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Venues in Gastonia, NC,
(704) 867-6977

About Us

Homesteads Events @ 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 South, 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 @ 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, 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 @ Loray Mill is a wheelchair accessible event venue. They offer parking on site as well as valet service.

Services Offered

Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offer a range of all-inclusive packages to ensure that your event needs are fully met. Their upstairs all-inclusive package includes access to the main event hall for at least eight hours, use of a selection of tables and chairs, choice of linens, overnight stay in the loft apartment, bar services, cake cutting services, and a choice of catering package. 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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  • We have booked Loray because it is the most inclusive for the price!! Working with Emily has been great so far. Loray has been very accommodating and open to us touring as many times as we need to plan our day perfectly.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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

    Yes

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

    $ 3,500.00

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

    $ 1,900.00

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

    Yes

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

    $ 1,900.00

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

    $ 3,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, 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?

    House Beer, House Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    250

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

    10

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    6

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building

    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 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, 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, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, July, August, November



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