Roche Harbor Resort Est. Prior to 1930

248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Friday Harbor, WA, United States

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Have a gourmet seaside bbq on shipwreck beach or schmooze in a sunken garden by the seaside, all of it is so sweetly Seattle.
 
 
Harborside humble brag... Roche Harbor Resort is Seattle Bride's best wedding destination three years running!
 
 
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Garden
Historic Building
Island
Views
Coastline
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Ocean
Style
Classic
Coastal
Garden Party
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Making moments into memories is easy at the quintesssentially Northwest Roche Harbor Resort.  A destination of unparalleled charm, this 120 year old property is perched on the edge of a sparkling blue marina on the spectacular San Juan Islands, just a couple hours from downtown Seattle.  Accommodations range from quaint to opulent for parties both large and small, and first class amenities coupled with extraordinary service leaves nothing to be desired.  You're bound to fall in love with this little piece of paradise and will be back to celebrate year after year!!!!
 
 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $65 to $100

Additional Charges

We'll only charge you for five items - venue fee, food, beverage, service fee & tax...no hidden fees ever!

 
 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
250
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
We are a year round resort, with our peak season running May through September. We have a lovely weather pattern being in the banana belt, getting about half the rain and double the sunshine of Seattle. The San Juan's are a good choice if you want the true Pacific Northwest experience with less chance of inclement weather.
 
 
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We have six types of accommodations available on site. From our historic Hotel de Haro built in the late 1800's, our historic cottages out by the swimming pool that accommodates families up to 6 to our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom affordable condos with full kitchens, there is something budget friendly for all. If you're looking for something a little higher end choose from our luxury McMillin Suites, Quarryman Hall boutique hotel rooms or one of our 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms luxury village homes. The widest and largest selection of on-site, walkable accommodations on the islands.  A coutesy room block is set up when you book with us, which you are in no way finanically responsible for.
 
 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Ever heard of a fluffy duck? Ask your bartender next time you're here - you'll come back asking for it every time!

 
 

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
A premier waterfront destination venue, Roche Harbor is just 80 miles from Seattle and a beautiful hour ferry ride through the San Juan Islands. The moment you pull into Roche Harbor, you will be transported to another era...From the original Hotel de Haro with the antique cobblestone road to the old McMillin's mansion converted into our beautiful fine dining restaurant, there is truly something timeless about the resort that can only be experienced by visiting it in person.
 
 
Design:
With one of the largest and most sought after marina's in the United States as the backdrop, you are just steps away from the ocean. Our historic lime kilns tucked into the hillside by the bocce courts, a quick walk will guide you to the mausoleum which is a popular spot to capture unforgettable moments on your wedding day.
 
 
Standout Venue Features:
We have a variety of venues... something for everyone. From our waterfront Shipwreck Beach site for your rehearsal dinner where you can roast s'mores over an open fire pit to our gorgeous refined courtyard with a 6 foot fireplace as it's backdrop, to our rustic Pavilion, there is truly a venue for all tastes. Your choice of a chapel on the hill with beautiful stained glass windows or a gorgeous sunken garden adorned with colorful florals, rock walls and lush trees, you have the pick of either for your special day. Whatever the venue, each is unique and has something special to offer. And the best part - you're the ONLY wedding on your big day!
 
 
Extra Perks:
We provide all guest tables, highboy cocktail tables, white padded ceremony chairs, wood padded vineyard reception chairs, white linens, glassware, silverware, china, everything you need for your bar from straws to garnishes, our amazing staff from planners to servers, bartenders and chefs. We also provide all the firewood needed for the outdoor fireplace (and indoor depending on time of year), easels, PA system, podium, cake cutting, set-up and break-down...anything you need we will do our best to provide or guide you on where to get it!
 
 
Awards & Notables Winner of the prestigious "Best NW Destination Wedding Venue" FIVE years in a row by Seattle Bride Magazine. We've been lucky enough to be nominated in the last three years for "Best Overall Vendor" and "Best Waterfront Venue" by Seattle Bride Magazine. We're honored to have just been inducted into the Knot "Best of" Hall of Fame.
 
 
Celebration Locations
Pavilion Reception Venue:
Features over 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces. Anchored by two enormous fireplaces, retractable glass doors and connected by a spacious covered deck. The attached outdoor Courtyard is the perfect place for your cocktail hour and to enjoy the water views.
- View: Partial waterfront view, central part of the resort with plenty of privacy
- Max Capacity: 5o to 250 guests
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Gazebo Room:
Octogonal shaped room full of windows for smaller parties. Full bar, restrooms, large outdoor patio
- View: Right on the water overlooking the marina and the Sunken Garden.
- Max Capacity: 20-50 guests (available late October through early April)
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Shipwreck Beach (rehearsal dinner venue):
This private venue with stone flooring, tent, open fire pit with custom made benches is the perfect place to celebrate your rehearsal dinner with friends & family.
- View: Right on the beach!
- Max Capacity: up to 125 guests (available May through September)
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Seaside Lawn:
The quintessential Pacific Northwest venue. Dream Big under a tent on the shoreline with the sun setting behind you
- View: Sunset & Waterfront
- Max Capacity: 150-350 people
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Famous for the doughnuts we make in-house each morning, you'll find our take on the traditional American café offers a wide variety of classic entrées and sides. The Lime Kiln Café serves breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon, making it a perfect place for families to dine out anytime of the day with a more casual, counter-style service. What better way to spend a summer afternoon than relaxing in our over-the-water Madrona Bar & Grill with coastal-casual cuisine and sipping flavorful cocktails? The deck sits over harbor, offering diners the only sunset view over water on the island. Fresh salads, creative grill sandwiches and famous BBQ ribs are menu favorites. McMillin's Dining Room is an Island-Certified-Local restaurant with fresh products from local waters and fields, this classic dining option is a wonderful place to celebrate the best of Roche Harbor. If you can't decide from our sizable seasonal menu, you might settle on our house specialty, a 40-day aged prime rib. The Wine Spectator award-winning wine list is abundant in NW selections to give you the taste of place we're so fortunate to live in.
 
 
Bars & Lounges:
Our Madrona Bar and Grill is open from May through September, offering both lunch and dinner, as well as live music and dancing in our Summer on weekends.  A full range of beer, wine and cocktails, including our famous Fluffy Duck is available either inside or out on our patio overlooking our stunning world famous marina.  Our McMillin's Dining Room is our fine dining option open year round for dinner.  An award winning wine list, delicious craft beers and huge selection of cocktails, this restaurant highlights our local seafood and meats and is sure to be a memorable experience.
 
 
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