This is a couples only retreat for married couples of all ages. It is designed to be part getaway weekend and part practical instruction seminar on enriching marriage relationships.
Registration fee: $50 per couple. Early Bird Discount: $40 per couple (must be registered and paid by January 15, 2015). Register online: www.register.smokymountainmarriage.com. Make checks payable to Jacksonville church of Christ, P. O. Box 520, Jacksonville, AL 36265.
Why a fee?
The Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat was offered free to attendees when it began years ago as a getaway for Jacksonville members. It has outgrown four venues so far, and expenses have increased to the point that the elders felt it was more than one church could handle. By all pitching in a little, we can cover the costs for speakers, conference rooms, and printed material. Neither the Jacksonville church nor any individual makes any money on the retreat.
Location / Lodging
Holiday Inn Conference Center
3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 Front desk: 865.428.2700
You are responsible for making your room reservations.
Room rates per night are $62.99/weekdays and $86.99/weekend, or $108.99 for a suite. Give Holiday Inn the three-letter code JCC to qualify for the group rate when you make your reservations. Including fee, food, and hotel, most couples can come to the retreat for about $300.
Many go early to enjoy time with each other. The schedule builds in free time to go to the outlets, see a show, explore the beautiful mountains, or enjoy leisure time at the hotel.
This retreat is sponsored by the Jacksonville church of Christ (PO Box 520, Jacksonville, AL 36265), under the oversight of its elders. Allen Webster is the retreat director.