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Venues and Cakes in Seattle, WA,
(206) 568-1258
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 103 Reviews


    Julian K.

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • My wife and I booked the Lake Union Cafe after our first venue fell through. When we toured the venue, we were impressed by the beautiful Art Deco decor and were excited about having a reception there. They offered us a package that was mostly all-inclusive, and they directed us to preferred vendors for the areas that they don’t cover. We went to a tasting event where we had the chance to try many of the chef’s dishes, and they were all tasty. Unfortunately, in the late spring of 2020 we made the decision to cancel the event altogether because of Covid 19. The LUC was flexible and helped us to develop a new plan for utilizing the down payment that we had made with them. We ended up repurposing our budget for florals and take-out catering through LUC. They were very helpful every step of the way, and our big day was still very special.

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    Hi Julian - Thank you for your review! Despite all of the difficulty of this year, we are happy that we were still able to be a part of your celebration. Congratulations, your married!

    Joni S.

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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

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    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

    Elizabeth H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • This review is long overdue! This past year has been so stressful for everyone, so I just have to say this. In the middle of the unexpected, you can't go wrong going with Lake Union Cafe! It will be one less stressful thing on your list. How do I know this? We got married in February of 2019 during the weekend of 8"+ snow in Seattle. The whole city had practically shut down and barely anything was open. Tasia and the team were there despite the terrible weather. If anything went wrong or if anyone was unhappy due to the inclement weather, it was not apparent. They were so professional and carried on as if it were totally normal to have a snow storm in Seattle! They assured us in the week leading up to the wedding that barring some unforeseen all-out catastrophe, everyone on their team would be braving the snow to make our reception happen. It was a magical, lovely event and we were so grateful for their willingness to stick it out. All of our guests raved and said it was one of ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Elizabeth! This was surely a wedding to remember!! We truly enjoyed working with you and executing your reception. While there were some challenges with the snow, the event went off without a hitch. We are so grateful we could be a part of your special day. Thank you so much for this wonderful review :)

    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 C.

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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!

    Jenni N.

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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!

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    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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