Sky Retreat 438 Cascade Drive • Purlear • NC 28665


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Perched on a Blue Ridge Mountain hilltop, this gorgeous retreat features cozy cabins, tons of activities, and event facilities designed with the input of experienced wedding pros—in short, it’s the perfect choice for a destination weekend.
  • You’ll truly feel as if you’re saying “I do” in the sky when you exchange vows on the breathtaking ceremony deck, which offers a completely unobstructed miles-long panorama of the surrounding mountains.
  • Celebrate in the Grand Ballroom, where you’ll find an "elevated lodge" vibe enhanced by a vaulted ceiling, crystal chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows so you don’t have to sacrifice that glorious view. (And the attached veranda is great for cocktail hour!)


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,900–9,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Retreat
  • Unique
  • Mountain
  • Ballroom

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic


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