Imperia Lake Union

3119 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Imperia Lake Union

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.

Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
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!

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned
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LUC Cake
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103 Reviews for Imperia Lake Union

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

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

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

    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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Imperia Lake Union FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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
    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?
    250
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Imperia Lake Union 1
    10% off venue rental for 2021 dates!

    Offering 10% off venue rental on any 2021 dates (ecludes holidays)

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, WA, 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. See our Book a Tour link at https://imperiaseattle.com/contact/ to schedule a visit today!
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