Looking for a rehearsal dinner option on Whidbey Island?
I’ve got lots of ideas for you! Whether you are interested in something super casual or something more upscale, there are plenty of options for your Whidbey Island rehearsal dinner. I will advise you to get your plans made soon, as lots of these businesses and places book up pretty quickly!
Why not rent the picnic shelter at one of our great beaches and have a picnic? This is a great option for groups with lots of kids, or who want to play some sports, do some beach-combing, etc. Pack up some paper plates and coolers of drinks, and you’re ready to go! Get tasty BBQ from Useless Bay Coffee Company, have a noodle-fest from Island Nosh, or pick up some award-winning deli platters from Pickles Deli.
My favorite picnic beaches are Dave Mackey park at Maxwelton Beach, Langley Marina, Double Bluff Beach, or Freeland Park. The Port of South Whidbey runs some of these; to make reservations give them a call.
Paella party at a private home or VRBO
If you are renting a place and have access to a hose, you could get paella from bayleaf in Coupeville. They cook it onsite and it is pretty impressive. They can also provide your wine, and beautiful meat & cheese platters as well. Yum!
Want to take it indoors?
In Langley, both Useless Bay Coffee Company and The Braeburn allow you to buy out their space. Both have nice little garden areas if the evening is nice. Whether you opt for the delicious BBQ from UBCC or a more homestyle menu at The Braeburn, you’ll have a great meal in a comfortable but weather-proof setting!
For a more upscale indoor rehearsal or welcome dinner experience, Orchard Kitchen and Roaming Radish (aka R2) are great. Both have very charming venue spaces – Orchard Kitchen is farmy, while R2 is more modern, kinda rustic organic contemporary. Both are well-known chefs both on and off the island.