Here’s what people are saying

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/desert 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!

Thanks again,


“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. Thank you so much!” – Marta


“Jimmy and Miriam’s wedding was FABULOUS! The food was some of the best I’ve had- Caesar salad, quinoa salad, rolls, flank steak, salmon, mashed potatoes, grilled veggies. Delicious. A very lovely evening.”


Thank you to you and your team so much for doing such a wonderful job on Friday. Every single detail was superb, and the service was truly incredible. We felt very taken care of, and would be very happy to come back for future events. Cheers!

-Gabi C.

Just a note of thanks for the amazing event we had last night. Everything went so smoothly, Doug was great to work with, and the food was so delicious. What a great staff you have and the Northwest Room was beautiful! We all had a wonderful time.

With gratitude,

-Kathy W.

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.

“The team at Ray’s made our wedding even better than we could have imagined. We worked with Paula and she was so easy to communicate with. She always responded to our emails incredibly quickly and did everything she could to accommodate our requests (including dietary restrictions!). On the day-of, I wasn’t worried about anything because I knew Paula and her team were on top of it. The venue is gorgeous, the food was amazing, and the space was perfect for our 50 person wedding. I would recommend Ray’s to anyone.”


“The team at Ray’s is OUTSTANDING. We chose the venue because it’s where my now husband and I had our first date – and also because the pricing couldn’t be beat for what we wanted. Ray’s provided a no-fuss experience for us. They took care of everything – from flowers and the gorgeous view, first-class food and drink, to attentive and fun servers, plus a straight-shooting day-of coordinator. Ray’s went above and beyond! Arranging the venue was easy and straightforward. The open house at the beginning of the season allowed us to try a number of different dishes, meet different vendors, and ask questions — while not having someone hovering over our shoulders so that we could be honest about what we liked and didn’t.

Amanda, our contact and day-of coordinator, was incredibly responsive and happy to answer our questions along the way. She was also very patient during our walk-through and kept everything organized so that we knew what to expect. The day of the wedding Amanda and Kenzee, the server lead/banquet captain, were SO great. My whole family arrived before our scheduled time to set up. The entire team was super accommodating and worked around the hoard of people. My dad even made an observation about some bird excrement on the deck, not thinking anything of it, but Kenzee was out there a minute later getting it cleaned up. Talk about service – what a champ! Everything came together for an unforgettable day. People talked about how superb the food was, commented on the great service, and loved the view and setting. Couldn’t be happier with our choice. Thanks, Amanda, Kenzee and team at Ray’s – you rock!”


“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.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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!”


“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!”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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!”


“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!”


“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!”


“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!!”


“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.”


“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.”


“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!!”


“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!”


“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!”


“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!”


“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 Kenzee for taking such good care of us.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“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!”


“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!”


“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!”


“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!”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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!”


“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!”


“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!”


“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.”


“We were overwhelmingly happy with our experience at Ray’s. They made everything so easy– all we had to decide was the menu & napkin colors. Our coordinator helped us set a great timeline and made sure everything went off without a hitch. She truly went above and beyond. The rest of the staff was also amazing and assured a successful event. We attended their open house in the spring and had not yet selected most of our vendors. We ended up hiring their house florist (Bond in Bloom), photographer (Starr Photography), and band (Ambiance Jazz Ensemble)– which was awesome because they all knew the venue so well. Truly a perfect evening and would not hesitate to recommend hosting a wedding here to anyone.”


“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!!”


Boathouse Summer Happy Hour!

Join us nightly at Ray’s first floor Boathouse for Summer Happy Hour! Monday-Friday 5-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 4:30-6pm. We have the best selection of delicious, fresh Northwest seafood, cocktails, wine and beer. Happy Hour Food Ray’s Clam Chowder house smoked bacon, red potato Spinach Strawberry Salad arugula, toasted pecans, feta, balsamic poppy seed dressing, shallots Crispy Fried Calamari mini sweet peppers, green …


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.


Simply choose either Ray’s Boathouse or Ray’s Cafe in the first drop down, then find your table.


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