The iconic and historic Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery is a Seattle-based event venue and caterer that has delivered exceptional events for over 23 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 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. You wedding meal will be one your guests will rave about for years to come!
101 Reviews for Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery
Recommended by 98% of couples
18 User photos
Joni Shinsato · Married on 02/02/2020
My Knights In Shinning Armor
Lake Union Cafe and their staff were my knights in shinning armor! My husband (omg!) and I were one of the many couples affected by the Monte Cristo Ballroom closure- luckily we had a few months to recoup and replan. Luckily Lake Union was free on our date and once we signed we were able to hit the ground running and plan an AMAZING event. They answered all my questions quickly and were very accommodating when I asked for things like "can we play the superbowl after the ceremony"? Day of: the venue was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Once the day began I was able to just let go and see all my plans unfold and it was magical. I have nothing but positive things to say about my wedding day and I attribute that to all my vendors but I definitely couldn't have done it without LUC.Sent on 02/08/2020
Erin · Married on 10/26/2019
Blew our expectations right out of the water!
I cannot say enough about Lake Union Cafe. It was not on our original list of venues to look at but a coworker told me about it and we stopped in one day while we were in the area and decided it was perfect. From the first tour, to the night of our wedding, everything has been positively wonderful and Tasia and her team is an absolute JOY to work with! They are so responsive and helpful and provide you all the tools you need to plan your wedding at their venue. We LOVED that it was an all-in type place and everything was already on site. There was no fussing with rentals or table arrangements or any of that, it was all there, and it made our process just that much easier. The onsite bakery and florist was a breeze, and we were so happy with how everything turned out. JJ's floral designs were just gorgeous, and she was such a pleasure to work with. She ended up being our coordinator on the day of and we just loved her. She was so cheerful and flexible and fun, and she kept everything light and easy going, and I couldn't have been more appreciative of that. The FOOD was unbelievably good. We got rave after rave about how amazing it was, and that it was the best meal they've ever had at a wedding. We were told repeatedly throughout the night that ours was the most beautiful wedding someone had been to, and that is high praise. Our wedding was gorgeous, it was fun, and JJ somehow managed to bring together all my ideas and designs and choices into something truly magical, and it far exceeded every expectation I had. I could not have imagined a better event and a better team to work with, and we are so very grateful to everything they did for us. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone else who is considering them. They are phenomenal!Sent on 12/27/2019
Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery's reply:Thank you so much Erin for this amazing review!! We truly enjoyed working with you on your wedding celebration. Wishing you two all the best.
T Hou · Married on 10/19/2019
Would Get Married Here Again
While we won't be having another wedding, we definitely would do it here again!Sent on 11/05/2019
* The staff were incredibly responsive and open to our questions throughout the whole planning process. A day of coordinator is also included, so that took a lot of stress/anxiety away.
* The venue space is absolutely gorgeous and requires very little additional decor (if any).
* Food was amazing (moist chicken)!! Our guests keep telling us how much they loved the food. LUC also made sure we actually got to eat by plating up appetizers and dinner for us.
* So flexible. They provide a lot of amenities in-house (at super reasonable prices), but also allow you to bring a lot of your own stuff if you choose (alcohol, dessert, florals/decor).
You do not have to wait any longer! We are offering a ceremony only and small receptions until December 30th, 2020 at the Lake Union Café so you can marry that special someone now! LUC makes it easy to have a meaningful event with your close friends & family.
Exclusive 1 ½ hours at the Lake Union Café between the hours of 12-3pm
Up to 25 of your closest family/friends (inquire for additional guests)
Socially distanced ceremony set up
In-house sound system
Small Wedding & Reception (25-70 people)
Venue Rental $400 per hour
Plated Meal $35 per person
Socially distanced ceremony set up
In-house sound system
*All events have a $200 fee for LUC hired COVID Ambassador (required),
WA State Sales Tax & 20% Service Charge added to final invoice*
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!