John Sinclair Photography

Top 5 Reception Ideas for Your Outdoor San Juan Wedding

Updated May 2017

You are getting married on stunning San Juan Island! You've picked the rugged cliff by the lighthouse, the purple fields of the Lavender Farm to tie the knot, or some other equally spectacular island setting.  Read up on these 5 island ideas to make your outdoor wedding unique and unforgettable to you and yours.

1.  Welcome Bag

Create beautiful Welcome Bags for all your guests, give them to the front desk at the Earthbox Inn & Spa and have them placed in your rooms before your guests arrive.

Fill the bags with bottled water, a few cookies from the Bakery San Juan, a map of San Juan Island, a ferry and a bus schedule, your wedding schedule, cheap, but fun sunglasses, sunscreen, a small flashlight and an Island Thyme chap stick.

2.  Fun Station

Have a table with confetti, sparklers and bubbles for your guests to take. Fill a bucket with parasols to provide shade with style. Fill another with flip-flops, so nobody can say their feet hurt when it’s dancing time.

3.  Primping Station

Place a beautifully decorated table close to the porta-potties or outdoor bathrooms. Load with hand-held mirrors, fancy hair brushes, certified organic body care products from the Pelindaba Lavender Farm and Comfort Zone cosmetics from the Spa at Earthbox.

4.  Be Serenaded

Have the talented Barbershop ensemble Island Chordsmen Plus envelope you and your guests in songs of love. Contact Angel Michaels for more info.

5.  Drink Island Style

We make it all, right here on the islands. Serve Pelindaba Lavender Lemonade as a decorative, flavorful, non-alcoholic option. Amaze your guests with award-winning San Juan Vineyard Wines, crisp Wescott Bay Cider, island herb infused San Juan Distillery spirits, and Island Hoppin' Brewery Beers.

Want more ideas? Wondering if we can help you with a block of rooms, facials and pedis before the big day? Or a caterer? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to help with your most important day!

OH, and if you haven't booked your photographer yet, we adore John Sinclair who took this lovely shot above!