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Price range: $4,500 - $6,500 Price range: $4,500 - $6,500
Couples usually spend $6,000 Couples usually spend $6,000
Reception
$5,000 starting price
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Ceremony
$5,000 starting price
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Bar service
$6 per person
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Reception
$4,000 starting price
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Ceremony
$4,000 starting price
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Bar service
$6 per person
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About

On WeddingWire since 2018

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, dating back to 1902. The open-plan event space provides an old-world, industrial ambiance for your wedding event. There are also 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. 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 personalized with your own decor. This space is ideal for hosting both the ceremony and reception, as the open-plan structure allows for a wide variety of seating plans. Also available within the property is a fully furnished two-bedroom loft apartment with a full kitchen that can be used as a suite the night before your special day. It can then seamlessly transition 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. The venue offers parking on-site as well as valet service.

Services Offered

Homesteads Events at Loray Mill offers a range of all-inclusive packages to ensure your event needs are fully met. Their all-inclusive packaging includes access to the event space for 12 hours, a selection of tables and chairs, linens, and a choice of a catering package. You can also add an overnight stay in the loft apartment, bar services, and cake cutting. 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.

Frequently asked questions

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?

$5,000

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

$4,000

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?

$5,000

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

$4,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
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

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine

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

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Brewery
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
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?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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4.5 out of 5 rating
58 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
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  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.5 out of 5 rating
87% Recommended by couples
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Loray Mill by Homestead Events is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding venue. The staff, particularly Hannah, Yasmin, and Anna, are praised for their helpfulness, support, and attention to detail. The venue itself is described as beautiful, with an industrial and modern-chic charm. The food provided by the catering team is highly commended, and the overall experience is considered seamless and stress-free. Many reviewers also mention the flexibility and understanding of the venue during the pandemic.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Loray Mill by Homestead Events is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as a wedding venue. The staff, particularly Hannah, Yasmin, and Anna, are praised for their helpfulness, support, and attention to detail. The venue itself is described as beautiful, with an industrial and modern-chic charm. The food provided by the catering team is highly commended, and the overall experience is considered seamless and stress-free. Many reviewers also mention the flexibility and understanding of the venue during the pandemic.

Taylor
Taylor P. Sent on 01/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend! Gorgeous venue!

I had the opportunity to host an event here and it was an absolutely wonderful experience! As a hair + makeup artist, I’ve worked with many brides in the bridal loft here as well and I cannot recommend this venue enough! Hannah is so attentive and beyond helpful with literally anything you may need and some of the most gorgeous photos from my weddings have been from here! Absolutely stunning and customizable to fit your own ideas. Definitely check out Homestead Events at Loray Mill, it will be the best wedding day decision you make!
Erica
Erica J. Sent on 10/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Place

This was the perfect place for my The Jett’s Ceremony. Hannah walked me through the process and the day of the wedding she showed up from the start of the day until the end! The space is so beautiful and great for intimate space and comfortable for the Guest!
Ashley
Ashley J. Sent on 03/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Experience!

If you’re looking for that perfect venue to host your event(especially your wedding) look no further! Loray Mill by Homesteads Events is literally the place for you! I had the pleasure working with Hannah and from day one she was more than accommodating to my wife and I. Her organizational skills, communication and passion for her craft made the entire process painless. I would give my full experience three thumbs up but I only have two hands(bummer). If you are reading this review and are looking for the experience I had with the entire staff, please send your inquiry now!! THANK ME LATER!!!
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Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill frequently asked questions

Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Brewery
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in value, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time, 4.5 in flexibility and 4.5 in professionalism.

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