The cost to attend your Marriage Encounter experience varies depending on the type of experience you attend, so please carefully read the information relating to the particular experience you desire to attend.


We offer secure payment online at time of application using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Payment also can be made using offline registration and your personal check.

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Money is often a trigger for strong feelings. Couples can feel anxiety, doubt, fear, and even anger over finances. If you experience any of these feelings when considering the cost of this experience, please don’t let that stop you from attending. Please inquire about financial assistance by contacting us prior to applying.


The cost per couple for each experience is refundable if you cancel on or before the deadline shown for each experience. Refund requests received after the refund deadline date shown on each experience’s page cannot be accommodated.


On Sunday afternoon of your experience, you will have an opportunity to “pay it forward” by making a tax-deductible contribution to Lutheran Marriage Encounter’s “Dream Fund,” which provides funds to financially assist couples who cannot afford to pay the full cost of attending a future Marriage Encounter experience, as well as to help continue this ministry and expand it. A “Pay It Forward” 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.


If you would like to give a Marriage Encounter experience to a special married husband and wife in honor of their wedding anniversary or another special occasion, you can do so online here – we thank you for helping make marriages happier!

Upcoming 2023-24 Virtual & In-Person Experiences

Virtual Experience
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm CDT

Mesa, AZ
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm MST

Hampton Inn & Suites - Berkshires Lenox

Lenox, MA
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 12 @ 3:30 pm EST

Fairfield Inn, location of the Marriage Encounter experience in Streetsboro OH

Streetsboro, OH
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm EST

Heritage Hotel Lancaster

Lancaster, PA
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm EDT

“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.”