A Comprehensive Wedding Guide to Getting Married in Stanwood & Camano Island

Updated March 2021

Congratulations! By now you’re probably doing the most exciting (and often the most overwhelming) part of the journey along the route to your wedding day: PLANNING. We hope this guide, and some friendly advice, will help make your planning enjoyable as you explore the different options we’ve found, and that you leave feeling well informed as your Stanwood Camano Island Wedding begins to take shape and come together for your big day.

We have done our best to build this list specifically around Stanwood Camano Island local vendors. For certain vendors, you may to have to explore options outside the immediate area.

Keep in mind, this is an informational guide and nothing should be considered an endorsement of any of the vendors or services they provide.

Find something that needs to be updated? Or are you a vendor who would like to be added? Simply contact us and we will make the appropriate changes.

Getting Married in Stanwood Camano Island

A few tips to get started


Lists will help you map out the important details of your wedding. How much money you want to spend, who will be in the wedding party, guest lists, possible dates and locations, and ideas of what you want to see happen on the day are all things you should put down in writing. Write down what your priorities are for your big day, a timeline of what your day may look like and what factors you would like to emphasize or minimize. Most importantly, what will make this day a day to remember for YOU as a couple.

Having your ideas mapped out on a piece of paper or on your phone will save you a lot of stress as you try to sort through all the details of what needs to happen.


Hiring a wedding planner can help reduce a lot of the stress not only on planning your wedding, but also on your wedding day itself. Wedding planners typically have connections with a variety of vendors. This can make it easy for you to find what you need in order to help make your dream wedding a reality.

A word of wisdom: while your wedding planner will have many connections, you do not have to go with their recommended vendors. Many local/small/less heard of vendors may not be represented, so be sure to choose the vendors you want, the ones that reflect your style and will help make your wedding day the event you always wanted it to be.

If you don’t want to hire a wedding planner, make sure you have a designated person (someone who is NOT in the wedding party or is the mother of the bride or groom) to make a timeline, supervise the decorating and keep everything moving on the day. Ideally this is an organized and administrative person who can be in charge and be your point of contact with your vendors (DJ, florists, caterer, etc).


Together with your fiancé take the time to dream about your wedding day. Dreaming big doesn’t necessarily mean “expensive”. It means making the day completely and uniquely yours. Have fun and enjoy the journey. The exciting part is just beginning.

Keep reading and let’s talk specifics! 

The Threads

Most ladies spend hours dreaming about the dress they will wear on their big day. From playing dress up, watching TV shows, or simply dreaming about your wedding day, the dress you wear is one of the most significant, anticipated and exciting parts of a wedding. It’s always a good idea to shop around, try on LOTS of dresses, and of course make it a party! Your friends, your mom, and many other significant people in your life may want to tag along as you try on dresses, so be sure to make it memorable and fun.

Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Dresses

  • Bella Boutique – An Arlington based dress shop for the bride and bridal party!
  • French Knot Couture – Located in Mukilteo, WA, owner Colleen Thorsen started this independent bridal design company offers a wide range of custom long and short wedding dresses

The Location

This is one of the most important aspects for your wedding day. You will need to ask yourselves lots of questions as you explore different venues in order to find the place that works best for you. Some questions to get you started as you explore venues:

  1. Does the venue fit your vision? Do you love the look and vibe of the place?
  2. Is it big enough for all of your guests? Is it too big for what you want? Pro-Tip: Guests lists will fluctuate so make sure your venue choice can accommodate some last minute tweaks.
  3. Can it adapt in case of weather issues? Let’s face it, this is Washington and sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.
  4. What’s included in the cost? Is it full service or will you need to have outside rentals for anything? Do I have to use their caterer or can I choose my own?

Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Venues

  • Camano Island Inn – On beautiful Camano Island, this preferred vendor has options for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Featuring views of the puget sound, groomed gardens, and romantic rooms for the bride and groom, we’re sure you, your family and friends will enjoy your special day.
  • Lady Florence – A 30 acre estate outside of Stanwood, WA with views of farms and rolling gardens, this 1912 historic home will wow you. The home and surrounding areas are available for your special day.
  • Stillybrook Farm – Located in Arlington, WA this charming wedding venue offers both indoor and outdoor wedding options. A classic reception hall, a gazebo, or a lovely pavilion with a 300 year old maple tree in the background offer you some amazing choices at this preferred vendor.
  • The Island House – Are you looking for a more intimate venue? Consider The Island House located on beautiful Camano Island for weddings up to 50 people. A beautiful timber frame home and 2.5 acres of forest makes a gorgeous and idyllic place for weddings.
  • Four Springs House – Located on Camano Island, this venue is great for an intimate inside ceremony or a larger outdoor celebration by the lake. Four springs house offers a beautiful and peaceful venue on a 50 acre nature reserve.
  • Cama Beach Saratoga Vista or Cama Center – Visit the Parks website for more information about reservations for this Camano Island location. (currently closed due to COVID).
  • Camano Country Club – Located on Camano Island with views of Mt. Baker and Port Susan, Camano Country Club’s waterfront banquet hall offers a lovely venue to host your wedding.
  • DeLack Estate – This beautiful 30 acre estate is located south of Stanwood near Lake Goodwin and features cute waterfalls and a cedar bridge.
  • The Finery – A beautiful Camano Island venue catering specifically to small and intimate weddings.

The Photos

To us, this is one of the most important parts of your day because it represents the memories you made and your photos will be with you for the rest of you life.

Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Photographers & Videographers

The Food & Drinks

Weddings and food go hand in hand! Choosing a caterer that fits your tastes and has enough variety to make everyone happy is key. Below are some of the best caterers in the Stanwood Camano Island area.

Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Caterers

  • Cama Beach Cafe & Catering – Camano Island
  • Island Girls Catering – Based on Camano Island and offering full service (buffet, family style or plated dinners) or drop off catering. They will adapt their offerings to accommodate any dietary issues for your guests. Island Girls Catering works hard to meet your budget and are also able to help with arranging other items you may need such as tables, chairs, tents, etc.
  • Cristy’s Lumpia – Camano Island
  • Stanwood Grill – Stanwood

Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Alcohol & Bartenders

The Cake

Weddings and food go hand in hand! Choosing a caterer that fits your tastes and has enough variety to make everyone happy is key. Below are some of the best caterers in the Stanwood Camano Island area.

Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Cakes

    The Flowers

    Flowers are absolutely one of the best parts of a wedding. Who doesn’t ooh and ahh over those beautiful floral arrangements. Here are some local florists to help you with this important detail!

    Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Florist & Floral Arrangements

      Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Florists

      The Hair & Makeup

      The right hair style will a must for your big day. Likewise, a makeup artist can help you achieve the wedding look of your dreams, whether it is natural or glamorous.

      Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Hair Stylists & Makeup Artists

      • Bonnie Carlson – A local makeup artist based out of Camano Island
      • Makeup by Tia – A local make up artist based out of Stanwood
      • Kelsey Joe Belgum – A local hair stylist at Studio 271 in Stanwood
      • Eastside Salon – A local hair salon in Stanwood
      • Elle W Beauty – Hair and makeup by Laura Smith Wentworth at Hair Studio 164 in Lynnwood

        The Bling

        Finding the right wedding band can be difficult. You may also want other jewelry to compliment your dress for the big day. Here are some local options for you to consider.

        Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Rings & Jewelry

        The Planning

        Having help planning your wedding can be a huge help. Even if you choose not to go with a wedding planner, we recommend you appoint someone (not in the wedding party) to help you plan your wedding and be a point person on the day of your wedding to coordinate with your vendors. It will really make your day even smoother!

        Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Planners

        The Officiant

        If you need someone to perform the ceremony, consider these options.

        Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Officiants

        The Favors

        Make your wedding more memorable with local treats made right here on Camano Island or Stanwood.

        Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Favors

        • Camano Island Honey – Local honey brought to you by bee keeper Jennifer Short. She offers private lableing in 1 oz or 3 oz jars.
        • Robyn Willis Candelaria – Homemade chocolates and mints will WOW your taste buds. Give her a call 360-420-3552
          Intimate micro wedding on Camano Island

          The Music

          No wedding is complete without the right music. Look for someone who will build their playlist/set around your style and vision. They should also coordinate with the venue to make sure everything is covered!

          Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Music & DJ’s

          The Basics

          Your wedding venue hopefully will have most of your needs covered but in case there are other essentials you need here are some rental companies that may have what you need.

          Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Rental Companies

          The Stay

          Staying local has so much to offer on beautiful Camano Island. While hotels are not abundant, vacation rentals are. Your guests can get a taste for the beauty of the Island by choosing from any of the accommodation options below.

          Stanwood Camano Island Wedding Accommodations

          The Law

          Don’t forget that you will need to get a marriage license to make it all legal! You will both need to complete the marriage license application form and an affidavit as well as pay the necessary fees.

          Stanwood Camano Island Marriage License

          Camano Island Micro Wedding Photography

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