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When you apply to attend a Marriage Encounter event, a non-refundable registration fee of $100 is required to hold your reservation.

The per couple cost to our Lutheran Marriage Encounter organization of your Marriage Encounter event ranges from $375 to $515, depending on prevailing lodging and catering costs in each location. On Sunday afternoon of your event, you will be given the opportunity to make a confidential contribution to help Lutheran Marriage Encounter pay for the lodging and catering costs of your event. Your contribution can be made by cash, credit/debit card, or current/post-dated check(s).

Because Marriage Encounter does not receive outside funding, we rely on these contributions for Marriage Encounter to continue, and we very much appreciate your financial help.

Your financial circumstances, however, should not hold you back from attending a Marriage Encounter event. We want you to benefit from a Marriage Encounter experience regardless of what you can contribute.

PLEASE NOTE:  A few of our venues require pre-payment of lodging and meals. Please check your desired event’s dedicated page to learn if pre-payment is required for your event and, if so, the pre-payment cost. In that case, on Sunday afternoon you will be invited only to make a recommended but voluntary contribution to help sustain our ministry into the future.

Paying the Non-Refundable Registration Fee

Credit/Debit Card or PayPal 
Select the Credit/Debit Card or PayPal payment option at the bottom of the application form, click “Next” and complete your secure payment online. Once your payment is received, your application will be automatically sent to our processing team for review and feedback. You will be contacted by our team within 24-48 hours following receipt of your application.

Personal Check 
Select the Personal Check option at the bottom of the application form and click “Next.” You will then receive an email from our processing team with address and mailing details for your payment by personal check. Please note that your application will only be considered valid and processed when your registration check is received, so it is important that you mail your check in time for us to receive it within one week of receiving your application for processing to occur. If we do not receive your check within that timeframe, we will call you regarding your payment.

If you are unable to attend an event for which you originally register, please notify us and your registration can be transferred to a future event date. The Registration Fee is non-refundable.

Planning Ahead

If you would like to budget in order to make a contribution on the Sunday afternoon of your experience, please refer to the specific event location page on this website, and you will find the estimated cost of that event’s program. Or feel free to email us. The team presenting your event will provide you with the fair market value per couple of your specific event to help you plan ahead and budget to make your contribution.

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“Our experience taught us how to live and love as a team. It is wonderful!”

“This experience literally saved our marriage. We are so energized!”

“We thought we had a good marriage before we attended Marriage Encounter, but now our marriage is GREAT!”

“Our life together since attending Marriage Encounter has been sweeter, more tender, and full of joy.”