Best Wedding Officiants in Chicago

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Wedding Officiants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

"I Do" Weddings

“I Do” Weddings, Ltd., with Rev. Phil Landers performs both religious and nonreligious wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. The complete script is provided beforehand to make sure the words fit each couples’ exact vision. Rev. Phil spends a total of five hours meeting face-to-face with the bride and groom to go over every possible detail. He was voted the best wedding officiant in Chicago, according to The Knot’s Hall of Fame.

1600 W Lake St
Addison, IL 60101

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Chicago Choice Ceremonies

Jill Brown of Chicago Choice Ceremonies is a Chicago-based wedding officiant that performs non-denominational and non-religious ceremonies for spiritual, agnostic, and atheist couples. In addition to weddings, Jill Brown performs vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. She does custom ceremonies according to couples’ visions, and also offers non-custom options for those who prefer a simple, short ceremony. Chicago Choice Ceremonies was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

Chicago, IL 60608


Chicago Humanists

Chicago Humanists officiates secular weddings in Chicago, specifically in Lake County, DuPage County, and Cook County. The team conducts inter-religious and intercultural weddings as well as same sex ceremonies, vow renewals, and elopements. The company also has a Spanish-speaking officiant and a German-speaking officiant who can perform bilingual weddings. The three officiants of Chicago Humanists are all recognized as clergy in Illinois, which grants them the right to perform marriage ceremonies legally in the eyes of the state.

641 W Lake St. Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60607


Chicago Marriage - Reverend Daniel L. Harris

Reverend Daniel L Harris of Chicago Marriage is a wedding officiant serving the greater Chicago area. He has four decades of experience as a minister and has performed over a thousand weddings around Chicago. Reverend Harris offers standard, non-denominational, inter-faith, and traditional ceremonies, but specializes in completely custom ceremonies that are created with the help of the bride and groom. Reverend Daniel L. Harris is a Certified Wedding Professional and was featured in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

Elmhurst, IL 60126


Chicago Pagan Weddings

Reverend Pam of Chicago Pagan Weddings has been officiating wedding ceremonies for over three decades. She is an interfaith officiant who specializes in Scottish Celtic and Norse Handfasting. She also performs full-pagan ritual namings. In addition, she offers the 1920s Pine Manor as a wedding venue, located in Mount Prospect, IL. Pine Manor can accommodate both Sunrise and Midnight ceremonies. In addition, Pam can create a customized experience for each and every bride and groom. Chicago Pagan Weddings has a five-star Yelp rating.

Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Chicago Wedding Judge

Judge John G. Laurie is The Chicago Wedding Judge and offers wedding officiant services in Chicago. Laurie was a practicing judge for over two decades and is now retired from the bench and offering his services to loving brides and grooms. He has a standard ceremony that can be personalized according to cultural or religious traditions. Clients praise his calming and accommodating nature.

Chicago, IL 60601


Chicago Wedding Officiant Services

Chicago Wedding Officiant serves the entire Chicagoland area. The company offers a team of qualified officiants ready to create custom ceremonies for every couple. In addition to custom ceremonies, the team does basic ceremony templates, for those who want a more budget-friendly option. All couples can receive a copy of the ceremony script before the big day, to make sure it fits the overall vision. Chicago Wedding Officiant does not discriminate and offers Christian, non-denominational, non-religious, interfaith, and multicultural weddings. In addition, bilingual English/Spanish ceremonies are available.

Chicago, IL 60290


Chicago Wedding Rites

Chicago Wedding Rites provides the wedding officiant services of Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart. The Chicago-based, minister has been performing weddings for over a decade and a has a Ph.D. in theology. She performs traditional ceremonies and elopements, offering completely custom or simple and short ceremonies. Chicago Wedding Rites has been featured in Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards for eight straight and was also The Knot's top pick for eight years straight.

Chicago, IL 60602


Day of Dreams

Thomas Witham of Day of Dreams is a Chicago wedding officiant. He performs traditional ceremonies, elopements, vow renewals, and dedications. In addition, Witham offers wedding consultant services and wedding planning services to couples across the nation Witham is ordained as a Humanist Celebrant and lets the bride and groom set the religious tone for the wedding. His weddings have been featured on CBS and Fox. Thomas Witham was also featured in Real Simple.

Chicago, IL 60290


I Now Pronounce You

Reverend J. Michael Dixon of I Now Pronounce You is a former minister who is now a full-time wedding officiant based in Palatine, IL. He is an ordained, Protestant Christian minister who has served in churches for 24 years. Although he is Christian by faith, he also performs non-religious ceremonies. In addition to weddings, he does vow renewals and marital counseling. I Now Pronounce You offers free one-hour wedding consultations.

Palatine, IL 60067


IL Wedding Officiant

IL Wedding Officiant provides the services of Reverend Pamela, who has over three decades of experience performing ceremonies. Though based in the Chicago area, Reverend Pamela is licensed to perform weddings in Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan as well. She can perform religious, spiritual, non-religious, interfaith, and multi-cultural ceremonies, creating a personal message for each bride and groom. Reverend Pamela also offers day-of wedding coordination. She has done 150 weddings a year for five years and counting.

Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Michelle Oxman

Michelle Oxman has been officiating weddings in Chicago for nearly a decade. She is ordained by the Church of Spiritual Humanism and offers non-denominational services to religious and non-religious couples. Oxman plans custom ceremonies and can incorporate any couple’s unique cultural heritage and traditions. In addition, she provides bilingual English/Spanish ceremonies.

Evanston, IL 60202


Reverend Giovanni Weddings

Reverend Giovanni Weddings provides services that focus on making a couple’s wedding day a beautiful, memorable experience. The Chicago-area wedding officiant, Reverend Giovanni, has performed thousands of ceremonies for couples on their special day for more than 30 years. Couples can rely on Reverend Giovanni to perform only one wedding per day to provide the highest level of personalized attention. Friendly, knowledgeable staff is always on-hand to assist in creating memorable ceremonies of many types including memorial services, weddings, baptisms, and more. Reverend Giovanni Weddings makes client service and care a top priority by making the minister selection process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. All non-denominational staff ministers are qualified to perform both religious and non-religious ceremonies, as well as wedding ceremonies that embrace all faiths. Reverend Giovanni himself is a Christian minister who was the Pastor of a church for three decades, and his service has won numerous awards including the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards each year from 2009-2017, The Knot Best of Weddings 2017, Thumbtack Top Pro 2017, and The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Reverend Giovanni Weddings is #1 in Illinois and #4 in the nation for reviews on WeddingWire and was the only officiant in the Chicago area to receive the Hall of Fame Award in 2016.

Lombard, IL 60137


Wedding Day Officiant - Jeffery R. Petersen

Wedding officiant Jeff Petersen performs weddings in the Chicago Western Suburbs and at the destination venue, Chapel in the Pines Wedding & Banquet Center. He can incorporate any cultural or religious tradition into his ceremonies, and offers a variety of wedding packages to suit any budget. In addition to weddings, Petersen performs vow renewals. He has performed over 600 weddings and counting.

Sycamore, IL 60178


Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly

Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly is a wedding officiant in Chicago, Illinois, doing business since 2013. Rev. Epperly provides pre-marriage counseling and couples coaching to clients. It offers weddings and wedding packages, including traditional religious, interfaith, and contemporary ceremonies. It also offers commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies, and Rev. Epperly performs naming ceremonies and dedications for infants and babies. Visitations and prayers for the sick, pet blessings, and pet funerals are available.

1262 West Columbia Ave APT 1
Chicago, IL 60626


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