Frequently Asked Wedding Questions

Do I need to be a member to host an Event?

You do not need to be a member to host an event, nor do you need to be sponsored by a member.

What are the costs for hosting an event?

There is a room charge and a food minimum. Please contact an Event Manager for rates. A service charge, administration fee and taxes will be applied to all food and beverage. The service charge is 12%, administration fee is 8% and taxes are 7%.

At no additional cost, we provide the white or ivory lap length linens, your choice of napkin color, use of the garden for photos, an overnight guest room, function room set up, cake cutting, and color changing LED lighting.

How do I know my reception is booked?

A function room can be held for five days as a courtesy with no financial commitment. At the end of room hold you need to inform your Event Manager to move forward with a booking. Once the Country Club receives your deposit the date is secured for your event. Your Event Manager will then put together a contract and mail to you within the week. You then have one month to sign and send it back.

When is the final payment due?

Final payment is due 10 days prior to your event by bank certified, or cashier’s check only.

What is the “guaranteed guest count” and when is it due?

A guarantee of the exact number of guests for any function is required ten business days prior to the function; otherwise the highest estimate number will be used at the guarantee. In addition, events offering two entrees will need to submit exact numbers of each. Final guarantee is not subject to reduction.

Is there a minimum guest count in your function rooms?

There is no minimum number of guests you must meet, only a food minimum you must reach. Please inquire with an Event Manager for rates and menus.

What goes towards the food minimum?

Your food minimum consists of all food served at your event, such as: hors d’oeuvres, meal, dessert, and moonlight menu. Beverage, taxes, service charge and administration fee do not go towards the food minimum.

What are the Prices for Food and Beverage?

Please contact an Event Manager at Andover Country Club for menus. Prices are subject to change, up to 90 days prior to your event.

Does Andover Country Club offer children and vendor meals?

We offer children’s meals consisting of a fruit cup, chicken fingers, French fries, and vanilla ice cream. Children’s meals are offered for anyone under the age of twelve. Children are also able to eat off of a buffet at half price. Vendor meals consist of the entrée you have chosen for your reception, not including the plated appetizer, salad course or dessert.

May I have my Wedding Ceremony on site?

The Andover Country Club has beautiful gardens for outside ceremonies, and ample space inside during winter months. All ceremonies must be booked with a reception to follow here at the club.

When can we schedule our rehearsal?

Rehearsals are scheduled for the week of your wedding. Dates are subject to availability based on other booked events. Thursdays are typically the best day for your rehearsal. Please inquire with an Event Manager or the Restaurant Manager about rehearsal dinner options here. For any rehearsal dinner held at the club with a reception also booked, the Andover Country Club will waive the room rental and food minimum.

Where can I take pictures if there is inclement weather?

There are many spots to take pictures including: an indoor picture room on the second floor, our covered portico in front of the building, in front of fire places if you reception is booked in that room, or on the covered Trumpeter’s Terrace if you reception is booked in the Trumpeters room.

How long is my reception?

Our room rentals are for a 5 hour block of reception time. The ceremony is the half hour before the start of your reception. If you would like to add time you can add up to 1 hour at an additional cost. Bar service is for a maximum of 4.5 hours.

Will we be able to taste our menu prior to the event?

The Andover Country Club hosts two large tastings at the beginning of each year. All booked weddings will be invited to this tasting to try everything on our plated menu. To inquire about a private tasting before booking, please contact an Event Manager for options, subject to availability.

Where will our guests park?

The Andover Country Club boasts a large parking lot in front of the building at no charge.

Can I take any leftover food home at the end of the night?

Health department regulations and club policies require that all food and beverages provided must be consumed on premises.

Can we provide our own alcohol?

Liquor Laws, and our liquor license require all alcohol consumed on premise must be provided by the Andover Country Club. The Club reserves the right to confiscate any alcohol brought on premise or into function rooms

Do you allow outside catering?

Outside catering is allowed for cultural wedding receptions. Please contact an Event Manager for a list of approved caterers we work with and other information on cultural weddings. The Andover Country Club reserves the right to refusal on outside caterer.

Are my guests able to book rooms at your Inn?

Yes. Each wedding reception is given a complimentary room included in your room rental. If you wish to make a room block you are welcome to set one up with the Front Desk Manager. For other accommodations in the area, please inquire or stop by the front desk for a list of local hotels.

Can hotel guests use the pool and golf course?

Pool and Tennis facilities are private and available to members only. Golf is open to hotel guests Tuesday-Thursday after 3pm with approval from the pro shop.

Will there be someone there the day of my event?

Each wedding will be assigned an Event Manager. The Andover Country Club has a great management team to help with any questions you may have. Three months prior to your wedding an Event Manager will be in touch with you. They will be your point of contact for any details leading up to your reception, and the day of event.

Do you allow open flames? Are there any other décor restrictions?

We do allow candles as long as they are encased in class (ie. Votive or hurricane, etc). Other décor restrictions include: no confetti and no glitter.