A Casual Afternoon of Grown-up Fun and Activities
Garden Parties Get-Togethers
Q: What's a Garden Party?
A: A garden party is a gathering of family and friends that is held outdoors, in a beautiful private garden during the afternoon. Good food, good drink, regulation size lawn games and lots of space for comfortably distanced socializing and interactive activities.
Just add Friends, Food and Drink.
The Gardens at FranMo Urban Farm's is a 25,000st. park-like environment that feels like you discovered a very special place far away from the city. But, FranMo is less than 10 miles north of downtown Seattle. The Gardens offer more than a half acre of photo-fabulous backdrops, practical-use spaces, and a massive lawn.
Hire a Caterer or BYO Food & Drink.
Garden Parties can be Traditional with guests in cocktail attire and sun hats, while others are a little more come as your are PNW Casual. Every Garden Party includes a Day of Coordinator for preplanning and day of support to assist you in any way to make your event run smoothly from the moment you arrive until you and all of your guestss are packed and heading home.
Host a Traditional Garden Party or a PNW Casual.
Afternoon Garden Party Birthdays, Anniversaries, Family & Friend Get-togethers and Work Team Offsite events at FranMo Urban Farm and Gardens may be booked any day of the week May-Oct 8am-7pm.
Afternoon Garden Party-themed Events and Receptions
Minimums Apply: Mon-Fri $1700 | Sat & Sun $2100
Contact Us Today for availability.
Site Visits by Appointment Only.
"I worked with Frank to plan an awesome 40th birthday party for my husband. Frank was fantastic to work with and the location was perfect for this event. There are so many great spaces to work with-we used one space for putting out food and setting up a bar and another to set up tables with board games and cupcakes, plus there was a ton of great yard space for the variety of games Frank put out (badminton, giant Jenga, cornhole, etc.). We lucked out with perfect weather, but there was plenty of covered space so it would have been fun even in the rain. The grounds are gorgeous and it’s such a special place right in the city!" ~Jennifer K.
"This venue is beautiful, and they were awesome to work with. We booked for an afternoon garden party and it was the perfect setup: lawn games, picnic tables and blankets, a mix of shade and sun, lots of different nooks for people to sit/hang out in and a relaxing nature-filled surroundings. They take excellent care of the property, are super accommodating to the vision we had, and loved to share their knowledge of the gardens which was really interesting. Would not hesitate to book again!" ~Tim O.
"We recently hosted a 1st Birthday party for our son at FranMo Urban Farm. It's a lovely, park-like setting perfect for our small group of close family and friends. All communication was promptly handled from the very start. The owner, Frank, was easy to work with from our initial tour of the property all the way through to the day of the party." ~ Michelle P.
CATERERING: Food and Beverage
FranMo is a non-cooking facility, we do not sell food or beverages. We offer a prep kitchen/work space for caterers providing their services on site.
When she is available, we highly recommend Julie Kloss at the MillersDaughterSeattle.com she is top notch when it comes to taking the menu for a small gathering to the next level. However, we have an open catering policy so, event planners may provide their own food and beverages, have it delivered, or hire a professional. Below is a list of caterers we know for a fact will not disappoint you.
Shooby Doo Catering shoobydoocatering.com
Ravishing Radish ravishingradish.com Superb Vegan menu.
Act 3 Catering act3catering.com
Avenue Catering cateringbyavenue.com
Duos Catering duoscatering.com
If you are considering The Gardens at FranMo Urban Farm for you upcoming event, here is some general information you might find helpful.
Wine / Spirits / Illegal Substances: FranMo does not sell alcohol. BYO Alcohol is limited to Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead and Champagne. If the Renter chooses to serve spirits of any kind, the Renter shall hire Licensed Professional Bartender for the duration of the rental.
Due to the natural surrounding open flame and smoking on the property is not permitted.
Floral and Decor
Provided by the Renter. Removed by Renter at the conclusion of rental.
FranMo is an outdoor facility. We have two canopy/tent structures. Event planners may add additional tent structures at their expense.
Amplified Music and Sound
DJ’s and Dance Parties are not permitted at FranMo. Due to the nature of the venue’s natural park-like environment, pre-recorded music is permitted, but shall be contained to designated spaces where a majority of guests are gathered e.g., Blackberry Terrace or Garden View Patio. Volume is at the discretion of FranMo.