Vanco Payment Gateway

Accept online payments through credit and debit cards for your nonprofit events and church event registrations using Vanco.

Nonprofit event organizers like you prefer Event Espresso for planning conferences, retreats, galas, fundraisers and more! Choose Vanco so you can accept payments for your church and nonprofit event registrations through Event Espresso’s event registration and event ticketing plugin.

Why Vanco?

Vanco specializes in payment processing for churches and nonprofit organizations. From your WordPress website, you’ll be able to create an event registration system with Vanco and Event Espresso to accept event registrations and online payments through debit cards and credit cards. You’ll receive your payments up front as attendees register and pay online for their event registrations through Vanco.


Our nonprofit organizations choose Vanco because of their focus on payment processing for charities.

With a merchant account from Vanco, you can start accepting online payments securely for your event registrations using Vanco. Get in touch with Vanco at 1-800-675-7430 to get a new merchant account or sign up online for a Vanco account.


How do I get started with Vanco for my event registrations?

Are you currently using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? You can purchase the Vanco extension for Event Espresso here while logged into your account on You’ll then see Vanco in your downloads area in the lower right of your account page.

Need a support license for Event Espresso?

Here are the steps to get started with Event Espresso and Vanco 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 Vanco.

If you need a merchant account with Vanco, then you can sign up for one right now on You can also call Vanco at 1-800-675-7430.


Frequently asked questions about the Vanco payment gateway

Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso and the Vanco payment gateway extension are both plugins 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 accept online event registrations through Vanco.

Does my WordPress website need to meet any requirements to use Vanco?
Server Name Indication needs to be enabled on your server. Your web host (WordPress hosting provider) can help you with this.

How can I set up a recurring payment, payment plan, or a subscription through Vanco?
Recurring payments, payment plans, or subscriptions are not currently supported in the Vanco payment gateway. When an attendee pays for their event registrations with Vanco, they pay up front so, you receive your funds right away.

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through
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 log in to your Vanco merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for Vanco?
A dedicated SSL certificate is recommended if you are accepting payments on your website.

Do I need to be PCI compliant?
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is required if you are processing, storing, or transmitting credit card data. Event Espresso recommends using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from Vanco.


You are covered by our 30-day money back guarantee!

The Vanco payment gateway documentation can help you with questions like:

– How do I install the add-on on my WP website once I’ve purchased it from
– How do I set up the extension once I install and activate it on my WordPress website?
– What are some common questions about the add-on?

Check out the documentation for the Vanco payment gateway.

Still, need more help? Log in to your account on and get help from our support team today.

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