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Imperia Lake Union

Timeless elegance, essential amenities, and inclusive services make your event truly unforgettable.

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Outdoor Weddings 50% Off!

Plan your summer 2022 wedding reception in Imperia's fully air-conditioned indoor venue. Then add an outdoor ceremony to your wedding for only $750.

Includes seamless indoor ceremony transition in case of rain.
Dates subject to availability. Offer valid for June-August 2022 weddings booked after April 1, 2022.

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Imperia

Imperia Lake Union is situated in former historic Lake Union Café, originally built in 1927 and converted to an event venue over 20 years ago. A 6,000 square foot private event space overlooking Lake Union from the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle, Imperia features 10-foot chandeliers, copper ceilings, a built-in dance floor, gourmet menus, premium florals, incredible staff, and so much more. With a Roaring 20’s Art-Deco vibe and a rumored history of being a prohibition-era speakeasy, you’ll be transported into living history and a classic elegance when you host your event with us.

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Our Amenities

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Floral & Decor

Imperia Lake Union prides itself in its unique celebration space, rave food and floral reviews, and tailored planning services. In addition to our main indoor venue, we also provide the use of two lounges (often used for wedding party suites) and coordinated ceremonies at nearby Fairview Park. To make your event as seamless as possible, our on-site floral and catering companies and tailored a la carte services help ensure your special day (or night) is flawless.

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From wedding ceremonies and receptions, to holiday parties, corporate events and private concerts, Imperia Lake Union is ready to host to your event and fulfill your expectations. We also offer off-site catering from our award-winning chef, so your event can be elevated no matter where you choose to host it. Contact us today to learn more about our pricing and availability or to book a tour.

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Testimonials

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Erika L

I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff. We had an Art Deco/Great Gatsby themed wedding and it was absolutely incredible. We had considered having this theme for our wedding, and once we toured this historic venue, we knew it would be perfect! From our first visit, we were greeted and given a very informative and friendly tour of their beautiful space…

The team is amazing to work with and it is clear they truly care about making sure your wedding day is fantastic! The guest all raved about how beautiful the venue was, and how awesome the food was! I would 100% recommend this venue and their team.

Angela S

Booking our wedding at Imperia Lake Union was one of our quickest wedding decisions and one of the absolute best decisions we made! I cannot say enough great things about the women who work here and helped us through planning a pandemic wedding. When we had to make the decision to postpone our wedding day Imperia was more than gracious and accommodating. We obviously very much looked forward to our day and we did so for a whole extra year. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted, Tasia and JJ made sure everything was perfect.

We originally booked this venue with the previous owners under the name Lake Union Cafe. The new owners have done some amazing upgrades to the bathrooms, staging rooms, and overall appearance while still keeping the vintage, Art Deco, vibe we so loved.

Our guests continually told us how much they loved the venue, the ambiance, the menu. Many described it as fancy and glamorous with a touch of vintage which was exactly what I was going for. When we talk about that day with our guests they always mention the food! Thank you Tasia, JJ, the kitchen crew, chef, you all made this day exceptional. Thank you!

Devon L

Lake Union Café made every step of planning our wedding effortless and fun!! My husband and I booked a Friday night wedding and used their on site bakery and floral as well. We couldn’t believe that booking the venue got us a day of coordinator as well! The LUC team was professional, kind and they put us at ease. I can be a bit of a stress case but the team fielded all of my questions and really made me feel so confident about our big day. Our favorite part of LUC was the layout of the venue. It was so beautiful and intimate. It made every guest feel like a they were a part of our ceremony. The candle package is, in our opinion, a must! The natural sunset light from the beautiful windows coupled with the numerous candles made for a truly spectacular backdrop. We would certainly recommend LUC to friends and family!

Anne P

Imperia Lake Union / The Lake Union Cafe was exactly what we were looking for in a venue–a place that would host the ceremony and the reception, a central dance floor, on-site catering, a responsive staff accustomed to planning and coordinating weddings, and a day-of coordinator. …Our guests were impressed with every aspect of the venue, from the art deco style to the dance floor to the food. I highly recommend this venue.

Russell F

I booked Imperia Lake Union for my company party. Everyone had an amazing time. First off, the recently renovated venue is absolutely gorgeous with wonderful views of Lake Union! The theme of the interior is art deco which pairs perfectly with the historic building. The hidden doors were also lots of fun. The food was incredible. Everything from the appetizers to desert was delicious. And to top everything else, the staff was very friendly and professional. I felt extremely well taken care of from the moment I walked in to the moment I left. I will definitely book this venue again. Thank you!

Matthew L

From a restaurant years ago to a dedicated event venue to it’s current and best iteration, Imperia Lake Union is the perfect choice for so many event needs. What a gorgeous job the new owners are doing! As an event professional, I have worked here and attended a number of industry and association gatherings here and it is better than ever. Everything you need is right here in one place with one of the most gorgeous views of Lake Union.

Samah

If I could give this venue 10 stars, or even 100 stars, I would.

My now husband and I had almost 3 months to plan and hold a wedding. We checked out a few venues and all of them did not meet our criteria. When we stepped into Lake Union Cafe (our last venue we viewed) everything was PERFECT. We signed day of our viewing because this place was too good to be true. We read the reviews and we saw only 5 star reviews. And we were able to experience the 5+ star reviews as we worked with them….