Sky Retreat is a rustic, yet elegant wedding venue located in Purlear, North Carolina. This 30-acre estate offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They provide multiple indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception. Sky Retreat prides themselves on their overnight accommodations, nearby waterfalls and fun on-site activities.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this picturesque venue. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their enclosed, 6,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. It features a wall of windows with beautiful long range mountains views, a 40-foot by 60-foot dance floor, a DJ area, and a catering receiving kitchen. It also boasts vaulted ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Sky Retreat also offers a 30-foot by 50-foot covered veranda with a grand fireplace, perfect for cocktail hour. For your ceremony, they provide multiple outdoor options, including a large, grassy knoll with stunning views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.
This full-service venue offers a bridal suite you and your bridal party can get ready in, along with plenty of complimentary parking for your guests. Setup and cleanup is included with their rental fee, as well as tables and chairs. They're also pet-friendly, so you can bring along your furry friends to help celebrate your love. For a fun wedding weekend, you guests can participate in a variety of on-site activities such as paragliding, tubing, kayaking, mountain biking and more. Additional services include:
Sky Retreat offers 13 log cabins for you and your guests to stay in. These cabin types include:
Premium Cabins - the largest option featuring a separate master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining area and living room.
Deluxe Cabins - full-sized cabins with wrap-around porches. They feature an open floor plan, kitchenette, a dining nook, a private bathroom and a bedroom.
Compact Pond Cabins - one-room cabins situated on the edge of their pond. They boast a private porch and a queen-sized bed or two twin beds.
In addition to hosting lavish affairs, this country-style venue is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:
21 Reviews for Sky Retreat
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Bethany Anderson · Married on 06/08/2020
A Slice of Heaven
That is what it felt like to be married at Sky Retreat. From the first turn onto Cascade drive and seeing the view, I felt like I was in heaven! The Sky Retreat team was so accommodating, set up the beautiful ballroom just how I requested, set up chairs outside and we danced on the veranda in the evening. It was truly amazing to have all three of those spaces all day long. The views are breathtaking and the cabins are so convenient for guests to stay in, they absolutely loved it. Some wedding specifics that I was grateful for - choosing my own vendors and bringing in our own alcohol, this was such a cost savings! The ballroom is like a blank canvas to decorate however I wanted, and truthfully no decor is even needed. Our pictures during the day were beautiful, and then we went back out at sunset - it was magic! Seriously recommend Sky Retreat for your wedding or just a weekend stay. It is beautiful.Sent on 11/14/2019
Simona · Married on 10/12/2019
Our Mountain Fairytale Wedding
On October 12th, we had our dream wedding at the most beautiful wedding venue in the high country. It still feels like a fairytale ... The raw beauty of the Blueridge Mountains coupled with the crystal chandeliers of the Sky Retreat's ballroom is simply unparallel. From the moment we booked the venue until the very end of our wedding we were so well-taken care of! The Sky Retreat team's professionalism, prompt communication and reliability are everything you could ever want in a wedding venue. We couldn't be happier we chose the Sky Retreat!Sent on 11/27/2019
Stephanie Black · Married on 10/05/2019
Most Beautiful Venue in the High Country
My daughter was married at Sky Retreat on 10/5. I cannot say enough about this venue. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out. From the gorgeous, huge chandeliers in the spacious ballroom to the large veranda with a wrap around porch, truly the view is second to none. There are cabins on the property that are held so they can be rented for your wedding weekend, as we did. This was so helpful for our out-of-state guests and us for being there early for setting up. The kids loved the stocked pond and large swings. When low clouds sat on the mountain the day of the wedding, Vito jumped in and set the chairs up on the veranda and then quickly changed it over for the cocktail hour when the ceremony was finished. He was so easy to work with and was there to make sure everything went smoothly, and it did. There is no way to go wrong with this venue. The view from the ballroom is breathtaking. Schedule a visit. You will fall in love and your pictures will be amazing.Sent on 10/17/2019