2022 Marriage Advance Frequently Asked Questions
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How do we register for the conference? You can register via our website, EQUIP or texting MA2022 to 71441
What are acceptable methods of payment? We accept all major credit cards – VISA, Mastercard, Diners, AMEX etc.
Do I need to be a partner of Victory in Christ Christian Center to attend the retreat? No. The retreat is open to all married couples who would like to attend.
What is the dress code for the conference? Resort Casual
Can I attend the conference for only one day? We encourage each couple to attend for the full length of the conference in order to maximize the impact. If you are only able to attend for one day, please email MarshaJerman@Victoryinchrist.cc
Is parking included? Parking is not included in your registration price. Couples will cover parking costs. Self-Parking is discounted for our group at $15.00 a day, the normal price for self-parking is $33 a day. The hotel also offers Valet at the rate of $54.00 a day, which is not discounted.
What meals are included in our registration package? Thursday evening hors d'oeuvres at the welcome reception. Friday morning deluxe breakfast, snacks leading up to the afternoon release, and late night dessert. Saturday morning deluxe breakfast and snacks leading up to the departure and close of the conference.
If we want to arrive earlier than the 1st day of the conference or stay after the conclusion of the conference, is there a discounted rate available? There is a discounted rate for all registrants who want to arrive up to 3 days prior to the retreat or stay up to 3 days after. If you are interested in participating in additional days, please reach out to TeamJerman at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Marriott Bonvoy Member will my status be honored and allow me to upgrade my room? Sure, all Marriott Bonvoy members should provide their numbers at the time of registration upon check in and, based on hotel availability, your status will be considered for any eligible upgrades.
Is registration transferrable? If, for whatever reason, you will not be able to attend the event after you've registered, you can send another couple in your place at no extra cost. The name of the married couple should be provided at least 7 days prior to the event.
In the case of cancellation can I get a refund? In the event you are unable to attend the retreat, after making full payment, and you are not able to transfer your spot to another couple; the deposit of $250 is non-refundable and the balance of $649.00 will be returned to you within 7-10 business days. (*Note that the total balance must be paid by Sept 4th and no refund will be issued after this date)
What is included in the registration cost? Fees include the 3-day 2-night hotel stay, retreat materials, swag bags, breakfasts, snacks, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, high-speed internet access in guestrooms, 24-hour access to the Fitness Center, access to the indoor Junior Olympic-sized pool and riverview pool deck (seasonal), local, toll-free and domestic long-distance telephone calls, (2) bottles of Aquafina water per room each day, up to $18 complimentary dry cleaning per day, complimentary transportation on the National Harbor Circulator Bus, coupons with savings at the resort and local area, one complimentary ride on the Capital Wheel.
What should I bring to the conference? Come prepared to take notes and be ready to ask the speakers any possible questions. The agenda will be provided in hard copy to all participants at the event. You can bring your laptops, tablets, mobile phones to the conference room. WIFI will be made available in the conference room. Be mindful to have comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking. Also, bring a bathing suit if you are interested in swimming.
Is it necessary to make dinner reservations in advance and, if so, what are the suggested locations? Yes that would be wise, please make reservations for Friday between 5-9pm
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