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Marriage Retreat FAQs

Where are you located?

WinShape Retreat is located on the campus of Berry College in Rome, GA, approximately 1.5 hours northwest of Atlanta, GA.

Can we bring our kids to a Marriage Retreat?

While we love kids (and even have summer camps for them!), our Marriage Retreats are a place for parents to get away and focus on their relationship. Therefore, no infants or children are permitted at these events.

What are the accommodations like?

Our accommodations are similar to that of a hotel. Couples stay in their own private room with a king-sized bed and a private bathroom with a shower and dual sink vanity. Towels and linens are provided. In order to help foster an environment where couples can truly focus on one another, these rooms do not have TVs or telephones. We believe a rejuvenating weekend away starts with space to rest well.

When is check-in and checkout?

Check-in is Friday 3 – 5 p.m. EST with the first event being dinner at 5:30 p.m. EST. Checkout is Sunday at noon EST.

What is your cancellation policy?

(a) All payments are nonrefundable. 

(b) Up to 30 days before the scheduled event, guests may transfer their reservation to another WinShape Marriage experience or transfer their reservation to another couple within one year of their originally scheduled experience for free.  

(c) Within 30 days and up to 7 days before the scheduled event, a $75 transfer fee will be assessed when transferring to another WinShape Marriage experience or to another couple.  

(d) Within 7 days of the scheduled event, rescheduling is not permitted. Guests may transfer their reservation to another couple, but if this is not possible, all payments will be forfeited. 

(e) WinShape Marriage reserves the right in any circumstance to cancel a retreat, in which case we will offer a refund in full of all monies paid or the option to transfer to a future event. 

How does the waiting list work?

To be placed on the waiting list for a retreat, please email our Customer Experience Team at with your name, phone number, and the name and date of the retreat you wish to attend. Should space become available, a member of our team will reach out via phone and email with a time frame to respond to claim your spot. If we do not hear back, we will move on to the next person on the waiting list. For the best chance of getting in, we recommend keeping the weekend of the retreat open for as long as possible. We will add people from the waiting list up until the day before the event.

What can we do during our free time?

During your stay at WinShape Retreat, youre welcome to explore the beautiful Berry College campus on one of the many walking or biking trails—just stop by the Front Desk to grab a map. We also have a variety of other activities and games available. You can play pickleball, play disc golf, fish, hike, play board games, read, relax in a hammock, and more! Feel free to bring your own bikes, equipment, and games, but we also have everything you’ll need available for checkout.

What do we need to bring?

The dress for your retreat will be very casual. Please bring comfortable clothing for the entire weekend, including Sunday morning. We recommend at least one pair of pants, a light jacket, and layers in case of colder weather, rain, etc. During most retreats, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities, which require closed-toe/closed-heel shoes (preferably athletic shoes). On Saturday, you’ll have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken by our on-site photographer. If you’d like to bring a nicer outfit you can, though this is not required. Bring all personal toiletries, including any medicines you’re currently taking. You may want to bring a Bible, small book bag, and water bottle. You will not need any money during your stay as lodging, meals, snacks, and programming are included in your registration fee.

Do you provide counseling at Marriage Retreats?

Our Marriage Retreats do not provide time for one-on-one counseling with the speakers or any other staff members. If you feel you may need more in-depth help or your marriage may be in crisis, please contact us using the button below or check out WinShape Marriage Intensives.

Can I make a reservation for a stay at WinShape outside of a Marriage Retreat?

We do not make individual reservations outside of our scheduled events.

Have Additional Questions?

Contact our Customer Experience Team by emailing us at or calling us at 866-976-2774.