About Us

Marjorie and Joseph Plewinski

at Copia on the Boulevard, a boutique event venue

and home of VIP Espresso Catering.

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Our Story

Hospitality is Our Business!

We, Marjorie and Joseph Plewinski, have been in the hospitality business since 1990. In the past we have operated Espresso Bars and Art Galleries, notably Mokka’s in Bellingham where we won the Mayor’s Arts Award for our contribution to redeveloping downtown Bellingham.  We currently bring our passion and talents to operating COPIA…on the Boulevard.

Hospitality is an Art!      Managing Events is a Skill.

When you marry the Art of Hospitality with the Skill of serving and managing an event, you will have a truly successful and memorable experience.

Event planning is a great opportunity to spread Joy.  At Copia we are able to bring happiness to others in a very human way.

“People may not always remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.”  –Maya Angelou

Hospitality is about taking care of individual needs.  Every guest is important. Making guests feel welcome and wanted is what makes Every Event Special! 

This is how we live our lives.

As active members of our community we also donate our services to help support organizations that benefit the community.

Make an appointment to discuss your business event or Very Important Party and enjoy an espresso beverage on us.

Call to make an appointment: (360) 856-5793

Stress-Free Events

Tell us what you need and leave the details to us. Our experienced event planner ensures your stress-free event.

Unique Boutique Venue

Copia on the Boulevard is your choice for an intimate, personalized, and private event. Copia’s warm and welcoming atmosphere relaxes you and your guests.

Just Made 

Our signature sandwiches, artisan soups, and salads are created fresh with the best ingredients.

Our Venue

COPIA on the Boulevard is a Boutique Events Center in Burlington, WA, in the heart of the “Magic Skagit”.  This unique and intimate 1200 sq. ft. facility offers comfortable table seating for 40 with an open lounge area outfitted with leather furniture around a gas fireplace.  The French doors to the outdoor patio adds to the ambiance of this welcoming environment. COPIA’s walls feature original artwork. Our commercial kitchen can provide in house catering and beverages for your events.

We offer our clients Wi-Fi, 50” monitor and a podium for their presentations.

We specialize in:

  • Business Luncheons
  • Half and Whole Day Retreats
  • Holiday Dinners 
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Off-site Board Meetings and Trainings

COPIA on the Boulevard is centrally located in Burlington, WA, “Hub City”, gateway to the San Juan Islands in the West, the Cascade Range to the East, Seattle to the South, and Vancouver, BC, to the North.

 

What We Do

At COPIA, we help you create and host your Very Important Event or Party .

Event Venue & Planning

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Catering Options

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VIP Espresso Catering

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VIP Bartending

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Testimonials

“As the owner of an event venue on my home property, it is important to me to know who my bartenders are. Joseph and Marjorie of V.I.P or Very Important Parties Espresso Catering & Bartending have been one of my favorite preferred companies for eight years. They have provided me with their knowledge, their professionalism, and the protection for myself and my clients; while all the while providing an excellent and important service. The guests of the venue repeatedly say how helpful and fun they are to work with!” –Dawn Greenfield, Former owner of Greenfield Farm and Gardens LLC, Anacortes, WA

“I have used Copia…on the Boulevard several times over the years for special events and have experienced excellence in the venue and quality of service each time. Marjorie and Joe take the stress out planning and I always receive compliments on the uniqueness of the location and the quality of food served. It’s a no-brainer, if you want a great place for a great event, Copia….on the Boulevard is one call or click away!” –Diane Fox, Owner: All About Hearing, Burlington, WA

“Our family contracted with Copia on the Boulevard as a venue for a 100th Birthday Party and Celebration of Life. I recommend Copia, and its hosts, Marjorie and Joseph Plewinski, wholeheartedly. From the very early planning stages right up to the day of the party, Marjorie and Joseph were great – their advice and experience were a tremendous help. The venue is comfortable, beautiful, flexible and fully equipped – they had everything we needed to facilitate an outstanding event at a very reasonable cost. When you’re planning an event, keep Copia in mind!” –Sally Sibson, Burlington, WA

Copia is a great training venue for my small business social marketing workshops. Just the right ambience, hospitality, space and appropriate technology. Marjorie and Joseph are warm and welcoming and the espresso is the best morning treat!

Kate Williams

Owner, Social Biz Local Biz

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