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Celebrate Your Marriage 2021

Jay & Laura Laffoon, Gary Thomas more

  • Jay & Laura Laffoon
    Jay & Laura Laffoon
  • Gary Thomas
    Gary Thomas
  • Jay & Laura Laffoon
    Jay & Laura Laffoon
  • Gary Thomas
    Gary Thomas
At our Celebrate Your Marriage Conference, not only will you experience high-quality programming through engaging speakers and entertainers, you’ll enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with your spouse at one of the most romantic hotels in America! The bonus is that you’ll return home knowing how to celebrate and strengthen your marriage.

Celebrating our 25th year, we have helped thousands of couples Celebrate their Marriage through laughter and growth together with challenging, funny, and relevant speakers … all while savoring time with each other at historic Grand Hotel.

Couples leave Celebrate Your Marriage energized, engaged, and healthy spiritually, resulting in healthy marriages that are an inspiration to others.

Get ready to Celebrate in THREE easy steps!

Buy your tickets to the Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.

Reserve your room at Grand Hotel where you’ll take a step away from it all and unwind in the warm hospitality that has been charming guests since 1887. (WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A LINK TO GET OUR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE!)

Buy your ferry tickets to this one-of-a-kind location. (WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A SPECIAL DISCOUNT COUPON TO SAVE ON YOUR TRIP!)

Get ready to CELEBRATE!

Your hosts, Jay & Laura Laffoon
Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. Combining humor, music, and lots of honesty, Jay & Laura’s “Celebrate Your Marriage” is designed for married couples of all ages.

Special guest, Gary Thomas
Gary Thomas’ writing and speaking focuses on bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others. He is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. These books include When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People; Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?, The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, and the Gold Medallion award winner Authentic Faith.

Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).

He serves on the teaching team (and as Writer in Residence) at Second Baptist Church, Houston—a congregation with six campuses and 70,000 members—and is an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas.

Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013,” “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2017.”

Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable granddaughter on the planet.

Sunday, October 3, 2021
3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session.
4:00pm: Opening Session presented by Jay & Laura Laffoon
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00pm: Date Night

Monday, October 4, 2021
7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
10:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session
10:50am: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:15am: Closing Session with Jay & Laura Laffoon

*Schedule is subject to change

The Grand Hotel 2021 Room Rate for Celebrate Your Marriage with Jay and Laura is $394.00 plus taxes per room daily based on adult double occupancy. We encourage all of our guests to book their rooms immediately after purchasing tickets. Rooms must be booked by 5 p.m. on September 3, 2021 in order to qualify for our special rate.

Michigan 6% Sales Tax applies to all charges. There is also a 3% Mackinac Island Assessment charge on the per person daily room. There is a one-time charge of $17 for 2 people for transfer of luggage from the dock to the Hotel and return. Reservations received after the September 3, 2021, deadline will be accepted only based on the Hotel’s discretion and will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

Grand Hotel operates on the Modified American Plan. This means that your daily rate includes breakfast and dinner. You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel with a special form by email, fax or postal mail after you register for the event. A link to the room reservation form will be included on your confirmation email.

Please note: All attendees to Celebrate Your Marriage are strongly encouraged to book their hotel reservations at Grand Hotel, as meals are included with our special daily rate.

Attendees not staying at Grand Hotel will be required to pay the hotel’s daily admission fee ($10 per person, per day) in order to access all sessions.

In addition, non-hotel guests that wish to eat at Grand Hotel may do so according to the following prices: Breakfast – $30 per person; Dinner – $85 per person. All rates are subject to Michigan sales tax (6%) and require advance reservations by contacting Grand Hotel or visiting the Concierge desk.

**NO REFUNDS. All sales are final**

Price Deadline: thru Sep 3, 4:59 pm ET thru Day of
Conference Registration $99.00 $119.00
GRAND experience includes:
- Priority reserved seating -- seats will have your names on them in the front of the auditorium.
- Dinner Sunday evening with Jay & Laura and our special guest
GRAND Experience Add-On $49.00 $59.00

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