'Tis the season! With the holidays around the corner, it's only fitting to highlight a Christmas tree farm this month. Here's what you need to know...
Name: Trinity Tree Farm - There are actually two venues on this property, 1) The Lodge and 2) The Barn. In this blog, we’re going to talk specifically about The Lodge.
Location: Issaquah, WA
Separate space for ceremony and reception: Yes
Rooms for getting ready: Yes
Rental time frame: 12 hours, 11:00am to 11:00pm
Cost: $4,400 (based on 2017 wedding prices)
THE INSIDE SCOOP
Why I love this venue: If you’re a tree lover like me, then consider this your magical, hidden gem, off the beaten path, perfect venue! It’s really not far from the city of Issaquah, but after taking the winding road up the hill and entering the venue property, you’ll feel like you’re on a little retreat away from it all. The Lodge has a gorgeous lawn space for outdoor ceremonies, and you’ll make quite a grand entrance coming down their staircase! The reception space is a photographer’s dream, full of natural light. The room is light and airy and the chandeliers and lights stay up for every wedding, no additional cost (cha-ching!). In my opinion, though, one of the things that truly makes this venue stand out from many others (and I’ll admit it’s a small factor, but a commonly overlooked one), is their beautiful (and huge) suites for getting ready. One space is on the second floor and includes a wall with mirrors and counter tops for hair and make-up, a lounge area, a massive bathroom (like I would trade my own bathroom for this one), and a covered deck overlooking the venue (perfect for photos of you putting on your dress or first look). The second room is off the main lobby and has it’s own bathroom, lounge area, and pool table. It’s also adjacent to the fire pits with a covered patio, so you can relax outdoors before getting ready. Those amenities may seem trivial, but you can’t go wrong by starting your wedding day in a relaxed, spacious, and gorgeous setting.
One piece of advice: Since there are two venues on this property, make sure you specify to your guests that your wedding is at The Lodge. The property owners do a great job of providing signage for wedding guests, and will include your names at the entrance, but it’s always great to give guests a heads up so they know they are in the right place.
Also, take advantage of the gorgeous lawn spaces and firepits by providing your guests with an outdoor cocktail hour, yard games, and other fun activities. They can enjoy this gorgeous setting while you sneak away to take some pictures with the trees!
All photos provided by Pam and Tara Photography