Roche Harbor Resort weddings. They’re truly spectacular. Surrounded by stunning natural scenery and wildlife, Roche Harbor Resort ranks among the best wedding venues in the Pacific Northwest. Roche Harbor is about 15 minutes from Friday Harbor, Washington on scenic San Juan island.
Sound Originals was honored to be Jenny and Justin’s wedding photographer and videographer! We love when couples add Seattle wedding videography to their package. Pictures tell wonderful stories, and video adds so much to the memories.
Jenny and Justin celebrated their wedding on a warm summer day in a garden adjacent to the Hotel de Haro. The happens to be the oldest operating hotel in the state of Washington! Jenny and her bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done in a cottage on the resort properly. After popping some champagne, Jenny headed to the main resort, near the pier and waterfront, for the first look with her handsome groom. Couples love the gorgeous harbor and historic hotel as a backdrop for romantic photography. It’s why Roche Harbor Resort weddings regularly earn 5-star ratings from couples on The Knot!
Jenny and Justin got married in the resort’s Sunken Garden. The resort describes it as a “flowering oasis” overlooking Puget Sound. Couples can have their guests face the marina or the hotel, depending on the type of view they want to enjoy.
After tying the knot in an intimate ceremony, friends and family headed to the Pavilion for dinner and dancing. The San Juan Islands are famous for seafood. After all, it’s an island chain in the Salish Sea just north of Seattle. Roche Harbor Resort weddings feature delicious catering and local fare. Jenny and Justin’s guests enjoyed halibut, mussels, Dungeness crab and other amazing food.
Roche Harbor Resort Wedding Video
Roche Harbor Resort Wedding Photos
San Juan Island Wedding Venues
Roche Harbor Resort is one of the most well-known wedding venues on San Juan Island. Couples love its unique and historic feel mixed with gorgeous location on the harbor. You still have other options for island wedding venues if you want to get married at a more low-key venue, such as a barn. You can still enjoy dinner at Roche Harbor or head to the property for stunning wedding photos with boats or the Hotel de Haro in the background! The island’s visitors bureau has comprehensive information for couples planning their destination weddings on San Juan Island.
Roche Harbor Church
You may have seen wedding photos from Roche Harbor Resort in front of a white church or chapel. That’s the Roche Harbor Church. The church was built in 1892. It’s sometimes hard to believe how old some of the Roche Harbor property is! There is also a stone structure in the woods nearby. According to the Historic Friday Harbor website, this is a mausoleum, a stone memorial with religious and Masonic symbolism prepared by the McMillin family.
Roche Harbor Marina
You can’t miss the boats outside Roche Harbor Hotel weddings! Many couples love taking pictures on the pier in front of the boats at the Roche Harbor marina. It’s been in operation for more than 50 years. According to the San Juan Islands visitors bureau, the marina has 377 slips. Want to see more Roche Harbor Resort wedding photos? We also captured Katie and Stefan’s wedding on San Juan Island!
Who Owns Roche Harbor Resort?
The history of Roche Harbor Resort is fascinating. It begins more than 200 years ago. In 1787, Captain Lopez de Haro and his crew became the first Europeans to sail among the San Juan Islands, according to the resort’s history website. The resort is owned by a partnership between Rich Komen and Illihe of Seattle, Washington. You can read more about the resort’s history and who owns it on its website here.
Friday Harbor Weddings
The town of Friday Harbor is charming. When the ferry arrives into the harbor, you see the town’s Main Street perched on a hill. Visitors enjoy dining, shopping and art galleries, all within walking distance from the ferry terminal and nearby hotels and B&Bs. Friday Harbor Weddings are special because guests can enjoy free time in town, eating out and buying souvenirs from many local shops.
Roche Harbor Resort Wedding Prices
Every wedding venue has a range of prices based on time of year, number of guests and services ordered. Roche Harbor Resort wedding prices vary. It’s more expensive to get married on a Saturday in the summer than a weekday in the winter. Even with a high price, couples and their families rave about their terrific experience getting married at Roche Harbor. The venue earns terrific reviews on The Knot, Wedding Wire and Google. Roche Harbor Resort weddings earned a 4.6 rating on its Wedding Wire page. The staff provides extensive services included with its prices, including china, lighting, sound, umbrellas, and transportation for guests. More than 100 couples ranked Roche Harbor Resort weddings with 4.9 stars on The Knot.