Category Archives: Weddings

Retreat

Retreat
Retreat

A retreat serves the body, mind and spirit by allowing time to find greater inner peace. When you find inner peace, you move the world toward peace. This is why it is vital to escape from the world’s bombardment of sounds and images and take time for the mind and heart to come to stillness.

Why retreat? People go on retreat for a number of reasons that generally focus on positive personal change:

 

  • Reconnect to your true self
  • Learn and practice methods to better yourself and your life
  • Relax at a deep level
  • Rejuvenate your Spirit
  • Take time for reflection
  • Gain clarity on an issue or your life path
  • Find meaning in your life beyond daily or material concerns
  • Heal
  • Practice your Faith
  • Contemplate
  • Create

One of the most popular styles of retreat at Siloam has been to re-connect, we have another group scheduled to arrive soon who will stay for three days to retreat from their daily lives and connect with each other.  Shortly after that group departs another group will arrive who will be focusing on leadership for their annual leadership retreat.

For your own personal retreat from intimate to extravagant; Siloam should be considered. Located where you are, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility here, there, anywhere.  Retreat services with or without overnight accommodations for individuals or groups, the Retreat coaches will help make your retreat and event dreams real!

Welcome Mad Housewife

Mad Housewife
Mad Housewife

The wine lady has gone mad.  Siloam welcomes Mad Housewife to our featured wines.  Look for the wine lady near you pouring Mad Housewife.

We can all relate to Mad Housewife, perhaps fond memories of grandma, mom, auntie…..ourselves ~ it’s timeless.  Today’s woman with a busy schedule finding time to wine with friends and family.  It’s the perfect gift, the perfect everyday go to wine with a great price point.  Join us in a glass, here, there or anywhere.  We will be seeing you for a sniff, swirl and sip…..every glass a celebration.  Cheers ~

Our Philosophy Mad Housewife-

Wine should be fun, relaxing, and something you can afford to look forward to at the end of each and every day. Wine should never intimidate, make you think too hard, or create a new line item in your budget. This is your time. Time to enjoy a moment to yourself. A moment without the madness.

 

ZeeWee=Zero Waste Events

Host a Zero Waste Event
Host a Zero Waste Event

A Zero Waste Event (or “ZeeWee” as it has been nicknamed) is one in which event organizers plan ahead to reduce solid waste from the event, reuse various elements such as banners, and set up Zero-Waste Stations for those recyclable and compostable materials such as paper cups, food scraps, and plastic water bottles that are generated by the event. ZeeWees can range from large scale sports events to weddings and parties.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Waste_Event

We recently held a zero waste event at Siloam Retreat.  Bremerton GreenDrinks:  http://www.greendrinks.org/WA/Bremerton was the perfect event to give this a try.  GreenDrinkers are all about sustainability it was not difficult to convince them to re-use their wine glass, to use a cloth napkin and instead of throwing the plate away put it in the bus bin to be washed and re-used.  We didn’t have gabage cans and ended up ony with a bit of compost at the end of the evening.

The event was catered by CJ’s Evergreen Catering:  http://cjgeneralstore.weebly.com/ who were on board with our zero waste theme and beer was provided by Hales:  http://halesbrewery.com/, who helped to support Hopstock week:  https://www.facebook.com/HopstockGPBW by coordinating with other local brewers to provide samples:  Valholl:  http://www.valhollbrewing.com/; Rainy Daze:  https://www.facebook.com/RainyDazeBrewing; Slaughter House:  https://www.facebook.com/SlaughterCountyBrewing and Slippery Pig:  http://www.slipperypigbrewing.com/— a shout out to all~ Thank You

It has been our pleasure to support Bremerton GreenDrinks for about 5 years with wine and beverage service.  We have learned a lot about sustainability and now can confidently help to plan and host a ZeeWee=Zero Waste Event.  Until we meet again, Cheers~ allow us to help you with your next event-here, there or anywhere

Wine for your special day

your special day
your special day

Sharing from The Daily Sip:  http://www.bottlenotes.com/the-daily-sip/wine-tips/wedding-wine-june-2013

Sometimes figuring out the wine for your wedding can be just as difficult as creating the guest list. Fortunately, we have some helpful hints to make it the fun, meaningful process it can be. 

1. Wine Source: You can use the wine list the caterer provides or choose your own wines (if your venue allows). Caterers often charge twice the retail cost of the bottle, but bringing your own wine can incur a corkage fee of $10-20 per bottle.

2. Which Wines: Consider the season (are you trying to cool your guests off or warm them up?), food (choose one red and one white to pair with the main dish), your guests (do they appreciate nice wines or don’t much care what they sip?), and a personal connection (such as the wine you had on your first date, a local wine, or one from your honeymoon destination).

3. How Much Wine: The number of bottles varies depending on the time of day (guests will drink less during the day than at night), whether you have a full bar, and whether you have a cockail hour. Most caterers plan for each person to consume one drink per hour, which will account for those who drink less and those who drink more. Use this Beverage Calculator to find out how much alcohol you’ll need for your reception.

4. Budget: Find that perfect balance between sticking to your budget and giving your guests wonderful wines to remember. Consider choosing another sparkling wine besides Champagne (Cava and Prosecco are wonderfully refreshing and vibrant at half the price), if you love a wine but can’t afford to pour it all night long just pour it during the cocktail hour, and buying a wine by the case often gets you a discount of up to 15 percent. 
 

Contact us to find out about our wines, personalized wine labels and to have us pour wine for your special day.  Cheers ~

Happy New Year’s Resoultion

Yoga in the Vineyard Resolution

Tis’ the Season for resolutions, resolving to change something, add something, alter something in your life or with/within yourself.  Are you the type of someone who makes resolutions?

We played a game on New Year’s Eve with friends that involved each of us writing down 5 resolutions and dropping them into a hat/bag.  The game was for the bag to be passed around and a resolution pulled out, read aloud and let the guessing begin as to whose resolution it was.  We had a small group of 5 people, the game worked –it was quite fun!!

Now comes the hard part –to stick to those resolutions—-multiply resolution x 5= YIKES!! 

A resolution: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resolution

 Definition of RESOLUTION

1: the act or process of resolving: as a : the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones b : the act of answering : solving
A resolution as defined by Webster is taking a complex notion and making it simpler—that’s not so bad.  Whatever your resolution, we would like to help; maybe it’s with:
Your Wedding
More Romance
Your Anniversary
More Family Time
Fitness, Health
More Fun
More Down Time
To Unplug
Siloam Retreat is the ultimate get-away when it comes to reconnecting and resolving.  Contact us today, let’s start to make that resolution simpler.  Cheers ~