DIY Marriage Experience

Hilton Inverness Hotel
Englewood, CO
July 31 - Aug 2, 2020

Our team waited with hopeful optimism, however, the public gathering limitations (due to COVID-19) have officially prohibited us from moving ahead with retreats this summer. Therefore, this event has been canceled.

As an alternative, we invite you to join us for our Marriage Mondays Online 4 week series. You’ll receive the same interactive marriage tools but from the comfort of your own home. Participants are eligible for up to $75 in gift card incentives for attending. Learn more and register today! Marriage Mondays Online is available to anyone, so feel free to share the registration link with couples out of state.* 
*Please note, only Colorado residents are eligible for the gift card incentives. 

Why Attend?

Register for the DIY Marriage Experience and learn from some of the best marriage and relationship experts in the country on topics including:

  • Communication
  • Money
  • Sex
  • Intimacy
  • Healthy Conflict Resolution
  • Parenting

We will host some amazing local and national speakers who are experts in the areas of relationships, money, and sex.


Friday, July 31, 2020
3:00 pm - Hotel Check-In
5:30 pm - Registration Opens
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Welcome and The Art of Conversation

Saturday, August 1, 2020
9:00 am – 9:45 am - Morning Keynote Session 
10:15 am – 11:45 am - Session 1
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm - Lunch Keynote Session
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Session 2
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm - Couple DATE NIGHT!

Sunday, August 2, 2020
9:00 am – 10:30 am - Session 3
11:00 am – 11:45 am - Closing Keynote Session
11:45 am – 12:00 pm - Event Closeout


(per couple)
$249 - Early bird registration (before 2/7/20)
$299 - Standard registration (after 2/7/20)
$199 - Special rate for groups of five or more couples. Call 720-488-8888 ext. 203 for more information. 


The event is being held at the beautiful Hilton Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado. Rooms are available at the special rate of $139/night.

Date Night Contest

Couples will be challenged with planning a special date night on Saturday night, August 1, using the skills and tools learned at DIY. Couples who participate in sharing their date night experience with us will have a chance to win the “Best Date Night” valued at $500.



May 18, 2018
The DIY Marriage retreat is a fun, educational, and lighthearted weekend to connect with your spouse and spend quality time together. The speakers are positive, approachable, and real, and the sessions and topics are applicable to all stages of marriage. The venue and meals offer a relaxing mini-getaway, and a great way to spend time with each other reconnecting. Thank you for the opportunity! I highly recommend it for all View More

Michelle C.

April 08, 2018
Just do it! Be brave, be open to change, looking into the future of how awesomely strong, supporting, and loving at the DIY marriage experience will motivate you to engage in transformation.

Melissa D.

April 08, 2018
Even if you feel like seeing a couples therapist would be more helpful or appropriate, come to a workshop anyway, because the real time discussion with other participants made all the difference for us in our marriage.

Matt D.

April 08, 2018
I think this workshop has saved our marriage. it has given us the tools to build the relationship we both need.

Alicia W.

April 08, 2018
The workshops put the tools in practice - something that other military lead retreats lacked and something that I feel will make implementing them easier moving forward.

Quesiah V.

April 08, 2018
I liked most the variety of sessions and the material presented. The presenters had relatable stories that we could identify with and not feel awkward. We really enjoyed that it was a safe space, not judgmental, and they were motivational. DIY provides realistic views and tools for marriage. Does not matter where the relationship is or how long they have been married.

Bri J.

April 08, 2018
Amazing experience! I learned a lot about the effective relationship tools from wonderful educators, and staff are great and helpful.

Noah S.

April 08, 2018
I liked all of the relatable information discussed and strategies to overcome some barriers in my marriage. The music was a bonus! Lots of humor and laughter. Its Fun and Entertaining! Lots of wonderful tips on assessing your current marriage and implementation newly learned strategies for rewarding future.

Tim Y.

April 08, 2018
I spent time with my wife, which almost never happens (5 yrs.). We did not fight, argue, or belittle. We, and most importantly I, learned skills my wife already uses. Which impressed me. It was well worth what you would give up to attend just to be on the same page. If you want your marriage. Everyone can learn, and be humbled.

Bri J.

April 15, 2018
We had an amazing experience. We highly recommend the Center for Relationship Education workshops and marriage retreat programs. The educators and staff are wonderful. We would definitely do it again!

Cheryl B.

June 25, 2017
Information and reminders that all couples need.

Eric B.

June 25, 2017
Do it. It's worth the time and money.

Estrella R.

June 25, 2017
The tools given at this retreat are absolutely real world, applicable tools. You take a look at yourself and are reminded why you chose to marry your partner, why you are in it for the long haul, and most importantly why you need and love your spouse.

Paul H.

June 25, 2017
It will give you a different perspective and tools that can help with life.

Paige Z.

June 25, 2017
Intentional time with your spouse is so beautiful. Leave your kids behind for two days.


June 25, 2017
It brings you closer.

Carlos M.

June 25, 2017
It is worth the effort to have an open mind.

Jodi G.

June 25, 2017
This weekend provides time to talk about things that can easily get pushed to the background.

Chad S.

June 25, 2017
This is a professional conference that will help you in all areas of marriage.

Amy H.

June 25, 2017
It will give you insight.

Joseph N.

June 25, 2017
This is filled with great information.

Valerie B.

June 25, 2017
Even if you don't have problems, this will be a great tool.

Andrew M.

June 25, 2017
Expect to be surprised about how the workshop will open doors and give you tools for conversations.

Cedric B.

June 25, 2017
This is very helpful for all marriages!!! Great for military members who are away from their families a lot.

LaKesia B.

June 25, 2017
Great experience to learn tools in all areas of your marriage.

John F.

June 25, 2017
Expect real life experiences from the presenters. the tools you learn at the DIY Marriage Experience will be skills you will use for the rest of your life.


June 25, 2017
To give it a chance to start a change for the future.

Lori P.

June 25, 2017
This can save our marriage.

Alexandra S.

June 25, 2017
Attend with an open mind and be prepared to learn new tools to better your relationship!

NaMichelle G.

June 25, 2017
Get there now, be there with an open mind and learn, then pass it on to the next couple.

Sam B.

June 25, 2017
Be open-minded and real.

Gabrielle J.

June 25, 2017
It's a building experience that is great to learn together.

Karla C.

June 25, 2017
Come intentional and ready for success!

Jo I.

June 25, 2017
Do it WAY before you have problems, maybe the first or second year of marriage.

Bridget O.

June 25, 2017
Enjoy it and relax!

Linda M.

June 25, 2017
Get ready for a great experience.

Marnita D.

June 25, 2017
This is a workshop before, during and after marriage. It's about creating insight about self, self in a relationship, and being open and vulnerable to change for the better of all relationships in your life.

Eric G.

June 25, 2017
This is a great experience to focus on your relationship with your significant other.

Duane R.

June 25, 2017
Encourage them to come with an open mind and open heart.

Rebecca R.

June 25, 2017
Absolutely worth the time and effort to put into your marriage. We won an upgraded suite and were so grateful.

Christopher G.

June 25, 2017
The information you receive will inspire you to change.

Heather M.

June 25, 2017
You think you are alone - that your relationship sucks more than everyone else's. You're wrong. You're not alone and you can get the tools to make it surprisingly better.

Bruce H.

June 25, 2017
It makes a difference.

Elias A.

June 25, 2017
This workshop, if taken seriously, would equip you with the tools you need to have a successful and long-lasting marriage.

Adrienne S.

June 25, 2017
It is worth every minute.


June 30, 2017
It was fun and hard at the same time. The classes were very good; helping you realize things you possibly didn''t know before about yourself, or your spouse. Counselors were available free of charge at the conference. I would highly recommend this conference to anyone who may be considering attending. Scholarships are available if finances are an issue.

Lakesia B.

June 26, 2017
This was a great event! We received tools that are very important in almost every area of our marriage.. We were taught how to use the tools and most importantly how to use our tools together as a couple.. The event was well put together. The hotel was phenomenal, the food was great and The speakers were informative and eager to share info to us.. I highly recommend attending an event when offered, whether you are newly weds View More

Mary E.

June 26, 2016
I absolutely loved the hands-on application we were able to have the entire way through. The key-note speakers were amazing, too. This conference will equip your relationship with amazing tools to build your marriage up and make it stronger.

Roslyn W.

June 26, 2016
This will change your life.

James J.

June 26, 2016
Come with an open mind and be ready to honestly communicate.

Kelly O.

June 26, 2016
It's a great experience and a fun way to learn skills together while spending time together.

Spechyl S.

June 26, 2016
Loved the open environment. It's not just for couples who are having problems in marriage, but for people who want to strengthen their marriage.

Renay H.

June 26, 2016
I loved that every sessions focused on a specific topic and also gave tips and tools to use. DIY Marriage Retreat is a must to attend. A very effective retreat.

Wendy V.

June 26, 2016
Helpful tools provided by funny and entertaining speakers. Based on research. Nice hotel.

Kim H.

June 26, 2016
I loved the small class sessions.I loved how the seminars were so tangible, with real people, with real issues, with real solutions. Truly enjoyed.

Dave K.

June 26, 2016
Well organized, focused. It was a really great use of my time.

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