Voices In Time: Stories of The Banker's House

In 2018, local author and retired Charlotte Observer reporter Joe DePriest penned a narrative history of The Banker’s House titled Voices in Time: Stories of The Banker’s House. With spectacular photos by renowned photographer Hal Bryant, this beautifully written book details the story of the house and the people who lived there.

The story begins with Hattie and Jesse Jenkins, the couple who commissioned the building of the house only to be forced to sell it on the auction block four years later. The book concludes with a description of how this fine house came to be a non-profit corporation with a challenging mission statement:

The Banker’s House seeks to engage, entertain and educate by providing extraordinary events and encounters in a stunning, historical setting.

You can own a copy of this beautiful book by clicking the link below:
Voices in Time: Stories of the Banker’s House
by Joe DePriest
$32.00 + $5 shipping per book

Why Choose Us For Your Next Event?

Historic Property

The Banker’s House is a unique and beautiful historic property, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You will be proud to host your wedding or event in such a special one-of-a-kind location.

Full Access

Renters have access to the historic house, spacious surrounding grounds and the renovated carriage house/barn, with ample lighted parking adjacent to property.

Superior Service

Support from staff is maintained from beginning to end of the rental time, from setting up, throughout the event, and during clearing away. Because it is a treasured local venue, nearby caterers, florists and suppliers have a deep familiarity with the property as well.

Beautiful Location

The variety of beautiful spaces encompassed in the property is unparalleled -- from intimate, enclosed garden “rooms,” to expanses of manicured lawn for larger, tented events. Professional photographers have often noted the plethora of locations available for amazing photo backdrops.

Modern Amenities

The barn/carriage house is modern in feeling and amenities but retains the flavor of its historic equestrian past. This space features a caterers’ kitchen; warming ovens; a poured concrete bar; beer aerator; bar seating; matching tables and chairs for a variety of configurations; and convenient, handicap-accessible bathrooms.

Affordable Pricing

As a non-profit, rental prices are affordable. And all of the above items speak to the enormous value that you get for your money!

“We had my daughter’s wedding there (and it was) such an amazing venue! Such amazing staff. Everything was all we ever wanted and much more! If you want (something) different and nostalgic this is the place!”

-Stephanie Wike

“There is not a more fun and unique place in Shelby to host an event.....weddings, rehearsals, class reunions, or just have Thanksgiving for Christmas for a big family gathering in the barn.... Love the vibe of this place. You will too!”

-Jean Spangler

“A stunning home that takes you back to an era of simple luxury. Extremely beautiful and very inviting....Highly recommend this timeless location for any event you may have.”

-Ashley Ermer

“The Banker’s House Barn was an excellent venue for my daughter-in-law’s 50th  birthday party. The space was more than enough for the 40+ guests that attended and the night was just magical. The venue coordinator was very helpful with information prior to and during the event. I can certainly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a great place for a special event and for great people to work with.”

-Linda J Howard

“As history and architecture are very important to us (as is preserving history), The Banker’s House and staff are an example of standards of carrying the responsibility of care, community education and maintenance of the home and its relevance to our local  community. The guests loved the home,  history and tour!”

-Mary Kaye Casady

“A wonderful place to hold any type of event.”

-Bob Daves

“Amazing and affordable venue for any occasion! You can rent the entire property or just an area or two. Great for photo sessions too! The owners and managers are so kind! You can’t go wrong with The Banker’s House."

-Rachel Roper

“Beautiful House!! We were admiring the house and taking pictures when we had the opportunity of meeting (Executive Director Carolyn Jackson), and right away she started talking to us and she gave us a little background story of the house and the events they usually do there. She was really sweet and friendly with us. I would definitely recommend stopping by to see this house even from the outside"

-Sarahi Fabela

“A MUST if you are having an event in the area. From the gorgeous house, the expansive lawn with adorable string lights to the....renovated, modern, unique BARN BAR - this place is awesome!! And the people that work there will make sure you have everything you need and more for your event.... Our Rehearsal Dinner (was) held
in the barn, (and) our guests we SO impressed with the place and everyone had a fantastic time. Would definitely use this space again for another celebration"

-Kristin Ashley

“What gorgeous Second Empire (French) architecture!"

-Leovani Payseur

Book A Tour

The best way to know that The Banker's House is the ideal venue for your next event is to see the property yourself!  Book a Tour today to see the historic Banker's House and learn why it is the premiere wedding venue in Shelby, North Carolina.  You will not be disappointed!







The Banker's House seeks to engage, entertain, and educate by providing extraordinary events and encounters in a stunning, historical setting.