Bear Lake Reserve

Meeting Capacity: Up to 150 412 Lake Forest Drive, Tuckasegee, NC 28779 Visit Website →

Bear Lake Reserve is a premier mountain resort community located in Tuckasegee between Cullowhee and Cashiers. Bear Lake Reserve’s heart is the Lake Club, which overlooks the resort’s scenic private lakeside beach. Enjoy the on-site Lakeside 54 Restaurant & Taproom, Bar & Grille, golf course, meeting spaces, private hiking trails, waterfalls, and abundance of vacation rentals. With a property like this, the opportunities are endless.

Best Western River Escape

Meeting Capacity: Up to 75 248 WBI Drive, Dillsboro, NC 28725 Visit Website →

The scenic Best Western River Escape is located along the Tuckasegee River in Dillsboro. Its central location puts you just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, downtown Dillsboro & Sylva, and some of the region’s best restaurants. Walk out on the riverside patio and enjoy the refreshing sounds of the “Tuck,” as locals affectionately call this beautiful flowing river.

Castle Ladyhawke at Bear Lake Reserve

Meeting Capacity: Up to 140 1698 Shook Cove Road, Tuckasegee, NC 28783 Visit Website →

When is the last time you held a group meeting in a castle? Located in Tuckasegee, Castle Ladyhawke at Bear Lake Reserve is much more than a world-class wedding destination; it can also host the most memorable meetings! Enjoy an upscale meeting in the Castles’ Great Hall, or plan a more casual event on the deck overlooking miles of mountains with unlimited access to cool mountain air. You’re sure to host a meeting your attendees will never forget.

Cedar Creek Club

Meeting Capacity: Up to 250 42 Racquet Club Drive, Cashiers, NC 28717 Visit Website →

The Cedar Creek Club has room for 250 people, with several spaces to choose from and designed to fit your unique style for any occasion. This recently remodeled facility combines modern amenities, tennis and pickleball courts, and the classic charm of a 1920s summer retreat.

Comfort Inn Sylva

Meeting Capacity: Up to 140 1235 East Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779 Visit Website →

The award-winning Comfort Inn Sylva is located right between downtown Sylva and Western Carolina University. With over 2,200 square feet of meeting space and views of the surrounding Great Smokies, you can enjoy your stay and your group gathering. End the day exploring downtown Sylva and all of its small-town charm.

Hampton Inn Sapphire Valley

Meeting Capacity: Up to 30 3245 US Highway 64 East, Sapphire, NC 28774 Visit Website →

Located in the picturesque village of Sapphire, this property is the Plateau’s exclusive chain hotel. After conducting your meeting, head to the Sapphire Valley Resort across the street for activities ranging from zip lining to golfing in the warmer months and skiing and snow tubing in the winter. For those who seek adventure, check out Panthertown Valley, home to over a dozen waterfalls and 30 miles of multi-use trails and located just a short drive from the Hampton Inn.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Meeting Capacity: Up to 25 26 Rufus Robinson Rd, Sylva, NC 28779 Visit Website →

Nestled in the heart of the Great Smokies, this property is only a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and downtown Sylva and Dillsboro. There is 650 square feet of meeting space, along with a large lobby that can be converted to fit your group’s needs.

Lonesome Valley

94 Lonesome Valley Road, Sapphire, NC 28774 Visit Website →

With cascading thousand-foot cliffs gazing into the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the detailed craftsmanship of the Jennings Barn reception space, and the custom farm-to-table menu from Executive Chef Ed Selle, Lonesome Valley has it all. Known for its exclusive world-class weddings, this rustic venue brings together the best of modern amenities and local heritage. And it only hosts a handful of events each year, which means you’ll be in exclusive company.

Microtel Sylva

Meeting Capacity: Up to 25 89 Rufus Robinson Road, Sylva, NC 28779

Microtel Sylva offers some great rates for your next meeting or event. Located in Dillsboro, attendees will enjoy great room rates and economically priced meeting spaces for small groups. Head out on the town after your meeting and enjoy Dillsboro’s bustling downtown full of local artisans’ shops just waiting to be explored.

Quality Inn of Sylva

Meeting Capacity: Up to 300 2807 Highway 74 East, Sylva, NC 28779

With nearly 4,000 square feet of meeting space, you and your large group can enjoy the best of the mountains at a great price. This property is located only 10 minutes from America’s favorite motor route, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and only a few minutes from downtown Sylva and Western Carolina University.

Sawyer Family Farmstead

Meeting Capacity: Up to 200 240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville, NC 28736

Natural elegance meets rustic simplicity at the Sawyer Family Farmstead, framed by rolling hills, a Christmas Tree Farm, and blueberry bushes. With a 2,500-square-foot custom barn boasting a 1,000-square-foot wraparound deck overlooking Lake Glenville, this location offers several packages for up to 200 guests to fit the needs of any group gathering.

The Historic Jackson County Courthouse & Library

Meeting Capacity: Up to 200 310 Keener Street, Sylva, NC 28779

The Historic Jackson County Courthouse (converted into the County’s public library) towers over the charming small town of Sylva. Built in 1914, the building combines traditional Southern charm with notable neoclassical architecture, and it is known as one of the most photographed buildings in the state. This historic location has over 26,000 square feet, a commercial kitchen, and the large community room on the second floor that’s perfect for presentations and lectures. Look out the window for wonderful views of the charming town of Sylva, then venture out to explore once your meeting concludes.

The Orchard Restaurant & Events Barn

Meeting Capacity: 15–80 905 NC-107, Cashiers, NC 28717

The Orchard is known for its delicious food and friendly service. But this charming dining destination in a 100-year-old farmhouse is also an ideal place to host groups of 15 to 80 people. Larger parties can enjoy the spacious Orchard Event Barn and open green space available outside.

The Parker Mill

Meeting Capacity: Up to 250 616 E. Hampshire Blvd, Whittier, NC 28789

Conveniently located off of U.S. 74 in Whittier, The Parker Mill is an elegantly restored 1930s sawmill in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With over 8,000 square feet, this venue combines the beauty of rustic charm and endless mountain views with every modern amenity needed to host your ideal event.

Trillium Lake and Links Club

Meeting Capacity: 200+ 48 Links Drive, Cashiers, 28717

Characterized by its spectacular natural beauty, vast skies, and scenic mountain vistas, Trillium Links and Lake Club is the picture-perfect mountain venue for any special event. With on-property amenities ranging from home rentals, golf and boat rentals, a spa, and more, Trillium will make any special occasion unforgettable.

Village Green & Village Green Commons

Meeting Capacity: 15–200+ 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717

The Village Green encompasses over 13.5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and walking trails in the heart of Cashiers, with plenty of outdoor space to spread out and enjoy the cool mountain air. Host your upscale meeting in the state-of-the-art Village Commons, with over 3,700 square feet of meeting space, several breakout rooms, fiber optic Internet, the latest A/V technology, a performance stage, and a commercial kitchen.

Vineyards at Betty’s Creek

Meeting Capacity: Up to 250 10 Vineyard Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

This renowned wedding venue has plenty of scenic space for any special occasion or group gathering. With hundreds of acres of protected forest, miles of hiking trails, and dozens of manicured gardens, orchards, and vineyards, this venue has something for every guest to enjoy. Enjoy a group reception in the 1820s-inspired barn, or relax on the open-air pavilion overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Vintage Barn Events

Meeting Capacity: Up to 125 780 Beech Tree Road, Whittier, NC 28789

This event bar sits on a beautiful 22-acre property surrounded by forests, rolling meadows, and natural creeks. The award-winning event venue mixes modern amenities with classic rustic charm.

Western Carolina University Auxiliary Event Spaces

Meeting Capacity: Up to 500 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Located in Cullowhee, WCU offers tens of thousands of square feet to host your meeting or event during the summer months. Spaces at WCU range from a capacity of 100–500 people. Spaces include the University Grand Room, Forsythe Hall, Coulter Hall, and the Blue Ridge Multipurpose Room.

Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center

Meeting Capacity: Up to 1,000 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center is a state-of-the-art multi-level theatre with seating for up to 1,000 people in the Belcher Performance Hall. During the summer months, you’ll enjoy tons of space to host your event, including the bright and open corridor adjoining the WCU Fine Art Museum.

Western Carolina University Ramsey Regional Activity Center & Athletic Fields

Meeting Capacity: Up to 8,000 92 Catamount Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

If you’re looking to host a sporting event, WCU has the space and resources you need to make it the best one yet. Over ten athletic fields can be configured to host events, including soccer, baseball, softball, tennis courts, and football. The Ramsey Regional Activity Center offers space for up to 8,000 people with a full arena and exhibition space.

Zachary Tolbert House

1940 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, NC 28717

This beloved 150-year-old national treasure offers a beautiful and peaceful space to host any meeting you can imagine. Enjoy the open-air pavilion and explore the well-kept gardens that add to the property’s quaint charm.


Unique Stays & Vacation Rentals

Jackson County is home to several unique vacation rental properties with a range of options for retreats, seminars, and group gatherings of all kinds! Be sure to reach out to our Sales Representative for a free custom itinerary for your group.

We can’t wait to see you and your group in Jackson County.

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