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Parents Weekend

September 13 - September 15, 2024

WinShape Retreat - Rome, GA

Retreat Description

Marriage alone can be complicated, but when you add children (of all ages!) into the mix, life can get even more interesting. Based on biblical principles and informed by research, Parents Weekend is an encouraging weekend that gives you and your spouse time to have fun and play as well as practical strategies to thrive in your marriage. You’ll learn how to prioritize your relationship while also creating a healthy, God-honoring home environment as parents where your children can learn, grow, and prepare for launch. In 2023, this retreat was named Thriving Marriage, Thriving Family. 

Key Takeaways

  • Knowledge to manage your family in healthy ways 
  • Keys to keeping your marriage a priority while still parenting effectively
  • A blueprint for healthy communication in your home
  • Insights into helping each family member know they have a voice and role 
  • Strategies for helping your children come to know and love God and own their faith 


  • While we love kids, 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. 

Retreat Cost

$620 per couple (all applicable taxes included)
Includes lodging for two nights, meals, and programming

Your Retreat Registration Includes:

  • Comfortable accommodations featuring a private room with a king-size bed and a private bathroom with a shower and dual sink vanity
  • Fresh meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, coffee, and desserts (including endless Icedream®) curated by our world-class dining team
  • Access to the beautiful Berry College campus, dotted by 27,000 acres of peaceful pastures, tree-lined trails, wildlife, and a tranquil lake
  • Biblically-based and research-informed content designed to propel your relationship forward during the weekend and beyond
  • Serene spaces to truly unplug and connect with your spouse—time to relax in a hammock, read a book by the fire, play pickleball or ride bikes, and more


“Our favorite part of the weekend was making friends with other parents and couples. The flow of the weekend [allowed for] just the right amount of free time, time with my spouse, time with new friends, worship time, and excellent content time. We could see how intentional and thoughtful the planning was. The whole experience was just peaceful.”

Mandi W.

“Julie was an excellent leader and had the best sessions mixed with teaching, talk time with spouse or other couples, and excellent interactive demonstrations. It was very well put together! The free time was great. We loved pickleball, biking, and hiking. The ambiance of the entire experience was so wonderful!”

Jim B.

“The food was incredible, and honestly, the time to rest and relax was priceless. Our kids are we slept a LOT this weekend. We’ll be back!”

Ashley P.

How It Works


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. 

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, youll 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. 

What does the schedule look like, and will we have free time?

You’ll receive a detailed schedule of the weekend upon arrival, but you can expect breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as sessions in an auditorium type setting. You’ll have free time throughout the weekend, where you’re welcome to explore the beautiful campus on one of the many walking or biking trails. 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 is your reservation policy?

The full amount of the event will be charged to your credit card at the time of the reservation. Once your card is charged, your payment is nonrefundable. If your plans change, your reservation can be transferred to another event within one year of the originally scheduled experience. This must be done at least 30 days prior to the event, or a $75.00 transfer fee will be assessed. If you do not transfer your reservation prior to the event, you will no longer be able to transfer, and all payments will be forfeited. 

After a Marriage Retreat, You’ll Be:

  • Strengthened in your relationship with the Lord 
  • Renewed in your intimacy with your spouse 
  • Inspired to continue prioritizing your marriage 
  • Encouraged by others walking similar paths 
  • Refreshed and rejuvenated to return home 

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Ready to Register?

Once you and your spouse are ready to register for an incredible weekend getaway, you can do so easily online. Of course, if you have any questions along the way about what experience is best suited for you or your registration, we’re happy to help. You can reach us 866-976-2774 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

Have questions? Our team is here to help.