FranMo Urban Farm: A Brief History
Frank Harlan and his wife and partner of 18 years, Molly Cartwright have combined their unique pasts and ever-changing skill sets in special events and the hospitality industry to create a contemporary 25,000sf seasonal outdoor venue. Their beautiful venue is known as FranMo Urban Farm is the perfect setting for Afternoon Garden Party Get-togethers, Offsite Work Team meetings and Micro Wedding Productions. FranMo is located10-miles north of Downtown Seattle, Washington and avaiable for Booking daily May-Oct 7a-7p.
Supporting the "New Normal" with fresh ideas and concepts for private get-togethers and celebrations.
Frank and Molly have always shared a passion for their gardens, which currently are spread over an acre. Yes, that means a lot of maintenance, but for them those tasks serves as a meditation. It is the way they connect with the Earth.
"25,000sf Park-like setting that provides a relaxing environment and gives everyone a chance to engage and comfortably interact with one another."
For more than 20-years in Seattle, Frank Harlan performed, and produced 100's of special events -- corporate, private, and public. 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 that he has married.
From Frank's experiences at hundreds of event venues, large and small, the one thing that is crystal clear is that for smaller gatherings; groups of 15, 20 or 30 people don't have a lots of options for unique spaces to host an event. Smaller events want creative options too. Often spaces for this size of gathering are a private dining room rented by the hour or with minimum food and drink requirements. FranMo does not sell for or alcohol.
"Destined to be one of Seattle's most popular outdoor spaces for afternoon Garden Parties. Micro Weddings, and Offsite Work Space."
Sure, FranMo Urban Farm could host a lot more. But they've chosen share their beautiful space while preserving it. THey know that limits them to a niche group of possible renters and they are good with it.
But we believe that the layout of the outdoor space offers small social get-together a creative space that provides a relaxing environment that gives everyone a chance to engage and interact with one another.
FranMo is an Eco-friendly venue that 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.
Currently Booking May-October
Site visits by appointment only.