A luxury retreat for wedding and event creatives
Hosted by Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events
Rendezvous is an exclusive invite-only retreat for the movers and shakers in the Toronto wedding and events industry. Rest, rejuvenate and rendezvous with new and old friends, in a fun and engaging three-day getaway.
Hosted by: Rebecca Chan
Held at: Drake Devonshire in beautiful Prince Edward County
When: Tue. Feb. 25 to Thur. Feb. 27, 2020.
**Retreat is sold out**
Sign up here for the wait list for the next retreat.
Drake Devonshire and Motor Inn
We are taking over the Drake Devonshire and the new Drake Motor Inn, a beautiful set of properties located in historic Prince Edward County. Drake Devonshire is The Drake Hotel’s ultra-hip country sister, with art-filled rooms, lakeside views and both rural and urban feels. Foodies will rejoice, as we indulge in delicious eats we know and love from The Drake’s food and catering team.
Fees are based on single or double occupancy. Guests will be assigned a room at either the Drake Devonshire or Drake Motor Inn. If choosing double occupancy, please specify a roommate.
Drake Devonshire: For guests staying at the Drake Devonshire, you will be in the center of the action. The Devonshire’s main restaurant is still open to the public during our stay and it is the main hub of action for the retreat.
Drake Motor Inn: The Drake Motor Inn is a new property (a short 5min walk from the Devonshire across the intersection) offering its own boutique feel. Two properties make up the Drake Motor Inn, each with its own cozy common areas. Drake’s ice skating rink (bring your own skates!) and firepit are just outside. The Motor Inn is perfect for anyone wanting a bit more privacy, alongside communal living vibes.
Double Occupancy rooms here can be either 2 Queen beds or sharing 1 King. You will be able to choose the room type when registering. First come first serve for room types.
We know it’s the middle of winter and weather can be fickle. We have partnered with luxury transportation provider, Allure Limousine, to provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from Toronto, Mississauga and North York (and more stops depending on locations of all attendees). Pick up will be in the afternoon of Tues Feb 25, and return service will depart Drake Devonshire on Thu Feb 27 around lunch hour.
Schedule of Events
Rendezvous is designed specifically for creative wedding and event professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners who seek to get refreshed and inspired with like-minded individuals.
This is not a conference or teaching workshop or inspiration fluff. It is a retreat in the true sense of the word – an excuse for you to disconnect from work, rejuvenate the soul and have some fun while you’re at it (with great people!). Every creative business person needs a getaway before the busy season hits.
Curated and hosted by Rebecca Chan, the core values for this getaway will center around – recharge, inspire and play.
More details to come! See below for our current schedule.
Tue Feb 25
Check in and get settled into your beautiful room.
Pajama Movie Night
Connect with new and old friends over an old-fashioned movie night in our Drake robes. Bring your favourite munchies to share!
Wed Feb 26
Savoury and Sweet
Fuel up for the day with classic chicken and waffles, a Drake favourite.
With the Roses
Create your own rose-filled body scrub and body oil to take home (or try in the evening!), nourishing your soul and body with Sunday’s Company, a local plant-based apothecary .
Candid talks about the business of being creative facilitated by Rebecca Chan.
Fuel up for the rest of the afternoon to a lunch in the main restaurant.
Restore balance and relieve stress through movement and self-massage techniques with Lisa Messina. Yoga mat will be provided.
Connect with a new friend, explore PEC, take your skates out to the skating rink, or have some downtime to yourself.
Drake Devonshire will be treating the group to the latest seasonal eats and treats, with tabletop decor provided by W Events and Decor.
Elevated Flower Bar
Learn about cannabis and wellness with our luxury mobile budtending partner, Bud Buffet. Pick the right cannabis strain for you, and enjoy your buds with luxury accessories onsite in their glowing igloo tent.
Thu Feb 27
Wake with Drake
Delight in a classic county breakfast to kick off the day.
Get your hands dirty and create your own floral wreath to take home with PEC locals, Coriander Girl.
Every great gathering needs a photo to prove you were there. Jessilynn Wong Photography will capture us after three days of relaxation when we look our best.
Grab and Go
Pick up a sandwich and juice as you head on your way back home.
Your future self will thank you
Registration fees include all accommodations, meals, activities and transportation. Fees are based on single or double occupancy rooms. Rooms will be offered at both Drake Devonshire and Drake Motor Inn.
No refunds after registration is complete, however we may be open to transferring your registration to someone else if they are a good fit for the retreat.
**Registration is now closed**