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Chicago Weddings

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60532 US (map)

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630-392-1953

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ABOUT US

Our joy is in helping couples celebrate the love they had found in each other. Carefully prepared with input by the two of you, we craft a ceremony that best reflects your love story.... Read more
Our joy is in helping couples celebrate the love they had found in each other. Carefully prepared with input by the two of you, we craft a ceremony that best reflects your love story. After officiating weddings for more than thirty years, we bring the experience and flexibility you look for to make a ceremony unique. Provided samples of vows, readings, and beautiful ideas which could used in the ceremony becomes a great place to start. But always open to suggestions.

Couples tell us all the time how much they appreciate our guidance, flexibility and overall upbeat personality. In fact, most couples say that one of the most important aspects of choosing their officiant is that they feel a connection with the person who is marrying them. So we offer to meet at no cost or obligation before making your final decision of officiant.

We perform non-religious, religious and multi-cultural wedding ceremonies all over the Chicago area. And proudly one of the most reasonably priced officiant services in Chicago, ceremonies start at $200.

It is rare but what happens if something takes place unforeseen at the last minute? One of our other officiants is able to step in guaranteeing the ceremony will not be interuppted. We all use the same materials and guidelines insuring each couple knows exactly what to expect, plus you have a safety net.

So best wishes to you both from our Team!
Rev. Barry Kolanowski, Rev Jeff Ginsburg, Rev Janine Nichol, Rev Brian Evans, Rev Scott Cummings and Rev Gary Silbar


Contact us by email: revbarry@chicagoweddings.org or call or text us at: 630-392-1953 Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination

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Joanna
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved working with Reverend Barry! We were planning our wedding from Virginia, and his organization and years of experience made for an easy planning process. The ceremony was everything we hoped for; touching, personal and even a little bit of laughter. His calming demeanor made us feel comfortable and eased our nerves on the big day. I highly recommend Reverend Barry!
My husband and I loved working with Reverend Barry! We were planning our wedding from Virginia, and his organization and Read more...
My husband and I loved working with Reverend Barry! We were planning our wedding from Virginia, and his organization and years of experience made for an easy planning process. The ceremony was everything we hoped for; touching, personal and even a little bit of laughter. His calming demeanor made us feel comfortable and eased our nerves on the big day. I highly recommend Reverend Barry! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jeff Ginsburg (Chicago Weddings) was amazing to work with from the very first day we met him. After contacting Chicago Weddings, he reached out quickly, and we met with him to discuss possible ceremony structures and readings. After getting to know us, he allowed us to customize the ceremony exactly how we wanted -- in our case, short, simple, and personal. He was a great resource for us in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, hopping on calls to ensure we had everything we needed and attending our Friday night rehearsal to make sure everything was perfect for the following night. Easy-going and easy to work with, Jeff was so professional and really took the stress out of little things like telling us how to get our marriage license and which ceremony structure might work best for us. We can't recommend Jeff highly enough. With his help, we had a beautiful and perfect ceremony -- one that we'll remember forever.
Jeff Ginsburg (Chicago Weddings) was amazing to work with from the very first day we met him. After contacting Chicago Read more...
Jeff Ginsburg (Chicago Weddings) was amazing to work with from the very first day we met him. After contacting Chicago Weddings, he reached out quickly, and we met with him to discuss possible ceremony structures and readings. After getting to know us, he allowed us to customize the ceremony exactly how we wanted -- in our case, short, simple, and personal. He was a great resource for us in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, hopping on calls to ensure we had everything we needed and attending our Friday night rehearsal to make sure everything was perfect for the following night. Easy-going and easy to work with, Jeff was so professional and really took the stress out of little things like telling us how to get our marriage license and which ceremony structure might work best for us. We can't recommend Jeff highly enough. With his help, we had a beautiful and perfect ceremony -- one that we'll remember forever. Read less
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Christa
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Barry did a WONDERFUL job officiating our wedding! He was so easy-going, helpful, and flexible. He focused on doing everything in a way that made us comfortable, and he provided so much helpful information! The whole process was very easy! We can't thank him enough! We would highly recommend using Chicago Weddings and Rev. Barry!
Rev. Barry did a WONDERFUL job officiating our wedding! He was so easy-going, helpful, and flexible. He focused on doing Read more...
Rev. Barry did a WONDERFUL job officiating our wedding! He was so easy-going, helpful, and flexible. He focused on doing everything in a way that made us comfortable, and he provided so much helpful information! The whole process was very easy! We can't thank him enough! We would highly recommend using Chicago Weddings and Rev. Barry! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
4/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Barry Kolanowski was the officiant for our spring wedding ceremony at Schram Memorial Chapel in Glenview, Illinois. He did a wonderful job, helping our ceremony become a complete success. Barry ran our rehearsal the evening before the wedding and helped iron-out every detail, providing guidance and advice. He was thorough and detail-oriented during the planning (pre-wedding) process. He was patient, answering all of my questions in a timely manner. He was very quick-to-respond through e-mail and reasonably-priced. He is worth the cost for both the rehearsal and ceremony. He was completely professional and personable. Our ceremony was so lovely and special, a lot of that is thanks to Barry. My husband and I would totally recommend him.
Barry Kolanowski was the officiant for our spring wedding ceremony at Schram Memorial Chapel in Glenview, Illinois. He did Read more...
Barry Kolanowski was the officiant for our spring wedding ceremony at Schram Memorial Chapel in Glenview, Illinois. He did a wonderful job, helping our ceremony become a complete success. Barry ran our rehearsal the evening before the wedding and helped iron-out every detail, providing guidance and advice. He was thorough and detail-oriented during the planning (pre-wedding) process. He was patient, answering all of my questions in a timely manner. He was very quick-to-respond through e-mail and reasonably-priced. He is worth the cost for both the rehearsal and ceremony. He was completely professional and personable. Our ceremony was so lovely and special, a lot of that is thanks to Barry. My husband and I would totally recommend him. Read less
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Tudor
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
He was very flexible with our requests . No complains. He did a great job.
I will remember him forever because he incorporated in the service exactly what i told him to say . ( Jesus turned water into wine and David danced ) .
He was very flexible with our requests . No complains. He did a great job.
I will remember him forever because he Read more...
He was very flexible with our requests . No complains. He did a great job.
I will remember him forever because he incorporated in the service exactly what i told him to say . ( Jesus turned water into wine and David danced ) . Read less
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Marta
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Barry did an amazing job officiating our wedding. My husband and I were initially a little concerned trusting someone we met just once to tell "our story", but Rev. Barry was able to pull details from our conversation with him that truly represented us and made us feel very comfortable. He also artfully navigated a ring issue and put everyone at ease before the ceremony. Thank you, Rev. Barry!
Rev. Barry did an amazing job officiating our wedding. My husband and I were initially a little concerned trusting someone Read more...
Rev. Barry did an amazing job officiating our wedding. My husband and I were initially a little concerned trusting someone we met just once to tell "our story", but Rev. Barry was able to pull details from our conversation with him that truly represented us and made us feel very comfortable. He also artfully navigated a ring issue and put everyone at ease before the ceremony. Thank you, Rev. Barry! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Rev Barry as your officiant! He is so personable, so professional and really good at what he does! :) We had so many guests commenting on how lovely the ceremony was and specifically how everything Rev Barry was saying was so sweet and to the point!! He helps guide you with no effort the day of the wedding when you're so wrapped up in so many emotions! He provided us with so many readings to choose from that it was so easy to customize our ceremony and he was there to ensue our rehearsal ran smooth and that the bridal party was on point. He even went above and beyond when the groom forgot to bring the marriage license from the hotel!! Thank you so much Barry- you made our ceremony flawless!! :) :)
I highly recommend Rev Barry as your officiant! He is so personable, so professional and really good at what he does! :) Read more...
I highly recommend Rev Barry as your officiant! He is so personable, so professional and really good at what he does! :) We had so many guests commenting on how lovely the ceremony was and specifically how everything Rev Barry was saying was so sweet and to the point!! He helps guide you with no effort the day of the wedding when you're so wrapped up in so many emotions! He provided us with so many readings to choose from that it was so easy to customize our ceremony and he was there to ensue our rehearsal ran smooth and that the bridal party was on point. He even went above and beyond when the groom forgot to bring the marriage license from the hotel!! Thank you so much Barry- you made our ceremony flawless!! :) :) Read less
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Branden
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I worked with Rev. Jeff Ginsburg this March and the experience couldn't have been better. From our first meeting with him, we knew that this was the company we'd be going with. He spent extra time to get to understand our relationship and add a fantastic personal touch to our ceremony. He made our special day something we'll never forget.

I highly recommend going through Chicago Weddings and will be telling anyone I help with their wedding to look into them.
My wife and I worked with Rev. Jeff Ginsburg this March and the experience couldn't have been better. From our first Read more...
My wife and I worked with Rev. Jeff Ginsburg this March and the experience couldn't have been better. From our first meeting with him, we knew that this was the company we'd be going with. He spent extra time to get to understand our relationship and add a fantastic personal touch to our ceremony. He made our special day something we'll never forget.

I highly recommend going through Chicago Weddings and will be telling anyone I help with their wedding to look into them. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Nicole
Wedding:
2/21/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with our ceremony. Rev Barry was great to work with. He helped guide us with creating our ceremony, and did a great job making it special for us. We also received alot of compliments on our ceremony from our wedding guests. I would definitely recommmend Rev Barry!
My husband and I were very happy with our ceremony. Rev Barry was great to work with. He helped guide us with creating our Read more...
My husband and I were very happy with our ceremony. Rev Barry was great to work with. He helped guide us with creating our ceremony, and did a great job making it special for us. We also received alot of compliments on our ceremony from our wedding guests. I would definitely recommmend Rev Barry! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Barry officiated our wedding and he was amazing! From our first meeting, my husband and I knew he was perfect. I wanted a Catholic ceremony and my husband did not. Rev. Barry gave us great advice and set both of us at ease, which is no small task as we both are stubborn and quick to judge on something like this. He gave us great resources and encourage us to create what we wanted. I will admit the ceremony is a bit of a blur to me, but I enjoyed every moment. Most importantly, all of our guests told us that the ceremony was "so us," which means a lot. Rev. Barry really gave us a wedding that reflected us as a couple, which is everything anyone could ask for. I would absolutely recommend his services.
Rev. Barry officiated our wedding and he was amazing! From our first meeting, my husband and I knew he was perfect. I Read more...
Rev. Barry officiated our wedding and he was amazing! From our first meeting, my husband and I knew he was perfect. I wanted a Catholic ceremony and my husband did not. Rev. Barry gave us great advice and set both of us at ease, which is no small task as we both are stubborn and quick to judge on something like this. He gave us great resources and encourage us to create what we wanted. I will admit the ceremony is a bit of a blur to me, but I enjoyed every moment. Most importantly, all of our guests told us that the ceremony was "so us," which means a lot. Rev. Barry really gave us a wedding that reflected us as a couple, which is everything anyone could ask for. I would absolutely recommend his services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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