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. You may, however, hire any caterers, planners, musicians, etc. that you wish. If you'd like us to handle ordering and delivery/pickup of tents, tables, chairs, etc., for you, we offer that service for 20% above cost.
Lisa DeFaccio: 206.498.4359 As the on-site manager of the venue, Lisa provides coordination and consultation services with your rental of the venue, including meeting vendors, caterers and planners, 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" to assure everything flows smoothly. She will help 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 additional aspects of planning and coordination, Lisa's services can be "a la carte" at an hourly rate. We can also help with staffing during your event if you need parking attendants, greeters, child care, people to move tables/chairs, or other assistance.
Bettie Edwards: Day of or full service event planning on Vashon Island. 206.619.5676
A Standard of Grace Events: Jackie Harbour . firstname.lastname@example.org 206.792.5418
Married with Michelle: A wedding planning boutique based in Seattle and onVashon Island
Michelle Bernard, Owner and Planner marriedwithmichelle.com 206.234.2913 email@example.com
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 wedding 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.) Their adjunct business, The Glass Bottle Creamery can provide handmade ice cream for your event, as well. Pastries can be ordered for breakfast treats during your stay at Vashon Field and Pond cottages.
Glass Bottle Creamery: Fabulous Vashon-made ice cream delivered and served from a cooler on the back of a retro tricycle! Unique and delicious.
Lisa B's Sweets & Treats Wedding cakes, cupcakes, pies and more! Fabulous & local!
Snapdragon Gorgeous cakes prepared at their local bakery/restaurant. They also cater fabulous vegetarian and vegan fare. Wonderful pastries for breakfast. 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.
Pink Tractor Farm: Fabulous farm to table fare for a memorable rehearsal dinner or wedding meal. Check them out on Facebook, at 10714 SW Cemetery Rd, Vashon, or try 541.390.3783
Herban Feast/Herban Bloom Visit their store to see the beautiful options for flowers and feasting. At the main intersection in Vashon.
Nola's Catering: Gorgeous and delicious! nola@nolasevents. com 206.550.0961 Located in West Seattle.
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.
My Little Dahlia Mobile Bar: Absolute perfection!!! Local and reasonably priced . www.drinkwithdahlia.com. 253.392.1500
Tents, Tables, etc.:
Ace Hardware Vashon: Tables, tents, chairs, generators (get ac/dc generators, NOT construction models that are loud and stay on all the time), etc. Local, helpful and easy to work with. 206.463-3852, 9750 S.W. 174th in the town of Vashon.
Alexander Party Rentals: Beautiful tidewater tents available, as well as everything else you might need for your event. Easy to work with and familiar with our venue.
GRAND Event Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.grandeventrentalswa.com. Familiar with the property and have a great selection of tents, tables, china, etc. Contact Eddie Redmond . 425-462-7368
CORT Rentals: They have a great website that shows options and prices. Deliver 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
Shpilkis! Klezmer Horn Ensemble. www.shpilkisseattle.com 215.873.4672 (Simone Adler)
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. Parking on the Vashon side is free.
Vashon Municipal Airport Small plane runway in the center of Vashon Island.
Helicopter landing/take-off is possible in the field on site.
Sea Plane Departures Kenmore Air can land in front of the property on calm days or dock at nearby 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 and Burton Marina are just a 10 minute drive away for overnight mooring of boats small or large.
Portable Restrooms: Restroom facilities are a must for large groups as septic systems are fragile. Portable restrooms can be conveniently located near the tents in an inconspicuous spot. (Bathrooms in guest quarters are ONLY for the use of overnight guest, please.)
Royal Restrooms: Lovely 3 bathroom trailers: clean , flushing toilets, running water. 206.816.5406
VIP to Go: viptogo.com . Beautiful restrooms with all the amenities, and they deliver to Vashon.
United Portable Toilets (Delivery from Tacoma is best) They have it all, including fancy trailer models for events. They will pump other companies toilets for $45 (total bargain) if you want to share a restroom trailer with another group. 508.594-2655
Officiant: Emily Herrick: Local and wonderful to work with! 914.953.6526 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair: Michelle Larson: 206.909.2506
On-site Massage: Melissa Moen: 808.385.1812
Registry/Local Gifts: Gather Gallery 17600 Vashon Highway SW
Timothy DeClue Collection 1124 First Ave., Seattle
Fernheath Ceramics: Custom made, one-of-a-kind ceramics made on the property at Vashon Field and Pond by Lisa DeFaccio: Have a unique salad bowl, Fleur, or vase made for the parents of the bride, the bride and groom or for the bride or bridesmaids. Examples at www.lisadefaccio.com