The Word Around Town

  • I just wanted to email and tell you how professional, kind, communicative, & helpful Todd was on Saturday. I have NEVER had a transpo drive text me to let me know they were on the way and updating me on every step. It was incredibly refreshing & reassuring. Todd was helpful to ALL the guests & even helped me unload a few things from my car. Nothing but positive things to say about that experience & I will defiantly be recommending your company in the future!
    Natalie Weinmeister - Ginger Bee Events & Planning 
  • Thank you for running a ‘First Cabin’ operation. I had the good fortune of having excellent representatives for my August get together. All my guests have commented on their professionalism, as well we their kindness.  Please pass on my appreciation for all they did to support my get together. If all your representatives area as well received as the ones I had, then you have very well run organization, congrats! Thanks again and I appreciate the support the Butler organization provided me.
  • "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 had a wonderful experience working with Butler Transportation. Their professionalism, attention to detail & customer oriented drivers made our lives much easier & we truly did not have to worry about anything because we know we were in good hands! We definitely will continue working with them & we certainly recommend them to anyone!"
    Lara Jardim, T&T Travel 
  • "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 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.
  • "Just wanted to say thank for a great experience last week. Cleve was fantastic as always, & the Hondurans had a wonderful time. Thanks for setting everything up & for the top-notch service. Thank you again for everything & we look forward to the next time! "
    Daniel, Coffee Scholars
  • "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
  • "Andy was amazing & super easy to work with! As always, we & our clients LOVE having him as our driver! He knew exactly where to be, was always there when we needed him & went above & beyond our expectations as a driver. It's very comforting to know that we don't have to worry about our transportation, & can spend our time & energy focuses on our clients & making them happy. Having such a reliable partner, also speaks volumes to our clients, as it is a reflection on how their programs will run!"
    Matthew F, NXTevent, Inc.
  • "What wonderful guys you sent to our house on Saturday night-polite, personable & perfect. The guests were so happy to have a valet service handle their cares. It can be challenging to park in this neighborhood! We'll be calling again"
    Pat H. 
  • I wanted to send out my sincere thanks to your staff on an amazing job, they were so great I didn't have to think twice about the parking. It's honestly such a relief to have such a dependable group take that huge stress off everyone's shoulders"
    Stacy P, ERA Living 
  • "I want to send my sincere appreciation for Cleve and Dan. Your services were tremendous, I heard only fabulous comments about them both. All my quests were extremely happy with the service and it made my events carefree and extremely successful."
    Lynn Gold, PhD, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, LLC
  • "I wanted to tell you that Butler Valet, as always, did an amazing job! As soon as I pulled up to the driveway & saw your signs, I knew I was in good hands. It was pouring down rain & as soon as my car door was opened, I received an umbrella & help to the residence’s front door. I realized I’d left my shower gift in my car & one of your employees volunteered to retrieve it and bring it inside. He was so helpful & I was so appreciative! Above and beyond, they were professional and so helpful."
    Katie Browning, TASTE Seattle Art Museum
  • "I HIGHLY suggested the client use Butler Seattle again becausethey are the only transportation company I have ever used that did not make 1 error for our entire event! From administrative down to the drivers, everyone was top notch, professional & efficient. If I could put y'all in my back pocket, I would take you to every event I did!"
    Terry L, Hospitatlity Performance Network Global 
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Adding parking or transportation services elevates guest experiences

corporate planningElevate your guests experience! Check out the Spring 2015 issue of Northwest Meetings + Events Magazine's "Adding parking or transportation services elevates guest experiences" article to read the expert advice from Stuart, president of Butler Seattle, on how parking and transportation services set the stage for your next event.

Read all about it at


Eat. Drink. Be Married! and we'll drive at Weddings in Woodinville

Weddings in Woodinville

It's that time again for our favorite wedding show-the Weddings in Woodinville wedding wine tour! This extraordinary event has been designed to give couples, their families and friends a sneak preview of each fully-decorated venue to better envision their special wedding day and meet with industry professionals that can help them put it all together. Each venue has a unique theme, color pallet, and individual vendors working together to create a wedding tour experience.  This year we are ecstatic that our transportation fleet has grown to the point that we are able to solely provide the transportation for this years tour. Ticket holders for this event will board our Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, SUV's, executive town cars and buses for this half-day tour to escort your group to each venue in luxury, style and comfort.

So we invite you to gather your friends and families to join this exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, fabulous décor and live entertainment during a special open house of 7 of Woodinville’s newest and top wedding venues. Locations include The Woodhouse Wine EstatesColumbia WineryDeLille CellarsJM CellarsNovelty Hill -Januik WineryThe Loft at Woodinville Whiskey Co. and Willows Lodge.

Visit Weddings in Woodinville for more information and to purchase your tickets. If you are making plans for your very special wedding day you won’t want to miss this fantastic bridal event!

Check out last year’s event, video courtesy of Bogle Productions

Weddings In Woodinville 2014 from Bogle Productions on Vimeo.



Meeting & Event Planners-the Northwest Event Show is October 21, 2014

Butler Seattle is excited to be sponsoring Banquet & Event's 2014 Northwest Event Show again this year.  This meeting and event planners tradeshow brings the pages of the B&E Event Resource Guide to life.  

This years theme "Imagine" will inspire you to "up your game" and "bring a little magic" to your events. Over 180 exhibitors will be on hand to introduce you to their services for planning the best events ever.  

Be sure to visit us at Booths 101, 102 & 205 in the Washington State Convention center on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  We'll be showcasing our 23-Passenger van, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and our Mercedes-Benz Executive Sedan along with our valet parking and touring services.



All you need, all in one place:

Northwest Event Show 2014-produced by Banquet & Event
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 
Washington State Convention Center - 800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 
Register HERE (the NWES is a private event for meeting and event planners and members of the hospitality industry)
Learn more at 



Get Hitched, Give Hope 2014 - 7th Annual Wedding Auction & Gala

The most glamorous bridal auction & gala is back! We invite you to join us for this years Get Hitched, Give Hope, The Black & White Ball, on October 23, 2014.

Indulge in sips and sweets while shopping for fabulous wedding goods and services, mingle with some of Seattle's hottest wedding vendors, and give to a great cause. Amazing appetizers, raffles, auctions, a dance party and surprises, await, including one of Butler Seattle-Butler Wine Tours Woodinville Wine Tours! During this 4-hour tour your will experience Woodinville Wine Country from the comfort and luxury of a Mercedes Benz Sprinter for up to 10 guests.  Stuart Butler aka “The Wine Stuart” or one of his hand picked and trained chauffeurs, will guide you through some of Woodinville’s finest wineries and tasting rooms; Butler's insider relationship with the winemakers and owners will get you unique access that goes beyond all other so called wine tours. {You will be smiling and laughing all day long; wine does that.}   

So gussy-up in your finest and most fashionable to celebrate the classic and classy Black and White Ball theme & join us to toast to this wonderful cause that celebrates life and love and the fabulous spirit of giving! It's an evening not to be missed, where the most stylish way to give . . . is to get!

For more information & to purchase tickets please visit

Get Hitched Give Hope proceeds benefit the Dream Foundation, which delivers final dreams to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis, and The Young Survival Coalition Seattle, which provides education and support to young women living with breast cancer.


Butler Seattle named in Puget Sound Business Journal


We are honored to have been named in the Puget Sound Business Journal 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies 2014.

"To make the list, companies must have recorded revenue of at least $500,000 in 2011 and demonstrated revenue growth through 2013. The firms are privately held during the reporting period and headquartered in Washington state. They cannot be subsidiaries of other companies. Also, the chief executive officer or chief financial officer must submit in writing — and personally vouch for — company revenues for the past three years.

The Business Journal then calculates the revenue growth percentages by which the companies are ranked. Only the top 100 make the list. The companies will find out where they rank on this list at a special award ceremony on Oct. 9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle."-PSBJ

Read more about Washington's Fasted Growing Private companies revelation at

Results will be published in a special report in the Oct. 10 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal. 

Butler Seattle

Thank you PSBJ, we are honored and wish our fellow nominees the best!


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Butler Transportation

Having fun with word clouds today!  Check out this one we created from Wordle from the text on our Butler Transportation page.  


Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Wedding and Event Venue

We’ve got to admit, our job has many perks… and we love them all. One in particular that is our favorite is open houses, especially those set along the shimmering waters of Lake Washington! Last month, we were proud to participate in the Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center first Open House and display our transportation and tour services alongside one of our multiple Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the day from Mike Penney with Photos by Mike:

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