The Word Around Town

  • "The gentleman that were on-site at the event yesterday were phenomenal!! They went out of their way to ensure that your guests had a flawless experience & it wouldn't have been the same without them. Thank you again & please pass the compliments on to the gentlemen that were present at the event, they deserve many thanks!
  • "We ADORED Bruce! We couldn't have imagined a better guide & host... I think given how well the wine tour went my friend (the bride), is looking to use your services for her wedding. Thank you again for facilitating such a special your!"
  • "I wanted to send a quick note of thanks for the wonderful valets that worked our department party... They were on time, polite & so helpful-there weren't a huge number of cars to park but it was so nice to have the service for those that did drive. And, at the end of the evening, the valets were so helpful in calling cabs for attendees that took cabs. Sincerely appreciated their help & customer service.
    Erin - Microsoft 
  • "I just wanted to let you know that we had exceptional feedback about valet this year. Our guests were especially happy with the timeliness & customer service. So, thank you for continuing to offer great services"
    Emily - Encompass 
  • "Tommy & the crew were outstanding. Prompt, efficient, gracious & professional. We couldn't have asked for better service. A number of our guests commented on how great they were. Thanks once again for a terrific job"
    Mark F. 
  • "Thank you for the part you played in making our event so successful! We love working with Butler Valet because of your professionalism, speediness and dependability. 
    Christy C. 
  • "Your crew was fantastic! All of them! I really appreciate their willingness to roll with whatever we needed. Thank you so much for all your help & I not only look forward to working with you guys again, but will pass your info to all that I think will need it."
    Amber B - The Production Network  
  • "Just wanted to say 'thank you' for the outstanding transportation services for our daughters wedding!  The van shuttles were perfect for getting the wedding party & guests to & from the venue safety.  The 'get away' Mercedes finished up a beautiful evening for Josh & Morgan in style!
    Jim R. 
  • "Some feedback from our family from this past Friday: Two words-First Class!  Everyone felt like a VIP thanks to your classy rides & wonderful drivers.  Our driver was Dan & he was so sweet keeping us entertained.  Thanks again for everything.  I'm so glad I found your company!"
    Kathy D. 
  • "Awesome time yesterday, loved the oversized bus. Cleve was such a good guy, so professional. What a nice man! You have a great employee with him, please know that. Thanks again. If you ever need a recommendation when competing for business feel free to have them call (me)."
    Chris S. - John C. Radovich Development Co.
  • "Cleve was the best driver I have ever had... and I have had many... he was professional, courteous and friendly... a genuinely very nice person... and the condition of your bus was outstanding."
    Dan Plummer 
  • "Your staff was great this weekend!!! Please let Dan know that he had excellent customer service. I am in a service related industry & know how important this aspect of the business really is. It is very refreshing to see this... My guests commented on his helpfulness & courtesy; as far as the car/parking situation, I was worry free... Thanks again, will definitely call you guys again."
    Ponce - Premier Long Tern Care Pharmacy 
  • "I wanted to pass on to you that our guests have so far absolutely raved about the services your team has provided. Butler Transportation got more comments then the actual tour! Dan, Tommy & Cleve were all very professional, flawlessly courteous & charming to our guests, & were very popular with them. You & your team made everything seamless, smooth, relaxing, & effortless for our guests (& took huge loads of stress off us as well)"
    Darragh Metzger - Virginia Mason Medical Center 
  • "Thank you, I really enjoyed working with you & Stuart, you are both a class above the rest.  I'll continue to refer everyone I can to you."  
    Tom B.
  • "Thanks so much for a great time on Friday (during our Woodinville wine tour).  We all had a blast and will be singing your praises for a long time."  
    Jens H.
  • "They were the best coordinated, they were the most organized, and their people were the friendliest (even when having to stand out in the rain/cold).  Every single person from Butler was polite, friendly, and courteous. Classic case of actions speaking louder than words... they did the best job selling me on the quality of their service." 
    Weddings in Woodinville Attendee
  • "THANK YOU for your services yesterday.  I really took comfort in knowing that you were getting my employees & clients where they needed to go.  Exceptional service, timing was perfect & I appreciated that I could call your drivers on their cell and check the status.  Thank you again!"
    Lauren Miller - Welocalize
  • "Thank you again for your great service.  Tommy was excellent and I can't ever imagine ever using another business for our events.  Thanks for the great customer service."
    Zong Her - Girl Power Hour
  • "Thank you for your amazing efforts & hard work in coordinating & transporting our group around Snoqualmie & surrounding areas. My boss & I were so pleased with & thankful for Butler Transportation!! We also appreciated your flexibility & professional attitudes on Saturday evening. It took a few strange & unexpected turns & you did a great job rolling with the punches. I look forward to recommending you in the future."
    Patricia Winterfield - Wayne State University 
  • "I just wanted to give a big thank you to the two valet guys Saturday night at DeLille.  Kaspars wait staff and I decided they were the best valet guys ever!"
    BreeAnn Gale - Pink Blossom Events 
  • "Another great party and the valets were just THE BEST.  Please tell them again for me what a terrific job they did.  Great sense of humor & so professional with all the guests.  And with it being a surprise party, they really had to scramble to have the guests cars hidden before the guest of honor arrived.  They were really good sports about making it work.  We appreciate that you always provide such quality service."
    Janice O.
  • "Thank you SO much for being such an integral part of our open house tasting! I can't begin to thank you enough for the FANTASTIC service you supplied on such late notice. It was so nice to have the professionalism of Butler to be the first & last impression our guests received. We're very excited about making Butler Valet our exclusive preferred valet & transportation experts. The evening would not have been a success without your presence on property."
    Andrea Harrison - Twelve Baskets Catering
  • "We had a nice time.  I think the group was really struck by the difference in the approaches & personalities of the wine makers & wines. You were right on with the Grand Reve wines, those are truly gems! Kudos to Dave, he was professional & accommodating.  Finally, I appreciate the attention that you paid us & for matching the wineries with our tastes.  Your equipment is top notch & you have obviously gone to great lengths to build good relationships with the winemakers, great work!"
    David G.
  • "Just wanted to say 'thank you' to you & Cleve for such wonderful service! Every one of our attendees who took the shuttle with Cleve commented on his personable & professional service. Cleve made certain to contact me prior to picking up our group & followed up to ensure that our team had everything they needed. He went out of his way to provide the highest standard of service. I have travelled extensively & can honestly say that both Cleve & Butler Seattle are truly the best!"
    Stacy - Outerwall
  • "I would like to thank you so much for the weekend of fabulous transportation!  We had amazing drivers that were prompt, friendly, and courteous.  Our guests were thrilled with the Mercedes Coaches and they were perfect for our group.  I look forward to utilizing Butler Transportation at my future events."      
    Jacky Grotle, owner Event Success
  • "Butler Transportation provides excellent and professional services. They are on time with sparkling clean vehicles that are comfortable and easy to get in and out. When Columbia Winery needs any transportation needs the first contact is Butler Transportation."
    Linda J. Conklin - Hospitality Manager NW Columbia Winery/Ascentia Wine Estates
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Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2014 Summer Concert Series-Celebrating 30 Years

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2014 Summer Concert SeriesIt’s that time again to start thinking about summer concerts and this year’s lineup at Chateau Ste. Michelle does not disappoint!

Butler Valet is happy to announce that we will be back at Columbia Winery this year offering valet and parking assistance.

Check out the 2014 Concert Calendar HERE and be sure to purchase your tickets before “…It's a lot of too late, The summer's over, over, over, Over, over, over….” (ZZ Top 365 Days).


Vote in the 4th annual Northwest Meetings + Events readers' choice Best of Awards

Industry partners and peers, it's time to vote for the 4th annual Northwest Meetings + Events readers' choice Best of Awards!

As you know, your votes count and the winner is up to you. Don’t forget that at least 7 categories must be filled out for your ballot to be valid and voting ends May 8th. CLICK HERE TO VOTE TODAY!

Butler Seattle is honored to have been voted Best Transportation Provider/Valet Services in Washington for the last two years.

Not an industry professional and wondering what the Northwest Meetings + Events readers' choice Best of Awards are?

NWM+E awards are designed to honor the best in the Northwest meetings and events industry. They are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game. 


The Woodinville Whiskey Co. invites you their new distillery

"The light music of whiskey falling into a glass - an agreeable interlude." - James Joyce 

We are so excited to welcome The Woodinville Whiskey Company's new distillery to the neighborhood and we hope you will join us for their 1st Open House on Thursday, April 3rd from 5-8PM! Shake hands with the owners, take a tour, meet with local vendors and then enjoy great food from The Hollywood Tavern to celebrate their new space.  Butler Valet will be on-hand so parking will be a snap!

The Woodinville Whisky Company

Please RSVP to Libby at and we'll see you there!  

The new Woodinville Whiskey Company distillery has private event space for up to 75 indoors and 150 indoors/outdoors. The Woodinville Whiskey Company distillery has grown and is now four times the size of the original location and will boast a 1,320-gallon pot still which will be one of the largest in the western United States.

Offering 3 tours per day, the new Woodinville Whiskey Company has designed the distillery to be highly interactive; offering guests the opportunity to step onto the production floor, be surrounded by corn cooking and watch the barrels being filled. Lastly, the distillery boasts a becoming tasting room, and expands your whiskey-tasting experience with the Hollywood Taverns whiskeycentric cocktail menu, across the courtyard, where the menu offers various sweet-salty foods that pair expertly with whiskey. 




Celebrate Woodinville announces it's 2014 Summer Series

Landslides, excessive rain.... has us daydreaming of the glorious days of summer! And just in time the City of Woodinville, Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, and Woodinville Wine Country have announced the 2014 Celebrate Woodinville Summer Event Series at Wilmot Gateway Park in Downtown Woodinville!

Six events will be offered this summer, starting with a concert in the park on the 4th of July, followed by four Wednesday evening concerts on July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6, and the second annual Woodinville festival on August 16. Each event will feature live music, local wineries, breweries, restaurants, and food trucks. The festival will begin with the annual pancake breakfast and Woodinville parade, and will also showcase the Woodinville farmer’s market, arts and crafts fair, exhibitors, children’s activities, and the popular Bassett Bash. 

The Celebrate Woodinville summer events are free, community events where families, friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy great music, wine, and food – all in one place. A variety of high-energy bands will play fun music for all ages. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic or purchase savory and sweet food options from local restaurants. The wine and beer garden will feature wines from premiere Woodinville Wine Country wineries and craft beer from local breweries. 

Be sure to follow Celebrate Woodinville on Facebook and at for the latest information! 


Cellars and Skillets-Woodinville's newest progressive wine tour

Cellars and SkilletsWe are so excited to be apart of the newest, sure to be Woodinville “it” event, “Cellars and Skillets”.

Cellars and Skillets is Woodinville Wine Country's new five-course progressive dinner series debuting this May that features Woodinville venues Columbia Winery, JM Cellars, EFESTE and The Hollywood Tavern.  Northwest celebrity chefs Bobby Moore of Barking Frog, Josh Henderson of the Hollywood Tavern & Skillet and Russell Lowell of Russell's will be featured along with Woodinville wines that will be poured. Butler Seattle is pleased to be providing your transportation between venues.

What: Cellars and Skillets-a 5-course progressive dinner series
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Columbia Winery, JM Cellars, EFESTE and Hollywood Tavern
Tickets: $150 per person, available through Brown Paper Tickets


Be A Giver at Hope Chest 2014 - A Wedding Rummage Sale hosted by Get Hitched Give Hope

Hope Chest Get Hitched Give HopeGet Hitched Give Hope Hope Chest 2014 | Photo by Alante PhotgraphyThe bighearted team at Get Hitched Give Hope has created another incredible event that benefits brides and grooms-to-be and gives back- Hope Chest- a wedding rummage sale!

Fabulous and curated goods have been collected from some of the best wedding vendors and stylish former brides in Seattle and they will be on sale for you to scoop up on February 23rd, 11am-2pm at Utina Wardroom.  From wedding dresses and vintage books to favor boxes and shepherd hooks, they’ve got the awesome stuff you're looking for at rummage sale prices and everything sold goes to benefit the Get Hitched Give Hope charities: The Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coaltion.

Get Hitched Give Hope

Follow GHGH on Facebook|Twitter|Instragram to see all the sneak peaks of what treasures are to be found during the sale, along with other wedding tidings.  And save your spot through the door by RSVP’ing for your complimentary ticket through Eventbrite.


HopeChest-A wedding rummage sale hosted by Get Hitched Give Hope

Recently married? Have wedding related good cluttering up your free space? Do you have perfectly good wedding decor, DIY projects, or leftover supplies that are piling up and collecting dust? 

Donate them to Get Hitched Give Hope for their newest fundraiser HopeChest, a wedding décor rummage sale! They'll be collecting gently used items at our drop off event. 

Proceeds will benefit Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, which grant final wishes to those given a terminal diagnosis and provide support to young women with breast cancer (respectively).

Learn more here at