Cascade Garden inhabits three private acres in sunny Yakima, Washington. You will find beautifully landscaped grounds with lovely blooms all season long, waterfall and pond, amazing photo locations, large trees, and privacy galore. We have a large parking lot and even a play area for children.
Cascade Garden was originally established as a retail nursery, renowned for its unique setting and quality offerings. Many valley residents have fond memories of attending functions at the nursery, as the grounds slowly became more and more geared toward hosting events.
Now operating as an event center, we have transformed the structures and surroundings to provide the perfect backdrop for events of all kinds. Our outdoor capacity is 350. (Please note that our ceremony area accommodates a maximum of 300 chairs.)
The centerpiece of Cascade Garden is the timber-framed lodge made with old growth reclaimed lumber. It contains details you won’t see anywhere else, including custom stone work, a spectacular granite fireplace, and entire trees built right into the structure. We often catch people staring at the amazing beams and overhear them wondering out loud about the unique use of materials throughout. The lodge has radiant floor heat in the winter and is fully air conditioned in the summer. It has a covered patio area surrounded by lovely gardens. And you won't believe the restroom facilities -- they're gorgeous.
For outdoor events, the lodge is typically used for the buffet and food service. It also serves as a nice "plan B" space in case of weather. In the spring and fall, you may even want to hold your evening dance inside if the evening weather is chilly.
The serving kitchen is equipped with ample refrigeration, a warming oven, microwave, coffee maker, and a nice selection of serving bowls, trays, and utensils. We also provide cleaning supplies, paper towels, garbage bags, etc.
For indoor events that include a sit-down dinner, our comfortable capacity is 80 guests, with enough room for your buffet and even a bar. There is a quality sound system (complete with microphones) and
Holidays are celebrated in style at Cascade Garden. In December, we decorate with a towering Christmas tree (real, of course) and lights throughout our grounds.
The large reception lawn provides covered seating for even large events. Framed by gardens on one side and a grove of white birch trees on the other, our large lawn with event pergola features festive lighting, natural shade and close proximity to our lodge and open-air cantina. Imagine a true outdoor reception -- no tents necessary.
Our large bricked pavilion is the perfect location for your ceremony with lush, romantic bridal arch creating the backdrop for your wedding. Surrounded by groomed gardens and large trees, it is shady in the afternoon and evening. It comes complete with a stage for your DJ and musicians, and if dancing is part of you reception plans, this is the favorite place to get your party on.
Another one of Cascade Garden's architectural curiosities, our Cantina is built among the trees and even has a large oak tree growing right up through the roof. This open-air bar has two handy serving windows and is conveniently situated between the pavilion, lodge and reception lawn.
Hearkening back to Cascade Garden's days as a nursery, this massive old lath-house was where the shade plants lived. Now it is a magical setting for mingling, cocktail hour, and photos of a lifetime. It is covered by an ancient wisteria, complete with twirling vines and a tiered pond. Your guests will be filled with a sense of storybook enchantment -- guaranteed.
Our "Garden Suite" is a 900 sq. ft. private suite located in a separate building near the front of the property. Back when Cascade Garden was a nursery, this building operated as a stand-alone beauty salon. It comes complete with full bath, kitchenette, and air-conditioning. Now you can bring your hairdresser and make-up artist here. Get ready with your bridal party in spa-like surroundings. There's even an indoor waterfall. We also have a second smaller dressing suite with shaded patio. Headquarters for the day!
The Garden Suite is also a great location for a bridal shower, and it can be rented separately for small events on non-wedding days.