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Venues in Lincolnton, North Carolina,
(704) 240-4718

About Us

The Laboratory Mill, based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, is an upscale waterside wedding event venue. Steeped in southern hospitality, this space will welcome you and your guests to a gorgeous event space that features an open floor, wooden beams, and beautiful views of the river, dam, and nature conservatory. The venue is also managed by a fantastic team of highly trained professionals who will work to make sure every last detail of your wedding event is unique and special.

Facilities and Capacity
With indoor seating for up to 450 guests, The Laboratory Mill is incredibly accommodating for large wedding gatherings. The ceremony space features unfinished wood beams, large open windows, and vaulted ceilings to provide guests with an open and inviting vibe. This space is also situated right next to the South Fork Catawba River which creates fabulous opportunities for wedding photography. There are also various spaces to host reception events, including the indoor space, the outdoor space that is situated next to gorgeous trees, and more. Let the rustic charm of The Laboratory Mill set the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Services Offered
The Laboratory Mill offers fabulous services to wedding couples with the reception site fee. The venue provides services for all types of wedding related events, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This fee includes access to a gorgeous bridal suite, setup and cleanup of the event, chairs, tables, and linens. Additionally, the price per person includes open bar services that are provided by an excellent bartender. You also have access to a long list of preferred vendors when you are planning your event. Additional services provided by the venue include:

  • Event planning services
  • Event rentals
  • Wireless Internet
  • Drapery
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Steeped in history, The Laboratory Mill has undergone extensive renovations to bring it to its current glory. Initially called The Lincoln Cotton Factory between 1819 and 1835, this event space produced lots of material goods for the general public. The space even worked as a medicinal laboratory during the time of the Confederacy. Since that time, it has been renovated to host many fabulous wedding events with rustic elegance.


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  • Linda and John were fantastic to work through the entire process. They always made us feel welcomed, took their time as if we were the only people they were working with. Gorgeous location but staff was just as awesome

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks Nikki for the kind words! We are so happy we could be a part of making not only yours and Gregg's day fantastic but making the whole experience as stress free as possible.

    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?

    $ 4,200.00

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

    $ 3,200.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 17.00

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

    Bartender(s), Limited Bar

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Signature Drink

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?


    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

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

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March

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