Introduction to The Retreat Team


Hoorah its here,

Finally we have put pen to paper or is it fingers to keys these days.

Our first blog is born; we have pondered over the past few months how to tackle this new task, should we write about one of our favourite weddings?

The problem being is they are all our favourites, working where we do; we haven’t met a couple we don’t love.  Each have become a part of our Retreat family.

So my dear friend and wedding mentor suggested to me we should begin at the beginning and talk about us.

So here we are, welcome to the team – the Retreat team, we are little crazy fun filled bunch us over here at The Retreat based at Chapel Hill Winery.  And what is it we do?  Well if you were to ask us any weekend, we make wedding dreams come true.

Firstly I’d like to introduce you to the key members of the team.

Kathryn Rodgers – The Retreat Office & Events Manager,

Kathryn came to us over four years ago with a back ground in hospitality and events, at one stage running a successful catering business in the Fleurieu with her chef husband.  Fast-forward to today – she keeps the office ticking and helps couples plan their wedding days.  You can find her planning & executing events everyday.

Talisha Morgon – The Retreat Front of House Supervisor

Talisha came to us from the local pub scene, we loved her the minute we met her!  She has fitted into our team, and brings a wonderful personality and smile to the team.  Talisha ensures that all the promises made by Kathryn are fulfilled. Talisha keeps the wheels turning on the weekend, and is a vital member of the team

Chris Imgraben – Head Chef

Our chefrey, the creator of food dreams, who keeps us well fed, and entertained.  Chris comes from an extensive career in hospitality as well as a teaching and is a valuable asset to our team.  Chris will ensure that you have a great feed when you walk through the doors in our place.  If you don’t find Chris in our kitchen then he’s on his Harley or chasing a wave!

The front of house & kitchen team

We have to be the luckiest venue around, being blessed with an amazing crew that join us each week to help people celebrate their love.  We would be lost without them and cannot achieve what we do if they didn’t turn up each week. The room lights us when they join us and the laughs roll in.  They make our jobs so much easier to do – and for this we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

The Retreat

Our home away from home, the place which we open the doors to and welcome everyone to come in and relax and enjoy.

A wonderful chameleon of a space, that is warm and inviting.  With the most amazing views, of our vineyards, Onkaparinga Gorge National Park and St. Vincent Gulf.

Views so amazing you could imagine yourself in any part of the world.  A venue so private and inviting that you can imagine yourself here with your family and friends celebrating the love you share.

We welcome you to come and visit and experience for yourself.