Recommended by 100%
Christina · Married on 08/25/2018
We had the most incredible experience at this venue! Dave and Dawn helped us manage the entire event, taking the stress and pain out of our big day away! Our wedding couldn’t have been more of a success in a more beautiful setting. We are so thankful that we started our life together here, and can not recommend Fireseed enough!!!
Moriah · Married on 07/21/2018
The absolute best place to get married!
We don’t even know where to begin with our praise for Fireseed (and, specifically, Dave and Dawn). We were having trouble finding wedding venues we liked in Seattle, and decided to branch out a bit. I visited Fireseed without my then fiancé, as he was busy that day. It was a rainy, dreary, Seattle day, and, despite being a Pacific Northwest native, I am not a huge fan of the rain. From the moment I arrived, I knew that it was our venue, and knew that my fiancé would love it as much as I did (which proved true). Fireseed is such a quintessential Pacific Northwest venue, and has a little bit of everything—beautiful, immaculately maintained gardens, an organic vegetable garden, a lake view, a forest area with large pine trees, and a tastefully decorated barn that does not feel like any other barn! The grounds alone would have been reason enough to have our wedding there, but then we learned that Dave and Dawn are Culinary Institute of America graduates, and make THE most delicious food in the universe. Throughout the year of planning, Dave and Dawn were incredibly responsive and helpful, and are endlessly knowledgeable about every single planning logistic you can think of. On our wedding day, things ran absolutely perfectly, despite the rain that fell and then stopped about 5 minutes before the ceremony. Dave and Dawn took the rain in stride (and had endless umbrellas for guests), and were respectful of our desire to have the ceremony outdoors, despite the downpour that was occurring when they asked us our preference. The food was some of the best we have EVER had, hands down, and it was wedding food for 150 people, to boot. The fried chicken (we opted for a Southern menu, as we are currently living in Tennessee) truly was to die for. The desserts, made by Dawn, were also incredible—so much so that on our 2-month anniversary we decided to buck tradition and have a slice of our wedding cake! We could go on and on with endless praise for Dave, Dawn, their food, their venue, and them as people. We would recommend this venue in a heartbeat to all of our friends, and to anyone wanting a quintessential Pacific Northwest wedding with grounds, food, and service guests will remember for the rest of their lives.
Nina A. · Married on 07/21/2018
We would recommend Fireseed to anyone!
Fireseed coordinated our rentals, servers, most of our set up and clean up, food and dessert! Dave and Dawn provided amazing recommendations when asked, but also made sure to emphasize that it was our day and we were free to make almost any decision we wanted. Having so many parts of our wedding coordinated by Fireseed allowed us not to have to worry about how things would come together—wedding planning is what they do all the time, and they are fabulous at it. We were completely stress-free on our wedding day thanks to Dave and Dawn. I can’t say enough positive things about them!
Megan · Married on 06/30/2018
I cannot express how amazing Dave and Dawn were to work with! The day of Dawn ensured that everything went smoothly and on time. The Fireseed wait staff were fantastic and were able to set up and then quickly move indoors due to rain. The food was delicious - highly recommend the fried chicken and salmon. Our cake was perfect as well. We were so lucky to have found Fireseed for our wedding venue!
Erin Hendrick · Married on 06/23/2018
I cannot praise Fireseed Catering (Dave and Dawn) enough. From the amazing food and desserts, to the gorgeous gardens and mind-blowing flexibility, this could not be a better place to get married.
I don't even know where to begin so a few highlights:
Food: My husband has some very serious allergies, and a lot of minor ones, so this was an area of nervousness for us. Dave made sure we felt comfortable with all the food, even with the long list of foods to avoid. It was so fun being able to design our own menu, not picking from a set variation of a menu. Further, the food was INCREDIBLE. Our guests have all commented along the lines of "Your food was amazing, like not "for a wedding good", but restaurant really good". We had beef tenderloin, salmon, spetzle (an unexpetected favorite of guests), and seasonal vegetables. I also recommend getting the Key Lime Pie for dessert. I could eat that everyday for the rest of my life.
Venue: The gardens and venue is stunning. The pictures do not do it justice, seriously breathtaking.
Time: Dave and Dawn were so flexible. My mom did all of our flowers, and they let us prep them at the venue on Thursday (not in the contract, just extra time). Then within the contract is Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday morning. It makes for the most stress free weekend just because the coordination isn't so tight for deadlines.
Communication: I was absolutely the communication problem, however Dave continually followed up, made sure I didn't feel pressured, and helped keep me on track.
Recommendations: We used a DJ that Dave and Dawn recommended, and found their list of other vendors to be so helpful and wonderful.
Day of Coordination: Dawn is so phenomenal. She kept everything on track and completely stress free. The timing of the wedding felt effortless, even though I know it wasn't. For example: I dropped a bunch of stuff on the Sign-In/Gifts table planning to go back and organize it later. By the time I got back to it, Dawn and her team had completely set it up grabbing props from their own stash to make it look stunning. This happened in so many other ways, they are mind readers.
Rental coordination: Completely handled by Fireseed, so easy.
I cannot recommend Fireseed enough. Our pictures are so stunning thanks to the beautiful grounds, the food was incredible, and the day was so amazing. Dave and Dawn are the very best.
Lisa · Married on 09/23/2017
The most beautiful location for a wedding you could ever ask for!
Dave and Dawn were amazing to work with, they were so patient and willing to accommodate us. We had our tea ceremony and wedding at Fireseed. The views were breathtaking, and the garden was just unbelievable!
FOOD: The food and desserts were all our guests would talk about! Everything was crafted with such care. We were lucky enough to be able to eat produce that they grew in their own garden as well.
SERVICE: David was so fast at communicating with us and our wedding planner. Because he was so quick to respond, I felt at ease knowing that nothing would slip through the cracks. The staff on the night of the wedding were great as well, super friendly!
Seriously, look no further!
Corinne · Married on 06/24/2017
If you have a dream, an idea, or half of an idea, then Fireseed Catering can make it come true. This venue is worth every single penny because the quality of service is absolutely outstanding. Our wedding guests are STILL raving about the beautiful venue, delicious food (that can literally fit any budget and palette), and professional staff. The couple who runs the business have successfully put on over 300 weddings, and their experience is evident. They handle every rental aspect, act as your personal wedding planner, cater each part of the event--including decadent desserts! Selecting this venue was the second best decision of the wedding (second after saying 'yes' to my now-husband :)
David · Married on 06/10/2017
We had such a great experience at Fireseed! They were extremely responsive and helpful, and the venue is beautiful. The food was also delicious, and they were really accommodating to all our preferences. We can't recommend the venue, catering, and Dave & Dawn enough!!!
Caitlan · Married on 06/03/2017
I cannot be more pleasured and thankful for having Fireseed Catering. They made our wedding the most beautiful, elegantly simple, smooth, and delicious day. From the beginning, Dave was so calm, helpful, and efficient in helping us create our dream wedding. The menu, rentals, and structure to the wedding was all taken care of by Dave and his wife, Dawn. He and Dawn were so quick to respond to any email I had. Dave's food was absolutely amazing and Dawn's baking was just as spectacular. Dawn also took the reigns in coordinating the day before and of. She was so calm, caring, and clear about what needed to be done to have everything run smoothly! In addition to those two being amazing, their staff was also the best, I loved everyone that helped with the day! We are so grateful. It is/ was worth EVERY penny.
Mairi · Married on 04/22/2017
Fireseed Catering was absolutely amazing. Nothing bad to say at all! They were incredibly helpful, accommodating, professional, and their property is stunning. The food was fabulous - we're still hearing about it from our guests! I would highly recommend Fireseed Catering!
K · Married on 09/24/2016
Booking Fireseed as our wedding venue and caterer was the first (and by far the easiest!) wedding-related decision we made. We found Fireseed online about 15 months prior to our wedding month (September 2016), and could tell immediately that it was special. When we visited in person, everything felt right. The grounds were beautiful, Dave and Dawn were so friendly and knowledgeable, and we walked away without a doubt in our minds that Fireseed was where we wanted to spend our special day.
Fast forward to our wedding day, and everything was absolutely perfect, as we knew it would be! Several of our guests have told us that Fireseed was the most beautiful wedding venue they had ever visited. From the beautiful reception hall/lounge to the gorgeous garden and greenhouse area to the game area and playground (we had LOTS of kids at our wedding!) Fireseed truly offered an amazing experience to all of our guests.
And the food—spectacular! Quite a few of our guests were from the south, and they continue to rave about the amazing fried chicken and hush puppies they had at our cocktail hour and reception. Service was also outstanding: everyone's needs were met promptly and cheerfully.
Behind the scenes, Dave and Dawn were incredibly helpful in answering questions and offering suggestions throughout our wedding planning process, as well as helping to keep our schedule running smoothly on our wedding day. Dave and Dawn, thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!
In short, we recommend Fireseed wholeheartedly and feel that it was absolutely the best choice we could have made for our venue and catering. Since Fireseed is a very popular wedding venue, we recommend that other couples visit Fireseed as early as possible in the planning process: we thought we were way ahead of the game when we visited 14 months in advance, but at that point in time our wedding month was already almost booked up!
lauren · Married on 08/27/2016
I simply cannot say enough good things about Fireseed Catering and Dawn and Dave. They are the gold standard of Pacific Northwest weddings and their professionalism and flawless execution made our wedding better than I could have ever imagined. Their venue is stunning (and affordable!), the food is to die for and the support we received was out of this world. Dawn and Dave made our wedding so special, I can't even imagine getting married somewhere else. Fantastic vendor, fantastic people.
Megan · Married on 08/26/2016
I fell in love with Fireseed Catering the moment I first saw it. My wife-to-be was out of the country, so it was a complete act of trust in letting me pick out our venue alone, but she couldn't have been more pleased when she saw it and met the lovely owners, Dave and Dawn. They made our evening perfect, were incredibly responsible to emails, thought of every last detail, did a LOT of day-of coordinating (walking us through the rehearsal), and everyone keeps raving about the food.
Jenn · Married on 07/30/2016
Should You Get Married Here?: Hell Yes.
VENUE: Many guests have told us that it was one of, if not the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. The venue at Fireseed is unparalleled. As a nature/PNW loving, adventurous couple we knew we had to have our wedding here and toured it during the winter of 2015. It was still beautiful even then. What a shock it was to see all the gardens and flowers in full bloom on the wedding day! It was so beautiful. It was like a dream. I couldn't believe it. There is so much to do at Fireseed. The grounds are expansive - they have wooded areas, outdoor games, gardens, a large field, and a boardwalk that sits on a pond. We loved giving guests the freedom to roam and explore, as we wanted them to make their day their own as well. I can't say enough how beautiful the venue is in the summer. The flowers were so spectacular. We decided not to have an arch because the backdrop was too beautiful to cover up. The reception hall is spacious and beautiful. It has a classic, rustic charm with tasteful materials and decor. Perfect.
SERVICE: Everyone got their food promptly during the reception, and during cocktail hour the drinks and food kept coming. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Again, Dawn and David are awesome. Dawn helped coordinate on the day of the wedding to kept things running smoothly. Huge weight off my shoulders.
FOOD: Some guests have said it was the most delicious food they have ever had at a wedding. Personally, this is definitely true for myself and my family. It was so good. Everything from the cocktail drinks, to the main course, to dessert. I honestly wish I had eaten more.
In CLOSING: Fireseed is an incredible venue with so much to offer and within very reasonable price. The service is impeccable and the inclusiveness of the venue/food/dessert/rentals/day of coordinating helps SO much with planning. I am so thankful and and feel so lucky we were able to get married here.
Alexx · Married on 06/04/2016
What a beautiful setting for a wedding! When you want the feel and taste of the Pacific Northwest look no further!
Dave and Dawn are amazing and so accommodating and their venue is incredible.
Our wedding was June 4th and the day was perfect. The food was the best ever, farm to table and the best thing is you get the venue for the weekend- yes, Friday through Sunday.
Amazing photo opportunities galore with beautifully done bridal suite and groom's room.
You must get married here!!
Hilary · Married on 05/14/2016
I can't say enough about Dave, Dawn, their amazing team, and the grounds at Fireseed Catering. Throughout the planning process Dave helped us select a menu, pick out our rentals and plan out the day. The food was incredible (though I didn't get to eat enough) and I'm still hearing about it from guests. The cupcakes and cutting cheesecake were some of the best I've ever had too. Our wedding day was a little iffy weather-wise an hour or so before the ceremony Dawn and Dave approached me about moving the ceremony inside, but also gave me the option of having it outside and offered the use of their umbrellas (they had enough for all the guests). Their servers handed them out to guests in need and made sure the wedding party had enough for the ceremony. They are so accommodating and worth changing your date if you already have a dream weekend picked out - I'm sure glad I did!
Kim · Married on 04/23/2016
This is an exceptional venue with an exceptional team to help you have the most perfect wedding day!! We could not be any happier with our choice to have our wedding at Fireseed!
The grounds are absolutely stunning, and I will never forget how I felt as I was about to walk down the aisle and looked around. My eyes teared up as I took in how beautiful and absolutely perfect it was! Both our out-of-town and Seattle guests were blown away by by the gorgeous, quintessential PNW setting.
Dawn and Dave are really amazing to work with. We met Dave when we first toured the property, and we loved how he came across as just a normal down-to-earth guy vs some of the other overly enthusiastic, salesy wedding event people we had encountered. He was our point person throughout the planning and was always responsive, straightforward, and helpful.
We used Dawn and Dave's "Resource" page on their website for selecting vendors, and are very happy with our choices. They were also helpful in helping us organize the weekend for our guests-- from securing a bar that would stay open for us in Langley Friday night to providing a catered brunch for Sunday.
Dawn helped organize us at the rehearsal and made the wedding day go extremely smoothly. I was particularly interested in starting the ceremony on time, and she made sure that happened. :-) She was also particularly awesome in helping deal with a small snafu from the florist and easing my stress along the way.
We are particularly passionate about good food, which was one of the additional selling points for going with Fireseed. They did not disappoint! Everything was fantastic, and our guests are still talking about it...especially the fried chicken!
Gayle · Married on 06/27/2015
Fireseed is outstanding - book them, immediately, and don't think twice. We cannot say enough about their spectacular venue, the fabulous food, and simply how nice and easy they were to work with. We booked Fireseed site unseen based on recommendations, and fell in love with the owners (Dave & Dawn) and the venue a few weeks later when we toured the venue.
Venue: Fireseed's grounds are absolutely breathtaking. Gorgeous, well maintained gardens (through all seasons), and a clean, unique barn. It feels modern and vintage all in one, but most of all, unique. There are special touches everywhere you look from the specially crafted Whidbey ironwork to the spectacular barn doors to the outdoor bar and beyond. Importantly (for us), Dave and Dawn only do one wedding a weekend so they let you set up before and break anything down Sunday. Dave was beyond accommodating and you have the place to yourself for the weekend. It feels magical.
Food: Weeks post-wedding, our guests are still talking about how Fireseed's was the best wedding food they have ever had. Most compared it to a high end restaurant meal not a wedding meal. Everyone raved about the mussels, but everything was perfectly cooked, fresh, and using local ingredients. And by local, I mean a lot of it was grown in their gardens. Farm to table... how can you get any better?! And Dawn's cake/pies were fabulous!
Dave & Dawn are freaking awesome: I cannot emphasize this point enough. We planned our wedding remotely and at no point were we ever stressed about the wedding. We knew all things Fireseed were handled. Dave responded thoughtfully and thoroughly within hours to every question (and there were a lot). Dave coordinated everything, provided nice choices, and exceptional service, always keeping cost in mind. They are professional in all ways and have a calming aura about them that comes in handy for a wedding. Love them!!
I maxed out review length but could go on forever... OUTSTANDING! EXCEPTIONAL!
Deborah · Married on 08/31/2014
Fireseed Catering was the perfect venue from start to finish!
Getting engaged in January, I started to plan early and went to visit Fireseed soon after. Even though there were no flowers in bloom during the winter months, I still knew immediately how beautiful the venue would be and how easy the process would develop, while working with owners Dave and Dawn. Between my mom and I, we were constantly emailing with questions and recommendations for vendors on Whidbey Island. Dave always responded promptly and made us feel at ease. He was knowledgeable, kind, and extremely helpful throughout the entire (and rather long) process! I was consistently impressed by his professionalism.
Leading up to and on the day of the event, my whole family and I felt extremely comfortable and confident in the success of the event! Working with both Dave and Dawn, everything ran seamlessly. The gardens and venue space were just incredible and guests were wowed from the moment they arrived! Not only did Fireseed offer incomparable beauty for both our outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, but the food was AMAZING! We are still getting compliments on it! My Maid of Honor who has attended several weddings this year is still preaching that the food was the best food she has ever had at a wedding!
I can't say enough positive things about Fireseed! I feel truly privileged to have had my wedding there and to have been able to work with them. It was a magical and memorable experience for both my now husband and I and our guests! Thank you Fireseed -- we could not be happier!
Chloe · Married on 08/29/2014
From start to finish our experience getting married at Fireseed Estate on Whidbey Island was wonderful.
Proprietors Dave and Dawn are as hands-on as you need, in our case we did not have a wedding planner and they provided tremendous guidance and insight throughout our year of planning. They ensured that all logistics were prepared for and executed seamlessly and flagged any details we may have overlooked. By managing food preparation and rentals they make the day manageable without being remotely cookie-cutter, a rare balance when it comes to wedding venues.
The property itself could not be more gorgeous. A true Northwest estate, it offers an on-site organic garden, striking flower beds, poplar trees and a lake in the background. A stunning backdrop for guests and photography!
Friends and family are still raving about the food, all seasonally selected and prepared in their on-site kitchen, there is no dry chicken or well done steak here. Their buttermilk fried chicken is the best my husband and I have ever tasted.
Prompt on email or phone and 100% dialed-in on site, it is clear Dave and Dawn are experts at what they do and I could not recommend them as a team and Fireseed as a venue more wholeheartedly. It was the perfect day, morning showers and all.
Chelsea · Married on 07/19/2014
Over two years ago my husband and I got married at Fireseed. We originally visited the venue when vacationing in Langley before we were even engaged. When we realized that there was only one night left in the next summer we booked it... And then kept the booking a secret until he'd actually popped the question! That's how beautiful Fireseed is.
Dave and Dawn are so kind and flexible, you can tell they love what they do. Our food was the BEST wedding food I've ever had. You could eat a plate and never know that it was produced for 160 instead of 2. I loved knowing that everything was made from scratch, and most was grown on site.
We still go back to Langley lots and have plans to order a pie from them (hopefully!!) for the next long weekend we spend on the island.
Book this venue!
User3641281 · 2+ years ago
My Husband and I just got married there and I would not have changed a thing about our experience with Fireseed. The setting was gorgeous, Dave and Dawn were fabulous to work with, and the compliments could continue. Our guests loved the site too and couldn't say enough wonderful things about the place as well. Some even so far as to say it was the best wedding ever! :o)
This was the perfect spot for our wedding and if I ever needed it for any other event/party I wouldn't think twice about booking it!
Ellen · Married on 06/02/2012
My husband and I have a large family and as such, have attended quite a lot of weddings, been to many venues, and experienced all different kinds and levels of reception service, but the operation that Dave and Dawn run is by far the best we have seen. We just had our wedding last weekend and it was phenomenal. All of our guests agree with us - the number of compliments they gave would completely overwhelm this review. We lost count of how many times a family member or friend told us that they thought everything from the grounds, to the food, to the staff was simply impeccable, and that ours was the best wedding they have been to.
Even if it were just the beauty of the setting for our ceremony or just the fantastic meal they prepared for our guests, we would still be impressed with Fireseed Catering. The amount of effort Dave and Dawn put in to help us plan the entire event, coordinate rentals, and the offers to help us find a florist and photographer - their availability, patience, and flexibility - are all truly remarkable.
Kelly · Married on 06/02/2012
This place provided our family with a beautiful backdrop to a perfect day. The grounds are remarkable and even though the ceremony was outside as planned, the indoor possibilities would have been just as beautiful. A great venue with excellent catering.
Thank you Fireseed!!
Stephanie · Married on 09/24/2011
My husband and I were married at Fireseed in late September, and we couldn't be happier with our decision! We chose Fireseed because it is incredibly beautiful and has a casual, intimate feel.
Leading up to the wedding, Dave was so easy to work with and he always responded quickly to my emails. He worked with us to make sure that we felt comfortable with all the event details and to make sure that everything was exactly as we wanted.
The weekend of the wedding was surprisingly stress free--and being able to set up on Friday and tear down on Sunday was a huge factor in that. We never felt rushed, and we had plenty of time to set everything up according to my vision. The space is so naturally beautiful that we could have had no decorations and been perfectly fine.
Dave and Dawn made sure that the day of the wedding flowed smoothly and naturally. Everything went off without a hitch, and we got nothing but rave reviews on the location! The venue set up allows for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour at the rustic outdoor bar, dinner and dancing in the barn, and plenty of trails and benches for guests to sit and wander. The rustic grounds are filled with trees and colorful flowers which were the perfect backdrop for our wedding photos.
Oh, and the food was AMAZING! The dinner was delicious, and the pies and Whidbey ice cream were to die for.
Suggestion: Don't forget to test the mic. It kept cutting in and out during our ceremony.
We have nothing but great things to say about Fireseed. Recommend it without any hesitations!