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Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

3119 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102 US (map)

PHONE

206-568-1258

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The iconic Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery... A truly magnificent setting for you special day!

The Lake Union Cafe's commended service, high quality cuisine, elegant art-deco... Read more
The iconic Lake Union Cafe & Custom Bakery... A truly magnificent setting for you special day!

The Lake Union Cafe's commended service, high quality cuisine, elegant art-deco interior, and unique design creates a perfect setting for formal and reception-style events. Our exclusively private events venue is available for all types of occasions, such as wedding ceremonies & receptions and rehearsal dinners.

Our Chef, Ian Hoyt's, commitment to culinary excellence is reflected throughout our menus, featuring the best of the Pacific Rim & Northwest cuisine with a classic touch. Through the Custom Baker our Pastry Chef, Kathleen Sutton, creates custom dakes, pastries, cupcakes, and dessert bars to suit all occasions for in-house events and pick-up/delivery.

Our consistent delivery of high-quality cuisine and service is recognized and honoured through numerous awards from WeddingWire and rave reviews from our amazing Clients. Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional)
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer Group tastings in the Spring & Fall for both the Cafe Menu and Custom Bakery Menu.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Our Pastry Chef creates custom desserts for all occasions - available for in-house events & deliver/pick-up.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
There is $50 fee for cutting and plating outside bakery items.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
All guests must obtain a Banquet License which allows Lake Union Cafe to serve alcoholic beverages. We encourage clients to bring in their own beverages, for which there is NO corking fee. You pay $30 per hour for each bartender needed. We have taps and hoses for two kegs.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Yes. We encourage it. There is NO corkage fee. You pay $30 per bartender, per hour.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
All linens and flatware, as well as tables, glassware and chairs are includes in our per-person rate.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
All staffing is provided by Lake Union Cafe.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1928
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4000
Bar Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1928
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4000
Bar Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Allison
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING Food!
We went with the Mini Cheesecake Bar for our wedding and it was a hit! A Delicious one!
AMAZING Food!
We went with the Mini Cheesecake Bar for our wedding and it was a hit! A Delicious one!
AMAZING Food!
We went with the Mini Cheesecake Bar for our wedding and it was a hit! A Delicious one! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Abbey
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We shopped around Seattle looking for a wedding cake and landed on Lake Union Café; their prices were reasonable, about the going rate for the city and we were more than happy with their selection of cake flavors and additional desserts. I don't even like cake and thought several of theirs were wonderful! You can tell they use natural ingredients and make everything from scratch.
We shopped around Seattle looking for a wedding cake and landed on Lake Union Café; their prices were reasonable, about Read more...
We shopped around Seattle looking for a wedding cake and landed on Lake Union Café; their prices were reasonable, about the going rate for the city and we were more than happy with their selection of cake flavors and additional desserts. I don't even like cake and thought several of theirs were wonderful! You can tell they use natural ingredients and make everything from scratch. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lauren has been incredible to work with while planning our wedding. She is responsive and definitely an expert wedding coordinator. She offers helpful suggestions while also being accommodating to our specific needs.
Lauren has been incredible to work with while planning our wedding. She is responsive and definitely an expert wedding Read more...
Lauren has been incredible to work with while planning our wedding. She is responsive and definitely an expert wedding coordinator. She offers helpful suggestions while also being accommodating to our specific needs. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elena
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The Lake Union Cafe was the perfect venue for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier with them! Kristen and Lauren were both such a huge help in our planning process, and the catering staff there were amazing on the big day! From beginning to end, our whole experience was fantastic, and we truely had the perfect wedding. Thanks so much LUC!
The Lake Union Cafe was the perfect venue for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier with them! Kristen and Lauren Read more...
The Lake Union Cafe was the perfect venue for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier with them! Kristen and Lauren were both such a huge help in our planning process, and the catering staff there were amazing on the big day! From beginning to end, our whole experience was fantastic, and we truely had the perfect wedding. Thanks so much LUC! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better experience working with Lake Union Cafe for our wedding! From start to finish, we found the staff, especially Lauren, to be responsive, helpful, friendly, and supportive as we got all the details arranged. The day of our wedding was absolutely perfect and we're still getting compliments on how amazing everything about the venue was, including the cake, food, ambiance, and service of the waitstaff and bartenders. Our only regret is not eating more of our dinner because the food was just that delicious! Thank you Lake Union Cafe for helping make our wedding the best ever!
We could not have asked for a better experience working with Lake Union Cafe for our wedding! From start to finish, we Read more...
We could not have asked for a better experience working with Lake Union Cafe for our wedding! From start to finish, we found the staff, especially Lauren, to be responsive, helpful, friendly, and supportive as we got all the details arranged. The day of our wedding was absolutely perfect and we're still getting compliments on how amazing everything about the venue was, including the cake, food, ambiance, and service of the waitstaff and bartenders. Our only regret is not eating more of our dinner because the food was just that delicious! Thank you Lake Union Cafe for helping make our wedding the best ever! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Shelby
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Best cake that I have ever had! I think about our wedding cake all the time. It was beautiful and delicious. They were so easy to work with; I really appreciated it!
Best cake that I have ever had! I think about our wedding cake all the time. It was beautiful and delicious. They were so Read more...
Best cake that I have ever had! I think about our wedding cake all the time. It was beautiful and delicious. They were so easy to work with; I really appreciated it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married at Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery on 10/3/14 and it was AMAZING. Nothing went wrong, they were highly professional and extremely helpful. They did our cake as well, and it was perfect and looked EXACTLY like the picture I gave them, plus it was DELICIOUS. We did the pear/almond cake with pear/almond buttercream frosting. Lauren was very helpful and instrumental in making sure things went right. I'm so happy we found Lake Union Café to have our wedding at. I can't imagine it being anywhere else. We are still receiving compliments on the venue from friends and family, telling us the food and venue are the best they ever had/seen at a wedding before. The food was SO GOOD! We had the beef tenderloins, butternut squash ravioli, and panzanella salad, not to mention a spread of cheeses, bread, fruits......
We got married at Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery on 10/3/14 and it was AMAZING. Nothing went wrong, they were highly Read more...
We got married at Lake Union Café & Custom Bakery on 10/3/14 and it was AMAZING. Nothing went wrong, they were highly professional and extremely helpful. They did our cake as well, and it was perfect and looked EXACTLY like the picture I gave them, plus it was DELICIOUS. We did the pear/almond cake with pear/almond buttercream frosting. Lauren was very helpful and instrumental in making sure things went right. I'm so happy we found Lake Union Café to have our wedding at. I can't imagine it being anywhere else. We are still receiving compliments on the venue from friends and family, telling us the food and venue are the best they ever had/seen at a wedding before. The food was SO GOOD! We had the beef tenderloins, butternut squash ravioli, and panzanella salad, not to mention a spread of cheeses, bread, fruits...... Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kala
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The Lake Union Café & Bakery catered our wedding and made us an awesome cake. We heard many compliments throughout the event, but the most frequent were about the food and cake. We went with the Hibachi beef, golden potatoes, and mixed green salad for the buffet. We also had tray passed appetizers of Pistachio encrusted pork and yam crab cakes. I normally hate yams, but those crab cakes were awesome! We also had the peaches 'n cream cake with butter cream frosting. It took us a few cake tastings before we found it, but once we tried it we knew it was the one for us. The tasting events that the LUC puts on and their partnership with the Skansonia made our planning easy. I would recommend anyone looking for great food and reasonable prices (for Seattle) consider the LUC.
The Lake Union Café & Bakery catered our wedding and made us an awesome cake. We heard many compliments throughout the Read more...
The Lake Union Café & Bakery catered our wedding and made us an awesome cake. We heard many compliments throughout the event, but the most frequent were about the food and cake. We went with the Hibachi beef, golden potatoes, and mixed green salad for the buffet. We also had tray passed appetizers of Pistachio encrusted pork and yam crab cakes. I normally hate yams, but those crab cakes were awesome! We also had the peaches 'n cream cake with butter cream frosting. It took us a few cake tastings before we found it, but once we tried it we knew it was the one for us. The tasting events that the LUC puts on and their partnership with the Skansonia made our planning easy. I would recommend anyone looking for great food and reasonable prices (for Seattle) consider the LUC. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We ordered the wedding cake from LUC it was stunning! Great flavor, everyone loved the cake!
We ordered the wedding cake from LUC it was stunning! Great flavor, everyone loved the cake!
We ordered the wedding cake from LUC it was stunning! Great flavor, everyone loved the cake! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Don
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at LUC and everything turned out perfect. Tasia helped with every detail and politely kept us on our timeline. The food and wedding cake were outstanding! I highly recommend Tasia and LUC for your event or wedding!
We had our wedding reception at LUC and everything turned out perfect. Tasia helped with every detail and politely kept us Read more...
We had our wedding reception at LUC and everything turned out perfect. Tasia helped with every detail and politely kept us on our timeline. The food and wedding cake were outstanding! I highly recommend Tasia and LUC for your event or wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue

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