Wedding season is here, and we’re kicking off our first wedding venue feature to celebrate! Last month we took you behind the scenes of one of the newest venues in Seattle, and today we’re taking you to one of the oldest—Craven Farm in Snohomish County!
They are one of our favorite venues for so many reasons, starting with their history. Originally a family-run dairy farm, followed by a berry-picking venue, and eventually the first pumpkin patch in the Snohomish Valley, Craven Farm has been a staple in the community for generations.
Today, Craven Farm continues to be a working farm and wedding venue. Husband and wife team Kimi and Brian Chadwick purchased the farm just last December, and are excited to both continue and build on the great traditions of this historic venue.
Type of Events
Craven Farm specializes in weddings from January through mid-September, and they have some of the most amazing space options (see below!). They are open for the annual pumpkin patch and fall festival through October each year, and starting this year, they will also be open all of December for holiday parties and events. We are so excited to see new events happening in this lovely venue!
Our absolute favorite aspect of Craven Farm is the unique and diverse space options that they provide. Away from the main roads, the farm is peaceful and quiet, with room to explore. The 70-acre property boasts multiple barns, indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony sites, and spectacular views. They have the perfect kitchen set up for catering, ample parking, and just finished some amazing renovations.
You have to visit in person (of course!), but to get you started, here are some of our favorite aspects of Craven Farm.
Holds up to 200 people, has indoor restrooms, and a recently renovated bridal suite!
2 Outdoor Ceremony Sites
The first ceremony option is a lovely, small secret garden. Perfect for intimate ceremonies, you hardly even know that you are on a farm at this location! The second option is their Corn Room, equally as unique! By planting corn early in the season in a large field, ceremonies in the Corn Room are tucked away and private while having big beautiful views of the nearby mountains.
Open-air Pole Barn
Perfect for cocktail hour or dancing the night away. Seats 200.
Lawn & Fire Pit
Every wedding needs space for activities! You can have yard games on the lawn, and a HUGE fire pit for s’mores.
Kids Play Area
Large play area perfect for kids with antique tractors, trucks, and room to play!
On-site Floral Design
Another unique aspect of Craven Farm is that they now offer on-site floral design with Chadwick Flower Company (Kimi’s first business venture!). Combination vendors make set-up and coordination a breeze!
If you want to be able to spread out during your wedding, Craven Farm just might be for you. You can come visit them this Sunday during the Snohomish Wedding Tour to walk the grounds, get a sneak peek at their new renovations, and meet other great wedding vendors. Make sure to stop by and chat with Party on the Rocks! You can also find us on the Tour at Snohomish Red Barn Events, Belle Chapel, and Twin Willow Gardens.
Craven Farm has a few openings available for 2019 weddings, and is currently booking for 2020. If you are searching for your perfect venue, make sure to connect with them this weekend. We know you will love them as much as we do!