Rehearsal Reservation

So, funny thing. When we were a little less than a year away from the wedding, we decided to sign our contract for our rehearsal dinner venue. Why so early, you might ask?

I knew our rehearsal dinner venue before I even knew we were getting engaged. It wasn’t even a question for me, so when we were engaged, I asked Sparky if he was on board and he was.

Farestart Restaurant—good food, great charity via Seattle Dining

There is a local restaurant that serves great food, has a wonderful atmosphere, and, amazingly enough, is a charity. I love to go to the restaurant for lunch when I can, and every Thursday night they have a guest chef night. The reason I love this place so much is that they use the money they make to do something I am very passionate about: help people.

Interior of Farestart via William Wright Photography

This restaurant takes people who are homeless and/or just generally down on their luck and gives them culinary training over (I think) 10 weeks. They get housing support, they get mental health counseling. At the end of their training, they get support to help them find a job. This is a place where I wanted to do my internship for school because I love it so much.

So: our rehearsal dinner money will go to help people in need. It’s amazing and I’m so excited!

Was your rehearsal dinner space a last-minute decision or did you do what we did and book it super early?


Mrs. Campfire

Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
September 2013
Flowers...Or Not
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    Megan, Guest @ 1:17 pm

    What a fantastic venue and a fantastic way to give back for your rehearsal dinner! There are many ways to plan your wedding; keep track of it all after signing up for free on!

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    dancingriss 305 posts, Helper bee @ 1:35 pm

    What a wonderful cause; especially their methodology! If I’m ever in Seattle I will be sure to look this post up and get the info.

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:10 pm

    I think this is awesome! What a cool place!

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    debeachgirl 543 posts, Busy bee @ 6:03 pm

    What a great way to give back and what an awesome place.

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:47 pm

    @dancingriss: They are amazing. It’s a great place to grab lunch!
    @Miss Panda: They are cool!
    @DEBeachGirl: @Megan: I love them so much!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:51 pm

    What a wonderful reason to choose this venue!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:29 pm

    What an awesome venue!

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:32 pm

    @priyathescientist: Thanks!
    @Mrs. Rubber Stamps: It’s super great!

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    futuremrssarah 434 posts, Helper bee @ 5:09 am

    Wow, I wish there was a place like that where I live!! It looks really modern too! A great choice for a great cause!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:48 am

    What a great idea!

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    mrsjjc 246 posts, Helper bee @ 10:04 am

    What a fantastic idea! FareStart is such an excellent organization — and the food is delicious, too!

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 10:42 am

    I love it! This reminds me of a (fancier) version of a restaurant I used to go to in New Orleans.

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    In the media 1564 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:04 pm

    There is a place like this in St. Louis as well. Excellent idea for a rehearsal dinner.

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:13 am

    @FutureMrsSarah: @Blonde17Jess: @MrsJJC: @Miss Bicycle: @In the media: Thanks!

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