Herban Feast Real Wedding: Emily and Alex at The Foundry

November 30, 2016

A huge congratulations to Emily and Alex on their nuptials! These stunning photos courtesy of Julia Kinnunen Photography perfectly capture the beauty, elegance and sweetness of their wedding celebration. We hope you enjoy this wonderful photo story.

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Suspended lights and greenery are one of the biggest design trends of 2016. This living wall adds texture and a pop of color to a simple backdrop.

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The Foundry’s customizable layout allows guests to use rooms separately or together. The venue’s large room is a top choice for both the ceremony and the reception – a changeover that occurs while guests enjoy cocktails by the fireplace.

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Our signature Sweet Potato and Dungeness Crab Cakes are one of our most popular appetizers.

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A bold and colorful floral arrangement makes for a beautiful centerpiece.

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Local food remains a first choice for menus. Our Pacific Northwest favorites include Citrus Rubbed Wild Pacific Salmon in the summer and Rosemary Scented Roasted Vegetables in the winter.

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The Foundry‘s distinct spaces and unique layout work for every occasion – from weddings to company off-sites and private parties. The Foundry also includes exclusive catering and bar service by our award-winning culinary team. Give us a call at 206-932-4717 for a private tour!

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What We’re Thankful for in 2016

November 21, 2016

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We’re overcome by the many people and successes we’re feeling thankful for this year. Our amazingly talented partner vendors, our wonderful clients who make our job so fun, our incredible team that makes all the magic happen, and our supportive and loving friends and family.

Here’s what our team will be reflecting on this Thanksgiving:

I have gratitude & appreciation for all the energy & commitment the Herban Feast staff provide to create such a great company! – BJ D.

I’m thankful for my sweet, adorable little boys, my amazing husband and partner in crime and my family and friends near and far for their continuous support. I’m also so thankful for the opportunity to do what I love to do day in and day out – sell a beautiful venue with delicious food and work with wonderful clients. – Danae T.

I’m thankful for my family and friends, champagne, my health and Google! – Darby J.

I’m thankful for cozy Seattle days and my amazing friends and family. – Ayisha H.

I am thankful for my son, he is such a bright funny little boy and I feel so lucky to be his mom. I’m also so thankful for my position with Herban Feast, I get to play with pretty things every day, how fabulous! – Rebecca D.

I’m thankful for all of my friends and family who have supported me in chasing after my goals and for all of my wonderful co-workers who have become my second family! – Taylor D.

I am thankful to have a wonderful caring fiancée, loving pets, family and friends and a great job. – Dezirae H.

I am grateful for my health, the opportunity to satisfy my incessant curiosity, my kind adult children, sense of humor, and every cute animal video that exists on the worldwide web. – Amy G.

I’m thankful for my loving and supportive family and that I’m able to work for a company that nurtures creativity and success at every level. Herban Feast rocks! – Suna A.  

I’m thankful for my loving husband who takes care of me in crankiness and happiness, my compassionate and welcoming family who I can always count on, and a job that keeps me busy and coworkers who keep me laughing. – Britnee D.

From all of us at Herban Feast, thank you for continuing to support and encourage us! We wish you a happy, filling and fun Thanksgiving.

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A Post-Holiday Party Tradition

November 2, 2016

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Over the past few years we’ve seen a new trend in company holiday parties – the post-holiday or New Year celebration. We know that pulling together an office party during the busiest season of the year is no easy task and we’re welcoming this new trend with open arms!

If you’re planning an end of the year celebration for your company, here are three reasons to consider moving it to after the holidays:

  1. All of your guests will be less busy. With end of the year work projects, family trips and holiday parties, attending a company party can be difficult to fit into employee schedules. A celebration hosted in January allows your guests to easily RSVP and enjoy the post-holiday soiree.
  2. Many companies host a party before the New Year, which makes booking your venue and catering company much easier.
  3. Hosting a non-denomination holiday party can be difficult with theme and décor. Moving your party to the New Year creates a wide open opportunity for themes.

Whether you choose a pre or post-holiday party, we can help! With multiple venues, custom catering options and event and floral styling capabilities, we’re your one-stop-shop for planning a celebration. Give us a call at 206-932-4717 for options, availability and guidance.

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XO,

Herban Feast

 

Herban Feast Real Wedding: Katie and Dan at Sodo Park

October 12, 2016

We’re thrilled to share Katie and Dan’s special day at our Sodo Park venue.  We especially love when our couples get creative – check out the Foosball table at their reception! A shout out to Laurel McConnell Photography who captured this beautiful wedding celebration.

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If you’re interested in booking Sodo Park for your wedding or event, call (206 -932-4717) or email us (marketfresh@herbanfeast.com) to schedule a private tour.

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XO,

Herban Feast

One Wedding Accessory Seattle Bride’s Digital Editor is So Thankful She Wore

September 16, 2016

Guest blog post by Darien Parish, Seattle Bride Magazine’s digital editor

As the big day gets closer, there’s no doubt you’re diligently checking off items on your to-do list, especially when it comes to gathering all the pieces of your ensemble. The dress was ordered months ago, you’ve procured your something blue, your grandmother’s brooch is set to be fastened to your bouquet, and your shoes wait expectantly for their trip down the aisle. All of these thoughtful details add up to likely the most important fashion statement you’ll ever make.

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The day itself might fly by, but those photos will be around for generations. And that’s exactly the level of care I took when planning my own look for our Spring 2013 wedding, but, as it turns out, the one accessory I’m so thankful I wore wasn’t something that could be captured in a photograph.

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I spent weeks looking for the perfect perfume to compliment our big day. Just as the smell of a homemade apple pie can send you straight back to that Thanksgiving, or the scent of fresh cedar can carry you away to summer days on the lake, I wanted a signature scent, something I’d never worn or smelled before, that had the power to take me back. It had to be light enough for a late April afternoon, with a hint of warm romance for the evening…plus, the bottle had to be elegant (As they say…it’s all in the details!). After a few trips to the beauty counters at the local department store, I finally settled on Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. I kept it sealed tight until the big day, when it was the last accessory I put on before beginning our new chapter.

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A few weeks ago, I spritzed some on before we headed out the door for dinner and drinks. My husband abruptly stopped me on the porch and leaning in for a kiss he said, “You smell like our wedding day.”

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Photos by Gallery 9 North.

Thank you for sharing your wedding story with us Darien! You can check out more of her articles and wedding tips over on Seattle Bride.

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An Off-Site Venue in our Neighborhood: An Inside Look at WithinSodo

August 31, 2016

We’re delighted to give you a peek inside one of our nearby off-site venues, WithinSodo! With an industrial feel and lots of versatility, WithinSodo can be transformed for a variety of event types—weddings to corporate celebrations to private parties.

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WithinSodo’s history began long before it was an event venue. In the past, it has been home to a warehouse, a metal shop and an industrial equipment sales location, to name a few.

Built with natural materials such as wood, metal and brick, WithinSodo’s foundation offers a warm industrial backdrop for any celebration.

Inside the venue are three different event spaces, as well as a kitchen and a stunning rooftop deck with city views. Each of WithinSodo’s event spaces are unique, while still tying into the venue’s industrial theme.

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The Ballroom’s rustic aesthetic, complete with wood ceilings and beautiful barn doors, is ideal for an intimate wedding or celebration.

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With beautiful wood paneling, exposed brick and low ceilings, The Lounge creates a warm environment that would be great for a social gathering or company party.

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Last but not least, The Gallery is an amazing, one-of-a-kind room with industrial and hip accents. Plus, check out the amazing gallery wall of mirrors!

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One of our favorite features that WithinSodo has to offer is the rooftop deck. With 3,000 sf. of space, you can take in the views of Seattle’s skyline while relaxing by the fire (or dancing the night away!)

Thank you WithinSodo for the tour of your beautiful venue! If you’re planning an event at WithinSodo send us a message at marketfresh@herbanfeast.com to discuss our off-site catering options.

Make sure to check out the full list of venues on the Eastside and in Seattle that we cater at! For more venue tours and inspiration, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Xo,

Herban Feast

Real Wedding at The Lodge: Molly and Dan

August 5, 2016

We have been eagerly awaiting these photos from our first wedding at The Lodge at Fall City Farms, our newest outdoor venue, and they are amazing! From the stunning mismatched bridesmaid dresses to the breathtaking portraits in the trees, to the beautiful intimate ceremony, we had a hard time narrowing down which photos to share. So settle in for a few minutes and grab a tissue.

A huge thank you to Gigi Hickman for capturing this magical wedding.

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The Lodge at Fall City Farms is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley and is available for weddings and events with up to 200 guests. If you’re interested in booking The Lodge, call us (206 -932-4717) or email us (marketfresh@herbanfeast.com) to schedule a private tour.

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Real Wedding at The Foundry: Lauren and Luciano

July 27, 2016

We are so happy to share these beautiful photos from Nicole Barkis capturing Lauren and Luciano’s wedding at The Foundry. The beautiful chalkboard sign, adorable flower girl and elegant table settings – every photo made us smile! Scroll down to view this perfect love story.

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Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

If you’re interested in booking The Foundry for your wedding or event, call us (206 -932-4717) or email us (thefoundry@herbanfeast.com) to schedule a private tour.

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XO,

Herban Feast

3 Ways to Save on Your Wedding

July 20, 2016

One of the best parts of our job is working with amazing and unique couples to plan their big day! It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive but after 17 years in the business we’ve learned a few tricks for lowering costs here and there. If you’re planning a wedding, or know someone who is, you’ll want to read (and probably write down!) these savvy cost-cutting tips from our Director of Sales, Reese Rowe.

  1. Choose an off-peak day. A Friday wedding can save you money on the venue and on your weekday rehearsal dinner. Even better: a Sunday wedding. Site fees can be much less, plus food and beverage minimums are lower, which is great for smaller weddings.Ways to Save_1
  2. Eliminate labor-intensive specialty foods like sushi rolls from your catering menu. They require more staff to prepare, which will likely increase your bill.Ways to Save_3
  3. One of the biggest ways to save on catering is to swap out a traditional plated dinner for a family-style spread. Family-style allows you to keep the formality of a coursed dinner while spending less per person. Another perk is it creates a great experience for your guests to interact and dine together.
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XO,

Herban Feast

Winner of the 2016 “Best of Bride” Award for Best Catering, Best Wedding Vendor, and Best Reception Site!

June 28, 2016

It’s such an amazing honor to be chosen by our peers to win the prestigious Seattle Bride Magazine Best of Bride Award in three categories! Our team is dedicated to helping our clients’ wedding and event dreams come true. Being acknowledged for this commitment makes us want to throw a party!

This year, our innovative catering team, led by Chef Amanda Herrera, won “Best Catering” for the second year in a row.

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Our Sodo Park venue, with its modern, rustic, and industrial features, won a Best of Bride Award for “Best Quintessential Seattle-Area Reception Site.” Sodo Park’s mix of charm and elegance perfectly complements any event, from weddings to galas to corporate events.

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And, thanks to the efforts of our entire team, we received the enormous honor of being named this year’s “Best All-Around Wedding Vendor.” With our four different venues, an amazing catering team, and floral and décor styling services, we’re so proud to be able to make wedding and event planning easy and stress-free for each and every client.

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We would not be here without all of our wonderful partner vendors! A special congratulations to these partner vendors who were also honored with Best of Bride awards. Weddings with Wendy, Perfectly Posh Events, The Invisible Hostess, Flora Nova, Azzura Photography, Honey Crumb Cake Studio, Baked, Windsong Trio, Michael Benson Band, Bamboo Beats, Nash Fung Magician, Greenlight Events, 321 Foto, British Motor Coach, Butler Valet, and Alexis Hotel.

Thank you, thank you to all our clients, partner vendors, friends, and family who voted for us. We love you!

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XO,

Herban Feast