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.
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...]
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
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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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 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.
Located on beautiful Madrona Point in the heart of Orcas Island's Eastsound Village, Odd Fellows Hall is a historic 2,300-square-foot dance hall, perfect for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties. [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...]
Rent a 4 acre waterfront estate for your wedding. Only you and your guests will be staying on the property. Enjoy the private beach, one acre lawn, overlooking the water, organic garden and farm. The property can be yours for the weekend, so start planning your rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, beach picnic, barbecues, brunch, etc...Make your dreams come true! [more...]
This Orcas Island waterfront 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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Our self-catering farm accommodations are ideal for those looking to unwind in the independence and flexibility of a casual, private & quiet island experience. We share a colorful personality, authenticity, and originality that is the alternative to the institutional hotel, B&B and vacation rental. Come as you are and relax in a one of our unique offerings at Once in a Blue Moon Farm's Orcas Island farm stays. [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...]
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...]