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Sky Retreat

Purlear, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
31 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests

Sky Retreat is a 30-acre, all-seasons wedding venue located in Purlear, North Carolina. Featuring an expansive banquet hall with views of the natural surroundings, this property features a scenic setting for special occasions. Whether you’re planning your engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, or the main event, the staff is happy to support you.

Facilities and Capacity

At Sky Retreat, you can host an intimate gathering, or share your big day with up to 200 guests. Before the celebration, there is an on-site get-ready suite for you and your wedding party to prepare in. For your reception, you and your loved ones can dance the night away in the bright Grand Event Hall. The space features a wall of windows overlooking the long-range mountain view, a 40-foot-by-60-foot dance floor, a DJ area, and a catering kitchen. While showcasing nature, it also combines the elegant touch of high-vaulted ceilings and large crystal chandeliers. For an open-air cocktail hour, the expansive veranda and its grand fireplace can be used. Adjacent to the veranda is a scenic procession through the waterfall garden to the grass lawn. Here, you can further enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains under the open sky. You are welcome to exchange vows outside in the Ceremony Green with the sweeping landscape behind you as you say “I do.”

Services Offered

The personable team at Sky Retreat is dedicated to supporting celebrations by offering an array of services. Setup and cleanup are included with their rental fee, as well as tables and chairs. The venue is also pet-friendly, so you can bring along your four-legged friends to celebrate your special occasion. On the weekend of your wedding, you and your guests can participate in a variety of on-site activities such as dance lessons, paragliding, tubing, kayaking, hiking, and more. Outdoor grills, fire pits, and picnic areas allow you to take in the panoramic views throughout your stay.

Accommodation

When the festivities draw to a close, you and your loved ones can rest in the venue’s 14 log cabins. Depending on your preference, there are four different accommodation types to choose from. The Premium and Deluxe Cabins feature spacious interiors with a master bedroom, private bathroom, as well as a kitchen and dining area. For larger parties, the Waterfront Cabins each contain four bedrooms and a full-sized kitchen with glass doors and porches overlooking the pond. Situated at the edge of the water, the one-room Compact Pond Cabins offer guests a one-of-a-kind glamping experience.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,872

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,596

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,932

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$921

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Park
Resort
Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December

31 Reviews

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    Justyce P. Getting married on 06/19/2022
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    Sky Retreat New Years Wedding

    The Sky Retreat was absolutely perfect and so so beautiful! Everyone was so extremely helpful with everything, from pricing to donkeys to just any and every question we had. We had a very small ceremony and rented the cabins they offered. My whole party talked about visiting again. I can’t recommend Sky Retreat enough!
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    Caylie Married on 11/22/2021
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    The BEST venue in NC!

    Sky Retreat is absolutely breathtaking! The view and venue are gorgeous and their staff is so helpful and kind! Merin, Dima, Vito, and Anna were all so sweet and knowledgeable, and so easy to work with! They genuinely want to make your day the best it can be, and they helped in making the wedding planning process so much easier too. 11/10 recommend this venue!
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    Julianna B. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Perfect Venue for Your Perfect Day

    Sky Retreat is definitely the perfect venue to host your wedding or post-wedding celebration. The view was breathtaking as it overlooks the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains. If you wish to do so, there is plenty of space outdoors to host your entire event outdoors. We hosted our post-wedding celebration in August 2021 and still wanted to be COVID conscious and considerate to our guests, therefore, we opted to host our event solely outdoors until 10pm. If you choose to utilize their gorgeous ballroom, this is a remarkable option as well. The ballroom has high lofted ceilings with beautiful chandeliers and large open windows that overlook the mountains, so though you are inside you still get the view. The team was wonderful as well. It was great working with Merin. She made scheduling easy and answered all of our many questions leading up to our big day. Vito was super helpful the day of, as well, and will setup the tables and chairs however you envision them to be setup. He is available the day of too for any last minute needs or questions and also takes care of the breaking down of the tables and chairs, which is a huge relief when you are busy hosting your guests and enjoying the day. All-in-all, I would recommend booking your next wedding event at Sky Retreat in a heartbeat.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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432 Cascade Dr Purlear, NC, 28665
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