This thesis discusses the question whether adventure wedding workshops provide the same quality as conventional wedding workshops are supposed to deliver and thus are able to emerge new paths in preparation for marriage as addition or alternative to traditional wedding workshops. Out of this general questions about the preparation for matrimony in todays world are analyzed at the beginning.The first chapter looks, initially with a pastoral theological approach, at “matrimony and families in the course of time” and at “matrimony a sacrament in a state of crisis”. Afterwards, documents focused on preparation for marriage and edited by ecclesiastical authorities from the Sec. Vat. C. up to the current Synod on the Family are surveyed and developments of the description of basic concerns, objectives and methodology are inquired. Finally, the history of wedding workshops in the diocese of Graz-Seckau gives an overview about the methodology of preparation for marriage from the start-up with lecture models up to the first attempts with adventure workshops based on outdoor and experiential education. Basics about methodology and didactics round off this chapter and refer to the peculiarity of freedom of methodology in Styria.Outdoor and experiential education has established worldwide during the last decades but dissociates itself strictly from actionism for the sake of thrill.Following the main questions asked at the beginning, the two different types of workshops are compared. First outcome is, concerning the templates of concepts, that the concept of conventional wedding workshops acted as a model for adventure workshops. To compare revenue and performance of both pedagogical types representatives of both groups involved get to have their say: trainers being interviewed as experts as well as bridal couples, whose feedback, gathered and evaluated for quality assurance, is analyzed. A comparative conclusion and an outlook complete this master thesis.