Retreat FAQ’s

I’m not entirely sure what is included in the price?

Twin Share inclusions – Tea & Coffee breaks on both days, water station & mints, lunch on both days, Cocktail & savoury nibbles, 1 nights accommodation in the Twin Room which includes in-room Wi-Fi access and breakfast at Epicurean.

Single inclusions – all of the above however you will have a King room to yourself.

2 Day Pass – Tea & Coffee breaks on both days, lunch on both days, Cocktail & savoury nibbles.  It does not include accommodation or Epicurean breakfast.

What isn’t included in the price that I may need to pay for?

Your drinks during the days, however you are welcome to purchase soft drinks, juices & Champagne from our butler.  Saturday night dinner is your choice, there are plenty of restaurants & cafes around.   Anything taken from the mini bar and any other items/drinks you may need.

What if I want to stay the Friday night too?

You are welcome to!  I do have this as an option at a special rate for our event.

I’ve never sewn before, can I learn at the retreat?

This is not recommended for absolute beginners/beginners.  Whilst Ill be there, I will offer guidance and work on my own projects.  This is not a How To retreat but rather a social gathering for people enjoying their craft, to share their knowledge amongst each other and gain inspiration.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of free parking around the hotel.  You can park up at concierge and drop your things off first.  Valet parking is available, please organise this yourself if required.

What if I don’t drink alcohol for the drinks by the pool?

There are non-alcoholic options available.

What if I require a special diet?

With notice, Crown will make every effort to cater for guests with dietary requirements ie, vegetarian & gluten free.  Should a large number of you need this there is a surcharge per person.

Can I attend and pay for just 1 day?

Unfortunately this option is not available.

Will my belongings be safe when we leave The Botanical Rooms?

We will have our own butler on the day and the room will be locked each time we leave.

Can I stay up til 2am to sew or start Sunday morning at 7am?

Unfortunately this is not possible.  Times stated must be adhered too.

I want to attend but I don’t know what to make?

I can help with your planning!  There will be plenty of opportunity for you to do a Miss Mary workshop or course to learn a particular skill in the months leading up the retreat. I always have ideas and a Pinterest board for inspiration.  Miss Mary Patterns & kits will also be available.

Can my family stay with me in the room while I’m sewing?

Yes, if you have purchased a king room (twin) it caters for 2 adults and 2 children, however children are not permitted at the retreat.

What if I really want to stay the night but none of my friends sew?  Do you have anyone wanting to share with me?

If there is anyone who is happy to share with someone they don’t know, please let me know. There will be plenty of opportunity to meet in the months before the retreat with all of the classes I have available.

What if I need to cancel?

As there are minimums required I am unable to offer refunds at this stage.  You are welcome to transfer the retreat to a friend.

What if I can’t afford the whole amount now, do you have a payment plan?

Yes, you can pay a deposit to secure your place at the retreat and then you will be sent reminders to pay the balance.  Final payments must be received by February 2019.

Can I sponsor this event & share my business with your guests?

Yes you can.  Regardless the type of business you have, you are welcome to contact us for more information about retreat sponsorship.

How do I book?

Go to the new MISS MARY SHOP and look for Cocktails & Stitches Retreat 2019 – Crown Towers, Perth.  There are options to pay a deposit, half of the cost or the full amount.

Bookings will work on a first come first serve basis.  Numbers are limited.

If you have any other questions please ask!