As one of the only venues in Seattle offering on-site catering alongside rental and florals, our reputation is built not only on our atmosphere, but our food and service. Since 2001, Executive Chef Ian Hoyt has been a fixture at Imperia (formerly Lake Union Café event venue). The rave reviews we have received for our myriad food options are entirely due to his seamless combination of comfort food with trend-setting innovations. Our menus, combined with our featured Pacific NW beverage selections, are sure to delight.
FARE & LIBATIONS
Using only the freshest ingredients and unique & innovative recipes, your meal is prepared from start to finish on-site, whether plated, family-style, or buffet – or event festive food stations, passed appetizers, and so much more. Plus, when you host your event with Imperia, benefit from our incredible catering staff who ensure the best setup, flow, and selections for the style of event you are hosting.
Let us bring the party to you! We cater anywhere in King County for nearly any type of event. Whether you require a full-service plated meal, full bar, and waitstaff for an indoor or outdoor event, a drop-off meal service individually packaged for social distance, or anything in between – we are excited to bring our gourmet foods directly to you.
Proudly serving local beer, wine, and liquor whenever possible, our bar packages bring that special Pacific Northwest something to your event. Proudly featuring Black Raven Brewing Company, Icicle Brewing Company, Tieton Cider Works, Freim Family Brewers, Fremont Mischief Distillery, Copperworks Distilling, Gamache Vintners, Revelry Vintners and Gilbert Cellars. In addition, we bring in specialty options that simply must be imported from their region of origin – like French Champagne, Dominican Rum, and Mexican Tequila.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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….
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…