Blue Ribbon Weddings
I used Blue Ribbon for several services and they were absolutely fantastic!! First of all, they have quite a few venues (besides their cooking school on Lake Union) that they work exclusively with and they helped me to find the best venue for mine and my husbands wishes! We settled on Weyerhauser Mansion in Tacoma, WA and could not have been happier! It is an absolutey beautiful old mansion with breathtaking views of the sound. There are many options for hosting both a ceremony and reception (inside and out), which was perfect for us as we didn't want guests to have to travel to multiple locations.
Not only were they helpful in finding us the perfect venue, but the all-inclusive package they offer just cannot be beat! Blue Ribbon literally takes care of everything for you...from the food, to the decor, to tables and linens, to wedding planning and set up and tear down of the big day! The few services they do not offer, they give you suggestions for vendors they work with on a regular basis. You work with one planner from start to finish...they are there the entire day of the wedding making sure everything goes well!!
The day of the wedding our guests could not stop talking about how amazing the food was (actually we still have people talking about it!!). Many said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding! The service staff worked their tales off making sure every detail was perfect from the set up, to getting food out quickly, clean up, and all the other requests we had throughout the night. The Blue Ribbon team are truly professionals and I would most definitely recommend them to anyone I know that's getting married or hosting any other sort of event. Thank you so, so much to the Blue Ribbon crew...you guys were amazing!
We had our august wedding at the weyerhaeuser estate in Tacoma, Washington.The ceremony/reception was all in the rose garden and it was amazing!! It's on a bluff over looking the puget sound!! And the view is so beautiful!!We had a blast and our friends and family all said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been too!! it was amazing!! Wouldn't change a thing:) They did everything!! The food, decor, and flowers. And we loved all of it!! Only thing I didn't like was our wedding cake:/ If you get a cake through them go with the buttercream. Cause they don't know what they are doing with fondant!!! I gave them a picture of a cake I wanted and it looked nothing like it!! So, make sure you get what you wanted!! I wish I was alittle more demanding with them! It;s your wedding and your paying for it!! You better get what you pay for But other than that we were very happy with everything!!!
We had our wedding reception at Blue Ribbon Cooking School and the entire event exceeded all of our expectations from the planning through the day of. They were attentive, very smart, creative, budget-conscious, and make the best food! There is no better way to have a great party than with great food! There flexibility and guidance made the day and weekend stress-free. They thought of every detail and were able to fulfill all of our expectations and requests. Thank you for making our day absolutely beautiful and a ton of fun!
• The Food! We had an incredible food tasting evening with our parents. And now the guests can’t stop talking about the food! We did a Family style dinner which is a rare experience at a wedding. It felt like one big family dinner. Everyone was able to pass dishes of food around the table to share. The presentation of the dishes was beautiful and there was more than plenty of food. Not to mention, the food is locally sourced, in season, some organic and grass fed and absolutely delicious. Plus, they even put a To-Go box together for us (the bride and groom) and our parents!
• Wedding planner- It was so wonderful to work with a wedding planner from beginning to end. Vanessa was such a joy to work with and incredibly dependable. She is very experienced and helped us to make good decisions that saved money but did not sacrifice the evening. She gave us guidance beyond just the wedding day.
• The flowers! The flowers turned out beautiful! I provided pictures and guidance and they were able to make it all happen in my budget.
• All-inclusive- I loved not having to worry about linens, tables, silverware, etc. They have so many different plates, glasses, napkins, chargers, etc to choose from.
• The setting- We loved being located on the water! Plus, it was a very unique venue and So Seattle! It was intimate, bright and just our wedding, which made it feel even more...
Blue Ribbon really does it all! They were very accommodating and attentive to our wishlist for our wedding food, flowers, and decor. They were easy to work with and had a can-do attitude! With that said, I was a little underwhelmed with the final production. After all of their assurance and persistent optimism, I was expecting to be blown away, but I wasn't - namely with the decor and cupcakes. But with that said, we were very happy overall with how our reception turned out.
LOVED LOVED LOVED them! Definitely had some frustration with our coordinator, who had to be nudged to follow through on things, but in the end, had an amazing product. The entire staff is very warm and friendly. The few things that went wrong at the reception were promptly and professionally addressed by the owner/manager and even resulted in a partial refund. Overall, we were incredibly satisfied and got tons of compliments on the decorations and food.
Overall I was very happy having my venue here. My one complaint is that doing the flowers/decorations through them was a tad overpriced. We ended up going with a second party for flowers so that we did not exceed our original budget.
The food is excellent and everyone there is very friendly and helpful.
Well worth the cost, and overall a great experience.
I got married 10/16/10 and it was the most stress free venue to have my wedding reception in. When I walked in everything was what I visioned and everything was done for me. I didn't have to worry about a thing because I knew Lindsey, my wedding coordinator from the venue, would take care of everything. It was flawless. I would recommend everyone to check this place out. For the value you get here, the service is AMAZING!!
Blue Ribbon made my wedding day easy to plan. They helped execute my vision for a perfect reception for 1/2 the cost of other places in Seattle. The food was amazing- people are still commenting on it. I do not have one bad thing to say about the venue. If you can have your reception here (or ceremony which I did not) you are lucky. It is truly an amazing place with amazing people.
This is the most stress free way to get married. They do everything for you so you can just sit back and enjoy. The food and wine were incredibale and the decor and flowers were amazing. They also include 40 hours of wedding plannig for free. best yet no hidden fees.
We have 3 different venues and a fourth venue that we are an exclusive caterer for. Blue Ribbon has all-inclusive wedding packages which make planning your wedding less stressful and more enjoyable. While still having PLENTY of options you will enjoy working with our wedding planners in designing and customizing all of the areas of the planning process. In addition to our own venues, we offer our all-inclusive packages at over 70 different venues in the Puget Sound area. Our innovative pricing system takes into account which items you’d like to include in your package as well as your specific wedding date and approximate guest count.
Each wedding our team plans is a unique and distinctive event tailored to emphasize the personality, taste and style of the bride and groom. We always remember this is your wedding and that we are here to help and advise, never to takeover or dominate. Our job is to assist you by using our skills, knowledge, and experience to take some of the complexity out of wedding and event planning. Our desire is to provide you with an experience that is stress free and seamless to allow you to truly enjoy your event.
Blue Ribbon Weddings has 3 DISTINCT VENUES, each markedly different in character, ambience, and setting. In addition, we are an exclusive caterer for another venue. One will certainly fulfill your vision of your wedding
BLUE RIBBON CULINARY CENTER is situated directly over the water, on the east shore of Lake Union, filled with Northwest charm, large wrap-around windows, and a capacity of up to 220 guests. This venue always offers a remarkable value, because there are no fees associated with renting the venue when you use Blue Ribbon’s catering services. 2501 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, WA. http://www.blueribboncooking.com/weddings.html.
VELOCITY is another of our venues. It’s an urban loft-inspired space that blends industrial chic with warm traditional accents. It’s located in the heart of the historic and funky Capital Hill neighborhood at 1621 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA. www.velocitybyblueribbon.com
Our other venue, The WEYERHAEUSER ESTATE offers a fairytale-like setting for your ceremony and reception. The lush mansion grounds, the historic brick buildings laced with ivy and the commanding views of Puget Sound create an enchanting experience. It’s located at 4301 N Stevens Street, Tacoma, WA. www.fairytalesbyblueribbon.com
In addition, Blue Ribbon is an exclusive caterer for the Lake Union Crew venue located at 11 East Allison Street in Seattle. Literally floating on Lake Union, the venue is on the 2nd floor, its windows affording gorgeous views from any angle. An enormous floating dock is perfect for an outdoor ceremony.