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.
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...]
Personal, meaningful and legal ceremonies for ALL couples.
Sandy Playa, a non-denominational minister, delights in creating a ceremony, written with your input, that fits your personalities and beliefs. Her specialty is weaving together traditional rituals and your individual beliefs into heartwarming and meaningful wedding and vow renewal ceremonies.
Your ceremony should reflect both of you, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like. [more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
The go2girls offer creative private event and wedding planning services. Our attention to detail allows us to develop and orchestrate an event beyond expectations. From conception to completion we will produce, design and plan your special occasion no matter how large or small. We listen to our client's needs, goals and budget and follow through with their wishes. So take the stress out of your next festivity and hire us to make your gathering fun, unique and worry free. [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...]
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...]
Rosario Resort has a long tradition of hosting memorable events in our spectacular location. The historic Moran Mansion and beautiful waterfront grounds are perfect for weddings, receptions, social events, concerts, and corporate events. [more...]
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...]
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...]
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.
Let your imagination and our professional local team custom design and implement the destination event of your lifetime. For “Wedding Planning”, "Day of" coordination and “Event Services”, we work with a dedicated group of professionals that provide you with invaluable support from beginning to end. [more...]