Starting with ideation and art boarding, I worked with the team at The Bridge to come up with a stylistic direction that reflected the feelings people experienced whilst attending one of their retreats. I took these ideas and created a website that truly represents the emotional resonance that many participants feel when they ‘cross the bridge’.
The new site acts as hub for information about The Bridge Retreat, a blog where news, updates and thoughtful articles can be shared and as an online booking platform for their many differing retreats.
To take online bookings, I built a system that allows the team at The Bridge to upload retreats, and then dictate which dates these retreats will be taking place. Each retreat date can then have an allocated number of spaces available for booking by participants, and allows them to select their accommodation type (dormitory, shared room or private room) and decide if they wish to pay the full amount straight away, or if they wish to pay a deposit for the space and pay the remaining balance at a later date.
Once a retreat date is sold out, anyone who is interested in that particular date can register their email address to be updated on any spaces that become available.
Since launching their new site, The Bridge Retreat has seen an increase in participants, and many of their retreats are now sold out months in advance.
With a simple and easy to use booking system they can focus more of their time on making sure that their retreats cater to the needs of their participants. Off the back of their growing success in the UK, The Bridge Retreat is now expanding to include retreats in other European countries.