FranMo: A Brief History
Frank Harlan and his wife and partner of 16 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 rental venue that provides the perfect setting for smaller wedding gatherings and afternoon garden party receptions.
Supporting the "New Normal" with fresh ideas and concepts for wedding day celebrations.
Prior to 2009, Frank Harlan performed, and produced 100's of special events -- private and public for more that 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 wedding venues, large and small all over Washington, the one thing Harlan noticed was that for smaller gatherings -- 2-3 dozen family and friends -- there were very limited venue resources that feel epic (or at least spacious).
"If you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it. I had a life partner who thought my work was as important as his, and I think that made all the difference for me."
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020
For the DIY couples. Frank and Molly can work with you to organize your wedding day agenda, perform your wedding ceremony, work with your vendors and host your reception. Of course, we are always happy to work with any couple's wedding planner, officiant and assorted vendors.
Q: What is a Small Wedding at FranMo?
A: As defined by Frank, Molly and Martha Stewart, a small wedding is 50 total persons (maximum) in attendance - - for us that means a couple and up to 38 guests, plus vendors; caterer, officiant, musician, planner.
COVID-19 Guidelines limit gatherings to 30 until further notice.
FranMo Urban Farm is available for booking Fri, Sat, Sun and Holidays for morning and afternoon events. 9:00 am-6:00 pm. May-Oct. Other dates may be available throughout the year. Please ask.
Site visits by appointment only. Contact FranMo