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renewal of vows ceremony/reception 11/24/13


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11/24/13 Congrats to Josh and Lanell on hosting our very first ever surprise renewal of vows ceremony/reception… #Romantic Cuteness overload… Lanell was very surprised and so very happy! #Awesome #wedding #fun at The Mark Olympia


mustachio themed birthday party!


Birthday party and awesome girls night out in the Board room at The Mark .


21st Birthday

A very cute 21st birthday in the Board Room at The Mark Olympia.

Seattle University School of Law Alumni cocktail gathering

very nice note from Joan / Seattle University School of Law Alumni relations: Lisa, I left without thanking you and your staff for the professionalism and service you provided last night. Our law alumni had a great time. I appreciated the freshness of your antipasta and the penne. Thanks. Joan

Wedding and Reception – Entire Restaurant

Becky and Ben, Wedding and Reception 07/22/12

“We recently had our nuptial ceremony and reception at The Mark.  We admire Lisa’s commitment to the environment and the community. She chooses local organic ingredients and creates an inviting space for local artists to showcase work. She works to create a truly unique environment in Olympia.

This was the only space in Olympia we could imagine to host our wedding. Her values reflect ours and those that we cherish and wanted to have at our event.

We truly had the time of our lives and will continue to be patrons of The Mark.”

Wedding and Recpetion

12/28/12 just married Lamees and Geoff

“Thank you for a perfect wedding night. From start to finish you made our evening effortless. Your food was delicious and your service attentive. I couldn’t have asked for more! Thank You!”

Wedding and Reception

Holiday dinner party

holiday dinner party entire restaurant…

Halloween dance party


Wedding and Reception



Thank you so much for everything!!! Ya’ll really made this a special evening for us!!!

holiday dinner



I just wanted to thank you for making our Christmas Party such a special event.  Sarah did a fantastic job in taking care of everything we needed.  We will definitely come back next year!


Thank you for taking all the pictures too.  A good time was had by all


Happy Holidays


Birthday dinner

Holiday dinner party

Holiday dinner party

holiday dinner party


Rehearsal Dinner, Entire Restaurant on a Saturday evening.

Just Married Zoë and Ben

We had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding at The Mark, and were incredibly happy with the event. The owner, Lisa, worked with us to meet our needs, and the staff were, as always, accommodating and friendly. Guests were blown away by the swanky ambiance (the patio was a favorite), the drinks, and most importantly the FOOD. The big draw for us, and one of the reasons we chose The Mark, was being able to entertain our nearest and dearest at an establishment that supports local, sustainable farmers, turning out food that proves quality ingredients just taste better. We loved our rehearsal dinner so much that we went back for our two week anniversary to re-live the glory!

-Zoë and Ben

Wedding Reception, Entire Restaurant on a Sunday evening.

Just married Ellen and Nathan!

“We rented out The Mark for our wedding reception and it was the perfect venue! The space already has beautiful decor so we only had to do minimal decorating. We also appreciated that there was enough space for all of our guests. We used the Red Room for the DJ, dancing, and cake cutting, and had the rest of the restaurant and back patio available for our guests to mingle. In fact, we were even able to utilize the Board Room as a photo booth area which was a blast! Lisa made the planning simple and flexible–we were able to set a budget and work our food and drink menu around it. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!”

Ellen Saline

Wedding Dinner Reception, The Red Room.

Just Married Tausha and Thomas, both are with the Army and fell in love while serving in Afghanistan. They celebrated their Wedding ceremony by sharing an intimate sustainable/ locally produced dinner with family and close friends. They are both shipping out again soon, we are happy to have been able to assist them in hosting their elegant gathering in our Red Room.

Class Reunion, Red Room

class reunion north thurston class of 2002


Wedding and Reception, Entire Restaurant

Roussa and Forrest were married on the patio around 4:00 Sunday 08/12/12 fallowed by a big sustainable/ locally produced family style dinner. Then at 7:00 all their friends arrived for a casual reception in the red room for toasting, cakes and live music. The day finished at midnight on the patio in the cool summer air…

Wedding Reception, Entire Restaurant Sat. 08/04/12

“The wedding was absolutely perfect and we are so happy we had it at The Mark.  Thanks again for all you and your staff did to make it such a lovely evening.  The photos you took will help us remember our very special night.”        Shauna and Kyle

Just Married Kyle and Shauna 08/04/12

Dinner Date, Patio – a very nice note

Thank you for a beautiful evening. We savored all of it–the jasmine and herb gardens, the sky changing colors overhead, the transporting music, the delicious and conscientious menu selection, and of course, the staff. Marcus said “I would fight for the food” so I bought him another drink… and he mellowed and we stayed the whole evening 🙂

Jessica Markowitz

Birthday Dinner, Board Rm.

Birthday Dinner, Patio

Birthday, Patio

Wedding Reception, Entire Restaurant

Super Sweet Thank you Note:

Everyone commented on how awesome your servers and bartender were! And how awesome the food and drinks were! Superb job! We really appreciate all you have done for us! You have been such a great cordinator and we really appreciate all your help! Thanks again!  Nick & I just wanted to thank you and your staff for providing us with an incredible evening!  Sincerely, Nick & Kayli Smith

Just Married Kayli and Nick…

Wedding Reception, Entire Restaurant… on a Sunday afternoon…



Super Sweet Thank you Note:

Everyone commented on how awesome your servers and bartender were! And how awesome the food and drinks were! Superb job! We really appreciate all you have done for us! You have been such a great cordinator and we really appreciate all your help! Thanks again!  Nick & I just wanted to thank you and your staff for providing us with an incredible evening!  Sincerely, Nick & Kayli Smith

Bachelor/Scotch Tasting Party, Tiki Rm.

Graduation Dinner, Patio

Birthday Dinner, Main Dinning Room…

Small Private Dinner Reception, Tiki Room

Surprise Birthday, Main Dining Room

Birthday Dinner, Tiki Room

A note from artist Nikki Mc Clure

I always feel so good at the mark. It is fancy, yet feels cozy at homey. The best place for dinner in Olympia. Tonight, Lisa greeted us and welcomed us to her restaurant. She checked to see what cuts of meat that they were offering, but we stuck with the stand-by Flat iron steak. It was perfect, like always. My 7 year old loves it and the tiny scoops of blueberry sorbet at the end. My partner and I shared the espresso tainted maple syrup over chocolate ice cream, which seems only possible to make with magic incantations. We left happy and healthy, despite the indulgence.

Nikki McClure

Birthday Dinner, Board Room

“thanks so much for the great service and making my bday dinner amazing!” Kui Mauloa

After Work Cocktail Mixer, Patio

Wedding and Reception, The Red Room

Engagement Party, Red Room

Congratulations Justin and Aaron!

Birthday Party, Red Room.

Birthday Dinner, The Board Room

Birthday Party, Red Room

40th birthday party with a suprise movie detail, and awesome dance party…

A very sweet note from Author Jessica Theroux

The food at The Mark is extremely well sourced and deliciously prepared. The owner, Lisa Owen, jack of all creative trades, is a fabulous chef and host for a wonderful culinary experience in a beautiful place. Jessica

Learn more about cook, writer, photographer, craniosacral therapist, Jessica Theroux:



Thank you note


Lisa! Thank you so much for the fun night. Congratulations on 10 years of marvelous experiences for Olympia locals and travelers from afar. This night was the 9th anniversary of our first New Years Eve together, which we also happened to celebrate at The Mark. Go figure!  Jessicarae and Ruben

Surprise Birthday, Red Room

Wedding and Reception, Red Room


Two really sweet notes from the bride…

-Thank you so much for a beautiful venue to get married in! Everything was perfect 🙂

– Thank you so much for everything again.  Everything was perfect and you and your team made our special day even more special. Daniela Parker


50th Birthday, Entire Restaurant


“Thank you so much for making Chris’s party such a great experience.  People have been talking about the party for weeks now…they had so much fun.  You made Chris a very happy 50 year old.  Have a blessed Christmas.”  Denise Best

A 50th Birthday 100 Close Friends take over the Entire Restaurant, on a Monday night super cute.

Birthday Breakdance Party, in The Red Room

Family Dinner celebrating a 21st Birthday

Surf Rider Foundation Movie Event, Red Room

Celebrating finishing of a Thesis, Tiki Room

Birthday Party, Board Room

Birthday Party, Main dining room

Lisa and Mark Staff, Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening this last Friday.  We appreciated your letting us reserve your big table on a Friday.  Getting to celebrate our friend Kim’s birthday in one of her favorite places was great.  To allow us to reserve so late in the evening without dinner orders did not go unnoticed, and taking the group photos for us was great.  Any time someone asks me where to go in Olympia, I tell them the Mark.  Thanks so much, we’ll see you again soon! Scott McDearmon

Birthday Party: Board Room

Wedding Reception Dinner, The Red Room

Hi Lisa, just wanted to let you know everything was great Saturday night for our wedding dinner.  Our guests really liked the food and the servers were very friendly and on top of everything.  We had a wonderful time, thanks so much!



Birthday Dinner: Board Room


Thank you for making my birthday so special, it was perfect. Kelsey Haberland

Surprise Birthday Party, Board Room.

Lisa, you and your team are FANTASTIC!!! What a GREAT friendly staff you have!! This is the third party I have put on at The Mark and each one has been an absolute success full of laughs and making incredible memories! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Mark for your next function!! It is an elegant, personable, laid-back atmosphere where you can enjoy your friends, great service and amazing food! Thank you again Lisa and The Mark team for an INCREDIBLE JOB! You are the BEST!!

Kimberly Anderson