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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Joshua Messick breathes new life into an ancient, enchanting instrument. Be transported as he weaves cinematic stylings and endless imagination with virtuosic performances. A beautiful and captivating listening experience, Joshua’s musical artistry is influenced by Celtic, World, Renaissance, Folk, and Classical music... Learn More
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.
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.