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.