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Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill

300 South Firestone Street
Gastonia, NC, NC
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(704) 215-6097

About Us

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 offer 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 the entire area. 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 personalized 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 a 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.

Services Offered

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 (10 am-10 pm), use of a selection of tables and chairs, choice of linens, and a choice of a catering package. You can also add 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 are provided by the dedicated event staff on-site to facilitate a stress-free occasion.

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  • This place is absolutely beautiful and has so much character! Everyone I have worked with so far has been extremely helpful and responsive even in light of current covid craziness. I can't wait to have my special day here! Their package deals make it easy to piece together the perfect day.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 7,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 7,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 6.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Brewery, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    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

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, July, August

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