Catholic Engaged Encounter of Orange County

"A Wedding is a day. A Marriage is a Lifetime..."

The Engaged Encounter Weekend

The Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. It gives them the opportunity to focus exclusively on each other for 44 hours in peaceful surroundings, free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world.

Though Catholic in origin, the Engaged Encounter Weekend experience more generally calls a man and a woman as a couple to strive for a sacramental way of life through the vocation of marriage. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values, but is not limited to Catholic couples.

Wondering why to attend for an Entire Weekend? The weekend experience offers each couple the insights, the tools and the confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love for one another. They learn that good marriages don’t just happen by accident.

Download the latest EE Brochure PDF here.

Schedule Information

The fee for the weekend is $350. The fee to attend an Engaged Encounter weekend covers all materials used on the weekend, meals and facility costs.

Cancellations, Refunds, & Schedule Changes

  • Cancellations/refunds:  $25 non-refundable fee
  • Rescheduling at least fifteen days before the start of a weekend:  no fees or penalties.
  • Rescheduling/Cancelling less than fifteen days before a weekend or after a weekend has begun: $350 processing fee due to financial commitments at our retreat facilities.

If for some reason you cannot attend your weekend or would like to change your weekend date, please contact Roxanne Villaroman at

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