Wow! A venue like this in the city limits?!
FranMo Urban Farm
All events booked at FranMo include a Day of Coordinator. We will work with you and/or your Event Planner to organize and produce your intimate wedding day celebration. The team at FranMo is also available for event planning consultation and support or if you would like, we can produce your entire event for you. All events limited to 30 attendees.
The Gardens at FranMo offer more than half an acre of private photo-fabulous backdrops, practical-use spaces, and multiple staging areas at a single location.
The unique features at the Gardens of FranMo Urban Farm include:
Evergreen Arbor - The main staging area for wedding ceremonies at FranMo. The over-sized Arbor is centered on the South lawn and set at the base of several 100 ft tall Cedar and Fir trees.
Musician's Stage - When live music is incorporated into your ceremony, musicians (solo, duo, trio or quad) are staged in front of the Bonsai Garden. Antique chairs are
provided for the musicians to add to the stunning visual.
Garden Bridge - From the Scenic View Patio the bridge crosses over the Bonsai Garden and takes you down the stairs onto the South lawn, and to the Evergreen Stage. The bridge and the arbor are constructed from Yellow Alaskan Cedar. The finish on the wood was created using the Shou Sugi Ban method -- an ancient Japanese technique for preserving wood.
"Having your wedding at FranMo is like getting married in a national park; surrounded by "Heritage" trees and hundreds of flowers and plants. The privacy of an estate property and the casualness of a farm."
Scenic View Patio - Is the highest point in The Gardens and the best place to view everything going on. 400 sf
Green House Bar - Located in the Scenic View Patio is a place for food and beverage service. FranMo is BYO limited to Beer, Wine & Champagne. WA State Banquet Permit required if alcohol is served.
Blackberry Terrace - A 1,024 sf patio located in the NE
corner of The Gardens that can support a 20’x30” event tent
(rainy day Plan B) and a great place to park a Food Truck.
"Our Gardens - Your Creative Concepts."
P-Patch – The P-Patch provides the FranMo family lots of fresh vegetables year-round with a summer crop of snap peas, green beans, cucumbers, onions, lettuces, raspberries, fresh herbs and of course, tomatoes.
The Small Hall - Many venues offer a Great Hall or the Grande Hall, but at FranMo, we have a Small Hall flanked
by walls of succulents, moss and flowering plants. 250 sf
South Lawn - The softest moss/grass surface your bare
feet will ever touch. And, the perfect surface for Frank and Molly’s favorite lawn games; Pétanque (Bol), Badminton, Croquet and Giant Jenga. FranMo’s In-house Day of Coordinator is available to answer any “How to Play” questions and even assist with conflict resolution... when needed.
"A DIY Couple's Dream Venue."
The Shed - It’s the place where we keep our tools but, inside and out, The Shed presents dozens of creative Selfie Ops. No props to hold, weird glasses or things to put on your head. Just backdrops galore.
First Look Trail - A picturesque walking path that resides on the South side of The Gardens. Like being on a trail in the woods.
Little Red Barn - Yep, that’s right. We got a Little Red Barn strategically placed to greet you as you enter The Gardens.
Plant Rescue and Nursery – Every season vegetables, flowers and cuttings are started and propagated, then incorporated into the gardens or given away. Since 2018, we start dozens of our own Heirloom Tomatoes from seeds, saved from previous year. These plants a distributed to the University District Food Banks Rooftop Roots Garden and in 2020 we delivered several dozen to Magnusson Park P-Patch’s Giving Gardens which provides fresh produce to several different neighborhood food sharing programs.
As an Eco-friendly venue FranMo recycles and composts any waste created from your event.