Nashville Craft Retreat

Welcome to the Nashville Craft Retreat informational page. If you came here to learn more about us because you are an artist, crafter, or scrapbooker, then this is the place for you!

2023 NCR is SOLD OUT!! Register below for the waitlist.

Hosted and planned by a Crafter for Crafters

I dreamed for many years of what I envisioned as the perfect craft retreat:

Teachers with different personalities and styles who mingle and offer support during classes

New techniques and tips/tricks for improving old ones

Products from several companies including new-to-me craft goodies

No selling or pushing me to buy products at the event

Food included so that I can budget and don’t have to leave the hotel

Encouraging, fun event to meet new crafty friends

Finally I decided that to find my dream retreat, I would have to plan it myself, and the Nashville Craft Retreat evolved into that event! The first annual NCR was held in Franklin, Tennessee in June, 2022. We had 55 attendees, five artist instructors, seven classes, 24 sponsors, and amazing SWAG all jam-packed into an unforgettable two days.

Planning for the 2023 Nashville Craft Retreat has begun, and it promises to be bigger, longer, and (dare I say) even better!*

Who: Artists, Crafters, & Scrapbookers. We focus primarily on cardmaking, but most techniques can be applied across genres.

When: June 1-3, 2023 (Plan to arrive on May 31 for the themed evening meet and greet.)

Where: Drury Plaza Hotel, Franklin, Tennessee (Discounted room group rate for NCR guests)

Tentative event schedule: May 31, 2023 – Evening themed meet and greet; June 1-3, 2023 – Crafty classes, food, fun, and friends all day!

Retreat Cost: $439

What is Included: 6 Workshops (with class kits including featured products and cardstock, detailed supplies list and instructions for each project), Card Cafe, 5 Artist Instructors, Giveaways, SWAG Bags, Sponsor Coupons, Catered Lunch Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Breakfast & Dinner included with discounted room reservation.

*Specific details subject to change if unforeseen circumstances arise.


$439 if registered with down payment received before 2/1/2023. (Pay in-full or in three installments PayPal or Venmo.)

  • $200 non-refundable down payment due with registration
  • $139 due 3/1/2023
  • $100 final payment due 4/1/2023

*PayPal or Venmo payment aaccepted.

Registration cost after 2/1/2023 – $499

  • $250 non-refundable down payment due with registration.
  • $149 due 3/1/2023
  • $100 final payment due 4/1/2023

Discounted Hotel Room Rate: $139 +taxes and fees (Double Queen)

Basic Agenda (*Subject to change-This is not a guaranteed agenda)

Wednesday, May 31: Arrival – Evening Party Meet/Greet

Thursday, June 1: 9-5 Workshops (informal evening crafting after dinner)

Friday, June 2: 9-5 Workshops, 7-9 Card Cafe

Saturday, June 3: 9-5 Workshops, (informal evening crafting and socializing after dinner)

Sunday, June 4 – Depart

Registration opens January 1, 2023 for the June, 2023 Nashville Craft Retreat. Click the Registration button on the Home page to register at that time. Seats are limited, and we sold out quickly in 2022. Don’t miss this fun, crafty event!