Latin jazz, jazz waltzes and some pop standards to please all your guests. [more...]