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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Charlotte NC is ideal for Religious Events

Charlotte is known as the "City of Churches." Religious events are ideal to be held in Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte's thriving spiritual community and long history of a center for religious activities makes it an ideal place to hold religious events and conferences.

Billy Graham Library

The Billy Graham Library is a 40,000-square-foot experience that allows visitors to discover the life and legacy of America’s Pastor.

Library Displays
Designed to reflect Billy Graham’s journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador of God’s love, the barn-shaped building is situated on 20 landscaped acres, only miles from where Billy Graham grew up in Charlotte, N.C.

 Outdoor Retreats
The Art of Living Retreat Center is open to host your event if you are an individual or group looking for a peaceful, uplifting and comfortable retreat facility.
A bit of the Himalayas in the Blue Ridge MountainsSet in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the Center offers an experience of meditation and natural beauty coupled with comfortable lodging and facilities. The center covers 381 acres of forested mountains, with the main retreat facility set on the mountaintop.

  • The Center has a variety of 208 restful rooms overlooking the scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • The main hall – Originally built as a hall for meditation, the main hall features stunning natural lighting and a spacious area of 18,500 square feet that can accommodate up to 3,000 participants. The space is ideal for conferences, workshops, musical and cultural performances and other events.
  • Hillside hall – The hall can comfortably hold up to 250. Includes two small break-out rooms
  • Four program rooms – 3,124 sq ft each
  • Yoga Hall

Lutheridge Conference Center and Camp in South Asheville, North Carolina, and Camp Lutherock near Boone, North Carolina, comprise two sites in western North Carolina providing summer camp for children and youth, family programs, adult programs, and opportunities to plan your own retreat or conference for your group. Youth groups, family groups, public and private schools, college groups and more are customizing high-adventure and group-building retreats called LEAPS. Lutheridge Conference Center offers a wide range of meeting rooms. Please click on the list below for more information about each meeting room.

Faith Center: serves up to 552Efird Lounge: up to 100 in theatre-style seating or 50 in classroom seating
Efird Assembly:can accommodate 100
Lakeside Lodge
Whisnant Chapel: offers a woodsy setting for a worship service for as many as 200 people
Thornburg Hall: 2 meeting rooms accomodating 40 in theater seating and 25 in classroom seating.
Kohnjoy Lounge: for 10-15 people.
Kohnjoy Conference: 35 in theater seating and 20 in classroom seating.
Lineberger Hall:up to 250 people
Bischoff Lodge: two large meeting rooms, a breakout room

Very Large Meetings
For very large conferences there is plenty of space at facilities like Time Warner Cable Arena and Charlotte Convention Center. Both are conveniently located right in Charlotte’s Center City.

Charlotte Attractions for the young

If amusement parks are your thing, make time to visit Carowinds, where some fifty rides will whirl, spin, thrill and drop you. A top Charlotte thing to do, this adventure park is one of the best in the South and caters to all ages. Highlights include the Drop Tower, which has a 100-foot freefall, and the Intimidator, one of the fastest and longest coasters in the southeast. Our favorite is Boomerang Bay, a 20-acre Australian-themed water park where you can cool off in the Charlotte heat. Carowinds has water rides, carnival games and 12 fun rides for the little ones, and every kid likes the SpongeBob 3-D action adventure at the Carowinds Action Theater. Get to the park early before the crowds show up, and you'll be able to ride more rides. And don't forget the sunscreen. There is little shade, so you're going to need it! Tickets can be bought online or at the park, and are $39.99 for ages 3 and up. If you live near Charlotte and can visit often, buy the season pass, which is the best value. The Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort next door offers 140 RV, fifty-six tent and fifteen luxury cabins for those who want to stay near the park. Carowinds is open daily during the summer, and on weekends in the spring and fall, when the weather is best.

Discovery Place
The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre puts you in the movies. Equipped with a unique dome shape, state-of-the-art technology and the largest screen in the Carolinas, the IMAX Dome delivers the world's most immersive movie experience.

Discovery Place is a science and technology museum for visitors of all ages located in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina. Discovery Place brings science to life through hands-on interactive exhibits, thrilling activities and experiments, a larger-than-life IMAX Dome Theatre, and boundless other educational opportunities and programs. The Museum, which first opened in 1981, recently underwent an 18-month, $31.6 million renovation that transformed it into a reimagined state-of-the-art science and technology museum. The most recent exhibition additions to Discovery Place include Fantastic Frogs and Alien Worlds and Androids. The new fall exhibition, Dinosaurs in Motion, opens October 4, 2014.