A Peek Inside Our Off-Site Venue, Golden Gardens Bathhouse

September 28, 2015

Today we are excited to take you inside of one of our beautiful off-site venues, Golden Gardens Bathhouse! While only ten minutes from downtown Seattle, this laid-back and lovely location feels worlds away from the city.

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Owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Golden Gardens Bathhouse offers amazing views of the water, Olympic Mountains, and nearby forests.

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Golden Gardens Park was originally developed in 1907 by Harry W. Treat and was used as an attraction to encourage people to ride the new electric cars lines that had been installed throughout Seattle. The historic Bathhouse at Golden Gardens was built later on, in the 1930’s. Golden Gardens is now considered one of the most popular parks among over 450 in the Seattle Parks system.

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Perfect for any private party, seminar, or event, the historic waterfront location contains a large Main Hall with a cathedral ceiling and multiple skylights, allowing for lots of beautiful, natural light.

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Thank you Golden Gardens Bathhouse for sharing your stunning location with us! A complete list of our off-site venues can be found here. Take a peek at some our own Herban Feast venues featured on the blog here and here.

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Introducing our newest outdoor venue, The Lodge at Fall City Farms!

September 22, 2015

We are excited to introduce you to our newest outdoor venue, The Lodge at Fall City Farms, and take you on a quick visual tour.

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Surrounded by sprawling greenery and wooded forests, The Lodge at Fall City Farms offers an escape from the city and stunning views of Mt. Si, creating a perfect combination of rustic charm and northwest elegance.

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Set on a three-acre outdoor farm, the venue is located in Snoqualmie Valley, in the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains. The Lodge itself is an iconic 5,000 square-foot Northwest-style lodge with a large stone fireplace, Douglas fir floors, granite counters, and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams.

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Perfect for your next event, celebration or meeting, The Lodge accommodates seated indoor events up to 100 and outdoor events for up to 200. Two decks and an indoor/outdoor fireplace create a seamless connection to the outdoor space.

The Lodge at Fall City Farms is equipped for parties, celebrations and gatherings with complete event planning services by Herban Feast Design Studio and catering by Herban Feast.

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To celebrate the new venue we would like to invite you to join us for a special, private launch event at The Lodge at Fall City Farms this Sunday, September 27th, from noon – 3:00pm.  To secure your spot RSVP to marketfresh@herbanfeast.com. The Lodge is located at 3636 Neal Road SE, Fall City, WA and is accessible by car via I-90.

To schedule a private site visit or reserve your date contact us at (206) 932-4717.

Check out Herban Feast’s other venues here, here and here. For more company news and happenings connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Xo,

Herban Feast

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

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

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!

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Inside Westland Distillery: A Featured Herban Feast Off-Site Venue

March 27, 2015

We’re thrilled to be partnered with the region’s most beautiful, fun and lively venues, bringing our delicious, innovative catering to guests’ events and celebrations.  Today, we’re showcasing a neighboring venue in SoDo Park that shares our love for preserving the area’s historical buildings and savoring of complex, hand-crafted Whiskey, Westland Distillery.

Built in 1919, Westland Distillery originally housed the Ederer Crane Manufacturing Company and today continues the heritage of large-scale, high-quality manufacturing, trading in cranes for whiskey. The distillery’s mix of rustic, old-world architecture and impressive industrial design is a reflection of a timeless sensibility that honors the endeavors of the past.

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Emerson Lamb, Co-Founder and President of Westland Distillery, grew up in the Pacific Northwest and comes from five generations of success and legacy in the timber, paper and pulp industries. Together with his business partner and Master Distiller, Matt Hofmann, Lamb built the Westland Distillery in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle, where it stands as a monument to all he’s inherited.

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Constructed in 2012, Westland is the nation’s largest single malt whiskey distillery, and since opening has become one of the premier event venues in the Seattle area.

While open and expansive, the distillery still offers an intimate and detailed experience to events of all sizes. In its short time on the scene, the crew at Westland has already showcased the venue’s versatility, developing a reputation for executing a variety of events with a distinctive style; from weddings and corporate events to private parties and public receptions.

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Thank you Westland Distillery sharing the history, background and photos of your beautiful space! A complete list of our off-site venues can be found here. Also check out Herban Feast’s own venues on display here and here. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Cheers,

Herban Feast

Get inspired by these bridal trends for 2015

March 12, 2015

As we get closer to the peak of wedding season, we’ve been noting our favorite trends, styles, décor and themes. Here are a few that we think you’ll love as much as we do.

  1. Off-the-shoulder dresses

This romantic look was all the rage during spring runway shows and offers a fresh style for the romantic bride who’s looking beyond the ball gown.

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  1. Marsala

Pantone’s 2015 Color Of The Year is showing up in wedding details big and small – from flowers to groom attire to cakes and décor.

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  1. Lace invitations

Lace has always been a trend for wedding dresses, but now it’s making the leap to other wedding details, like these invitations.

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  1. Metallic bridesmaid dresses

Just because it’s the bride’s day to shine doesn’t mean that the bridesmaids can’t stand out too! Glitz and glamour are sneaking into bridal parties, putting a spotlight on the bride’s leading ladies.

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  1. Communal dining

Many brides this season are embracing inclusivity and togetherness with big family-style tables.

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  1. Flower crowns for the bride

All hail the floral queen! Brides are taking spring flowers to a new level, using them to top off their wedding ‘do. It’s an easy (and inexpensive) way to add some bohemian glam to your look.

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  1. Chalkboards

Chalkboards are the new black. From invitations to menus to seating charts, they’ve become a new wedding staple.

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  1. Greenery

While we all know flowers and weddings go hand-in-hand, brides this season are opting for a “greener” floral arrangement. Greenery is showing up on all the trendy wedding tables and in many bride bouquets this spring. Perfect for an enchanting summer wedding.

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  1. Fishtail braids

This laid back look is all the rage on the runways and red carpet this year. Now, brides are making it their own. With this messy yet stylish look you won’t have to fret about your hair during your big day.

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         10. Local and sustainable food

Weddings are going green as brides and grooms are becoming more thoughtful about what they’re serving friends and family. Couples are requesting local food that is sustainably sourced, like our new spring/summer menus featuring ingredients from Northwest farms and producers.

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For more wedding favorites take a look at the real weddings we featured here and here. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Xo,

Herban Feast

RSVP! Westland Distillery Open House + Save the Date for Our Bi-Annual Open Houses

February 6, 2015

We’re excited to share three upcoming open house events, including one offsite open house at Westland Distillery and our bi-annual open house events at Sodo Park and The Foundry. Get out your calendar and get ready to RSVP.

Westland Distillery Open House Event on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, 5-8pm

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Please join us at Westland Distillery for an Open House featuring our innovative menus, stylish presentations and customized service paired with Westland Distillery’s Thoughtfully Made event space. We’re thrilled that Azzura Photography, GreenLight Events, Kaleb Norman James Design and The Sweet Side will be part of this special evening.

RSVP (up to 4 guests) by Friday, February 6th, 2015 by calling 206-932-4717 or emailing marketfresh@herbanfeast.com

 Our Spring/Summer Sodo Park Open House Event on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 5-8pm

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Brides magazine just named Sodo Park one of the Best Venues in the nation! We invite you to join us at the acclaimed Sodo Park for our spring/summer open house tasting.  Be among the first to see the results of our revitalization of the floors, get inspired by seasonal décor and event design from our Herban Design Studio and enjoy a sampling from our innovative, delicious spring and summer menus.

RSVP (up to 4 guests) by Monday, March 23th, 2015 by calling 206-932-4717 or emailing marketfresh@herbanfeast.com

 Attend Our Spring/Summer Open House Event at The Foundry on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, 5-8pm

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We will be showcasing The Foundry during our spring/summer open house event on Wednesday, April 22nd.  Guests will experience inspiring seasonal décor and event design from our Herban Design Studio and also enjoy sampling our innovative, delicious spring/summer menus alongside the gracious service we’ve become known for.

RSVP (up to 4 guests) by Monday, April 13th, 2015 by calling 206-932-4717 or emailing marketfresh@herbanfeast.com

We can’t wait to see you!

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Love,

Herban Feast

An Interview with “Featured Vendor” Niki McKay, owner of Blue Danube Productions

January 7, 2015

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What inspired you to start Blue Danube Productions?

Blue Danube Productions was established in 2007 because there was a disconnect between event planners and audio visual suppliers.  The Danube River separates two cities in Hungary: Buda and Pest.  With just a simple bridge, the two cities are combined to make one magical destination.  Blue Danube Productions is the bridge that connects creative event professionals with a flawless technical production to create an immersive experience.

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What can your clients count on when working with you?

Communication.  Whether it is quickly returning a quote for an upcoming event, talking through event goals to determine the appropriate event technology or explaining what is being provided and how it works, Blue Danube Productions takes pride in communicating clearly and efficiently.

 Where do you find inspiration for new ideas or elements you can bring into an event?

Inspiration for events can be found everywhere.  In the Blue Danube Productions office we have an active Idea Board where members of the team bring photos, sketches, magazine clippings, etc. and post them to the board.   As a team, we discuss why that particular element inspired us and how we could translate that into the world of live events.

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What is the must-have A/V item for any and every event?

Every event needs to have audio support.  The main goal of any event is to communicate with attendees – and it is impossible to do that if they can’t hear the presenter or entertainment clearly.  From small audio systems with a couple speakers and a microphone to large concert-level systems – audio is always budget well spent. 

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Thanks to Niki for sharing her insight and the Blue Danube team for enlivening our events!