I’M KYLE. PHOTOGRAPHER & CALVIN & HOBBES FAN SINCE '85
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The Crockett Farm wedding venue on Whidbey Island is one of my favorites. Let me tell you why, and I’ll share some gorgeous wedding photos from Lindsey & Elliott’s big day to have the images speak for themselves. Heck, I’ll share my top 10 reasons. Sound good? Good. Let’s get straight to it.
Crockett Farm is a very historic building with tons of character.
An old barn, super rustic, tons of authenticity, an open view, and loads of real & raw aesthetic to your wedding photos. If you’re looking for the rustic side of a day, but still trying to push design & elegance… this venue has you covered. Especially if you toss in some design elements that make it more “you.” Toss in your own unique flair. It’s your day. And there’s tons of space for you to make it yours.
It’s a destination without being a destination.
Yes, it’s across the ferry. Yes, you can drive around the north end of the island to eliminate the ferry line altogether. And yes, it’s close enough to your family and friends where they can all simply drive there in the afternoon and sleep in their own bed at night. But at the same time – it’s far enough away from your traditional environment and neighborhoods near home that you feel like you are miles away. It has a totally different aesthetic than even the rustic wedding venues in Skagit and Snohomish county. Whidbey Island really is it’s own unique gem in the Pacific Northwest.
It’s super peaceful.
No neighbors close by, no … noise. Really. You’re just nestled into a gently sloping hill. It’s really just you, your wedding guests, and your gorgeous wedding day. I don’t say this lightly either – having a peaceful wedding day (in my eyes) is so, so important. No street noise. No sirens. No tourists. No city noise. Just you and your amazing friends, family, and significant other.
You can get ready on-site or choose an assortment of beautiful Air B&B’s nearby.
As a Whidbey Island wedding photographer, I have photographed tons of Whidbey Island weddings over the years. And because of that, I have photographed a lot of brides & grooms getting ready in an assortment of super cool Air B&B vacation rentals. There are loads within a 15-minute drive of the venue. Some are even right on the beach!
The beach is close by.
And I don’t just mean the beach where those super cool Air B&B’s are. I mean the beach part of the Fort Ebey State Park. Because if sunset photos are your thing… take advantage of this gorgeous beach. You’ll see some wedding photos from there below – just keep scrolling down!
Parking is easy.
Often overlooked, parking can be a nightmare at some venues. Well, not at Crockett Farm! Plenty of easy parking literally right beside the venue for you and your closest 10,000 friends. Haha. Okay, maybe not that many… but it’s more than you’ll ever need. It’s perfect.
The team is incredibly awesome.
Kelly, Erica, and the rest of the crew are not only incredibly on top of it and incredibly helpful, they’re also just super laid back and really sweet. And when your wedding day can be filled with so many emotions, having this sort of personality type along your side can truly help you have an absolutely incredible wedding day.
It’s more affordable than a lot of the alternatives.
Price out some wedding venues in Seattle, then price out wedding venues in Whidbey Island – and you will very quickly see what I’m talking about.
You’re in the rain shadow.
Maybe I just made that up. I don’t really know, to be honest. Haha. But the vegetation around there would certainly have me thinking that! There aren’t many evergreen trees around Crockett Farm like there are on other parts of the island, and every single time I have photographed weddings at Crockett Farm… there’s never a single drop of rain. (Knock on wood!)
The vibe is just about the best. Actually, it is the best.
By that, I mean that it’s the combination of all the above. Just go take a tour, and if you’ve already booked it – make sure to reach out to me using my contact form on my website! There’s only one of me, and there’s only your one wedding date!
Do you love Crockett Farm yet?
Lindsey & Elliott’s wedding at Crockett Farm perfectly personifies what I mean. Just have a look through their awesome wedding photos and let me know what you think!
Those were the Crockett Farm wedding photos from Lindsey & Elliott’s wedding!
Want to see more weddings that I’ve photographed over the years? If you love this vibe, maybe you’ll love some of these other ones! Check these out, too: