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
Archie BrooksSee all information about this member
7075 Airport Center
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-2789
(360) 317-6718
Wedding Ministers, Celebrants, Orcas, Lopez San Juan Islands

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...]

Orcas Island
Studio Mierau & Co. WeddingsSee all information about this member
188 A St.
Eastsound
(360) 376-7667
Spa massage Orcas Island

Studio Mierau & Co. ... a place of beauty. We offer professional hair design, special occasion styling, make-up consultation and application as well as natural nail care, aromatherapy and reflexology. We also offer tanning in our HEX tri-filtered stand-up booth. There is a strong sense of family in our salon and we look forward to including you! Please make your appointment in advance to ensure availability.   [more...]

Orcas Island
NestSee all information about this member
18 Haven Rd.
Eastsound
(360) 376-4580
Floral Shopping Weddings Orcas Island

Nest is a lovely floral and gift boutique located in the heart of Eastsound. Unique treasures with a focus on Island and Washington State artists as well as fresh flowers sourced both locally and from afar. We provide anything from simply a single flower to brighten someone's day, to arrangements delivered to your home, to weddings and events of all sizes. All arrangements are made with your specifications in mind. Take a moment to come in and smell the flowers while wandering through the shop. [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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San Juan Island
San Juan Jazz QuintetSee all information about this member
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-9474
Weddings Musicians Entertainment San Juan Island

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...]

San Juan Island
The Spa at Earthbox WeddingsSee all information about this member
440 Spring St.
Friday Harbor
(800) 793-4756
(360) 378-3383
Spas Massage San Juan Island

Experience The Spa at Earthbox. Let our soothing ambience and the indulgence of Comfort Zone, a line of high-quality products from Italy, work their magic. Our commitment to you is absolute: renew and rediscover. Spa services Include massage, including therapeutic, relaxation and hot stone; luxurious body and face treatments, and signature nail care.  [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...]

All San Juan Islands
Wedding Ministers, Celebrants, Orcas, Lopez San Juan Islands

Inter-faith Weddings in the Beautiful San Juan Islands.  Your officiate, Rev. Richard Hooper, was formerly a Lutheran pastor, is now an Inter-faith minister, and was recently a resident chaplain at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.  He is the author of six books on religion and spirituality, including his popular, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu; the Parallel Sayings. [more...]

San Juan Island
Cynthia's Of CourseSee all information about this member
755 Argyle Ave.
Friday Harbor
(360) 317-7178
(360) 378-4727
Wedding Catering San Juan Island

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...]

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...]

Orcas Island
Petals and Twist Wedding PlannersSee all information about this member
597 Lindsay Way
Eastsound
(360) 376-3737
Petals and Twist waterfront ceremony

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...]

Lopez Island
The Bay CateringSee all information about this member
9 Old Post Rd.
Lopez
(360) 468-3700
Dining, Food, Casual, Fine, Lopez Island

The Bay offers unique and personalized catering services featuring locally grown ingredients.  We specialize in creating custom menus based on your tastes, budget and the seasonal items available.  Services range from drop off appetizers display to plated multi-course dinners at venues from personal residences to open fields.  [more...]

Orcas Island
Orcas Hotel CateringSee all information about this member
18 Orcas Hill Rd.
Orcas
(360) 376-4300
Wedding Venue up to 150 Guests Orcas Island

Overlooking the Orcas Island ferry landing, the historic 1904 Orcas Hotel is an ideal spot for destination weddings.The Hotel's restaurant, cafe, and lobby areas can accommodate up to 180 guests, or you can enjoy your event under our large tent on the lawns. Ceremonies can take place on the porch, lawn or deck. The restaurant can take care of all your catering needs, and personalize a menu just for you. Please call or email for the current event menu.

The Orcas Hotel is pleased to offer: [more...]

San Juan Island
Lavendera Massage WeddingsSee all information about this member
285 Spring St.
Friday Harbor
(800) 349-0337
(360) 378-3637
Spa massage San Juan Island

From your first step over our threshold into our earthy, sensual environment, you will feel comfortable exactly as you are. Like our island home, our warm, accessible ambiance invites visitors to reconnect with the beauty and wisdom within. [more...]

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...]

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