Bliss Manor Farm is a breathtaking new venue located right here in Gig Harbor. Sitting on 22 acres on the Key Peninsula, the property is home to a stunning Christmas tree farm and offers views of the Olympic Mountains and Rocky Bay.
Robert and Michelle Humphreys are the proud owners of this farm and event destination. The couple, who fell in love with Gig Harbor after visiting friends, relocated to the area from Malibu, California, in 2016 after retiring from the insurance industry. “Michelle loves the weather, and both of us love having a lot of space around us and the beauty of the green trees! And less traffic!” smiles Robert.
The Humphreys have always enjoyed entertaining their friends and family over the past 30 years, hosting gatherings to include small, intimate dinner parties to large events upward of 300 guests at their home. This was the inspiration behind Bliss Manor Farm, in which Michelle says, “We thought it would be a good opportunity to keep on partying, but also make the farm earn its keep!”
The couple began working on their new endeavor in November of 2016, tackling projects around the farm to ensure it would become a suitable location as an event destination. “We will have our first official event in October with the Wedding Giveaway,” Michelle says.
At Bliss Manor Farm, guests will find that the property encompasses several avenues of business: a Christmas tree farm, fruit orchard, animals (dogs, goats, ducks and chickens thus far), and they plan on breeding Cream Retrievers, Great Pyrenees and Nigerian Dwarf goats in the future. But the main part of the business, according to Michelle, is a gorgeous event venue.
“The beauty of the farm located with a view of Rocky Bay and the Olympic Mountain Range gives it the most unique feature,” says Michelle. “The amazing party deck, swing set and pizza oven aren’t too bad either.”
The large barn has heated floors and gorgeous paneled walls and can accommodate up to 150 people. There is an expansive party deck/swing area, which can comfortably cater to 75 to 100 patrons and offers two gazebos and views of several ponds, unique water features and exquisite landscaping. Michelle says they are in the process of constructing a 10-foot metal gazebo adorned with twinkling lights that will sit over a heart-shaped pond, with amphitheater seating for over 300 guests.
When it comes to what the Humphreys find most rewarding about their life-long passion of hosting and entertaining, it is this: “We love to see smiles on our guests’ faces and to be helpful in creating special events in people’s lives.”
Robert and Michelle are embracing their new home and community and becoming involved where they can. “We will definitely be active in community events. We always were involved in our community in California with sponsoring Little League sports teams, school events, Girl Scouts and more. We are sponsoring the local PYFC Pacific Youth Football Cheer, have joined the Key Peninsula Business Association, and Michelle is a new member of AWOB (Alliance of Women Owned Businesses),” says Robert.
Be sure to stop by October 5 and 6, as Bliss Manor Farm will be participating in this year’s Key Peninsula Farm Tour. The barn transformed into an incredible wedding venue so that all of those who stop by during the tour will be able to easily visualize the space as a beautiful location for any special occasion.
For those interested in touring the facility, they can contact Michelle at 253.313.8522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bliss Manor Farm
10924 Bliss Cochrane Road NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98329