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Blue Ribbon Weddings

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

2501 Fairview Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98102 US (map)

PHONE

206-328-2442

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ABOUT US

Blue Ribbon Weddings hosts exquisite celebrations at five venues throughout the Puget Sound area. A leader in the Seattle food scene, Blue Ribbon offers all-inclusive wedding packages... Read more
Blue Ribbon Weddings hosts exquisite celebrations at five venues throughout the Puget Sound area. A leader in the Seattle food scene, Blue Ribbon offers all-inclusive wedding packages coupled with outstanding catering from the Blue Ribbon Cooking School to create a spectacular and seamless experience.

Facilities and Capacity

Blue Ribbon offers five unique venues and is the preferred caterer at a sixth. A few of the venues include:

- Blue Ribbon Culinary Center: Located over the water on the east shore of Lake Union, Blue Ribbon Culinary Center offers a truly romantic setting for your wedding. The venue features a bridal room, large wrap-around windows overlooking stunning views of Lake Union and Seattle, and room for up to 200 guests.
- Sanders Estate: Set on 38 acres with a private lake, gardens, and orchards, this 100-year-old craftsman style mansion is a romantic wedding venue just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. The estate offers bride and groom rooms, and can accommodate 350 guests or more.

Couples can also choose from additional venues, such as The Landing, College Club of Seattle, Velocity, and Salsa Con Todo.

Services

An in-house wedding planner assists couples throughout the entire process to make their celebration memorable and stress-free. The team tailors events to suit any personality, taste, and style. The all-inclusive wedding packages includes:

-Wedding planning services
-Customized menu with a private tasting
-Tables, chairs, dishware, glassware, and linens
-Blue Ribbon’s signature non-alcoholic beverages
-Ceremony and reception floral designs
-Special event décor and lighting
-Custom wedding cake
-Ceremony set-up and break-down
-Audiovisual system


Cuisine

Blue Ribbon Cooking School, a pioneer in the Seattle food scene since 1995, is known for its bountiful family style catering. Specializing in elegant catered events, Blue Ribbon Weddings guarantees exceptional dishes served with professionalism to create an experience of a lifetime.

Other Services

All venues offer free parking and are handicap accessible. Ribbon Weddings is also happy to host all of your wedding-related events such as your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner.

Location

Blue Ribbon Weddings has venues throughout the Puget Sound area. The Culinary Center is located along Lake Union and northwest of Volunteer Park. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Casey
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
If I ever throw another huge party, I will be using Blue Ribbon again! Choosing them as our catering and event service was THE BEST decision we made for our wedding.

Cassie Flynn was AMAZING to work with. She was super attentive and was able to collaborate really well with me and my husband. I told her what we wanted - good food, amazing cocktails, and a fun party atmosphere with a modern vibe - and she coordinated the Blue Ribbon staff to make it happen. We also had some special setup instructions and Cassie made sure they happened. Everything was superbly executed.

Everyone at the wedding kept talking about how good and tasty the food was. We had two pre-wedding tasting because we changed a few things. Both times the tastings were as good as any fine dining establishment we've had the opportunity to dine at. They also fully customized our menu to what we wanted. We were afraid that the quality would degrade given the massive number of people at the event, but it tasted just as good as any of our tastings.

We wanted it to look modern and sleek and that's exactly what we got. We didn't want the traditional foofy, overdone centerpieces but that's all most florists seem to do. Blue Ribbon was able to give us the exact arrangement we wanted with seasonal flowers that matched our wedding colors. The bridal bouquet was stunning. Everyone thought it looked incredible. The table settings wer great as well. Their choices from their standard line were elegant and classic without being dated. They totally matched our modern feel we were going for.

The next time I have a big party to throw, Blue Ribbon will be the first company that I call!
If I ever throw another huge party, I will be using Blue Ribbon again! Choosing them as our catering and event service was Read more...
If I ever throw another huge party, I will be using Blue Ribbon again! Choosing them as our catering and event service was THE BEST decision we made for our wedding.

Cassie Flynn was AMAZING to work with. She was super attentive and was able to collaborate really well with me and my husband. I told her what we wanted - good food, amazing cocktails, and a fun party atmosphere with a modern vibe - and she coordinated the Blue Ribbon staff to make it happen. We also had some special setup instructions and Cassie made sure they happened. Everything was superbly executed.

Everyone at the wedding kept talking about how good and tasty the food was. We had two pre-wedding tasting because we changed a few things. Both times the tastings were as good as any fine dining establishment we've had the opportunity to dine at. They also fully customized our menu to what we wanted. We were afraid that the quality would degrade given the massive number of people at the event, but it tasted just as good as any of our tastings.

We wanted it to look modern and sleek and that's exactly what we got. We didn't want the traditional foofy, overdone centerpieces but that's all most florists seem to do. Blue Ribbon was able to give us the exact arrangement we wanted with seasonal flowers that matched our wedding colors. The bridal bouquet was stunning. Everyone thought it looked incredible. The table settings wer great as well. Their choices from their standard line were elegant and classic without being dated. They totally matched our modern feel we were going for.

The next time I have a big party to throw, Blue Ribbon will be the first company that I call! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
I knew I wanted to work with Blue Ribbon for my wedding immediately after getting engaged, and even made that a factor in picking a venue that would allow us to work with them, and I'm so glad I did! The minute my now-husband and I left our reception, we said to each other "Wow, Blue Ribbon is good."

We were given Jill as our planner, and besides being incredibly kind (and patient), she was incredibly detailed, thoughtful, and full of great ideas, suggestions and recommendations for every detail of our wedding ceremony and reception.

Blue Ribbon takes care of rental items, set-up, coordinating, planning, cake (and mini pies, in our case), flowers, food, bar, and more. The fact that we only had one person to have to communicate with, who knew all the details of our entire day, vs a ton of different vendors, made it SO EASY and eased our stress a million times over.

The food was AWESOME. Our tasting was fun and filling, too. I just wish we'd had more leftovers to bring home :)

The bartenders were friendly and took excellent care of my guests.

The table settings and decor were so beautiful! I just wish I could have spent more time admiring them :)

I want to mention one more time how amazing Jill was. She helped keep us calm, took care of every little thing during the day of the wedding, helped whip our bridal party into shape during the rehearsal and the day-of, and was an incredible go-to for any random questions we had during the planning process.

A quote from one of our guests: "I just wanted to tell you that your wedding was AWESOME! The venue was gorgeous, your table centerpieces are my favorite I've ever seen, the ceremony was perfect - great representation of you two, yummy food, drinks, adorable favors, I could go on and on. :) "

Couldn't have done it without Jill and Blue Ribbon! We really can't recommend them enough to anyone planning a wedding!
I knew I wanted to work with Blue Ribbon for my wedding immediately after getting engaged, and even made that a factor in Read more...
I knew I wanted to work with Blue Ribbon for my wedding immediately after getting engaged, and even made that a factor in picking a venue that would allow us to work with them, and I'm so glad I did! The minute my now-husband and I left our reception, we said to each other "Wow, Blue Ribbon is good."

We were given Jill as our planner, and besides being incredibly kind (and patient), she was incredibly detailed, thoughtful, and full of great ideas, suggestions and recommendations for every detail of our wedding ceremony and reception.

Blue Ribbon takes care of rental items, set-up, coordinating, planning, cake (and mini pies, in our case), flowers, food, bar, and more. The fact that we only had one person to have to communicate with, who knew all the details of our entire day, vs a ton of different vendors, made it SO EASY and eased our stress a million times over.

The food was AWESOME. Our tasting was fun and filling, too. I just wish we'd had more leftovers to bring home :)

The bartenders were friendly and took excellent care of my guests.

The table settings and decor were so beautiful! I just wish I could have spent more time admiring them :)

I want to mention one more time how amazing Jill was. She helped keep us calm, took care of every little thing during the day of the wedding, helped whip our bridal party into shape during the rehearsal and the day-of, and was an incredible go-to for any random questions we had during the planning process.

A quote from one of our guests: "I just wanted to tell you that your wedding was AWESOME! The venue was gorgeous, your table centerpieces are my favorite I've ever seen, the ceremony was perfect - great representation of you two, yummy food, drinks, adorable favors, I could go on and on. :) "

Couldn't have done it without Jill and Blue Ribbon! We really can't recommend them enough to anyone planning a wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Leah
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I recently got married and worked with Blue Ribbon for catering, wedding planning service as well as their Blue Ribbon Cooking Culinary Center building for reception venue.

One of the reason we liked blue ribbon so much was how flexible they were and how easy to work with them. They were so into making our visions into real wedding. We wanted to have Korean and Southern BBQ theme for our food and they were only caterer who were willing to make those happen.

Overall food was great. Many guests complimented about foods and how our food was something special with our characters other than just mediocre wedding meals. My only small complaint to food was that they used slightly different noodle for one of the Korean noodle dish. They were supposed to use sweet potato noodle and they did use right one for tasting but they use rice vermicelli noodles for the wedding. Many ppl couldn't tell the difference but all Korean guests could tell the difference :) But they still pulled amazing meals off for everyone so I am happy.

Their flowers and decorations were great too. We also brought lots of extra stuffs such as table assignments chalkboards, menu chalkboards, our own table sign etc. They put together all those decorations nicely with their stuffs.

Of all these services, One of the best service blue ribbon offered was definitely their wedding planning service. Cassie was our planner. she helped with decorations, flowers, overall timeline as well as the day of wedding. She was always detail oriented, answer all my millions of small questions. While we were holding reception at blue ribbon, We had Outdoor wedding. I was so relieved that we had her to take care everything (out door decorations/set up/take down) on day of our wedding so we don't have to worry anything. While she was dealing with decorations/chair setup/DJ set up and guest arrivals, we had lots of fun with photographers and bridal party for fun photo portraits.

Cassie kept telling me on my weddi
I recently got married and worked with Blue Ribbon for catering, wedding planning service as well as their Blue Ribbon Read more...
I recently got married and worked with Blue Ribbon for catering, wedding planning service as well as their Blue Ribbon Cooking Culinary Center building for reception venue.

One of the reason we liked blue ribbon so much was how flexible they were and how easy to work with them. They were so into making our visions into real wedding. We wanted to have Korean and Southern BBQ theme for our food and they were only caterer who were willing to make those happen.

Overall food was great. Many guests complimented about foods and how our food was something special with our characters other than just mediocre wedding meals. My only small complaint to food was that they used slightly different noodle for one of the Korean noodle dish. They were supposed to use sweet potato noodle and they did use right one for tasting but they use rice vermicelli noodles for the wedding. Many ppl couldn't tell the difference but all Korean guests could tell the difference :) But they still pulled amazing meals off for everyone so I am happy.

Their flowers and decorations were great too. We also brought lots of extra stuffs such as table assignments chalkboards, menu chalkboards, our own table sign etc. They put together all those decorations nicely with their stuffs.

Of all these services, One of the best service blue ribbon offered was definitely their wedding planning service. Cassie was our planner. she helped with decorations, flowers, overall timeline as well as the day of wedding. She was always detail oriented, answer all my millions of small questions. While we were holding reception at blue ribbon, We had Outdoor wedding. I was so relieved that we had her to take care everything (out door decorations/set up/take down) on day of our wedding so we don't have to worry anything. While she was dealing with decorations/chair setup/DJ set up and guest arrivals, we had lots of fun with photographers and bridal party for fun photo portraits.

Cassie kept telling me on my weddi Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Melissa was the greatest! Helping us along the way and making sure our day was absolutely perfect. I so appreciate all that she did to support us and the time and energy she put into the day. We got married at a private residence on Vashon Island which is never easy to navigate and she was fantastic! I did not worry about one thing while planning or on the day because I had complete trust in her - she made our day!!! Thank you!
Melissa was the greatest! Helping us along the way and making sure our day was absolutely perfect. I so appreciate all Read more...
Melissa was the greatest! Helping us along the way and making sure our day was absolutely perfect. I so appreciate all that she did to support us and the time and energy she put into the day. We got married at a private residence on Vashon Island which is never easy to navigate and she was fantastic! I did not worry about one thing while planning or on the day because I had complete trust in her - she made our day!!! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers
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kelliraepalmer
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Blue Ribbon to cater our wedding at Within Sodo and let me just say, they made my whole wedding planning process very seamless. Jill was our wedding coordinator and we just loved her upbeat personality and willingness to do anything for us. Our wedding came perfectly together and Jill had the venue decorated just as we envisioned. Now, on to the food...it completely exceeded our expectations. I have to admit that during our tasting we weren't overly thrilled about the food, but at the wedding, it was AMAZING. We had so many compliments about the food from our guests all night, and in fact, we are still hearing how good it was 2 weeks later! One of our guests said it was the best food she has ever had at a wedding! THANK YOU Blue Ribbon and Jill for being so awesome to work with and making our wedding planning process so easy!
We used Blue Ribbon to cater our wedding at Within Sodo and let me just say, they made my whole wedding planning process Read more...
We used Blue Ribbon to cater our wedding at Within Sodo and let me just say, they made my whole wedding planning process very seamless. Jill was our wedding coordinator and we just loved her upbeat personality and willingness to do anything for us. Our wedding came perfectly together and Jill had the venue decorated just as we envisioned. Now, on to the food...it completely exceeded our expectations. I have to admit that during our tasting we weren't overly thrilled about the food, but at the wedding, it was AMAZING. We had so many compliments about the food from our guests all night, and in fact, we are still hearing how good it was 2 weeks later! One of our guests said it was the best food she has ever had at a wedding! THANK YOU Blue Ribbon and Jill for being so awesome to work with and making our wedding planning process so easy! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Dana
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
When I learned that a personal planner was included with the services of this catering venue, I knew it was the right choice! I mean, who honestly knows all the things they will need to decide about their wedding, let alone has strong opinions on those things? An expert who sees you through the experience is irreplaceable.

The food was delicious (the salmon in dijon white wine reduction is unforgettably moist and delectable), and the venue was beautifully appointed. We had personal touches and colors, of course, and they were perfectly incorporated. The flowers were so beautiful it was honestly the first time in my life I was sad that flowers don't live forever.

I'm so glad I chose Blue Ribbon for my wedding, which guests variously described as the party of the year or the party of the decade!
When I learned that a personal planner was included with the services of this catering venue, I knew it was the right Read more...
When I learned that a personal planner was included with the services of this catering venue, I knew it was the right choice! I mean, who honestly knows all the things they will need to decide about their wedding, let alone has strong opinions on those things? An expert who sees you through the experience is irreplaceable.

The food was delicious (the salmon in dijon white wine reduction is unforgettably moist and delectable), and the venue was beautifully appointed. We had personal touches and colors, of course, and they were perfectly incorporated. The flowers were so beautiful it was honestly the first time in my life I was sad that flowers don't live forever.

I'm so glad I chose Blue Ribbon for my wedding, which guests variously described as the party of the year or the party of the decade! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Elise
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
They are not only able to work with all of our needs and last minute details, but they always treated us with a professional attitude and kindness.
They are not only able to work with all of our needs and last minute details, but they always treated us with a Read more...
They are not only able to work with all of our needs and last minute details, but they always treated us with a professional attitude and kindness. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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dayna
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Blue Ribbon! Choosing an all inclusive venue was the best decision! My planner, Casey, that they provided was amazing! She was so great to work with and responded promptly to all of my inquiries. It was so fun meeting with her and choosing all of the decorations, flowers, etc.. You get such a value for your money when you go with Blue Ribbon. They have a few different venues to choose from, all of which are perfect. And their food is AMAZING! We got so many compliments. People are saying it's the best food at a wedding they have ever tasted. It was such a stress free experience. I was a little worried the week leading up to the wedding simply because I wasn't feeling any stress! Casey took care of all the details the day of the wedding. All we and our families had to do was show up and enjoy the day. If you are looking for a fun wedding planning experience with a dream wedding at the end, this is DEFINITELY the way to go!!
I cannot say enough about Blue Ribbon! Choosing an all inclusive venue was the best decision! My planner, Casey, that they Read more...
I cannot say enough about Blue Ribbon! Choosing an all inclusive venue was the best decision! My planner, Casey, that they provided was amazing! She was so great to work with and responded promptly to all of my inquiries. It was so fun meeting with her and choosing all of the decorations, flowers, etc.. You get such a value for your money when you go with Blue Ribbon. They have a few different venues to choose from, all of which are perfect. And their food is AMAZING! We got so many compliments. People are saying it's the best food at a wedding they have ever tasted. It was such a stress free experience. I was a little worried the week leading up to the wedding simply because I wasn't feeling any stress! Casey took care of all the details the day of the wedding. All we and our families had to do was show up and enjoy the day. If you are looking for a fun wedding planning experience with a dream wedding at the end, this is DEFINITELY the way to go!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The food, from what I hear, was amazing! When we had our tasting, we had serious doubt as to the quality and skill of Blue Ribbon. The chefs, however, took each of our suggestions and requests and perfected the dishes! One of our guests is a sous chef at Canlis and he even commented that the steak was cooked perfectly! I only wish I had more of an appetite!
The food, from what I hear, was amazing! When we had our tasting, we had serious doubt as to the quality and skill of Blue Read more...
The food, from what I hear, was amazing! When we had our tasting, we had serious doubt as to the quality and skill of Blue Ribbon. The chefs, however, took each of our suggestions and requests and perfected the dishes! One of our guests is a sous chef at Canlis and he even commented that the steak was cooked perfectly! I only wish I had more of an appetite! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Blue Ribbon did such as amazing job for our wedding I don't even know where to start. From our first tasting to the clean up after the party...Blue Ribbon staff were exceptional. The food was raved about, the staff was professional, they were expert with our rentals and decorations and the reception was seamless. We worked with Vanessa and I couldn't have asked for a better person to be on our team. She always kept in mind the vision my fiance and I wanted and we will forever be grateful.
Blue Ribbon did such as amazing job for our wedding I don't even know where to start. From our first tasting to the clean Read more...
Blue Ribbon did such as amazing job for our wedding I don't even know where to start. From our first tasting to the clean up after the party...Blue Ribbon staff were exceptional. The food was raved about, the staff was professional, they were expert with our rentals and decorations and the reception was seamless. We worked with Vanessa and I couldn't have asked for a better person to be on our team. She always kept in mind the vision my fiance and I wanted and we will forever be grateful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths

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