Orchard ~ Hovander Park

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Reservations open on March 29th
by phone only 360-778-5850

Facility open for use on April 12

To Check Availability or Request a Reservation
Fill out a Reservation Request Form

To Cancel a Reservation
Call 360-778-5850 or email
parks@co.whatcom.wa.us

Reservation Policies

Description
The historic Hovander Orchard with its garden arbor is the perfect setting for weddings. The site is adjacent to grassy fields and in close proximity to the Main Picnic Shelter. This site has a capacity of 150 people. Learn more about Hovander Homestead Park.

* The Orchard must be rented in conjunction with the Group Picnic Shelter. It cannot be rented alone.   

Hours
8am-dusk
Hours change based on sunset time and are posted at the park entrance and at the parking lot.

Features  

  • Wooden Ceremony Arch (available upon request)

Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $135 (plus $295 for Group Picnic Shelter)
Non-Residents: $155 (plus $315 for Group Picnic Shelter))
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Optional Add-On Fees
Add on fees applied to the Group Picnic Shelter reservation will also apply to the Orchard.

  

Hovander Orchard Arch Close-Up
Hovander Orchard with Arch
Hovander Picnic Areas Map Detail
  1. Directions & Parking
  2. FAQ's

Address
5299 Nielsen Road
Ferndale, WA 98248
Map

Directions
From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 262
Turn west onto Main Street, toward downtown Ferndale
Immediately after the railroad underpass make a sharp left onto Hovander Road
Turn right onto Nielsen Avenue and follow the signs to Hovander Park

Parking
Dedicated parking for the Group Picnic Shelter/Orchard is on the grass to the north of the shelter. Overflow parking is in the main Hovander parking lot.