Event Details – Location, Schedule & More

The Event

The Tri State Area Marriage Retreat is an annual event organized by Jim and Robin Harper as a ministry to local area couples who wish to strengthen their marriage.


 February 21 – 23, 2020

Our Location

Our 2020 event will be held at the Wyndham Gettysburg. This venue offers everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel. We encourage you to view them online here.

95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, PA 17325


Cost – $350.00/Couple

Your $350/couple fee covers a private room for two nights, the conference, all hotel amenities, lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.


The deadline for registration is January 26, 2020. No refunds after this date.

Our Schedule for the Weekend

Friday Schedule

6pm – Doors Open
7pm – Sessions 1 & 2

Saturday Schedule

8:30am – Breakfast
9:15 – Sessions 3&4
12pm – Lunch Provided
1:30 pm – Sessions 5&6
4:30 – Dismissal for DATE NIGHT!

Sunday Schedule

9am – Breakfast
9:45 – Sessions 7&8
11:45 – Dismissal

Along with valuable teaching sessions there will be worship, testimonies, games and activities for you and your spouse.

Our event is open to all couples in the tri-state area, and is subsidized by generous donations that allow us to offer this valuable resource at a highly affordable price.


The Organizers

As your hosts for this conference, we want to welcome you!

We are simply a local couple who, by not following God’s design for marriage, have personally learned how important it is to keep investing in your marriage, and we’re grateful for the restoration Christ has brought to our relationship. Because of this renewal, we are committed to challenge other couples in the tri-state area to make an intentional yearly investment in their marriages.

We invite you to join us in discovering a Grace Filled Marriage through this 8 session video series.

Chris Henry, 2018

This was our first marriage retreat since our children were young – 20+ years. We felt like we didn’t really need help– but guess what– it was helpful!

Session Author Dr. Tim Kimmel

Dr. Tim Kimmel loves when churches and families are healthy and strong. He loves it even more when they work as a team. Tim is the founder and Executive Director of Family Matters, whose goal is to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration.

Tim develops resources for families and churches and conducts conferences across the country on the unique pressures that confront today's families. Not only is Tim a well-known speaker, he has authored many books including: Grace Based Parenting and, most recently, Connecting Church and Home and Grace Filled Marriage. Tim and Darcy count their role as parents and grandparents as one of their greatest joys. God has blessed them with four children, their spouses, and a growing flock of grandkids.