About Us

About

Us

Learn more about the historic Stowe Manor.

Welcome to the historic Stowe Manor. Built in 1924, it sits upon three acres of land and is less than a ten minute walk from Historic Downtown Belmont, North Carolina. Renovated in 1995, the Stowe Manor has become a popular destination for weddings, celebrations and reunions.

Stowe Manor

History

Step Back in Time

Stowe Manor is a 1920’s southern mansion in Belmont, North Carolina. During this historical period, “cotton was king” and textile manufacturing was a booming industry strengthening small town economies all over the south. Stowe Manor’s owners were founders in Belmont’s manufacturing and banking industry – entrepreneurs of the first order.

The Historic Stowe Manor of Belmont, North Carolina was designed by Hugh White for Mr. Samuel Pinkney Stowe and his family. The house was originally constructed in 1922 and just prior to occupancy it burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in the year 1924 and was occupied by the S.P. Stowe family until 1967. The Manor house has approximately 8500 square feet of heated living space, 4500 of which is on the first floor of the house. The second floor of the house was constructed originally for six bedrooms with a seventh bedroom as a live-in employee’s bedroom.

Many events were held at the home such as family dinners, reunions, and the greatly anticipated annual Easter Egg Hunt. There were many memories made by Stowe relatives in this grand home; from Christmas dinners in the large dining room, to swinging on the front porch swing by evening. The beamed ceilings, beautiful fire place, and welcoming atmosphere made this home a favorite of family and friends.

As preserved through the eyes of a child, Sam Stowe, grandson of S.P. Stowe recalls many of the grand parties and lavish holiday gatherings. Inspired by the weight of those memories and a genuine concern for preservation of the magnificent architectural design during this period, Sam and his wife Martha proposed a rehabilitation of the house to the point it could be used as a wedding reception and special event facility. This rehabilitation occurred in 1994 in conjunction with a fundraiser for the capital campaign for the East Gaston YMCA. A local designer, Sally Stowe Abernathy, worked hand in hand with Martha Stowe and a team of designers to create a unique and memorable atmosphere.

We now extend the invite for you to come and take a look. Stowe Manor’s Renaissance Revival style, spacious grounds and stately oak trees provide an elegantly comfortable setting for many types of events and parties.

Stowe Manor

Location

Stowe Manor is conveniently located about five minutes from Interstate 85 and only fifteen minutes from Charlotte.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Stowe Manor

Floor Plans

The perfect backdrop for your event

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Frequently Asked

Questions

What type of events are hosted at Stowe Manor?

Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Events, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Reunions, Corporate Meetings and Photography Sessions

Can I take a tour of Stowe Manor?

Yes, we would love to give you a tour of our venue.  All tours are by appointment only.  Please call us at 704-825-8701 to schedule your visit.

What is the capacity of the venue?

20-300+ guests can be accommodated at Stowe Manor.  About 100 can be seated inside, with unlimited outdoor seating.  The manor has approximately 4500 square feet of space on the first floor of the house, which includes restrooms.

Do you provide event coordination?

No.  However, we do have a preferred list of vendors that will be able to assist you with the planning process. Please call or email us for more information.

Do provide tables/chairs, catering or decor?

All rental equipment (tents, tables, chairs, lighting, etc) for your event must be provided by Creative Solutions Special Events.  You may bring in your choice for catering, entertainment and floral design.  All catering must be licensed and insured.

Does Stowe Manor allow sparklers?

We do not permit sparklers, fireworks or Chinese lanterns. We are located in a residential neighborhood and want to be respectful of our community.

How late can we stay at Stowe Manor?

All events and music must end by 11:00pm due to a noise ordinance for the neighborhood.

Can we provide our own alcohol?

Yes, you can bring in your own alcohol but it must be served by a licensed bartender.

Can I have my bridal portraits taken at the manor?
Yes, we do allow brides to have their portraits done on the property for a $150.00 fee.  Appointments are based on availability. Please call or email us for more information.

Can an outside vendor be used for my event?

All rental equipment (tents, tables, chairs, lighting, etc) for your wedding must be provided by Creative Solutions Special Events.  You may bring in your choice for catering, entertainment and floral design.  All catering must be licensed and insured.

Do you have parking available?

Yes, a parking lot is located beside of the house.  If additional parking is needed, please contact First Presbyterian Church (which is across the street).

Can I have my rehearsal at the manor?

As long as the date is available, we would love to host your rehearsal.

How much is the advance deposit and when is it due?

We require a 50% deposit upon booking the venue. The remaining balance is due 60 days from your event date. A $350.00 refundable security deposit is also due at the time of booking.

Will there be other events taking place during my event?

No. You will have exclusive rights to the manor. Enjoy!

What time does my access begin on the day of my event?

We work the time out with each individual client.  Typically three to four hours prior to your event.

How do I book?

Please email us for more information. We would love to chat with you more about your event at Stowe Manor!