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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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Book him! He was great to work with and the ceremony was handled very professionally and appropriately. A number of our guests commented on how well Barry performed the ceremony and he contributed greatly to the overall success and enjoyment of our wedding.
Book him! He was great to work with and the ceremony was handled very professionally and appropriately. A number of our Read more...
Book him! He was great to work with and the ceremony was handled very professionally and appropriately. A number of our guests commented on how well Barry performed the ceremony and he contributed greatly to the overall success and enjoyment of our wedding. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barry officiated my wedding August 14, 2016. Throughout the whole process of getting in touch with him through the venue that I picked (Jacob Henry Mansion) was truly as smooth as any bride could've wanted. He was extremely great at getting back to me when I had questions or needed to meet with him. He was flexible with meeting times since I work night shift and my husband works days. Also I wasn't really sure where to begin as far as how I wanted my ceremony to go and Barry was so helpful with all of the options/suggestions that he presented to us. (and he never tried to push us or pressure us into doing something a certain way but allowed us to create the ceremony we always wanted!). The ceremony itself went perfectly with Barry and we wouldn't have wanted anyone else to officiate our wedding. Thanks again Barry!
Reverend Barry officiated my wedding August 14, 2016. Throughout the whole process of getting in touch with him through Read more...
Reverend Barry officiated my wedding August 14, 2016. Throughout the whole process of getting in touch with him through the venue that I picked (Jacob Henry Mansion) was truly as smooth as any bride could've wanted. He was extremely great at getting back to me when I had questions or needed to meet with him. He was flexible with meeting times since I work night shift and my husband works days. Also I wasn't really sure where to begin as far as how I wanted my ceremony to go and Barry was so helpful with all of the options/suggestions that he presented to us. (and he never tried to push us or pressure us into doing something a certain way but allowed us to create the ceremony we always wanted!). The ceremony itself went perfectly with Barry and we wouldn't have wanted anyone else to officiate our wedding. Thanks again Barry! Read less
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Lena&Taylor
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev Barry made our ceremony so special! We can't thank him enough for all he did. We received so many compliments about him from our guests. If you are looking for an officiant, I would definitely recommend him!
Rev Barry made our ceremony so special! We can't thank him enough for all he did. We received so many compliments about Read more...
Rev Barry made our ceremony so special! We can't thank him enough for all he did. We received so many compliments about him from our guests. If you are looking for an officiant, I would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
8/7/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Rev Barry as our wedding officiant for our small wedding ceremony in August 2016. We were so thrilled! It turned out beautifully and we received the highest compliments from our family and friends about Rev Barry's demeanor and officiating skills :) would definitely recommend him to other couples needing an officiant, the process was streamlined and simple and the result was fabulous!
My husband and I hired Rev Barry as our wedding officiant for our small wedding ceremony in August 2016. We were so Read more...
My husband and I hired Rev Barry as our wedding officiant for our small wedding ceremony in August 2016. We were so thrilled! It turned out beautifully and we received the highest compliments from our family and friends about Rev Barry's demeanor and officiating skills :) would definitely recommend him to other couples needing an officiant, the process was streamlined and simple and the result was fabulous! Read less
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Taryn
Wedding:
8/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Jeff performed our wedding ceremony in August 2016. He was wonderful, responsive, and professional. He put us immediately at ease in our first meeting and did exactly the wedding we asked for (non-religious, personalized, intimate). We received so many compliments on the uniqueness of our ceremony and the quality of our officiant. We really couldn't have asked for more from him and highly recommend him to anyone. The great thing about Jeff and Chicago weddings is how you can completely personalize your own ceremony and be as involved (or un-involved) as you want to be. Thank you Jeff!
Jeff performed our wedding ceremony in August 2016. He was wonderful, responsive, and professional. He put us immediately Read more...
Jeff performed our wedding ceremony in August 2016. He was wonderful, responsive, and professional. He put us immediately at ease in our first meeting and did exactly the wedding we asked for (non-religious, personalized, intimate). We received so many compliments on the uniqueness of our ceremony and the quality of our officiant. We really couldn't have asked for more from him and highly recommend him to anyone. The great thing about Jeff and Chicago weddings is how you can completely personalize your own ceremony and be as involved (or un-involved) as you want to be. Thank you Jeff! Read less
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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
Services Used: Officiant
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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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