Event FAQs & Testimonials

Ridgecrest Event FAQs


Why should I choose Ridgecrest for my upcoming event?

  • Our team will be praying for you, your event and its attendees.
  • Because we are a 501(c)(3) religious nonprofit who hosts Christian conferences and events, there are no taxes charged on guest rooms or meals in our dining room.
  • Ridgecrest is a private, gated facility with 24 hour safety personnel.
  • Our 20% Audiovisual and Catering charge is  industry standard, and we will waive our service charge when your information is submitted at least 16 days prior to your event.
  • We have over 600 guest rooms (adult and youth) that vary in cost and layout, providing options for every budget.
  • Over 125,000 square feet of complimentary meeting space, including 7 auditoriums accommodating 20-2,100 people.
  • Onsite audiovisual equipment is complimentary in our auditoriums (AV Technician is required in Spilman).
  • Audiovisual Technician fees are only $50.00 per person, per hour.
  • Complimentary parking onsite.
  • Complimentary high speed wi-fi is available throughout campus with the exception of youth housing..
  • Dining Room seats 1,000 people and serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner for $36.00 per person, per day.
  • Clouds Coffee Shop and Nibble Nook where you can enjoy ice cream, burgers, sodas, snacks and fries.
  • The huge cost savings experienced by meeting at Ridgecrest enables you to use those dollars in other areas of your ministry.

Some of my group members have special dietary needs. Can Ridgecrest help?

Ridgecrest offers enhanced menus with items suited for those with special dietary needs. On the serving lines in our dining room, look for the unique symbol placed on the label beside each item to indicate gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. We have experienced great success with our new offerings and found they meet the needs of the majority of our guests. For any additional concerns regarding our menu, feel free to call us at (828) 669.8022.

Do you have laundry facilities on-site?

No, Ridgecrest does not have a guest laundry facility, however, there is a 24-hour coin laundry facility in Black Mountain (4 miles). For more information, please contact Black Mountain Coin Laundry at (828) 664.9267.

Click here for our policies and guidelines for visiting Ridgecrest Conference Center.

Do you have WI-FI?
Yes, complimentary high speed wi-fi is available throughout campus with the exception of youth housing.

Do you have a shuttle?
No, Ridgecrest does not provide shuttle services on campus or an airport shuttle. For more information about airport shuttles, visit our “Getting Here” page.

What Our Event Planners Are Saying…

All of my attendees commented on how wonderful the campus and employees were. They said the location and experience at Ridgecrest was icing on the cake for the weekend! I agree and I most definitely will be using Ridgecrest again soon!
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Everyone was always so helpful and very friendly.
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The whole staff of Ridgecrest were awesome. I call them God's angels.
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Every person we worked with was professional and helpful. We had a wonderful retreat and thought Ridgecrest was (once again) a great venue. THANK YOU!
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This is our 10th anniversary of having our bi-annual reunion at Ridgecrest. Facilities are great and we enjoy the Christian environment that Ridgecrest provides.
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The team working at RC is a great group of people, who you can tell love people.
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Every person that I encountered through the entire process, completely exemplified your mission statement of "Cultivating experiences, nurturing relationships, impacting lives for God's glory".
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To be honest, I am hoping we cannot find a closer option for our next retreat because I want to return to Ridgecrest. You guys did an amazing job!
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One of the best staffs I have had the pleasure to work with! I have participated in many conferences around the U.S. and the team approach is the best experience I have had with conference center.
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Chick-fil-a has a rival and it is at Ridgecrest Conference Center! Everyone from the volunteers to the paid staff were amazing!
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Thank you for praying for us and calling us and letting us know you were praying for us by name. That fact made the biggest difference.
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You are hitting the mark perfectly - balancing top quality business and God Honoring Ministry in a way that is refreshing - for that we are SO VERY THANKFUL.
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Ridgecrest is wonderful. We love coming here for our retreat. This was our 5th retreat and I look forward to the next one!
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Thanks for being a great partner.
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