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FranMo Urban Farm: A Brief History

Frank Harlan and his wife and partner of 17 years, Molly Cartwright have combined their unique pasts and ever-changing skill sets in special events and the hospitality industry to create a contemporary 25,000 sq ft outdoor venue that provides the perfect setting for Afternoon Garden Party Get-togethers, Off-Site Work Team meetings and Micro Wedding Productions. Their beautiful venue known as The Gardens at FranMo Urban Farm is located a short 10 miles north of Downtown Seattle, Washington.

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Supporting the "New Normal" with fresh ideas and concepts for private get-togethers and celebrations.

Prior to 2009, Frank Harlan performed, and produced 100's of special events -- private and public for more than 25 years. Since '09, as a Certified Humanist Celebrant, Harlan has produced and performed hundreds of secular weddings. As well as organized and hosted dozens of wedding receptions for the couples he has married.

From his experiences at many event venues, large and small, the one thing Harlan became very aware of, it that for smaller gatherings of- 2-3 dozen guests --- the choices were few. Often a private dining room with minimum food and drink requirement. And all planned activities taking place in a single room. This is primary reason that FranMo is exclusive to smaller events. Sure FranMo could host double or triple its max. occupancy. But, FranMo is not that kind of venue. It is a niche space for what Frank and Molly believe is the perfect size social get-together. They have created a relaxing environment that gives everyone a chance to engage and interact with one another.

 

Destined to be Seattle's Most Popular Outdoor Venue for Afternoon Garden Parties. Micro Weddings, and Off-Site Work Spaces.

FranMo offers Elopement and complete Micro Wedding Productions. They will work with you to organize and plan your wedding day agenda, and provide Day of Coordination service during your event. 

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FranMo is an Eco-friendly venue we recycle and sort all waste from any event. Compostable paper plates and paper cups are always welcome. When possible, we request that you avoid non-recyclable plastics and Styrofoam containers. Many caterers can provide ecofriendly options for single use items, plates, flatware, etc.