1. Old Chaser Farm, Vashon Island WA
10308 SW 204th St, Vashon, WA 98070
Old Chaser Farm is the epitome of “hidden gem”. This venue provides a pretty unreal farm to table experience. As a fully functional farm, Old Chaser raises chickens, goats, pigs and sheep! They also grow fruits & vegetables, Their grounds are beautifully maintained. Both The London Plane & The Corson Building cater using Old Chaser’s infrastructure. If food is important to you. Old Chaser Farm is definitely worth check out. For an small, intimate wedding…it can’t be beat.
If you’re worried about finding a place to get ready on Vashon Island…don’t be! There are plenty of gorgeous Airbnb rentals in the area that are perfect for getting ready. Plus it’s cheaper than renting a hotel room so bonus points for that. Erika got ready with her mom in a small home about ten minutes away from Old Chaser.
Beks went another route for getting ready and rented a super rad airstream which was also super close to their venue! She got ready with her brothers and her parents. It was super laid back and super true to Bek’s style.
The kind people at Old Chaser Farm let us roam around for portraits <3 How sweet are Erika & Beks?
So much variety in the landscaping! These greens are to die for. Erika’s dress was from BHLDN.
Erika & Beks opted for a tent set-up for dinner. It was a beautiful sunny day and the tent helped shield their guests from the summer sun. Their details were perfectly in-line with the style of their venue. Simple and natural.
Okay now for the GOOD STUFF. FOOD. The open kitchen at Old Chaser is so cool. Guests can come in and out and watch the food being made. There’s something really special about being able to watch your food being made by the cooks. Also this kitchen is GORGEOUS. Exposed wooden beams? Okay. Okay.
I mean, how yummy and fresh does this stuff look? I was lucky enough to get to try *most* of the food and I’m here to report that it was all delicious. I know a tomato is a tomato but these tomatoes were on another level. They served two different salads to start of the meal!
Erika & Beks got to create custom cocktails for their wedding reception. Erika’s was a Blackberry Bramble. At one point during the reception I looked over and two of the cooks were PICKING BLACKBERRIES for the bramble. That’s some serious farm-table ish right there. Look how yummy that cocktail looks in Erika’s hand.
Main courses. Holy yum. Option of fish or meat.
Who doesn’t want to end their wedding night dancing with their new spouse under some twinkly lights? The back patio at Old Chaser is a perfect way to wrap up the day. It was a perfect warm summer night.
2. TRINITY TREE FARMS, ISSAQUAH WA
14237 228th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027
Trinity Tree Farms is a gorgeous venue located a convenient 30 minute drive from Seattle. This venue is good on any day; rain or shine. Their indoor spaces (the lodge and the barn) are perfect for an indoor ceremony if the weather isn’t up to par. Their outdoor ceremony space is obviously quite beautiful as well, considering it’s surrounded by the goodness of budding Christmas trees. Between the barn and the lodge, I personally prefer the lodge. It’s super well lit and a ton of windows which means that you’ll get great ceremony photos no matter what the weather is! This wedding was shot in the Lodge.
First look and portraits amongst the Christmas trees. We walked further from the lodge to take these photos since the Christmas trees closer to the lodge were still fairly short. We found some nice tall trees closer to the barn area. Having free reign on the farm is so much fun.
We did bridal party photos closer to the lodge area and the colors were so good. It was an overcast day which made for a moodier vibe but I love the way the greens look.
The bridesmaids! The burgundy dresses matched the scenery so well.
Indoor ceremony space! Beautiful lighting and in my opinion, doesn’t need a whole lot of decorating. That being said, it’s a fairly blank space with white walls so you could really go wild with decorations and really personalize this space if you have the budget for it. Wesley’s mom handmade paper flowers that she placed along the aisles and at the top of the aisle as an altar.
3. Woodstock Farm, Bellingham WA
1200 Chuckanut Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225
Woodstock Farm has completely stolen my heart. This venue has so much variety and so much room to play. It is tucked in Chuckanut Bay and has the most incredible views. This venue would be gorgeous no matter the weather, although a good portion of the venue is outdoors. The train goes by about every hour which gives the venue a really environmental charm. It’s only an hour and half from Seattle and downtown Bellingham has so many great hotels, restaurants and cafes!
This is the main house where Christina got ready with her closest friends. Russell got ready in the “Chicken Coop” across the way!
Christina and her bridal party her free reign on the house. The main floor had a gorgeous living room, kitchen and library space. The details in this house were to die for. I loved the old photographs strewn around the house. Such a classic touch.
I quickly fell in love with these patterned couches and gorgeous chairs. These are perfect for portraits!!
The getting ready rooms were so unbelievably charming! Christina had her pick of the rooms and chose this white-walled space with gorgeous cabinets. Perfect for hanging Christina’s BHLDN dress! The old detailing in the windowsills was perfect for detail shots. So freaking charming!
Floral details <3
Christina & Russell did their first look on the hill overlooking the bay. The lighting was absolutely gorgeous and the colors were so vivid.
Their ceremony was across from the main house overlooking the bay. How GORGEOUS IS THIS. Serious PNW vibes.
The evening light at Woodstock Farm was UNREAL. We went out for a second round of portraits during the reception and it was so worth it. We were even able to venture down to the beach area where the train runs by and it was beautiful. So much variety at this venue.
The ceremony space looked so beautiful during golden hour!! This venue is perfect for daytime ceremonies ANDD evening ceremonies.
The last few photos of the evening during blue hour. The most perfect sunset and the most perfect way to end a wedding day.
4. Thornewood Castle, Lakewood WA
8601 N Thorne Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
Thornewood Castle gets major points for how unique it is. I mean…an English castle transported to Lakewood, Washington!? So unexpected and so beautiful. If you’re looking for a European look but don’t have the budget to actually fly to Europe to get married (I mean…let’s be real)…then you might want to give this venue a look. Luke & Adriana were married outside in the gardens but Thornewood Castle also holds indoor ceremonies.
The details inside the castle are incredible and true to the style of the castle. I loved the old paintings & stained glass windows.
This staircase was made for walking down in a gorgeous wedding dress.
First look in front of the castle.
There are so many awesome spots for portraits on the castle grounds. The landscaping is gorgeous and super clean cut. Look at those gorgeous flowers.
Ceremony in the gardens! There is plenty of room for larger ceremonies in this space and the steps are perfect for a larger bridal party!
5. The Hall at Fauntleroy, West Seattle WA
9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
For those of you wanting to stay in Seattle, The Hall at Fauntleroy is perfect. It has a beautiful outdoor patio and ceremony space and a nice ballroom indoors as well. It’s a charming old building with beautiful brick, and old fountain and best of all, market lights galore!
Lincoln Park is a ten minute drive from The Hall at Fauntleroy and it’s a perfect spot for family photos, bridal party photos and portraits! Although it does get relatively crowded on the weekends, it’s a large enough park to find more quiet spots for photos! There’s a nice variety between the forest area and the waterfront.
The ceremony area was shaded and out of the direct sunlight. The colors were so beautiful! There are so many ways you could decorate this space. I loved how Martha & Rafael kept it simple with a boho rug.
Cocktail hour on the patio. The outdoor bar made is super easy for guests to come up and order drinks. They also had some self-serve drinks as well as champagne being tray-passed. The outdoor patio is perfect for 150-200 guests.
Reception & Dinner setup in the ballroom.
Ending the night with some portraits under the lights <3