Ivar's Salmon House

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401 NE Northlake Way

Seattle, Washington 98105




Capacity: Five rooms available for buffet or plated seating, and reception style.

  • Brunch seating: 32 to 104;

  • Plated seating: 40 to 130;

  • Reception style: 32 to 150.

  • Private, semi-private and views of the lake/cityscape available. Call for details.

Catering: Full-service in-house catering

Price Range: Prices vary according to menu

Deposits: Reservations accepted up to 3 years in advance. We are able to accommodate guests on short notice if space is available. 

Types of Events: Business meetings, corporate entertaining, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, sit-down or buffet lunches, dinners, cocktail and hors d’oeuvres buffets, and special events  

ADA: Yes 

Parking: Free parking lot at restaurant and street parking 

Boat Ramp: Docking free of charge 

Tables & Chairs: Tables, chairs, and layout to meet your needs 

Staff: Servers provided according to your group size 

Bar Facilities: Full-service bar; cocktail service provided 

Linens, China, etc: Linen tablecloths and napkins provided at no charge, specialty linens available at cost 

Decorations: Early decorating with prior arrangements 

Cleanup: Provided by Ivar’s 

AV and Equipment: We’re happy to arrange for any of your A/V or equipment needs; most items available onsite 

Special Services: We would be delighted to assist you in coordinating all your event–planning needs. Our goal is to make your event a success and to make you shine! 


Ivar’s Salmon House, on the north shore of Lake Union, is Seattle’s most unique and impressive banquet venue. Expansive windows overlooking Lake Union provide an unsurpassed panoramic view of the Seattle cityscape, where guests may watch yachts, sailboats, and kayaks as they traverse this spectacular setting. Built in 1970, the Salmon House was constructed entirely from local materials to resemble a Northwest Native American Longhouse and is enhanced with stunning Native American artwork. Voted Seattle’s “Best Salmon”, our seafood is cooked to perfection over an open Alder wood fire and served in a warm welcoming atmosphere.