Memorable weddings. Exceptional service. Breathtaking views.
Memorable weddings. Exceptional service. Breathtaking views.
Impress your guests with the best private waterfront banquet room in Seattle! Our Northwest Room’s outdoor / indoor capabilities provide separate areas for your ceremony, reception, dinner and dancing all while enjoying a spectacular view of the Puget Sound and Olympic mountains.
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From gorgeous views to our private indoor/outdoor wedding venue, Ray’s sets the scene for an unforgettable wedding experience. Click below to explore our venue virtually!
Thank you so much again for all of your help! All of the food was delicious, the service was fantastic, and the whole thing was beautiful overall! We hugely appreciate you and everyone else at Ray's helping to make it such a lovely and memorable experience!
Hannah and the entire team in the banquet department were amazing. From great communication and coordination prior to the event, to the day of and handling some last-minute changes and requests. They were responsive, supportive, creative, and can do focused. This was a very special event for us and their team really helped make it happen.
Special thanks to the banquet captain, I don't want to get her name wrong here, but she was great and really helped me to stay calm and relaxed during an emotional day for us. I would absolutely do another event there, and may try to come up with one because of how easy this one was.
Thank you again Rays team, for a day my family will remember.
OMG! Everyone was blown away by the setup, the view, and the food! It all came together wonderfully! And we had an amazing sunset. Peter and the bartender were great and very observant to our group’s needs. Our visitors, who were from different parts of the country, felt really taken care of.
My wife and I live really close by and walked away feeling like we need to come to Ray’s more often!
We held our small wedding ceremony and reception at Ray's NW Room. It was the idea venue for us. We wanted a water view and great food. Ray's delivered on all of it. Everything worked out perfectly. It really helped that the weather was great in October. We had people coming up to us saying they wish they had their wedding there or they will have their wedding there when the time comes. That speaks volumes about how amazing the venue, service, and food was. My mom said it's the best wedding she's been to and we just attended my brother's wedding last year lol.
Our event in the Northwest Room to celebrate my husband was absolutely spectacular. Every guest raved about how wonderful the food was. The vegan tempura vegetables were a particular hit, especially with the kids! I really appreciate how you set up the appetizers for vegans, vegetarians, and meat/seafood eaters. One of our guests was gluten-free so I doubly appreciate the menus clearly showing the gluten-free options.
The staff was friendly and efficient. The decor was so tasteful and beautiful. And, while this was out of your control, we couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather. Herons and seals made frequent appearances. The entire ambiance was perfect.
We had SUCH a great time at the rehearsal dinner and the appetizers and dinner/dessert were perfect! Everyone loved it all! Our coordinator helped at every level! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Again, heartfelt gratitude for all your help for such a great celebration for us!
I just wanted to thank Hannah and the Ray's staff for helping us host a wonderful party. The food was great and the service allowed things to flow so smoothly. Friends and family are telling us how much they enjoyed it. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you so much! It was such a beautiful Celebration of Life for my Mom. The room, views, service, and food were all amazing. Many of the guests commented on how everything was just perfect. Thank you for all your help and making this easy to plan. We will all fondly remember this day. Thanks again!
We have held many work events at Ray's and they have all been amazing. There are so many delicious food options and a view to die for! The venue is beautiful. Their coordinator goes above and beyond to communicate through the event date and put your plan into action. All of the staff that we have interacted with are very nice and accommodating. We cannot say enough good things about Ray's and will continue to host events there!
Our event was absolutely perfect. The food was excellent, the room was set up perfectly, and it was as if you had ordered the sunset to compliment the event. All the guests enjoyed themselves and the dinner was something that my mom would have approved of if she had been with us.
You gave us a wonderful backdrop for the celebration of life, and we are so thankful for it. My parents used to come to your restaurant for dinner before they went dancing, so it holds special memories for them. Thank you again for the excellent service and food.
Ray's was the only venue we even considered for our wedding. I knew that there were no other venues quite like it and our families have special memories at the restaurant. From the very beginning, working with Hannah was so easy. Ray's knows how to throw a party and they have so much included in their wedding package. Hannah was so patient with us, always quickly responding to emails and answering our many questions even though I know it was a super busy time for them. They were flexible with us even when we had to change our wedding day. We loved having the indoor/outdoor space with that cool ocean breeze and can't even emphasize how breathtaking the view is. All of our guests were blown away by how beautiful the setting was. It feels quintessentially PNW which is just what we wanted. On the wedding day every detail was flawless. Hannah worked with my coordinator to make sure everything was just how we wanted. All the staff were professional and kind and the food was INCREDIBLE. We loved the salmon and the beef and feel like the price for a plated dinner was very reasonable considering the large portions and great quality food. So often wedding food feels like mass produced cafeteria food, but this felt like we were eating at a 5 star restaurant and our guests were thrilled. The bartender was also wonderful, making tasty cocktails and we appreciated their beer and wine selection. Ray's was also very thoughtful about COVID and had protocols in place that made us feel safe and comfortable. Overall, if you're looking for a beautiful setting, professional staff that really know what they're doing, an amazing indoor/outdoor set up, and a low stress venue, this is for you.
Hannah and Jenna were great about planning this dinner. It was a little hard as I was the planner but was not paying, so I had to run everything up the flag pole.
We arrived and Jenna greeted us as we arrived. There was a mix of locals and others who came from all over the country.
Cherise (sp?) and Doug were our bartenders and servers and they bent over backward to make our evening memorable.
Kudos to Elizabeth who was our chef for the evening, EVERYTHING was delicious.
A huge shout out to the pastry chef because the desserts were incredible.
I can not thank you enough, everyone has been still raving about the evening and are hoping to make it during our convention in July.
We are so glad we were able to host our wedding reception at Ray's! From the moment we reached out to the event day itself, everyone on their event team had great communication with us and was so accommodating. They remained open for us to tour the venue on the snowiest day of the year and helped us get our early guests out of the pouring rain on the day of our reception. All our questions were answered in a timely manner and they are able to provide recommendations if you need an outside vendor for anything. All our guests loved the food and commented on how amazing the staff working the event was - they were all so kind and attentive! I will definitely recommend Ray's to anyone looking to host any kind of gathering or event.
We wanted our wedding to be a joyful party with great food, epic views, and as little stress as possible. We looked at lots of places and chose Ray’s because we were impressed by the authenticity and genuinely-invested people we would work with: people we could trust to help us produce The Best Party We Have Ever Thrown for The Most Important Reason.—our Wedding! We found this trust in Ray’s staff as a whole, and especially with our point person Jenna Hinton. From the beginning, we felt not only welcomed, but warmly celebrated by Jenna. Her response was consistently “yes!” or “let me see how we can make that work” for everything we suggested. She was open and invested in accommodating everything from innovations in the timing of the day to ways we could creatively extend our budget. There are not many who can make everything flow as seamlessly as Jenna did (from the pre-planning to the Day Of) all while putting EVERYONE at ease....and doing it with a genuine smile. Her responsiveness and thoughtfulness came from a place of real commitment to producing the event that WE had envisioned. It felt like Jenna was on our side, advocating for us and looking out for us. She was proactive and solution-oriented; even when we thought the answer to our latest idea would be, “I’m sorry....” it never was: Jenna always found a way to make it happen. She is all about “YES,” and she was a pivotal part of making our “I DO’s” as joyful, FUN, and remarkable as we had envisioned. Working with Ray’s staff, and Jenna in particular, was filled with optimism, seamlessness, and ease. Not to mention food that surpassed our expectations and flawless service that set a very high bar. We whole-heartedly recommend Ray’s from the bottom of our hearts.
My wife and I had a lovely outdoor wedding at Ray's at the end of October. The weather cooperated, and we were married with a view of the sun setting behind the Olympic Mountains on the Puget Sound in front of our 55 guests. Getting the timing correct was made easy by our dedicated wedding planner at Ray's, Hayden. He ensured that everything went off without a hitch. The ceremony rehearsal, ceremony, decor, food, bar, and service were all superb.
We threw our 50th Wedding Anniversary Party at Ray’s Boathouse in a city 1,100 miles from home. We had been to Ray’s only once, but the food and gorgeous setting had impressed us. We planned the event solely by phone and email, and Ray’s catering staff made it easy. I especially appreciated the sample menu that was provided as a guide. Everything was perfect: the table setup, including flowers; the hors d’oeuvres, meal, dessert; the privacy we had in our own space for speeches and children to roam. Our captain Zarina anticipated our needs and the service was smooth. Thank you for having easels, podium, microphone, Spotify for our own music. We loved spoiling our guests and they raved about the party. Just be prepared to extend the party, since your guests will be so happy they won’t want to leave!
We have rave reviews for Ray’s as a wedding reception location. Hayden was a pleasure to work with from start to finish, he was consistently quickly responsive to all our questions and made the whole process smooth. The food and execution of the event were excellent. I felt that we got exceptional value for our priorities which were food and beverage and a stunning location.
Our wedding at Ray’s was great. We worked with Hayden Malan. He was awesome! It was like having a wedding planner. He offered suggestions when we needed them and was able to work with us on getting the things we knew we wanted. He was also great at helping organize the rehearsal and making sure everyone new the flow of things and where they needed to be. The food was great! We had the coconut encrusted chicken and the sable fish. We were able to have yard games (corn hole and large Jenga) on the dock. The dancing was also awesome. We had one of our friends play music from their computer.
Thank you for all your work to make our rehearsal dinner so perfect! Hayden and the team were so easy to work with, and made planning simply and worry-free. They went out of their way to make sure that everything was planned and all guests with allergies were taken care of. Communication was clear and gave us great peace of mind. The event itself was perfect-- the food was delicious and we got many compliments on it. The bartenders were speedy and diligent, which meant the bar line never got too long. All the staff were great and everyone had a wonderful time.
Thank you so much for making this event so easy. Jenna was wonderful to work with in pulling this event together and I so appreciate her kindness with all my crazy questions and last minute requests. She did all the heavy lifting and deserves all the credit. The buffet outside was a perfect set-up with everything else. We luckily got a beautiful day, in the end. And, I'm SO glad we went with 4 wraps on the poles. Those hours spent in color consultation were worth it ;) They looked so good!! It was amazing. Everyone loved the venue, but I really heard about all the delicious FOOD! Please give my thanks to the chefs and kitchen staff!! What a great evening and celebration. It was also amazingly executed. Please give my thanks to all your staff! Douglas was especially a stand-out for being so available and efficient.
We LOVE Ray's. In the 20 years of our living in Seattle, from the first celebration (birthday, anniversary, out of town guests), Ray's was always our special go to place! We couldn't have been happier to come full circle in this big life event celebration by having it there.
Thanks again so much!! – Laura R., Ph.D.
Ray’s Boathouse elevates local, sustainable seafood with global flavors and Northwest inspiration nightly.
Classic seafood dishes with seasonal preparations in our upstairs Café overlooking Puget Sound.