February 15, 2013

A Friend’s House Wedding Venue | Kris Kandel Photographer

Posted in: weddings

The next wedding venue in this featured Fargo wedding vendor series is A Friend’s House located on HWY 75 just north of Moorhead. It’s a gorgeous property for outdoor weddings that I’ve had the privileged to photograph twice in the last few summers. * All the photos in this post come from Emily and Ryan’s wedding.

So let’s get into the interview with Bobbi from A Friend’s House!

What makes A Friend’s House unique in the FM area?

The buildings and type of venue make A Friend’s House unique.  The house, built in 1902, is on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.  Receptions often take place by the house, large gazebo and mature willow trees in the front yard.  The little, white, country chapel was built in 1904 and can occupy 50 guests.  Most of our couples opt to have their wedding on the chapel deck and guests outside.  We can accommodate 300 guests that way. Our brides enjoy having their own, private space inside of the cottage.  The charming cottage was a ticket office for the railroad and was built in the 1880’s.  The white, mid-century barn has a loft of twinkling lights and is the location for many dances.

What sort of couples do you absolutely love working with?  

We are fortunate to work with so many different couples out here.  Each couple has their own personality and idea.  I enjoy working with all of them.  I love the couples that can go with the flow.  They are upbeat and comfortable with the outdoors.

Is there a new wedding trend that you are excited about?

I’m excited about the mix of colors and patterns.  I’ve seen a lot of couples go out of the box and do their own thing and hope that continues.

One concern I often get from brides is what to do if the weather is bad. What sort of options do you have for couples to ensure their day is perfect even if it rains? 

Weather is always a concern for us because the majority of our weddings take place outside.  We have a few different options for our couples.  The loft of our barn is often a great backup.  Setting up white canopies is the preferred option as we are able to place larger groups under canopies.

After working with so many couples and weddings what is one tip you can give to a Bride and Groom that will make their day smoother?

So much planning is involved so don’t sweat the small stuff.

And the best way to contact you about booking a wedding? 

Call or text:  (701) 541-3747

Email:  4afriendshouse@gmail.com

Web:  www.afriendshouse.info

Facebook: A Friend’s House facebook page

Thank you Bobbi for the fun interview! I hope to be able to come out and photograph another lovely wedding out at A Friend’s House!!

Kris Kandel  | Fargo Wedding Photographers | Facebook Page

  1. Bobbi says:

    Kris, we hope to see out at A Friend’s House this year too! It is always a pleasure working with you. You are professional, easy to get along with and take amazing photos! Best wishes for continued success!

  2. Stephanie Storslee says:


    My fiancé, Nathan, and I are interested in touring A Friends House for our wedding in July of 2015! We are hoping to tour sometime between the 19th of December to the beginning of January. Please let me know if you have any dates available to tour.

    Thank you!

  3. Stephanie Storslee says:

    Oops sorry thought that was the contact box! Disregard that!

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