Things you'll see at FranMo
To engage you and your guests
So, what makes FranMo Urban Farm so fresh? Number one would be, the central location to Seattle and its metropolitan communities. Secondly, the setting is stunning. The property is bordered by 100-foot-tall Heritage Trees and the hundreds of seasonal plants, trees and vegetables and fruit to delight your senses.
Little Red Barn – Yep, that’s right. We got a Little Red Barn strategically placed to greet you as you enter The Gardens.
Plant Nursery – Every year vegetables, flowers and cuttings are started and propagated, then incorporated into the property or given away. Since 2018 every year 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 Garden and to 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.
Selfie Shed – Okay, it’s the Garden Shed where we keep our tools but, inside and out it presents dozens of creative Selfie Opportunities. No props to hold, weird glasses or things to put on your head. Just backdrops galore. #FranMoUrbanFarm
The Party Pad – A 1,024 sq. ft. slab patio located in the NE corner of the property that can support a 15’x30’ or 20’x30” event tent with seating for 50 (rainy day Plan B) and a great place to park a Food Truck with plenty of room for tables and chairs.
P-Patch – The P-Patch at FranMo provides the FranMo Fam 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. And a fall/winter crop of Brussel sprouts, squash, kale and beets. This setting is perfectly staged for a Vegan Wedding.
The Small Hall – Many venues offer a Great Hall or the Grande Hall, but at FranMo we have A Small Hall, flanked by five-foot-high walls of live trees, succulents and flowering plants. Easily seats up to 24 Family style. 250 sq. ft
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. Hand carved antique chairs are provided for the musicians to add to the stunning visual.
Bug Spa – Tucked in behind the Musician's Stage. Trust us, it is there. We clean it and refill their pool every other day. On the warm and sunny days, a variety of insects will drop in to cool down, wash their tiny little hands or just get a sip of water.
Scenic View Patio – Is the highest point on the property and the best place to view everything going on. Seats up to 30 Reception style, 400 sq ft.
Green House Bar – A great place for set apps and beverage service (BYO Beer, Wine & Champagne is OK at FranMo). WA State Banquet Permit required if alcohol is served.
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 waterproofing and preserving wood. Simply stunning.
Evergreen Stage - This is the main staging area for wedding ceremonies at FranMo. The oversized Arbor is centered on the South lawn and set at the base of several 100 ft tall Cedar and Doug Fir trees.
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), 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 :)
First Look Promenade – A picturesque walking path that resides on the South side of the property, a woodsy path down one side of The Gardens. Many other little paths, nooks and pass-throughs are scattered throughout to create epic photo opportunities.
Out House – Not the classic hole in the ground with a box over it, but an Eco-Friendly Green Latrine (portable toilet) -- cleaned and sanitized thoroughly prior to any event. For exclusive use by your guests. And, a hand washing station with running water and hand sanitizer is also provided.