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.
Capture once in a lifetime photos!
*based on availability
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.
We had an amazing time planning our wedding at Ray's. Amanda was so accommodating during our 18 month planning period, exchanging well over 100 emails with myself, my fiancé, and our vendors. Ray's offers every amenity imaginable either without cost or at a very reasonable rate. They also contract with local companies to bring in anything you need (tents, linens, chairs, etc.) if you're looking to enhance the space. We had the chance to attend their Open House twice (due to our lengthy engagement), which was a great opportunity to spend time at the venue to really get a sense of the look/feel of the space and how we wanted everything to be on the day-of. Would highly recommend this venue every day of the year!
My wife and I held our wedding at Ray's, in the Northwest Room. Our wedding coordinator was Hayden Malan, and we simply could not be happier with how the wedding turned out, and with Hayden's professionalism during the planning and execution phases.
Hayden is easy-going and inspires confidence. He rolled with every change that we made to the menu and elsewhere in the lead-up to the wedding, and was particularly attentive to the needs of my mother, who is ill and requires a lot of special arrangements including food, transportation, etc. My mom was very comfortable at the ceremony, and was treated with respect by all of the staff throughout the evening.
We received compliments all night from guests appreciating everything about the venue from the food, to the space, to the attitude of the staff and their flexibility under changing circumstances. Our wedding ceremony was originally planned to be held outside on the uncovered portion of the dock next to the Northwest Room. Due to inclement weather, we needed to move the ceremony inside, under the permanently-tented area. This was a day-of decision, and was handled seamlessly by Hayden and his team. At every turn, they gave us the impression that they had done this before, that everything would be fine, and that our ceremony would be beautiful, and they were right!
The food was excellent, and received many compliments from our guests as well. We served dinner buffet-style, with the main entrees being king salmon sides, prime rib, and a vegetable lasagna. All were excellent, including the sides (mashed potatoes, salad). We were still eating and enjoying the leftovers days later. Hayden was very accommodating with the menu, we ordered the king salmon sides as the main entree and added the prime rib and lasagna as add-ons for an additional fee. We also ordered our cake (plus supplemental desserts) through Ray's, and it was excellent, and much cheaper than it would have been ordering a cake from another vendor.
Ray's provides centerpiece flowers for the tables which is included in the event fee. We bought some bulk flowers from a flower shop and augmented them with some flowers matching our wedding color which turned out looking great.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. Our wedding at Ray's was fantastic, didn't cost an arm and a leg, and impressed our guests. We are extremely pleased with our experience, and have already recommended Ray's to our friends as an event/wedding venue. Thanks Hayden!!
Brad & Carolina
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.
* indicates required