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.
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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.
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.
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- Historic Building
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