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Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill

Gastonia, NC View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.5 out of 5 rating
55 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests

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?

$7,500

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

$5,000

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?

$7,500

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

$5,000

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

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

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
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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
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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    Taylor P. Getting married on 10/13/2023
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    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!
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    Chelsi K. Married on 07/02/2022
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    Amazing and Beautiful

    First off - Loray Mill is such a beautiful place if you are into the industrial look for your wedding this is the place! And the Homestead team was amazing! My husband and I worked directly with Hannah...

    Hannah was so so helpful, supportive and punctual in every way! When we asked she even helped us with details that weren't related to the venue itself but other wedding details.
    For me and my husband we live out of state so she was also able to accommodate us by doing video chats, which was super helpful to keep strong communication and ensure we were on the same page with decorations and more. In short - Hannah's great, helpful and available we enjoyed working with her!

    Kim & The Catering Team did an excellent job with our food and even allowed us to make a special sauce for our salmon.
    We even used them for our rehearsal dinner and it was amazing as well!

    Day of Wedding - Everything went exceptionally smooth everything was in place as previously discussed and I was a happy bride!

    Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill's reply:

    Thank you Chelsi! Reviews like this really make our day. We enjoyed helping you throughout the planning process and loved how you added so many personal touches to your big day!

    Congratulation's to you and Chris again!

    - Hannah & The Homesteads Team
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Events

29 Jan
Open House

Newly engaged and still looking for that perfect venue?

Join us for our annual winter open house!

- Tour the venue spaces set up as real weddings

- Taste delicious food prepared by our in-house catering team

- Grab a drink at the bar

- Talk to the areas top leading wedding professionals

There will be discounts and giveways!

All attendees must rsvp through the link (tickets are free)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wedding-venue-bridal-expo-tickets-515296895887?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Date: From 01/29/2023 to 01/29/2023 Schedule 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: 300 South Firestone Street, Gastonia, NC

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300 South Firestone Street Gastonia, NC, 28052
704.215.6097
704-867-6977

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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:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • 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
  • Wifi
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • 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: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.5 in value and 4.4 in average response time.

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