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Venues in Friday Harbor, Washington,
(360) 370-7742

About Us

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. 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 and transportation for your guests, as well as assist you with your setup and cleanup. Tables, chairs and linens are included with your rental fee, along with a Venue Planning Manager and Catering Manager. They'll also provide a complimentary luxury suite the night of your wedding, along with 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, Washington beef and chicken, hearty vegetables and seasonal salads. Couples can choose from hors d'oeuvres, stations, family style, a buffet, a cocktail reception or a plated meal. 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 40 to 125 guests in a laid-back setting. It’s available May to September only.


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  • If you’ve ever been to Roche Harbor (or the San Juan’s in general) then you know how beautiful it is up there. The day was perfect and the Roche planning team was great. They were quick to respond to all of my questions. Everyone working at Roche was amazingly helpful and kind. Roche also has options. You could hold your ceremony in the garden (that’s what we did) or in an adorable chapelI. The reception could be held in a field right on the water under a huge canopy, or in their pavilion (we held ours in the pavilion). They supplied a list of preferred vendors but you don’t have to pick vendors off their list. We held our rehearsal dinner at shipwreck beach which really kicked off our wedding weekend. It was laidback and just what we wanted. There’s a huge fire pit with benches all around. We were right on the water and we’re able to get great photos of our wedding party and our family with the marina in the background, and then later with a sunset. Once the sun went d... 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?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Open Bar

    Describe your venue

    Hotel, Marina, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Catering Services, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, October, November, December

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