To facilitate your planning, the following people and vendors have experience at Vashon Field and Pond and do great work. The vendors listed below know the venue, are familiar with the details of hosting events on Vashon, and offer spot-on service.
Lisa DeFaccio 206.498.4359 As the on-site manager of the venue, Lisa provides 3 hours of event planning, coordination and consultation with your rental of the venue, including meeting vendors for set-ups, transporting gear to/from the beach area, barn or parking area, and generally lending a hand as needed during your event. She will be your on-site "go to person" the day of your event to assure things flow smoothly, monitor the details, coordinate and assist, and/or be on call as runner for last minute "emergencies". For those who want to handle many of the details themselves but want affordable assistance with some aspects of planning and coordination, additional services can be "a la carte" at an hourly rate, or bid as a package. (Quotes available upon request.)
Married with Michelle
A wedding planning boutique based in Seattle and Vashon Island
Michelle Bernard, Owner and Planner marriedwithmichelle.com 206.234.2913 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding Cakes/Pastries/Desserts: (It is a big advantage to have someone who knows the site to deliver the cake!)
Vashon Island Baking Company Check out vashonislandbakingco.com for examples of their spectacular creations or stop by to see their photo book: 17506 Vashon Hwy S.W. in the town of Vashon across the street from the outdoor market. (It is a huge advantage to have the cake made locally and delivered by someone who knows how to get to the venue.)
Snapdragon Gorgeous cakes prepared at their local bakery/restaurant. They also cater fabulous vegetarian and vegan fare. Located at 17817 Vashon Hwy. S.W.
Vashon Thriftway Economical and can handle large or small orders.
Rebecca Raymond Floral Gorgeous arrangements, very accommodating and easy to work with. rebeccaraymondfloral.com 206.617.3027
The Hardware Store Restaurant Located at the main intersection in the town of Vashon. Spot-on service and amazing menus designed for your event.
Herban Feast/Herban Bloom Visit their store to see the beautiful options for flowers and feasting. At the main intersection in Vashon.
The Sidecar - A full bar in a cool vintage trailer! 2 bartenders for 130 people, 5 hr., $1500
Orca Eats - A fully self-contained, Vashon food truck with amazing menu choices, delicious meals and a quiet inboard generator, so there is no noise to compete with talking, toasts, music, etc. They do not need to plug in to power, and have all their water right onboard. If you choose to serve with disposables, everything is compostable and natural, down to wooden forks and spoons! Orca Eats partners with Vashon's own Palouse Winery & Vashon Brewing Company.
Ace Hardware Vashon: Tables, tents, chairs, generators, etc. Local, helpful and easy to work with. 206.463-3852, 9750 S.W. 174th in the town of Vashon.
CORT Rentals: They have a great website that shows options and prices. They have delivered to Vashon Field and Pond regularly and have done a great job. You may be able to find other sources for less, and feel free to use any rental vendors you like.
Seattle Farm Tables www.seattlefarmtables.com Awesome, long, wooden farm tables, benches and chairs that can be rented.. Rustic but elegant works of art that don't need to hide beneath table cloths.
Harp: Susan O McLain email@example.com 206.932-1861
Vashon Events: Books island musicians from all genres. vashonevents@gmail, 206.713.0482
Linda Crayton: Fabulous images, versatile style. www.lindacrayton.com
Marla Smith: www.marlasmithphotography.com
Vashon Island School Busses may be chartered to take guests to/from the ferry: 206.463- 2525
Vashon Shuttle Service (to/from ferries and airport) 206. 463-2664
Vashon Rental Cars 206.463-7638
Washington State Ferries for Schedule Information: Fauntleroy West Seattle to Vashon, Southworth toVashon, or Pt. Defiance/Talequah from Tacoma to Vashon)
King County Water Taxi runs directly to downtown Seattle. Schedule is limited to weekdays only, but it is a great option for out of town guests who might like to stay an extra day or two on the island and ferry directly to downtown Seattle attractions: the waterfront, Seattle Art Museum, Pike St. Market, Experience Music Project, Seattle Center, shopping, the Chihuly Glass Garden at Seattle Center, the Boeing Museum of Flight, etc. Parking downtown can be expensive and traffic is challenging, so Uber and Taxi and walking are ideal from the passenger ferry.
Vashon Municipal Airport Small plane runway in the center of Vashon Island.
Helicopter landing possible in the field on site.
Sea Plane Departures Kenmore Air can land in front of the property on calm days or dock at Dockton Park
Private yachts can anchor off the property on the south shore of Maury and a dinghy can be used to get from the shore to the boat, or Dockton Park has overnight docking for boats small or large.
Portable Restrooms: Restroom facilities are a must for large groups as septic systems are fragile. Bathrooms in guest quarters are ONLY for the use of overnight guests, so portable trailer bathrooms or individual units are a must.
Royal Restrooms: Lovely 3 bathroom trailers: clean , flushing toilets, running water. 206.816.5406
United Portable Toilets (Delivery from Tacoma is best) 508.594-2655