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.
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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Nicole · Married on 05/18/2019
The team at Loray Mill is fantastic! Donna, Tiffany and owner Byron went way above and beyond for the wedding we had there on June 30, 2018. I started working with them over 2 years ago; Donna and Tiffany are a great duo and will do anything from offering suggestions of what they've seen work and not work, to floor layouts, to room options and anything else in between. They are timely in their responses and answered my 1000 questions that I had. The day of Donna was there to greet me and Tiffany was there as my contact through the night. They set all the tables with linens, silverware, glassware and helped me light the candles before cocktail hour. The biggest win of the night was when too many guests showed up then what was RSVP'd and Byron and his team didn't bat an eye! Once the issue was noticed, they quickly went into action during the cocktail hour, rolled out 3 more tables and matching chairs and linens to boot! After dinner, they quickly went back to work to remove those tables to allow for more open space. I couldn't have done it without them. I highly recommend this amazing venue - the old mill look and feel, the brick spaces, edison lightbulbs and open concept throughout were so unique and all of the guests were extremely happy. You will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED by booking Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill!Sent on 07/23/2018
Akaley · Getting married on 12/05/2020
So much included.
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.Sent on 04/18/2019
Adair Thompson · Getting married on 03/14/2020
Can't wait for our wedding here
We are so excited to have our wedding here next year! The mill is historic, rustic, industrial, and intimate all at once.Sent on 02/11/2019
Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill's reply:Thank you for your kind words! We are so excited to have your wedding here with us at the Loray Mill!
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