This venue caught our eye last fall and our minds went running wild. With the huge 1800's barn and formerly being a Lavender Farm, it is absolutely perfect for weddings and events. We purchased the property in November 2017 and started to remodel the venue as soon as the snow melted. Keeping to the land's original charm and simplicity, we have followed steep measures and careful procedures to keep the historical structures original and vintage! You will find the authenticity of the 1920's exposed throughout the venue; inside and out. Our favorite personal touch to this venue though, is that it is FAMILY OWNED and operated! We do as much of the work ourselves as possible, and when necessary, we hire and buy local first!
We have enjoyed researching the history of the property and the prior owners, clear back to 1900. Through the Teeter's, Conner's, Woods', Kapelke's and the Kiss's, the property has taken on each families love for the place and their personal touch. The Farm House was built back in 1914, however, the barn dates back so far that the first record we found was its existence in the spring of 1900. We also house one of the first school houses that was established in the county; it was moved to the venue from the old Work Camp 1 near Ione, WA. The schoolhouse also dates back to 1917.
This property has been used as a community staple since the early 1900's. The original owners have numerous documented friendships and trading with the local Native Americans and farmers. The importance of working closely together in these early years was absolutely critical to survival. We are hoping to return that sense of community to the property. It's unique beauty and serenity is too stunning to not be shared by many. Prior to our purchase of the venue, it has always been family owned and was used to grow first, fields of crops for feeding livestock, then fields and fields of lavender; to which it became known as The Lavender Farm and held community festivals with local vendors.
What is unique about this venue is the history it holds. You don't just see the old charm and peace, you feel it everywhere you go. It is in the over 100 year old woods; you hear it in the thick nature surrounding you; you smell it in the flowers and lavender that have been blooming for decades; you see it in all the hundred year old structures; you feel itdeep down in your soul. You just have to come see for yourself, but be prepared to feel like you just stepped into paradise itself.