Offered for sale is a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a fully operational hospitality business built amongst a tranquil working farm complete with majestic trees, well-groomed fields and event buildings creating a charming setting for any special event. The potential is endless as this fenced and gated property boasts 269 +/- acres of beautiful rolling farmland, numerous ponds and a number of out-buildings adequate for an array of uses. There is an abundance of wildlife on the pastoral property including deer, wild turkey, and a variety of bird and waterfowl indigenous to the area. Coastal Bermuda hay production is the major contributor to the farm. There is also a flourishing tree nursery on the property with an inventory including, but not limited to, live oaks, magnolias, white cedars, crepe myrtles, ligustrum, and dogwoods offered for sale to the commercial landscape market. The farming operations are supported at the rear of the property by two large quonset huts as well as several covered utility buildings designed to accommodate storage of hay inventory, equipment, implements, tools as well as a dedicated work shop. The front of the property is connected to Pender County Utilities (water). The rear of the property is supported by several irrigation wells. There are two electric meters on the property, both supplied by Duke Progress Energy. The event venue, located at the entrance of the property captures timeless beauty with a touch of rustic elegance and is the true centerpiece of the farm. The 2,500 square foot authentic barn incorporates country ambiance and modern amenities. There is plentiful parking and on-site restrooms, accommodating up to 200 guests with plenty of room for celebrating with family and friends. Many types of special events can be hosted at the venue with the barn as the ''anchor point''. Among the most typical events booked are: weddings and receptions; rehearsal dinners; bridal showers; charitable fund-raisers; family or school reunions; corporate outings/gatherings; photography settings; birthday & holiday parties; and private wine-tastings. The Bridal Suite is an additional building located in close proximity to the barn utilized for party or wedding preparations. This nicely appointed and recently updated building offers a hair and make-up room, separate dressing area with full ensuite, groom's preparation room as well as a kitchenette/bar area. There is also an outdoor covered area with a magnificent stone fireplace and adjoining patio space to relax. Given the overall acreage, the event venue, the landscape elements and all of the well-executed supporting structures, Long Creek Farms represents a tremendous value as a destination events venue and a true working farm with a tree nursery. Property conveys with established agribusiness earnings + annual revenue. Total acreage 269 acres. The wedding venue is located on the front 10 acres. All of this, coupled with being within a short 20 minute drive to historic downtown Wilmington, NC or one of the many barrier island beaches, makes Long Creek Farms a unique and compelling business opportunity with unlimited business potential. Long Creek Farms is ready and waiting for your ideas, energy, and plans to take it to the next level of success, and beyond!
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