Green Gables Farm
“A Superb Wedding/Special Events Venue in Vibrant Area of North Carolina”
This unique offering represents an exceptional opportunity to acquire a well-maintained, high quality, and fully operational special events venue business—with a targeted emphasis on outdoor weddings and receptions. All of this is elegantly nestled among rolling horse pastures, green meadows, stately trees and a tranquil pond.
The Location and Market Area:
Located in Iredell county NC, Green Gables is very near the City of Statesville and is less than 2 miles north of I-40 (Exit 150) and is accessed directly off of state highway NC-115. While this suburban location is part of a medium-sized metropolitan area, it is only about 45 minutes away from both downtown Charlotte to the south (via I-77) and downtown Winston-Salem to the east (via I-40). Charlotte is the anchor point of the largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in North Carolina, consisting of Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia with approximately 2.5 million in population; and Winston-Salem is the anchor point of the third largest MSA in North Carolina, consisting of Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point with approximately 1.6 million in population.
Thus, Green Gables is centrally located between the largest and third largest MSAs in the state with over 4 million people and is only 45 minutes away from the center of each of those MSAs. These two MSAs are recognized as perhaps the most vibrant and fast-growing areas in the state, and their respective demographics show very high levels of household formation, discretionary income, and educational achievement (all key elements for driving market demand for hospitality venues, as for weddings and for estate vienyards-wineries).
The Property and Setting:
The overall 33.4 acre setting is serene, pastoral, and park-like—with a tree-lined main entry road leading past 3-board horse-fenced pastures, meadows, and majestic oak trees. There is also suitable acreage for establishing a small vineyard site, as well as for a winery-tasting room facility if desired. Additional home-sites are also possible on this gently rolling acreage.
Rounding out the property is a small pond site and a one-room cabin with porch overlooking the pond—a perfect place for owners’ on-site get-way, or private moment or two. There is also a large metal shop/storage utility building of approximately 2,000 square feet to support the event business and property maintenance activity. In addition, there is a large parking area for event guests as well as a separate, second entrance/exit from Old Wilkesboro Rd to aid with event traffic flow.
Importantly, the entire property is zoned R-A (Residential Agricultural District) and provides for a wide array of permitted uses, including the current use—as well as use as a vineyard-winery.
The Event Facilities and Capacities:
Ceremonies can be held in three different areas on the massive lawn near the home-site, with a natural and rustic bentwood arch as the focal point and massive oak trees as the backdrop.
While this venue provides multiple indoor and outdoor spaces with accommodations for up to 300 wedding guests, the true heart of the Green Gables venue is the architecturally well-designed and beautifully sited Pavilion, with approximately 4,000 square feet under roof. The materials, construction quality, and functionality of the Pavilion are all of a superior nature—with massive natural stone columns, poplar bark covered low-walls, wood timbers, posts, beams, and trusses all blending to evoke a majestic mountain-like setting for your events. The soaring cathedral ceiling of the Pavilion is appointed with custom, wrought-iron lighted chandeliers that gently illuminate the entire space. The Pavilion structural amenities also include roll-down side wall panels, commercial-grade ceiling fans, a beautifully stained concrete floor, and three luxuriously appointed restroom facilities (Men-Ladies-Handicapped).
Also, very near the Pavilion is a rustic, small barn-like structure with festive lighting and great space, now utilized for cocktail receptions, as well as for photo opportunities.
And finally, the facilities include a classic, mid-20th century, 2-story brick and cedar home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a generously sized living room with fireplace, dining room, wood-paneled family room with fireplace, spacious sun-room with built-in shelving and baby grand piano (conveys), and a galley kitchen opening to a breakfast room with bay window. Just outside the sun-room is a large and gracious brick patio area, and at the front of the house just off of the living room is a cozy sitting porch. Overall, the home has approximately 2,800 square feet of finished space. The home is currently utilized in support of the event business, for small cocktail receptions, small private dinner parties, and the second floor has been customized to accommodate a bridal/bridesmaids preparation suite, and the main level includes a groom/groomsmen’s preparation suite. All providing for generous and accommodative spaces for the wedding party to prepare, dress, and relax ahead of the ceremony and reception.
Overall, this quality offering represents a unique opportunity to hit the ground running with all the crucial elements and supporting event facilities already in place for your wedding/special events business to prosper and grow—especially being centrally located between 2 of the largest and most dynamic growth areas of North Carolina. The beautiful and generous acreage, great road access, quality event facilities, and accommodative RA zoning will also allow new ownership to pursue the establishment of a small vineyard-winery operation to augment the events venue business if desired—just one of many exciting possibilities this offering represents!
Please make it a point to set up an appointment to see Green Gables Farm, and appreciate all that it has to offer.
For More Information
P. Tyler Williams
Business Broker & Intermediary
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