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Officiant in Chicago, IL,
(773) 318-8963

About Us

Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD is a top rated Chicago-based wedding officiant serving northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. A professional wedding officiant since 2013, he specializes in premium wedding ceremonies that reflect the personalities and preferences of each couiple. He also offers pre-marriage counseling and couples coaching to help newlyweds transition from wedding to married life. Rev Bill's distinctive weddings create priceless memories that last a lifetime. Read his reviews to see what couples are saying!

He is a five-time winner of WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award and a 2019 winner of TheKnot's "Best of Weddings" award for top officiants.

Rev. Bill Epperly has officiated over 100 weddings. He loves getting to know all the amazing people that come to him to be married. Before he began officiating weddings, he worked as a college professor. He has extensive experience as a public speaker, workshop leader, coach and wedding officiant. He brings his years of experience and skills to his work as wedding officiant.

Rev. Bill Epperly works with each couple to create an amazing ceremony that reflects them, their love relationship and their values.He gets to know each couple and is able to share their journey as if he'd known them for years.The language of each ceremony is tuned to the couple, whether they want a traditional religious ceremony, a non-religious or a spiritual but not religious ceremony.

Premium Packages:

  • The Diamond "Heart Story" Package, which features a sharing of the couple's "Heart Story," their unique love story, from first meeting to engagement to wedding day.
  • The Premium, "Happily Ever After" Package, which has all the elements of the "Heart Story" package plus pre-marriage counseling to help you set goals for your first year of married life.

Contact Rev. Bill today to schedule a no-obligations initial consultation!


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  • We highly recommend Rev. Epperly. He is polite, professional, thorough, and attentive. He conducted our ceremony smoothly even under Covid-19 restrictions. He met with us several times and our ceremony was very personalized and meaningful.

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    Sharon, Thanks for your review! I so enjoyed meeting you and Steve and getting to know you through the chaos and rescheduling. In the end, your backyard wedding was a great choice. I hope you'll stay in touch! - Rev. Bill

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 575.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 175.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 125.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    IL, IN, MI, WI

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