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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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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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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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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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