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.