Welcome to The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Hello and thank you for visiting The Cloth Mill at Eno River's website and blog!! We are so excited to present the newest event venue in the Triangle located in historic downtown Hillsborough, NC.

The Cloth Mill is the latest adventure for me, Nicole Clayton, owner of On the Rocks Bartending. When I started my mobile bartending service back in 2013, I knew that I wanted to expand my business into a physical location one day in the future. In the winter of 2014, I had the opportunity to open a bar in downtown Raleigh and I was all set to do it, but then something inside of me told me, "this isn't it". So, I decided to stop the process and continue my search.

About a month later, I was browsing through commercial real estate listings and I came across this amazing space in the Eno River Mill campus. So that day, my husband, Jason, my stepdaughter, and I went to take a look at it. The minute I stepped through the doors, I knew that I was home. The space was once occupied by a furniture manufacturer and it had decades of seafoam green paint all over the columns and white paint over the beams. The windows were bricked up and the hardwood floors had patches of steel through out. But, I looked pass all of that and saw the natural beauty hidden underneath.

So fast forward 5 months to today and we are now in the middle of extensive rehab renovations to bring back the space to it's original glory. Throughout the next few months, I will be blogging and posting pictures about the renovation progress leading up to the big reveal in December. So, please come back from time to time, to check out what new photos and updates I have. 

This new adventure is very personal for me and I am so excited to share this with everyone. I look forward to providing a place for you to have your wedding, bar mitzvah, company holiday party, or local charity gala at; and to assist you in creating wonderful memories.  If you are interested in learning more about The Cloth Mill for your next amazing event, please visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form. I look forward to speaking with you soon!!


Nicole Clayton

P.S. Check out some of the before pictures taken in the beginning stages of renovations below. All photos were captured by the super talented Stephen Thrift Photography.