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- How many guests can the Farmhouse accommodate?
We can accommodate up to 200 guests, however the interior space of the barn can sit up to 150. For weddings over 150, we place those tables on the patio, which is shaded by the barn and opened to the interior space by three large French doors. Our ceremony lawn seats up to 200.
- We are planning to have our ceremony in a different location. Is there a “reception only” discount?
Yes – we offer a $500 discount when there is no ceremony set-up.
- Can we bring in items the day before? Retrieve them the day after?
Yes! This is one of the best parts of our venue – we only hold one wedding a weekend. There’s no rush to decorate and no rush to get out at the end of the night – allowing your day to be as stress-free as possible.
- Are there getting ready areas?
Yes! We have two – The Suite and The Shed.
- Is the venue ADA accessible?
Yes. Guests may be dropped off directly in front of the barn. There are no stairs and most surfaces are level for easy mobility – concrete, grass, gravel. Our restrooms are ADA compliant.
- Who do you recommend for…?
Our list of vendors can be found here. Only vendors that have been to our facility are on this list. We do not receive a commission or any kind of kick-back for listing them. These vendors were great to work with and anyone that can help make your day amazing is a win for us.
- What can I expect from the Vendor Coordinator?
First, we are there to help with any questions that come up during the planning process – from vendor recommendations to timelines, we know what works (and what doesn’t work) and are happy to provide guidance.
At the one month mark, we conduct a walk-through with our couples (and any friends/family/vendors they would like to invite). This is where we dial in the layout, get a list of vendors that are coming & go over every detail. This appointment usually takes about an hour. Sometimes couples will bring in pieces of their decor so they can get a better idea of how things will look.
The week of the wedding, the vendor coordinator will reach out to those vendors to put together a timeline of when all vendors are arriving & confirm any details that were discussed during the walk through (i.g. – confirm who is bring dishes, if extra tables are needed for set-up, etc.).
The vendor coordinator is on-site during your time on Friday (2pm – 5pm). If ceremony coordination is needed, the vendor coordinator will help run the rehearsal.
On the day-of, the vendor coordinator is here to get all vendors set-up, take care of any issues as they come up and help run the ceremony (as needed). In addition, an Event Assistant is on hand to help as well. The Event Assistant’s venue duties include keeping the restrooms stocked and taking out any garbage, but she is also an extra set of hands to help light candles or refill beverage/dessert stations as needed. While the Event Assistant can help out, full bussing should be contracted out to your caterer as it takes more than one employee to fully clear the tables between dinner/dessert.
- How many times are we allowed to visit the venue prior to our wedding?
As many times as needed! We understand that friends/family often come into town and you would like to show them the space. Or sometimes, you just need to get another visual to help out with planning. Please note that the venue is never available during a rehearsal or on the day of a wedding, but other than that, we’d be happy to arrange additional times to view.
- Is there a plan for rain?
If rain is in the forecast, the back-up plan will depend on the guest count and how bad the weather is. For weddings over 150, we recommend bringing in a tent. This will give you the most amount of flexibility. If your guest count is under 150, we can fit everyone in the barn. This may mean that the ceremony is also in the barn if the weather is bad or the ceremony might still be outside (we have 75 extra large white umbrellas perfect for a light drizzle).
- Are decorations included?
Our kitchen is stocked with items to use for serving (cake stands, drink dispensers, coffee servers, etc.), but we do not include decorations. One of the best parts about a blank canvas venue is watching each couple personalize the space, which is why we chose not to include any decor – we want each wedding to be an expression of that couple and uniquely special.
- Who is responsible for set-up?
The Farmhouse will have all indoor tables/chairs set-up on the rehearsal day so that the couple may decorate/place table settings that day. Then, on the morning of the wedding, the Farmhouse will set-up all outdoor furniture – ceremony benches, outdoor tables/chairs.
- Who is responsible for clean-up?
The Farmhouse is responsible for all clean-up, however the couple is responsible for retrieving all items they brought on site (decor, clothing, extra food/alcohol).
- What time do we need to have our items removed?
We ask that the Suite is cleared out the night of the wedding – this allows you to come back the next morning without coordinating a time with us. We also ask that wedding gifts are brought home the night of. All decor/other items can be retrieved the next day before noon.
- Can we purchase Farmhouse wine for our wedding?
Absolutely! Our couples enjoy wholesale pricing on cases of wine. Please keep in mind that we are a boutique winery – meaning if you are interested in wine, please let us know asap so that we can reserve the cases for you.
- Do you require Event Insurance?
No, but we strongly recommended it. Our insurance protects our business, it does not protect the couple. Damage, weather, sudden cancelations, global pandemics – there’s a bunch of reasons why it is a good idea (and it is usually pretty affordable). If you need more convincing – The Knot has some good reasoning here.
- Is the deposit refundable?
In some instances, yes. If the government places restrictions on events which does not allow for weddings, then yes – it is 100% refundable. For all other instances, the deposit is not refundable unless we are able to re-book the date. Because we have such a limited number of dates available, this is typically not an issue. However, a late notice cancelation would be almost impossible to re-book.
- Is there a fee to pay with a credit card?
Nope! We understand that this is often the most convenient way to pay and so we do not pass on any of these fees.
- Are there any “upgrade” fees?
No. Everything is included for all weddings. You are welcome to bring in more items, but no couple will receive “less” from the Farmhouse.
- Are there any corkage fees?
No – regardless if it is our alcohol or yours, we have no corkage fees. And yes, that means you are welcome to bring in your own alcohol at no fee. Please note that Washington State does require a Banquet permit (a $10 fee) and a licensed bartender is required if hard alcohol is being served.
- What about taxes?
We have built our pricing to include taxes, so there really is nothing extra for you to pay. Our price is our complete and total price.