The iconic and historic Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery is a Seattle-based event space and caterer that has delivered exceptional events for over 15 years. With an elegant and art-deco style interior, commended service and high-quality cuisine, their venue provides the perfect setting for formal and reception-style events. Lake Union Café also offers the convenience of an on-site custom bakery and floral studio to further accommodate their customers.
Facilities and Capabilities
Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery is a historic banquet hall and on-site custom bakery. With urban, classic and vintage appeal, their event space can accommodate up to 250 wedding guests.
Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery offers professional catering, bakery services and floral design services, in addition to rental of their venue space. Services include the following:
Chef Ian Hoyt's commitment to culinary excellence is reflected throughout Lake Union Café's menus, featuring the best of Pacific Rim and Northwest cuisine. The Lake Union Café Custom Bakery creates custom cakes, pastries, cupcakes and dessert bars for in-house events or outside pickup.
Recommended by 94% of couples
Michelle · Married on 05/30/2015
I am SO glad we chose LUC for our May 30th wedding. The venue is beautiful needing minimal additional decorations, and the event coordinators make planning a breeze.
Now the food. Best wedding catering, EVER. All of our guests were wowed by the food, from the passed Gorgonzola beef appetizers, to the entree, down to the dinner rolls. I need to get a makeover and pretend to be in the market to get married, just so I can go to their food tasting again. Their cupcakes and cheesecake are also amazing, best cake to frosting ratio and not too sweet frosting. I've been to two other weddings at different venues where the bride and groom ordered cupcakes from LUCs custom bakery, and both times the cupcakes were incredible.
The event coordinators were always quick to respond to email and met with us in person as much as we needed to in order to plan our big day. They were very organized and provided very clear and helpful info. JJ our day of coordinator was amazing. I would have been lost without her. She met with our DJ first thing when he arrived to set up to plan the events of the evening with him and made the night go by so smoothly. I'll recommend LUC to everyone I know in the market for a venue or bakery.
Only negative - it's in a old Seattle building, so their lovely Art Deco vintage decor also means their ventilation is also vintage. Bring a coat in the winter and dress light if we get lucky and it's a hot day in Seattle in the summer.
Morena Calvo · Married on 10/06/2018
Stress-Free and Stunning Venue
Lake Union Café was a dream to work with for our big day. Tasia ensured we didn’t have to do much to make our wedding a success but also worked with us on things we did want to do and accommodated our requests.
On the day of the wedding, Taylor ensured everything went smoothly. I didn't have to worry about any scheduling or where we had to be. She guided us throughout the evening. Our guests raved about the food, especially the pork shanks and mushroom ravioli, and the natural beauty of the space.
If you’re looking for a stress-free venue that looks fantastic and has several in-house amenities, check out Lake Union Café.
Brenna · Married on 07/21/2018
We are so excited about our upcoming wedding in 2018. I originally came in to get more information about their cakes not realizing they were a private venue as well! After coming in & meeting Tasia I was hooked! Not only did I get the information on the cakes like I originally wanted, she also offer a tour & was respectful of my time. I then went home & was so excited to come back & share the information with my future husband. We did the cake tasting in our home with our 7 year old who loved helping. We decided to come back & do another tour & ask more questions. It was very easy to schedule, we were able to get in that weekend easily enough! Tasia was AMAZING! She was so knowledgeable & easy to talk with. I had TONS of questions & she patient & able to answer them all. THANK YOU we can't wait to celebrate our big day!
I love this venue! Victoria and Jimmie are fabulous and every event I film there is flawless! I would highly recommend all soon-to-be-wed couples check out this venue! Also- if you're looking for an amazing cake that will WOW your guests without the high price tag these guys are it! I can't believe how great their prices are for the quality and detail in each of their cakes. My mouth is watering just thinking about them! Yum!
Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery Rocks! The Bakery does a majority of our brides wedding cakes and desserts! She does awesome individual cheese cakes, which you can make into a cheesecake bar with 3 different toppings! SOOOOO GOOD!
Lake Union is a one of the most unique venues in the Seattle area. Its a great venue for an average sized wedding & has an amazing staff. Don't forget to try their cakes!