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Rev. Bill Epperly is a top-rated Chicago-based Wedding 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 80-plus 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 he works with. 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 his years 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
  • Couples who are 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 each couple 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, greeting, prayers & readings, vows, 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 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.
30-60 mins.

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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!!
Charlotte Married on 06/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 would recommend!

Rev Bill was great! He was very responsive and professional! Bill offered great ideas that were unique which completely made our ceremony and we got so many compliments on how thoughtful it was! We would recommend him to any friends or family! Thank you so much!
Mick S. Married on 06/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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Reverend Bill made our wedding day an absolute dream come true! From the moment we met him, we knew we had found the perfect officiant for our special day. His warmth, genuine compassion, and infectious enthusiasm for what he does immediately put us at ease.

Throughout the planning process, Reverend Bill was an absolute pleasure to work with. He took the time to get to know us as a couple, listening attentively to our love story, values, and aspirations for the future. With this deep understanding, he crafted a wedding ceremony that felt uniquely ours, filled with heartfelt moments that moved both us and our guests.

His eloquence and captivating storytelling abilities kept everyone engaged throughout the ceremony. He flawlessly integrated humor and wisdom, striking a perfect balance that made the occasion both deeply meaningful and light-hearted. Many of our guests commented on how it was one of the most touching and beautiful wedding ceremonies they had ever attended.

Reverend Bill's professionalism was outstanding. He was punctual, organized, and his calming presence helped to alleviate any pre-wedding nerves. He coordinated seamlessly with our wedding planner and other vendors, ensuring the ceremony flowed seamlessly.

Moreover, Reverend Bill's ability to blend our cultural and spiritual backgrounds into the ceremony was truly impressive. He incorporated elements that were important to us with grace and respect, making the celebration inclusive and meaningful for all present.

Even after the ceremony, Reverend Bill continued to be a source of support and encouragement. His genuine interest in our happiness as a couple touched our hearts deeply.

We are incredibly grateful to Reverend Bill for making our wedding day a magical and unforgettable experience. He is not just an officiant, but a true storyteller, bringing love and joy to every couple he encounters. We wholeheartedly recommend him to any couple seeking a thoughtful, caring, and exceptional officiant for their wedding day. Thank you, Reverend Bill, for making our love story come alive in the most beautiful way possible!
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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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