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Fri, 27 May



Southern Marriage Retreat 2022

A practical and fun weekend with your spouse that will enrich and strengthen your marriage.

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Southern Marriage Retreat 2022
Southern Marriage Retreat 2022

Time & Location

27 May 2022, 7:00 pm – 29 May 2022, 12:30 pm

Wanaka, 89 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

About the event

"The more you invest in your marriage, the more valuable it becomes.”

The Southern Marriage Retreat is an opportunity to invest in your relationship with a refreshing weekend away in Wanaka. Whether you have been married 50 days or 50 years, struggling or strong, this marriage retreat offers a space for you to understand and enjoy one another more. Our main speakers are Matt and Belinda Stott who are both experienced and entertaining, offering great content, laughter, and fresh perspectives. There is a great mix of seminars, a choice of workshops, live music, good food, and time to just relax and enjoy connecting with each other in a fantastic location.

What guests have said about Southern Marriage Retreat

" We loved having time away from the kids, and spending time with my wife, who is actually pretty awesome!"

" Good to get space and time together. The program was well balanced with free time and sessions"

" All that we learned will bless our marriage and whanau"

"We got to spend time together and learned a few things. What's not to like?"

" We have honestly had the best time. I have been blown away with all the details. Love the free time- that was so great to actually chat and hang out. This is an awesome, important ministry, so please do it again!"

Keynote Speakers

Matt and Belinda run life and relationship workshops in Australasia in a variety of contexts. They have been married for 24 years and have two children, Jasper and Scarlett. Every time they speak there is an overwhelming response from attendees as to how personable, insightful, fun, and captivating they both are. Matt and Belinda offer a wealth of knowledge and very practical tools for building a healthy marriage. They have a very unique and needed ministry in Aotearoa and are leaving a legacy of countless strengthened, rebuilt, and renewed marriages in their wake.

Dates: 7 pm Friday 27th May 2022 until 12:30 pm Sunday 29th May 2022

Conference Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka

Accommodation: Oakridge Resort, 20 Studholme Rd, Wanaka


Option 1: Conference and Hotel Room $455 per couple

King-size bed, ensuite, tea & coffee making facilities

Option 2: Conference and One Bedroom Unit $555 per couple

Bedroom with king-size bed, ensuite, lounge, and full kitchen

Both options include: Accommodation and access to resort facilities, guest speakers, and workshops. Catering includes drinks and nibbles Friday night; Saturday morning tea, lunch; and morning tea Sunday. Breakfast is NOT included in your registration package.

Breakfast: This is NOT included in your registration package. Breakfast is available at the resort for an extra charge of $21 per person for a continental breakfast, or $29 per person for a full cooked breakfast. Couples register and pay for breakfast separately on check-in at the resort. Couples are welcome to bring their own breakfast or dine in town.

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your place at the retreat up until 22nd April 2022. Your registration is not secure until you have paid in full.

Full payment must be made by 6th May 2022. Your deposit and registration may be forfeited after this date if it is not completed.


Internet banking: Choose your ticket (whether 1 bedroom or hotelroom) selection, then make your payment via bank deposit using the information below. Please ensure you use the correct reference number.


Account Name: Dn Elim City Church

Bank: Bank of New Zealand

Account Number: 02 0908 0063554 01


Particulars: Your First Names

Code: Your Surname

Reference: SMR2022


If for any reason you decide to withdraw from the retreat please notify us as soon as possible.

Before 22nd April 2022: Tickets are fully refundable

After 22nd April 2022: Tickets are partially refundable up to 6th May 2022. If for any reason you decide to withdraw from the retreat after the 22nd April 2022 you will forfeit your deposit, but any remaining funds will be refunded to you as soon as possible if you withdraw before 6th May 2022.

After 6th May 2022: Tickets are non-refundable

Please contact directly if you need to arrange a refund. Please note it can take up to 2 weeks to process your request. Ticket transaction fee is non-refundable.


Jane Wilden

Phone: 027 358 3939


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