Deer Harbor Inn
On Beautiful Orcas Island

We offer full service catering at any location on Orcas Island!

We also host weddings on our property, where your new life together will begin in the middle of an one hundred year old apple orchard. The backdrop of the ceremony will be beautiful Deer Harbor with the small wasp island chain and the Olympic mountain range in the background. The ceremony will be under the wedding arbor with seating for your guests facing the harbor. Our staff can also help in arranging ministers, wedding cake, flowers, and photographers. Hair styling, beauty services, facials, and massage can also be arranged.

The Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant seats 90 inside the 2 dining rooms and can accommodate 75 outside on the patio. We can also coordinate a wedding canopy tent with outdoor tables and chairs for groups as large as 200. We can cater at any location on Orcas Island. Check out the Odd Fellows Hall for a great waterfront reception location. Our mobile catering grill is perfect for grilling up local fresh wild king salmon.
The Restaurant and Catering operations are handled by the owners Matthew and Ryan Carpenter who purchased the restaurant from their parents. Carpenter family has owned and operated the Deer Harbor in since 1982.

Our culinary staff is experienced in a wide range of cuisine from our signature Pacific Northwest Seafood to all vegetarian to Southern BBQ.

If you are looking for a place to hold your company seminar, church retreat, or family reunion, the Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant is a great facility. We are happy to customize the perfect menu that works within your budget.

Contact us here to get started with planning your wedding reception.

Words of Recommendation:

"Ryan & the DHI Catering Team, Thank you so much for providing such delicious food for our wedding! Each item was exploding with flavor and we received so many compliments throughout the day and after! The salmon was especially superb and some of the best we've ever had!" -Kelsey and Brad 2018
"I'm not sure I have words to describe how impressed we were with Deer Harbor Inn Catering, Ryan Carpenter, and his staff. They catered our wedding on Orcas Island in August 2012 at Odd Fellows Hall. From the very first email contact, Ryan was responsive, flexible and enthusiastic. Ryan made planning a wedding from 3,000 miles away much easier than we anticipated. Every request we had was answered with a 'Sure, we can do that!' The staff was super friendly and professional. The food was delicious! We actually missed the appetizers and only got a bite of dessert, but friends and family were gushing about the cheese selection, dinner, and dessert. Now I'm hoping for some friends to have a wedding catered by Deer Harbor Inn, just so we can try that assortment of cheeses and really enjoy the dessert! Our wedding was above and beyond what we'd ever hoped for, and we attribute a lot of that to Deer Harbor Inn Catering. I highly recommend Deer Harbor Catering for your wedding or gathering on Orcas Island." - Anne 2012

"It is with great pleasure that I recommend The Deer Harbor Inn, for a special occasion.

Ryan Carpenter works with the organizer of the event to plan an incredible menu. His suggestions are well thought out (allowing him to choose and use the freshest ingredients), which result in an incredible tasting menu. Ryan's suggests items which complement the Orcas Island experience giving your guest plenty to rave about. Ryan did not stop at the food alone, his recommended wines (all from the San Juan Islands) added nicely to the event. Portions are not a concern as there was more than enough food for all. Food allergies are not to be worried about as Ryan takes note of the ones mentioned and prepares food for the particular individuals. The Service: Prior, as well as during the event Ryan Carpenter is quick to respond, works incredible well with the organizer of the event and is flexible, qualities which made my sisters rehearsal dinner one the family still talks about. Ryan has an experienced staff as was evident from the timing of the food brought out, the thoughtfulness in noticing what was occurring during the event (such as toasts) and the attention to detail. As a member of a large family, who has worked with numerous caterers, I highly recommend Deer Harbor Inn."

"Deer Harbor Inn catered our wedding on Orcas Island in August 2010 at the Oddfellows Hall. The food was excellent, and we are still receiving compliments from wedding guests. Not only was the food delicious, but Ryan and his team provided professional and attentive service, and were very flexible and helpful while planning the menu and logistics for the wedding day. They went above and beyond our expectations in helping us plan our destination wedding, and we highly recommend their services."-Chelsea

"Deer Harbor Catering was AMAZING!! Every aspect of their catering exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, the staff was wonderful, they were friendly, accomodating and they truly made our wedding a relaxing event. We would highly recommend their catering and restaurant to anyone heading to Orcas Island. Thank you Ryan and your staff. You guys were fabulous!" -Allison and Matt O'Brien
"Excellent food, variety of dishes, quality, quantity, and service! All around fantastic job,
even with the accommodation of various and many dietary restrictions, and the outside,
rustic venue!- The easiest part of planning my daughter's wedding was working with Ryan
and crew. 5 Stars for service, food, accommodations and pricing.
Couldn't have been any better!" -Karen
"I don't have anything but great things to say about Ryan Carpenter and his staff at Deer Harbor Inn Catering. They were flexible, professional, and easy to work with! They helped us through every part of our catering at Odd Fellows Hall on Orcas island in August 2012.

When we were looking at catering options they hosted my fiance, mother, and I for a private tasting. They made us feel comfortable and were very accommodating. On the day of the wedding they worked well with family and were flexible with space and resources. After the wedding they went above and beyond to help with the cleanup! We would absolutely recommend Deer Harbor Inn Catering to others! " -Kayla and Nick Askew

"Thank you so much for making our wedding such a memorable event. It was a pleasure working with you from Day 1. You were always quick to respond to our questions and you were so accommodating to our needs to create a perfect menu and party plan. All we can say is 'wow' and we could not be more pleased with your services and level of professionalism. I would highly recommend Deer Harbor Catering to anyone planning a wedding or party on Orcas Island. Thanks again!" Laura from Seattle, WA

"We are so happy to have you be a part of our big day! Thank you for all of your help along the way as we have planned our wedding- you have made things both easy and fun and it's so great to have it come together so well! Your professionalism and calm nature are so nice and it's been a pleasure to work with you" -Beth and John
"Thank you for the wonderful OICC Ladies Luncheon. The food was delicious! The setting beautiful and the service charming!! It was a great pleasure to join you in this adventure! Thanks for all your hard work in making it a beautiful day for all involved" -Kathy
"We originally sought out the Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant to cater our wedding reception, but after meeting with Ryan and experiencing their wonderful hospitality, amazing food, and beautiful and tranquil property in Deer Harbor, we asked if we could have our wedding there as well. Thank goodness Ryan said yes, because we now have the most amazing memories that will last a lifetime! Our families stayed right there on the property for the whole weekend, and we all felt very welcomed by the staff. The cottages and lodge were absolutely adorable, and we all had breakfast baskets with fresh goodies in our rooms. Then for the bride and groom, there was a beautiful arrangement of flowers, with Champaign, and the best chocolate we’ve ever had! And that was just the beginning, Ryan and his staff went above and beyond the call of duty at every turn. From our BBQ the night before the wedding, to helping us coordinate with other vendors to get a tent, cake, and even pick fresh flowers from their garden if we needed them for our decorations. The wedding ceremony setting (outside) was phenomenal, and the wedding reception dinner was the best I have ever experienced. Our friends and family were raving about the food all night and the days after as well. But most importantly, our family and friends had a weekend they will not soon forget! All of this wouldn't have been possible if it weren’t for the generous and hospitable crew at the Deer Harbor Inn. With absolutely no reservation, we wholeheartedly recommend the Deer Harbor Inn and Restaurant for your event, whether it’s for dinner, catering, a special event, or like us, an entire wedding weekend! With fond memories and warmest regards... ~Merri and Craig"
I have to tell you how much my husband and I appreciated all that you did to help create an unforgettable weekend for the wedding of our daughter Merri and her new husband Craig Hanson. All of the correspondence, emails and phone calls leading up to the weekend as well as your calm, helpful and reassuring presence when we arrived at the resort were such a great help. Your support and willingness to provide whatever we needed in terms of décor, seating, meals, the aisle runner, cabins, and the garage where we arranged the flowers made everything go without a hitch.

We especially loved staying in the Lodge! Our accommodations were so homey, comfortable and private with a fantastic view of the ground and the Sound beyond. The breakfast baskets were an unexpected treat as my husband Henk and I sat down for coffee and muffins and fruit each morning. NICE TOUCH!!

The reception dinner after the wedding was outstanding! We especially enjoyed the chicken-pasta dish, homemade soup, fresh salad and delicious bread. Your crew deserves to be praised

Thank you again for helping to make this an unforgettable experience for our daughter Merri and her husband Craig as well as family and friends. We would highly recommend your establishment to anyone looking for a great place to host a similar event.

With deep appreciation,

Rosa Lee & Henk Wapstra
September 17, 2011 wedding
I 100% recommend Deer Harbor Restaurant Catering for weddings or other larger celebrations. My husband and I got married in the summer of 2011 at Rosario and hired Ryan and his team to cater both our reception and our cocktail hour. They were flawless! Not only did the day of our wedding run seamlessly, but the planning process went very smoothly as well. Ryan was sure to bring up all of the details that I was forgetting to think about, which as a busy bride, I couldn't have appreciated more! Deer Harbor's food is delicious, their staff is friendly and professional and their contract stipulations are reasonable and fair. Book them before somebody else does! -Ingen 2011
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