Wedding Inspiration from Ray’s Spring Open House

Ray’s Catering takes great care of its wedding couples, providing excellent service and the resources they need to plan their perfect, unique wedding!

To ease the process, we host an open house and create a one-stop opportunity for them to plan. This year our Spring Wedding Open House took place on Sunday, March 10 and featured Ray’s Catering’s spring and summer menus, cocktails, gorgeous decor inspiration, and our preferred vendors for floral, DJ, photography, hair and makeup and more!

This fun event is just one of the many perks that our wedding clients receive and it’s the perfect way to get all of their details finalized.

Check out the gorgeous photos from our event below and contact our catering team by calling 206.789.6309 or emailing rayscatering@rays.com to book your wedding at Ray’s today!

Our featured vendors at the 2019 Spring Open House included:

Photos by Emma Lee Photography

Take a Peek at Ray’s Award-Winning Catering Team

Ray’s Catering hosts Seattle’s best private events, from weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and life celebrations to fundraisers, networking events, luncheons and business meetings. In 2018 we also took home the award for Best Rehearsal Dinner in Seattle Bride!

The Ray’s Catering team works hard behind the scenes to make these events come to life, from planning all of the details to cooking delicious menus! In particular our Catering Sous Chef Gustavo Guerra is a vital part of the team. He creates Ray’s seasonal catering menus and prepares the dishes with help from his talented team. His knowledge of cooking and food and his eye for what pleases a crowd makes him excellent at his job!

If you are planning an event contact our Director of Catering Amanda Viereck and host it with Ray’s either here in Ballard or at a venue of your choice!

We offer private events at our Northwest Room located next to Ray’s Boathouse, with a private deck overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, indoor/outdoor spaces, custom menus and much more! Contact us to select your date then plan your menu, beverages and more while our team coordinates the details.

Call 206.789.6309 or email rayscatering@rays.com today! Learn more about our Catering team here.

Take a look at our Northwest Room and Chef Gustavo’s newest menu items:

 

 

Ray’s turns 45: Thank You to Our Guests & Team!

Ray’s turns 45 on Saturday, June 23rd and we want to first and foremost thank our incredible, loyal guests for getting us here. Without you this would not be possible. To our team, thank you for being our family.

Thank you Ballard. We’ve worked with your grandparents, parents and children. You’ve been our team, our clients, our purveyors and our partners. And thank you to our guests from all over the world who visit Ray’s as an iconic Pacific Northwest restaurant!

We look forward to continuing to serve you for the next 45 years and beyond! Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for specials, gorgeous sunsets and all the fresh seafood your eyes can possibly handle.

Make your reservations for the Café at 206.782.0094 or online; or in the Boathouse at 206.789.3770 or online to celebrate with us all summer long!

Bring Ray’s Catering to your home!

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Bring Ray’s into your home this fall to cater Dinner Parties, Galas, School Fundraising Dinners, Cocktail Parties and special gatherings!

Our talented catering team brings you Ray’s signature service, fresh local seafood, wine from our award-winning lists, cocktails and more.

We create custom menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner events, or keep it simple with bites and bubbly. Contact our Director of Catering, Amanda and her team, to book your party today and start planning your fall events!

Email catering@rays.com or call 206.789.6309.

Enter #RaysSunset Photo Contest July 14-28!

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Photo by Heather Simmonsen

Sunsets at Ray’s overlooking Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains offer some of the most gorgeous and inspiring scenery in Seattle, and our guests are excellent at capturing it nightly!

From July 14-28 enter your sunset photo taken from Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, private dining room or dock to be entered to win the grand prize:

  • Custom chef’s dinner for 4 at Ray’s Boathouse, designed by Executive Chef Paul Duncan, overlooking Shilshole Bay.
  • Exciting wine pairings from the Boathouse library curated by Boathouse Wine Director Chip Croteau.
  • Prize package of Ray’s gifts with blankets, sunglasses, hats and more!

ENTER TO WIN!
1. Take a sunset photo while at Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, Northwest Room or dock from July 14-28, 2016.
2. Post photo to your personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #RaysSunset (make sure your post is public so we can see it!).
3. Photo with the most “likes” or re-Tweets by 11:59 p.m. July 28, 2016 will win!

Contest Fine Print

  • Entries must use #RaysSunset to be considered valid submissions.
  • Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse & Catering has the right to publish all photos submitted in the contest in print or online, without prior consent from owner. Ray’s will include photo credit to owner.
  • Winner will be selected based on most “likes” or re-Tweets on social media.
  • Guests can submit up to 5 photos within the two-week period on each social media channel. Profile or post must be public.
  • Start date: July 14th 2016 at 12:01 a.m. PST; entries made prior to this will not be valid.
  • End date: All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on July 28th, 2016 in order to be considered.
  • Photos must be taken at Ray’s from July 14-28, 2016 to be considered valid.
  • Winner must claim prize within 48 hours of being contacted by Ray’s via the social media account they used to enter, or we will choose the second place winner.
  • Enter to win anywhere in the country or world.
  • Employees of Ray Boathouse, Inc. and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
  • Ray’s reserves the right to re post pictures and entries on our social media outlets and website.
  • By claiming a prize, the winners consent to Ray’s use of their names and image/likeness including photography and video in future Ray’s marketing and advertising without compensation or further approval. Further, by accepting a prize, the winner agrees not to assert any claims and to release Ray’s, from any and all liabilities, injuries or damages sustained in connection with the award or use of the prize.
  • Winners are solely responsible for reporting winnings and paying all applicable taxes.
  • The odds of winning will be one out of the total number of eligible responses submitted.
  • Legibility: all submissions must be legible by Ray’s staff.
  • Grand Prize:
    • Custom chef’s dinner for 4 at Ray’s Boathouse designed by Executive Chef Paul Duncan, overlooking Shilshole Bay.
    • Exciting wine pairings from the Boathouse library curated by Boathouse Wine Director Chip Croteau.
    • Prize package of Ray’s gifts with blankets, sunglasses, hats and more!
    • Package is Redeemable on a mutually agreeable date between guest and Ray’s Boathouse. Not valid on holidays.

Contest General Conditions

  • Void where prohibited / restricted by law.
  • All federal, state and local laws apply.
  • Paying and reporting taxes (if any) are the winner’s sole responsibility.
  • Prizes may not be substituted, transferred, redeemed or exchanged for cash, except at the sole discretion of Ray’s.
  • Ray’s is not responsible for illegible, damaged, lost, late or misdirected entries.
  • All submissions become property of Ray’s.
  • Ray’s reserves the right to refuse all prizes to any client who in their sole determination abuses their right to participate or violates the rules.
  • Should the winning submission be determined to be untrue or false in any way, the winner must be responsible for any and all real costs associated with grand prize or another winner may be picked at the discretion of Ray’s management.

These are the official contest rules of #RaysSunset Contest. These rules may be subject to change without notice.