Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery

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

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 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:

  • Parking
  • View of Lake Union
  • Custom menus
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Stations
  • Desserts
  • Cake Cutting
  • Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware, China
  • Buffet or Plated
  • Service Staff
  • Bar Service
  • Event Coordinator


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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101 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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    Erin · Married on 10/26/2019

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

    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.
    xo
    LUC Team
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    T Hou · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    Would Get Married Here Again

    While we won't be having another wedding, we definitely would do it here again!

    * 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).

    Sent on 11/05/2019

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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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Elopement & Small Wedding Package

    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.

    Elopement:

    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

    Event Coordination

    $400

    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

    Event Coordination

    *All events have a $200 fee for LUC hired COVID Ambassador (required),

    WA State Sales Tax & 20% Service Charge added to final invoice*

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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, 98102 See on map
    2065681258 (Phone number)
    2065685948 (Other Phone Number)
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