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
Boutique Hotel
Church / Chapel / Temple
Historic Building
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Garden Party
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Making moments into memories is easy at the quintessentially Northwest Roche Harbor Resort.  A destination of unparalleled charm, this 135-year-old property is perched on the edge of a sparkling blue marina on the spectacular San Juan Islands, just a couple of hours from downtown Seattle.  Accommodations range from quaint to opulent for parties both large and small, and first-class amenities coupled with extraordinary service leave 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!!!!
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $195 to $240

Additional Charges

We'll only charge you for five items - venue fee, food, beverage, service fee, & hidden fees ever!



Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
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.
Designated Smoking Areas Only
We have six types of accommodations available on site. Our historic Hotel de Haro was built in the late 1800s, our popular kid & pet-friendly historic cottages (by our outdoor swimming pool) that accommodates families up to 6; to our 1, 2, and 3 bedroom affordable condos with full kitchens and private balconies - there is something budget-friendly for all. Our historic luxury McMillin Suites boast beautiful marina views, the newly renovated Quarryman Hall boutique hotel rooms, or one of our 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms luxury village homes that can sleep up to 10 guests - there is something for everyone! The widest and largest selection of on-site, walkable accommodations on the islands.  A courtesy room block is set up when you book with us, which you are in no way financially responsible for.
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

Ever heard of a Fluffy Duck or a Pigwar Martini? Ask your bartender next time you're here - you'll come back asking for it every time!


  • 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.
With one of the largest and most sought-after marinas in the United States as the backdrop, you are just steps away from the ocean. Our historic lime kilns are tucked into the hillside by the bocce courts, a quick walk will guide you to the mausoleum which is a popular spot to capture an unforgettable first look on your wedding day.
Standout Venue Features:
Our variety of venues provides 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 outdoor courtyard with a 6-foot fireplace as a backdrop, to our newly renovated Pavilion with another historic 8-foot fireplace, there is truly a venue for all tastes. For your ceremony, you have a choice of a chapel on the hill with beautiful stained glass windows or our lush sunken garden adorned with colorful florals, rock walls, and 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 staffing from planning, a full set-up team, banquet captains, servers, bartenders, and chefs to execute your event flawlessly. We offer ceremony rehearsal and day of ceremony assistance, timeline, and layout planning, and unlimited in-person or virtual visits. We offer a courtesy 2-night room block and never charge attrition or require you to book a certain number of rooms.

We have 3 sizes of guest tables, highboy cocktail tables, white padded ceremony chairs, wood padded vineyard reception chairs, glassware, silverware, china, all catering equipment and bar supplies from straws to garnishes, and all food & beverage. We also provide all the firewood needed for the courtyard outdoor fireplace and indoor fireplace (if wanted), propane courtyard heaters, easels, podium, and cake cutting is all included! 
Awards & Notables Winner of Seattle Bride Magazine's prestigious "Best Resort Wedding Venue" in 2023, and also nominated five years in a row for "Best NW Destination Venue" and also nominated for "Best Overall Vendor" and "Best Waterfront Venue". We're honored to be inducted into the Knot "Best of" Hall of Fame and have won The Knot "Best Of" consistently year over year!
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 a quiet moment by the roaring fire.
- View: Partial waterfront view, central part of the resort with plenty of privacy
- Max Capacity: 75 to 250 guests
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Shipwreck Beach (rehearsal dinner venue):
This private venue with stone pavers, 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: 50 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: 250-500 people
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Our casual Lime Kiln Cafe is famous for the doughnuts we make fresh each morning and serves espresso, breakfast, and lunch daily with bustling marina views. Our seasonally operated Madrona Bar & Grill serves lunch and dinner daily (May-September) with coastal-casual cuisine and creative cocktails, our deck sits over the harbor, offering diners great views. Our fine dining restaurant, McMillin's Dining Room offers beautiful sunset views from the recently renovated dining room and cozy seats by the fire in the winter. Our menu changes seasonally, but rest assured, you will always be able to order our famous 40-day aged prime rib and delicious northwest-inspired entrees. 
Bars & Lounges:
Our Madrona Bar and Grill is open seasonally from May through September, offering lunch, dinner, and a full bar with northwest beer, wine, and seltzer selections; the famous Fluffy Duck cocktail is best enjoyed on our patio overlooking our stunning world-famous marina.  Our McMillin's Dining Room bar is cozy with its roaring fire and sure to be a memorable experience - don't miss the cheeky Pigwar Martini, extensive wine, and northwest beer selections.
Venue Stories
Head to the Hills—or, Rather, the San Juan Islands—for an Unforgettable Last Summer Group Getaway
Julie Pointer-Adams
byJulie Pointer-Adams
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Roche Harbor Resort

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

Are you longing for an end-of-summer vacay with your friends or family gang that hits the reset button for a good long while? The San Juan Islands are where it’s at. And no—these aren’t some untouched islets hidden somewhere in the Caribbean… they’re the pine-covered beauties of the Northwest, located just a few hours north of Seattle (i.e. totally accessible if you don’t mind a ferry—or seaplane—ride or two). This place screams all that is glorious about summertime (freshwater lakes, swimming, cliff-jumping, fresh seafood, wildlife galore, spotty internet/cell service and the kind of magically deafening silence you only find in the wild), and the perfect spot to plant you and your crew is the Salish Sea-side-situated Roche Harbor Resort.

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