San Juan Islands Weddings

6 Stunning Venues to Check Out For San Juan Island Weddings!

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If you don’t mind taking a ferry to your destination, San Juan Island Weddings are a beautiful option for your wedding day. The island, on average, has 247 days of sunshine every year, so you don’t need to worry about your outdoor wedding. Additionally, there are many venue options to choose from. 

Six Venues for San Juan Island Weddings

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Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island

The charming Roche Harbor Resort, located on San Juan Island, is a great venue for your wedding. The hidden paradise is located on a 130-year-old property located alongside a marina. They offer four ceremony and reception venues to choose from. The Sunken Garden, a festive flower garden located at the center of the resort, can hold up to 300 guests. The historic Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel overlooks the harbor and provides stunning island views. The Seaside Lawn is perfect for couples looking for a beach wedding, as it is located on the island’s shoreline. The Lawn can host up to 250 guests. Finally, the Pavilion and Courtyard has a capacity of 250 guests and is decorated with a sizable fireplace, indoor bar, and buffet room. 

All weddings at Roche Harbor include a planning team that helps the couple create a menu, timeline, and choose their linens and layout. The cuisine is always local and fresh, composed of seafood, beef, and chicken. They believe dining is a form of entertainment. Staffing for set-up and service, heaters, courtesy rooms, and cake cutting are all included. Fireplaces, wood, a dance floor, outdoor furniture, and umbrellas are also available at the resort. Roche Harbor Resort has been recognized by The Knot as a “Hall of Fame” wedding venue for couples, as well as Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best NW Destination from 2012-2021. 

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Saltwater Farm Friday Harbor

Saltwater Farm Friday Harbor overlooks the Salish Sea. If you’re looking for a rustic and natural wedding, then look no further. Their oceanfront property welcomes you to San Juan Island wedding paradise. The resort feels private and community-oriented. It boasts five guest houses that accommodate up to 4 guests. In addition to the reception barn, they also offer several miles of nature trails for guests to explore. Their gathering spaces include a wrap-around ocean-view deck, lavender field, hot tub, and fire pits. The resort wants to provide a coordinated, worry-free experience. 

They provide three inclusive packages to accommodate any San Juan Island wedding. Each with different features ranging from limited access to the Event Barn to full access. Additionally, you can book wedding party prep, a cocktail hour at the Overlook, Garden, or Barn, a rehearsal, handmade wooden tables, and chairs for the ceremony and reception. The 3-day and 4-day experiences offer all of the above, as well as hosting of an event per day, exclusive use of the venue during the stay, and exclusive booking. The 4-day package includes a locally-sourced dinner, appetizers, and cocktails as well as complimentary late-night reception staffing and professional in-house coordination of events. 

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Lakedale Resort

For nature lovers, Lakedale Resort covers all of the basics: glamping, forests, lakes, and meadows span the premises with designated yurts and hot tubs. You have a choice to get married “anywhere you want,” according to the website, on any part of their 82 acres. This San Juan Island wedding venue offers a lodge, log cabins, RV sites, and a lakehouse for those who don’t want to glamp or stay in a yurt. They have giant chess, SUP boards, sea kayaking, hiking, golf, fishing, whale-watching, and cruiser bikes for guests. The resort has various beautiful views throughout the property that make for the perfect background for photos. You can find lakes, a meadow full of daisies, or a grove of trees. The resort can host any number of guests from 80 to 200. 

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Wild Berry Farm

Wild Berry Farm has been tending its gardens for over 25 years growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables as well as sustainably growing flowers and cultivating their land. If you love flowers, then Wild Berry Farm will be a dream of a wedding. It is a wedding venue full of ponds, waterfalls, and orchards in the heart of San Juan Island. They have provided wedding flowers, custom floral design, a pond-side location for private dinners, flower-arranging classes, and garden tours for over twenty-five years. Additionaly, they use free-range chickens and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Their chef, Susie, creates farm products, on-site farm-to-table dinners, and catering. Wild Berry Farm prioritizes nature and sustainable, healthy, and natural food. Their floral studio is open-air and overshadowed by tall firs. Every part of the farm is carefully curated to make you feel at one with nature. 

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Friday Harbor House

Friday Harbor House offers Elopement and Wedding packages. They have a scenic bluff overlooking the marina that can hold up to 40 guests. A full buyout of the hotel’s 24 guestrooms for at least two nights is required to close the restaurant to the public. They provide service staff, china, and stemware. They have an outdoor dining space that overlooks the marina. Additionally, their chefs create menus composed of seasonal food and local waters and farms. 

The Signature San Juan Island Wedding Package includes five hours of event access and service, an outdoor patio event space, a restaurant, a custom setup, a three-course plated dinner, menu tasting, and a dance floor. The Small Wedding Package includes five hours of event access, the Portside Deck, the Bridge, the Harbor Classic Dinner Buffet, and a custom setup. However, the Intimate Wedding Package comprises five hours of event access, the Portside Deck, custom set-up, and a three-course plated dinner. The property has fireplaces, a deck, meadows, and a park alongside the marina. 

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Victorian Valley Chapel

Victorian Valley Chapel was built in the 1960s to create “a small Victorian village in the valley.” The Bangs family built the chapel and a small house on the hill for their daughter’s wedding. In 1986, another family bought the entire valley. They then converted the home next to the chapel into a Bed and Breakfast. The chapel is charming, quaint and surrounded by stained glass windows. Furthermore, it shows off ceiling beams built by a craftsman on the island. The Chapel also makes a beautiful background for wedding photos. Additionally, the light shining through the oversized windows adds to the beauty. The chapel has also hosted concerts, art shows, homeowners meetings, yoga meetings, memorials, christenings, picnics, elopements, grand weddings, and small intimate family weddings. 

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San Juan Island Weddings

Any of these venues will be an island paradise, as San Juan Island has stunning views across the island. Each of these resorts is worth a visit at least, regardless of whether you decide to have your San Juan Island weddings there. 

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