The Space/Facility Details
The Power House at the Mills offers exceptional event space unlike any other in North Carolina, including a spacious multi-level indoor event space with attached open-air terrace and outdoor courtyards with riverfront views. Our restored cotton mill showcases a bold approach to historic preservation — honoring the past while also breathing new life into the plank floors, stout timbers, and intricate brickwork of this storied place. Guests can stay the night in our boutique tiny house hotel just steps away! Our on-campus restaurants and breweries add to the fun — it’s all part of the Rocky Mount Mills experience, and we have several spaces to fit your needs:
The Power House
Indoor, multi-level event space, included Mezzanine
6,900 square feet with 10 foot tall windows
Stage Lighting and AV available
Unique outdoor courtyard space
Stock tables and folding chairs included
Private Bar area and Outdoor Patio
Battle House Room for second party
Stage available upon request
Seated: 280 ; Standing: 400
Connects to Main Mill for breakout space
Includes 2nd Level Atrium
Exposed timber columns, beams, and brick
Stairs and Elevator
Direct access to US-64 and I-95
Less than an hour from the Triangle and RDU International Airport
Just a mile from downtown Rocky Mount
What kind of events can the Power House accommodate?
Whether you are hosting an intimate social, a wedding, or a corporate meeting, The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills offers a variety of unique spaces that can be tailored for your event.
What’s included with my venue rental?
We include tables and chairs for up to 150 guests. Below is a list of our inventory that is available to you.
Our inventory includes:
- (10) 60" round tables that seat 8 guests
- (15) 72" round tables that seat 10 guests
- (4) 8 foot rectangle tables
- (4) 6 foot rectangle tables
- (250) Gray Samosonite folding chairs
Standard barware for up to 100 guests
Bridal suite for three (3) hours prior to ceremony
On-site venue representative during your event
One (1) hour for Ceremony Rehearsal, to be coordinated based on availability
Event space for five (5) hours, starting at ceremony time
I want to have my wedding reception at The Power House. Is that possible?
Absolutely! Weddings are our speciality. We offer exceptional event space unlike any other in North Carolina, including a spacious multi-level indoor event space with attached open-air terrace and outdoor courtyards with riverfront views. Please note that the Power House requires a minimum of a Partial Service event/wedding planner for all Weddings, from a licensed and insured planner, as our Event Space Manager does not offer planning and event design services. All planners on our list have been screened and vetted to ensure the best experience.
Is there a place on property the wedding party can get ready?
Can I bring in my own caterer?
The Power House works exclusively with our catering partner, Rocky Top, for all food needs. Rocky Top is committed to providing the best service to our clients with top-quality, delicious food. With their many menu options, including plated meals, stations, buffet and more, we can assure you that they will go above and beyond your expectations.
How much is catering? is it in your contract?
Rocky Top Catering is a separate contract. While our team cannot quote you on your event, we can point you in the right direction! To receive a quote from the Rocky Top catering team, you can fill out a "Let's Get Started" form on their website. Please keep in mind that some event seasons/dates may have minimums.
I'd like to host a professional corporate seminar or event. Can The Power House accommodate my needs?
how does bar/beverage work?
The Power House is licensed and soley provides all beverages. We offer different options for your event ranging from beer, wine and liquor packages, as well as non-alcoholic options. Our wedding pacckages have a standard four (4) hour bar requirement.
what if i want a dry wedding?
We have a required beverage minimum for Saturday dates, but that can also be met through non-alcoholic options such as mocktails.
what other vendors do you require we use?
The Power House wants the best for you and your guests on your special occasion. As such, we require that you work with a planner from our Preferred Vendors list. Our wedding planners can make your day run as smoothly as possible!
what makes a vendor "preferred?" do we need to select one from every section?
Any vendor who is on our list is someone that meets our high expectations and who we trust to recommend to any of our clients. While we highly recommend that you utilize these vendors, you are allowed to use outside vendors with exceptions of Catering and Planning. Any vendor outside of our list is expected to provide us with their Certificate of Liability Insurance and to chat with us about our mutual expectations, rules, and requirements.
Can I bring in decor for my event?
Yes, you can! We would love to discuss more with you!
what other costs can i expect to incur?
- Bar and Beverage priced per guest
- 50% of your rental order through
- Bartender and Security Labor
- Potential additional hours and room flip option
- We apply a 22% service charge to all beverage sales. NC sales tax is added to all charges.
what is the deposit?
The deposit is the full facility fee plus North Carolina sales tax.
Is there parking on-site for event guests?
Is there a potential for event guests to stay overnight on property?
So glad you asked! We have one of the most unique hotel properties in the country on our campus just steps away from the The Power House. River & Twine -- A Tiny House Hotel features 20 boutique tiny homes each accommodating 2-4 guests. All of our tiny houses are unique and feature modern amenities and all the creature comforts you’d expect in a hotel. Your guests can enjoy our outdoor space complete with grills and a firepit for socializing, and we have some cool activities for the kids (and fun uncles) like wiffle ball and cornhole.
where can i see pictures and learn more?
Head to our Linktree which includes our social media pages and more information!