It’s a family affair! Combined, Lesley and Rob have over 40 years in the wedding and event industry, Lavender Owl Farm is the final step in their journey together, and share their love of hosting weddings and events on our beautiful twenty-acre farm in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
We are located south of the town of Canby, Oregon. Just 45 minutes from Portland in the beautiful Willamette Valley. With views of Mt. Hood as you drive the country roads, you can visit the many favorite tourist spots; Silver Falls, Molalla River, Oregon Gardens, Tulip Festival in the spring, Dalia Festival in the fall, many farms, and gardens, and the Woodburn Outlet Mall just to name a few. Come see how magical this place is. (by appointment only)
Lesley considers herself a Wedding Specialist! Having worked in all aspects of the wedding industry, The ‘farm’ is the latest in a long line of dreams and accomplishments. Along with the everyday running of the property, gardens, and wedding world here, she is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church and has been performing ceremonies since 2008.
Melissa joined our team in 2020. Her passion for all things weddings started many years ago and continues to work in this industry as a talented floral designer and wedding coordinator.
Melissa helps many of our couples with the day-of coordinating services, floral design, and general assistance of all things wedding here on the property!
Paula, one of five daughters, is also an important member of the family, as your bartender! She has extensive knowledge of how to pour a great beer and how to fix web pages, and all things technical! You will also find her helping where ever she is needed around the property.
It takes a village to create and manage so much property and keep it ready for weddings and events and we have many friends who pop in now and then and help build decks and benches, cut trees, make fences, pull weeds, and plant flowers. Phew! it is exhausting, but we love it all!
About the Lavender
Lavender is Lesley’s favorite plant, color, essential oil, and scent, so it is only right that there should be lavender on the farm! We are always planting lavender throughout the property for cutting and creating products. There are plants around the wedding garden and lots of ‘babies’ always growing from cuttings propagated from ‘mother’ plants that have been growing in Lesley’s gardens for many years! We have plans for more lavender of all varieties as we landscape, create, and work on the land.
The Hoot Disc Golf
Becoming ever more popular among the local disc golf community is our private 9 tee, 18 basket disc golf course. Another project built out of love! Rob created this course to play with friends and now has many great reviews from many avid players. You can find more about the community of ‘Hootees’ and how to get an invite to play on Facebook/thehootdg