Southern Charm and timeless Elegance

Let's create the wedding of your dreams at The Laboratory Mill.

Pinterest-Worthy Weddings 

If you’re here, you're probably in search of an idyllic venue to say “I Do” and dance the night away near Charlotte, North Carolina. You’re looking for something that feels close to home, with modern amenities and easy access to local hotels, but surrounded by the beauty of nature.  

You’ve likely pinned a few (hundred) photos for wedding inspiration and you’re searching for your ideal wedding venue.

Inspirational photos might have you dreaming big, and we see the pressure on brides today to have beautiful photos to 'share' after the wedding on social media. No one means to play the comparison game, but sometimes not doing so is hard.  Both The Laboratory Mill and its grounds provide a stunning backdrop for photos.

The Laboratory Mill is the venue you didn’t think you would find. The one that’s both awe-inspiring and affordable.

The Laboratory Mill is in Lincoln County, NC, just four miles from downtown Lincolnton while being centrally located between Charlotte, Mooresville, and Hickory.  The mill is nestled in the foothills of North Carolina, beside the scenic South Fork of the Catawba River with beautiful views of the dam and surrounding Catawba Lands Conservancy.  

The Laboratory Mill is completely climate controlled, which is a MUST in the South.  With our many large windows, you'll both see and feel the beauty of the great outdoors without the worries of humidity, heat, rain or snow.

Industrial but not just Industrial - the large windows, a unique clerestory with exposed heart pine beams, original hardwood flooring, and distressed brick walls add to the Industrial/Vintage Vibe in our 200 year old historical mill.

Have we piqued your interest? 


5/5 stars

We absolutely loved our wedding venue, and the people were very sweet to work with! They answered every question I had during the whole process!      

 - Carol S. 

The Wedding Wire

5/5 stars

This venue is a hidden gem. It has wonderful whimsical charm. Beautiful inside and great service from the team. I highly recommend it. 


The Wedding Wire

5/5 stars

My wedding at The Laboratory Mill was an absolute dream come true. The staff was amazing to work with and was incredibly helpful and communicative. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding and wedding planning process. 


The Knot

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