Little Island Farm is available for weddings and events seasonally from June 1st through September 30th. Our rates for the 2019 season are as follows (prices do not reflect 7.6% Washington state sales tax which will be added at time of booking):
Friday or Sunday (48 hours - 10 am day before event through 10 am day after event) - $1200
Saturday (48 hours - 10 am Friday to 10 am Sunday) - $1600
Monday through Thursday - (48 hours - 10 am day before event through 10 am day after event) - $750
The above rates include the rental of outdoor areas as outlined on the Our Event Venue page only.
Bridal Ready Suite - Rent this bedroom with a queen bed, full bath and large rec room area in the upstairs (handicap accessible) of our farmhouse on the day of your event only for an additional $200. A great place for your bridal party to dress, do hair and make-up or just relax prior to your ceremony. Because this is our home, access is limited to your bridal party (bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen) and parents/grandparents of the bride and groom.
Tours - We'd love to meet with you and show you our venue. Appointments are necessary and are available mid-week or weekends. Please complete our Event Rental Inquiry Form to schedule an appointment.
Guest Numbers - To maximize safety, events at our facility are limited to 150 guests. We expect you to adhere to this limit. There will be an additional $20 charge per person for guest counts over 150.
Reservations - To start a conversation with us about renting our event facility, please complete our Event Rental Inquiry Form. Once received (normally within 48 hours), we'll contact you to confirm availability of your event date, schedule a tour if you wish and answer any questions you may have. In order to reserve your date, a $500 non-refundable deposit (which will be applied toward your total rental fee) and a signed Rental Agreement are required. A final payment of your rental balance, along with required event insurance and banquet permit documentation (see below) are required 30 days prior to your event.
Damage/Service Deposit - Your rental will include an additional $500 damage/service deposit ($300 damage/service deposit for Monday through Thursday rentals) which is refundable if the property is left in satisfactory condition at the end of the rental period. You are responsible for any and all damage done to our facilities or property by any of your guests or vendors. Also, if excess trash is left or additional cleaning is needed, the cost of these services will be deducted from your deposit. If damage or service costs exceeds the deposit amount, you will be responsible for paying the additional expense. This deposit is required to be paid as part of your final payment at least 30 days prior to your event.
Restrooms - For the 2019 season we will provide a portable toilet for your guests to use. A portable hand washing station can be included at an additional $250 rental charge. We understand this is less than desirable for a formal event, however our event rental prices reflect the absence of more luxurious restroom facilities. With enough advance notice, we can arrange a luxury restroom trailer (with flush toilets, hand washing, and air conditioning) from an outside vendor at additional expense to you (we pass along their cost). We can provide the required electrical and water hook-ups needed for one of these trailers as part of your rental of our facility.
Serving Alcohol - If you will be serving alcohol, you are responsible for hiring a bartending service. Your caterer may offer this service. Whether or not you are serving alcohol at your event, we require a Washington State Banquet Permit. This covers the inadvertent situation of your guests bringing and consuming alcohol on our property if you do not plan to serve it at the event. A Banquet Permit costs $11 and you can order one online at www.liq.wa.gov/licensing/banquet-permits. Although your event may meet state requirements for not needing a permit, we require one in order to ensure you understand alcohol serving requirements and assume full responsibility for serving alcohol at your event. You must provide a copy of your permit along with your final payment at least 30 days prior to your event.
Event Liability Insurance - We require a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance coverage for property damage and bodily injury that could happen during your event. The policy must include Host Liquor Liability coverage if any alcohol is being served or consumed at any time during your stay and it must cover your entire stay on the property. Little Island Farm LLC should be listed as an additional insured with our venue address listed as well. A good source for this liability insurance is online at www.WedSure.com or www.WedSafe.com. WedSure states "For as little as $95 your rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception can be covered under one Wedding Insurance policy." Proof of Insurance is required along with your final payment at least 30 days prior to your event.
Exclusive Use - We only book one event over a weekend, so you can be assured exclusive use of our event space. Our 48 hour rental also gives you extra time to set up, decorate and clean-up after your event.
Venue Manager - Our Venue Manager will be onsite at check-in and will be sure you have everything you need from us. Our Venue Manager is not a wedding coordinator and will not be running the timeline or be involved in the execution of your event other than that which relates to the venue itself. This person will be on hand throughout the day of your event to answer any questions you or your vendors may have regarding the venue or facilities.
Tables and Chairs - Your event rental includes use of our tables and chairs. We have 8 - 5' round tables that seat 8-10; 6 - 30" x 6' rectangular tables and 42 white wooden cushioned folding chairs.
Support Staff - If you would like to have some additional help for your reception, we may be able to provide that for an additional cost. Staff may help with parking cars, set-up or take-down, busing tables, dishwashing, moving tables/chairs, and trash removal. If you would like help with your event, please let us know at least 4 weeks prior to your event.
Trash - Your rental includes the disposal of trash from your event with the exception of glass or plastic bottles which you must collect, remove and dispose of yourself. Containers will be provided to collect aluminum cans. We can provide containers for collection of glass and plastic if you want to remove them for recycling if you live in an area that offers that. Our small county does not offer glass or plastic recycling.
No Pets - Because we are a working farm, we do not allow pets on the property. Please provide alternate arrangements for your pets or those of your guests. A $50/pet fee applies if anyone brings a pet onto the site without prior approval. This fee(s) will be deducted from your damage deposit. Because we love our pets and know you love yours too, fur babies that are included in your wedding ceremony only may be accommodated -- this needs to be discussed prior to booking.
Other Restrictions - Failure to comply with the following restrictions could result in the loss of your damage deposit, including possible additional expense for repairs:
Candles must be in fireproof containers and the containers must exceed the height of the flame.
You must remove and dispose of all plastic and glass bottles or containers. Do not put them in the trash.
Do not use nails, tacks, or screws to secure your decorations.
The use of silly string, confetti, rice, glitter or scattered decorative ornamentation of any type is strictly prohibited.
Fires allowed in the fire pit only. You should plan to bring your own firewood if you intend to use the fire pit.
Vehicles are only allowed on/in established and designated parking areas and roadways only.
No pets without prior approval are allowed on site. $50 fee/pet will be deducted from your damage deposit.
Access to areas outside of the event venue facilities are strictly prohibited unless special arrangements are made in advance. This includes our shop building (unless the commercial kitchen is rented), our pond and surrounding area, the barn and all grow areas (the fenced garden and barked shrub beds) associated with our flower farm.