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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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Joseph
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Barry was great every step of the way. We live out of state, but were having our wedding in our home town. He met us during our tight schedule to go over the plan, kept in touch via email and gave us a bunch of pointers, since we were planning everything ourselves. The ceremony is exactly what we choose. Barry has a lot of experience as an officiant, and it shows, he is a very accommodating, warm individual. Everything went perfectly, and we couldn't be happier.
Barry was great every step of the way. We live out of state, but were having our wedding in our home town. He met us Read more...
Barry was great every step of the way. We live out of state, but were having our wedding in our home town. He met us during our tight schedule to go over the plan, kept in touch via email and gave us a bunch of pointers, since we were planning everything ourselves. The ceremony is exactly what we choose. Barry has a lot of experience as an officiant, and it shows, he is a very accommodating, warm individual. Everything went perfectly, and we couldn't be happier. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
We chose Jeffrey Ginsburg as our officiant after he officiated my sister in law's wedding in July (which was also wonderful). He met with us near our apartment in Chicago early on to get an idea of what we were looking for, and then again about a month before the wedding to go over final details. He was so helpful, accommodating, and warm throughout the whole process - my then-fiance and I knew we were in good hands.

When it finally came time for the ceremony, he delivered exactly what we wanted! The ceremony was personal, timely, and we even got some laughs from the "audience". I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the ceremony when it was all said and done. I would highly recommend Jeff as an officiant. My husband and I could not be more pleased and would not change a thing if we had to do it over again. Thank you Jeff!!
We chose Jeffrey Ginsburg as our officiant after he officiated my sister in law's wedding in July (which was also Read more...
We chose Jeffrey Ginsburg as our officiant after he officiated my sister in law's wedding in July (which was also wonderful). He met with us near our apartment in Chicago early on to get an idea of what we were looking for, and then again about a month before the wedding to go over final details. He was so helpful, accommodating, and warm throughout the whole process - my then-fiance and I knew we were in good hands.

When it finally came time for the ceremony, he delivered exactly what we wanted! The ceremony was personal, timely, and we even got some laughs from the "audience". I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the ceremony when it was all said and done. I would highly recommend Jeff as an officiant. My husband and I could not be more pleased and would not change a thing if we had to do it over again. Thank you Jeff!! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
10/7/2016
5.0/5.0
When we met with Jeff Ginsburg, he was not pushy, he wanted to get to know us and learn our story. We felt comfortable with him. He is very well spoken and provided a guide to us to help us select our readings, benediction and ring exchange. He was wonderful at the ceremony and very accommodating to us about changes we made to the readings. He properly asked for our names of the readers and had copies of our vows just in case.

He was very well spoken at the ceremony and did not require a mic. We enjoyed his kind words on marriage and told our story wonderfully.

Only constructive feedback is that he had a red folder. We hope he brings a black one in the future. It would work better for the photos.

Thank you!
When we met with Jeff Ginsburg, he was not pushy, he wanted to get to know us and learn our story. We felt comfortable Read more...
When we met with Jeff Ginsburg, he was not pushy, he wanted to get to know us and learn our story. We felt comfortable with him. He is very well spoken and provided a guide to us to help us select our readings, benediction and ring exchange. He was wonderful at the ceremony and very accommodating to us about changes we made to the readings. He properly asked for our names of the readers and had copies of our vows just in case.

He was very well spoken at the ceremony and did not require a mic. We enjoyed his kind words on marriage and told our story wonderfully.

Only constructive feedback is that he had a red folder. We hope he brings a black one in the future. It would work better for the photos.

Thank you! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I picked Jeff Ginsburg to perform our ceremony and we could not have been more satisfied with his participation. Jeff was accommodating and professional with a splash of humor that was much needed when our stress level was through the roof. He kept us calm and performed the ceremony according to our specifications. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect thanks to the amazing job Jeff Ginsburg did.
My husband and I picked Jeff Ginsburg to perform our ceremony and we could not have been more satisfied with his Read more...
My husband and I picked Jeff Ginsburg to perform our ceremony and we could not have been more satisfied with his participation. Jeff was accommodating and professional with a splash of humor that was much needed when our stress level was through the roof. He kept us calm and performed the ceremony according to our specifications. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect thanks to the amazing job Jeff Ginsburg did. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Barry is very easy going and so great to work with. He will work with you to ensure your ceremony is customized to fit your lifestyle. He is very professional and is very calm and keeps you at ease each step of the way, including during the ceremony. He definitely is someone I would recommend over and over again.
Rev. Barry is very easy going and so great to work with. He will work with you to ensure your ceremony is customized to Read more...
Rev. Barry is very easy going and so great to work with. He will work with you to ensure your ceremony is customized to fit your lifestyle. He is very professional and is very calm and keeps you at ease each step of the way, including during the ceremony. He definitely is someone I would recommend over and over again. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Jeff G. was our officiant for our September wedding in Chicago and he did a fabulous job. He was very prompt and on time at our in person meetings in the lead up (we had 2) and rehearsal and wedding. He was organized at all meetings / events and came with a game plan. He personalized our wedding ceremony beautifully and was very articulate and well spoken, even at times adding in some humor which all the guests loved. He even looked the part for our classic / elegant themed wedding! We had a lot of complements from guests about our wedding ceremony! Thanks to Jeff for everything - would highly recommend!
Jeff G. was our officiant for our September wedding in Chicago and he did a fabulous job. He was very prompt and on time Read more...
Jeff G. was our officiant for our September wedding in Chicago and he did a fabulous job. He was very prompt and on time at our in person meetings in the lead up (we had 2) and rehearsal and wedding. He was organized at all meetings / events and came with a game plan. He personalized our wedding ceremony beautifully and was very articulate and well spoken, even at times adding in some humor which all the guests loved. He even looked the part for our classic / elegant themed wedding! We had a lot of complements from guests about our wedding ceremony! Thanks to Jeff for everything - would highly recommend! Read less
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Brigid
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev Barry provided us with a lengthy document that covered everything you could think of when planning a wedding ceremony! It was SO helpful and made a daunting task easy. His words were perfect and we received many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was!
Rev Barry provided us with a lengthy document that covered everything you could think of when planning a wedding ceremony! Read more...
Rev Barry provided us with a lengthy document that covered everything you could think of when planning a wedding ceremony! It was SO helpful and made a daunting task easy. His words were perfect and we received many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/26/2016
5.0/5.0
I had Jeff Ginsburg as our officiant and I could not have asked for a better guy to do it! I loved that me and my fiancé were able to pick out what vows and readings we wanted done. It was so nice how you could customize your ceremony so it can be more personal to you and your significant other. Jeff was so professional and organized! I also received many compliments on the ceremony, people loved how it was different and more personal to us. I am so happy!
I had Jeff Ginsburg as our officiant and I could not have asked for a better guy to do it! I loved that me and my fiancé Read more...
I had Jeff Ginsburg as our officiant and I could not have asked for a better guy to do it! I loved that me and my fiancé were able to pick out what vows and readings we wanted done. It was so nice how you could customize your ceremony so it can be more personal to you and your significant other. Jeff was so professional and organized! I also received many compliments on the ceremony, people loved how it was different and more personal to us. I am so happy! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
We had Jeff Ginsburg officiate our wedding, and he did a wonderful job. We HIGHLY recommend Jeff as a wedding officiant. We live in Iowa, but Jeff made our Chicago wedding planning very easy. Communication with Jeff was very easy, and he was always organized.
We had Jeff Ginsburg officiate our wedding, and he did a wonderful job. We HIGHLY recommend Jeff as a wedding officiant. Read more...
We had Jeff Ginsburg officiate our wedding, and he did a wonderful job. We HIGHLY recommend Jeff as a wedding officiant. We live in Iowa, but Jeff made our Chicago wedding planning very easy. Communication with Jeff was very easy, and he was always organized. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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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