Refresh the love and intimacy that is vital to the success of your relationship.
Strengthen the unique bond you have with each other, as you explore what does and doesn’t work well for you as a couple.
Enrich your relationship as you enjoy one on one time together in a fun, relaxed environment.
With an open mind, your marriage can be renewed and transformed to a level you never thought possible.
You can expect a fun, relaxed environment.
To get the most out of the weekend we offer main sessions with a mix of informative teaching by Matt and Belinda Stott, a stunning time of worship and a bit of fun with our MCs, Bruce and Sarah O'Brien.
On Saturday and Sunday a range of optional workshops are available led by our team of experts in the field of healthy relationships. You choose what works for you!
Our desire is for you to walk away feeling absolutely looked after, so we provide top-notch meals, including a three-course candle-lit dinner where you will be served by our waiters and waitresses, enjoy live music and have the opportunity for a dance afterwards.
To make sure you can maximise your time away together, we offer several fun dating opportunities; ball room dancing, outdoor movies, horse riding, geocaching, archery, rock climbing and of course there is plenty of opportunity to explore the beauty of Waikanae! There are local reserves, gorgeous beaches, great cafes and local museums, check out further options here.
Throughout the weekend we also run our own high tea café and a café with free barista-made coffee!
Our team is made up of caring individuals who have a passion for enriching marriages. Their aim is to both nurture and support couples, as well as be available for couples should any issues arise throughout the weekend.
There will also be an experienced team available for prayer, private counselling and prophetic ministry.
This retreat is for newly weds and oldly weds, for strong healthy couples and any that might be struggling their way through their relationship.
It is our hope that all those coming will benefit from the seminars, time alone and fun activities, as a means of enriching their relationship.
The full cost for the weekend is $360 per couple ($180 per ticket and it can be paid off in installments, if that is easier for you).
This is less than what it actually costs us per couple, to run the Retreat and includes the following:
• Two nights accommodation in your own room. Linen, bedding and towels are provided.
• Four catered meals – including breakfast and lunch on Saturday, a candle lit, three course meal on Saturday evening (feel free to dress up) and breakfast Sunday.
• A great line up of seminars and workshops across the weekend.
• Two onsite cafés with baristas (making complimentary coffees!) and live music.
• An exciting range of onsite activities!
(Please note you may be sharing bathroom facilities with at least one other couple).
We are looking at fundraising to help cover the costs of this great ministry event, if you are in a position to help with this or would like to sponsor a couple to come, please contact us on email@example.com.
We have been to many events for married couples and this was by far our favorite event. The weekend was the best time we have ever had as a married couple.
Thank you for the most incredible weekend. This is the most fun we have ever had and we have had so many revelations together.
This has saved our marriage.
Incredibly well organised! Blown away by the hospitality, kindness, attention to detail, care, thought and prayer. Such a blessing to us as a couple.
We felt respected and welcome. We were just hanging on to our marriage after ten years of struggling. It has been both challenging and hopeful to see what we can do to start building intimacy, trust and friendship again. Nice to be with people on varying stages of their journeys. Our marriage would not have survived until Christmas - now we have some ideas on what to do. Thank you so much.
A truly amazing weekend. We loved every bit of it. The whole team went well above and beyond what we bargained for! You are amazing people!"
A very well run weekend. Strengthened our relationship with each other and God.
What a wonderful, romantic and comfortable atmosphere you have created. I almost felt undeserving of all this love and attention.
I really enjoyed the realness and authenticity of the speakers. Marriages are hard work and coming to a marriage retreat can make you believe your marriage is not up to scratch...this was very non-threatening, husband-friendly and most enjoyable, I would definitely recommend.