Homesteads Events

All-inclusive venue

The venue takes care of it all - food and beverage, rentals, the works!

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Starting at $4,500

Catering services pricing

$39 per person for off-peak dates, with a minimum total spend of $500

Guest capacity

Up to 300 seated guests

About this venue

Homesteads Events at Loray Mill is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Gastonia, NC. The open-plan event space provides an old-world, industrial ambiance for your wedding event. Homesteads Events can accommodate a range of celebrations, from an intimate engagement party to a grand wedding soiree. The main event hall offers space for up to 300 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. Also available is a one-bedroom loft apartment with a full kitchen that can be used as your honeymoon suite for your wedding night. Homesteads Events offers a range of all-inclusive packages to ensure your event needs are fully met.

Our event spaces

Available services that can be provided by Homesteads Events

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/Sound
  • On-site accommodations
  • Pet friendly
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - free
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Barware
  • Chiavari Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Sound / AV
  • Standard Chairs


  • Honeymoon suite


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  • Can't imagine a better venue or team!

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    Tres ReevesApr 24, 2024

    Our experience with Homesteads was absolutely top notch. My husband and I have been involved in over 200 weddings between planning, coordinating, catering, attending, being in the bridal party, and now as bride and groom--so we have truly seen the full spectrum of wedding vendors and venues. From our very first meeting to our wedding day and even beyond, the staff at Homesteads has exceeded our expectations. Venue director Hannah is professional yet relatable and gave us helpful tips and recommendations along the way, responded to all our questions in a timely manner, and overall made our entire day flow smoothly. Catering director Kim is a sweetheart and worked with us to create several versions of our menu and was patient as my (former chef) husband made tweaks over the course of several months. The day-of staff and bartenders were outstanding--serving our guests with excellence, making them feel welcome, and contributing to the overall atmosphere we had envisioned. They brought us food and drinks all night and we didn't have to think about anything except enjoying the party we had spent so many months planning! So many of our guests commented on how beautiful and unique the venue was. There are so many different event spaces at Loray Mill and we ended up hosting our rehearsal dinner / welcome party there as well--truly a full-service venue. With so much to plan for our wedding, it was a huge relief that they also provided tables & chairs, linens, catering, alcohol, bar service, security, etc. and we didn't have to "Frankenstein" all of those details. Many of our vendors were already familiar with the venue which was a huge plus as well. We love Hannah and Homesteads and would recommend this venue and this team to absolutely anyone!

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