As a way to honor the family that farmed the land for over 50 years, the venue became known as "Vanderveen Farm." Since the venue has opened, many community members have shared their memories and stories of life on the farm. 

Today, the old hay loft now serves as a space for the exchange of vows in the wedding ceremony. The reception space downstairs was once used for storing and feeding the farm animals. The  milking parlor has been transformed into the bridal suite and kitchen space. We are excited to share the venue with others and create new memories.

Vanderveen Farm is a 110+ year old dairy farm in the heart of the Skagit Valley farmlands. Built primarily by one man, the craftsmanship and details in the barn are unparalleled. 

Up until the mid 80's, it had been an active dairy operation. For the next ten years, the farm was used to raise cows. After sitting dormant and unused for over two decades, the barn was transformed into an event space in 2016.

Vanderveen Farm

a little bit about

Rehearsal access 
13 hour rental period the day of the wedding (10 AM - 11 PM) 
Multiple ceremony site options
Reception space 40' x 80'
Round and Rectangle tables
Black Chiavari Chairs for reception and separate chairs for ceremony
Capable of all season events
Bridal Room
Groom Room
Strung lights throughout the reception space and patio area
Deck with views of Mt Baker and farmland 

Kitchen prep space
Men's and Women's bathrooms including 3 stalls in each as well as a ADA accessible bathroom and an additional one for the bridal room
Parking for up to 220 guests
Built in bar with kegerators and refrigerators 
Outdoor covered patio space'
Access to our wedding decor room
Access to kitchen supplies
Wine barrels and misc furniture 
Onsite venue supervisor
Outdoor Patio Heaters


let's talk

Rates starting at $4,500


How many guests can you accommodate? 

What kind of kitchen space is provided?

What kind of space do you have for a bar?

What additional items does the venue come with?

Any items not allowed?

When do you book events?

What types of events do you hold in the space?

What are the venue hours?

Can I extend the hours?

Do you set up tables and chairs?

Is there more than one ceremony location?

How many restrooms are there for guests?

Are there any restrictions of wedding professionals I can use?

How does the clean up process work?

Will there be any staff onsite the day of?

I have a guest with limited mobility, how can they get to the ceremony site upstairs?

How do we reserve a wedding date?

Can we have our rehearsal dinner at the venue?

Where are you located?

The venue comfortably holds up to 200 inside the reception space year round, with the option to expand up to 250 guests in the summer.

We have a three compartment 16 ft. stainless sink with a commercial dish washer, prep space and small fridge are available to use. Our kitchen does not have an oven.

We have a built in, pass through bar with a 4 keg kegerator and stainless shelving. Taps are provided. 

Outside of tables and chairs, we have a revolving décor room that each client has access to. In this room, you will find a variety of vases, lanterns, signage, and other misc. décor items.
Additionally, you will find 6 wine barrels, two arbor choices, and a variety of misc. furniture at your disposal. Two classic vehicles are also available for photo ops. 

No hard liquor is allowed. We require no live flame inside of the building in order to protect the historically integrity of the farm. Furthermore, no fireworks, guns or illegal drugs are allowed on the premises.  Sparkler send offs are allowed on a case by case basis.

The venue operates year round with access to heat in the off season. We open booking up to 18 months in advance. 

We are open to a variety of events. Typically our space is best suited for weddings, celebrations of life, and holiday parties. Please reach out to discuss your specific event.

Clients have access to the space from 10 am - 11 pm on the day of their event. Music must be off by 10 pm and the final hour is provided for clean up and haul out. An additional hour is provided prior the event day for the rehearsal.

If prior agreed upon we can allow for the Bride and Bridesmaids to arrive early for hair and makeup.

Hours cannot be extended past 11 PM.

In order to provide the most flexibility for your unique event, we allow you to set up the tables and chairs as you see fit. Many of our clients benefit from hiring a wedding planner who can assist.

Our women's restroom has three individual stalls. In our men's room we provide two stalls and two urinals. An ADA accessible bathroom is also provided and located adjacent to the grooms room. Additionally, in the bridal suite, a private bathroom is accessible.

While most of our clients utilize the upstairs space for their ceremonies, we are open to allowing you to use the space as you see fit. 

Our day of venue coordinator will be available to you throughout the entire event date to assist with any venue related tasks. 

We have a lift for guests who need assistance that is supervised and manned by our venue staff member.

Our address is: 15673 Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. We are just a short 10 minute drive from the freeway and a 5 minute drive from highway 20. Schuh Farms is a landmark that's just a short minute from us!

Should you decide that Vanderveen Farm is the right venue for you, we will send you a proposal and contract. A 50% deposit is required to secure your event date with a signed contract.  

While our space isn't set up for rehearsal dinners prior to the wedding, we are open to a discussion on a case by case basis.

We believe that your event is unique to you and open the space to be utilized as you see fit, including who you hire to support your day. The only specific requirement that we have is that your bartender is licensed and insured.

At the end of the night, our request is that the venue looks the same as the way you found it. Garbage hauled out to the onsite dumpster. All tables and chairs are returned to their storage space. Borrowed décor items stowed in the décor room. All floors swept and moped.

 We offer an optional clean up fee of $500. This allows the clients to leave the venue as is and our clean up crew is provided to take care of this process.