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

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 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


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


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


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