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Lola’s Celebration Venue

EVENTS

Come Celebrate with Us!

Perfect for Social Gatherings of All Types

Birthday Parties • Family Reunions
Wedding Receptions • Wedding Anniversaries
Art Exhibitions • Business Retreats • Holiday Soirées

VENUE

The Ideal Space for Your Special Day

The Perfect Background for Your Event

Five historically-refurbished rooms, plus a lovely new balcony, allow us to comfortably accommodate your parties, from a cozy group of a dozen friends to larger and grander celebrations of over 100 people!

CONTACT

828.749.2321

Pricing Information / Rental Options

Contact us for pricing and availability — Half-day and full-day rental options and specials.

Inspired by classic Southern décor and featuring a unique mix of elegance and rustic charm, Lola’s Celebration Venue in Saluda, North Carolina is the ideal space for you next event!

Lola’s includes a multi-room upstairs space that is perfect for social gatherings of all types: birthday parties, family reunions, wedding receptions, wedding anniversaries, art exhibitions, business retreats, and holiday soirees. Five historically-refurbished rooms, plus a lovely new balcony, allow us to comfortably accommodate your parties, from a cozy group of a dozen friends to larger and grander celebrations of over 100 people!

The venue also features a new outdoor deck—overlooked by our balcony—that is the perfect open-air venue for weddings, dances, and parties. Our deck can accommodate up to 50 people, either incorporating tables and chairs for a sit-down meal or just keeping the floor clear for dancing! At one end of the deck, the terrace of our charmingly-refurbished barn is the perfect location for a small band or DJ; meanwhile, a lovely waterfall at the opposite end of the deck adds to the natural beauty of our outdoor setting.

Constructed in 1905, the building currently housing Thompson’s Store (ground floor) and Lola’s Celebration Venue (top floor) originally served as a boarding house for the tough and hardy railroad workers who maintained the Saluda Grade—the steepest mainline railway in the United States. While the railroad was crucial to the growth of Saluda, support also came from numerous wealthy families from the lowlands of South Carolina and Georgia. These families built summer homes in Saluda, seeking relief in the cool North Carolina mountains during the hottest months of the year. The room names at Lola’s are a tribute to the communities from which many of those wealthy families came: Charleston, Columbia, Holly Hill, and Walterboro in South Carolina, and Savannah in Georgia.

“My son and daughter-in-law hosted their wedding reception at the Lola’s Celebration Venue and it is a great facility! We especially enjoyed the open deck for music and dancing. Give Judy a call to book your event; she’s very accommodating and a pleasure to work with!”

Bob Edney
“Lola’s Celebration Venue is in a building that’s on the National Registry of Historic Places. It’s authentic interior with heart pine floors, high ceilings, bead board, and soft pastel colors on interior walls rivals any Charleston event center. The balcony is a perfect place for outdoor dining. I have enjoyed using the space for meetings and fundraisers and Judy and her staff accommodate your every need. I highly recommend Lola’s for your next event.”
Cathy Jackson
“The Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Lola’s Celebration venue in Saluda for hosting the Chamber After Hours recently. Over 55 local business representatives were ‘wowed’ with this beautiful and spacious venue. If you are looking for a warm, nostalgic and historic location, look no further! The Chamber is looking forward to utilizing this space again, and highly recommends it for celebrations of any kind!”
Janet Sciacca
Contact us for pricing and availability!

Come Celebrate With Us!!