08 Jul Exploring the JM Cellars Outdoor Venue
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!