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The cost to attend your Marriage Encounter experience includes the following:

  • When you apply to attend a Marriage Encounter event, a non-refundable registration fee of $50/couple is required. (This 2019 Special Offer is a 50% DISCOUNT from our normal fee of $100 to celebrate Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s 50 Years of enhancing marriages!) This $50/couple registration fee is not refundable, but can be applied to another experience if you need to reschedule your experience for a future date.
  • In addition, the required all-inclusive cost per couple for lodging and food for your desired event can be found on its specific event page. Please note that differences in lodging and food costs vary by venue and location.


Your registration is not complete until your registration fee and all-inclusive cost per couple for lodging and food have been received by Lutheran Marriage Encounter. We offer secure payment online at time of application using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Payment also can be made offline by check within one week of submitting your application. Financial assistance may be available for those in need. Please note your need for financial assistance on your application where indicated and choose “Payment by Check” – or contact us prior to applying.


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


On Sunday afternoon of your experience, you will have an opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to Lutheran Marriage Encounter. Your contribution will enable us to continue this ministry, expand it, and provide the necessary funds to financially assist those couples who cannot afford the full amount for lodging and meals at our Marriage Encounter events. 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.


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 here – we thank you for helping make marriages happier!

Payment Options in Detail

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 an address and mailing details for your payment by personal check. Please note that your application will only be considered valid and processed when your payment in full by 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 prior to the refund deadline and your registration can be transferred to a future event date. The Registration Fee is non-refundable.

Upcoming Events

Rochester MN

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:00 pm

Colorado Springs, CO

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 4:00 pm

Sioux Falls, SD

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - November 3 @ 4:00 pm

Lenox, MA

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - November 3 @ 3:00 pm

Rockford, IL

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - November 10 @ 3:00 pm

Mesa AZ

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - November 24 @ 4:00 pm




“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.”