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Located on the Haw River, three miles north of Burlington is the picturesque village of Glencoe.


The Brownstone at Glencoe Mill is the Triad’s newest wedding and event venue located in the Historic Glencoe Mill Village of Burlington, North Carolina. Featuring its original brick walls, massive windows, polished concrete floors and high ceilings, this renovated former Dye-House is a versatile space for any event.

Accommodating up to 220 guests

The Brownstone at Glencoe Mill can be used for Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Social Events, Fashion Shows, Corporate Events, Birthdays and more.

Timeless Elegance

The renovations to this former dye-house highlight the building’s industrial past. It has been restored to its former glory but modernized to keep the history with all the conveniences, technology and comfort of today.

The History of

Glencoe Cotton Mill and Village

Located on the Haw River, three miles north of Burlington is the picturesque village of Glencoe. The Glencoe Cotton Mill and associated mill village was built on a 105 acre site between 1880 and 1882. The village was very attractively laid out, located on twin hills, each sloping toward the river. The village houses were built along two streets perpendicular to the river.

The Glencoe Cotton Mill was founded by William E. and James H. Holt, sons of E. M. Holt, the founder of the Alamance Factory–the first successful mill south of the Mason Dixon Line to commercially dye yarn and manufacture plaid fabric.

The principal building of Glencoe Mills is a three-story structure. In it was located the carding, spinning and weaving departments. The mill began operations with 186 looms and 2120 spindles. Other buildings contained the dying and finishing operations. A two-and-a-half-story machine shop, office and company store were each very important to the operation. The front addition to the mill was added in the mid to late 1940’s.

The mill produced a high-quality cotton fabric which was woven in many colors and designs. At its peak, the mill supported up to 500 people, and approximately half of them lived in the mill houses. The houses rented for 50 cents a week and land was provided for farming.

Glencoe closed its doors in 1954. It is one of the most undisturbed mill and village complexes in North Carolina, providing a comprehensive picture of the social and commercial organization of late 19th century Southern water-powered cotton mills.

“God, Family, Red Lipstick and Gummy Bears…
these are a few of my favorite things!”

Owner, Carolyn Burrell is a native New Yorker, mother of two, a creative soul, a sucker for romance and lover of all things that sparkle!  She believes strongly in the power of small details and big moments.

Working in event rentals and event design beautifully combines her passion for magical spaces, unique visual elements, and pulling together all of the details! She’s your Olivia Pope (It’s HANDLED!), your champion, your biggest cheerleader and hopelessly in love with love!

Carolyn understands the importance of capturing those special moments and the art of creating an experience that is true to you.  One of the greatest aspects of her job is getting to know the unique nuances of her clients and discovering the best ways to reflect that on their special day!

She’s also a humanitarian at heart and has had the great honor to work with several non-profit organizations including “HER-Story Ministries”, a 501© (3) Non-Profit ministry that she’s founded for the healing and empowerment of women.

When she’s not putting together events, you can find her snuggled on the couch with her children for a little “Food Network and Chill”.

Carolyn is also the owner of Something Borrowed Party Rentals.

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