This page is updated regularly; keep checking back for more recommendations!
We recognize that most of our couples have never planned an event for more than 50 people and it can be pretty daunting! We are here to help. Our recommended list includes vendors we enjoy working with and those we have spoken to or who come highly recommended by people we trust. This list is reviewed and updated regularly
ALL OF OUR PREFERRED VENDORS ARE LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES STAFFED WITH PEOPLE WE LIKE TO WORK WITH! Gray Bridge NEVER accepts a vendor kickback or charges a vendor fee.
We have an open catering policy allowing you to bring in the caterer of your choice (if you want to hire a caterer we haven't met, we will invite them out for a tour and verify the will be successful at our venue!) We also allow self-catering and buffet drop but but we STRONGLY recommend you hire staff to assist with service and clean.
We allow beer, wine, champagne and hard alcohol in the form of signature cocktails (1 1/2 ounce per drink). No shots or individually ordered drinks are allowed. All alcohol must be served by your Class 12 licensed and insured bartender. Table service, champagne toasts, and kegs are allowed when served by your bartender. Most full-service caterers also provide bartending.
Staffing helps your event run smoothly. Grandma, friends, and family are often assigned the task of professional staff to save some money during an event. They are guests at your party--please let them enjoy your day. For a relatively small cost, you can have professional staff to bus tables, clean up cups and napkins left around by your guests, set out your appetizers or desserts, and manage the marshmallow stickiness at the s'mores bar. Some staffing companies will assist with childcare, decor, and packing up at the end of the night! A good ratio of staff is 1/80 guests with a minimum of two people.
We are not affiliated with any of these vendors or sellers. We have either done business with them or we have interviewed them on your behalf because they have been recommended to us. Please look at reviews to help decide if they are right for you!
Cakes and Desserts
Hey Sweets, Monroe www.heysweetsbuffets.com 425-232-6084
Simply Sweets, Snohomish www.simplysweetwa.com 360-863-2956
The Cakewalk Shop, Snohomish www.thecakewalkshop.com 425.770.1128
Unforgettable Weddings and Events, Monroe www.unforgettableweddingandevents.com Karie Greiner 425-770-2038
Town and Country Weddings, Sultan www.townandcountryweddings.com Katie Graham 425-350-8221
New Creations, Snohomish www.newcreationsweddings.com Rebecca Grant 206-491-0608
Photography is a highly personal decision. These photographers represent a variety of styles and all have worked at Gray Bridge. We have been impressed with their work!
Emily Keeny Photography www.emilykeeney.com
Gina Paulson www.ginapaulson.com
Emily Jayne Photography www.mlejaynephotography.com
Joanna Glumac Photography www.joannaglumacphotography.com
Perfect Fit Formal Wear www.perfectfitformalwear.com Paul provides amazing service, can provide altering for local and out of state guys, and provides a free suit to every Gray Bridge groom!
Tied Knot Grooming www.tiedknotgrooming.com Men’s grooming onsite for the entire groom’s party!
Décor and Linens Purchase
Décor and Linens Rental
Sweet Buffet Lady www.sweetbuffetlady.com Based out of Monroe. She will do same day pick-up and delivery directly to our venue. Amazing selection of décor and furniture items.
Cort Party Rental www.CortPartyRental.com Mallory Bailey Mallory.Bailey@cort.com 425-953-1444 Based out of Everett. Incredible array of rental items from tents to chandeliers to chaffing dishes and décor.
Remember Me Pretty Rentals: www.remembermepretty.com Maggie Jean. Large furniture décor including farmhouse tables and lounge furniture.
Starline Luxury Coaches Christine@DiscoverStarline.com 253-457-4110
A&A Limousine & Bus Service info@A-ALimo.com 800-571-1008
Sky Mountain Experience www.skymountainexperience.com A local rafting company with a 18 passenger van and driver available for hourly rental.
(These people have responded to my Facebook request seeking UBER drivers, they are based out of Sultan, drive part time, and can do scheduled or last minute pickups.)
Darlene Frazier 425-218-0275
Justin Flener 206-734-1972
Damon Hollins 209-345-5578
Local After Party Location
JD Slicks, Sultan (21 and up) 529 W Stevens Ave (Hwy 2) (360) 217-8174 As of this writing, they have pool, darts, and karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.
We have never stayed or heard any reviews of these local places. They are on this list due to stated capacity or service they provide.
Evergreen Inns and Suite www.hotelinmonroewa.com 19103 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272 360-863-1900
Best Western Sky Valley Inn www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-monroe/best-western-sky-valley-inn/propertyCode.48118.html 19233 State Route 2, Monroe, WA 98272 360-794-3111
Zinntopia AirBnB www.zinntopia.com 17517 260th Ave SE, Monroe/Sultan, WA 98272 425-330-9491 Sleeps 9-39
Blueberry Ridge Farms AirBnB https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23651640?adults=10&toddlers=0&guests=1&s=ZZ5d7oLf Monroe/Sultan Sleeps 16+
Treeline Rentals ww.treelinerentals.com Manages a small selection of quality, PNW-styled AirBnB’s.
Recreation in the area
Great for out-of-town guests to explore the Cascade Mountains and fun for bachelor/bachlorette parties.
Chinook ATV www.chinookATV.com Anthony hosts ATV rides into the high country and alpine lakes along with hunting, fishing, and overnight accommodations.
Sky Mountain Experience www.skymountainexperience.com Alex provides rafting, hiking, fishing, and photo tours.
Hwy 2 Diner, Monroe 360-217-8564 Mexican-American fusion restaurant that rents entire space for events after 5pm. Very good food, reasonable prices, full bar.
Bella Balduccis, Monroe www.bellabalducci.com 360-863-9999 Great Mediterranean menu. Entire restaurant available for rental. Capacity 49.
Timber Monster Brewing Company, Sultan 425-750-4147
Amarillo BBQ, Monroe 360-217-8484