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FAQ

Venue

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What are your rates?

Our rates vary based on the day of the week and the type of event. For example, a weeknight wedding can be as low as $6,500 including catering, while a Saturday evening wedding starts at $14,500 (including rental, ceremony, parking, staff, food and beverage minimum, and more). Please Contact Us or Book a Tour so that we can learn more about your event and provide you with details of our inclusions. We provide inclusive rental packages as well as custom-built events for our guests. Let us help you build your dream!

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Do you offer any discounts?

We support nonprofits and active-duty military and veterans with discount pricing year-round.

  • Nonprofits with an active 501c3 license receive 20% off of base rental pricing Sunday thru Friday.
  • A military-hosted event, or wedding where one or more of the betrotheds are active duty or veteran, receives 10% off the base rental rate Friday through Sunday and 20% off base rental Monday through Thursday.

 

In addition, we currently offer the following discounts to all clients:

  • 25% off the base rental rate if booking 4 weeks or less before the event date.
  • 50% off outdoor ceremony fee for June-August 2022.

 

Discount applies to venue rental rate unless otherwise stated. All events eligible, including weddings, engagements, birthdays, theme parties, performances, formals, and fundraisers. Discounts and offers cannot be combined.

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Is there parking?

Yes! We have a large parking lot just North of the Imperia that is first come first serve. Guests are welcome to park in any Imperia-marked stall, complimentary. Additional parking is on the street or adjacent paid lots.

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Do you have a floor plan?

Yes! We have several floorplan options – Contact Us or Book a tour so that we can learn more about your event and provide you with tailored options.

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Do you offer virtual tours?

Yes! You can check out our virtual tour through WeddingWire, or we would be happy to take you on a “zoom” or “facetime” walking tour if you are out of town.

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How many people can I invite?

Due to the size of our venue, a typical event hosts 50-250 people.

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Do you have green rooms/getting ready rooms?

Yes! We have two lounges that are perfect for your needs.

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LOGISTICS

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How many hours is my rental?

Our base rental is five hours. You can add additional hours if desired at a per-hour rate. Because our venue provides catering and florals, the rental window needed for your event is much shorter than most other venues (i.e. our vendors are already on-site, so you don’t need a giant window of time for them to unload/load, set up, take out the trash, etc. We do that for you before and after your rental window!).

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Where can we smoke?

No smoking of any substance is permitted in, or within 25 feet of any entrance to, the facility. Receptacles are provided in front of our building, 25 feet from the entrance doors. Please advise guests of any event to follow and adhere to city ordinances regarding this.

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Do you have preferred vendors?

Yes! For those services that we do not provide in-house, such as photography, DJ, wedding cakes, and specialty rentals, we are happy to provide a list of recommended local vendors.

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WEDDINGS

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Do I need a wedding planner?

Maybe. We offer basic planning services as part of our wedding packages, to help you plan your timeline and order of events. We even offer day-of coordination services as part of our a la carte menu. However, there are some services that a wedding planner provides that we do not offer. Please chat with us about your event and we would be happy to make recommendations.

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Can I have a ceremony and a reception at your venue?

Yes! We have a variety of options to make your ceremony in our space beautiful, including a stage, various altars, florals, a grand piano, and so much more. Then, we flip the venue in only a few minutes so that the party can start!

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Can I get married somewhere else and just have my reception there?

Yes! We offer access to the public park next door as a ceremony option, or you are welcome to coordinate your own ceremony venue and then invite your guests to ours for the reception.

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CATERING

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Can I see your full menu of food, alcohol, flowers, event rentals, and a la carte options?

Of course! Contact Us or Book a tour

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What is a Service Charge?

Great question.  In general, a service charge is a fee (usually 18-26% in the Seattle area) that is added by a venue or independent catering company to act as an operating cost for things such as insurance, advertising, admin staff, truck maintenance, fuel to get to events, disposables, and various sundries.  The service charge is not in any way shape or form a gratuity. Nor is it part of mandatory state taxes.

At Imperia Lake Union, 100% of our service fee supports event staff directly. We are proud to pay our employees and staff a fair, living wage with access to benefits and services.
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How do I order off-site catering for my event that is NOT at your venue?

We love providing off-site catering, and our chef, Ian Hoyt, works hard to make your event memorable, no matter where it is hosted.

Contact Us today!

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Is it local?

We pride ourselves in supporting local whenever possible. From Pacific NW featured spirits, beer, and wine options to fresh local salmon and sausages, if we can’t source it locally, we work hard to procure it from a local small business. Ask us about our locally sourced spice blends and more!

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