Retreat FAQ’s

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

Inclusions – Tea & Coffee breaks on both days, water station & mints, lunch on both days, Crystal Club access which includes complimentary drinks, canapés, afternoon tea & breakfast. One nights accommodation at Crown Towers in a Twin or Single King room which includes in-room Wi-Fi access.

2 Day Pass – Tea & Coffee breaks on both days, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea on both days.  Unfortunately this does not include drinks & canapés, accommodation or breakfast.

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

Drinks will be available to purchase during the day from our butler.  Crystal Club access will give you complimentary drinks during specified times.  Saturday night dinner is not included, 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!  This as an option at a special rate for our event, however the Crystal Club is included in the package.

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

This is not recommended for absolute beginners/beginners.  I’ll definitely be there to offer guidance & help with the projects you are working on.   In previous years I have found that the ladies attending also 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.

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 to.

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.

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 June 2020.

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?

Bookings open Friday, 28 February 9:30am.

To book go to MISS MARY SHOP and look for Retreat 2020.  There are options to pay a deposit or the full amount.

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

Have any other questions?  Please submit your questions!