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Roche Harbor Resort is a historic, waterfront wedding venue located on San Juan Island, Washington. Situated just 80 miles north of Seattle, this destination venue is still close enough to the city to be convenient for your friends and family. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception. Roche Harbor Resort is an award-winning venue that offers overnight lodging and delicious cuisine from their in-house caterer.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this coastal venue. They offer multiple diverse settings, which include:

  • Sunken Garden - an outdoor ceremony site that boasts vibrant colors and perfumed scents from their lush flower garden.
  • Chapel - perfect for those looking for a traditional church ceremony. This historic Our Lady of Good Voyage chapel is situated on a hillside overlooking the harbor.
  • Pavilion and Courtyard - the indoor space and adjacent outdoor courtyard overlooks the harbor and islands beyond it. It boasts an eight-foot fireplace, perfect to use as a photo backdrop.
  • Seaside Lawn - a spacious location that can be used for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing for guest counts larger than 250. It offers your guests gorgeous sunset views and a unique island wedding experience.

Services Offered
This full-service venue offers event planning services and event rentals to ensure your celebration is a success. They'll provide parking for your guests, as well as setup and cleanup of the venue spaces. Tables, chairs, and napkins are included with your rental fee, along with a Venue Planning Manager and Catering Manager. They'll also provide a courtesy room block for your friends and family. Additional services include:

  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outdoor furniture and market umbrellas
  • Heaters and fuel
  • Fireplaces and wood
  • Wheelchair accessible

This unique venue offers delicious cuisine that focuses on fresh, local ingredients. They specialize in seafood and shellfish, local beef and chicken, hearty vegetables, and seasonal salads. Couples can choose from extensive hors d'oeuvres, stations, buffet, cocktail reception, and plated menus. They believe in “dining as entertainment” and will cook and serve the food right in front of your guests, providing for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Other Facilities
Roche Harbor Resort offers their Shipwreck Beach for your rehearsal dinner. This casual venue features tents, an outdoor display kitchen, a fire pit and phone-ready music system. It’s perfect to welcome 50 to 125 guests in a laid-back setting. It’s available May to September only.

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Cake Cutting

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Open Bar

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Covered Outdoor
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Rehearsal Dinner

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Catering Services
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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

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Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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Wheelchair Access

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Reviews of Roche Harbor Resort

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
18 Reviews
93% recommend it
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Katy S. Sent on 07/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

What an amazing venue!

They have thought of everything at this venue! The wedding team seriously didn't miss a single beat the whole time. In the planning stages, they were responsive and supportive. During the day of our wedding, they made us feel so special and spoiled. We loved our polished and upscale garden wedding, and we are looking forward to returning to Roche Harbor to celebrate many anniversaries to come!
Amanda Sent on 11/16/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing

As transplants to the PNW we had a little bit of a hard time choosing a wedding venue, but knew we wanted all of our friends and family to be able to experience this amazing place we now call home. After researching so many venues, we kept coming back to Roche Harbor. In looking back on it, it was the single best decision we could have made. From the very beginning the staff were professional, accommodating, and helpful in every way. They checked in with us periodically throughout the planning process and kept us up to date on any changes with the venue (new menus, drinks, etc.). For the day of, special shout outs to Sean and Reina for helping make all of the "little" things happen...I forgot to request a table for the photobooth, we needed an extra highchair, etc. and they took care of absolutely everything without a second thought, and truly helped me relax and know everything was take care of. Our guests are still commenting about what an amazing time they had and how much they loved San Juan Island. It was truly an incredible day and I cannot thank the staff at Roche Harbor enough for making it so memorable and seamless.
Briana Sent on 11/30/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue for a summer evening wedding

We were thrilled with our decision to hold our wedding at Roche Harbor. Throughout the planning process they were responsive and friendly, both in person during several planning visits to the island and by email. Our party was on the small side (about 40), but none of the venue spaces felt too large or open. Food selections were excellent and the banquet team was willing to customize menu options for us, both to add vegetarian entree options (which were amazing) and to add late-evening deserts outside under the sunset. Their menu draws heavily from local farms and fisheries, and they worked well with the other San Juan vendors we used. And of course, the site itself is gorgeous, the perfect Pacific Northwest hideaway. Our wedding was adjacent to the 4th of July weekend, but the resort offers fantastic weekday pricing (the site fee was extremely reasonable despite the holiday). Overall, we couldn’t be happier than we are with the venue.
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Matt & KaSandra
107 photos · 08/31/2023

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Taylor'd Events Group Taylor'd Events Group Wedding Planners

A summer wedding in the garden, this venue is close to heaven as it can get! The view, the pageantry, the staff all top notch! We love coming up here with our clients and creating a day that they won't forget!

Althauser Design Althauser Design Wedding Florists

Roche Harbor Resort is a beautiful venue. The staff was friendly, helpful and quick to respond when asked a question or needed help in any way. The food was top notch. Great destination wedding location.

f7 photography f7 photography Wedding Photographers

We are so excited every time we have the honor of photographing a wedding at Roche Harbor. The staff is amazing, the food is phenomenal and the venue is just beautiful. If you are thinking of getting married here, do it! You will never regret it. And we would love to be the photographers!


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