Welcome to the planning hub for events and retreats at Montreat Conference Center. We are dedicated to providing space that allows everyone to encounter God through relationships, renewal, recreation, and rest. Check out what we offer below, and when you're ready, fill out an online event request form and our dedicated events department will be in touch! Spaces are available mid-August through the end of May.

Event Request Form

Meeting & Event Spaces

With 40 meeting rooms and spaces, Montreat Conference Center offers flexible setups with a variety of amenities and technological capabilities. We offer typical meeting rooms, which can be set up as classrooms, board rooms, or even theater style. We also are home to several specialty spaces, like a craft center and childcare building.

Whether your group is here for the weekend, or just a day, we can accommodate you!

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  • Yoga in Convocation Hall
  • Walkup meeting space.
  • Upper Anderson meeting space.
  • Assembly Inn meeting space.


We offer a variety of sizes and types of accommodations so you can choose a space that fits your group needs. Our most popular space is the hotel-style Assembly Inn. Additionally we have ten lodges, which offer groups fewer amenities but more flexibility.

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  • Assembly Inn
  • Galax Dining Room
  • Glen Rock Inn and Apartment
  • Front of Reynolds lodge.
  • Front of Winsborough.


While many of our lodges boast full kitchens, our guests often opt for the flexible meal options provided by the Galax Dining Room in Assembly Inn. The Galax Dining Room prepares meals fresh, using quality, often locally sourced, ingredients.

In addition to traditional meals, our kitchen can prepare snack and beverage breaks to be available in or near your meeting room(s), regardless of whether you've chosen to eat in the Dining Room.

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  • A platter of foot prepared by the Galax Dining Room.
  • People eating at an outdoor buffet.
  • Galax Dining Room.
  • Buffet set up outdoors.

More Ways to Make Your Retreat Amazing

We are surrounded by wonderful businesses and professionals in the Black Mountain and Asheville areas. Below is a list of local businesses and professionals you may find relevant for your retreat. We offer these connections as a benefit to our groups and our community members. All scheduling, collaboration, and payment should be handled between the business/professional and your group.

Check out our Business Patrons


Add a creative element to your retreat by adding an art workshop or incorporating art into your worship experience with Art by Lisle.

Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity is an artist, ordained Presbyterian (USA) pastor, retreat leader, and creative entrepreneur... Learn More

Decorative image.

Looking for assistance leading your retreat? Jeannie DuBose engages a variety of portals when listening and lecturing — all as invitations for people to continue awakening to the mystery of God in all of life.

She works with churches, schools, wellness centers, women's groups, and business associations... Learn More

People's shadows in front of a sunset.

Add a barn dance or an element of play into your retreat with Bannerman Family Celebration Services. Each of the members of the Bannerman family offer their talents for many types of events; they work both as individuals or may be combined to provide leadership for larger or more diverse groups... Learn More


Bobbie Pell is a gifted performer and storyteller. Her expertise includes sacred music, dramatic renditions, original monologues, vivid sensory images, and Celtic blessings.

Bobbie creates performances and programs for both children and adults... Learn More


Montreat has connections with local musicians who can provide services to your event. Send an email to tracyb@montreat.org with details about what type of music you desire (piano/guitar accompaniment for worship, concert (instrumental, bluegrass, piano (jazz/broadway), dulcimer (lap or hammered), or even a Biblical storytelling concert!

Hands sculpting thrown clay.

The Rev. Dr. Ann Laird Jones is the year-round director of arts ministry at Montreat. She is a teaching elder and member of St. Andrew Presbytery, and splits her time between Greenville, MS, and Montreat, NC. Contact Ann.



The Transform Network is a speakers bureau of powerful, prophetic speakers who inspire people and communities of faith to grow and express their love through justice and ministry that heals, restores and innovates.

Learn more at their website, contact Holly Knight or call 505.554.7133.



Engage in Relational Skill Building with Mike Morell and David Bolt.

When your unique self has an opportunity to be seen, celebrated and understood, if frees you in truly profound ways to see and understand someone else. Our mission is to support you in loving and accepting yourself, so you can embrace others and the world in a whole new way.

Learn more at their website or contact David Bollt.