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Homesteads Events @ Loray Mill

300 South Firestone Street
Gastonia, NC, NC
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(704) 215-6097
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4.3 out of 5
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  • 41 Reviews


    Amber Longhi

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  • Loray Mill (especially Caleb) has truly been amazing through the pandemic in helping me to not stress as much as possible. They have been very thorough and accommodating with everything that I have asked for or needed! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and only needs a few decorations to help make it your own. I highly recommend Loray Mill as the venue for your wedding!

    Brittany Primm

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  • We have had an excellent experience with Loray Mills/ Homestead Events. They have been extremely flexible with us. We had already secured a wedding date for June 6th, 2020 when we found out were we expecting. The due date was going to be very close to the wedding date so we decided it would be best to push it out a little. They were extremely accommodating and let us push the wedding back, two months. We have no complaints. The space is beautiful and they go above and beyond to make sure that you are pleased. Definitely recommend this venue!

    Heather Gaulden

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  • Where do I begin to talk about this place? First off, the wedding venue is breath-taking. The mix of the old textile mill with modern touches, high ceilings and gigantic windows made this just the perfect backdrop for our minimalistic and contemporary wedding. Second, the food is AMAZING. The owner, Byron, was super attentive to us when we did our food tasting and the day of our wedding. Many of our guests were gushing over how beautiful and delicious it all was. Lastly, the staff is simply the best. Caleb and Yazmin were simply remarkable. They were incredibly friendly and responsive. They truly made my now husband and I feel special and not needy. Working with them was honestly like planning my wedding with some good friends. I felt like everyone (Caleb, Yazmin, and Byron) were just as invested in making my wedding a hit as I was. I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I can't wait to see how our photographers photos come out! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

    Megan Doutt

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  • From the beginning everyone was very helpful and thoughtful. When we went for our tasting they made sure everything for the day will be taking care of. Even told us not to hire a day of coordinator cause it’ll be so smooth. Since the catering is owned by the same man it was so easy to make sure everyone was in agreement. When we had to be postponed due to COVID they have been extremely flexible and helpful every step of the way. Caleb there is always super responsive every day even if you text or call 100 times. Definitely a great group there and a very gorgeous venue!

    Adair Thompson

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  • We are so excited to have our wedding here next year! The mill is historic, rustic, industrial, and intimate all at once.

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    Thank you for your kind words! We are so excited to have your wedding here with us at the Loray Mill!

    Nicole

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  • 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 tab... Read more

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    Thanks for your review Nicole! It means so much that you were pleased with your event! If you’re ever back in the area, stop by and see all of the changes and updates since your event. Thanks again for everything!

    Shaunda

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  • Where do we begin? Well, we started at the Assembly Room in uptown Charlotte, however, they shut down on us... unexpectedly 70 days before our wedding. After panicking, we stumbled across Loray Mill online. Our event ended up being better than our original venue, the owner and staff was so easy to work with and definitely helped ease the pain of losing our original venue. Loray Mill is a gorgeous space, industrial spacious filled with natural light. Our guests are still raving about the wedding and reception and we are forever grateful! the owner even left his dinner early to come and say goodbye to us during our sparkler exit! Joy!!!!!

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    Hey Shaunda! We’re thrilled that you and your guests had a blast! We did too. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and we’re so glad we got to be a part of your day!

    Tegan

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  • This venue was beyond beautiful for our wedding! Emily was amazing leading up to the wedding and on the day of. She quickly responded to emails and allowed us to visit multiple times to get ideas for decorations. It could not have gone any snoother!!!

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    Thank you for your kind words Tegan! It was such a pleasure working with you!! You all were wonderful and your wedding was beautiful!

    Stephanie Roberts

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  • What an awesome venue. The guests were intrigued and impressed with the building’s history and charm. The staff was accommodating, attentive, professional, and friendly. One of our guests said that the wedding was intimate, classy, warm, inviting and genuine. (What a compliment for all involved)

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    Thank you so much for your sweet words! It was such a pleasure working with you all and the wedding was absolutely beautiful!!

    Michaela Rankins

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  • My experience at Loray Mill was phenomenal. They provided almost everything we needed other than the decor itself. It was comforting, as the bride was from out of town, to have such a hands on staff. The venue was affordable and Byron was great.

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    Thanks for your sweet words Michaela! We’re so happy you were pleased with everything. We work hard to make sure everyone’s day goes smooth! You and your guests were for sure a delight to host! Here’s to many beautiful years to you guys!

    Christina Gullo

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  • My husband and I hired Homestead events for our wedding. They claim to be an all inclusive venue and catering business. This was not the case. My wedding day began by checking into the bridal suite, which I paid for in the all-inclusive package. The bridal suite was dirty and unsanitary. We found un-made beds, dirty towels in the bathrooms, trash piled up, old food in the refrigerator, and debris on the floor from the last event. There was no toilet paper or paper towels. Throughout the day and leading up to my ceremony, it was difficult to find any staff members to assist and they were unresponsive to our calls/texts. There was a leak in the reception area and a puddle under a table. We could never find a staff member to help with this. This is just one example of all the things that went wrong. My friends and family did the jobs that I hired the staff at Homesteads events to do. The staff that show up were temporary hires that came in no uniform (casual clothes) and did not follow th... Read more

    Nicholas FarQuharson

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  • Beware of this company: Their employee Todd admitted to me that they delete reviews, and it is true. If you google "homestead events at loray mill" they have zero reviews, which does not seem possible. I just had a wedding reception at this venue this past Sunday, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I would never have another event or ever do business with anyone from this facility again. They promised so many things, then completely changed this the day of our reception, which completely blinded side me, my wife, and our families. When we arrived the day of the reception, the main event hall was completely dirty and had several puddles of water that leaked from the air conditioner. The back room that is attached to the main event hall was filled with rocks and cleaning equipment. Which the staff refused to clean, so I was forced to do it myself. The incorrect color chairs were put out at each table. The entire hall smelled awful and was extremely dirty. Sta... Read more

    Joel Swisshelm

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  • Short Version: Loray Mill is a beautiful venue where my wife and I saw us having our dream wedding. Homesteads Events has been a nightmare to work with. Based of my wife and I’s experience, under no circumstance would I recommend working with Homesteads in any capacity. Some Tips: 1. Get EVERYTHING in writing. Verbal agreements don’t seem to mean much with the staff at Homesteads Events. My wife and I’s experience (along with many others) is that they will promise you the world to make a sale, but do not keep those promises. 2. Pay a lawyer. Lawyers are expensive (insert lawyer joke here). The best advice I can give you if you feel the absolute need to work with Homesteads is pay a lawyer their hourly rate to go over EVERYTHING in a potential contract. Go over everything and take a week to think through any possible circumstance you may find yourself in. It’s unnatural to come into the process of planning your wedding with so much paranoia, but due to Homesteads... Read more

    Abigail Baggott

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  • My experience with this event company was completely HORRIBLE until the day of my event. They changed staff five times during the time I booked with them. They never updated me to staff changes which led to almost all my emails being unanswered. When I did get a hold of them they were rude and never gave straight answers, promising me things and then backing out on it. The day of our event ended up going off fine, but needless to say it was a TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE until then. My ceremony room was never even finished as promised when I booked in jan 2019 — so 2020 ladies don’t count on the speakeasy being done. only book here if you want to micromanage your whole event and their entire staff. Future brides: do your research and read their contract thoroughly. It’s a beautiful venue and what I wanted aesthetically — but the process up to the day was truly horrible. I attended another event there and they were serving broken glasses with dirty plates! Every event there see... Read more

    kaylyn

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  • All of the pictures are gorgeous but….if I could relive my wedding day all over again, I would NOT choose the Loray Mill as my wedding venue. We booked the venue roughly 9 months before our wedding date. At first, my husband and I fell in love with this venue, it was absolutely breathtaking, and it was affordable when we looked at the pricing packages that they included. There are several different options to choose from as far as packages are considered to ensure that it fits in everyone’s wedding budget. I truly loved that there was a place for the bridal team to get ready and that the newlyweds were able to stay in the suite the night of their wedding (included in all packages when we booked the venue). I also loved the wedding coordinator at the venue, she was very honest and stuck to her word. Everything was great until I received word that the event coordinator was accepting a new position. I would set up meetings periodically to check in with the venue and see what would be ... Read more

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