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.
For an intimate event for up to 200 guests, Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes' spectacular lakeside views offer an unparalleled wedding ceremony site and reception location on San Juan Island. The beautiful Great Room overlooking Neva Lake offers a warm reception atmosphere perfect for an unforgettable wedding. Our Event Coordinators are available to assist you and your wedding planner with your event. Lakedale Resort offers weddings and receptions year round, with prime availability between September 15 and May 15 Wedding and Reception Services: [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. 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...]
Whether you are planning a wedding for 6 or 65, the Tucker House Inn is the perfect backdrop for your special event. During the warm summer months, alfresco dining under the weeping willow tree is a truly memorable affair. For an indoor setting, the Tucker House, or our neighbor inn the Harrison House Suites, have several suites and common areas that can accommodate groups of 35. [more...]
For the quintessential San Juan Island wedding, Friday Harbor House’s stunning marina views offer an amazing ceremony site to exchange vows. Incredible views, delicious food, and the comfort of knowing that your wedding and reception are in professional hands make Friday Harbor House the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Our guest services specialists are available to assist you with your reception menu selections, set up, and event coordination. The Ceremony [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.
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Backdoor Kitchen serves high-quality international food and drink in a unique and tranquil atmosphere. Supporting local farms whenever possible, we use only the freshest ingredients and prepare all our dishes from scratch. Join us soon for dinner or just drinks in our cozy bar, dining room or heated patio. While only two blocks from the ferry landing, we're a little hard to find, but well worth the trouble. Just ask a local! [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.
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...]
At Inn at Ship Bay we seek to create a unique, comfortable and unforgettable atmosphere for your Orcas Island event. Our indoor private banquet room can accommodate up to 64 people for a seasonally inspired plated dinner or buffet featuring fresh local products & produce. We have a built in dance floor and elevated stage area in our Orchardside Banquet Room. A separate tent rental can also be arranged. [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...]
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...]
Doe Bay Resort and Retreat is a hidden gem of a resort, situated on 38 acres of pristine waterfront on southeast tip of Orcas Island. With a wide range of accommodations including houses, cabins, yurts and campsites to suit the preferences of your guests. The onsite garden supplies beautiful organic produce for Doe Bay Café, which can cater your waterfront wedding for up to 200 guests. Doe Bay's warm and welcoming staff is dedicated to go beyond meeting your wedding needs with an exquisitely planned event that you and your guests will cherish. [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...]
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...]
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...]