With Event Espresso you can allow sign ups and online registrations for free or paid events for your church or religious organization in Virginia and receive online payments for paid registrations
Versatile for different kinds of events
Event Espresso has the flexibility to handle registrations for your classes, conferences, camps and more!
Create your events on your site without needing to be a computer expert
You don’t need to be an expert with technology to use Event Espresso as it becomes an extension of your existing WordPress site
Receive secure online event payments
Securely accept payments through Stripe, Vanco, Authorize.net, Braintree, PayPal, or another supported payment service and receive funds for each online registration
“Registrants stated that it was much easier to use than in previous years”
The best event plugin system we have used! We just closed registration for a girls/ladies conference at our church next month. This year we have over 400 registrants and only a few were mail-ins. Everyone else registered on our website, which is running Event Espresso 4. We had to close registration early because we are at capacity! We had fewer duplicate registrations this year than in years past using other software. We also received a lot of compliments on the “new system”. Registrants stated that it was much easier to use than in previous years. –amandaleigh
A preview of an example event (conference) created with Event Espresso
How to set up a retreat with WordPress and Event Espresso
Here are just a few faith-based organizations that trust Event Espresso for their events
SouthPine Community Church (Brisbane, Australia)
FLRL Archdiocese of New York (New York, United States)
King of Kings Lutheran Church (Minnesota, United States)
St. Paul Evangelical Church (Texas, United States)
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (Illinois, United States)
Temple Bethel (North Carolina, United States)
Maranatha Assembly of God Church (Minnesota, United States)
Heart of Longmont (Colorado, United States)
Baptist Resource Network (Pennsylvania, United States)
New Castle Presbytery (Delaware, United States)
Christian Ministries Church (Arizona, United States)
Vista Church (Colorado, United States)
Popular questions about church events and Event Espresso
My church hosts events like conferences, classes, camps, retreats, and more. Is Event Espresso flexible enough for a variety of events?
Yes, Event Espresso is versatile and can help with your church events. You can create as many events as you would like including free events, paid events, and even display-only events where you want to show event information but not allow registrations.
Do I need to be a computer expert to use Event Espresso?
You don’t have to worry about being an expert with computers to use Event Espresso. If you are comfortable with creating a blog post on your existing WordPress website and browsing your WordPress dashboard (WP-admin), then you’ll find Event Espresso familiar. We also have a quick start guide for Event Espresso which will help you get up and running fast through a series of recommendations and short video tutorials.
Do I need a WordPress website to use Event Espresso?
Yes, a WordPress website is required to run Event Espresso. However, our sister company, Event Smart offers online event registrations for churches using Event Espresso and WordPress as the backbone, where events, calendars, and pricing option selectors can then be embedded on any website, such as Weebly, Wix, and WordPress.com websites.
Can I accept registrations for a summer camp or a vacation bible school?
Yes, with the multiple date times and pricing options feature in Event Espresso, you can create an event that takes place across a period of time. Here is a video tutorial on how to create an event with different dates.
I want to allow more than one attendee to register for my church events at a time. Are group registrations available?
Yes, you can allow multiple attendees to register at once by enabling the Personal Information question group for additional registrants through the lower right area of the event editor and saving changes.
Can Event Espresso help with virtual or online events?
Yes, you can customize the registration confirmation email to include access to an online event ahead of time through Zoom, Google Hangouts, Go to Meeting, or another service by using a virtual venue. We have tutorial on how to adapt Event Espresso for virtual events.
Can I accept donations along with registration fees?
Yes, you can raise funds faster by allowing donations to be made for your events. Here is a video tutorial to help you create an event that has optional donation options.
How will I receive payments from my attendees?
You’ll receive your funds as your attendees register for your church events by partnering with a secure payment service and adding your API credentials to Event Espresso. Some of our event organizers favorites are Stripe, Vanco, Authorize.net, Braintree, or PayPal. Or you can choose another supported payment service.
Do you offer pricing for churches, religious, and nonprofit organizations?
Yes, we offer a discount on your first purchase on EventEspresso.com. Share information about your church here and a team member will follow up with you within one day. This discount cannot be applied retroactively to a previous purchase.
I have a question that I need help with.
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“It responds to all our requirements”
I’m a TEDx event director, and this year, we decide to try Event Espresso, the Event Espresso Version. It responds to all our requirements, and there are a lot of possibility to setup it. I recommend this plugin for people who want to organize events with payment. –Vincent P.
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