Zing went the strings of your heart! Butterflies in your stomach, a racing pulse and a smile that spreads across your entire face. These are the telltale signs. That’s right. You’re in love. Shout it from the rooftops. Let everyone know. You’ve found the love of your life and you are ready to declare it to the world by having a gala celebration. A ceremony and a party that you create to spread the joy and excitement of two people in love. Giddy, stomach churning kind of joy. Stand back and allow San Juan Island to provide the inspiration you need to have the perfect wedding. Let me show you how.
Tucker House Inn
The Tucker House Inn in Friday Harbor makes a charming choice in either summer or winter for your wedding day and honeymoon. The 1898 Victorian style Inn is surrounded by a white picket fence. Muted green with white trim and a splash of accent colors give it a Gingerbread feeling. Perfect for a storybook wedding, elopement or renewal of precious vows. In winter, The Tucker House offers suites and common areas that are tailor-made for up to 35 guests. Is a special wedding cake what you desire? They have a pastry chef to bake it for you. Wedding dinner a must? Coho Restaurant has you covered. Reception dinner and goodies? No problem. The Inn and Coho Restaurant are famous in our town for the best of the best. You can’t go wrong! A wedding coordinator is available to bring together the perfect day for the couple and their guests. Need room accommodations, a photographer, florist, videographer or music? Their wedding planner will help with arranging and suggesting as much or as little as you desire.
San Juan Yacht Club at Friday Harbor
If your dream is for a larger space, try the San Juan Yacht Cluboverlooking the marina. Seating between 120 – 150 people, this clubhouse has rocked the docks on many occasions. With a large commercial kitchen, bar, and deck overlooking the Port, you can have a memorable bash. Included with the clubroom, is a spacious deck, commercial kitchen, tables, chairs, linens, china and glassware. A list of four catering services are provided as the perfect choices for our town. At the top of the list is Tucker House/Coho Restaurant owner Anna Maria de Freitas. The clubhouse deck overlooks the Port with its’ ever-changing sea of cabin cruisers, sailing boats, commercial fishing boats and the Washington State Ferry. Minute to minute the landscape of the marina’s cove changes, providing wedding book worthy photographic opportunities. Located close in town at 237 Front Street, The Yacht Club is another fantastic choice for your Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding and Reception.
San Juan Vineyards
Traditional church more your cup of tea? We have several in town. The most scenic one though is found a few miles outside of the town limits on Roche Harbor Road. It is the San Juan Vineyards. The address is 3136 Roche Harbor Road. It is a commercial vineyard, winery and tasting room with a historic white church-graced with a steeple and pointed arched, Gothic style windows. The grapes grow on a slight hillside with geometrically even, sculpted rows of award winning grapes. Photo opportunities create that classic, conventional feeling in a rural setting that can’t be matched. Photo by Pink Blossom Events.
If deep roots to mother earth are your passion, your tastes may be drawn to Brickworks. Originally, a brick and tile company, the building has been renovated and spruced up to hold many agricultural events especially the popular Saturday Farmers Market. Beautified with trimmed windows, painted bricks of many varieties, grand ceilings with large wood beams and big red barn-style doors, this is an open, warm, nurturing place. The rental includes the building, outside plaza, kitchen, tables, chairs and tableware. Oh yah, audiovisual equipment, microphones, projector and a drop down screen are also provided. Lists of photographers, caterers, musicians and florists are furnished. So let your hair down and create a good time in the ol’ town tonight! Photos by Lindsey Smith.
Outdoor romantic, you say? How about Limekiln Lighthouse-the guardian of safe passages to The Strait of Juan De Fuca as a symbolic spot for your union? This rock solid sentry might inspire some personally written vows. In the waters beyond the lighthouse and stone walled walkways that surround it, is a famous smugglers cove, Dead Man’s Bay. Picturesque for sure. The depth of the water is bluer than sapphire. Colorful kayaks paddle through year round. Giant firs, dark pines and majestic Madrona trees root the hillsides. Even a huge eagles nest rests atop one of the fir trees that has given birth to many a fledgling. Limekiln Lighthouse and the surrounding rocky, tree-studded shoreline and beaches make a perfect outdoor setting to feel connected to the earth and each other. Whatever framework draws you, San Juan Island can be the perfect location for your winter wedding. Choose your favorite venue and stay with us at the San Juan Island Inn Collection. We’ll be sure to make your wedding experience unforgettable.