"The retreat was a fantastic experience with a wonderful group of like-minded people.
I have new ideas to takeaway and would love to be part of another one".
Lorraine, Crear Weddings
Does this sound familiar?
There are never enough hours in the day, you are overwhelmed and underpaid and you spend so much time working in the business that there's no space to work on the future.
We understand how hard it can be to carve out the time to work on your business
Imagine having the opportunity to...
Spend 3 nights away from the demands of daily life
Get access to and learning from two of the leading Wedding Industry experts in the UK
Connect + build relationships with 25 other amazing Wedding Pros
Here's what you really need to know...
Dates: Monday 9th October (15:00) - Thursday 12th October (11:00) 2023
Location: Beamish Hall (DH9 0YB)
What's included: Your choice of accommodation, food, all activities and training!
Everyone needs this retreat in their life - we get so caught up in our business and this woke me up, it was amazing!
Meet your experts...
Kelly Mortimer - Wedding Sales Guru
Kelly Mortimer has over 20 years in the wedding industry. Working for some of the leading names in hospitality in the 5* luxury market such as Claridge's, Rosewood & Mandarin Oriental.
Creator of the Easy to Buy Method, The Next Level, The Wedding Sales Sucess programme and more.
Helping Wedding Businesses to book more weddings and serve more of the couples they love, while growing their revenue and attracting higher budget weddings.
The only Wedding Industry Consultant globally to have significantly increased revenue across multi-properties for big brand names.
I loved meeting other wedding pro's on the retreat! Brilliant teachings from Becca and Kelly and a great chance to listen and learn from the experience of others.
Angela, Angela Jane Cake Design
Becca Pountney - Wedding Marketing Ninja
Wedding industry expert Becca Pountney teaches business owners how to go from feeling totally invisible to totally irresistible in their business in her clear, down to earth, practical style.
She uses her 14 years of experience from owning her own wedding business combined with her previous career in media working for Endemol, BBC, and Heart Radio.
Becca is no stranger to the events industry, creating an award-winning wedding blog and events consultancy business from the ground up in 2016.
Known for transforming businesses’ fortunes within the highly competitive events sector, Becca has worked with over 1000 businesses through her courses, membership, podcast and speaking engagements
I've come away from the retreat with SO many ideas, great advice and now have lots to do! You should definitely go.
Lucy McLoughlin, Live Event Artist
What to expect...
SPACE to hang out, be inspired, share ideas and connect with likeminded wedding pros
TIME away from daily life to work on your business not in your business
STRATEGY no fluff wedding sales and marketing training. Actionable steps to implement in your business
Kelly and Becca created the perfect climate for helping each other. It's been business changing.
Wedding Business Retreat
Exclusive use Manor house in the countryside
3 nights in your beautiful ensuite bedroom
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (plus some other treats... did somebody say prosecco)
In depth, high level wedding sales and marketing training to drive results
Individual branding photoshoot for every attendee with a professional photographer
Welcome party with prosecco and canapés
Hot seat sessions to get you unstuck and to get our eyes on your business
Implementation sessions to get to work
Opportunities to connect with fellow wedding pros and grow your connections
The chance to hang out with both Becca and Kelly and chat about your business over dinner
A few secret sessions.... because we need to have some fun!
Acres of grounds for thinking space, a comfy lounge for chilling out and a bar for your favourite tipple
Bonus: mini branding photoshoot
A professional photoshoot is included in your retreat booking to give you polished content and images for your website because people buy people.
The value of all of this is well over £4,000
You can join us in October from just £749
New for 2023 - GO VIP!
It's time to step it up a gear as a VIP
Upgraded to a gorgeous Premier bedroom with a jacuzzi bath
VIP lunch on Monday 9th October with Becca and Kelly before the other guests arrive
1 Hour 1-1 with either Becca or Kelly - taken before or after the retreat
Double length branding shoot whilst at the retreat
VIP only Zoom call one month after the retreat to follow up on your goals.
Frequently asked questions...
What's included in the price?
Your accommodation, breakfast lunch and dinner, all the training, your photo shoot and all activities.
Do I get my own room?
It depends which room category you choose! All rooms have a private ensuite but you can reduce costs by sharing your room with a friend.
When do bookings close?
We expect to sell the bedrooms very quickly. Once they are gone, bookings will close.
Who are the hosts?
Kelly Mortimer and Becca Pountney, two of the leading wedding industry experts in the UK right now.
When does the event start and finish?
We start at 3pm on Monday 9th October and will finish at approx 11am on Thursday 12th October 2023.
This feels like a big investment... will it be worth it?
We totally understand it's a large amount of money. Having been on retreats ourselves that range between £1,500 - £2,000 we wanted to keep it at as affordable as possible with no hidden costs. We would love to charge less but with the exclusive use venue, private bedroom, 3 meals a day, business training and a photo shoot we believe this has amazing ROI for your business.
I don't know anyone - should I still book?
Absolutely - this is one of the best ways to make in-depth industry connections fast! Becca and Kelly will be there to ensure you feel welcome and included too.
What if I have dietary requirements?
We've got you! We are in events, we get it! Just tell us what you need and we will make sure it's sorted.
Is there disabled access at the venue?
There are accessible bedrooms at the venue. Please let us know asap if you require this. All of the training, activities and meals will take place on the ground floor of the venue.
Can I stay offsite?
No - this is an immersive experience and we want everyone to be fully involved. The value of this event is the connection with the other wedding pros and the space away from daily life.
Who is this event for?
The retreat is suitable for anyone involved in the wedding industry - Wedding pros, Venue owners, managers etc!
I don't drive - how can I get to the venue?
The nearest train station is Newcastle and we will be providing a complimentary pick up!
The nearest airport is Newcastle
"The retreat gives you time to evaluate your business whilst not at your desk. No distractions and great networking with like minded people"
Jo Taylor - Shades of White Bridal
"Having arrived 'shut down' and negative I now feel invigorated and inspired about the way forward Thank you!"
Caroline - Crows Hall
Reserve your room now...
£749 pp £624pp