Join us in beautiful Nashville, TN for The Scrap Gals Retreat!

Date
Friday, Saturday & Sunday | October 6-8, 2017


Location
Courtyard Marriott Nashville
1980 Providence Parkway
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee


Our event will be in held in the Marriott's 3,000 square feet ballroom
with classroom style seating. Each attendee will enjoy their
own table which is approximately 6' wide x 18" deep.

Cost
$305 plus lodging
(Lodging information below.)



Includes:
  • Meals:
    • Dinner Friday | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Sunday
  • Goodie bag with a variety of Scrap Gals Merchandise (including t-shirt)
  • Scrappy goodies and products for each attendee
  • Two Hour Class with Scrap Gals Host, Tiffany Lowder
  • One Hour Class with Scrap Gals Host, Tracie Claiborne
  • Two Hour Class with Designer and Instructor, Crafty Jen Schow
  • Lots of chocolate and great food!
  • Lots of crafting and cropping time! Each attendee will have plenty of room to crop and craft. Set up once and leave your supplies in the meeting room.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6, 2017
Daytime: Sightseeing in Downtown Nashville (optional)
4:00 pm | Opening Remarks in Meeting Room
4:30 pm | Autograph Book Project
6:00 pm | Dinner in Meeting Room
7:00 pm | Craft & Crop Time
11:00 pm | Meeting Room Closes

Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:00 am | Breakfast and Mingle
9:00 am | Opening Remarks in Meeting Room
10:00 am | Class with Scrap Gals Host, Tiffany Lowder
12:00 pm | Catered Lunch in Meeting Room
1:00 pm | Class with Scrap Gals Host, Tracie Claiborne
2:00 pm | Craft & Crop Time
5:00 pm | Catered Dinner in Meeting Room
7:00 pm | Crafty Talk with Tiffany and Tracie
8:00 pm | PJ Party Crop 
11:00 pm | Meeting Room Closes

Sunday, October 8, 2017
8:00 am | Breakfast and Mingle
9:00 am | Opening Remarks in Meeting Room
9:30 am | Craft & Crop Time
11:30 am | Catered Lunch in Meeting Room
12:30 pm | Class with Crafty Jen Schow
2:30 pm | Group Photos in Lobby
3:00 pm | Craft & Crop Time
5:00 pm | Catered Dinner in Meeting Room
6:00 pm | Clean Up Time
7:00 pm | Nashville Dance Party with Live Band
9:00 pm | Event Closes


LODGING OPTIONS

Courtyard Marriott is offering 25 rooms at a group rate.
In addition, we have secured a group rate at their sister property, Hampton Inn,
which is approximately 1/2 mile from the venue. The Hampton Inn has offered
us use of their shuttle to transport our attendees between the two properties.

For your convenience, we will also have a runner available during the entire event
to take you to the Hampton Inn at any point during the day, when needed.

Both properties have an airport shuttle which runs at the top of every hour.
Both properties have an indoor pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi.


HOTEL OPTION #1
Courtyard Marriott Group Rate
SOLD OUT
The block of rooms held for The Scrap Gals Retreat includes
10 rooms with one king bed and 15 rooms with two queen beds.
The group rate for these rooms is $169.00 plus 18.25% tax.
To reserve a room at this rate, call 615-432-4070 and
ask to book a room with the group rate "Scrap Gals Retreat"
or use this link: Scrap Gals Retreat Marriott Group Rate


HOTEL OPTION #2
Courtyard Marriott Regular Rate
If you are unable to secure a room within the block held for our group,
you have the option to book a room at the regular rate which for
this date for a room with two queen beds is $189.00 plus 18.25% tax
and a room with one king bed and a pullout sofa is $179.00 plus 18.25% tax.
(These rooms are very limited and will go quickly this weekend.)
To reserve a room at this rate, call 615-432-4070.


HOTEL OPTION #3
The block of rooms held for The Scrap Gals Retreat includes
10 rooms with one king bed and 30 rooms with two queen beds.
The group rate for these rooms is $160.00 plus 18.25% tax.
To reserve a room at this rate, call 615-553-5900 and
ask to book a room with the group rate "Scrap Gals Retreat."


If you need another option for lodging that is at a lower rate,
there are other properties in the area. Please contact
Tracie Claiborne and we can work to find a suitable option for you.


SIGHTSEEING IN NASHVILLE

The event venue is 17 miles from downtown Nashville.
Transportation to any area of Nashville for sightseeing will be
the responsibility of each attendee of The Scrap Gals Retreat.

Here are some options for your transportation.

Taxi
Your cheapest option for a taxi is to take the hotel shuttle
to the airport and then take a taxi downtown.
The approximate cost for a taxi to downtown is $25.00 one way.
We recommend sharing a taxi with other people in our
group and splitting the cost. This can be arranged prior
to the event in our Facebook group.

Uber
To request an Uber, download the app to your smartphone or tablet.
You can request a car pickup or get an estimate of how much one will cost.
Our approximation of the cost is $25.00 one way for 1-4 people.
The cost is slightly lower from the Nashville airport but fares
depend on the time of day and demand for Ubers.
Taxis add $1 for each rider, so an Uber is a more economical option.

Music City Star Commuter Train
Nashville's only train has a station 8 minutes/4.3 miles from our event area.
The cost for an Uber from the hotel to the train station is approximately $8.
A one way train ticket is $5.25 per person but advance tickets
may be purchased at a lower rate at this link. We recommend
that you exit at the Riverfront Station which is located at the foot of
Broadway, the major tourist area of downtown Nashville.
Be sure to check the train schedule for return times.
This is not the quickest way to get downtown
but would be a fun outing for a group and a good way
to see our beautiful Tennessee in the fall!

Drive and Park
If you have a rental car and choose to drive downtown,
we recommend parking in the garage under the Downtown Public Library.
The maximum rate for the entire day is $13.00.
The library is located at 615 Church Street but the entrance to the
garage is on 7th Avenue North. Park on the 4th floor which is the
library entrance and walk through the library, out their front door
and onto Church Street. Most tourist attractions will be to your right.



Our event starts at 4 pm Friday so please plan to sightsee early
in the day or make plans for Thursday or Monday.



Important Information - Please Read
  • If you are local, you are not required to stay at the hotel.
  • Specific supply lists for classes will be e-mailed to each attendee in September.
  • A new Facebook group is available for attendees of this event so we can discuss finding a roommate and share photos from the event. It is important that you join this group as this is how we communicate about the details of the event and request info from each attendee.
  • The cost of this event is entirely non-refundable. 
  • Due to the size of our meeting space, only registered attendees will be allowed in Meeting Room during event hours
  • All attendees must be 16+ years of age. 
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry to any individual based on our own discretion.