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Rev. Bill Epperly is a top-rated Chicago-based Officiant serving Chicagoland and southeastern Wisconsin. A professional wedding officiant since 2013, he creates premium wedding ceremonies that reflect the personalities and preferences of each couple. Rev. Bill prides himself on getting to know every couple and in telling their story in a personal way, as if he had known them for years. Rev Bill's distinctive weddings create priceless memories that last a lifetime.

See what couples say about Rev. Bill Epperly. Read the 89 5-star reviews on Wedding Wire and the 60-plus 5-star reviews Rev. Bill has on The Knot

Let Rev. Bill take the worry out of designing your wedding ceremony!

Couples love working with Rev. Bill, and they love his weddings!

Rev. Bill Epperly has officiated over 160 weddings. He loves getting to know the amazing couples that come to him. Before he began officiating weddings, Rev. Bill was a college professor and faculty coach. He has extensive experience as a public speaker, workshop leader, coach, and wedding officiant. He brings a lifetime of experience to his work as a wedding officiant.


  • Weddings inspired by traditional Catholic or Protestant weddings
  • Weddings for "Spiritual but not Religious Couples
  • Couples Coaching and Pre-Marriage Counseling
  • Weddings for couples who identify as LGTBQ+

Rev. Bill Epperly works with each couple to create a beautiful ceremony that reflects them, their love relationship, and their values. He gets to know them through interviews and discussions and is able to share their journey in personal remarks that capture their essence. The language of each ceremony is tuned to the couple, whether they want a traditional religious ceremony, a secular/humanistic ceremony, or a spiritual but not religious ceremony.

Premium Packages include:

  • The Gold, "Unforgettable You" Package, is a hand-crafted ceremony including all the traditional core elements of a beautiful wedding: Procession, Opening Remarks, Prayers.Readings, Wedding Vows, optional special elements., and a Heart Story sharing. A full rehearsal can be added.

  • The Diamond "Heart Story" Package, includes all components of the Gold package, above, and features a longer more detailed sharing of the couple's "Heart Story," their unique love story, from first meeting to engagement to wedding day. This package includes a full rehearsal.
  • The Top of the Line Platinum, "Happily Ever After" Package, which has all the elements of the Diamond Heart Story, above, plus five goal-setting sessions to help you enter your married life with clear goals and a plan to achieve them!

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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89 Reviews
G Stramaglio Married on 09/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

You can't go wrong with Rev Bill!

Rev Bill Epperly married us last month, creating a beautiful and memorable ceremony!! Even my grandmother (who really wanted a church wedding) was extremely impressed by Rev Bill! He really listens to what you do and do not want in your wedding ceremony and seamlessly creates exactly what you as the couple desire at your ceremony! He is extremely professional, accommodating, and most importantly, reassuring! I cannot stress enough that having Rev Bill for your ceremony is the right move! I would recommend him to anyone :) Thank You so much Rev Bill!!
Erica Y. Married on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely worth it

Reverend Bill was wonderful to work with. He replies instantly and is very transparent about the whole process. We are so thankful for all of his help and for his professionalism, even at the very last minute! He took the time to get to know us and we felt comfortable chatting with from the start. He was also very flexible! My husband and I were on the other side of the world when we were trying to plan our ceremony, and Rev. Bill always accounted for the time difference when setting up our Zoom calls. He is so thoughtful and he did a great job with our ceremony. My family was very impressed, and they can be a tough crowd sometimes. Thank you for all of your help, Reverend Bill!!
Qingyuan Y. Married on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much, Rev. Bill.

Rev. Bill is the officiant of our wedding. He is extremely helpful, patient, and willing to listen. We are very lucky to have him as our officiant, and we would definitely recommend him to any of our friends who are getting married!
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Simply Luxe Bridal Simply Luxe Bridal Wedding Dresses

Rev. Bill Epperly is the one and only wedding officiant you'll ever need to contact. Here's why: 1. He has a great approach to officiating a wedding - he has different styles and templates for you to review and make personal, or you can work with him to truly create something custom from start to finish. 2. There are multiple ways to meet with him to discuss (he is flexible), i.e. Skype. 3. He accommodates specific wardrobe requests. 4. He's prompt, professional, and warm. 5. Truly gets to know you as a couple and seamlessly fits into the wedding. 6. LGBTQ friendly. 7. He's well learned in multiple faiths and approaches to spirituality and religion, and is adaptable based on your religious/spiritual needs. Highly recommended from many of our brides and colleagues. Give Bill a call!

Reverend Christine Reverend Christine Wedding Officiants

Bill is a seasoned professional who I've associated myself with. I'm happy and confident in referring couples to him because of my knowledge of his expertise, education and caring personality.

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