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Sky Retreat

Purlear, North Carolina · View map · Visit website

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About Sky Retreat

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Liability insurance
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Professional wedding dance instruction
  • Grills
  • Fire pits
  • Hiking trails
  • Outdoor picnic areas

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.

Other Services
In addition to hosting lavish affairs, this country-style venue is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner

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Married on 08/18/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Amazing venue for a wedding we just attended. From the open air feel to the expansive views from the indoor ballroom. These and many other unique touches such as the gorgeous chandeliers and a huge ... Read more covered patio with stone fireplace set this apart from the average main stream banquet halls and wedding spots.

Ashley Church

Married on 06/01/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0


This venue exceeded our expectations! With a wonderful view and beautiful building for a reception we couldn’t have ask for more. They were also very helpful with set up and always willing to answer ... Read more any questions I had. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a venue that seems to set you on top of the world.


Married on 04/20/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Rain or Shine - Best View & Experience!

We had our wedding at Sky Retreat on 4/20/2019. The weather did not cooperate with us and we experienced unseasonable chills, freezing rain, and had the most AMAZING wedding in the history of ... Read more weddings. The Sky Retreat team were accommodating in every way from rehearsal to setup and cleanup. We had to move the ceremony from the lawn to the veranda and it was the perfect setting in every way with an incredible view. I'd recommend Sky Retreat and their team to anyone looking to get hitched in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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