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The Best San Juan Island Wedding Venue for 2023

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Along with the New Year often comes significant life changes, and if you’re planning to get engaged or recently said “Yes!” you’re a part of the lucky group working out details and location for your upcoming nuptials. Thankfully, our San Juan Island wedding venue is one of the best places to get married in the Northwest! Over the years, we’ve hosted hundreds of successful and low-stress events at our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast. We’re within walking distance of the San Juan Island ferry dock—a huge bonus and convenience for a destination wedding. Our San Juan Island wedding venue can host up to 65 guests outside and 35 for cozy indoor events. 

Our experienced wedding coordinator takes care of all the details to ensure your special day is effortless and stress-free. We’ll design your dream wedding with your input, from intimate elopements or elaborate formal celebrations to elegant cocktail receptions or casual rehearsal dinners. We work within your budget to customize menus and coordinate third-party vendor services. We know all the best vendors on San Juan Island for flowers, photography, videography, music, and any other unique details you envision. These fantastic vendors are familiar with our San Juan Island wedding venue, creating seamless events where your only job is to enjoy yourself and take it all in. 

Another perk when choosing our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast is our on-site lodging accommodations. We can host up to 65 overnight guests, which only adds to the lively and festive atmosphere—no need for driving or heading off-site after the big event!

Contact us at our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast and start planning your Northwest destination wedding today! 

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The Best San Juan Island Wedding Venue

Firstly, we’d like to wish you congratulations! Getting engaged is the first big step to a lifetime commitment, and we can’t wait to be a part of your special day. Our San Juan Island wedding venue is the perfect mix of rustic Northwest elegance with zero pretension and a natural warmth from our location and the wonderful people behind the scenes. Whether you’re planning a small intimate elopement or a lively big bash, our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast never fails to impress! 

You can customize every aspect of the day when you work with us. Our professional wedding coordinator handles all the details and special touches of your personalized package. Here are five reasons to book your intimate event at our San Juan Island wedding venue:

  1. Your location will be memorable for your guests: A stunning ferry ride through our unique archipelago will set the tone for your arriving family and friends. It’s a grand adventure—gliding into Friday Harbor, feeling the salty wind from the top deck, and docking at our private island paradise. Or, for an even more unforgettable experience, your guests can arrive by float plane with Kenmore Air.
  2. Your own personal wedding coordinator: Our event planner knows the ins and outs of planning any ceremony and reception style at our San Juan Island wedding venue. We’ll take care of all the logistics (including travel arrangements and meals), and you get to focus on customizing the fun stuff like decorations and your vows. 
  3. On-site lodging accommodations: Your guests won’t have to take time to search for Bed and Breakfasts, as we’ll happily reserve room blocks for you at our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast. We offer room arrangements for couples and families, as well as pet-friendly options.
  4. Fantastic farm-to-table catering and dining options: Each morning of your stay, you’ll be treated to a beautiful scratch-made breakfast delivered to your door. The culinary professionals at Coho Restaurant will handle catered events at our San Juan Island wedding venue and is open in the evenings for lovely meals featuring local seafood, produce, and wines. 
  5. Adventures and activities on San Juan Island: There are so many things to do in Friday Harbor and further out on the island. Either pre or post-wedding, there are plenty of hiking, biking, whale-watching opportunities, and fun group activities. 

For those planning an even more intimate affair, we offer some fantastic Washington State Elopement Packages, as well!

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The Best Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast for Honeymoons & Romance

For newlyweds planning a honeymoon or those on the hunt for the best place for a romantic getaway, our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast exudes an intimate air for new love to flourish and for long relationships to be nourished. Just as we treat events at our San Juan Island wedding venue, we cover all the details of your honeymoon or romantic getaway. You decide which amazing things to do in the San Juan Islands during your stay, and rest knowing that when you return to our B&B, you’ll be warm, cozy, relaxed, and refreshed. 

The evenings on your honeymoon or couples getaway are best spent over a romantic dinner for two at our on-site Coho Restaurant. Where fine dining meets casual elegance, and farm-to-fork meals are thoughtfully prepared and paired with delicious wines. You’ll taste the fresh seafood of the Salish Sea, the just-picked produce from the local island farms, and enjoy a craft cocktail (or two) with house-made syrups. Our excellent service team are expert at creating the perfect atmosphere for one of the most memorable date nights. After a decadent dessert, head back to your comfortable guest suite at our Friday Harbor Bed and Breakfast and tuck in for a quiet evening by the fire.

Head over to our availability calendar and get your reservation on the books! 

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