Celebrate your special day in elegance and style at the Historic Cotton Mill. The Event Hall is an open canvas that can be easily adorned to create the perfect romantic surrounding for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.
Perhaps a conventional church wedding is planned and a memorable yet affordable location for an after ceremony celebration is needed. The Event Hall provides optimal use of space for dinners, dancing and music.
Our Event Hall is over 8,500 sf and can comfortably accommodate up to 500 people. We provide the Hall & Security for up to 350 guests. You will be allowed access to the Hall at 8:00 a.m. on the day of your Event for decorating and setup. Deliveries & pickups are accepted on weekdays.
At The Cotton Mill you have the freedom to choose your own vendors for your Reception but feel free to visit our Links page to see some of our personal favorites.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COTTON MILL
Cotton mills became the key to industrializing the post-reconstruction South in the 1880s. Promoted by local investors to turn agricultural products into finished goods, cotton mill fever spread across the cotton producing states of Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas.
By the early 1900s, Texas embarked on a twenty-year cotton mill campaign. Within Collin County, cotton was grown, picked baled and compressed in preparation for outside markets for processing.
City leaders hoped to bring jobs to communities while keeping Texas' top agricultural product within the state for processing.
McKinney's civic leaders and businessmen realized the potential for a locally owned mill and in 1910 the McKinney cotton mill opened on the northern edge of the blackland prairie.
In the 1960's, McKinney's Cotton Mill (producing Texas Textile Fabrics) was the largest denim manufacturer in the World. The Mill closed it's doors in 1969. PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL US FOR OUR SPECIAL PRICING!!!