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 wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Read his reviews to see what couples are saying!
He is a four-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 nearly 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!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kelly Mckenney · Getting 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
Amy · Married on 11/10/2018
We were so happy with our ceremony by Rev. Bill. He got to know us a little bit before the ceremony, so he was able to make some personal comments during the ceremony. He let us choose readings/ceremonies we wanted, but then still provided the structure for the ceremony. We were so happy how it turned out and had lots of compliments. He was very easy going and enjoyable to work with!Sent on 12/03/2018
Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:Thank you, Amy! You and Kyle were great! I loved officiating for you at the Westin Hotel. All the best as you two continue the adventure of married living! - Rev. Bill
kirsten · Married on 11/03/2018
Thumbs Up, most definitely recommend to a friend
We could not have chosen a better, more professional, more thoughtful officiant than Rev. Bill. He really took the time getting to know us. He made our ceremony very personalized, comfortable and charming. Run, don't walk towards Rev. Bill if you are looking for an officiant. Thanks so much Rev. Bill for making our ceremony so very special and personalized. Kirsten & TonySent on 01/03/2019
Weddings by Rev. Bill Epperly's reply:Thanks, Tony and Kirsten, it was great getting to know you and I loved Brique. All the best for a great 2019! 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.