Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery

3119 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102 Map · Phone number
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About Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Cake cutting
  • Custom menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Dessert
  • Buffet
  • Servers


Cuisine
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.

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99 Reviews for Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Erika · Married on 09/13/2019

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful in every way!!

    I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff! We had an Art Deco/Great Gatsby themed wedding at the Lake Union Cafe and it was absolutely incredible. We had considered having this theme for our wedding, and once we toured this historic venue, we knew it would be perfect! From our first visit, we were greeted and given a very informative and friendly tour of their beautiful space. They have very well laid out pricing information, and they are extremely responsive and answer any and all questions. It is very clear they are experienced and their professionalism is outstanding. Throughout the planning process, the LUC team kept in touch with us and helped us handle all the details. Having the venue, food, and dessert all from the same place was amazing and so valuable! JJ was the coordinator for our rehearsal and wedding day and she kept in contact with me, the DJ, the photographer, and our florist/decorator throughout the evening. Having her there was a life saver! She took SO much stress away from me! The LUC team is amazing to work with and it is clear they truly care about making sure your wedding day is fantastic! The guests all raved about how beautiful the venue was, and how awesome the food was! I would 100% recommend this venue and their team!!! THANK YOU LUC!

    Sent on 09/17/2019
  • Sara

    Sara · Married on 01/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Perfect Experience

    We got married at LUC last weekend and have nothing but good things to say! They handled our catering, bar, dessert, and flowers. Taylor coordinated our event day-of and she was an absolute dream to work with; she answered every single question, kept everyone on schedule & in the right places, and was such a calming presence to have around. All of our guests raved about the dinner and desserts, and my bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. I would 100% recommend LUC to anybody looking to host a wedding or any other event.

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    Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery's reply:

    Thank you so much for the review Sara! We are so happy to hear that your experience was a great one!

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Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 5,000.00
  • 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)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 35.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    100
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Cash Bar
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?
    $ 3.00
  • What services do your prices include?
    Custom Cake Design
    Delivery
    Set Up
  • What types of desserts do you provide?
    Cake Pops
    Cakes
    Cheese
    Cookies
    Croquembouche
    Cupcakes
    Dessert Buffet
    Fruit
    Groom's Cake
    Pastries
  • What services do you provide?
    Consultations
    Custom Design
    Delivery
    Setup
    Tastings - Private
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Vegan
  • What special ingredients do you use?
    Fresh Fruit
  • Are you licensed by the state health department?
    Yes

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!

Map

  • 3119 Eastlake Ave. E. Seattle, 98102 See on map
    2065681258 (Phone number)
    2065685948 (Other Phone Number)
    Open for tours most weekdays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and most weekends 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Please call to schedule your tour!

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