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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
Congratulations on your engagement. You are beginning an extraordinary journey with the planning of your wedding. 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 when planning your destination wedding, our extensive experience will bring the islands closer to you and make it so much easier to plan than you ever expected. [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.
The Orcas Hotel is pleased to offer: [more...]
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...]
"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...]
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...]
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...]