The Barn at Trinity Tree Farm
Trinity Tree Farm is the perfect venue to celebrate wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsals for up to 150 guests. Located on a 40-acre hilltop in Issaquah, WA, our family farm is nestled between Tiger and Squak Mountains and has a beautiful view of Mt Rainier.
Please submit an inquiry for more information on your special day or scroll down for frequently asked questions!
Our lawn is the perfect setting for your ceremony—lined by Christmas trees and complete with a custom made gazebo--to frame your matrimony.
We provide (300) white wood chairs for up to 150 guests and the gazebo at no additional charge. The ceremony lawn is within easy access of the barn for your MC, DJ or Band to set up AV for both your ceremony and reception.
The Barn at Trinity Tree Farm is a gorgeous 4500 square foot space--perfect for celebrations of up to 150 guests.
The barn includes an upgraded staging area for your caterer and permanent flagstone tile bar as well as another bar for bar service.
There is an outdoor fire pit for cocktail hours and relaxing post-dinner with built-benches for an ambient lounge area. There is also a second fire pit, which can be used for roasting marshmallows and a campfire-style bonfire, should you desire.
The Log Cabin
Neighboring the barn, Trinity Tree Farm houses an authentic log cabin perfect for bridal party preparations.
Our loft is a sleek 1000 square foot space—complete with a pool table, shuffleboard and stained glass balcony overlooking the property. This cozy area gives the wedding party space to relax before all of the celebrations and can be opened up for everyone to enjoy during the reception.
Weddings at Trinity Tree Farm include one pre-arranged hour prior to your wedding for a rehearsal; private day of usage of the venue from 11:30AM-11:00PM, tables and chairs for up to 150 guests and complimentary parking for all guests.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the capacity of your venue? Do you provide tables and chairs?
Our capacity is 150 guests for a seated reception in the barn. We have (300) white chairs for the lawn and barn, and tables for up to 150 guests.
What is the venue rental cost at Trinity Tree Farm?
Please contact Brittny Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org for current pricing and availability.
Please note we are also closed for weddings during our Christmas Tree Season, which is mid-November through March 1.
Do you arrange tours of the farm?
Bookings and tours for special events and weddings will take place on open house viewing dates, or if those times don’t work for you, please contact Brittny at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Please note private tours will be based on calendar availability. We do not permit drop in visits out of respect for clients hosting events at the venue.
When I book my event with you am I permitted to come back and see the farm for planning?
Planning visits for special events and weddings will take place on open house viewing dates, or contact Brittny at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment. Please note planning visits will be based on calendar availability. We do not permit drop in visits out of respect for clients hosting events at the venue. Vendors who require site visits are required to attend open house dates.
Do you have a day of coordinator?
We have two wedding planners onsite who provide rehearsal and day-of-coordination ($1250), based on availability. Contact Brittny at email@example.com for more details.
If I don't book a Day of Coordinator, what does staffing look like for the day?
A member of our staff will check you in in the morning for setup and give you a phone number should any issues arrive. From one hour prior to your event start time, there will be a venue manager on the property to monitor the event. The venue manager does not play a role in the wedding day for coordination or décor setup and is only present to resolve issues related to the venue itself. This includes monitoring alcohol consumption.
Is there a down payment needed to reserve the site and when is the remainder due?
We require a deposit of 50% of the fee upon booking if the event is more than 90 days out and 100% of the Fee if event is less than 60 days out. The remainder is due 30 days prior to your event. The deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to make another booking on your wedding date.
I'm ready to book! How do I do so?
Wonderful! Please click below to go to our booking form and our event manager will write up a contract for you. This puts your date on hold for 10 days to review and submit with your 50% deposit check (visa or mastercard are accepted at a 4% surcharge).
Do you require a damage deposit?
We require a damage/cleaning deposit of $500. This is requested as a separate check or credit card authorization and will be shredded after the event has been held and inspected from any potential damage and returned to its original state.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
In the event of a cancellation, less than 90 days prior to the event, all payments made to date are non-refundable if Trinity Tree Farm is unable to make another booking on your date.
In the event of a cancellation of the special event greater than 90 days prior to the event date, only the deposit will be due if Trinity Tree Farm is unable to make another booking on your date.
If Trinity Tree Farm is able to make another booking on your date a full refund will be given.
A $500 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations.
How much time does you venue rental include?
The licensed use period will commences at 11:30 am and ends at 11:00pm, inclusive of preparation activities (such as set-up and delivery time) and clean-up activities (such as take-down and removal time). Music, amplified sound, and alcohol service shall conclude no later than 10pm and all persons must leave the property by 11pm.
Can we have a rehearsal the afternoon/evening before?
We include a one hour rehearsal or walk through in the price to be arranged at a time when the farm is available (these typically fall on Thursdays between 4pm-8pm, and the date/time are confirmed one month prior to your wedding, AND after receipt of your final balance). Please work with your Special Events Manager to arrange this.
Do you have a recommended schedule of events for my wedding?
Yes, we recommend:
11:30am: Check in, setup and wedding preparations (don't forget lunch/waters for your party)!
4:00pm: Guest Arrivals
5:00pm: Cocktail Hour/Announcement of the couple
6:00pm: Dinner Service
7:00pm: Toasts and Cake Cutting
7:30pm First dance, special dances and dancing
8:30pm: Bouquet and garter toss
9:45pm: Last call and send off of the couple
10:00pm: Bar closes and clean up begins
11:00pm: Venue closed
Vendors typically arrive based on the amount of time they need to setup pertinent to their roles on the timeline of the day or contracted number of hours, so you will need to work directly with them on their timing.
Is there a clean up fee, or are we in charge of clean up? What does cleanup and check out include?
You are in charge of clean up from the wedding. You may hire cleaners to handle garbage at the end of evening for you, for a fee of $300.
Please return the venue back to it original condition by:
- Disposing of all waste from your wedding in our designated area behind the barn. We have trash bags and cleaning supplies onsite.
- Leaving the catering area as you and your caterer found it (clean surfaces, fridges, sinks, and BBQ area).
- Bridal Cabin: All items removed, kitchen cleaned if used, waste placed in designated area behind the barn.
- Groom’s Loft: All items removed, waste placed in designated area behind the barn.
- All leftover glasses, napkins, s’mores skewers, send off items, etc. are picked up and disposed of in designated area behind the barn
- Leftover cigarettes/cigars must be disposed of in ashtrays in smoking area
- All rental items, guest lost and found, gifts and decorations must be removed from the barn by 11:00pm. *Please note we do not hold lost and found at our venue and request one of your family members be responsible for found items.*
- All cars must be off of the property by 10am the following day.
Trinity Tree Farm will take care of the setup and take down of tables and chairs.
Failure to comply with this policy may result in a deduction from your damage deposit.
Trinity Tree Farm handles the deep clean (mopping floors, sanitizing countertops and cleaning restrooms) as well as take down of tables and chairs. We also clean and have your tables and chairs set up for you upon arrival to the venue.
Do you have any restrictions on music?
Music, amplified sound, and alcohol service shall conclude no later than 10 pm and must be moved inside after your ceremony. Ceremony speakers must point away from the building, toward the bridge. We do require your DJ/Band to perform in the designated area near the dance floor and keep noise levels to 90 on the noise meter.
Will we need a banquet permit and liability insurance?
A. Washington State requires a banquet permit. The cost is $11 for the day and can be applied for online here: http://liq.wa.gov/licensing/banquet-permits. Please send a copy of your permit to your Special Events Manager two weeks prior to your wedding with your final paperwork.
B. Insurance: Client shall purchase and maintain, Special Event Liability insurance coverage with limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, $2,000,000 General Aggregate, on a combined single limit basis. Coverage to include but not be limited to: premises and operations, products/completed operations, personal injury, blanket contractual, liquor liability with limits of $1,000,000. TRINITY TREE FARM (VENUE 1), and Glenn Dutro and LeAnn Darnielle, its agents and assigns and affiliated companies shall be included as Additional insured on a primary non-contributory basis. Coverage to also include CG0001 General Liability General. A certificate of insurance evidencing such coverage shall be provided to TRINITY TREE FARM including actual additional insured endorsement evidencing such coverage two months prior to scheduled event.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING INSURANCE:
--Event insurance must be purchased at www.wedsafe.com
Step 1: Click “get my quote”
Step 2: Select Washington and “in the state where I live”
Step 3: Select “Wedding”
Step 4: Select Date of Event and Insert Guest Count
Step 5: Select Furnished without a charge and/or BYOB
Step 6: Follow Yes/No prompts for Activities
Step 7: Click “Display Coverage Options”
Step 8: Select $1,000,000 Liability Coverage (Cancellation is not required)
Step 9: Select Venue 1: Trinity Tree Farm and Glenn and LeAnn Darnielle
Step 10: Email certificate to venue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 11: Enter Personal and Payment Information
What is your alcohol policy? Can we use your keg fridge? What size keg does it fit?
We allow all types of drinks, but you must have a licensed bartender serve them at your event to guests 21 and over, no exceptions. The bartender may not also be a guest at the wedding. We do not allow self-serve bottles of alcohol on tables or flasks. All alcohol may not be collected from behind the bar until all guests have exited the property.
You may absolutely use our keg fridge. We only have one; additional kegs will require a bin and hand pump. You will just need to pay for the CO-2 rental ($25). It fits a full size keg (half barrel) and smaller (quarter barrel). Please contact your Special Events Manager to reserve this. We have two wine fridges available as well at no additional cost.
What is your inventory of chairs and tables?
We have 300 white padded folding chairs to place 150 on the ceremony lawn and 150 in the Barn. We have 15- 72” round guest tables (seat 10 at each table), 10- 6’ banquet tables (seat 6-8 at each table) and for extra use tables (head table, guest book, DJ, buffet (2 recommended), and a cake table. We also 3 “crate” tables for extra use and cocktails (3’ x 3’ x 3’).
How many rows of chairs do you set up for the ceremony? How wide are the chairs? How wide is the aisle?
We usually set up 6 curved rows of chairs (about 7-19 chairs in each row) with an aisle in the middle. Each chair is about 1 ft. 6in. wide and we leave about 8 feet of width for the aisle itself. You are welcome to change the setup, however you must return it to the original chair setup after your event. For an indoor ceremony, we do 6 chairs on each side of the aisle and rows will depend on your guest count.
What are the dimensions of your wedding arbor for ceremony flowers?
The measurements are six feet wide, seven feet tall and six inches deep.
Do you provide linens?
We do not provide linens, but our preferred caterers and rental companies do. Recommended sizes for linens: 72” rounds: 132” and 6’ banquet tables: 90” x 132”. The crate tables do not require linens.
What is your policy on decorations? How will you know my wedding plans for the day?
We ask that you use thumbtacks or zip ties to secure your decorations. Any decorations that need to be staked into the ground must be pre-approved by our Special Events Manager in order to protect the sprinkler system.
Our Special Events Manager will send you a pre-wedding checklist a month prior to your wedding, so we are aware of your plan and can make your day seamless.
What is your policy on throwing items?
We only allow flower petals for throwing items, however the client is responsible for cleaning them up and leaving the venue in its original condition (not included in the garbage fee). Artificial and large petals are recommended. No other items such as rice, sprinkles, bird seed etc. are permitted.
What in-house AV do you have?
All AV needs including a microphone, speakers and projector need to be provided by a DJ, Band or rental company. We do not have anything other than am/fm radios in-house.
Is there sufficient power for bands or a DJ?
There are power sources that will bear a sufficient load for your event and we have a specific power outlet that is sufficient for your Band/DJ in the barn. Amplified music is permitted on the lawn for the ceremony only and then must be moved to the designated area inside.
Is there a dance floor, or should we look at renting one?
The barn floor is suitable for dancing without laying an additional floor.
Do you allow candles? Fireworks?
Candles must be dripless and used in a manner that does not create a fire hazard. Fireworks are no longer permitted on the property unless previously arranged with your Special Events Manager. Sparklers are permitted only if Trinity Tree Farm’s Day of Coordinator is present during your wedding. No exceptions, please.
What is your policy on the two fire pits?
The gas fire pit is lit one hour prior to your event and is for decorative purposes only. The wood burning fire pit on the lawn is permitted for s'mores. We provide the firewood, and you provide all of the other items. We follow King County burn ban restrictions (these apply to the wood burning fire pit only). In the event of a burn ban, you can use charcoal as an alternative to roast s'mores.
What is your policy on catering? Do you allow food trucks or grills?
Due to the nature of our kitchen, we require the use of one of our preferred caterers. Food trucks are an exception to this rule (you may use whomever you like as long as they do not require use of our kitchen). Grills are allowed on our gravel driveways only. Grill vendors must have additional liability insurance. Click the below button for our complete list of caterers:
What does your catering kitchen include?
We have one residential size oven, a full fridge and a double commercial sink for your caterer to use. Caterers are responsible for bringing their own commerical heating equipment should they require it. There is also a small kitchen in the Bridal Cabin and one mini fridge in the Groom’s Loft. All areas must be left as clean as they were found after use by the caterer/client or a deduction may be taken from your damage deposit.
What is your backup weather plan for rain?
You can change over the barn if it's raining from your ceremony to reception. The Barn is divided into three parts by posts. We set the tables up on the outer portions of the posts and set chairs for those seats facing forward and also fill in the middle area with chairs to create an aisle before you check in.
When your guests move to cocktail hour, we encourage movement to the loft and patio areas, and during that time your party or caterer would move in the remaining tables. It doesn't take more than 15 minutes to do so as long as your table decor is simple.
If you expect it to rain on your wedding day, we recommend having Trinity Tree Farm’s Day of Coordinator onsite to make this process run smoothly.
Do you have A/C and heat in the venue?
We have heat in all areas of the venue, but this will only be effective if your party keeps the doors closed. We have A/C in the loft and the cabin. All of the doors of the barn open, and we a large commercial fan, if needed.
Do you allow smoking on the property?
We have a designated smoking area for guests. Smoking anywhere else on the property will cause a deduction in your damage deposit. This includes vape pens. We follow Washington State law for smoking items allowed on the property.
Do the twinkle lights and chandeliers stay up in the barn?
Yes! We put them up just for weddings!
Do you allow pets on the property?
Trinity Tree Farm is dog-friendly! We just ask that you clean up after your furry friends!
Do you have an ice machine on the property?
We do not have an ice machine onsite. The nearest convenience store for ice is Tiger Mountain Country Store (14331 Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast, Issaquah, WA 98027). Generally, 15-20 bags is enough for your event. We have a freezer to store them in, but a large cooler for your bartender is very helpful.
What décor extras are on the property?
We have rustic log slices that can be used for your centerpieces and accent tables at no charge. We do not keep specific inventory, but there are typically 15 of these for use and they are about 1.5 feet in diameter. We also have two 10-gallon galvanized silver buckets for icing non-alcoholic beverages.