Wow! A venue like this in the city limits?!
FranMo Urban Farm
All events booked at FranMo include a Day of Planner and Coordinator. We know what it takes to put together a special event and we will work with you to organize and produce your wedding day celebration with you.
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 Stage - 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 Garden View Patio the bridge crosses over the Bonsai Garden and takes you down the stairs onto the South lawn, and to the Evergreen Arbor 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."
Garden 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 Garden View Patio is a place for food and beverage service. FranMo is BYO limited to Beer, Wine & Champagne.
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. Your Host and 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. A great backdrop for group photos.
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 (paper, cans and bottles) and composts any food waste and compostable materials created from your event. Please choose your single use containers wisely.