How do I dress?
Dress code is garden party – think lots of color with a formal flair – and we encourage everyone to dress in a way that best affirms their gender.
Are children allowed?
We love your kiddos! The winery, however, isn’t the best place for small people to enjoy themselves. We’re looking forward to enjoying the heck out of your break from the immediacy of parenting!
Where is Vashon Island?
Vashon Island is a located in the Salish Sea between West Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula. The Fauntleroy ferry dock is a half hour drive from downtown Seattle, though you should always check traffic predictions! Ferries, though technically on a schedule, are notoriously unpredictable, so build in plenty of extra time.
Where Should I Stay?
We’ve bought out The Lodges on Vashon for the night before and night of our big party! It’s a gorgeous private space on the edge of downtown Vashon with sixteen standing units and a pavilion with games and fire pits. These have all been reserved at this point, but there are plenty of AirBnBs still! We’ll be hosting a bbq at the Lodges the night before the reception, so aim to make it to the island before 7 pm if you’re going to join us. You can also make it a daytrip, though it takes more coordination. Take a look at “How Do I Get There” below for more information!
How Do I Book a Unit at the Lodges?
What you need:
- Our dates: July 13-15th
- A booking link from Sarah! These units are all spoken for/booked already. If you’re seeing this message still and haven’t booked yet, it’s worth messaging us about – reservations aren’t completely set in stone for a couple of folks.
How Do I Get There?
PSA: There is literally one woman who drives for Uber on Vashon. Her name is Jodie, and her number is (206) 920-7833. So you don’t get matched with an off-island driver (the app is not flawless), what you do is text her beforehand! She’ll turn on her app and bing bang boom.
If I’m Staying at the Lodges
You’re hanging out for a few days! We recommend you rent a car, carpool, or buddy up with Jodie the Uber driver. Welcome to the party, pal!
If I’m a Seattlite and Day Tripping
We recommend you don’t drive. You’re in luck! Sarah has been commuting to this island for years, so we know all of the best ways to approach this. Let’s lay it out: Take an Uber/Lyft/C-Line to the Fauntleroy dock in West Seattle and walk on – it’s less expensive, walk-on passengers are guaranteed passage even though cars may not make it on, and we don’t want guests drinking and driving once everything is danced and done. The ferry crossing from Fauntleroy dock in West Seattle to Vashon is 15-20 minutes, which is just enough time to enjoy the breeze on the observation deck!The winery where our party is being held is roughly a three minute drive uphill from the dock. A shuttle will be waiting to take you to the winery and also back to the ferry dock when the party is winding down. Easy! We’ll post recommended boat crossings as the seasons change and the 2022 summer ferry schedule is released. Stay tuned!
*As a note to our guests coming in from out of town: We don’t really recommend that you try to book lodgings off-island and come over day-of! The process is going to be tricky to navigate without prior experience, and we don’t want anyone getting lost or delayed. Island life is wonderful but also a bit inaccessible!
If I’m Staying on the Island with My Own Arrangements
We recommend that you drive. Vashon is thirteen miles of well kept highway surrounded by old growth forest, winding trails, hills, hobby farms, pastures, and the Salish Sea. We once stayed at an AirBnB where we parked on the shoulder of a drop off and walked down seventy-odd steps to get to waterfront property, which is to say that the ways of island rentals can be mysterious. Be kind to yourself and book ASAP!As the most carefree of options, there are campgrounds with yurts and teepees! Take a look.
If I Live on the Island
You know what to do!
Let us know if you have any other questions!