DIY Wedding Planning at Herban Design Studio

Herban Feast owner BJ Duft with Chad Burnworth, Herban Design Studio coordinator, and Jodi Baker, owner of Sugar Rush Baking Company admire the display by Bella Umbrellas and Sugar Rush. Photo: TK

You need something old and something new, so why not have both at your wedding venue?

Sodo Park has established itself as one of the top go-to venues for Seattleites tying the knot. Housed in a refurbished 1907 building replete with rustic charm and fairytale-worthy romance, the 500+ capacity space also comes complete with one of the city’s most top-notch catering companies, Herban Feast (with prestigious accolades that include “Best Caterer,” “Best New Wedding Vendor” and “Best New Reception Site”).

Is that enough to entice you in? Perhaps. But there’s more. Sodo Park and Herban Feast recently unveiled their new Herban Design Studio — the perfect service for the “do-it-yourself” bride who has a vision but perhaps needs help making it become a reality.

 

Herban Feast owner BJ Duft with Chad Burnworth, Herban Design Studio coordinator, and Jodi Baker, owner of Sugar Rush Baking Company, admire the display by Bella Umbrellas and Sugar Rush. Photo: Natalie Fobes Photography

 

In a spacious room connected to Sodo Park, the Herban Design Studio is a sight to be seen. You’re met with an explosion of color in creative centerpieces, full floral arrangements and hanging linens — all there to help brides and event planners design their dream event, right down to the guest favors.

The room can be rented out but will also host public and private design workshops, like one coming up on February 23rd entitled “Natural Botanical Centerpiece Creation.”

Your wedding checklist just got shorter. Now all you need is the ring by spring!

Want more details on Sodo Park? Here you have it:

The Venue | Sodo Park is perfect for celebrating the present while being connected to the past. Exposed millwork and chipped paint on the rafters reveals the venue’s long history. Still, the repurposed manufacturing facility in Seattle’s SoDo District is more romantic than rustic. The 1907 building has been refurbished with dim, twinkling lights and modern amenities. While some old industrial buildings can feel capacious and cold, this space is warm and inviting. The expansive, open hall can accommodate up to 500 guests, but off to the side are cozy lounge areas and patios for more intimate encounters.

The Food | The ecologically focused Herban Feast is committed to bringing sustainable ideals to its hosted events, using fresh, local ingredients in delicious, creative concoctions. Its spring menu includes appetizers such as melt-in-your-mouth Sweet Potato and Dungeness Crab Cakes or heavenly Herbed Choux Puffs (trust me, I tried them both).

Sodo Park & Herban Feast | 3200 First Ave. South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98134 | (206) 932–4717