The Lodge at Trinity Tree Farm
The Lodge at 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, the Lodge has a beautiful view of Mt Rainier from the spacious new ceremony and reception area. We celebrate weddings during the late winter, spring, summer and early autumn months (March 1 to mid-November). Contact Brittny Jarman at email@example.com for more information on your special day!
Our ceremony lawn is the perfect setting for your ceremony—with rustic wood benches for up to 150 guests, Mt. Rainier views, and complete with a custom made gazebo--to frame your matrimony. You can also choose to have your wedding indoors, with French doors that open up to the same beautiful view.
The ceremony lawn is within easy access of the Lodge for your MC, DJ or Band to set up AV for both your ceremony and reception.
The Lodge at Trinity Tree Farm is a brand new 3800 square foot reception space--perfect for celebrations of up to 150 guests. The Lodge has a built in space for your bar and DJ, three fire pits and changing areas for both wedding parties in a gorgeous craftsman style home.
The 800 square foot Bridal Suite contains preparation areas for hair and makeup, a private restroom and large private deck that overlooks the reception venue.
The Groom’s Room is a 800 square foot “man cave”, complete with a pool table, dressing room and cable TV for relaxing!
Weddings at the Lodge at Trinity Tree Farm include one pre-arranged hour prior to your wedding for a rehearsal; private day of usage of the venue from 11:00AM-11:00PM, round tables and chairs for up to 150 guests and complimentary private 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 lodge. We have wood benches for the ceremony lawn that seat up to 150, and (150) white padded chairs and tables for up to 150 guests in the reception area.
What is the venue rental cost at Trinity Tree Farm?
Please contact Brittny Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org for current pricing.
We celebrate weddings during the late winter, spring, summer and early autumn months (March 1 to mid-November). Contact Brittny Jarman at email@example.com for more information on your special day!
Do you arrange tours of the farm?
Bookings and tours 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.
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 email@example.com to schedule your appointment. Vendors who require site visits are required to attend open house dates.
Do you have an onsite wedding planner?
We have two wedding planners onsite who provide rehearsal and day-of-coordination ($1250) and more full service planning, based on availability. Contact Brittny at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to check availability.
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.
What is your policy on caterers?
Due to the personal nature of the kitchen, we require the use one of one of our preferred caterers. Click on the button below for our complete list. Exceptions are food trucks, dry snacks, cakes and other dessert items.
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.
Do you require a damage deposit?
We require a damage/cleaning deposit of $500. This is requested as a separate check and will be returned to you after the event has been held and inspected from any potential damage and returned to its original state.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. If Trinity Tree Farm is able to make another booking on your date a full refund will be given.
4. 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 11:00am 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 10 pm 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 Lodge 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:
11am: Check in, vendor setup and wedding preparations
4:30pm: Cocktail Hour
5:30pm: Announcement of the Wedding Party and Dinner Service
6:30pm: Cake and Toasts
7:00pm 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.
What does clean up and checking out of the end of the night look like?
You are in charge of removing all personal items and leaving the venue in a respectable condition upon checking out at the end of the evening (picking up large garbage such as throwing items, leftover decorations, etc). You may hire our cleaners to remove your garbage ($300) at the end of the event, should you not wish to.
Your caterer is responsible for leaving the kitchen and bar areas how you found them. We have cleaning supplies and trash bags onsite.
All rental items, guest lost and found, gifts and decorations must be removed from the Lodge by 11:00pm. We ask that a contact from your party stays behind to check out at the end of the evening.
All cars must be off of the property by 10am the following day.
Our staff handles the deep clean (removing garbage, 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.
*Please note we do not hold lost and found at our venue and request a contact from your party be responsible for found items.*
Do you have any restrictions on music?
Music, amplified sound, and alcohol service shall conclude no later than 10 pm. We do require your DJ/Band to perform in the designated area near the dance floor and all music be indoors after the ceremony. Ceremony speakers must point toward the building and must be moved inside after your ceremony (we have extension cords onsite). Noise must not go past 90 on the noise meter.
Do you have A/C and heat in the venue?
We have heat and A/C in all areas of the venue.
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.
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), 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 (Cancelation is not required)
Step 9: Select Venue 1: Trinity Tree Farm and Glenn Dutro and LeAnn Darnielle
Step 10: Email certificate to venue: email@example.com
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 at your event to guests 21 and over, no exceptions. We do not allow self-serve bottles of alcohol on tables or flasks. You are welcome to bring in your own alcohol without a corkage fee. We have one keg fridge, two wine fridges and an open storage area under the bar for ice and bottled drinks for you to chill your drinks. We do not have an ice machine onsite. All alcohol is not permitted to be collected from behind the bar until all of your guests have exited the property.
What is your inventory of chairs and tables?
We have benches for the ceremony area for up to 150 guests; and for the Lodge reception, 150 white folding padded chairs, 15- 72” round tables (seat 10 at each table), 8- 6’ banquet tables for the head table and for extra use tables (guest book, DJ, buffet, and cake table) and 5 cocktail tables (two of which must stay in the smoking area).
What are the dimensions of your wedding arbor for ceremony flowers?
The arbor is six feet wide, seven feet tall and six inches deep.
Do you provide linens? Glasses? Dishes? Silverware?
No, but our preferred caterers and rental companies do. Click on the link below for more details. Recommended sizes for linens: 72” rounds: 132” and 6’ banquet table: 90” x 132” and cocktail tables: 120"
What about the florals, cake, photographer, photo booth, DJ, etc.?
We have a list of professional vendors we can recommend for those services (see link above), or you can bring in your own vendor, however we do recommend hiring professionals to give you the best possible service for your wedding day.
What is your policy on decorations? How will you know my wedding plans for the day?
We ask that you use thumbtacks/zip ties to secure your decorations on the arbor. We have hooks pre-hung in the reception venue for securing decorations. Any signs, etc. 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. This is due 14 days prior to your wedding.
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 (this is 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 wedding party music and announcements needs be played through professional speakers. We have DJs that we can recommend to you for this. We have only a small am/fm radio onsite.
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 Lodge. Music is permitted outside on the lawn for the ceremony only and then must be moved inside for the remainder of the evening.
Is there a dance floor, or should we look at renting one?
The Lodge floor is suitable for dancing without laying an additional floor.
Do you allow candles? Fireworks?
Candles must be drip-less 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 a Trinity Tree Farm Day of Coordinator is contracted for 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 backup weather plan for rain?
We have an indoor area in the Lodge that can accommodate a ceremony in the event of rain. We pre-set the tables on the sides, and put chairs in the middle of the venue on the dance floor. Once the ceremony concludes, we encourage guests to move into the house for cocktails and at that time your caterer/party can reset the venue. It only takes 10-15 minutes if your décor is simple.
If it looks like rain on your wedding day, we highly encourage hiring a Day of Coordinator for your wedding to make this process run smoothly.
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. We follow Washington State law for smoking items.
Do the chandeliers and twinkle lights stay up in the Lodge?
Yes! We put them up just for weddings!
Do you allow pets on the property?
Trinity Tree Farm is dog-friendly! Please 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). We recommend 15-20 bags and have two freezers onsite, and an "ice well" in the bar area for storage.
What décor extras are on the property?
We have rustic log slices that can be used for your centerpieces 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.