Group Visits

The Monastery welcomes groups of all sizes and can help you plan a meaningful experience for a day or for an overnight trip. Senior and student field trips, business retreats, and tour groups visiting Atlanta are a few of the many types of groups who enjoy visiting the Monastery every year.

The Monastery has facilities to accommodate any group need you may desire. Classrooms for a lecture, meeting space for a business meeting or rooms for overnight stays are all available and can be used alone or in combination depending on your needs.

Many groups enjoy meeting a monk and learning from him about his life at the Monastery. Others may have a speaker or a meeting agenda and are only seeking a meeting space. Meals service is an option you may also consider, and there are some different service options either utilizing our Refectory café or being served in your meeting space. 

Lunch Boxes available:
For groups of 12 or more, you can order wholesome and healthy lunch box choices that are freshly prepared. You will need to order at least four days in advance. Click here to see the LUNCH MENU choices.

The Monastery is also a popular location for group retreats. Arrangements can be made for a day or a number of days if required.

All groups larger than 12 people are encouraged to call and make a reservation to ensure our staff is prepared for you. 

To check availability or to schedule your group visit, please call the Retreat House staff at 770-760-0959.

Common Questions 

  • The Monastery Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Monastery grounds and abbey church are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk.
  • The following scheduled Monastery services are open to the public every day.

               4:30 AM Vigils
               7:00 AM Morning Prayer and Mass
              12:15 PM Midday Prayer
              5:20 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer)
              7:30 PM Compline (Night Prayer)

  • Guests touring the Visitor Center and Abbey Church should allow between 2 and 3 hours for a visit. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Admission is free, but we welcome a free will offering donation, donation boxes are available in the Visitor Center lobby.
  • Free parking is available including auto, bus, RV and disabled spaces.
  • Visitors need to provide their own strollers and wheelchairs

Pets are allowed on the grounds but must be on a leash, and pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center or Abbey Church except service dogs.

  • Cameras are permitted in the exhibit areas and the church. Please refrain from taking pictures during the church services and flash is not allowed at any time.
  • Alcoholic beverages and firearms are not permitted on the property; smoking is not allowed.
  • Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. If you enjoy your experience, we'd love to hear about it!
Plan Your Visit

The Monastery is truly a destination for the entire family. Find out how you can make the most of your time during a visit to our grounds.