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.
Contact Rev. Bill today to schedule a no-obligations initial consultation!
60 Reviews for Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly
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Andrew B · Getting married on 01/05/2021
Did a great job!
Rev. Bill did a great job at our wedding. He was fantastic to work with and would definitely recommend him!Sent on 10/31/2019
Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:Thanks so much, Andrew! It was a great day, a great location. You two have a lot of class and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and serving as your Officiant. Please stay in touch! - Rev. Bill
Danny Park · Married on 07/10/2020
Rev. Bill Is the Best!
Rev. Bill is the best! From the start, he began building a relationship with us and really getting to know us as a couple and as individuals. We met on numerous occasions, in-person, phone and emails. He was very flexible on meeting locations and times and was willing to meet whenever and wherever was most convenient.Sent on 10/30/2019
He asked a lot of questions, which was great, and also really got you to think and reflect on your relationship and everything leading up to the special day. Rev. Bill is was also very empathetic and insightful and provided a different POV, which was good to hear from.
Leading up to the wedding day, Rev. Bill was there during rehearsals and making sure we all knew our roles, including the wedding party. The actual ceremony went without any issues! It was exactly how we practiced and he was there a few hours before to get everything finalized and have a few moments with us.
Overall, the whole process was enjoyable and very smooth and would recommend him to anyone!
Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:Danny, I enjoyed every minute I spend with you and Abby! Your Heart Story Ceremony was one of the highlights of my year. I hope you'll stay in touch and wish you all the best as you travel into this next chapter of your lives!
Kelly Mckenney · Married on 06/05/2020
The Best Chicago Officiant!
My husband Nick and I are so happy we found Rev Bill to marry us on May 18, 2019. We were so impressed that he truly understood us as a couple after only meeting with him for an hour. Each time we met with him after that we felt like he understood our relationship and would be the perfect person to reflect that to our wedding guests. He was extremely professional, personable and organized. He asked us to review every detail of our ceremony so we felt comfortable with every reading, prayer and vow. He even gave us great ideas to help make our ceremony more special like adding a flower ceremony for our parents. We would highly recommend Rev Bill to anyone looking for an amazing officiant!!Sent on 06/03/2019
Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:Thank you Kelly! It was so great getting to know you and Nick and then planning and officiating your wedding! Salvatore's was the perfect venue for you. I wish you a wonderful adventure as you settle into your marriage! - Rev. Bill
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!
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.