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Imperia Lake Union

Seattle, WA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
112 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Imperia Lake Union is a historic wedding venue situated in Seattle, Washington. Originally built in 1927, this elegant reception hall has been operating as a wedding venue for over 20 years. It features a 1920's-inspired, art-deco aesthetic that harps back to the Gatsby era. Here, amidst stunning views of Lake Union, you can celebrate your love story in sophisticated style.

Facilities and Capacity

Imperia Lake Union is home to a 6,000-square-feet event space that was made for decadent occasions. The space is characterized by 10-foot chandeliers, a copper ceiling, and a spacious dance floor for all your entertainment needs. You can host every stage of your romantic journey here, from engagement drinks and showers to rehearsal dinners and receptions. Ceremonies are held indoors or outside in Fairview Park nearby, depending on your preferences and the weather conditions. Guests can enjoy a vibrant cocktail hour in the lounges or outside while you explore the grounds and characterful building for photo ops with your love.

Services Offered

The dedicated staff at Imperia Lake Union helps couples to achieve their wedding vision. They offer a range of event packages to make the planning process seamless and stress-free. You can choose from all-inclusive packages or á-la-carte options to suit your needs and preferences. A snapshot of services and items available at this venue include:

  • Floral design
  • Gourmet catering menus
  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens
  • Glassware and flatware

Cuisine

Lead chef Ian Hoyt designs gourmet menus inspired by Pacific Rim and Northwest cuisine. Together with a talented culinary team, he tailors his delicious dishes to match each couple's theme and tastes. You can avail of exclusive in-house beverage services, with everything from champagne toasts and signature cocktails to fine wine and beer available.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

112 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Danya K. Married on 05/31/2022
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    The best wedding ever

    We had a Roaring 20's themed wedding at Imperia Lake Union that surpassed all our expectations and wildest dreams. Tasia, JJ, and their team were impeccable-- from communication for the 1.5 years leading up to the wedding to the details of the day of, they made sure we were happy. Multiple guests told us it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. We had no idea it could be so fun and seamless, and we are SO grateful to the Imperia team for hosting a truly perfect day!
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    Sarah M. Married on 05/29/2022
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    Great service and great value

    We are thrilled with how the Imperia handled our wedding and absolutely recommend them for your events if you're looking for an art-deco, glamourous and affordable venue. For context, we signed up for Tier 2 coordination in addition to a customized Elegance Package.

    Though I'm from the Seattle area, it felt like I was planning a destination wedding since my husband and I live in France full-time. Our pre-wedding coordinator was Tasia, JJ was our day-of-coordinator, and Oscar was our banquet captain. I must have emaild Tasia about 100 times between our first visit to the venue and our post-wedding comms, and she never left an email sit longer than 48 hours and was always super accomodating with our time-zone differences. It was so reassuring to have her available to answer the nit-picky questions and help me ensure that everything was in order for our big day.

    JJ handled our florals AND our day-of coordination. My husband specifically asked me to call out how helpful she was - and I want to thank her for that glass of wine pre-ceremony to calm my nerves! She set up everything the way we asked!

    Oscar was our banquet captain and handled everything at the end of the night. From our perspective, it was absolutely seamless and our guests had nothing but positive things to say about their experience.

    We only have one small feedback point: I wish our MC/DJ and JJ had coordinated better amongst themselves because sometimes they would come find us to ask a question we'd just answered, but that's also on us for not clearly identifying a "chain of command" or explicitly asking them to work together. It therefore has no bearing on our rating or experience, just a note for next time!

    Overall, our big day was so special and full of joy thanks in LARGE part to the dedication and professionalism of the Imperia staff.

    Imperia Lake Union's reply:

    Thank you so much for this incredible feedback! We are so grateful you chose Imperia for your wedding. We are glad to hear that even planning from afar, was seamless for you! Unfortunately, some wedding DJs also want to be wedding planners and don't understand that that is what WE do. We will be having (another) discussion with the DJ service you hired to make this clear. Thanks again for choosing us and we are so glad to hear that everyone had a wonderful time!

Awards

  • 112
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Deals

Imperia Lake Union 1
Discount

50% off outdoor ceremony fee for June-August 2022

($1500 value discounted to $750)

Fairview Park is an idyllic option for that perfect outdoor wedding, followed seamlessly by an indoor reception in our main venue just one block away. Leave it to us to provide altar, décor, seating, refreshments, and permitting. Plus, with unpredictable Seattle weather, rest easy knowing that if the worst happens, our staff will seamlessly move your outdoor wedding inside.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Pixel Dust Weddings Pixel Dust Weddings Wedding Videographers

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!

The MV Skansonia The MV Skansonia Boat Weddings

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!

Miked Up Productions Miked Up Productions Wedding DJs

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!

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3119 Eastlake Ave. E. Seattle, WA, 98102
2065681258
206-568-5948

Open for tours most weekdays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and most weekends 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. See our Book a Tour link at https://imperiaseattle.com/contact/ to schedule a visit today!
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