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.
Rosario's romantic waterfront location on Orcas Island is the perfect setting to exchange your vows. You will experience one-of-a-kind ceremony and reception venues for events large and small. The magnificent Rosario Point Lawn is perfect for your outdoor wedding ceremony, with an incredible 360-degree view of sparkling Cascade Bay, forested hillsides and distant islands. It is one of the most serene, private and visually stunning outdoor ceremony locations in all of the Pacific Northwest. [more...]
Orcas Center is a multi-use, community-based arts and cultural center. In addition to a full season of dance, theatre, music performances, and on-screen programming that appeal to a broad cross-section of the Orcas resident and visitor population, Orcas Center is home to a number of local cultural and performing arts groups. [more...]
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
This Orcas Island waterfront resort is located on an expansive black-pebbled beach, overlooking many islands and the Canadian mountains above Vancouver B.C. This beach and wetland nature preserve is a birder's paradise. Enjoy active marine views of seals, bald eagles, great blue heron, and possibly Orca whales. Fish for salmon from the shore or bring your own boat to launch or tie to the buoy in our cove. [more...]
Lopez Islander Resort is a great place for your wedding on the waterfront. It is located on charming Fisherman Bay and includes waterfront hotel rooms, restaurant, cocktail lounge, pool and jacuzzi, bicycle and kayak rentals, and nearby golf. Within walking distance of Lopez Village. [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Random Howse is an event and entertainment venue in the middle of Eastsound.
We currently have a full bar and restaurant open from 5 pm Wednesday-Saturday. Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, soups, salads and specials are available till 8 pm on our spring schedule.
The lovely main hall, pub and kitchen are available to rent for your event and we provide the bar. Watch our calendar for upcoming live music, comedy, DJ'd dancing, and other activities. [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...]