Late Registration $165
The Charlotte Mason Soirée Retreat will be held at Parkway Heights Methodist Church at 2420 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401.
Fairfield Inn & Suites of Hattiesburg will be hosting many of the attendees. You do not have to stay at Fairfield if you prefer to stay at another one, but I will tell you that it is so very enjoyable to eat breakfast with other attendees and spend time together in the evening unwinding and discussing all the wonderful ideas you encountered during the sessions. It’s also a great time to exchange notes with those who attended the sessions that you didn’t get to attend!
Please use this link to book your room for our special group rate of $89/night. The cutoff for our group’s room block is February 1, 2018.
The block of rooms we reserved at the Fairfield is now completely sold out!
Please use this link instead to book a room at the Courtyard Marriott which is just around the corner from the Fairfield!
These rooms are $93/night. They do not include breakfast, but there is a Starbucks bistro in the lobby where you can purchase breakfast. There are 10 double queen rooms available in our room block and 6 king rooms, so book quickly if you want to get one of the doubles!
Each evening after the sessions and dinner are over, we will be hanging out in the lobby of the Courtyard, so please join us even if you aren’t staying on site!
If you would like to meet fellow attendees before the retreat begins on Friday morning, you could grab some dinner or dessert Thursday evening and gather together with others in the breakfast area/lobby of the hotel. Check out Visit HBURG for some restaurant suggestions. (My favorite restaurant is Tabella!)
You could also buy your ticket for the Thursday night Pre-Retreat Book Sale and get the best pick of books while meeting other attendees! (Be sure to bring an extra suitcase!!)
There are a few lodging options from Airbnb as well.
Airports near Hattiesburg and their airport codes:
Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS (~20 minutes) PIB
Gulfport, MS (~1 hour) GPT
Mobile, Alabama (~1 hour 40 minutes) MOB
Jackson, MS (~1 hour 50 minutes) JAN
New Orleans, LA (~2 hours) MSY
Simple snacks such as granola bars and fruit are included in the price of registration. Coffee and water are also provided.
Lunches and Dinners are an optional extra.
Hospitality Bar and Coffee/Snack Area
To facilitate an atmosphere of friendship and fellowship, we encourage you to stay join us for meals (optional add-on to registration price) to enjoy this time with newly made friends and old friends.
- Lunch package $25 (includes catered lunch for both days)
- Friday night $10.50/adult, $6.50/child (If you registered and paid for Pizza Night before January 17, you will be refunded the difference between this price and the prior price.)
- Saturday night to be determined (Dutch treat)
You are also welcome to bring a sack lunch if you like. Or if you have food sensitivities, feel free to go grab a meal somewhere close by and bring it back.
Founders Hall (Plenaries and Lunch/Dinner Area)
Friday and Saturday Lunch Package (at church)
Catered boxed lunches will include a sandwich, chips, cookie, sweet and unsweet tea, and water. There are soft drinks available to purchase at a vending machine in the Founders Hall.
Friday lunch will be Chicken Salad on Croissant, fruit, and cookie. Saturday lunch will be BBQ Pulled Pork on Kaiser, Potato Salad, Slaw, and dessert.
Friday Night Pizza Night! (at church)
My family has a tradition of having pizza every Friday night, so I couldn’t imagine having all of you over without also inviting you to “join the family” for pizza night!
We are thrilled that Fox’s Pizza will deliver a couple of dozen Big Daddy’s to us at the church after the closing Plenary. Husbands and children are encouraged to join us!!
Saturday Dinner (to be determined)
*All meal options subject to change, but we will keep this page updated if any changes are made*
We want to provide you with an uninterrupted opportunity to feed your mind with the nourishing ideas and practical help the speakers will be presenting. In order to achieve this, the Retreat space will not be open to children.
Nursing infants will be welcome, and we have even reserved a private room that will be made available just for mothers and babies as they need it!
During the sessions, please be sensitive to those around you. If your baby becomes a distraction to others, be prepared to briefly step outside the meeting area until your baby has stopped crying.
Things to do in town and out of town
March is a marvelous time of year to visit Hattiesburg, Mississippi! Will you be bringing your husband and children? Â There are plenty of things to keep them busy! Visit HBURG has several options.
And, of course, there’s the Mississippi Gulf Coast just an hour away.
The “Fine Print”
The Retreat is non-refundable. If you have an emergency and cannot attend, we may be able to transfer your registration to someone else interested in coming. If you know someone who can take your place, you can have them contact us. To make this registration transfer, there will be an administration charge of $25.
There will be times when parts of the Retreat are photographed and/or have small snippets of Facebook live video.
We desire to keep the atmosphere and tone of the Retreat loving and gracious. If you have constructive criticism or an issue with something, please kindly contact one of the members of the Retreat Team and remember to be gentle and kind with your words.
If you have questions, please contact the Retreat Team, and we will try to get back in touch with you within 2-3 business days!