Our Story

Retreat Central is a matchmaker.

The company was born out of a desire to help event planners find the best possible locations for their retreat groups. We felt strongly that all groups, businesses and non-profit organizations, deserve a beautiful location with good facilities and excellent service, and affordable pricing. Often the search for the best location can take longer than the planning of the event!

When we became involved with our children’s summer camps we discovered the best kept secret in the meetings industry – camps! Summer camps all across the USA function as retreat centers during the school year. These retreat centers are affordable, accessible and dedicated to group events. We hired a research firm to help us understand this market and learned that it is peripherally referenced in the larger travel market, but has never has a company been dedicated exclusively to the retreat market, until Retreat Central!

Retreat Central was created to serve event planners looking for facilities outside the traditional hotel market. Since 2008, the Retreat Central team has been working with retreat centers across the United States, matching them with event planners.

The concept is simple. We identify locations and offer them to event planners to reach directly through the Retreat Central website.

Our job is to free planners’ time so they can focus on what really matters most – the quality of the event.