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HISTORY OF THE ANDREWS FARM

A Wedding Venue with History

The Andrews Farm located in Midland, North Carolina has been a part of the Andrews family since the 1970’s.  As a third generation family farm there is an abundance of history which has evolved over the years. Originally the land was used for the sole purpose of farming wheat, soybeans, corn and cotton. Over time the farm evolved into something much more meaningful to our family. In the early 1990’s a cabin dating back to the late 1700’s was discovered on the property and the family decided to restore it and use it as a place to gather on weekends and holidays.  As a result, the farm became a place the entire family could enjoy while having the privileges of experiencing the gifts this beautiful land offers. Some of our family members have loved the farm experience so much that they chose to move to the farm permanently building the home, a modern European inspired farmhouse, that sits on the venue ground’s today. Many joyous occasions and unforgettable memories have transpired on the Andrews farm over the past fifty years including birthday parties, oyster roasts, dove hunts and Thanksgiving dinners. After hosting many large events over the years, the Andrews family is thrilled to now be able to offer this special gem to others as a wedding and special events venue starting in 2020. Our hope is that every guest can be as fortunate as us and create memories that will last a lifetime and hold a special place in their hearts.  We truly want to make sure that the special day you have envisioned becomes a reality.  
Contact us to book your event today.  
We can’t wait to host you.

F.A.Q

What is your starting price?

In 2021 $3,500 is our large wedding starting price, but we are now offering elopement weddings starting at $200 per hour.

How many guest does your venue hold?

We permit 200 guests on The Andrew Farm, however it is best suited for 150 and under.

 

Am I allowed to serve liquor on the premises?

Yes! Many caterers on the recommended vendor list provide bar services. You are more than welcome and encouraged to use these services. If you choose to not use these services and still would like to have a bar, then we ask that you purchase the alcohol and hire a bartender that is TIPS or ServSafe certified. You must also purchase a day of alcohol license. 

 

How many parking spaces are available?

The parking is grass parking and can accommodate up to 60 grass parking spaces. However, it is recommended to use shuttle busses. Some recommended companies are Rose Limo and A Step Above Limo.

 

Can I bring in my own caterer?

If the client chooses to use a caterer that is not on the recommended vendor list,

then they must get them approved by the manager, however we strongly encourage that you use ours. We have a fee for outside caterers.

 

Do I need a wedding planner?

The client must hire a wedding planner. If the client chooses to use a planner that is not on the recommended vendor list, then they must get them approved by the manager. The planner can be a full-on planner or a 30 days out planner. No day of coordinators. We recommend a full-on planner because there is more to an outdoor wedding than meets the eye.

 

How far is the venue from the CLT airport?

The Andrews Farm is approximately 45 minutes from the CLT airport.

 

How far is the venue from the Concord airport?

The Andrews Farm is approximately 30 minutes form the Concord airport.

 

What is the closest hotel?

We have an Airbnb that sleeps 8ppl that is 5 minutes down the road. The closest hotels are off of exit 49. You can contact the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitor Bureau (off of our vender list) to help set up other hotel arrangements.

 

What is my deposit to reserve my date? 

We ask that you put down a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve your date at The Andrews Farm. The additional 50% will be due 180 days prior to your event date.

 

When is my final guest count due?

We ask that you provide us with your final guest count within 30 days prior to your event date.

 

Is there a space for my wedding party to get ready?

Yes, we can open up the property at 7:00am for the use of a groom room and a bridal suite. This space is closed off before the ceremony and no guest are allowed inside.

 

How many people can sit at a five-foot round dinner table?

We recommend that you seat no more than 8 guests at each five-foot round dinner table. This will help you calculate the number of tables you will need!

 

At what time is the event required to end?

11:00pm is our end time. We can extend the time of your event, but there is an hourly fee associated with that.

 

Is smoking allowed on the property?

We do not allow smoking, but if asked ahead of time we can designate a smoking area.

 

Are sparklers allowed?

We allow sparklers, but the event planner oversees that there are no accidents.

 

Is confetti allowed?

We do not allow small confetti.

 

Is rice allowed? 

No, this can harm the birds. 

 

Is the venue pet friendly?

Yes, if there is an assigned pet watcher and kept on a leash. Only two dogs permitted and they are not allowed inside.

 

Do we need to bring home our décor/gifts the night of our event?

The Andrews Farm will hold tables and chairs till 10:00 am the next day for the outside vendors to pick up, but these must be taken down and ready to go for the vendor by the client. All other trash and materials must be handled the night before by the client.  

 

What are the restrooms like?

We have a standard portable restroom, but you can upgrade to a trailer restroom for an additional charge.

 

What is the average price of having an outdoor wedding?

It depends on what you want. The average cost of a wedding in NC is about $30,000.

Here are some general costs minus flower, food, cake and music:

 

60’ round tables- $9 + each

8’ rectangles-$9+ each

Tablecloths- $14+ each

Farm table- $85+ each

Resin chairs-$4+ each

Tuscan chairs-$8+ each

Tent white 40x60- $2,118 + + +

Dance floor-$600+

30 days out wedding planner - $1,000+

Partial Planning- $2,500+

Full Planner- $4,500+

** don’t forget tax and set up fees**

 

 

What else should I be thinking about?

-What is my budget?

-What is the lighting like at night? Do I want more lighting?

-Will it rain? Do I have a backup plan?

-Do I need heaters or ac if it’s cold or hot?

-Can all of my key relatives make it on the date I picked?

-Will any of my guest have new babies?

-Do I want children at my wedding?