Private Events & Rentals
Do you have a group you’d like to bring to Finnriver to enjoy farmcrafted cider, local food and life on the land? Our Cider Garden & Tasting Room is open daily to the public with first come, first serve seating available. Folks are always welcome to come visit the farm without a reservation, to enjoy a glass of cider and to walk the self-guided path around the land. We offer guided cider tastings from noon-5pm. Learn more about our daily tastings and seasonal tours here.
For groups that seek an authentic rural setting for their events, retreats or celebrations, we offer a range of reserved spaces that can host gatherings from 10 to 100+ people. Keep in mind this is a working farm with rustic barns, seasonal weather and honking geese in the fields.
We prefer to have 2 weeks notice to prepare reservations, but please don’t hesitate to contact us and check on availability and rates at email@example.com. Email is preferred for group event inquiries.
Check in with us for availability of the following tastings and tours as some are only seasonally available.
GUIDED GROUP CIDER TASTING: Enjoy an in-depth seated Finnriver cider experience with views of the fields and orchard. For private groups of six or more, we can reserve a table(s) for you and dedicate staff to pour a guided 45-minute tasting, featuring sips and stories of each bottle and background on our farm mission and history. Includes 6 pours of Finnriver farmcrafted hard cider & fruit wines (1-2oz samples) with a round of local cheese and regular/gluten-free crackers. $15/person ($90 minimum fee).
WALKING TOUR & TASTING IN ORCHARD: On warm season weekends we offer a more active variation on the traditional seated cider tasting experience. A Finnriver host leads the group on a 45 minute walking tour around Finnriver's organic orchard (1/2 Mile loop). The includes samples of 6 varieties of our farmcrafted cider & fruit wine, as well as stories on farm history and mission, apple and orchard facts, and insights into Finnriver’s organic farm practices, land partnerships and more. Includes light snacks. Weather dependent and groups should be prepared to walk on bumpy ground. Sign up at the Cider Garden on weekend days or check with us about a weekday private tour. $20/person (minimum 6 people). Please note that any Walking Tour reservation will be converted to a Seated Guided Tasting if there is bad weather on your scheduled tour day.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS OF ORCHARD: Groups of all ages can schedule weekday educational private tours of our organic orchard to learn about our farming practices, land partnerships and conservation projects. This version does not include cider or wine. $5/person ($50 minimum fee). We offer scholarships to school groups. Please contact us for more information.
DEAF-FRIENDLY TASTINGS & TOURS:
Finnriver is happy to offer ASL interpreted cider tastings (with a certified ASL interpreter) for groups with deaf and hard of hearing guests free of charge. We work with the folks at deaffriendly.com for trainings and support. Please allow 2-weeks notice for an ASL Guided Tasting.
We have multiple gathering spaces at the Cider Garden, each with its own event possibilities and seasonal variables. Reservation fees range from $20/hr to $300/hr depending on the season, group size and space requested. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your event ideas and let us know your preferred date, time and group size.
GROUP TABLE RESERVATIONS
For groups of up to 10- 40 guests. Availability, location and rates ($25 to $100) depend on the site and season.
Reserve a segment of the Trough Table for your next company retreat, book club, bachelor or bachelorette outing or birthday gathering. Or -- weather depending-- set up your party at picnic tables on the Cider Garden lawn. Note that the Trough Table is adjacent to the rest of our tasting pavilion that serves our other guests as well. No outside food or beverage permitted without prior approval (birthday cakes are okay!) and only for items not available on our menu. If you do not make a table reservation for a group, we cannot guarantee that you will have space to seat your group.
CELEBRATIONS IN THE HAY BARN
For groups with up to 80 guests. Availability, location and rates ($150 to $300/hour) depend on the site and season.
The Hay Barn is a historic dairy shed that offers rustic elegance for private group events, but is neither heated nor insulated. Available for reservations during the Olympic Peninsula’s ‘mild weather’ months from May through September. Please note this reservation is for the space only. Catering services can be supplied by Finnriver or approved vendors with additional costs for catering supplies, seating, music, flowers etc. to be determined per event.
For groups up to 30 people. Availability and rates depend on the season. Please contact us for current rates.
The Cider Porch, a covered open air space, is built off the west end of the original Tasting Room, and has a lovely view of the fields and orchards. Generally available weekday evenings for private party reservations.
PAVILION & CIDER GARDEN
For groups of 10-40 guests. $100-$150/hour depending on month/day/availability
Groups can rent the entire Cider Garden and Pavilion before or after public open hours in our ‘off-season’ months — only available daily before noon or after 6pm on Monday-Thursday from October 1st - May 15th. Please note additional staff may be required for larger groups at $25 per hour.
For groups with up to 15 guests. $20/hour
Rent the meeting room in our historic farmhouse for your next meeting or class. Wi-fi is available in this space.
Get married on a beautiful organic farm! In partnership with wedding officiant Amber Bartz of Elegant Elopements, we are pleased to offer a cost-effective and ecologically-conscious way to get married on the farm. Get in touch to book a two-hour block of time at the Finnriver Orchard Arbor for a small ceremony (up-to 25 guests), professional photographs, locally grown flowers, a charming set-up to to cut the cake (local, organic ingredients) and make a toast with Finnriver sparkling cider!
email@example.com or 360-301-0243
Learn more at: www.celebrationsbyamber.com
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-339-8478, ext 2 for reservations for groups of 10 or more, or for more information about our seasonal group event options and/or if your group has a need to bring outside food for a specific dietary need or special event.
PARTNER & ACCOUNT VISITS
If your group represents a market, restaurant or pub that actively carries Finnriver products, we would like to welcome you here for a complementary tasting and discounted tour. Contact us at: email@example.com to book your visit.
NON-PROFIT & SPECIAL INTEREST 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 flexible discount on use of the facility. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget. Thanks for your good work in the world!
SPECIAL INTEREST & POLITICAL EVENTS
We do not endorse political candidates or positions, although we’re passionate about promoting care for the land and community.
Finnriver seeks to offer common ground and welcomes people of all ages from all walks of life. We want our community space to be politically neutral—but we welcome candidates and events that affirm our core values and general principles of social justice, healthy community and environment, and vibrant local economy.
Finnriver rents the facilities for political events at our discretion and such events are charged an event rental fee. We scheduled these events 'after hours' or in the private Hay Barn when possible. We ask for approval of use of our logo for all marketing materials. See advertising guidelines below please. Political rallies may not put up road signs and other signage outside the cider garden or along the road.
Do you have a group you’d like to bring to Finnriver to enjoy farmcrafted cider, local food and life on the land? We ask you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations for groups larger than 10 people, preferably at least two weeks in advance.
Here’s what to know about group reservations and hosting your event with us:
- When you schedule a 'private' event at Finnriver, be aware that this is a dynamic place, with lots of people working and visiting the land!
- Our rental and tour options vary with the seasons and weather. We suggest at least two weeks advance notice for reservations.
- We keep bees and other animals on the farm. Please do not touch farm animals or their fences, which are often electrified. Ouch!
- Children are welcome, but must be supervised at all times on the farm— that means an adult in close proximity. Please keep kids’ shoes on their feet. No climbing tractors or fences, not even for photos!
- We encourage respect for the land and wise use of resources. We ask that groups use reusable table settings and eco/green, recyclable, and/or compostable options for decorations and supplies. Go green!
- Groups that have made reservations may put up limited decorations in certain locations. We encourage use of re-usable decorations to reduce waste. Please ask us first before putting up any decorations!
We are 'yes' kinds of people but you should know the following restrictions do apply to keep the peace on the land and to support our aspiring business:
- There is no public Wi-Fi at the Cider Garden.
- Outside food and caterers by prior approval only. Our vendors source from local farmers and they can often be contracted to provide food for private parties as well. Your support of our local food vendors helps grow the local food economy! Exceptions: Small snack items for children, food options to address specific allergies, and birthday cakes. Please be discreet with your outside food.
- No outside alcohol or beverages. Our winery license does not allow any outside alcohol on the premises.\
- No coolers, pop-up tents, or outside furniture. Exceptions: You are welcome to bring picnic blankets to put on the lawn.
- No smoking or vaping on the farm or cider garden premises.
- Finnriver is a weapons-free and gun-free farm.
- No Dogs/Cats/four-legged friends in the Cider Garden, Fields, or Orchard. Pets are allowed only in our on-leash walking yard with their human. No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Pet Area. Exceptions: Service Animals and dogs that are contained (meaning they stay in a pet carrier on a human the entire time they are at the Cider Garden).
Advertising Considerations for Events at Finnriver
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 hosted by your organization and 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 to be careful with sponsorship language.
Please send a copy of any printed advertising for your event to email@example.com for review.
Finnriver and our partner vendors offer food service options that feature local, seasonal, organic foods. Outside food only by pre-arrangement in certain circumstances. We can also connect you with local musicians and other preferred vendors such as photographers, florists, calligraphers, officiants, decorators etc.
PLEASE NOTE: No outside alcohol is permitted at Finnriver. However, you can pre-purchase Finnriver cider tokens (10-token package for $60) for your guests.
The following are local food vendors who have a connection to Finnriver and who may be available for private catering for your event. Please note that all food vendors hosted at Finnriver must receive prior approval:
Dented Buoy pizza: firstname.lastname@example.org
La Crepe du Quimper: email@example.com
Hama Hama Oysters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbarian Fine Cuisine: email@example.com
Cape Cleare Salmon Cart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paella House: email@example.com
Chimacum Corner Farmstand: firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm's Reach Cafe: email@example.com