Imperia Lake Union is situated in former historic Lake Union Café, originally built in 1927 and converted to an event venue over 20 years ago. A 6,000 square foot private event space overlooking Lake Union from the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle, Imperia features 10-foot chandeliers, copper ceilings, a built-in dance floor, gourmet menus, premium florals, incredible staff, and so much more. With a Roaring 20’s Art-Deco vibe and a rumored history of being a prohibition-era speakeasy, you’ll be transported into living history and a classic elegance when you host your event with us.
Imperia Lake Union prides itself in its unique celebration space, with in-house catering, floral design, and tailored planning services. In addition to our main indoor venue, we also provide the use of two lounges (often used for wedding party suites) and coordinated ceremonies at nearby Fairview Park. Included in the venue rental are tables, chairs, flatware, china, glassware, and house linens. To make your event as seamless as possible, our on-site floral, catering and tailored a la carte services help ensure your special day (or night) is flawless.
Chef Ian Hoyt’s commitment to culinary excellence is reflected throughout our menus, featuring the best of Pacific Rim and Northwest cuisine. Your wedding meal will be one your guests will rave about for years to come!
103 Reviews for Imperia Lake Union
Recommended by 98% of couples
18 User photos
Joni S. · 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
Imperia Lake Union'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).
Offering 10% off venue rental on any 2021 dates (ecludes holidays)
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!