Fri, 28 May | Oakridge Resort Wanaka

Southern Marriage Retreat 2021

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Southern Marriage Retreat 2021

Time & Location

28 May, 7:00 pm – 30 May, 12:30 pm
Oakridge Resort Wanaka, 20 Studholme Road, Wanaka 9382, 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 20 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 28th May 2021 until 12:30 pm Sunday 30th May 2021 

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

Accommodation: Oakridge Resort, 20 Studholme Rd, Wanaka


Option 1: Conference and Hotel Room $430 per couple 

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

Option 2: Conference and One Bedroom Unit $550 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; morning tea, lunch, and dinner Saturday; 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 23rd April 2021. Your registration is not secure until you have paid in full. 

Full payment must be made by 7th May 2021. Your deposit and registration may be forfeited after this date if it is not completed.

Registrations Close: 7th May 2021 (or when no there are no more available spaces)


Credit Card: To pay online you can continue with the ticket purchase. Please ensure you confirm your accommodation type and use your full name, not initials.

Bank deposit: Choose the REGO only option in our ticket 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: SMR2021


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

Before 23rd April 2021: Tickets are fully refundable 

After 23rd April 2021: Tickets are partially refundable up to 7th May 2021. If for any reason you decide to withdraw from the retreat after the 23rd April 2021 you will forfeit your deposit, but any remaining funds will be refunded to you as soon as possible if you withdraw before 7th May 2021.

After 7th May 2021: 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. 


Sarah Highsted

Phone: 021 233 0902 


Facebook: Regular updates here  

  • SMR2021 Waiting List

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