Retreat FAQ’s

Im not entirely sure what is included in the price?

Twin Share inclusions – Tea & Coffee breaks on both days, lunch on both days, High Coffee (cocktail & dessert), 4 course dinner at Market & Co, 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, High Coffee (cocktail & dessert), 4 course dinner at Market & Co.  It does not include accommodation or Epicurean breakfast.

What isn’t included in the price?

Your drinks for Saturday night and obviously 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, just let me know and we can organise that separately.

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 High Coffee?

There are non-alcoholic options also 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 etc.  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 Meeting Room?

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

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’ll have ideas and Pinterest board for inspiration.  Patterns & fabrics will also be available with some pop up markets I have organised.

Can my family stay with me in the room while Im sewing?

Yes, if you have purchased a king room (single) 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 the other workshops & classes I have planned.

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.

How do I book?

On Friday, 27 October find ‘Retreat Bookings’ in the drop down menu.  Fill in the details; your name & email, the type of package you would like, if you are sharing you will need your friends name and their email address.  An invoice will then be sent to you (and your friend if sharing) which requires an immediate deposit of $200.  Then there will be further deposits required over the coming months.

Bookings will work on a first come first serve basis, however it is payment of your deposit that secures your place at the retreat.  Numbers are limited.

If you have any other questions please ask!