Retreats, Meetings, & Events


Hinton Center provides a unique setting to get away from the everyday routine for an opportunity of uninterrupted fellowship, learning, and relaxation. Our serene setting gives a sense of renewal and rejuvenation that is often hard to find in familiar surroundings.  Our facilities can accommodate groups of all sizes and budgets. We offer a variety of meeting and worship spaces, as well as meal options that include fresh fare created by our executive chef or meals you prepare yourself. Our campus has cell phone service and Wi-Fi internet throughout, and your audio-video needs are efficiently coordinated. Free time activities both on campus and in the surrounding area are abundant.

For details, as well as information on our Amenities, Local Eateries, and Area Activities, see our Tips for Your Stay page.


Whether it’s a family reunion, a gathering of former classmates or colleagues, or just a vacation away with friends, Hinton Center is the destination that will provide your group’s every need for comfortable lodging, delicious meals, and enjoyable activities.

Hinton Center is open year round, so reunion groups may gather and celebrate during holidays. Reunions during the spring, summer, and fall enjoy each season’s changing beauty, as the mountain and lake views are transformed. You may choose to do meals on your own, eat in our dining room, or enjoy a combination.

See our Tips for Your Stay page for on-site recreational options and amenities, as well as an abundance of eateries, activities, and attractions in the Lake Chatuge area of Western North Carolina and North Georgia.

Wedding on Labyrinth WNC


Weddings at Hinton Rural Life Center are exceptional. We offer unique options for making your special day unforgettable.

Perched on a hill with sweeping views of Lake Chatuge and the surrounding mountains, Dysart Chapel is a favorite site for weddings. The chapel seats up to 100 guests and is a perfect year-round option. Hinton Center’s outdoor Labyrinth is a fabulous fair-weather wedding venue. Surrounded by the beauty of Creation in a woodland setting, the Labyrinth has a simple elegance that transforms the ceremony into a profoundly sacred experience.

Receptions can be held in our Moore Hall, Dining Room, or Young Commons Building. We offer full catering services, and our executive chef will help plan the menu from start to finish.

We have comfortable lodging options for your family and friends who are in town to celebrate with you. Inquire today at 828-389-8336 or email to start planning your ideal wedding. We can assist you with clergy services, as well as vendors for flowers, decoration rentals, and music.

Meetings & Conferences

Let Hinton Center host your next corporate or organizational event. With our multiple meeting and dining spaces, executive chef, on-campus accommodations, Wi-Fi and cell service, as well as audio-visual equipment, Hinton will help you offer the perfect event for your business, church, or civic/nonprofit organization.

See our Tips for Your Stay page for links to pdfs for on-site recreational options and amenities, as well area Eateries and Things to Do in the Lake Chatuge area of Western North Carolina and North Georgia.