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.

Marriage Licenses

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.

San Juan Island
Afterglow Spa at Roche Harbor WeddingsSee all information about this member
232 Reuben Memorial Dr.
Roche Harbor
(360) 378-9888
Spa massage San Juan Island

Conveniently located in the heart of Roche Harbor village, on the main floor of the Quarryman Hall, the Afterglow spa is the perfect compliment to your experience at Roche Harbor. The spa provides a warm, personable and inviting atmosphere in a casually elegant environment. a variety of services are offered including couples spa treatments and men’s spa services. We have carefully selected our spa lines including Kerstin Florian, Pure Fiji and Jane Fredale for a quality spa experience. [more...]

Lopez Island
Lopez Island Vineyards CateringSee all information about this member
265 Suite D Lopez Rd.
Lopez Island
(360) 468-3644
Wedding Venue up to 150 Guests Lopez Island

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...]

San Juan Island
Kathleen Ballard PhotographySee all information about this member
257 Neil Bay Rd.
Friday Harbor
(360) 317-7012
Photographers, Wedding, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor

I am a professional photographer specializing in weddings, family gatherings and portraits of children of all ages.  My career spans 45 years from staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times for 10 years to owning my own business in the San Juan Islands for the past 35 years.  My work has appeared in Sunset Magazine and in island galleries. [more...]

Lopez Island
Steve Horn PhotographySee all information about this member
182 Lopez Rd., Ste. D
Lopez
(800) 511-5338
(360) 468-2100
Steve Horn Photography

Steve Horn Photography...offering natural and spontaneous wedding and portrait photography. Over 15 years experience. Work on all islands welcome. [more...]

San Juan Island
Roche Harbor Resort CateringSee all information about this member
248 Reuben Memorial Dr.
Roche Harbor
(800) 451-8910
(360) 378-2155
Weddings San Juan Island

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...]

San Juan Island
Spa d Bune Salon and Day Spa WeddingsSee all information about this member
669 Mullis St., Ste. 101
Friday Harbor
(360) 370-5027
Spa d Bune Salon and Day Spa Hot Rocks

The premier salon and day spa of San Juan Island. Come enjoy the beautiful decor and rustically rich interiors. Spa d Bune is a place to be nurtured and pampered. We offer hair design, manicures and pedicures, facial treatments, full body waxing, massage therapy, health counseling and a private steam shower. Also available are fine hair care products from Wella/Sebastian and Pevonia Botanical-skin care. [more...]

Orcas Island
Petals and Twist Floral & Event StylingSee all information about this member
597 Lindsay Way
Eastsound
(360) 376-3737
Petals and Twist waterfront ceremony

Congratulations! You have chosen one of the most beautiful places in America to hold your wedding.  This little corner of the world is a rich wonderland of color and texture – it is a place where magic can happen. At Petals and Twist we know how important it is to you include this special landscape in the celebration of your marriage. We are able to do this in many different ways, creating affairs that are as distinctive as the people who are getting married.  [more...]

Orcas Island
Massage by the Sea WeddingsSee all information about this member
344 Main St., Suite 103
Eastsound
360-376-8006
206-486-HEAL (4325)
Massage by the Sea - Feet

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...]

San Juan Island
Wedding ScribeSee all information about this member
Friday Harbor
360-378-3045
Wedding Scribe - Wendy E. Shepard  Officiant

Wendy E. Shepard, Officiant, is a playwright, journalist, and poet (Lucky to be Alive: A Love Story, a narrative poem). She guides people through the process of writing vows and ceremonies that fully express, in their own words, what their marriage means to them.

Steeped in world spiritual traditions, she can help to interweave inspiring readings from the wisdom of the ages into the wedding script. Whether or not she officiates, the writing services are available to those wanting to create their own ceremonies. [more...]

Orcas Island
New Leaf Cafe at Outlook Inn CateringSee all information about this member
171 Main St.
Eastsound
(360) 376-2200
New Leaf Cafe at Outlook Inn Halibut

Our experienced event team is ready to assist you every step of the way, providing personalized service, unique menus, and presentations designed for you and your unique vision for your wedding.  Our goal is to exceed your dreams and expectations through: [more...]

San Juan Island
The Market Chef CateringSee all information about this member
225 A St.
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-4546
The Market Chef Salmon

The Market Chef is an artisan deli, cafe and catering company utilizing island-grown and produced vegetables, fruits and meats. Cooking entirely from scratch, every day we offer unique sandwiches on baked-daily breads, organic salads and a constantly revolving deli case filled to the brim with eat-in or take-home entrees and side dishes. Fun, fast paced and colorful atmosphere with beer, wine and locally roasted coffees. [more...]

All San Juan Islands
Wedding Floral - Whitney R. White Studio - Bride & Groom in Garden

The Whitney R. White Studio creates floral arrangements that reflect a deep appreciation of the natural world. For us, the islands are the best canvas to create and gather together in, a beautiful place to savor. By sourcing locally grown flowers and by hand-crafting vessels to house our designs, we style weddings and events that are completely unique, completely authentic, and completely your own. We believe in the warm glow of candle-light, a fun planning process, champagne toasts, and attention to detail. We will bring beauty to your celebration, and enrich your San Juan experience. [more...]

San Juan Island
Coho Restaurant CateringSee all information about this member
120 Nichols St.
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-6330
Wedding Catering San Juan Island

Coho Restaurant provides on-and off-premise catering services throughout the San Juan Islands including a full bar with beer, wine and spirits. We offer plated, family-style, or buffet service. Our nearby Inns, Tucker House and Harrison House, are just a few blocks from the restaurant in Friday Harbor, and are the perfect setting for al fresco dining for groups under 60. [more...]

All San Juan Islands
Wanderlust Hospitality - WeddingsSee all information about this member
Friday Harbor
315-527-4891
877-589-3226
Lodging Glamping Camping San Juan Islands

Glamping and weddings go together like s’mores and a campfire. Tell us about your special day and we’ll help you setup camp like you never thought possible.  All of our glamping tents are available for delivery and setup throughout the San Juan Islands. [more...]

Lopez Island
Adam Nash PhotographySee all information about this member
3699 Fisherman Bay Rd.
Lopez Island
360-468-2817
Photographers, Wedding, Lopez Island

A Georgia native has moved his family from Bellingham to the magical island of Lopez.  He brings a classically trained background to the fresh modern documentary style reportage.  This leaves the client with a timeless work of art.  Additionally, he is one of only a handful of Videographers in the world who capture weddings on Super8.  See examples of this along with galleries of kids, engagements and commercial projects at www.adamnash.us.

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