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Has the business of everyday life found you longing for a deeper connection with your spouse? A Christian marriage retreat might be just what you need to rekindle the spark. Taking time for a marriage retreat is different from taking a vacation, it is an intentional time to deepen your relationship. While on a Christian marriage retreat, you can learn how to communicate better, what the Bible says about marriage, and hear advice and encouragement. There are several important things to keep in mind when planning your Christian marriage retreat: The location, accommodations, food, and activities. These things will help you to get the most out of your marriage retreat.

Finding the Perfect Location For Your Christian Marriage Retreat

Location is prime for a marriage retreat, Virginia offers many different types of experiences and climates. Some key factors in planning should include: How far you are willing to travel, what type of experience you would like to do together on a date night out, and how you want to feel at your accommodations.  

Our central location in the Mid-Atlantic makes it easy for couples to travel to WCRC. We’re easily accessible from North Carolina, Maryland, and Washington D.C., being only 30 minutes from I-95 and 5 minutes from I-64. Or you can take Rt 30 or Rt 60 for the scenic route.  

Being centrally located, WCRC is near activities for couples who love lots of different experiences. For history lovers; Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown are all within an hour’s drive. For thrill-seekers; Busch Gardens is 20 minutes away and offers a large variety of roller coasters, shows, and dining experiences. For fine-dining; Williamsburg offers a variety of high-end and local restaurants.

Marriage Retreat Accommodations

A most important question is; where are you going to sleep and have those pivotal late-night conversations? Cozy accommodations are key in feeling entirely relaxed and ready to connect. Nothing hurts a connection more than noise, bright city lights, and constant interruptions. At WCRC, our amazing location allows us to be close to all Williamsburg has to offer; while being away from city-sounds and distractions. Surrounded by 300 acres with wooded trails, we offer stunning views that make you feel like you’re away from the real world. At night the stars seem to shine extremely bright. 

What can WCRC offer for a couples’ marriage retreat? We have a variety of cozy accommodations. We are a great marriage retreat location for couples, and small to large groups. Oakwood, our hotel-style lodging has 30 rooms, all of which have been recently renovated. We offer several meeting spaces to fit the needs of a group. Free from screens, our rooms are the perfect place to connect with your spouse. 

Marriage Retreat Dining Options

Food is always important when it comes to retreats. Are you or your group wanting to prepare their own food, or have meals provided? We offer delicious buffet-style meals for any party of 20 or more, and can accommodate most dietary restrictions when given advance information. If you or your group would rather prepare meals, we have several buildings with fully stocked kitchens. If planning a date-night out during your marriage retreat, feel free to ask our retreat planners for a local’s guide to restaurants. 

Couples Retreat Activities

Something that makes a couples marriage retreat memorable is special activities. WCRC can offer a variety of experiences: bonfires, hiking trails, canoeing on the Diascund Reservoir, ziplining through the woods, high-ropes course, star gazing, and team building games, we have it all! These activities help strengthen connections and offer an opportunity for shared memories to be made. All at an affordable rate as a part of our retreat package. 

While WCRC does not currently host a preorganized couple’s marriage retreat, putting together a marriage retreat for us to host might be easier than you think. Start with finding some like-minded couples in your church or fellowship group. Then find someone who’s willing to facilitate a curriculum; perhaps a pastor or associate pastor. Next, choose a curriculum that you would like to pursue.

Family Life offers “The Art Of Marriage” video dissension. If your group would like to work through a book, we recommend: “The Meaning of Marriage” By Tim Keller, “The 5 Love Languages” By Gary Chapman, and “Vertical Marriage” by Dave & Ann Wilson. Once you have a plan in place give us a call to find out availability and pricing.

The Importance Of A Christian Couples Retreat

Taking time away to focus and connect is so important for couples to continue to grow together. Our Christian retreat center is the perfect place for your local marriage retreat. Picture you and your spouse sitting on a bench under an oak tree talking, without interruption, enjoying each others’ company before heading back into a session about growing together towards God and each other.  For more information and to talk to our retreat planners, contact us here.

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