Vashon
wedding & EVENT
Guide
 

 

Venues      Caterers    Floral & More  

Just a short 20-minute ferry ride from West Seattle and you will find yourself on beautiful Vashon Island.

This small island town is known for its irresistible charm, friendly locals, and laid-back atmosphere. If you are looking for the quintessential Pacific Northwest wedding and event location, this is it. 

Below you will find a resource of local venues and vendors who can help make your wedding on Vashon a success. Check back for new additions as we continue to update our Vashon Wedding Guide.

 

Keep in mind there are limited accommodations on Vashon Island. Planning ahead gives you a better opportunity to find enough accommodations for your guests.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and happy planning! 

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VASHON VENUES 

There are many stunning venues on Vashon Island. From lush gardens to waterfront estates you are sure to find a venue that is the ideal setting for your wedding, family reunion, corporate event, or whatever it is you are celebrating. Below are a few of our favorite Island event locations. 

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froggsong Gardens

Find yourself in a hidden oasis at Froggsong Gardens!  The estate-style gardens sit on 16 acres of lush greenery with endless vibrant florals.  The property offers a covered pavilion, winding pathways to explore, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a flowing stream.  Froggsong Gardens has a seating capacity of 225 guests, and Herban Feast will provide your exclusive catering and bar services with customizable options.

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Nashi orchards

In partnership with Herban Feast, Nashi Orchards celebrates the availability for orchard weddings and events.  Guests will enjoy meandering through the Asian pear and heirloom apple orchards, wonder at the large lily pads in the tea house pond and enjoy the verdant gardens that surround the home created in the style of the Katsura 17th century Japanese country estate.  Nashi Orchards is located on 27-acres and offers the perfect bucolic setting for the most memorable weddings and events. Escape into the elegant outdoors.

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Lodges on vashon

The Lodges on Vashon offer a rustic, modern backdrop for private events, weddings, parties, retreats and other important occasions.  The Lodges offer two communal spaces, The Public House and The open-air Pavilion.  Private rentals include the Cottage and Domes.  The event spaces can be rented together or individually.  Contact The Lodges about these unique spaces to book your upcoming event.   

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Point Robinson Lighthouse

The Vashon Point Robinson Lighthouse is a picturesque location for a Pacific Northwest beach wedding.  The park offers an extensive sandy shoreline, saltwater marsh, walking paths and upland woodlands.  The property includes two houses that are available for your use during your rental period.  All proceeds from the Keeper's Quarters rentals go back into park restoration and maintenance.  Visit our orca friends who are frequently spotted swimming through the area.

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Vashon field & Pond

Vashon Field and Pond is a spectacular outdoor venue with 43 acres of serene beauty. This quiet and secluded location features a private beach, and spectacular views of Mt. Rainier towering over the Puget Sound.  The area can accommodate large and small parties for your upcoming retreat, celebration, wedding or reunion.

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Mukai farM & garden

Founded in 1926 as a strawberry farm, Mukai Farm and Garden is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The property features the Mukai home, Japanese Garden and a fruit barreling plant.  The home is charming, educational and available for parties and events year-round.  The home can seat up to forty people inside, and outside events can accommodate larger groups.  Restoration of the pond and lawn has taken place in past recent years, and the barreling plant is now under restoration to make way for a public gathering space.

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la salle reserve

La Salle Reserve, located on Maury Island, is a spectacular waterfront estate, with rolling hills, an Italian countryside feel and rich with NW culture.  La Salle Reserve features sculpture gardens, and impressive views for all of your picture perfect moments.  

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lavender Hill farm

Lavender Hill Farm is an organic lavender farm that grows many varieties of lavender, distills their own oil, offers lodging and hosts small weddings and events for up to fifty guests.  The farm provides stunning views of Mount Rainier, Quartermaster Harbor, and the lavender fields.

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Open space

Open Space is a multi-use center for the arts and community.  The center is used to host classes, concerts, dance nights, theater, circus performances, as well as auctions, fundraisers, private parties and weddings.  Open Space has three areas that can be rented together or separately.  The Grand Hall can host more than 600 guests, the Bruce Black Box Theater can host up to 125 guests, or if you prefer to be outdoors, Open Space has a beautiful three-acre meadow with a delightful natural canvas.

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vashon center for the arts

Vashon Center for the Arts, built in 2016, is a state-of-the-art facility providing quality art experiences and giving opportunities to artists of all ages to perform and exhibit their work.  The center has hosted local, regional and international talent, and continues to host many upcoming events.  The center is available to both public and private events, parties, off-site meetings and retreats, lectures and more.  The rental space includes a performance hall (capacity 300), the art gallery (capacity 67), the atrium lobby (capacity 300), and the meeting rooms (capacity 50).

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AYH Ranch

AYH Ranch offers a rustic, western-style camping experience on Vashon Island.  There are a variety of teepees to rent, as well as plenty of tent camping.  For groups up to fifteen, a large cabin built from trees on the property is available to rent.  This unique campground is ideal for your next wedding, retreat or other group event.  There is an option to rent the entire grounds, or just the big red barn.

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Camp Sealth, operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, has been serving the youth camping community for over 100 summers.  At Camp Sealth, campers are able to make new friendships, learn life skills and connect with nature.  The camp sits on 350 acres with a mile and a half of private marine beachfront and many hiking trails.  Camp Sealth is the perfect secluded getaway for your next event or retreat.  Camp Sealth primarily serves other non-profit organizations such as church groups, schools, dance groups and other community organizations.

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private residences

Many people decide to host their Vashon wedding at a private residence. As Vashon's only full-service wedding vendor we are happy to help make your dream wedding a reality. In collaboration with our parent company Herban Feast and over 20 years of experience, we will be your guide through the entire planning process. 

 
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Herban Feast Catering

With over 20 years of experience, award-winning caterer Herban Feast provides exceptional service and deliciously inspired cuisine for Vashon Island events.   Custom, seasonal, and inspired catering and bar service means your next celebration will rival the best restaurants in Seattle. Get the flavors you’ll love and excellent service that will make you smile at one of our venues or your chosen location.

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Accommodations 

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Lodges on Vashon

The Lodges on Vashon provide room accommodations that sleep 2-4 people, and some lodges allow your furry friends too!  Each lodge features state-of-the-art keyless entry, at least one king sized bed, gas fireplace, flat-panel television and high-speed internet.  Each lodge also provides island amenities from coffee to soaps.  With many local restaurants, cafes and shops so close, you can stroll into town, or maybe you prefer to stay and relax at the Lodge by the fireplace, hang out in the deep soaking tub, or play games in the dining/gaming nook.

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Burton inn

A Vashon bed and breakfast, just a block away from public beach access, featuring quaint rooms that sleep two to four guests.  The property has a large deck and fire place with a grill to bbq.  Sit back and enjoy some live music!  While visiting the inn, indulge in a relaxing massage or facial.  The full-service day spa also offers waxing services and infrared sauna.

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Point Robinson Keepers' Quarters

Two historic quarters (A & B) that are sure to offer a fun and relaxing waterfront stay for you and your friends and family.  Both quarters are privately fenced with a front porch to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  The surrounding beach is a fun place for many activities- whether it is building forts, flying kites, or taking a stroll down the beach together, your time here will surely be memorable!

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vashon garden cottages

With acres of towering trees, flower-filled gardens, artistic arbors and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy nature, the Vashon Garden Cottages offer a quiet and serene atmosphere for weekend getaways, honeymooners and nature lovers alike.  With six unique suites and cottages, each offering a private entrance, bath, television, ceiling fans, and plush robes, enjoy the warm hospitality at Vashon Garden Cottages.

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vashon inn

Vashon Inn is a boutique-style hotel offering more than 100 years of hospitality and history, located in the heart of downtown Vashon Island.  With recently renovated spacious suites and warm hospitality, you will have an authentic island stay!  The location is perfect for a stroll into town to enjoy some local and fresh food fare and activities. 

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madrona meadows bed & Barn

Find yourself among lush pastures and woodlands during your stay at the Madrona Meadows Bed and Barn guesthouse.  The property is 5.6 acres, and the guesthouse offers a queen sized bed, a full kitchen, dining area and living space for you and your fur-friends.  Treat yourself to a unique retreat among nature, and be sure to check out the French country barn!

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Vacation Rentals 

There is an abundance of vacation rentals available on the island to accommodate your out of town wedding guests. Be sure to plan ahead as many of the accommodations book up especially in the summer months.  

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Photographers

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Marla Smith PhotoGraphy

Marla is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based on Vashon Island.  Marla considers herself to be a big dreamer, self-starter, and someone who loves to learn new hobbies.  She explains, "Photography feeds my wild and crazy creative beast, allowing me a medium to reveal my true heart."  She offers family portrait sessions, headshot sessions, high school senior photos, and if you're getting married, packages start at $2195 and elopements at $995.  For more details about pricing and getting to know Marla better, visit her website linked below.

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Tony asgari PhotoGraphy

Tony is a Seattle-based, dog-loving, wedding and portrait photographer, who says his "Photography is inspired by traveling the world and telling stories through my images."  Tony would love to be apart of your special day, wherever that may take him, near or far.  Tony charges a flat rate of $3800 for his wedding photography services.  To find out what his package include, please visit Tony's website linked below.

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Joanna is a Seattle and Woodinville wedding and portrait photographer who says "I've found that when we are able to build a connection, as well as a mutual trust in the process, we are able to capture the true essence of your special relationships."  The British-born photographer describes herself as friendly, driven and adventurous.  Her wedding sessions start at $5000.  To get to know some other fun facts about Joanna and her lead photographer Christine, visit her website found below. 

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Amanda is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Seattle.  She considers herself to be creative at heart and loves living a creative lifestyle to match.  Amanda's take on weddings is "Get married surrounded by those that have always loved and supported you.  It truly takes a village and that should be celebrated!"  Because she believes each wedding is unique all of her packages are custom built to fit the needs of each individual client.  On average couples spend $3200-$4000 on their wedding photography.  Check out Amanda's website for more information.

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Wedding Cake & Desserts 

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Vashon Island Baking Co. 

Vashon Island Baking Co. specializes in buttercream wedding cakes. Using all-natural ingredients, local fruit & berries, and your flavor inspiration, we will work with you to craft a one-of-a-kind, handmade cake for your special day! Whether you are a Vashon local or planning your island destination wedding, we can create the cake of your dreams.

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JEFFERSON CAKEPAN

Lovely and local! Call Jefferson Cakepan for all your wedding dessert needs!

Cakes, Cupcakes, Kookie Sammiches, Personalized stamping and chocolatiering to include initials or theme. We offer dessert catering to replenish items throughout your event. Other services include "topping" the wedding cake, picture & cutting prep, and after cutting clean up.

Contact Kim & Rosie: jeffersoncakepan@gmail.com

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SnapDragon 

Snapdragon customizes each wedding cake to your special ideas, flavors, and tastes. Please feel free to call and talk to our baker

 

Adam Cone regarding this matter.

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glass bottle creamery

Small-batch ice cream made on Vashon Island with ingredients that are sourced locally.  With 8 flavors always rotating, vegan and diary-free flavors included, there will be a choice for every one!   Glass Bottle Creamery also offers 6" and 8" ice cream cakes with the options for grab and go pick up, or custom cakes with a week's notice.  They can also cater your next event with their ice cream trike, stocked with your favorite flavors, with the option for staff to assist, or the option for self-service.

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PLANNERS & COORDINATORS 

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New CREATIONS

With over 38 years combined total experience represented on our team, we have the planner perfect for you to bring your wedding day vision alive! Our planning team has specialties in Asian wedding customs, as well as Vashon and Eastern Washington weddings.

 
 
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Activities & Attractions 

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Vashon ADVENTURES

Vashon Adventures offers guided and self-guided electric bike, kayak and paddleboard tours on Vashon Island. They also manage the Maury Island Marine Park campsites for King County Parks. Doug and Erin Kieper started offering outdoor adventures 7 years ago to share this island gem with locals and visitors alike.

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Outdoor recreation & parks

Vashon Island's great outdoors has so much to offer!  With many hiking trails, beaches, parks to enjoy a picnic, horseback riding, cycling, and countless spectacular views,  get out and immerse yourself in nature!  

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wineries & Breweries

Vashon Island has many great options when it comes to locally-sourced wines, ciders and brews.  Grab your friends and head to one of Vashon's award-winning wineries for some wine tasting,  enjoy a cider at a local orchard, or say "cheers" with a delicious beer to get the weekend started!

More Information coming soon!

Please contact us if you would like to be featured on our Vashon Wedding Guide.