Meet The Owners
Mike has owned many businesses through the years and has been involved with promoting venues for music events, charity events and professional boxing.
Mike, his wife Amy and their four children were recently featured on the show "Best Time Ever" with Neil Patrick Harris. Here is a video of their segment on the show: (Note - to view the video in full screen, click the white box in the lower right hand corner of the video player. Press the same white box or press the ESC key on your keyboard to exit full screen)
Along with the talent to surprise his family, Mike has a talent for making each event special and unforgettable for your family and friends.
Chris has been in the jewelry business for over 25 years specializing in diamond engagement rings and setting the stage for that important moment when a couple takes the next big leap in their relationship.
It only seemed natural to take it a step further and have a business that included not only the engagement but the wedding day as well.
Now that your fiancé has popped the question Chris and the Olde Stone Villa staff can expertly make your wedding experience a joyful and stress-free celebration!
Chris Walters and Mike Long are childhood friends that have had many successful business ventures together. Olde Stone Villa is the end result of their desire to create a family-run event center that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Built in 1935 and used for a variety of communtiy and business purposes, the Old Mount Croghan gym was the perfect place to transform into the Olde Stone Villa.
Our families and friends have spent countless hours helping us turn Olde Stone Villa into the South's most unique Wedding Venue.
Historic Olde Stone Villa...
What happens when you combine unique styling with authentic Americana? See for yourself at the re-awakening of this Depression-era landmark.
Created by skilled craftsmen using surrounding field stone, this 10,000 square foot masterpiece has stood the test of time. The Historic building has 22 foot ceilings and 22 inch walls which make for an impressive sight. Original hardwood floors and decor dating back to the 1800's combined with 3 acres of vibrant landscaping and waterfalls have transformed this monument into the Carolina's newest (and Oldest!) premier wedding venue.
As your friends and family arrive, the tranquil surroundings will immediately melt the cares of the work week away as they enjoy your special day. Accommodate up to 400 guests inside our main hall or if you prefer, enjoy the ceremony outdoors as a peaceful afternoon breeze eases through our towering pines.
From horse drawn carriages to outdoor dining, from our one-of-a-kind tin roof bar to our amazing balcony, you've never seen a venue like ours or experienced the professional and skilled service our staff will provide for you on this most important day.