Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the retreat for?
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.
All classes are for married adults only. Please do not bring children.
What is the cost?
Pre-registration is $100 per couple, onsite registration is $125 per couple.
Why is there 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 now exceed what one church can handle.
By all pitching in a little, we cover costs for speakers, conference rooms, and printed material. Neither the Jacksonville church nor any individual makes any money on the retreat.
Can I get a recording of these lessons?
A download link to all lessons—both tracks, all locations, and church services—will be sent to every couple who provide an email address at registration.
If you wish to have the lessons on a thumb drive, they are available for $25. This drive will also include audios from all previous Great Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreats (over 150 lessons).
Sign up/pay at the registration table. Thumb drives will be mailed soon after the event.
Where are the lessons presented?
LeConte Convention Center
2986 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
The Sevierville church of Christ
208 Hicks Drive
Sevierville, TN 37864
Location for Wednesday/Sunday services
The Gatlinburg church of Christ
414 Trinity Lane
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location for Sunday services
Where do I stay?
While you can select any local lodging. We have negotiated rates with multiple hotels in Pigeon Forge. You can choose which property best fits your budget and goals.
What about free time?
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.
Who hosts/oversees this retreat?
This retreat is sponsored by the Jacksonville church of Christ (P.O. Box 520, Jacksonville, AL 36265), under the oversight of its elders.
Allen Webster is the retreat director.