When we first purchased the property and transformed it into The Vintage Round Top, we never would have imagined how it would change our lives. We love the space and feel grateful to share it with others. Through the years, we’ve hosted hundreds of people, from antique shoppers to wedding guests, and everyone in between. We’ve been able to share the Round Top magic with so many, and it truly warms our soul and makes us so happy.
Using the property for gatherings has been a longtime dream of ours, so we kept retreats and workshops in mind when we were building the Boho Cottage last year. We’re excited that in a few short months we’ll have even more lodging space for the attendees of retreats and workshops.
If you’re looking to host your own retreat, we’ve put together a list of a few ways the space has been utilized below!
1. Team Retreat
Interior stylist, writer, and blogger Emily Henderson brought her entire team to Round Top to bond on a personal level, shop for antiques, and work in an inspiring space. They spent their time with us during Round Top Antiques Week searching for treasures, styling and shooting photos with Chairish, meeting on team goals and relaxing in the country.
Check out the video of Emily’s experience below!
2. Cooking Retreat
We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Marcia Smart of Smart in the Kitchen on two cooking retreats at The Vintage Round Top (with a third coming this fall!). Most everyone attending starts the weekend as strangers, but bonding over food and and new skills quickly brings everyone together. Cooking lessons, exploring Round Top, and making delicious meals makes for a great weekend in our book.
3. Blogger Retreat
Ashley of Sugar & Cloth brought together her blogger industry friends for an intimate dinner/retreat at The Vintage Round Top. The place was decked out in vibrant florals and colorful balloons by Studio DIY that lent to the modern party vibe. They snapped photos, shared industry secrets around the fireplace, and lounged after dinner in the many seating areas offered throughout the two cottages.
You can catch a glimpse of the fun below.
4. Crafting Retreat
Tara Royer (of Royer’s Pie Haven fame), Meg Duerksen, and Stephanie Ackerman used the space for crafts, baking, and fellowship with a lovely group of ladies. Aptly named The Gathering, Tara and attendees were able to bond over their shared love of creativity and sweet treats. No. 1450's open kitchen gave each attendee a front row seat to learn some of Tara's baking secrets. Our hearts are warmed by knowing all the wonderful things that happen under our roof!
Check out The Gathering event below!
5. Yoga Retreat
Transforming the Boho Great Room into a yoga studio, Michelle Gregovic has hosted not one, but two weekends full of yoga, body rolling, fresh fare, and mindfulness at The Vintage Round Top (she partnered with Dianne Glass for the most recent retreat). Attendees were invited to let their stress melt away while learning new exercises and meeting new friends. Almost all of the furniture can be moved out of the great room, leaving a large open space for any kind of retreat.
Read more about the yoga retreat here!
6. Business, Branding & Social Media Workshop
For our own workshop, we invite entrepreneurs, bloggers, business owners, and creatives from all over the country for a one-day workshop at The Vintage Round Top. The Boho Guest Room acts as the the conference room for rows of seating, and No. 1450 holds one of the break-out sessions after lunch. Our next retreat is September 22, 2018, and we can't wait to welcome Shea McGee of Studio McGee and architectural photographer and stylist Alyssa Rosenheck as our panelists. Tickets sold out quickly, but we always hold a few back to give away on Instagram as the workshop gets closer. Sign up for our mailing list here to be first one to know about our giveaway tickets.
If you’re interested in hosting your own retreat at The Vintage Round Top, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!