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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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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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Ellen
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barry officiated my wedding in June. He came highly recommended by my venue and when my husband and I met with him originally we knew immediately that he was the guy for the job. He's extremely professional, easy to work with, and he listened to what our vision was for our wedding day. Rev Barry used things he heard us talk about at that inital meeting - he incorporated things we said into our ceremony. It added such a personal touch that we both were so pleased about. He made the ceremony planning super easy by providing us with a PDF file of things to chose from and a list to check things off. He was reassuring throughout the whole process. He did a beautiful job and I couldn't have asked for anyone better.
Reverend Barry officiated my wedding in June. He came highly recommended by my venue and when my husband and I met with Read more...
Reverend Barry officiated my wedding in June. He came highly recommended by my venue and when my husband and I met with him originally we knew immediately that he was the guy for the job. He's extremely professional, easy to work with, and he listened to what our vision was for our wedding day. Rev Barry used things he heard us talk about at that inital meeting - he incorporated things we said into our ceremony. It added such a personal touch that we both were so pleased about. He made the ceremony planning super easy by providing us with a PDF file of things to chose from and a list to check things off. He was reassuring throughout the whole process. He did a beautiful job and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barry is a true wedding pro – and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a wedding rev. He understood and was accommodating when we wanted to meet in person (more than once!) to go over details of our ceremony. He has a set of very helpful prepared materials to aid in choosing the sequence of the ceremony, vows, and many details I wouldn’t have thought to ask about, and allowed us flexibility to make the ceremony just what we wanted it to be. We received many compliments on the ceremony and how Rev Barry kept things running smoothly. A+!
Reverend Barry is a true wedding pro – and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a wedding rev. He understood and Read more...
Reverend Barry is a true wedding pro – and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a wedding rev. He understood and was accommodating when we wanted to meet in person (more than once!) to go over details of our ceremony. He has a set of very helpful prepared materials to aid in choosing the sequence of the ceremony, vows, and many details I wouldn’t have thought to ask about, and allowed us flexibility to make the ceremony just what we wanted it to be. We received many compliments on the ceremony and how Rev Barry kept things running smoothly. A+! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barry was 100% accommodating to anything that I wanted to do! He comes with a very large and extensive packet full of information and possible ceremony layouts. Although I didn't find exactly what I was looking for, Barry assured me that I could cut and paste, mix and match, add or remove whatever I wanted, and completely make it my own. Which I did!! He was very professional and light hearted. Super easy to work with, very responsive to emails, extrodinary helpful, and above all willing to do whatever! Being stressed out about planning and so many other things, I completely spaced about letting him know we needed him at the rehearsal. Upon getting in touch with him he was more than willing to attend last minute! I was amazed!!!
Reverend Barry was 100% accommodating to anything that I wanted to do! He comes with a very large and extensive packet Read more...
Reverend Barry was 100% accommodating to anything that I wanted to do! He comes with a very large and extensive packet full of information and possible ceremony layouts. Although I didn't find exactly what I was looking for, Barry assured me that I could cut and paste, mix and match, add or remove whatever I wanted, and completely make it my own. Which I did!! He was very professional and light hearted. Super easy to work with, very responsive to emails, extrodinary helpful, and above all willing to do whatever! Being stressed out about planning and so many other things, I completely spaced about letting him know we needed him at the rehearsal. Upon getting in touch with him he was more than willing to attend last minute! I was amazed!!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev Barry worked with us long distance through Skype (we live in Michigan) and made the whole process very easy! He smoothly made last minute changes (the morning of the wedding!). I had many people come up to me during the reception and tell me that he did an excellent job. I am so happy that I had Rev Barry officiate our wedding!!!
Rev Barry worked with us long distance through Skype (we live in Michigan) and made the whole process very easy! He Read more...
Rev Barry worked with us long distance through Skype (we live in Michigan) and made the whole process very easy! He smoothly made last minute changes (the morning of the wedding!). I had many people come up to me during the reception and tell me that he did an excellent job. I am so happy that I had Rev Barry officiate our wedding!!! Read less
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Monika
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We were so fortunate to have Jeffrey G. as our officiant! He is excellent at correspondence, and his ceremony templates helped with creating our perfect ceremony. Meeting up with him was a breeze, too. He was flexible with our schedule and even Skyped when needed. It was really important to us to have someone set the stage for my husband and I to be ourselves. Jeffrey is truly a natural at accomplishing that vibe and energy. His delivery isn't overtly theatrical or drawn out- it's genuine and to the point. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an officiant.
We were so fortunate to have Jeffrey G. as our officiant! He is excellent at correspondence, and his ceremony templates Read more...
We were so fortunate to have Jeffrey G. as our officiant! He is excellent at correspondence, and his ceremony templates helped with creating our perfect ceremony. Meeting up with him was a breeze, too. He was flexible with our schedule and even Skyped when needed. It was really important to us to have someone set the stage for my husband and I to be ourselves. Jeffrey is truly a natural at accomplishing that vibe and energy. His delivery isn't overtly theatrical or drawn out- it's genuine and to the point. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an officiant. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
2/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Jeff was absolutely amazing! He is extremely responsive via phone and email and has no problem with you texting him with any questions or concerns. He is able to perform any type of ceremony that you wish you have-whether it's religious or not, long or short, etc. He was very accommodating and met us at a Panera right by our house for our initial meeting. We hit it off right away and booked him on the spot! When it came down to the ceremony, he was very professional and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you so much for everything, Jeff! The ceremony was absolutely perfect!
Jeff was absolutely amazing! He is extremely responsive via phone and email and has no problem with you texting him with Read more...
Jeff was absolutely amazing! He is extremely responsive via phone and email and has no problem with you texting him with any questions or concerns. He is able to perform any type of ceremony that you wish you have-whether it's religious or not, long or short, etc. He was very accommodating and met us at a Panera right by our house for our initial meeting. We hit it off right away and booked him on the spot! When it came down to the ceremony, he was very professional and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you so much for everything, Jeff! The ceremony was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/31/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Barry is an amazing sweet man. He was recommended to us by a coworker of mine when a judge we had met had fallen through. I am so glad we did not go with that judge and met Rev. Barry. He will meet with you and get to know the two of you and ask how you met. He gets a little story together; he also gives you an amazing packet full of organization and ideas. Anytime we emailed Rev. Barry he responded quickly. We met twice before the wedding and he remembered everything we had told him (which was over a year!) We had an outline of how we wanted the ceremony to go and he filled in the missing pieces. At the ceremony Rev. Barry was just delightful. He made jokes and had people laughing and crying. Many of our guests thought he had known us for years! He is amazing and you will not regret booking Rev Barry!
Rev. Barry is an amazing sweet man. He was recommended to us by a coworker of mine when a judge we had met had fallen Read more...
Rev. Barry is an amazing sweet man. He was recommended to us by a coworker of mine when a judge we had met had fallen through. I am so glad we did not go with that judge and met Rev. Barry. He will meet with you and get to know the two of you and ask how you met. He gets a little story together; he also gives you an amazing packet full of organization and ideas. Anytime we emailed Rev. Barry he responded quickly. We met twice before the wedding and he remembered everything we had told him (which was over a year!) We had an outline of how we wanted the ceremony to go and he filled in the missing pieces. At the ceremony Rev. Barry was just delightful. He made jokes and had people laughing and crying. Many of our guests thought he had known us for years! He is amazing and you will not regret booking Rev Barry! Read less
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Sam & Xiao
Wedding:
1/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Mr. Rev Barry was our officiant. My husband and I found two officiants before contacting with Mr. Barry. They did not work out so we have to find an officiant one week before our wedding to officiate our wedding. It was last minute and very stressful. Mr. Barry was referred to me from my wedding venue's event coordinator. We were so glad that Mr. Barry officiated our wedding. It was less stressful and he knows what to prepare and what to do. We wish we could contact with him at the beginning then we won't go through all the stress. Anyway, we definitely recommend him!!! He is a great and awesome officiant!!! Thank you Mr. Barry!!!
Mr. Rev Barry was our officiant. My husband and I found two officiants before contacting with Mr. Barry. They did not work Read more...
Mr. Rev Barry was our officiant. My husband and I found two officiants before contacting with Mr. Barry. They did not work out so we have to find an officiant one week before our wedding to officiate our wedding. It was last minute and very stressful. Mr. Barry was referred to me from my wedding venue's event coordinator. We were so glad that Mr. Barry officiated our wedding. It was less stressful and he knows what to prepare and what to do. We wish we could contact with him at the beginning then we won't go through all the stress. Anyway, we definitely recommend him!!! He is a great and awesome officiant!!! Thank you Mr. Barry!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We worked with Barry for our wedding. He was very responsive and easy to get a hold of when necessary, and open to meeting in locations that were flexible for us! It was a very personal experience, and we were very comfortable talking to Barry about our lives, and about our expectations for the wedding. He even made a suggestion to us for our unity ceremony as we were struggling to come up with something a little unique. Everything went perfectly, and we are very happy with our decision to use Barry as our officiant! Would recommend him to any bride.
We worked with Barry for our wedding. He was very responsive and easy to get a hold of when necessary, and open to meeting Read more...
We worked with Barry for our wedding. He was very responsive and easy to get a hold of when necessary, and open to meeting in locations that were flexible for us! It was a very personal experience, and we were very comfortable talking to Barry about our lives, and about our expectations for the wedding. He even made a suggestion to us for our unity ceremony as we were struggling to come up with something a little unique. Everything went perfectly, and we are very happy with our decision to use Barry as our officiant! Would recommend him to any bride. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We had used reverend Jeff Ginsberg as our wedding officiant. One of the best decisions we made! From the moment we met with him he was kind and personable and easy to talk with. I felt like I could be myself around him. I was pretty last minute and would send emails at crazy hours and Jeff would always respond quickly. He made us feel comfortable with all of our decisions. My husband and I could not recommend Chicago weddings more!! Jeff you're amazing!!

Terry and Kristen 12/12/15
We had used reverend Jeff Ginsberg as our wedding officiant. One of the best decisions we made! From the moment we met Read more...
We had used reverend Jeff Ginsberg as our wedding officiant. One of the best decisions we made! From the moment we met with him he was kind and personable and easy to talk with. I felt like I could be myself around him. I was pretty last minute and would send emails at crazy hours and Jeff would always respond quickly. He made us feel comfortable with all of our decisions. My husband and I could not recommend Chicago weddings more!! Jeff you're amazing!!

Terry and Kristen 12/12/15 Read less
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