There are as many choices for beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding sites as there are sunsets in the islands. Whether you envision a grand event for 500 at a waterfront resort with a candle-lit dinner and jazz band, or an intimate sunset affair on the beach with a feast of fresh local clams and oysters, you’ll find it in our venue listings.
Choose from a chapel in a vineyard at harvest time, a lakeside resort in the woods, a classic historic yacht, a beachfront vacation rental home and many other venues, large and small.
Each island venue has a range of services, from full wedding planning services to gentle do-it-yourself guidance, from high-end catering at one of the island hotels, to intimate farm-to-table dinners picked right from the garden.
Many venues are available year round, and will help you envision and plan the perfect spring, fall or winter wedding, anniversary or renewal of your vows.
San Juan Cruises offers three boats that are perfect for weddings and rehearsal dinners. With vessel capacities up to 149 people, helpful planning staff, captains and crew, and many dining and bar options, we offer a truly memorable experience. Have your event as we cruise amongst the island, or on a remote island such as Sucia Island. Departures are available from Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Rosario Resort or anywhere else in the San Juans. Photo: Ilya K Photography
Looking for the perfect, waterfront location for your island wedding? West Beach Resort on Orcas Island has a private beach exclusively for your special event. Where the forest meets the sea, we offer a prime, west facing beach and grassy area for your ceremony and/or reception. Let your guests enjoy the Salish Sea just inches from their feet and the phenomenal views overlooking the San Juans, Canadian Gulf Islands, and beyond! Fabulous sunsets are found here at West Beach! [more...]
Our stylish Friday Harbor hotel is perfect for you, your fiancé and up to 35 of the people you really want to INNvite. Our esthetic event space connects to an open patio with a view that makes the mainland shudder. Plus, we’ve got rooftop decks that make for an unforgettable ceremony.
Your wedding is the perfect excuse not to get back to reality, so stay a while. There's plenty to do, or, not do.
Deck us out as formal or as fun as you'd like. We're sort of your blank canvas.
The cost? Less than you think, especially if you cash INN on the easy season. [more...]
The San Juan Island Yacht Club clubhouse is available to the public for events ranging from small meetings to elaborate receptions. The 3000-square-foot facility is located on the waterfront in the Port of Friday Harbor, and offers a large main room with a dramatic view of the harbor and ferry traffic. Also included is an adjacent bar area fully stocked with glassware and a commercial kitchen for your caterer’s needs. [more...]
Enjoying the San Juan Islands from the deck of a beautiful wooden sailboat gives a special perspective into this lovely area of the Salish Sea. We share the waters with whales, porpoise, seals and sea lions, otters and a plethora of sea birds. Learn about them and their habitat from our onboard naturalists. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, or take part in running the ship. [more...]
At Pelindaba Lavender Farm, summer is the best time of year for outdoor weddings, when the lavender is in bloom. Specifically, mid-July to mid-August is the best time of year for the fields to be at their “peak of purpleness”. This working farm is particularly suited for more casual, country-style weddings. No indoor facilities are available. [more...]
At the historic Outlook Inn on the waterfront in Eastsound on Orcas Island, we want to help get you get from the planning to the celebration with grace, confidence and ease. Our role might be to provide full-service catering, venue and rooms for your guests, but what makes us tick is seeing you year after year as you build the marriage of a lifetime - and knowing we helped in a small way to send you off on your own love story. It's not over when the wedding's done, it's just beginning.
Get married at the top of a lighthouse! This fully operational lighthouse, built in 1919 and located in Lime Kiln Point State Park, provides a beautiful and appropriate symbol of the new horizons ahead for the happy couple exchanging vows. The lighthouse is operated by Friends of Lime Kiln Society where all revenues contribute to the maintenance and support of the lighthouse and the park. [more...]
The San Juan Island Grange is a grassroots, nonprofit, non-partisan fraternity. We rent our Grange Hall out for weddings, birthday parties, baptism, educational presentations, government meetings and private meetings. We have a certified kitchen that can be used for food processing, preparing meals for fundraising events, or for private meetings and parties.
The San Juan Island Grange uses its facility and income to support local community events, dances, scholarships, and we provide dictionaries to third graders through the Dictionary Project.
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. The winery and gardens, surrounded by vineyards, have been under development for the past twenty-two years. The beautiful gardens have been crafted to create a private setting, which are now available for your most important events. [more...]
We have found guests wanting to rent Heartwood as the Gathering Space for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, significant life-event celebrations or family reunions. We have been improving our space and services to accommodate these requests. Up to eight guests can stay at Heartwood, and we can help you arrange additional accommodations. [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. [more...]
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts is a perfect venue for a “do it yourself” wedding celebration. Our facility is available up to one year in advance by going to our website and creating a reservation online. The facility offers a wide range of possibilities; from a simple setting of chairs and tables with a potluck dinner to an elegant catered affair. There is a warming kitchen, place settings up to 180, along with a full sound system, Steinway piano, microphones and a full length screen to entertain your guests. [more...]
San Juan Golf and Country Club is the perfect place for banquets and weddings. The outstanding water views of the Bay, the clubhouse has that warm feeling of comfort, and the Golf Club staff will enjoy making your affair the best it can be. With a moderate banquet fee, catering services are available, with great lunches or dinners prepared for your occasion. There is plenty of room onsite, so parking is not an issue for your guests. [more...]
The Bay Café provides a truly unique setting for private events and weddings, featuring waterfront views, a cozy fireplace and bayside patio. Available from late September through June for private events for up to 75 guests for a sit down affair or up to 100 people for a cocktail style reception. We specialize in creating custom menus based on your tastes, budget and the seasonal items available. [more...]