When are Marriage Encounter and Engaged Encounters?

Twin Cities Marriage Encounter offers both Marriage Encounter weekends, for married couples and Engaged Encounters, for couples preparing for marriage.

When is Marriage Encounter?

Marriage Encounter weekends provide a safe environment for spouses to examine their lives together — their weaknesses and strengths, their attitudes towards each other and toward their families, their hurts, desires, ambitions, disappointments, joys and frustrations — and to do so openly and honestly in a face-to-face, heart-to-heart encounter with the one person on this earth who means more than any other and upon whom happiness here and hereafter depends.

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Format: Your weekend begins Saturday morning at 9:00 am and concludes at approximately 4:00 pm on Sunday. Your weekend includes a one night stay, meals, program, and materials.


Pricing: The $240 per couple registration fee is non-refundable but transferable if notified 10 working days prior to the weekend. The fee covers the charge from Mt. Olivet but does not cover the entire cost of your weekend. You will be asked to make a free-will or value-based offering at the end of the weekend.


Marriage Encounters 2018

October 13-14, 2018 – FULL
December 8-9, 2018

Marriage Encounters 2019

February 16-17, 2019
April 27-28, 2019
October 12-13, 2019
December 7-8, 2019


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Space is limited.  Please register at least two weeks prior to guarantee your space.

When is Engaged Encounter?

Engaged Encounter programs are an excellent preparation for married life.  Engaged Encounter fulfills the pre-Cana church requirements of all denominations. Twin Cities Engaged Encounter is highly recommended by churches throughout the Metro area. Sign Up Now >

Format: Our Engaged Encounter is a one-day retreat, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and concluding at 8:00 p.m. You will be emailed pre-work relating to the day, which will require about one to two hours of couple time prior to attending.  We look forward to your taking part in our program, which is held at the McKenna Crossing in Prior Lake (13810 Shepherds Path).

Pricing: Your weekend includes meals, program, and materials for only $150 per couple. Attending the program will entitle you to a reduction on your marriage license fee. Registration fee is non-refundable but transferable.

Engaged Encounters 2018

September 15, 2018
November 17, 2018

Engaged Encounters 2019

January 19, 2019
March 16, 2019
May 18, 2019
September 21, 2019
November 16, 2019


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Schedules are subject to change.

Please contact the Marriage Encounter office at 651-454-3238 to confirm dates and availability.