Marriage Retreat FAQ

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 I bring my 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 under the age of 18 are permitted at these events.

What are the accommodations like?

Our accommodations are similar to that of a hotel. Couples will stay in their own private room, with a king-sized bed and a private bathroom. Linens and towels are also provided. In order to help foster an environment where couples can truly focus on one another, these rooms do not have TVs or telephones.

When are my check-in and check-out times?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on the day of your arrival, with the first event being dinner at 5:30 PM. Check-out is at noon on the day of your departure.

What is your cancellation policy?

(a) All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

(b) Up to 30 days of the scheduled event guests may transfer their reservation to another WinShape Marriage event that falls within one calendar year of their originally scheduled event date or transfer the reservation to another couple within one year of the date of the reserved event at no charge. 
 
(c) Within 30 days and up to 7 days of the scheduled event a transfer fee of $75 will be charged to guests for and event transfer. Guests may transfer their reservation to another WinShape Marriage event that falls within one calendar year of their originally scheduled event date or transfer the reservation to another couple within one year of the date of the reserved event. 
 
(d) Within 7 days of the retreat start date, participants are not permitted to reschedule their event. However, transferring their reservation to another couple for that event date is allowed. In the case that a transfer is not possible the total payments and deposits will be forfeited.
 
(e) WinShape Foundation 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.
 
(f) WinShape Foundation reserves the right, under special circumstance, to consider a partial or full refund.

How does the wait-list work?

To be placed on the wait-list, please email our Reservations Team at reservations@winshape.org with your name and 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 wait-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 wait-list up until the day before the event.

What can we do during our free time?

While you are here, you are welcome to explore the beautiful Berry College campus on one of the many walking or biking trails, and please feel free to bring your bikes. Just stop by the Front Desk to grab a map! We also have a variety of other activities and games available, including fishing equipment, discs for our disc golf course, yard games, tennis rackets, basketballs, and board games for rainy days.

What do I need to bring?

The dress for your retreat will be very casual. Please bring comfortable clothing. We recommend at least one pair of pants and a light jacket. At most retreats, you will have the option of doing experiential learning activities, during which you will need to have closed-toe/closed-heel shoes (preferably athletic shoes). You will not need any money during your stay, as all of your meals, lodging, and programming are included in your registration fee.

Do you provide counseling at these events?

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 that your marriage may be in crisis, please contact us using the button below or check out WinShape Marriage Intensives.

Does my information request save me a spot in the event?

An information request does not save your spot in an event. But, if you give our Reservations Team a call at 706-368-6801 or send us an email at reservations@winshape.org we will be happy to start the process for you.

Can I make a reservation for a stay at WinShape outside of one of your Marriage Retreats?

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

Have Additional Questions?

Contact our Reservations Team by emailing us or by calling us at 706-368-6801.