The Laboratory Mill 848 Southfork Road • Lincolnton • North Carolina 28092


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Steeped in rich local history, this former cotton mill and Civil War–era medical laboratory has been meticulously renovated. The owners painstakingly worked to restore the original design, and even crafted an authentic red wash to recolor the bricks.
  • It's nestled beside the South Fork Catawba River, which used to power the mill's water wheel. Now, the sandy banks and meandering curves of the waterfront offer a picturesque and natural backdrop for photos.
  • The interior seamlessly blends the old and the new, with gorgeous hardwood flooring, exposed ductwork, and warmly glowing light fixtures. Walls of windows allow a flood of natural light and provide views of the lush surrounding forest.


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Winter weddings are discounted up to $1,200! $5,700 for Saturday winter weddings or $4,700 for Sunday winter weddings. Please contact the venue for availability.

Weekday wedding discount! Monday–Thursday are only $4,200 for 2024. Holidays are not included.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,700–7,900/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The rental fee includes:

    • Tables, chairs, and linens
    • 2-hour photo session with the couple's photographer
    • Parking shuttle
    • 1,400 sqft dance floor
    • Dedicated staff the day of your event
    • Taxes


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 475 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 475 0
Reception Seated 475 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 475.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall


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