What to Wear/Bring

What should we bring to the weekend? Please be sure to bring the following items with you: • Comfortable casual clothing • Toiletries, medicines and other personal items • A snack and drink (e.g., soft drink, juice, water) to place on the shared snack table which will be available in the conference room • Any snack or drink items for your own personal consumption.

What supplies does Engaged Encounter provide for the weekend? The following items will be provided on the weekend. You do NOT need to bring these items: • Linens (towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, etc.) • Notebook and pen

 Do we have to stay for the entire weekend? It is very important that you stay for the entire weekend. If you arrive late or leave early you will miss important parts of the weekend experience, and we will not be able to give you your weekend certificate and letter verifying your attendance.

Are there any ground rules for the weekend? Yes, we do ask that you observe a few basic rules. • Please refrain from the use of alcohol and illegal drugs • Please stay in your assigned room • Please do not leave the weekend, for any reason, unless an emergency arises. If you need to leave, please speak to one of the team members.

Will dinner be served on Friday evening for 3-day retreats?
No, dinner will not be served on Friday. The dining room  will not be open until Saturday morning. On 3-day weekends, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served. Breakfast will not be served on 2-day weekends.  On both 2-day and 3-day weekends, three, on Sunday, two meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served.              

Can you accommodate my special diet needs? Our cooks will do their best to accommodate your needs. If you are a vegetarian, please let us know so we can make arrangements. Also, when you arrive, please speak to the cook about your personal needs.

Will I have a roommate? No, you will each have your own room. While we recognize that couples may already be living together, you will not be permitted to share a room with your fiancé while on the weekend.

What will my room be like?Your room will be very much like a college dorm room. It will have a bed, dresser, writing table, and perhaps a sink.

What about shower facilities? Common shower facilities are located in the hall. The shower facilities are also much like those found in a college dormitory. For this reason, we suggest that you pack toiletries in a carrying case. You may also want to bring shower flip flops.

What should we wear? Dress for the entire weekend is casual. Please dress comfortably. While you are welcome to do so, there is no need to change for dinner or Mass.

Where can I smoke? All of our facilities prohibit smoking. You may, however, smoke in the designated area outside of the building.

Will we have much free time this weekend? No, the weekend is designed to be intense so that you can spend as much concentrated time together as possible preparing for your marriage. You may find that we stay up later and get up earlier than you typically would on a weekend. Time permitting; we will have a break on Saturday afternoon.