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!
Do you offer any discounts?
We support nonprofits and active-duty military and veterans with discount pricing.
- Nonprofits with anactive 501c3 license receive 20% off of base rental pricing Sunday thru Friday.
- A military-hosted event or a wedding where one or more of the betrothed are active duty or veteran receives 10% off of the base rental rate Friday thru Sunday and 20% off base rental Monday thru Thursday.
In addition, we currently offer the following discounts to all clients:
- 25% off of the base rental rate and food & beverage minimum if booking 3 weeks or less before the event date.
- All events booked from June 1 2021 for July 10-December 1 2021 receive 10% off of the base rental rate and 10% off of the food & beverage minimum.
Discounts and offers cannot be combined.
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.
Do you have a floor plan?
Do you offer virtual tours?
Yes! You can check out our virtual tour on our Contact Page, or we would be happy to take you on a “zoom” or “facetime” walking tour if you are out of town or remaining socially distanced.
How many people can I invite?
Due to the size of our venue, a typical event hosts 50-250 people.
Do you have green rooms/getting ready rooms?
Yes! We have two lounges that are perfect for your needs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Can I see your full menu of food, alcohol, flowers, event rentals, and a la carte options?
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!
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!
What are the current COVID guidelines?
We are following Washington State Guidelines for Weddings & Events. We have implemented a guest survey to help you gauge whether you can enjoy a maskless event with dancing – please coordinate with your Imperia Event Specialist.
Can I still have an event?
Yes! See the current COVID guidelines above.
When will things be back to normal?
We are not sure. We work hard to stay updated on the current phase restrictions and safety precautions. We also work hard to keep our current and future bookings informed as to any changes in advance – and are looking forward to “normal,” too!
Can I have my giant 250-person wedding with dancing and festive shenanigans yet?
Yes, as long as we remain in Phase 3 or better.
What are you doing to keep everyone safe?
We are following city & state guidelines to ensure that our guests and staff are safe while at the Lake Union Café. Here is what we are doing:
Monitoring and adhering to all guidelines given by the CDC, L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), WA State Department of Health, and Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Program.
Staff: Screening signs/symptoms of coronavirus and taking temperatures prior to starting a shift, wearing facial masks, regular handwashing, using gloves when removing used plates & glassware, assigning one server per section of tables, and more.
Having hand sanitizer at entrance, bar, and bathrooms.
Disinfecting common surfaces.
Maintaining social distancing protocols as required.
Requiring socially distanced wedding ceremonies and assigned seating arrangements as required.
Increased sanitation measures with our Janitorial team after every day of operation.
Here are some things our clients can do to promote the safety of their guests:
Maintain a log of guests attending the event (RSVPs).
Send a message to your guests that facial masks are required and that anyone not wearing one will be asked to leave.
Provide disposable masks for anyone who may have forgotten theirs.
Communicate to your guest list that seating arrangements have been made to encourage social distancing.
Ask that your guests do not attend if they are running a fever or have any symptoms of illness.
How are you doing?
We miss you! While we cannot host the kind of events that we are known for right now, we are taking this opportunity to do some general maintenance and renovations. Plus, you may have noticed that we rebranded!