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Doug + Karen = DuGaren

Doug and Karen Lusk, owners of DuGaren Venues & Vineyards, purchased the 24 acres of land that the Venue sits on back in 2015.  Over the past seven (7) years, they have been collecting elements such as unique lighting, fixtures, entrance doors and more knowing that one day, these items would be a part of their dream vineyard and winery.  During the evolution of building the different structures on the property, they’ve preserved some of the legacy and history that has been a part of the land since the 1800’s.  To learn more about the long days, sweat and tears…

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You Do You!

While weddings revolve around tradition and family, they’re also about celebrating your relationship with memories that will last a lifetime. Some of the most unforgettable wedding memories are fun surprises, planned or otherwise, that the guests and wedding party will be talking about for years to come! From flash mobs to drag racing cars, there are so many fun, light-hearted ways that you can personalize your wedding day.  Heres just a couple that we hope will spark those creative juices: A Family And Friend Photo Wall RSVPs are in, but not everyone on your list can make it. There’s still…

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Married couple on an ATV kissing

Love is a Wild Thing

There are so many fun ways to plan your getaway. While the end of your wedding is a bitter-sweet, your guests are also there to watch you ride off and begin your new life together. After the bubbles have fizzled out and the confetti has been thrown, hop into a vehicle that fits your wedding style and personality.  In fact, your get-away car doesn’t have to be a car at all. Here are some fun ideas: Vintage City Taxi Dog Sled Decorated Golf Cart Vintage Volks Wagon Bus Bicycle Built for Two Farm Tractor Pro Tip: Make a plan with…

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Take a Seat and Enjoy the View

Helpful tips when it comes to creating our reception seating chart

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Unique and Wonderfully Fun!

Hello Lovely Couple, As you know, weddings are certainly becoming more and more focused on guest experience, along with non-traditional food and drink experiences to ensure a memorable event. Whether that means serving snacks before the ceremony, including an elaborate grazing table at cocktail hour or offering zero-proof cocktails at the bar, there are plenty of ways to do something unique—and one increasingly popular option is the food truck wedding. If you’re considering a food truck wedding, here’s a few things to consider: What do I need to consider when it comes to parking the food truck?  If the main meal at your…

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Doing It As a Family

We’ve all heard the cliche – “Having kids changes things.” Well, this holds especially true for wedding planning. Blended family weddings are a prime example of how a wedding is not just about the two people getting married. There’s a lot more to consider when you’re planning a wedding as a parent. It’s important to keep your kids excited about the wedding and to make them feel like an important member of your wedding planning team. Give Them a Role A classic way to include your future sons or daughters in your ceremony is giving them a role in the…

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You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Dessert bars are a popular choice for couples who want an alternative to the traditional wedding cake stand and we understand why.  Aside from the open bar, the dessert table usually ends up being the most frequented spot of the night. Imagine that! Tables full of post-dinner treats are also a great way to inject personality into a wedding. The wedding trend in the coming year(s) are dessert bars and sweet drawers (use an amoire’ or desk with alternate drawers pulled out and lined with parchment paper or paper doilies) being done in a more thoughtful way.  Some couples are…

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The Magic of Pairing

DuGaren Venues & Vineyards has a Winery Event Package for those looking for a more intimate wedding event

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Turning Water into Wine

Did you know that Washington State is the second largest wine region in the United States?  Washington State cultivates over 70 grape varieties; growers and vitners work in tandem to produce old world and new world styles.  Each AVA (American Viticulture Area) processes a unique combination of climate, topography and soils that define the aromas and flavors of locally grown grapes and wines crafted from them. For winemakers to have such defined aromas and flavors, they must ensure that their vineyards have proper irrigation.  Turning water into wine is where the inspiration began for owners of DuGaren Venues and Vineyards,…

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Make – Up Meltdown- Things Don’t Have to Get Ugly

DuGaren Venues & Vineyards has a climate controlled venue – beat the heat!

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