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"Surely the earth can be saved by all the people who insist on love"

Alice Walker

A Venue For Retreats, Group Activities & Rustic Celebrations

Our mission at Finnriver is to nourish deep-rooted & fruitful connections among people and the land that sustains us.   We are glad to welcome groups that seek an authentic rural setting for their events, retreats or celebrations. Finnriver can host groups ranging from 10-300 people and we have a menu of group activity options listed below.

Contact Joe Evans for information & rates: 360-339-8478 or cidergarden@finnriverfarm.com

Pleaese note that while we love animals and keep chickens, sheep, a farm dog and other critters here, we cannot allow visiting pets on the land. The farm is also smoke-free.

This is a working farm, with heaps of rural charm and beauty, and group events here are best suited for folks willing to wear farm boots, talk to chickens and sit on wooden benches!

 To learn more about our events, you can read on below or view/download the following documents:

1. Event Rates & Options

2. Event Considerations

3. Event Contract

 

GROUP ACTIVITY OPTIONS

Groups of under 10 people are always welcome to come visit the farm without a reservation, walk the self-guided path around the land and do a cider and wine tasting in the Cider Shed ($7 per person).

For groups of 10 or more, please make an advance reservation for one of the options offered below:


GROUP GATHERINGS & PARTIES:

If your group of ten or more wants to reserve space for a group gathering or party, we will do our best to accomodate your needs. The options will vary based on the day of the week, the season and the nature of the event.  Space reservations start at $50 per hour. We can likely either reserve a section of tables for you in the pavilion or 'barnside' seating areas, or provide a picnic table area for you on the lawn.   Reservation rates begin at $50. Keep in mind that the Cider Garden can be quite busy on summer weekends and so we cannot cannot host very large private parties on weekends in the pavilion.

 

KIDS BIRTHDAYS:

We're getting a lot of interest in children's events and we are so glad we can offer a family-friendly environment for people of all ages. We love having kids on the land! We do ask groups to keep in mind that Finnriver is a licensed winery and maintaining an enviroment for adults to enjoy their beverages is also important.  Depending on the day/season, we can host your kids birthday event in various spaces including the pavilion trough or the lawn picnic area.  Outside birthday cakes and treats are permitted but we ask groups to purchase their group's drinks from Finnriver.  We have several non-alcoholic options. We ask for all kids to be supervised at all times, to keep their shoes on and to mind the saftey considerations posted.  We also ask parties to clean up after their event to leave the land lovely for future guests!

 

GUIDED CIDER TASTING:
For your group of ten or more, we offer an educational and entertaining guided cider tasting for $15/person in our cider garden area. Tastings last 30-45 minutes with an array of 6 ciders and dessert wines and includes crackers, jelly, cheese and seasonally available treats.  Seasonally, we can also offer outdoor 'orchard tastings,' with a lovely table set up out in the fields by the apple trees, including cheese/crackers/jelly and a small treat, for $30/person.

 

NON PROFIT GROUPS:  

We want to make Finnriver a great resource for non-profit organizations seeking a location for board retreats, fundraising soirees, community events and more.  Non-profits receive a 50% discount on use of the facility and cider discounts as well.

 

Advertising Considerations for Events at Finnriver 
We are glad you are hosting your event at Finnriver!  We are committed to being a community gathering space that serves as common ground for people of all walks of life.  We are often approached by non-profit organizations, political action groups and other special interests to host their events and we are happy to rent our facilities for private and public events. However holding an event at Finnriver does not mean we endorse the event and we ask you to be considerate in your marketing and advertising to make clear that the event is being held at Finnriver but is not a “finnriver-sponsored" event.  You may state that the event is being held at: Finnriver Orchard & Cider Garden (124 Center Road, Chimacum WA)  but we ask you not use our logo on your marketing materials without pre-approval by our event coordinator and not to imply we are sponsors.  Thank you for taking care to help us create a welcoming space for all — and we really are happy to host your event!

 

BACHELOR & BACHERLOTTE ACTIVITIES:

Doing a private wine & cider tasting at Finnriver can be a unique rustic bachelor or bachelorette activity!  Contact us about private group tastings...

PARTNER & ACCOUNT GROUPS:

If your group represents a market, restaurant or pub that carries Finnriver products, we would like to welcome you here and would be delighted to roll out the green carpet for you. Contact us at: info@finnriverfarm.com to book a complementary tour or private tasting.

 

WOODFIRE PIZZA OVEN

The Finnriver Cider Garden includes a custom-built woodfire pizza oven, which may available for catered events through Dented Buoy Woodfire Pizza bakers.   This  artisan pizza is exceptionally tasty, with rustic gourmet toppings, thin, crispy crust and local, farm-sourced ingredients. Gluten Free pizza options as well. You can email here to discuss pizza options and pricing: dentedbuoy@gmail.com 

 

 

RESOURCES FOR EVENTS

The Port Townsend Leader offers this event planning Resource Guide, listing local musicians, florists, photographers and more.

For professional wedding planning, we suggest Tanya Rublaitus of PT Weddings and Events: ptweddingsandevents@outlook.com  

You must get pre-approval of all food vendors for any events at Finnriver.

 

For rentals of party gear such as chairs, tables and more, the following local providers:

NW Event Rentals

A + Rentals

Hadlock Building Supply

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Thank you for considering a visit to Finnriver! We’re glad to grow community here and to welcome visitors and groups to our working farm.  Please help us care for the land, the animals and the people who visit by sharing these safety considerations with your group. 

 

THANK YOU!