Get offline payments for events with a pay by check option

Take event registrations using your WordPress website and let your attendees pay offline for their registrations with checks.

Event organizers like you prefer Event Espresso for planning seminars, conferences, nonprofit events, workshops, and more! Make an event registration system with Event Espresso and use the Check payment method to let your attendees know how they can pay offline for their event registrations by giving you a check.


Why the Check Payment Method?


Your attendees can start their event registrations on your WordPress website using an event registration form through Event Espresso and you can use the Check payment method to provide information on how to they can pay offline by writing a check.


Event organizers choose Event Espresso so they can get started with their event registrations without needing to be an expert with computers.

Online payments are recommended for your events

Are you thinking about using the Check payment method for your events? We recommend receiving online payments instead so you can:

– Receive your funds as your attendees register without any delay
– Know who is attending your event so you can plan ahead
– Avoid the hassle of handling offline payments and needing to follow up with attendees who registered but haven’t paid

Check out what an event organizer shared about online payments:

Online payments for event registrations

PayPal or Stripe are popular choices for online payments with our members. If you would like to accept checks online and you are located in the United States, then consider eCheck. If you are hosting events in Europe, then go with Mollie where you can accept bank transfers.


How do I get started with the Check payment method for my event registrations?


Are you currently using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? The Check payment method is included with Event Espresso! You can find the Check payment method in your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin)Event EspressoPayment MethodsCheck.

Need a support license for Event Espresso?

Here are the steps to get started with Event Espresso and the Check payment method right now.

1) Join other event organizers who prefer Event Espresso for their event registrations and purchase a support license for Event Espresso today

2) Afterward, you’ll be logged into your new account on and, a welcome email will be sent to your email address

3) Follow the quick start guide for Event Espresso to get up and running quickly with your events through Event Espresso and the Check payment method

As a reminder, the Check payment method does not transfer or move any funds. After an attendee starts a registration from your website, they’ll see information on where to send a check (e.g. mail a check to an address, pay in person with a check).


Frequently asked questions about the Check payment method


Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso includes the Check payment method and its a plugin for WordPress so you’ll need a website running WordPress to use them. If you don’t currently have a website, then check out Event Smart where you can receive online event registrations and use the Check payment method to get checks from your attendees for your events.

How can I set up a recurring payment, payment plan, or a subscription through the Check payment method?
Recurring payments, payment plans, or subscriptions are not currently supported in Event Espresso.

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through the Check payment method?
Refunds in Event Espresso 4 are currently a two-step process. First, apply the refund through the transaction details screen of Event Espresso in your WP-admin (WP dashboard). Then return the funds to the attendee.


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The Check payment method documentation can help you with questions like:

– How do I enable the Check payment method on my WP website once I’ve purchased a support license from
– What are some common questions about the payment gateway?

Check out the documentation for the Check payment method.

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