Aaron and Julia’s Beautiful Sodo Park Wedding

August 11, 2015

Our Sodo Park location perfectly complimented the elegant feel of Aaron and Julia’s wedding. Thank you to A Fist Full of Bolts photography for sharing this stunning photo story with us!

 

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Congratulations Aaron and Julia, we wish you a lifetime of happiness! View some of our other real weddings here and here. Don’t forget to connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest for more updates and event photos!

Xo,

Herban Feast

Mike and Hannah’s Wedding at Sodo Park

July 21, 2015

Our Sodo Park location is the perfect venue for nuptials with a romantic yet rustic feel. We love this photo story of Mike and Hannah’s beautiful wedding courtesy of Alante Photography.

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Congratulations Mike and Hannah, we wish you a lifetime of happiness! View some of our other real weddings here and here. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more updates and event photos!

Xo,

Herban Feast

Exploring the JM Cellars Outdoor Venue

July 8, 2015

It is the season! Outdoor weddings and events are underway, and we’re excited to share one of our preferred off-site venue partners, JM Cellars. Located in Woodinville, WA, JM Cellars is known for its beautiful and serene outdoor space, featuring gorgeous grounds, lush greenery and whimsical Northwest touches.

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John Bigelow, owner of JM Cellars, started studying winemaking in the mid-1990’s and quickly became an enthusiast. Soon he and his wife Peggy had converted the basement of their Seattle home into a winery where they fermented and aged 100 cases of wine, and in 1998 JM Cellars was officially open for business.

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JM Cellars’ venue is located on a seven-acre property affectionately known as “Bramble Bump.” The beautiful arboretum is full of history that is as rich and bold as the wines created there. In the early 1900’s Bramble Bump was part of a 550-acre dairy farm, which became abandoned when the Great Depression hit.  George McBride bought the farm in 1938, transforming it into one of the largest dairies in Washington State. McBride later passed on five acres of the farm to his daughter Jan, who moved to Bramble Bump to build a home with her family. Avid horticulturalists, Jan and her husband Smitty planted several rare specimens on the property including a Chilean Fire Tree, a Himalayan Zebra Pine, and a Cherry tree (that is now one of the largest in the U.S). In 2000, John and Peggy Bigelow purchased Bramble Bump, working with their gardener Mary to maintain the beautiful land that you see today.

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JM Cellars hosts weddings and private events all year long. The perfect Northwest background for any event, Bramble Bump’s grounds include a walking trail, a rock garden and bocce ball court, a pond, and a patio where guests can mingle and relax. Inside JM Cellars is a main tasting room and a fireplace room, which are ideal for private events.

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Thank you JM Cellars for sharing your beautiful space and history with us! A complete list of our off-site venues can be found here. Also take a peek at Herban Feast’s own venues on the blog here and here. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Happy sunshine!

Herban Feast

Fourth of July Party Inspiration from Herban Feast

June 30, 2015

We can’t wait for a sunny 4th of July filled with good food, fireworks and parties! Are you hosting and/or planning a party? Here are some Independence Day event inspiration and ideas from our favorite Herban Feast events.

Décor:

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A grown-up lemonade stand is a summery way to showcase your eats and treats. Plus, it’s easy to create!

 

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Tables covered with gingham add a fun picnic feel to any kind of event.

 

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Add 4th of July spirit to any surface with bright (and patriotic!) ribbon.

 

Food:

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Serving seafood is a fun alternative to traditional barbecue food.

 

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Have your burger and eat it too! Pretty trays for burgers and fries are more visually appealing than a plateful of patties and paperware.

 

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Downsize your favorite summer desserts. Make grab-and-go sizes of sweets for a potluck or buffet style party.

 

Drinks:

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Drink buffets are a fun alternative to a bar. We love this margarita one with fresh fruit for guests to add in.

 

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Bring out your southern roots with traditional iced tea and lemonade. These dispensers are fun and casual. Bonus points if you have a vintage truck to put them in!

 

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Make your drinks patriotic. Festive straws and name tags are an easy way to get in the holiday spirit.

For more event ideas and inspiration check out the blog here and here. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Happy (almost) 4th of July!

Xo,

Herban Feast

 

 

 

Best Seattle Caterer and Best Large Event Venue! Herban Feast Wins 2015 “Best of Bride”

June 26, 2015

We are so proud and thankful to be honored for the fifth year in a row in Seattle Bride Magazine’s “Best of Bride” competition!

Winning the title of “Best Caterer” in the region…and

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having Sodo Park honored as the  area’s “Best Large Venue” is a testament to our dedication to showcasing the region’s riches in our delicious, innovative menus and wowing our clients and their guests with a spectacular place to celebrate their big day!

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Congratulations to all the other “Best of Bride” winners, and especially our partners who were also honored.

A huge thank you to Seattle Bride, our vendor partners, team and awesome clients! For more company updates and fun happenings connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Xo,

Herban Feast

Herban Feast Founder, BJ Duft, Dishes Up Tips for Cooking with Herbs This Weekend

June 24, 2015

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We are proud to be part of this weekend’s Vashon Island Garden Tour 2015, hosted by Vashon Allied Arts. The event, hosted on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, features tours of five Vashon gardens, garden talks from local experts, a garden art market, sunset gala and more.

You also won’t want to miss BJ Duft’s special presentation on Sunday, June 28th, at 2 pm on growing, cooking and eating herbs. This talk will highlight some of Duft’s personal favorite garden herbs including Tuscan Blue rosemary, lemon verbena, cinnamon basil, and lavender. Small tasting samples will be provided. Details about the tour and ticket information can be found here.

We hope to see you there! And don’t forget to stop by our new flower shop Herban Bloom and new venue Froggsong Gardens! For more event news connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Happy weekend planning!

Herban Feast

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An Inside Look at Our Off-Site Venue – DeLille Cellars

June 10, 2015

Take a peek into one of our off-site venues – the beautiful DeLille Cellars. We love this location for its incredible greenery and breathtaking water views, oh and the wine!

A little history and a few fun facts: DeLille is located in Woodinville and was founded in 1992 by Charles and Greg Lill, Jay Soloff and celebrated winemaker, Chris Upchurch. The winery was originally founded with the mission of creating a new Bordeaux blend using grapes from Washington State vineyards. Today, DeLille produces three different wine collections – DeLille Cellars, Grand Ciel and Doyenne. Each wine is made of grapes from their own vineyards in combination with fruit from the Yakima Valley.

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Interested in hosting your next affair here? The DeLille Cellars Chateau is available for private events such as weddings, company holiday parties and birthday celebrations. The Chateau is cozy and charming and is adjacent to gorgeous landscaping and a cedar forest.

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DeLille’s award-winning chateau and private 10-acre estate can be customized to nearly any event style you can imagine, from rural northwest to upscale elegance or European chic. Check out this stunning Herban Feast Real Wedding recently hosted there!

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Thank you for sharing this behind-the-scenes look with us DeLille! As you’re planning your next event, check out our complete list of our off-site venues. Also view our own venues Sodo Park, The Foundry and Froggsong Gardens.

Be sure to stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more event inspiration!

Cheers,

Herban Feast

Spring/Summer Open House at The Foundry

May 29, 2015

The Foundry was ready for wedding season at our spring/summer open house event on April 22nd.

A special thank you to our partner vendors MikedUp Productions, Tallant House, Phototainment, Butler Valet, Blue Danube Productions, Prop Gallery, Choice Linens, Creative Coverings, Espresso Elegance, Kevin Drake Sign & Design, Dante’s Inferno Dogs, Vintage Ambiance and ABC Rentals by CORT for helping to make this event possible.

We love these gorgeous pictures from the event taken by The Popes:

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The Herban Design Studio team; Kaleb Norman James, Fluert, and Herban Bloom did a terrific job, including décor such as succulents, metallic accents, pastel floral arrangements and more. It looked fantastic in there.

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Lucky for us the sun was shining and we were able to show off our outdoor patio. The perfect spot for a cocktail hour or late night snack. Whimsical picnic furniture perfectly complemented the outdoor space.

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Guests got a chance to sample some of our spring/summer menu items including our signature sweet potato and Dungeness crab cakes and our citrus rubbed wild Pacific salmon with blackberry and brown butter emulsion. At the bar we mixed up our Herban smash cocktail with bourbon and orange bitters.

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We sincerely appreciate our partners and team for helping bring our vision for this event to life.

For more Herban Feast events and happenings connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Happy Friday,

Herban Feast

Visit Froggsong Gardens during the Vashon Island Weddings & Events Tour

May 6, 2015

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We invite you to visit our newest venue, Froggsong Gardens, during the Vashon Island Weddings and Events Tour. The tour, hosted by the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, is May 17th from noon until 5 pm. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free of charge.

A self-guided tour and open house, the event showcases ten of Vashon Island’s event venues plus Vashon-based wedding planners, photographers, DJ’s and more! Visit the Vashon Chamber of Commerce for more information and to pick up a tour map. While you’re out on Vashon Island make sure to stop by our new Herban Bloom store for creative floral ideas and seasonal gifts.

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A little bit about Froggsong Gardens: Described as enchanting, lush and elegant, Froggsong Gardens is the region’s most distinct outdoor garden estate venue. Featuring 16-acres of English inspired gardens it is a peaceful location for any event. Froggsong’s nature-filled property includes a recirculating stream, open lawn space, indoor/outdoor fireplaces and covered pavilions.

We hope to see you there!

For more Herban Feast events and happenings connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

Xo,

Herban Feast

Our Own Fresh Bistro is Cooking for a Cause

May 1, 2015

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We are so excited that our restaurant, Fresh Bistro, is participating in the American Heart Association’s event to kick off Stroke Awareness Month. Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta lunch that is both tasty and good for your heart! Fresh Bistro’s own Chef Shun Vigor will be at Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen for a Heart Healthy Cinco de Mayo Cooking Demo, showcasing a few delicious and healthy Mexican-style lunch options and sharing them for you to try!

The event is hosted by the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and one of their sponsors, Union Bank – and you’re all invited! The lunch is free and does not require a RSVP, so please join us! See you there!

When: Tuesday, May 5th from 12-1 pm

Where: Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen (enter at 1433 First Avenue)

Why: Hosted by Brooke Fox of MOViN 92.5, the event will be a fun break from your day to enjoy a tasty meal and learn a little something about healthy living

Check out more of Fresh Bistro on our blog here and here, and follow along with them on Facebook and Twitter!

Xo,

Herban Feast