Considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest is an archipelago of forested land surrounded by pristine water and wildlife. The Lopez Islander Resort is the perfect place for a memorable wedding, with something to do for everyone, and facilities to handle the crowd.
“Our summer wedding was spectacular,” said Andrea B, whose bayside wedding drew friends and family from all over the country to Lopez. “Everyone had a great time.”
With four different ways to stay, accommodations were within everyone’s budget. The Lopez Islander features vacation houses, bay view rooms with kitchens, RV parking and a camping area. Although located in the traditionally rainy Northwest, The San Juan Islands sit in a protective “rain shadow”, offering up to 5 times the number of sunny days in the winter as Seattle, so the chances of having a successful outdoor wedding aren’t bad. Rain or shine, visitors enjoy the area, especially on the resort’s beaches and forest trails.
In addition to the restaurant, Tiki Lounge and outdoor patio dining areas, overlooking the bay from the main lodge, The Bayshore banquet room seats up to 80, with more space on the adjacent deck in good weather. In-house chefs are flexible in menu choices, offering guests a wide range of traditional foods and fresh seafood dishes.
Getting to Lopez Island is an exotic adventure, with a choice of riding the state ferry, flying a float plane from Seattle, or boating to the Islander Marina dock. Summer is the busy season, so book early.