Planning an event at Happiness Hills is an exciting process! We have several options, so scroll through and see which might best fit your needs. The rates listed here are for events that include up to 100 guests. An event of above 100 persons, not to exceed 150, or one with additional requirements must be individually negotiated in view of space limitations, parking and services needed.
About Deposits: A security deposit is required to confirm a reservation. It will be returned by check from us after the event closes unless special cleaning is needed or other costs are incurred due to the rental.
About Taxes: Taxes will be added as required (KY sales tax 6% and transient tax 1%).
Local Service Providers: Need advice about flowers, seating, music, catering, or anything else associated with a large event? Here’s our downloadable list of providers we know and can recommend: HHF Event Planning Guide
THE BARN – SINGLE DAY: $300, plus $40 security deposit
This rate is for a basic single-day party/event in the Barn, with no prior day access or post-day cleanup required. Renters are generally allowed access to the Barn after 10:00 am on the day of rental, and must be cleaned up and out by midnight.
THE BARN – ONE DAY PLUS SET-UP: $450, plus $40 deposit
This rate is for a basic single-day party/event in the Barn, with prior day access after 3pm OR post-day cleanup before noon. No lodging is included in this price.
Guests renting the Barn also have access to Hill House Ground Floor, which contains a full kitchen and two bathrooms. Tables and chairs for up to 50 people are available at no additional charge. No overnight lodging is included in Barn-only rentals.
HARMONY CENTER – HOURLY: $25 per hour (2-hour minimum), plus a $40 security deposit
This special rate is designed to accommodate classes or workshops, a simple meal, or a short celebration. It is not appropriate for events that include much decoration or more than approximately 40 people.
HARMONY CENTER – SINGLE DAY: $200, plus $40 security deposit
This rate is for a basic single-day party/event, with no prior day access or post-day cleanup required. Renters are generally allowed access to Harmony Center after 10:00 am on the day of rental, and must be cleaned up and out by midnight.
HARMONY CENTER – ONE DAY PLUS SET-UP: $300, plus $40 security deposit
This rate is for a basic single-day party/event in Harmony Center, with prior day access after 3pm OR post-day cleanup before noon.
Harmony Center has a restroom and full kitchen, in addition to the 40′ square hall. Tables and chairs for up to 50 people are available at no additional charge.
When booking Happiness Hills for a major event, you have access to all the facilities:
- The Grounds: the lawns on the Retreat Center campus, along with the deck, bridge and creek
- The Barn: Seating / gathering areas + kitchen area (sinks, microwave)
- Gate House: 1 queen bed + full futon bed + twin sofa bed; efficiency kitchen; 1 bathroom with shower
- Hill House Ground Floor: 4 single bunk beds + 1 full sofa bed + 1 firm floor mattress; full kitchen; 2 bathrooms with showers; conference/living/dining area
- Hill House Second Floor: 2 bedrooms with 1 queen bed in each + 1 queen sofa bed + 1 twin sofa bed ; full kitchen; 1 bathroom with shower; living room; dining area
- Hill House Third Floor (“The Edisto Room”): 6 single beds; 1 bathroom with shower
A major event involves the whole retreat center for 2 or 3 days. No other use of the center would be scheduled. The following fees are the regular charges, however, each event is special and different so costs can be negotiated depending on the circumstances. Lodging is included for the number of nights in the charge whether or not lodging is used. Beyond the one to three nights included in the above fees regular lodging rates would apply.
TWO DAYS: $1,800 plus $200 security deposit
This rate includes all facilities and grounds, including up to 2 nights’ lodging, and parking for approximately 50 vehicles.
THREE DAYS: $2,650 plus $200 security deposit
This rate includes all facilities and grounds, including up to 3 nights’ lodging, and parking for approximately 50 vehicles. This package is great for family reunions, group vacations, and multi-day training retreats.
WEDDINGS: We no longer offer services or space for weddings. Our facilities are much more useful for simpler, cozier gatherings.