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.

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...]

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
Vinny's Ristorante CateringSee all information about this member
165 West St.
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-1934
Wedding Catering Event Planners San Juan Island

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...]

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
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
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...]

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...]

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
Patina Floral & Site Design - FloralSee all information about this member
597 Lindsay Way
Eastsound
(360) 376-3737
Patina Floral and Site Design Floral, flowers, site design, wedding planning

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 Patina 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
Orcas Events Rentals & Planning Wedding PlannerSee all information about this member
434 Prune Alley
Eastsound
(360) 376-8376
Wedding Planners Orcas Island

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...]

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
Deb Nolan Custom CateringSee all information about this member
14 Fieldstone Rd.
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-3364
(360) 472-0636
Wedding Catering San Juan Island

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...]

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
Rosario Resort & Spa CateringSee all information about this member
1400 Rosario Rd.
Eastsound
(800) 562-8820
Rosario Resort & Spa/Moran Mansion

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...]

San Juan Island
Westcott Bay Cider/San Juan Island Distillery CateringSee all information about this member
12 Anderson Lane
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-2606
Wedding Services Food & Drink, Cider & Gin Distillery San Juan Island

San Juan Island Distillery started production at the end of January 2011. We are the 32nd craft distillery in the state of Washington. We distill cider into brandy and gin in our beautiful Adrian copper still from Germany.

We forage local botanicals to make our delicious Spy Hop Gin.  We also make wonderful brandies infused with local berries and prize winning Westcott Bay Cider. [more...]

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