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Pickering Barn

Issaquah , WA
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LOCATION

1730 10th Ave NW, PO Box 1307
Issaquah, WA US 98027 (map)

PHONE

425-837-3320

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ABOUT US

The Pickering Barn is a historic site from the 1800's. It's simple charm, rustic architecture and park-like grounds create a memorable setting for your special day. Accommodating up to... Read more
The Pickering Barn is a historic site from the 1800's. It's simple charm, rustic architecture and park-like grounds create a memorable setting for your special day. Accommodating up to 400 guests, the venue offers enough indoor & outdoor options to hold your ceremony and reception. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1800
When was your venue last renovated?
2001
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn, Government Building
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1700
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff was amazing. We wanted to change the room after the ceremony and they did with no questions asked and super fast! We received so many compliments on our choice in venue and would get married there again in a heartbeat.
The staff was amazing. We wanted to change the room after the ceremony and they did with no questions asked and super Read more...
The staff was amazing. We wanted to change the room after the ceremony and they did with no questions asked and super fast! We received so many compliments on our choice in venue and would get married there again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect venue for my ceremony and reception. It had plenty of room for all of our guests, was affordable, plenty of parking, was very close to hotels for guests and was beaufitul inside and out. I loved everything about it. If I had to plan my wedding all over again, I would not change a thing about it being held at Pickering Barn.
This was the perfect venue for my ceremony and reception. It had plenty of room for all of our guests, was affordable, Read more...
This was the perfect venue for my ceremony and reception. It had plenty of room for all of our guests, was affordable, plenty of parking, was very close to hotels for guests and was beaufitul inside and out. I loved everything about it. If I had to plan my wedding all over again, I would not change a thing about it being held at Pickering Barn. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I selected the Pickering Barn because I grew up in Issaquah and loved the space they had. The only difficulty is how far out you have to book, which if you have a long time to plan - this is great and shows how popular they are. The staff was super accommodating and didn't interfere with our wedding other than to make sure everything was going smoothly. They would respond to e-mails and answer questions with plenty of open house opportunities to see the space. The workbook they provide with their rules, regulations and equipment is helpful in planning and very detailed. I would recommend this venue to anyone since the value for the space is wonderful.
I selected the Pickering Barn because I grew up in Issaquah and loved the space they had. The only difficulty is how far Read more...
I selected the Pickering Barn because I grew up in Issaquah and loved the space they had. The only difficulty is how far out you have to book, which if you have a long time to plan - this is great and shows how popular they are. The staff was super accommodating and didn't interfere with our wedding other than to make sure everything was going smoothly. They would respond to e-mails and answer questions with plenty of open house opportunities to see the space. The workbook they provide with their rules, regulations and equipment is helpful in planning and very detailed. I would recommend this venue to anyone since the value for the space is wonderful. Read less
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cecilia
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Tables and chairs were all available, great rate, and fast, reliable staff. Verrry accomodating.
Tables and chairs were all available, great rate, and fast, reliable staff. Verrry accomodating.
Tables and chairs were all available, great rate, and fast, reliable staff. Verrry accomodating. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, large venue!!! The staff is very helpful! The venue is very large and has two large rooms for ceremony and reception at the same venue if you choose. Good location right off I-90 and fun to bring in your own ideas for decorating! Venue includes all tables and chairs. Highly recommended!
Beautiful, large venue!!! The staff is very helpful! The venue is very large and has two large rooms for ceremony and Read more...
Beautiful, large venue!!! The staff is very helpful! The venue is very large and has two large rooms for ceremony and reception at the same venue if you choose. Good location right off I-90 and fun to bring in your own ideas for decorating! Venue includes all tables and chairs. Highly recommended! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
12/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Pickering Barn in December 2012 and I couldn't have asked for a better venue. The staff was incredibly helpful throughout the wedding process and offered assistance when needed on the day of. The venue is a blank slate so it allows you to bring your own vision to your wedding. The acoustics aren't the best in the Dairy Barn, so I recommend setting up speakers at both ends instead of the back of the room. My wedding day was flawless and I can thank the Pickering Barn for helping make it so special.
I had my wedding at the Pickering Barn in December 2012 and I couldn't have asked for a better venue. The staff was Read more...
I had my wedding at the Pickering Barn in December 2012 and I couldn't have asked for a better venue. The staff was incredibly helpful throughout the wedding process and offered assistance when needed on the day of. The venue is a blank slate so it allows you to bring your own vision to your wedding. The acoustics aren't the best in the Dairy Barn, so I recommend setting up speakers at both ends instead of the back of the room. My wedding day was flawless and I can thank the Pickering Barn for helping make it so special. Read less
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superspaz625
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
The location, especially for a summer wedding is BEAUTIFUL! We loved the rusticness an the amazing gardens. The staff is so amazing. Who knew it would be over 80* in WA when we booked the location a couple years ago. The staff searched through the storage and found hand fans from a previous group and passed them out. The price is VERY good, especially for all you get--chairs, tables, etc.!!!
The location, especially for a summer wedding is BEAUTIFUL! We loved the rusticness an the amazing gardens. The staff is Read more...
The location, especially for a summer wedding is BEAUTIFUL! We loved the rusticness an the amazing gardens. The staff is so amazing. Who knew it would be over 80* in WA when we booked the location a couple years ago. The staff searched through the storage and found hand fans from a previous group and passed them out. The price is VERY good, especially for all you get--chairs, tables, etc.!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Can't say enough good things about the staff here....the guy coordinating on the day of was fantastic - he pretty literally told us "whatever you want, I'll make happen"
Can't say enough good things about the staff here....the guy coordinating on the day of was fantastic - he pretty Read more...
Can't say enough good things about the staff here....the guy coordinating on the day of was fantastic - he pretty literally told us "whatever you want, I'll make happen" Read less
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allisonh
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.9/5.0
I have absolutely no complaints about The Pickering Barn. The venue is huge and absolutely beautiful. There are 3 areas to hold the reception and/or ceremony including an outdoor area. The Pickering Barn staff will set up all of the chairs and tables, all you have to do is decorate. When you walk into the dairy barn there is a giant metal air duct in the ceiling that stands out when the venue is not decorated. Once you have all your tables decorated, you don't even see it. Also, they have farmers markets on Saturdays through the summer months so don't plan on a daytime Saturday wedding. GREAT VENUE!!
I have absolutely no complaints about The Pickering Barn. The venue is huge and absolutely beautiful. There are 3 areas to Read more...
I have absolutely no complaints about The Pickering Barn. The venue is huge and absolutely beautiful. There are 3 areas to hold the reception and/or ceremony including an outdoor area. The Pickering Barn staff will set up all of the chairs and tables, all you have to do is decorate. When you walk into the dairy barn there is a giant metal air duct in the ceiling that stands out when the venue is not decorated. Once you have all your tables decorated, you don't even see it. Also, they have farmers markets on Saturdays through the summer months so don't plan on a daytime Saturday wedding. GREAT VENUE!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/14/2013
4.8/5.0
I really enjoyed working with the Pickering Barn for my wedding! The only thing I didn't like, was that I couldn't book my rehearsal until 1 month prior, which made it difficult to plan the rehearsal dinner. I didn't want to have the dinner in Issaquah unless we were doing the rehearsal at the barn. Also, I really wanted to setup the night before but we would have had to "buy out" the whole night.
I really enjoyed working with the Pickering Barn for my wedding! The only thing I didn't like, was that I couldn't book my Read more...
I really enjoyed working with the Pickering Barn for my wedding! The only thing I didn't like, was that I couldn't book my rehearsal until 1 month prior, which made it difficult to plan the rehearsal dinner. I didn't want to have the dinner in Issaquah unless we were doing the rehearsal at the barn. Also, I really wanted to setup the night before but we would have had to "buy out" the whole night. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/22/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were so thrilled to have our wedding here at the Pickering Barn. Jera and the staff were more than helpful when it came to changing timelines and giving suggestions on how to get things done. The place is huge and felt a little daunting to decorate and make it ours but once we got started and a staff member suggested using their wall dividers and we and our families set out to decorate it became more than we could ever dream of.

Jera was very helpful always answering my questions and concerns, we can't thank her enough for being so supportive during our planning process!
My husband and I were so thrilled to have our wedding here at the Pickering Barn. Jera and the staff were more than Read more...
My husband and I were so thrilled to have our wedding here at the Pickering Barn. Jera and the staff were more than helpful when it came to changing timelines and giving suggestions on how to get things done. The place is huge and felt a little daunting to decorate and make it ours but once we got started and a staff member suggested using their wall dividers and we and our families set out to decorate it became more than we could ever dream of.

Jera was very helpful always answering my questions and concerns, we can't thank her enough for being so supportive during our planning process! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/9/2007
4.8/5.0
Pickering was fantastic. They are flexible, and very helpful. The staff was extremely friendly, and they made our wedding day terrific. The grounds are beautiful and there are a ton of picture areas there. The Pickering is perfect for indoor and outdoor weddings.
Pickering was fantastic. They are flexible, and very helpful. The staff was extremely friendly, and they made our wedding Read more...
Pickering was fantastic. They are flexible, and very helpful. The staff was extremely friendly, and they made our wedding day terrific. The grounds are beautiful and there are a ton of picture areas there. The Pickering is perfect for indoor and outdoor weddings. Read less
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Harms80
Wedding:
8/5/2006
4.6/5.0
Fabulous location and the staff was so good, we never saw them. The facility was spotless and the grounds were so well manicured, I didn't have to buy and flowers for decorating- just bouquets!
Fabulous location and the staff was so good, we never saw them. The facility was spotless and the grounds were so well Read more...
Fabulous location and the staff was so good, we never saw them. The facility was spotless and the grounds were so well manicured, I didn't have to buy and flowers for decorating- just bouquets! Read less
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kmacf21
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.5/5.0
Pickering barn was a great place for our wedding. The day was beautiful, so we were able to have our ceremony outside in the gazebo.

Only issues were because this is owned by the city of issaquah, which creates a lot of rules. You cannot set-up until 3:00 the day of your wedding on Saturday. This created a lot of stress since we only had 2 hours to decorate. Also, you have to take all the decorations down at the end of the night. The latest you can be there is midnight, with everything taken down, so it's an early night.

Other than the set-up, times, and take-down, it was a beautiful place for our wedding and we loved it!
Pickering barn was a great place for our wedding. The day was beautiful, so we were able to have our ceremony outside in Read more...
Pickering barn was a great place for our wedding. The day was beautiful, so we were able to have our ceremony outside in the gazebo.

Only issues were because this is owned by the city of issaquah, which creates a lot of rules. You cannot set-up until 3:00 the day of your wedding on Saturday. This created a lot of stress since we only had 2 hours to decorate. Also, you have to take all the decorations down at the end of the night. The latest you can be there is midnight, with everything taken down, so it's an early night.

Other than the set-up, times, and take-down, it was a beautiful place for our wedding and we loved it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
The barn is updated, beautiful and conveniently located. It has such character and style. Especially in the summer months with the beautiful flowers outside. Ample parking was awesome, full access to all of the facility was great. The only thing that I wasn't in love with was the fact that decorations were challenging in that it was expensive to rent the facility before 3pm, we couldn't use tape, and no hay bales were allowed.
The barn is updated, beautiful and conveniently located. It has such character and style. Especially in the summer months Read more...
The barn is updated, beautiful and conveniently located. It has such character and style. Especially in the summer months with the beautiful flowers outside. Ample parking was awesome, full access to all of the facility was great. The only thing that I wasn't in love with was the fact that decorations were challenging in that it was expensive to rent the facility before 3pm, we couldn't use tape, and no hay bales were allowed. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
8/19/2012
4.4/5.0
Pickering Barn is a gorgeous venue! The staff is very friendly and always ready to help out. Renting out the facility includes the use of tables, chairs and other equipment. They are very well organized and make things very easy for you!
Pickering Barn is a gorgeous venue! The staff is very friendly and always ready to help out. Renting out the facility Read more...
Pickering Barn is a gorgeous venue! The staff is very friendly and always ready to help out. Renting out the facility includes the use of tables, chairs and other equipment. They are very well organized and make things very easy for you! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/2/2006
4.4/5.0
Our wedding day was more than we expected. Especially because of the fact that they provided an additional service (for a small fee) to set up and take down the chairs & tables that came with the rental. The people that maintained the facility during our ceremony & reception were so courtoues and helpful. They did more than we asked and expected. I got my dream wedding. Thank you!
Our wedding day was more than we expected. Especially because of the fact that they provided an additional service (for a Read more...
Our wedding day was more than we expected. Especially because of the fact that they provided an additional service (for a small fee) to set up and take down the chairs & tables that came with the rental. The people that maintained the facility during our ceremony & reception were so courtoues and helpful. They did more than we asked and expected. I got my dream wedding. Thank you! Read less
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LDinlove
Wedding:
1/16/2010
4.1/5.0
It's a bit expensive for a city owned facility, but they book up years in advance. Not very flexible with policies (ex. No hay in barn!) beutiful location. A great choice for large weddings
It's a bit expensive for a city owned facility, but they book up years in advance. Not very flexible with policies (ex. No Read more...
It's a bit expensive for a city owned facility, but they book up years in advance. Not very flexible with policies (ex. No hay in barn!) beutiful location. A great choice for large weddings Read less
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kortney67
Wedding:
2/6/2010
4.0/5.0
The cost is great and the venue itself is wonderful. We weren't overly impressed with some of the staff, they seemed annoyed when we asked questions or had requests. They just weren't as friendly and personal as I would have hoped for. Again, the venue itself is great and so is the rental cost, and I would say our overall experience was pretty good!
The cost is great and the venue itself is wonderful. We weren't overly impressed with some of the staff, they seemed Read more...
The cost is great and the venue itself is wonderful. We weren't overly impressed with some of the staff, they seemed annoyed when we asked questions or had requests. They just weren't as friendly and personal as I would have hoped for. Again, the venue itself is great and so is the rental cost, and I would say our overall experience was pretty good! Read less
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kd614
Wedding:
6/14/2009
4.0/5.0
I fell in love with our venue the moment I laid eyes on it. It fit "us" (laidback and a little country!) It had space for an outdoor ceremony & indoor reception, with a Plan B (indoor ceremony) for rain. It came with chairs & tables, and you can bring in any caterer you want, and provide your own alcohol as long as it was served by a licensed bartender. It's also huge - we only had 100 or so people and everyone had tons of room to spread out.

One of the only downsides was the cost. All the little items really added up, and although we saved a TON of money using our friend's business to cater, any regular caterer would have probably been a big cost overall. The Barn charges a labor fee, a rental fee, extra hour fee, fee for the speaker system, a $500 deposit that does not count towards your total, and then you have to pay to get insurance through the city. Bleh.

Oh, and there's not great ventilation either. Thank goodness it was cloudy & not too hot on our wedding day. Once the dancing started though, the barn got warm very, very quickly and many guests were hanging outside to cool off.
I fell in love with our venue the moment I laid eyes on it. It fit "us" (laidback and a little country!) It had space for Read more...
I fell in love with our venue the moment I laid eyes on it. It fit "us" (laidback and a little country!) It had space for an outdoor ceremony & indoor reception, with a Plan B (indoor ceremony) for rain. It came with chairs & tables, and you can bring in any caterer you want, and provide your own alcohol as long as it was served by a licensed bartender. It's also huge - we only had 100 or so people and everyone had tons of room to spread out.

One of the only downsides was the cost. All the little items really added up, and although we saved a TON of money using our friend's business to cater, any regular caterer would have probably been a big cost overall. The Barn charges a labor fee, a rental fee, extra hour fee, fee for the speaker system, a $500 deposit that does not count towards your total, and then you have to pay to get insurance through the city. Bleh.

Oh, and there's not great ventilation either. Thank goodness it was cloudy & not too hot on our wedding day. Once the dancing started though, the barn got warm very, very quickly and many guests were hanging outside to cool off. Read less
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MGreen
Wedding:
5/25/2008
3.9/5.0
What a beautiful place. We had an outdoor wedding in front of the gazebo and I could not have asked for a more picturesque place. The staff was helpful and attentive.
What a beautiful place. We had an outdoor wedding in front of the gazebo and I could not have asked for a more picturesque Read more...
What a beautiful place. We had an outdoor wedding in front of the gazebo and I could not have asked for a more picturesque place. The staff was helpful and attentive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.0/5.0
We had a 200 person wedding at Pickering Barn and the setting and wedding day was absolutely perfect! It is a perfect setting for a "rustic/country" wedding. We used the Hay Barn for our ceremony and the Dairy Barn for our reception. The setting was beautiful (except for the big construction crane next door) and very conveniently located.

However, I have to say that the event coordinator, Jera was a nightmare to work with. We had pre-paid for our rehearsal dinner but she booked a different event on the SAME evening so we were forced to do our rehearsal the morning of our wedding! Every time we had a question for her she would send us a condescending email response with very little information. We were actually scared to ask her anything because she made us feel like we were a huge burden - I actually had to turn all communication over to my fiance because she was so rude to me. We spoke with her manager about it and asked if there was someone else we could work with but he just said that "that is how she is, she is very efficient." We were not pleased with his response - we were spending a lot of money on the venue and wished that they could have been more accommodating. So, brides - if you are going to need a lot of guidance from a venue I would not recommend Pickering Barn.
We had a 200 person wedding at Pickering Barn and the setting and wedding day was absolutely perfect! It is a perfect Read more...
We had a 200 person wedding at Pickering Barn and the setting and wedding day was absolutely perfect! It is a perfect setting for a "rustic/country" wedding. We used the Hay Barn for our ceremony and the Dairy Barn for our reception. The setting was beautiful (except for the big construction crane next door) and very conveniently located.

However, I have to say that the event coordinator, Jera was a nightmare to work with. We had pre-paid for our rehearsal dinner but she booked a different event on the SAME evening so we were forced to do our rehearsal the morning of our wedding! Every time we had a question for her she would send us a condescending email response with very little information. We were actually scared to ask her anything because she made us feel like we were a huge burden - I actually had to turn all communication over to my fiance because she was so rude to me. We spoke with her manager about it and asked if there was someone else we could work with but he just said that "that is how she is, she is very efficient." We were not pleased with his response - we were spending a lot of money on the venue and wished that they could have been more accommodating. So, brides - if you are going to need a lot of guidance from a venue I would not recommend Pickering Barn. Read less
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