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(206) 328-2442

About Us

The Blue Ribbon Culinary Center is a marina in the greater Seattle, Washington area where couples can host their wedding. This city venue features wrap-around windows with views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. Couples can find this venue just 10 minutes from the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Facilities and Capacity
Up to 200 guests can join couples on their wedding day at the Blue Ribbon Culinary Center. This venue has an outdoor wedding ceremony location on a paved patio space. This area allows couples to marry under a wedding arbor with decor of their choosing and a graceful sweeping willow tree as their backdrop. After the ceremony, couples and guests can reconvene in this marina’s ballroom space for the reception. This ballroom is unique in that it offers guests views all around with large arched wrap-around windows. There is a deck overlooking the rows and rows of docked boats. With these vessels bobbing in the background, this space can be used for photographs, cocktail hours, reception overflow and more. There is even a separate room where couples can host an indoor ceremony in the off-season, or if inclement weather prohibits an outdoor affair.

Services Offered
In addition to a ceremony and reception, couples can also host a bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner at this marina. The venue provides chairs and tables. All-inclusive packages at this location means that even the smallest details can be taken care of by the event staff. There is even a bridal suite where couples and members of the wedding party can relax and prepare while the Blue Ribbon Culinary Center’s staff takes care of setup, cleanup, in-house bar and in-house catering. Couples will even find wireless Internet so that they can stay connected on their wedding day. Other services at this venue include:

  • Cake
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking

This venue offers everything in terms of bar service, with an open or cash bar as options for the couple. Trained bartenders can serve anything from specialty wine to house beer to premium liquor with any choices in between. For something special, couples can provide their own outside alcohol, or ask the bartenders to serve a signature drink for their wedding day. Meanwhile, chefs create culinary masterpieces to be served in any of the following styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Tastings

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  • I am so grateful to Blue Ribbon Cooking, because they helped save my wedding in July 2019! I was originally planning to be married elsewhere, but found out 7 days prior to my wedding that my venue had been shut down by the City of Seattle, which left me scrambling to find a new venue/caterer. Very fortunately, the team at Blue Ribbon reached out to my wedding planner and offered their services. They were very understanding of my situation and with 4 days to go until the wedding, we were able to finalize the new wedding logistics and menu. Comments on different facets of the wedding experience: Bridal Suite: They converted one of their rooms to a bridal suite area, which was spacious and had windows, work tables/chairs, a hook for my dress, and a full-length mirror. Having the natural light (in addition to the indoor lighting) was great so that we could see how my makeup looked in the daylight as I was getting my hair/makeup done. Venue Space: We did formal photos outside p... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Parking

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Marina, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    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, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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