Upcoming Events
Weekends - More About the Weekend
Where are the Weekends Held?

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are held in retreat centers, hotels and parishes.  The rooms are private and fully air conditioned with private baths. 

What to Bring?

We suggest you bring casual clothing.  It's also good to toss in a jacket as the conference room can be cool to some people. You might also want to pack an umbrella or two.  

What are the Start and Stop Times of the Weekend?

The weekend presentations begin promptly at 8:00 pm on Friday, so we ask that you check in and get settled into your room no later than 7:30 pm on Friday.  We suggest you eat dinner before arriving on Friday.  

The weekend ends around 4 pm on Sunday.

Will There be Meals Provided?

Yes, meals will be provided on your weekend:

Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch.   We eat as a group.  Please arrive on Friday having eaten.  There is no meal on Friday evening.

What does the Weekend Cost?

A non-refundable fee (between $100 and $200, varies by location) is required to confirm your application.  In addition, you will be asked to consider making a "free will" donation on the weekend.

No couple or priest is ever denied the chance to renew their marriage because they are facing financial difficulties. This concern should not influence your decision to attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend. 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that receives no funds from the Catholic Church.

All contributions made on or in connection with the Marriage Encounter weekend are confidential. 

There is limited capacity, so early applications are encouraged and appreciated.


Is the website secure?

Yes, your information is secure. Even though the Apply page does not have a lock icon, the connection for sending your credit card information is secure. When you go to the payment section, a pop-up from Authorize.net will appear, and that connection is secure. Credit card information is not stored or held in the WWME site (permanently or temporarily).

You may also open the weekend application in a separate window or tab and it will be secure with https (right-click on 'Apply' and select 'Open Link in New Tab' or 'Open Link in New Window').