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Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery

3119 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA
Services: Venues | Cakes | Login to save vendor
(206) 568-1258
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 101 Reviews


    Joni Shinsato

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lake Union Cafe and their staff were my knights in shinning armor! My husband (omg!) and I were one of the many couples affected by the Monte Cristo Ballroom closure- luckily we had a few months to recoup and replan. Luckily Lake Union was free on our date and once we signed we were able to hit the ground running and plan an AMAZING event. They answered all my questions quickly and were very accommodating when I asked for things like "can we play the superbowl after the ceremony"? Day of: the venue was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Once the day began I was able to just let go and see all my plans unfold and it was magical. I have nothing but positive things to say about my wedding day and I attribute that to all my vendors but I definitely couldn't have done it without LUC.

    Erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough about Lake Union Cafe. It was not on our original list of venues to look at but a coworker told me about it and we stopped in one day while we were in the area and decided it was perfect. From the first tour, to the night of our wedding, everything has been positively wonderful and Tasia and her team is an absolute JOY to work with! They are so responsive and helpful and provide you all the tools you need to plan your wedding at their venue. We LOVED that it was an all-in type place and everything was already on site. There was no fussing with rentals or table arrangements or any of that, it was all there, and it made our process just that much easier. The onsite bakery and florist was a breeze, and we were so happy with how everything turned out. JJ's floral designs were just gorgeous, and she was such a pleasure to work with. She ended up being our coordinator on the day of and we just loved her. She was so cheerful and flexible and fun, and she kept everything li... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much Erin for this amazing review!! We truly enjoyed working with you on your wedding celebration. Wishing you two all the best. xo LUC Team

    T Hou

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    5 out of 5
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  • While we won't be having another wedding, we definitely would do it here again! * The staff were incredibly responsive and open to our questions throughout the whole planning process. A day of coordinator is also included, so that took a lot of stress/anxiety away. * The venue space is absolutely gorgeous and requires very little additional decor (if any). * Food was amazing (moist chicken)!! Our guests keep telling us how much they loved the food. LUC also made sure we actually got to eat by plating up appetizers and dinner for us. * So flexible. They provide a lot of amenities in-house (at super reasonable prices), but also allow you to bring a lot of your own stuff if you choose (alcohol, dessert, florals/decor).

    Erika

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff! We had an Art Deco/Great Gatsby themed wedding at the Lake Union Cafe and it was absolutely incredible. We had considered having this theme for our wedding, and once we toured this historic venue, we knew it would be perfect! From our first visit, we were greeted and given a very informative and friendly tour of their beautiful space. They have very well laid out pricing information, and they are extremely responsive and answer any and all questions. It is very clear they are experienced and their professionalism is outstanding. Throughout the planning process, the LUC team kept in touch with us and helped us handle all the details. Having the venue, food, and dessert all from the same place was amazing and so valuable! JJ was the coordinator for our rehearsal and wedding day and she kept in contact with me, the DJ, the photographer, and our florist/decorator throughout the evening. Having her there was a life saver! Sh... Read more

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married at LUC last weekend and have nothing but good things to say! They handled our catering, bar, dessert, and flowers. Taylor coordinated our event day-of and she was an absolute dream to work with; she answered every single question, kept everyone on schedule & in the right places, and was such a calming presence to have around. All of our guests raved about the dinner and desserts, and my bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. I would 100% recommend LUC to anybody looking to host a wedding or any other event.

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    Thank you so much for the review Sara! We are so happy to hear that your experience was a great one!

    Morena Calvo

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lake Union Café was a dream to work with for our big day. Tasia ensured we didn’t have to do much to make our wedding a success but also worked with us on things we did want to do and accommodated our requests. On the day of the wedding, Taylor ensured everything went smoothly. I didn't have to worry about any scheduling or where we had to be. She guided us throughout the evening. Our guests raved about the food, especially the pork shanks and mushroom ravioli, and the natural beauty of the space. If you’re looking for a stress-free venue that looks fantastic and has several in-house amenities, check out Lake Union Café.

    Brenna

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are so excited about our upcoming wedding in 2018. I originally came in to get more information about their cakes not realizing they were a private venue as well! After coming in & meeting Tasia I was hooked! Not only did I get the information on the cakes like I originally wanted, she also offer a tour & was respectful of my time. I then went home & was so excited to come back & share the information with my future husband. We did the cake tasting in our home with our 7 year old who loved helping. We decided to come back & do another tour & ask more questions. It was very easy to schedule, we were able to get in that weekend easily enough! Tasia was AMAZING! She was so knowledgeable & easy to talk with. I had TONS of questions & she patient & able to answer them all. THANK YOU we can't wait to celebrate our big day!

    Tiffany

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    5 out of 5
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  • The food and cake was beyond amazing!!! It was better than I even remembered from our food tasting! The cake design turned out better than I could have ever imagined!! They did a wonderful job at my venue at the MV Skansonia! I would highly recommend them!

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words will never be able to fully describe how wonderful it was to have Lake Union Cafe as our wedding & reception venue! The entire staff made the planning process an absolute breeze! We loved how we could book the flowers, linens, cake, food and alcohol all through the venue and also have a day of coordinator included! My husband and I are both full time working professionals and have minimal time to plan. LUC took the time at each meeting to make sure we would get exactly what we want. We loved how easy it was to book a band as well! The free parking for our guests was fantastic as well as the candle package we booked to make our evening winter wedding stunning! All of our guests raved about the delicous food and cake and LOVED the passed appetizers during the cocktail hour. For most of our guests they said it was the best wedding they have been to due to the beauty of it but also the intimate venue space and quality within every element!!! If you are searching for a wedding venue P... Read more

    Samah

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    5 out of 5
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  • If I could give this venue 10 stars, or even 100 stars, I would. My now husband and I had almost 3 months to plan and hold a wedding. We checked out a few venues and all of them did not meet our criteria. When we stepped into Lake Union Cafe (our last venue we viewed) everything was PERFECT. We signed day of our viewing because this place was too good to be true. We read the reviews and we saw only 5 star reviews. And we were able to experience the 5+ star reviews as we worked with them. We had the pleasure of mostly working with Anita (it's a team of 3 AMAZING ladies, they were all really wonderful, talented and so incredibly helpful oh my goodness, they all really impressed me). Anita is adorable, she has the cutest laugh, super easy to talk to and work with. We had a tea vendor come in for the wedding to serve tea in stead of alcohol, and even he made a point to mention to us after our wedding how incredibly kind, and easy going Anita was. When you are planning a wedding, you are... Read more

    Heidi

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wedding was 11/4/17 and I️ wouldn’t change anything about it for the world! Tasia was amazing as our event planner through the entire affair, JJ did an amazing job with our flowers and Anita was fantastic as our day of coordinator. The food was great and our Pear almond cake was delicious! This venue is all inclusive, so you don’t have to stress about finding vendors to communicate continuously with. As long as you are responsive and open with the event coordinator, everything will be exactly as you want it! I️ would pick this place over and over again!

    Ayanna

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    5 out of 5
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  • We found this place by doing an internet search for affordable venues in Seattle. We were able to take a tour on the same day, and it was amazing. When you walk in, you feel like you are in an upscale restaurant. If you are visiting when the weather is nice, you can go to the back wall/window and see the water. The bride and groom's suites are fun for pictures, and you can sign the wall so your event will last forever. We paid for the extra votives - so worth it since we got married in the fall. This venue offers SO MUCH in house - flowers, food, alcohol, dessert, and day of help. Everyone here is SO nice - and their response time to all questions is awesome. They even send reminder emails to you if you forget to get back to them and are very polite even when you are the one who is dropping the ball :) We did signature drinks and they were able to accommodate that and any suggested changes, they ran by us first. Everyone loved our venue and the pictures are amazing. The only t... Read more

    Erin

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  • We had initially thought about eloping due to our lack of desire to plan a big local wedding but I can honestly say after having our wedding at LUC last weekend that we made the correct choice by having it there. All of the staff was very helpful, supportive and professional from the first email inquiry to the follow up email a few days after our wedding. I highly recommend this venue for everyone, especially those who don't want to spend a lot of time planning. Their staff, venue and setup make it very easy to have a wedding (or any other private dining party) here. The venue is very pretty and the candle package they offer was beautiful. The food and bar were great as well! I honestly have no constructive feedback for LUC, everything went very smoothly! We would like to especially thank Anita for the detailed ceremony and reception script she wrote during rehearsal as well as the day of coordination she provided. Her organization and calm demeanor were very appreciated on the day of!... Read more

    Jenni Nadler

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Things couldn't have gone better! The venue is gorgeous and people couldn't stop talking about how good the food was. We planned our wedding from halfway around the world and it was such a relief to know that Tayler and Tasia had everything under control. They were always super responsive and on top of everything. JJ was also great to work with on floral - I just told her the colors I wanted, our budget, and a few examples I liked from her portfolio. What she put together was incredible and absolutely what we wanted. It was beautiful and perfect!

    responded with the following comments.

    It was an honor and a privileged to be part of your beautiful wedding day. Thank you for choosing LUC! We wish you and your husband all the happiness in the world!!

    Janelle

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We got married on 11/19/17 and choosing Lake Union as our venue, caterer and cake vendor was the absolute BEST decision that we made. Tasia was fantastic to work with throughout the planning process and was so quick to respond to all of my questions and inquiries. They were incredibly accommodating and I always felt like I was their top priority. We went to the food tasting and were blown away at how delicious all of the food was - and their cake flavors are to die for. They brought the vision of my cake and cupcake vision to life and matched the pictures I provided perfectly. I have received so many kudos from our guests on how great the food was and how beautiful the venue looked. Anita was AMAZING as our day of coordinator and kept the event moving exactly as the timeline outlined, which I appreciated since I didnt have a coordinator of my own. Words cannot express how much I love this venue and how thankful I am that they made my wedding day dreams come true. The team of folks h... Read more
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