Plan your Party or Social Occasion at 74 South

Social Event, Holiday Parties, Anniversary, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower and more…

74 South at Moretz Mills banquet facility offers the space and flexibility suited for any social gathering, charity event, or special occassion.

Whether your goal is to celebrate outstanding achievements, or inspire even greater ones, 74 South at Moretz Mills sets the perfect backdrop to complement your unique vision.

74 South at Moretz Mills is located at 74 8th Street SE, Hickory, NC 28602 off of Lenoir Rhyne Blvd. Conveniently located to Interstate 40, Business 321 and numerous hotels, 74 South Event Center boasts over 12,000 square feet accommodating up to 350 guests or for more intimate events, we offer three private rooms that can accommodate 10 to 40 guests.

Offering historic character with contemporary conveniences, we invite you to schedule your own private tour and discover why 74 South at Moretz Mills has quickly become the preferred venue in Hickory, NC.

Our over 12,000 square ft. event space offers the following selections:

  • Conveniently located to Interstate 40, Highway 321, and the area’s numerous hotels
  • Exposed metal roof trusses providing high ceilings
  • Exposed brick accent walls
  • Oversized original 1920’s windows
  • Elegant chandeliers
  • Custom imported bar from Wales
  • Large catering prep kitchen
  • Choose from our Preferred Caterer List of 4 area Caterers
  • Tables and chairs for your function, including 5’ round tables and premium banquet chairs
  • High boy cocktail tables
  • Beautifully appointed lobby adjacent to event space with custom artwork from Laura Krudener
  • Spacious coatroom or gift room available
  • Wireless High Speed Internet Access available throughout the event center
  • 20’ x 10’ projection screen with additional flat screen smart televisions above the bar and in each of the three private meeting rooms
  • Sales and Operations staff dedicated to the success of your event from concept to execution
  • Onsite facility manager available for the day of your event
  • Event setup, breakdown and custodial services
  • No column obstructions
  • Elegant restrooms to accommodate large groups
  • Handicap accessible entrance and exits
  • Elevator
  • Large lighted parking on property


For leasing contact Tiersa Morrow @ (828) 850-4336 or

For events, contact Jenn Talbert @ (828) 322-7310 Ext. 205 or

Please download our Events Brochure or Wedding Brochure here.