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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 full-service caterer of your choice (we do have a "never again" list--please contact us prior to booking a caterer). We do require your caterer be licensed and insured.
Effective 2023, we require the use of a full-service catering company or staffing company if the caterer does not provide full-service.
Navi's Catering Kitchen is our favorite caterer. Whether a bougie plated dinner that will impress even your new mother--in-law's boss or a family picnic that keeps the little's happy, Navi's food and service is elevated, delicious, and exemplary. Able to meet many price points and food styles, we are always at ease when Navi is catering.
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.
The ONLY bartending service we recommend is Party on the Rocks! We have seen too many poor bartending services that haven't safely served your guests. We have had Party on the Rocks multiple time earn our trust and respect. We do have a "never again" list--please contact us prior to booking a bartending company.
Effective in 2023, we require the use of our recommended bartending companies:
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!
If you have not hired a full-service caterer who will buss your tables and scrape your dishes, you will NEED a staffing company.
Day-of Coordinators/Wedding Planners manage your wedding day according to your vision. They will bring your vision into reality, develop and manage your timeline, coordinate with your vendors, verify you meet your contractual requirements. They give your friends and family who want to help as much of a role as they want while giving them the flexibility to be a guest and not have to worry about anything.
Effective 2023, we require the use of a professional day-of coordinator.
A great DJ will keep your event on schedule, your guests will stay informed, and everyone will have a great time dancing the night away! We feel that a professional DJ is money well spent!
Successful DJ's do so much more than spin some tunes! They run your timeline, keep your event on track, excuse tables, introduce the wedding party and work closely with your wedding planner to execute your vision.
Gray Bridge is a large property and requires multiple kits. A DJ without adequate gear means your event goes "quite" while they move locations. A DJ with poor quality equipment cannot adequately meet Snohomish County noise ordinance as their speakers aren't directional.
Effective 2023, we require the use of one of the following recommended DJ's:
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!
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.
Cakes and Desserts
Hoffman Bakery, Redmond http://www.hoffmansfinecakes.com/ 425.828.0926
The Cakewalk Shop, Snohomish www.thecakewalkshop.com 425.770.1128
Grain Artisan Bakery https://www.grainartisanbakery.com/ 360.799.6822
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.
BBJ Linen https://www.bbjlinen.com/ Based out of Tukwila, BBJ has a vast selection of high-end linens. They can be shipped directly to Gray Bridge (let us know they are coming!)
AHA Party Company, https://ahapartyco.com/ Vintage Camper Photo Booth and Ice Cream Cart Rental
Mox Boarding House, https://www.moxboardinghouse.com/ Providing staffed board game play at your wedding!
Muggshotz Caricature Artist https://muggshotz.net/ He draws 50 faces in an hour and provides amazing entertainment plus a favor all in one!
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!
Wandering Barber Co. http://wandererbarberingco.com/ Men’s grooming onsite for the entire groom’s party!
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.
Historic Roseborough Inn B&B, 109 Date Ave, Sultan Pete Scheff 425.299.9388 Bachelorette packages, sleeps up to 8. We are friends with the owners, Pete and Frank and are always impressed with their hospitality.
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
Treeline Rentals www.treelinerentals.com Manages a small selection of quality, PNW-styled AirBnB’s.
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 Keeney Photography www.emilykeeney.com
GSquared Photography https://gsquaredblog.com/
Joanna Monger Photography www.JoannaMonger.com
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.
Tuscano's Italian Restaurant www.TuscanosItalian.com
Trails End Taproom https://trailsendtaphouse.com
Bella Balduccis http://bellabalduccis.com/monroe.html
Route 2 taproom https://Route2taproom.com
McMenimans Anderson School www.mcmenamins.com/anderson-school
El Paraiso Mexican Grill www.alparaisomexicangrillmonroe.com
Bella Balduccis, Monroe www.bellabalducci.com
Amarillo BBQ, Monroe 360-217-8484
Butler Transportation www.ButlerSeattle.com 206.233.9233
Starline Luxury Coaches Christine@DiscoverStarline.com 253.457.4110
Sky Mountain Experience www.skymountainexperience.com A local rafting company with a 18 passenger van and driver available for hourly rental.