What a marvelous time everyone had! You and your staff were just terrific, and catered to our every need!  Many people said it was the best salmon they ever had, and definitely the best wedding food-the roast beef was so tender, loved that Caesar salad. We all stuffed ourselves!

    - Allison, bride

    Thank you for coordinating! It was a lovely evening. The venue was beautiful and the food was superb. Mark was so easy to work with!

    - Abby, corporate event

    I just wanted to thank you for helping me organize our holiday party, you were amazing. I appreciate your attention to detail, the pillows, flowers, location of photo booth, linens, and more all turned out great!

    - Amira, Goodman Real Estate

    IT WAS PERFECT! Scott was absolutely wonderful in every way. He made it totally stress free and enabled us to have a magnificent celebration in memory of Emily.  The food was sensational and plentiful. Thank you and your staff for making it everything we had hoped for.

    - Sue

    Thanks so much. Let me tell you too that your staff was just INCREDIBLE. I don’t even have words for the level of service, friendliness, anticipation of our needs… All met and above and beyond.

    And the food exceeded my expectations times ten. What a perfect and beautiful event. Thanks so much for all your help. And thanks for calling your weather guy, he really came through with the sunset.

    - Emily, bride

    Just also want to say thank you for shepherding an amazing night at Ray’s for our wedding. Our guests all raved about the food being the best they’ve ever had at a wedding (even several family members who, let’s say, always offer very frank feedback), and I agree – the beef was delicious, the bacon salad was very popular and I have a tub of the mashed potatoes I’m going to make sure doesn’t go to waste :)

    The staff were all completely on it last night, too.  They all did a fantastic job serving, bussing, bar-tending and we really appreciate that our guests were well taken care of. I forget the gentleman’s name, but the tall brown-haired guy running things was extremely helpful, making sure all the food got packed up for us, even helping us get everything loaded into a van at the end of the night, and prompting us when food / pies were ready / helping find a lost bouquet.

    What none of them saw explicitly was how everything we asked for from you was perfectly executed. I’ll admit that we were a little worried when all the catering staff changed when we were booking but you have been amazingly responsive and detail oriented as we were figuring out what we wanted and changed our minds on various things. So thank you for being awesome, basically!  We’ll definitely recommend Ray’s for other friends who get married in the area.

    - Edrea & Simon, bride and groom

    Was just in the process of writing you to thank YOU!!  You and your team made it an absolute pleasure and easy process to work with you!  I would LOVE to be back and a part of your preferred vendors if you’ll have me.  :)  I of course will absolutely keep you in mind for future couples.  The food, the view and the staff were phenomenal!  Mark and the team were a dream to work with, and even helped load my car out at the end of the night.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!  It was an absolutely perfect event! Betsy and Zack are SO happy!

    - Rebecca, event planner

    I wanted to thank you and your fabulous staff again for helping to make our FWWS event an enjoyable one for everyone who attended. Things went smoothly the entire evening and the board members of FWWS were very pleased overall.  Ray’s is without a doubt the BEST place to hold an event!

    Mark is such a rock star, incredibly helpful and willing to jump in to help no matter what the request, be it moving tables to finding colored ribbon for our silent auction table to providing us with a ladder; Scott and Amy were great; the food was a big hit (as usual); service during the evening was top rate.   It was indeed a pleasure working with you and your professional staff!! Salud!

    - Barb & the Board of Family Wineries of Washington State

    My sincere “Thank You” for yet another beautiful evening at Ray’s Boathouse!  The food, drinks and your staff were all superior!  My team and their SO’s had nothing but praise for the fun evening.  This event is fast becoming a favorite and looks to be something we will continue annually.  Thank you for handling all the arrangements!  My evening was seamless and I was able to kick-back and enjoy it as much as the guests!

    - Linda, Amazon

    Thank you so much for all you and your team did for our event.  The tables and room looked absolutely gorgeous. The banquet was a huge success. Scott and the rest of the team was fantastic. Top notch people and service. Thank you so much!

    - Cheryl, Trident Seafoods

    Thank you all again for making our day easy, beautiful and fun.  It was a pleasure working with you all — it just reinforces what a special place Ray’s is to us.

    - Christine & Norm, bride and groom

    You and the staff did a wonderful job off providing for our event on Saturday. The room was perfect, and the food was delicious. Rays never disappoints. I’m so glad we were able to reserve the Northwest Room. It was a healing and joyous send off for Jon.

    - Joan

    It was a wonderful and perfect evening!  Everyone had a great time.  All the food and service was excellent. Thanks again!

    - Colleen, Foss

    We had such an exceptional event in Ray’s Northwest Room on Saturday for Madelyne’s 100th Birthday – thank you for helping to make it so special for us.  And please extend our thanks to Kensee for taking such good care of us.

    - Corliss

    I have received so much great feedback from our folks about Saturday night’s party.  Many people said it was the best, most fun holiday party we’ve had in a long time (some even said ever!).  There were lots of compliments on the venue and the food.  Everything was perfect!

    - Debbi, corporate event

    Thank you for a wonderful banquet! Perfect as always!!! Everything tasted great and the coconut prawns with plum sauce were a giant hit!!! And the staff is always right on top of things! Thanks again!

    - Debi, Boeing

    We can’t thank you enough for the amazing service, availability, easy communication you provided. It was so easy working with you! Once again, a big thank you!

    - Desi, bride

    By the way please pass along HUGE thanks to all of your staff who worked the event last night, our guests had such a good time and you all took such care to make everything run perfectly. We will definitely be sending more events your way. Your staff are top notch and the facility is very well kept.  Kudos to you!!

    - Beth, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    First of all, MANY THANKS from all of us for the wonderful planning and execution of Leslie’s and Daniel’s wedding and reception.  Everyone loved it!!

    - Michelle, mother of the bride

    I can’t think of enough good words that reflect our son’s  rehearsal dinner.  The food was fabulous and the staff was outstanding. I believe it was Mark that was in charge. Great host. Everything was above and beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for good memory’s.

    - Jerry

    Thank you for having everything in place. It was a beautiful evening and the bride and groom had a great time along with everyone else. The weather and views only added to the enjoyment and the staff were terrific. And thank again for all your help. It was a pleasure working with you.

    - Joyce

    Everything was absolutely incredible yesterday! The servers were so amazing, the food outstanding, the venue was perfect. Perfect I tell you! Thank you thank you thank you to all!! Hope to do that again!!

    - Julie

    EVERYTHING was absolutely lovely and delicious!   Everyone was very pleased with the entire venue – the food was superb and the wait staff couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating.  We truly couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful event! Phyllis, much thanks to you and your staff for helping to make the day a success!

    - Karen

    All I can say is WOW!!!!!  The food was absolutely fabulous!!!!  Honestly, the salmon was the best I had ever tasted!  Tell the chef it was incredible!  The tray passed appetizers were perfect!  And your staff took such amazing care of all of us!  I will sing your praises to anyone who will listen!  We enjoyed our time at Ray’s very much.  Hope to work with you again in the future!

    - Kathy

    Thank you Rebecca!  The event was a success and everyone had a great time, THANK YOU!!! The staff were very helpful and gracious…and the food was delicious.  We will defiantly be back.

    - Cindy & Michelle

    I just wanted to express my appreciation for your patience and assistance in putting together this event with me. We loved everything – the food, the service, and even the weather cooperated. If we are ever back in Seattle and in need of planning an event, you can be sure Ray’s will be our first choice!

    - Sandra

    I must take a moment to thank you and express how pleased we were with our event at Ray’s. We received a ton of compliments from our guests on the beautiful venue and the good food. Mark and all of the staff were great, providing amazing service with smiling faces. Thank you for making the planning process as easy and pleasant as possible. We will be speaking very highly of our experience with you at Ray’s for years to come.

    - Sang Mi & Kevin

    The event last night at Ray’s was wonderful. The room looked great, the team working with us was outstanding and the food and view was phenomenal! Ray’s will be on our list of great places for these types of events when needed in the future.

    - Eden, Parker & Lynch

    I have to say that both the food quality and service were even better than I remembered. Thank you for organizing this so nicely. I’m sure we will be back.

    - David. corporate event

    My mom loved her 90th Birthday party! Everything was perfect, from the presentation, food, Ray’s wonderful staff and the weather could not have been better. This is the second event we have had at Ray’s and once again all of the guests were very impressed with everything! Thank you for all your assistance in making my Mom’s Birthday so wonderful, and please pass on extra thanks to Kenzee and her team for being so wonderful!

    - Kathy

    Took a day to recover from all the events! Everything was perfect at Ray’s on Sunday. Thanks again for all your attentiveness, responsiveness and help. Everyone commented on the excellent food and friendly, professional staff!

    - Norm & Joe

    Thank you so much for all of your help in making our wedding so beautiful. It was as perfect as we had hoped for. The weather was spectacular, the food delicious, and the service very attentive. All of our guests remarked on how much they loved Ray’s, and the salmon got particularly great reviews. We look forward to returning there every year for our wedding anniversary.

    - Sarah, Microsoft

    The staff had an amazing time at Ray’s they loved everything, they did not want to leave the place!!!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful party!!! Food great, decorations great, catering staff so great!!! That is why we love to go there!!! It was so nice to meet you, we will be calling for another event in spring. THANK YOU again.

    - Edith

    This was the best dinner ever! All the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Everyone had a great time. Thanks to the chef and the staff for doing such a great job.

    - Margaret

    I am so very happy with the services provided by Ray’s entire staff. The planning was made smooth by the unflappable Andrea. The servers were unseen, quiet and efficient, and anticipated our needs. The food was wonderful both in presentation and taste. And finally, I never felt crowded or rushed although it is a busy season. Thank you for all of this.

    - Wendy

    What a great job you all did last week at Elan. Thank you! The food and service was amazing.

    - Ali, Greystar

    Well, the evening was a smashing success, in no small part due to Paul, Scott and Doug! They (and the great food) were the best! They arrived with plenty of time; set up the house beautifully; were ever present and attentive and, at the same time, almost invisible. They were the best in service, even to the point that Scott took drinks and Hors Oeuvres 200 feet down the hill to the lake dock where some of our guests were relaxing. They left the house in better shape than when they arrived and were gone before we knew it. And, to have your top Chef, Paul, was very special.

    - Mike, homeowner

    Everything was excellent and the staff was great! You made it all very easy. I will be happy to use Ray’s for events in the future.

    - Jim

    Raves from everyone on the food and the service!! Every appetizer was just delicious, and all entrees were fabulous!!!! Your team is delightful and very professional. We enjoyed ourselves beyond our expectations.
    Thanks to all and you are the best,

    - Lynn & Jeff, wedding at Golden Gardens Bathhouse

    The party was a huge success and the catering crew were wonderful. Everything went smoothly and the food is still being raved about. So thanks again.

    - Marilyn

    It was a lovely event. The team was amazing and left the house spotless!

    - Jacinda, Amazon

    Thank you for the great food and service at my wife’s Celebration of Life. I appreciate the fact that everything was handled professionally, and that the food was of the same quality we’ve come to expect from Rays.
    Best Regards,

    - TT
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