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Homesteads Events at Loray Mill is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Gastonia, North Carolina. This property is North Carolina’s largest historical preservation and was originally the largest textile mill in the World, built in 1902. The open-plan event space provides an old-world, industrial ambiance for your wedding event, along with beautiful areas that offers unique wedding photography opportunities, including a large saltwater pool on the grounds.
Facilities and Capacity
Homesteads Events at Loray Mill can comfortably accommodate a range of celebrations, from an intimate engagement party to a grand wedding soiree, within their versatile event space. The main event hall offers space for up to 350 guests and features 38-foot-high ceilings and exposed brickwork throughout. Large windows allow natural light to flood the space adding a sense of bright airiness to the room. Poured concrete floors, original wooden pillars, and exposed beams lend charm and character to the banquet hall, which can be enhanced and personalised with your own decor. This space is ideal for hosting both your ceremony and reception event as the open-plan structure allows for a wide variety of seating plans to best suit your needs.
Also available within the property is a fully furnished two bedroom loft apartment with full kitchen that can be used as a bridal suite the night before your special day, and then seamlessly transitioned to serve as your honeymoon suite for your wedding night. This convenient accommodation provides easy access to your event space on the day of your celebration for decoration and last minute touches to ensure your day is as perfect as you have dreamed. Homesteads Events at Loray Mill is a wheelchair accessible event venue. They offer parking on site as well as valet service.
Homesteads Events at Loray Mill offers a range of all-inclusive packages to ensure that your event needs are fully met. Their all-inclusive packaging includes access to the event space the entire day (10am-10pm), use of a selection of tables and chairs, choice of linens, and a choice of catering package. You can also add on an overnight stay in the loft apartment, bar services, cake cutting services, or any other needs you may have for your big day! The venue also offers the option to rent the venue space and catering and bar services separately to suit your needs. With the exception of catering and bar services, couples are welcome to source their own vendors for their special day. Setup and cleanup of your celebration is provided by the dedicated event staff on site to facilitate a stress-free occasion.
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Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
Cake Cutting, Server(s)
Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine
Banquet Hall, Brewery, Historic Building, Museum
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Altar/Arch, Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
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January, February, July, August