About The Center

The Catholic Conference Center was originally built in 1988 and dedicated by the Most Reverend John F. Donoghue, Bishop of Charlotte. The Center is a mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and was originally developed as a support facility for the diocese, its programs, parishes, and offices.

Who we serve

The Center still provides essential services to the diocese, but because of her unique features, has become a preferred site for a wide range of:

• religious groups
• businesses
• governmental agencies
• civic organizations

We delight in providing a venue for any group whose purposes do not conflict with those of the Roman Catholic Church.

What we do

The Catholic Conference Center provides professional staff and nicely appointed facilities for:

• Retreats
• Conferences
• Workshops
• Training
• Team building
• Reunions and receptions
• Staff development

With our beautiful grounds and stunning architectural features, we offer a unique way our guests can be renewed and transformed.

How we serve

The center has 30 years of experience hosting a variety of groups.  It is situated minutes from Hickory and on the rim of Baker Mountain State Park. Under one roof, The Center offers:

• meeting spaces and conference rooms for groups up to 200 people.
• dining area with a full-time chef.
• 50 lodging rooms for overnight stays, each with two full sized beds
• Amenities such as audio/visual equipment, digital white board, and free wireless internet
• A staff with a wealth of experience hosting events and retreat.

Many groups that come to the center have such a great experience they book their next event before they leave.

Why we serve

It is our joy to provide a unique environment that will allow our guests to find a pathway to explore new horizons, sharpen their focus, or rediscover their purpose. In so doing, The Center advances the mission of the Diocese of Charlotte to “grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship, and witness… and become ever more enthusiastically a leaven of service and a sign of peace.”

Who to contact

If you would like more information how The Center can help you or your group click here for more information.

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