We believe marriage matters so much that we think it's important to prepare for it. Every year, we offer FREE optional premarital workshops that help couples prepare not only for their wedding, but also for their marriage. We share a meal, laughter, and real life stories and advice in a setting that allows for private conversation and the pondering of big life issues you'll encounter in your journey as a married couple.
Why does this matter?
Statistically speaking, the divorce rate hovers right around 37% in our country. For couples who go through courses before getting married, that number goes down to 22%. Some couples may go through the course and end up not getting married, and that's okay. We'd rather you make that informed decision sooner, rather than later. These workshops help you prepare for all the ups and downs of marriage.
We'll meet for a three hour long workshop on a weeknight. You'll receive a meal, drinks, and two premarital course books. The time will be divided into three different sessions, with room for instruction, conversation, and laughter. We do collect a $100 refundable deposit per couple to make sure you're committed. You can choose to pay it forward and donate your deposit, or we'll give it all back after you show up. No strings attached. You will indicate your preferences when signing up for the workshop!
Can we meet with you privately?
You can. We take on only a few couples each year, for an additional fee. If you're looking for more one-on-one preparation for marriage, contact us with your interest!
Sign up today for our next session of Veraison!
Can't make any of our workshops?
It happens! We'll miss you, but you can still get your copy of Veraison on Amazon by clicking the book cover below!
What People Are Saying:
"I loved the workshop! The workbook before was both fun and thought provoking, and made a good starting base for some questions that maybe people hadn't thought hard about. The speeches were also full of valuable information to reflect on not only for our upcoming months, but also well into the future of our marriage with finances, children and our dreams."
"I truly enjoyed the speaker, Chris, and the practical marriage advice he gave in a relatable way. You can tell he puts into practice what he tells newlyweds and it has paid off in abundance for him and his family! I liked sitting at tables with other couples in the same season of life, or close to it."
"Aaron's wine tasting was a great illustration and he is a good storyteller, relating it back to the book and upcoming marriages. I think walking the vineyards at the end was my favorite. It was a special moment to end the fun 'date night' with just 'us', and of course, the sunset was beautiful, as always."