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Imperia Lake Union

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

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Events

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Catering

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Weddings

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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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Food & Beverage

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Venue Spaces

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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 at the Lake Union Cafe 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 LUC 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.

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

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.

T Hou

While we won’t be having another wedding, we definitely would do it here again!

Sara • Perfect Experience

We got married at LUC last weekend and have nothing but good things to say! They handled our catering, bar, dessert, and flowers. …All of our guests raved about the dinner and desserts, and my bouquet was absolutely gorgeous. I would 100% recommend LUC to anybody looking to host a wedding or any other event.

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….

Elisabeth

LUC is such a beautiful, unique space. From the beautiful marquee, to the supper club booths, the incredible chandeliers and the amazing candle package. Because the space is so beautiful on its own, it required very limited decoration — a huge plus…