Welcome to Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse
Conveniently located minutes off the I-5 corridor, The Garden Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse sits among the fertile terroir of the Skagit Valley farmlands. From our manicured gardens and rural acreage on the Best Road, guests enjoy expansive views of majestic Mount Baker to the east and sunsets over the quaint town of La Conner and the San Juan Islands to the west. A desirable location for destination weddings, our beautiful gardens, historic architectural buildings, and authentically restored glass greenhouses are considered a favorite among Pacific Northwest garden enthusiasts.
Christianson’s Schoolhouse and Gardens
Built-in the year 1888, the 600 square foot Meadow Schoolhouse has been lovingly restored and positioned within a picture-perfect English-style rose and perennial garden. The expansive display gardens guide guests along with manicured grass lawns through a rose collector’s dream. Experience the quintessential natural beauty of our established northwest garden filled with scents of notable modern and old-fashioned roses. You and your guests will be surrounded by the colorful and fragrant blooms of companion plants, odoriferous shrubs, and mature boxwood hedges, all surrounded by sentinel deciduous and evergreen trees. The Schoolhouse’s approximate capacity allows for 50 seated, 10 standing guests, and the Rose Garden’s (located outside behind the Schoolhouse) approximate capacity allows for 120 guests.
The Teacher’s Cottage
Nestled into the southwest corner of the display gardens, The Teacher’s Cottage stands as another cherished nod to Skagit Valley’s rich history. The rustic cottage is adorned with antique furnishings and vintage accents. A quaint little cottage decorated in romantic tones and feminine finds, the cottage beckons bridal parties to gather in preparation for a very special day. Private washrooms are made available for our guests in this private event space.
The Oak Room
A leisurely stroll past the mini-farm, guests will enjoy a visit with Rosie the llama and her diminutive goat and red hen friends. The Oak Room is styled with masculine overstuffed leather chairs, antique decor, and a working vintage icebox ready to store snacks and refreshing beverages. The groom and his party will enjoy the casual out-of-doors setting and the views from the Old Granary loading dock in the shade of the old fir trees.
The Front House and Adjoining Propagation House
Additional venue space is made available during evenings (6 to 10 p.m.) inside our beautifully restored glasshouses which feature the seasonal year-round blooming foliage of annuals, nursery plants, and hanging baskets. The subtle cooing of the paired doves in the fully restored 1946 Propagation house is a perfect backdrop for photo shoots, cocktail receptions, and intimate sit-down dinners. (Indoors approximate capacity: 50 seated, 65 standing.)
The Vinery will offer a grander space for your special occasions. We will share more about the availability of this special venue as we get closer to the opening date. Thank you!
Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact
us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.
*Eight-foot Mercantile table (perfect for bar or catering placement)
*2, six-foot banquet tables
*4-6′ Rustic Benches
*Kitchen facilities with walk-in cooler for storage
*Dedicated parking space for food vendors adjacent to Schoolhouse and Rose Garden
*Access to the Nursery’s hand restored glass greenhouses accentuated with antique finials for photography
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Christianson’s Schoolhouse seats 50 guests and our English-styled Rose Garden accommodates up to 150 seated guests.
Single Day Rental of Schoolhouse and Gardens
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $3,400.00
Saturday or Sunday: $3,800.00
Single Day Rental of The Vinery
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $4,400.00
Saturday or Sunday: $4,800.00
Allowed, permit necessary
Kitchen available with walk-in cooler
Year-round, with the exception of unavailability during the busy nursery months of April and May, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Included Accessories: The Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse includes the use of 60 wooden foldable chairs, two (2) 8-foot banquet tables, four (4) wooden benches, one antique podium, lawn furniture, and kitchen access. The mercantile table and bookshelves are permanent fixtures in the schoolhouse and should not be removed. Note: Additional vintage fixtures and furnishings (tables, candelabra, wrought iron arbor, floral bucket, and plant stands) are available to rent for an additional fee.
Specs of the Venue:
Meadow Schoolhouse (20′ x 30′)
Sweeping grass lawn (80 square feet)
SW exterior of Schoolhouse
The east exterior of Bridal Cottage
Adjacent to food truck parking
Extended Location Uses:
Special Events, Parties
Garden Clubs and Society Meetings
Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.