Laurels
Best Wedding
Officiants in
Chicago
2017

Why These Wedding Officiants?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

"I Do" Weddings, Ltd.

Reverend Phil Landers of “I Do” Weddings, Ltd. was a Christian pastor but now performs 125 weddings a year as a full-time, Chicago-area wedding officiant. He performs both religious and non-religious wedding ceremonies and vow renewals, letting couples go over the complete script beforehand to make sure the words fit their exact vision. Reverend Phil Landers also offers a two-and- a-half-hour planning session with the bride and groom. He was voted the best wedding officiant in Chicago, according to The Knot’s Hall of Fame.

Addison, IL(630) 664-3500

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A Perfect Fit Rev

A Perfect Fit Rev offers the services of Reverend Eva LaRoche and Reverend Mylene de Almeida Lima. The pair marries couples in Oak Brook, Lombard, Arlington Heights, Itasca, Carol Stream, Crystal Lake, Yorkville, Elburn, and Plano, IL. In addition to weddings, the team performs baptisms, blessings, funerals, and memorials. Whether the couple wants a religious ceremony, a spiritual ceremony, or neither, A Perfect Fit Rev will find the right words for each couple’s big day. The company specializes in same-sex, bilingual English/Spanish, and Spanish ceremonies. Happy couples stress the team's professionalism and easy-going nature.

Oak Forest, IL(708) 710-4794

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All Ceremonies Beautifully Done

Reverend Marian Hale is a Chicago-based ordained minister who runs All Ceremonies Beautifully Done and officiates weddings, civil ceremonies, renewal of vows, and elopements. She completed her interfaith study at The New Seminary in New York in 1997 and is now qualified to officiate for couples seeking a non-denominational, religious, or spiritual ceremony. Reverend Marian was featured in Wedding Wire's Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

Evanston, IL(847) 491-0603

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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(773) 929-2840

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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(630) 712-8200

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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(773) 307-2128

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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(312) 218-1235

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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(312) 834-4211

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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 four years straight and was also The Knot's top pick for four years straight.

Chicago, IL(773) 495-0228

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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(800) 523-5957

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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(708) 602-2864

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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(847) 873-7463

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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(847) 558-9797

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Officiants on Demand

Officiants on Demand offers qualified officiants that perform non-denominational, multi-cultural, civil, interfaith, LGBT, spiritual, Christian, and second time around ceremonies. In addition, Officiants on Demand provides custom ceremonies tailored specifically to the bride and groom's vision. The company does weddings, as well as vow renewals and commitment ceremonies. Positive reviews praise Officiants on Demands’ ability to accommodate those getting married on short notice. In addition, couples love the company’s overall professionalism.

Bolingbrook, IL(630) 640-4244

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Reverend by Request

Reverend by Request provides ordained non-denominational ministers to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Both Reverend David and Reverend Gary perform weddings, baptisms, vow renewals, and elopements. The team is capable of performing a traditional, non-traditional, interfaith or religious ceremony. Both reverends can create a personalized ceremony for couples of any religious affiliation. Reverends by Request has been featured in Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Awards and in The Knot's Best of Weddings.

Hoffman Estates, IL(815) 345-1000

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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(630) 940-3469

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Spirited Wedings

Spirited Weddings offers the wedding officiant services of Reverend Bruce Otto, who spent three decades as a non-denominational pastor. Reverend Bruce can perform a short, 5 – 10-minute wedding ceremony, or a 20 – 30-minute ceremony, according to couples' needs. He specializes in spiritual, non-religious ceremonies. Reverend Bruce Otto only takes a limited number of weddings per year, in order to truly focus his undivided attention on each bride and groom. He has performed hundreds of weddings and counting.

Chicago, IL(312) 671-1804

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The Rev for Whatev

Reverend Anne Styx of The Revs for Whatev performs weddings, civil unions, memorial services, ash spreadings, blessings, baptisms, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies in Chicagoland. In addition to Illinois, she can officiate in Indiana, Michigan, and the Midwest. She can create a ceremony that suits the needs of any couple, from interfaith to secular ceremonies and everything in between. She has performed over 500 ceremonies in her career and counting. The Rev for Whatev was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

New Lenox, IL(708) 752-0165

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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(815) 970-1570

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Wedding Priest in Chicagoland

Reverend Dennis Condon is the “Wedding Priest in Chicagoland, “ offering wedding officiant services in the Chicagoland area, the Chicago suburbs, and northwestern Indiana. He is an ordained and married Catholic priest that promises a non-judgemental ministry. Although he is Catholic, he can easily perform weddings for couples of mixed religions. Happy couples stress Reverend Condon's supportive demeanor and kind spirit.

Park Forest, IL(708) 481-6078

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