8 Premarital Counseling Services in Denver, Colorado

Give your partnership a little extra TLC.
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Hillary Hoffower
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  • Hillary is a contributing writer for The Knot Worldwide, covering all things weddings.
  • She has also written for Brides, WeddingWire and BridalGuide.
  • Hillary got her start in the wedding industry interning for celebrity wedding and event planner Colin Cowie.
Updated Jun 04, 2024

When you're busy running around getting your wedding dress altered, figuring out floral arrangements and strategizing a seating chart, it's easy to get lost in the details of your wedding day and overlook what really matters—your relationship itself. Luckily, there are many premarital counseling services in Denver that can help you solidify and strengthen your partnership leading up to your marriage.

While there aren't any premarital counseling requirements in Colorado, every couple has a few areas that need a little extra TLC. Premarital counseling can help you talk through everything from sex to family relationships. Plus, it's a good way to bond with each other during the stressful time of wedding planning. There are several apps you can download that can help walk you through hard conversations, but having in-person sessions can also be very beneficial, especially if you do them with the same person who is going to be your officiant.

To find a premarital counselor near you, head to The Knot Vendor Marketplace where you can filter by "Wedding Events" and then "Premarital Counseling." We already did some of the legwork for you, rounding up eight Denver premarital options to consider.

Ceremonies With Lisa in Denver, Colorado

Similar to how a wedding planner oversees the logistics and events of your wedding day, Lisa Hunter of Ceremonies With Lisa prides herself on overseeing your relationship leading up to the wedding—something she feels often gets overlooked amid all the wedding planning. An ordained interspiritual minister who works with all kinds of religions and backgrounds, she offers premarital counseling in Denver, CO, and beyond. One bride wrote that Lisa is an "engaging energy, a thoughtful guide and an active listener."

NearlyWed Coaching in Denver, Colorado

NearlyWed Coaching is an LGBTQIA+ owned business in Denver, Colorado, in which Tirzah Stein promises to provide an unbiased support system for your relationship. She uses a strength-based approach to help you connect more with one another and identify areas of your relationship that could use more nourishment, whether it's finances and conflict resolution or intimacy and family dynamics. One bride said she and her spouse loved the premarital services so much they're continuing it a year into their marriage.

Colorado Weddings by Keith Horstman in Littleton, Colorado

If you're looking for premarital counseling in the south Denver area, look no further than Colorado Weddings by Keith Horstman. Inspired by Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, which focuses on finding the path to spiritual enlightenment, Keith embarked on a life journey toward personal growth and spent six years in a multicultural seminary. He works with couples of all faiths, philosophies and traditions, from premarital counseling services to thoughtful ceremonies.

Elevate Wedding Officiant in Denver, Colorado

Elevate Wedding Officiant consists of a dozen ordained ministers and professional public speakers, who work closely with couples for everything from tailored ceremonies to pre-marriage counseling in the Denver area. Several reviewers wrote that they enjoyed working on their marriage before the wedding day with Dr. Keppen Laszlo, who has decades of experience ordaining weddings. One said they found a "great deal of value" in their premarital counseling sessions and that he was professional, timely and authentic.

Colorado's Wedding Pastor in Aurora, Colorado

Michael Welchert of Colorado's Wedding Pastor has been working with couples leading up to their wedding day for over 35 years. He provides individual marriage coaching and counseling experiences for Christian, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant affiliated couples. Many reviewers said that he really took time to get to know them. One said that doing premarital work with him and his wife prepared them more for their union and provided a more personal experience for their ceremony.

Matt Morgan Weddings & Coaching in Denver, Colorado

One of the main pillars of Matt Morgan Weddings & Coaching is to help you strengthen and solidify your marriage before you even get to the altar. If you choose Matt's coaching option, you get your wedding, planning session and travel costs for free. One bride who used him said she was hesitant about premarital counseling but feels it's already improved her relationship, while a groom said the insights he gained "fortified the foundation of our marriage." As one bride put it: "He taught us so many things about each other and about ourselves. We felt very comfortable being vulnerable and he created a safe place to tackle any conversation."

Woods + The Wild in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Candace Woods of Woods + The Wild helps you grow your relationship through the PREPARE/ENRICH program. Originally a Christian premarital service, the assessment now offers a non-denominational version. Candace uses it to help you set your wedding intentions and goals and identify spiritual practices to support your partnership. She comes from a progressive Christian background, and performs interfaith rituals and officiates LGBTQIA+ weddings. She is based in Colorado Springs, but works all over Colorado, including the Denver metro area.

Small Circles Ceremonies: Ceremonies that Matter in Boulder, Colorado

Jen Nealon Garone of Small Circles Ceremonies is based in Boulder, Colorado, but serves the Denver area. With 20 years of experience as a non-religious officiant, she's dedicated to creating custom ceremonies by connecting authentically with individuals and using the natural world as her guide. Her premarital counseling services also involve wedding vow coaching, in which she helps you translate all the wonderful feelings you have for your partner onto paper.

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