Wedding Wednesday: Outlook Inn, San Juan Islands

by Kristina Fazzalaro on October 10, 2012

The breathtaking views from the Outlook Inn will provide a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos.

Aptly named, the Outlook Inn has stunning views of the San Juan Islands‘ Eastsound from almost point of the property. And a serene atmosphere is practically guaranteed as this hotel — the only full-service option on the sound —  meaning quiet days strolling the local shops, galleries, and restaurants nearby. But dining on-site is nothing short of excellent at the New Leaf Cafe, which features fresh, local cuisine and also hosts a popular happy hour that wedding guests may enjoy in the days leading up to the ceremony. Couples should note that the rooms can vary greatly, but booking a suite ensures a private bathroom with a large tub, and cozy amenities such as a fireplace and a flat-screen TV. The views, on the other hand, will be gorgeous no matter which room you book.

Because the inn has such a romantic ambiance, serves up scrumptious food, and has a wedding chapel on-site, it has become a popular spot for Washingtonian wedding parties. In true inn fashion, service is always personalized. Whether you’d like to book the intimate Victorian Room, which seats up to 60 guests, or have the Outlook Inn take care of preparations and catering at the larger Oddfellows Hall located nearby, their wedding team is ready to please. You can also opt to get married in the inn’s rustic chapel or, if the weather’s nice, outdoors amidst the surrounding natural beauty for a relaxed, scenic ceremony. Click here to see more wedding inspired photos of the Outlook Inn »

Charmingly quaint, the inn has just 40 rooms and is able to accommodate up 100 guests at a time.

Unique touches, like this lovely lamp, create a homey vibe.

The hotel's popular New Leaf Cafe serves delicious fresh food in a charming setting — and has plenty of wine on hand for the big day.

The Victorian Room, which seats 60, is a popular reception site.

The inn's rustic chapel is a unique spot to say "I do" — perfect for the outdoorsy couple!


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Sara October 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Thanks so much for the mention. I personally was married here in 2000 and my husband and I find nothing sweeter than being able to see couples return year after year to celebrate their own weddings, it just feels like good juju. Also FYI not mentioned in the article above: We offer a free night to prospective couples who are considering getting married at the Inn, plus other useful tools (whether they book with us or not).
Again thank you Kristina!
Sara Farish
Outlook Inn and New Leaf Cafe on Orcas

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