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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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 Vineyards' beautiful 30-acre site includes an old schoolhouse and chapel, perfect for your wedding. Locally owned and managed by Yvonne Swanberg, San Juan Vineyards produces estate-grown wines and wines made from grapes from some of the best vineyards in Eastern Washington, and has received much acclaim since production began in 1999. San Juan Vineyards can provide a variety of wines for your wedding; you can taste what they have to offer at their tasting room at 55 Spring St. in Friday Harbor. [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...]
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...]
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 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...]
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...]
I specialize in photographing weddings in the San Juan Islands - on yachts drifting in the Strait, at the Orcas Hotel, in the gardens at Roche Harbor, at Lakedale, at South Beach or just about anywhere else in the Islands. I've been photographing in the San Juans for over 20 years, and can incorporate the beauty of the islands into your images. [more...]