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 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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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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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...]
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...]
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
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 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...]