Gatherings By Grandiflora
Gatherings by Grandiflora is a fully restored historic venue where state of the art performance meets the cozy charm of yesteryear. It's where young and old can come together in the warmth of a homey setting to celebrate life's many special occasions. We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones on your special day.
Get to know Gatherings by Grandiflora!
What is the story behind Gatherings by Grandiflora?
We are located in Lynden in an historical building built in the early pioneer days. The house was originally built on Front Street and moved one block to our current location then converted into Lynden's historic Masonic Lodge. It served the community in this capacity from 1900-2000. At which point, our family purchased the building and completely remodeled it into the amazing structure that it is today. We operated as a full time retail home and garden decor shop called Grandiflora until 2018. Then we decided to become semi-retired from the retail industry by shifting to hosting seasonal pop-up shopping experiences in the building. In doing that, we were able to remodel the building a second time to include many venue amenities and open the space up to the public for rentals.
Tell us a little bit about the venues you offer.
Being in a charming historic space, Gatherings by Grandiflora offers intimate venue amenities. But don't let the quaint facade fool you, state of the art Wi-Fi amenities and sound systems are simply very well hidden within the walls of the building. The building is split into two floors and one garden area. One can rent the space as a whole on weekends...or split the space up into one floor only on the weekdays. You can find state of the art media up on the second floor with our 11' wide drop down projection system which is run by a wall mounted iPad and is compatible with all platforms as well as screen sharing capabilities. Also upstairs in our smaller library, you can find a 55" big screen TV with the same capabilities. Our main floor offers a beautifully refurbished large kitchen (with separate caterer's entrance), a serving bar and access to our lovely garden area. In the garden you'll find large Italian wrought iron gates, which make a perfect entrance... or place to park a food truck! We have a pond complete with relaxing fountain and quaint garden seating. You can utilize the umbrellas, BBQ and outdoor heaters as well. Both the main floor and the second floor are the perfect backdrops for wedding decor and photographers love our charming backdrops. Both floors also come complete with two sets of restrooms. The main floor is completely wheelchair accessible, and plenty of free street parking abounds.
What is unique about your venue for weddings?
Gatherings has SO MANY lovely backdrops, charm and even modern touches it's difficult to pick just a few reasons why it's just such a wonderful space to rent for your intimate wedding. For one thing, the architecture of the building is simply perfect for a wedding. The exterior of the building is so lovely, but the fun really happens when you enter the space. With antique wood floors, chunky molding, loads of white paint and plenty of modern touches, you feel like you've walked into the pages of a decor magazine. All the colors of the interior are so neutral in white, charcoal and natural wood finishes. In everything you do here at Gatherings, you'll find it's like hosting your event in a big comfy, charming and modern stylish home.
What is your favorite part about being a venue and best memories from Gatherings by Grandiflora?
We love that we get to see so many new beginnings happen here at Gatherings. As a fairly new venue (hosting our first wedding happened in December of 2018) it's difficult to come up with favorite memories, but we DO KNOW that we are excited to play a part in helping brides and grooms start their new life off in our intimate wedding venue. Since Gatherings seems like a cozy/creative home space, hopefully brides will find ways that they can transform our beautiful backdrop of a space to fit their style and therefore make the space their own. Almost as if they were able to be married in a space that feels like home, surrounded by those they love and cherish the most. At least that's what every couple married here has told us so far.