Venues in the Heart of Nature

Explore serene venues with caring support in a magnificent mountain setting

A Peaceful Setting For Powerful Programs

At the center, you’ll find support, care and splendid natural beauty. Here in these spacious venues, you’ll receive all the support you need to host a successful event. So you can take a deep breath and relax in a place that can only be described as breathtaking.
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About the Venues

Located on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, the campus was built to support transformational experiences. Seven spacious program halls are a short walk away from rooms, the dining hall, nature trails and the spa. Venues are ideal for groups of 15 – 1,500 and on-campus housing is available for up to 1,000 guests.

The Event Spaces

The Main Hall: Inner and Outer Harmony

Size: 17,500 square feet
Capacity: Seated 1,556 • Meditating 933 • Yoga  667

Ideal for large groups and events, the main hall features stunning natural light and a spacious grand room. A granite stone foyer leads to a natural wood interior and stunning multi-tiered skylight that gives the venue a surprising coziness. The event space also has a performance stage with professional lighting and an advanced audio-visual system. 

Veda Halls: Four Hilltop Retreats

Size: 2,800 square feet
Capacity of each hall: Seated 278 • Meditating 167 • Yoga 119

Each of these four halls features spacious, open floor plans, plenty of natural light, and freely flowing air through the tall windows surrounding each hall. These hilltop venues are situated next to each other near the mountain top, so they are ideal for groups requiring adjacent retreat spaces and/or break-out rooms.  Three halls are carpeted, while one has hardwood flooring, which works well for yoga and performance groups.

Hillside Hall: Immerse Yourself in Nature

Size: 5,000 square feet
Capacity: Seated 315 • Meditating 167 • Yoga 135

Special features of this spacious hall include two small break-out rooms, atmospheric multitier lighting, and a spectacular wood-worked open ceiling. Located on a hillside even farther from the hustle and bustle of modern life than the rest of the center, Hillside Hall is an ideal place for a quiet retreat or meeting. The only sounds to break the silence are the rustle of leaves in the wind and the quiet songs of the local mountain birds.

Tracey Moon
Tracey MoonRetreat Leader
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A perfect location for a retreat or getaway! Stunning vistas and clean mountain air renewed our bodies and refreshed our spirits.
Kristin Oliver
Kristin OliverGroup Leader Take the Leap
The depth of this beauty in this expansion that The Art of Living Retreat Center has available…whether you’re coming here for service work or to go on retreat or just to visit for the day.
Marcelletta Miles
Marcelletta MilesGroup Leader, My Authentic Self-Care
I really wanted to just say thank you to the Art of Living Retreat Center — you are amazing. I really appreciate everything that you do, for me as a person hosting her retreat here.

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