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Note: Listings are ordered by vendor type, then by city.

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Bensenville, IL, USA

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville, IL, 60106, USA

Phone: 1 630 766-0304
Fax: 1 630 766-0626
Contact: Laura Wassinger

Serving: Chicago Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Bensenville, IL, USA. The beautiful grounds at White Pines Golf Club are accented by a pond with waterfall and fountain, offering an ideal setting for your wedding ceremony and reception in any season.
USA, IL, Bensenville - Gay Friendly

Flow Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Chicago, IL, USA

Flow Ceremonies
Chicago, IL, 60625, USA

Phone: 1 773 203-4631
Contact: Sheri Reda

Serving: Chicago area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. One-of-a-Kind customized ceremonies that reflect your relationship, your values, your vision. I officiate at weddings, life passages from birth to death, and other ceremonies throughout Chicago and the Midwest, and I'll be delighted to help you have a one-of-a-kind ceremony that reflects your personal style!
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Stitely Entertainment - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Evanston, IL, USA

Stitely Entertainment
800 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL, 60602, USA

Phone: 1 847 866-8002
Fax: 1 847 866-8042
Contact: Jeff Stitely

Serving: Chicago, N. suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Chicago, IL, USA. One of Chicago's top live music companies, we feature four exceptional bands and DJs for weddings, corporate or charitable events. We have fantastic jazz, string and acoustic rock combos, as well as professional solo musicians. Delivering a perfect event is an art and planning it is a science. Stitely Entertainment has mastered both by planning and executing thousands of unique events.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Bill Pollack Music - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Evanston, IL, USA

Bill Pollack Music
1317 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL, 60201, USA

Phone: 1 847 475-0411
Fax: 1 847 475-0474
Contact: Bill Pollack

Serving: Chicago, Milwaukee
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Chicago, IL, USA. Chicago's go-to company for all things musically creative. Bill provides a unique conceptual vision of how to sidestep the conventional. His band, the Bill Pollack Orchestra featuring The Move, has been featured at countless corporate events, weddings and galas for the likes of the Chicago Symphony and the Joffrey Ballet. We contract a variety of eclectic musical choices including classical or rock string quartets, world music ensembles, techno-pop groups, gospel choirs and more.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Top Shelf Bartending Inc - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Chicago, IL, USA

Top Shelf Bartending Inc
525 W Stratford Pl, Apt 481, Chicago, IL, 60657, USA

Phone: 1 248 808-0353
Contact: Nathan Parkins

Serving: Illinois
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Chicago, IL, USA. Robotic & human bartending, servers and DJ's for your wedding. We are revolutionizing the way you have fun. With our top of the line DJ's we promise to make your wedding truly special.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

All Events DJ - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Mount Pleasant, WI, USA

All Events DJ
PO Box 085492, Mount Pleasant, WI, 53408, USA

Phone: 1 262 818-4335
Contact: Gretchen Gayhart

Serving: Chicago
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Chicago, IL, USA. Featuring The Bose L1 Sound System - This award-winning system blends elegantly with any decor, filling your venue with an even, warm and rich sound, while allowing your seated guests to carry on a conversation. We deliver respectful, patient, personal service in addition to working with your preferences. It's been said, we go above and beyond in providing music that allows everyone at your event to feel welcome.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

MDM Entertainment - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Schaumburg, IL, USA

MDM Entertainment
1254 Remington Rd., Schaumburg, IL, 60173, USA

Phone: 1 773 253-4986
Contact: Patti

Serving: Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Chicago, IL, USA. MDM Entertainment is a Chicago disc jockey company specializing in contemporary and elegant wedding receptions for Chicagoland's LGBT community. All of our DJs, technicians and staff are excited and honored to celebrate with you on your wedding day and to provide you with exemplary entertainment. We're firm believers that all couples should have the right to marry and we proudly offer DJ, lighting, decor and photo booth services for your wedding.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Artists, Events & Entertainment - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Chicago, IL, USA

Artists, Events & Entertainment
1660 N. Hudson Ave. Ste 1F, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA

Phone: 1 312 832-1100
Fax: 1 866 324-1961
Contact: Mary Rothe

Serving: Chicago, Suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Chicago, IL, USA. We are an entertainment agency representing all types of entertainment for your very special day! Orchestra's, dance bands, string quartets, Jazz trio's, pianists, caricatures artists, magicians and more. We have over 25 years of experience in providing the most fabulous entertainment for your wedding or special affair.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Memory Makers Entertainment - Gay FriendlyEntertainment in Grayslake, IL, USA

Memory Makers Entertainment
148 Center St Ste A, Grayslake, IL, 60030, USA

Phone: 1 847 223-9653
Contact: Dave Woll

Serving: Lake County Illinois
Purple Unions Disc: 15%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Entertainment in Grayslake, IL, USA. Lake County's top entertainment service. DJs, photobooth and uplighting services for any occasion from 25- 2,500. Our Gay Friendly service holds a hold a month showcase for you to "try it, before you buy it".
USA, IL, Grayslake - Gay Friendly

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Alsip, IL, USA

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
5000 West 127th St, Alsip, IL, 60803, USA

Phone: 1 708 371-7300
Contact: Julie Popovic

Serving: Chicago South Suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Alsip, IL, USA. The Doubletree Chicago-Alsip is the perfect venue for your special day! Personalized attention, exceptional service, world-class accommodations and award-winning catering services are what make us the preeminent Chicago wedding venue. Our Wedding Specialist will work with you personally and walk you through the entire wedding reception process to make sure you are comfortable with all of the arrangements and to ensure all details are covered.
USA, IL, Alsip - Gay Friendly

Alto Vineyards - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Alto Pass, IL, USA

Alto Vineyards
8515 Hwy 127 North, Alto Pass, IL, 62905, USA

Phone: 1 618 893-4898
Contact: Corey Peters

Serving: IL
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Alto Pass, IL, USA. Alto Vineyards is the oldest, most award winning winery in Southern Illinois, nestled in the Shawnee National Forest in the town of Alto Pass. With many different venues on premise, we can offer every couple a unique wedding experience. From an extravagant gala in our new 5000 sq ft tasting room, to simple elegance with a ceremony in the vineyard, every wedding is sure to make lasting memories.
USA, IL, Alto Pass - Gay Friendly

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Bensenville, IL, USA

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville, IL, 60106, USA

Phone: 1 630 766-0304
Fax: 1 630 766-0626
Contact: Laura Wassinger

Serving: Chicago Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Bensenville, IL, USA. The beautiful grounds at White Pines Golf Club are accented by a pond with waterfall and fountain, offering an ideal setting for your wedding ceremony and reception in any season.
USA, IL, Bensenville - Gay Friendly

The Field Museum - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Chicago, IL, USA

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL, 60605, USA

Phone: 1 312 665-7600
Contact: Kristine Thomsen

Serving: Chicago
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Chicago, IL, USA. The Field Museum is a stunning and memorable choice for wedding receptions! Stanley Field Hall, our premium event site includes two levels of reception and dining space as well as access to SUE, our world famous T-Rex. Additionally, guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum or enjoy views of the downtown skyline and Lake Michigan.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Christ Church of Chicago - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Chicago, IL, USA

Christ Church of Chicago
6047 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL, 60659, USA

Phone: 1 773 338-8170
Contact: Brandyn Simmons

Serving: Chicago
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Chicago, IL, USA. Christ Church of Chicago is an open and affirming progressive church. We are happy to host your ceremony and Rev. Brandyn Simmons will officiate and work with you to create the ceremony that best fits you.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Michelle's Ballroom Inc. - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Chicago, IL, USA

Michelle's Ballroom Inc.
2800 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL, 60618, USA

Phone: 1 773 478-1828
Toll Free: 1 888 837-3922
Contact: Jorge

Serving: Central
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Chicago, IL, USA. A brick bank building with front tall columns, built in the 1900's, now its fully remodeled and located on the near north side of Chicago
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Salvatore's Ristornate - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Chicago, IL, USA

Salvatore's Ristornate
525 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL, 60614, USA

Phone: 1 773 528-1200
Contact: Suzi & Amanda

Serving: Midwest
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Chicago, IL, USA. Set in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Salvatore's Ristorante captures the essence of traditional Italian cuisine while presenting couples with a charming and elegant venue to fall in love with. Here at Salvatore's we want to create the vision you have for your event and exceed it. Our event coordinators are here for you from the minute you walk in to see the space until the second you leave after your event.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters
400 Maple Park Blvd Ste 404, St. Clair Shores, MI, 48081, USA

Phone: 1 586 778-7030
Fax: 1 586 773-3100
Contact: Sales

Serving: Metro Chicago
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Chicago, IL, USA. Board in Detroit or St. Clair Shores and marry legally in Canadian waters!
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove
1250 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137, USA

Phone: 1 630 613-1240
Fax: 1 630 613-1245
Contact: Brad McKellar

Serving: Chicago Suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Glen Ellyn, IL, USA. Your eco-chic wedding awaits. We know how special this day is to you, the start of a new chapter in your life. Which is why you should start that chapter with class, style and personality. You can experience eco-luxury any night of the year with our award winning restaurant, banquet space and guestroom accommodations.
USA, IL, Glen Ellyn - Gay Friendly

Highland Park Country Club - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Highland Park , IL, USA

Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Ave W., Highland Park , IL, 60035, USA

Phone: 1 847 432-8048
Fax: 1 847 433-8720
Contact: Kristen Kwasniewski

Serving: Midwest
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Highland Park, IL, USA. The most important day of your life ... make it unforgettable, breath-taking ballroom featuring panoramic views of the golf course. Gazebo setting for wedding ceremonies. Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests. Conveniently located just 30 minutes north of downtown Chicago., Highland Park Country Club provides all of its guests with a spectacular view of the golf course, world-class personalized service, delectable food and a location that's extremely accessible.
USA, IL, Highland Park - Gay Friendly

Wyndham Lisle Hotel - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Lisle, IL, USA

Wyndham Lisle Hotel
3000 Warrenville Rd. , Lisle, IL, 60532, USA

Phone: 1 630 577-6028
Contact: Lauren Klancic

Serving: Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: 15%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Only applies to Fri/Sun weddings, holidays excluded

Gay Wedding Event Location in Lisle, IL, USA. The Wyndham Lisle is the perfect choice for your wedding. Take advantage of IACC-certified meeting space, first-class technological amenities, and a high level of personalized service. When planning your Chicago area wedding, civil union or social function, you just want to enjoy the festivities and camaraderie. Why leave anything to chance?
USA, IL, Lisle - Gay Friendly

Hilton Lisle/Naperville - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Lisle, IL, USA

Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Dr., Lisle, IL, 60532, USA

Phone: 1 630 245-7600
Toll Free: 1 800 552-2599
Fax: 1 630 505-8948
Contact: Jamie Bunting

Serving: Chicago West Suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Lisle, IL, USA. At the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, weddings have been our specialty for over 30 years. Our professional planners work with you personally on every detail to ensure your wedding exceeds all of your expectations and is truly a day you will never forget. Choose from one of our 3 beautifully appointed ballrooms for your reception, each completely separate from the others to ensure no distractions from other weddings or events.
USA, IL, Lisle - Gay Friendly

South Church - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Mount Prospect, IL, USA

South Church
501 South Emerson St., Mount Prospect, IL, 60056, USA

Phone: 1 847 253-0501
Contact: Rick Kesler

Serving: Chicago area
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Event Location in Mount Prospect, IL, USA. The South Church welcomes you and invites you to celebrate your union in our beautiful sanctuary. Built in 1937, our church building captures an air of the traditional as well as the modern. Its white frame structure is patterned on a colonial design that sets it off from most other churches in the area. New stained glass windows were installed in the 1990s.
USA, IL, Mount Prospect - Gay Friendly

Pine Manor Gay Weddings Chicago Site - Bisexual OwnedEvent Location in Mt. Prospect, IL, USA

Pine Manor Gay Weddings Chicago Site
Mt. Prospect, IL, 60602, USA

Phone: 1 847 873-7463
Contact: Pamela Magnuson

Serving: Cook County, Chicago
Purple Unions Disc: $20, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, one per couple

Gay Wedding Event Location in Mt. Prospect, IL, USA. Get married at a real magickal manor! Pine Manor is the private home of a pagan minister with a magickal garden perfect for a small intimate civil union, Gay wedding, handfasting or non-denominational ceremony. Can include overnight stay for the wedding couple and champagne breakfast in bed. Kitchen and home cooked catering. During the ceremony, a formal blessing on your union for greater intimacy through continued love, honesty, and trust. Very personalized. Powerful.
USA, IL, Mt. Prospect - Bisexual Owned

DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Mundelein, IL, USA

DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein
510 E. IL Route 83, Mundelein, IL, 60060, USA

Phone: 1 847 949-5100
Fax: 1 847 970-6961
Contact: Lesley Boyer

Serving: Chicago suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Mundelein, IL, USA. The DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein, perfectly blended with the 5-star styling and service of a downtown hotel, provides superb banquet services within our 425-guest capacity Ballroom and adjacent event rooms. Let our Catering Managers, award-winning Executive Chef and banquet team guide you through the event planning process - let us handle the details so you may enjoy every moment of your celebration!
USA, IL, Mundelein - Gay Friendly

Hilton Chicago Northbrook - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Northbrook, IL, USA

Hilton Chicago Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL, 60062, USA

Phone: 1 847 509-7010
Contact: Nicole Virola

Serving: Chicago North Shore
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Northbrook, IL, USA. Looking for the perfect Chicago wedding venue or reception hall? Let the experts at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook and Allgauers Catering, with over 40 years of excellence in the North Shore, plan your wedding and create a special day unlike any other. The Hilton Chicago Northbrook Hotel and Allgauer's Restaurant is a premier Chicago wedding venue and reception hall featuring a stunning and elegant Grand Ballroom
USA, IL, Northbrook - Gay Friendly

Midwest Conference Center - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Northlake, IL, USA

Midwest Conference Center
401 W Lake St., Northlake, IL, 60164, USA

Phone: 1 708 409-2828 #1
Fax: 1 708 409-2750
Contact: Zoila Matricardi

Serving: Chicagoland Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Northlake, IL, USA. We have the perfect location for that special occasion. Our 16th Floor Skyline Ballroom is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, giving you an unobstructed view of the the dramatic Chicago skyline.
USA, IL, Northlake - Gay Friendly

Rippon-Kinsella House - Gay OwnedEvent Location in Springfield, IL, USA

Rippon-Kinsella House
1317 N. 3rd St., Springfield, IL, 62702, USA

Phone: 1 217 241-3367
Contact: Roger Schmitz

Serving: Midwest
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Sun-Thu

Gay Wedding Event Location in Springfield, IL, USA. Come to Springfield and hold your Civil Union ceremony in our garden or indoors in our foyer when all three guestrooms are rented. Seating for ten guests in the formal dining room. Bring your own food or local caterers are available.
USA, IL, Springfield - Gay Owned

Midlane Country Club - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Wadsworth, IL, USA

Midlane Country Club
4555 West Yorkhouse Rd., Wadsworth, IL, 60083, USA

Phone: 1 847 360-0550
Fax: 1 847 360-1730
Contact: Marc Tepper

Serving: Northern Chicago Suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Wadsworth, IL, USA. Midlane Country Club is a fantastic location for any wedding or event.
USA, IL, Wadsworth - Gay Friendly

Occasions Chicago Catering - Gay OwnedFood & Beverage in Chicago, IL, USA

Occasions Chicago Catering
116 N. Willard Ct., Chicago, IL, 60607, USA

Phone: 1 312 942-1515
Fax: 1 312 942-0505
Contact: Gerard McGuiggan

Serving: Chicago, Suburbs
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Food & Beverage only

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in Chicago, IL, USA. Gay owned and minded! Let us help make your special day free of drama and full of exceptional food and drink! Occasions Chicago Catering brings you the finest in weddings and social event planning and catering.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Owned

Cork Catering & Special Events - Gay FriendlyFood & Beverage in Addison, IL, USA

Cork Catering & Special Events
1421 W Fullerton Ave., Addison, IL, 60101, USA

Phone: 1 888 932-3233
Toll Free: 1 888 932-3233
Contact: Matthew Green

Serving: Chicago Region
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in Chicago, IL, USA. Cork Catering & Special Events is a leading provider of food-service offerings, including fine catering and event planning in the Chicagoland area. We combine food mastery, client focus, and operational excellence to consistently deliver the unexpected. With innovative, fresh menus and a focus on expedient service, we have one thing in mind: the complete satisfaction of our customers.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

From The Field Cooking School - Gay FriendlyFood & Beverage in Morton, IL, USA

From The Field Cooking School
2029 S. Main St., Morton, IL, 61550, USA

Phone: 1 309 263-6020
Contact: Bill Turney

Serving: Central Illinois
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in Peoria, IL, USA. We offer 'outside the box' catering. We have a fixed menu, but can make whatever you want (ethnic, vegan, family recipes, whatever - we have no limitations). We also do bachelorette cooking parties, rehearsal dinners & small weddings & receptions, as well as baby & bridal showers.
USA, IL, Peoria - Gay Friendly

Anywhere Anytime Journeys - Gay OwnedHoneymoon Travel in Rantoul, IL, USA

Anywhere Anytime Journeys
PO Box 169, Rantoul, IL, 61966, USA

Phone: 1 217 892-2526
Toll Free: 1 888 556-0219
Fax: 1 800 856-8693
Contact: Brad Martin

Serving: worldwide
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Travel in Chicago, IL, USA. Anywhere Anytime Journeys is a gay owned and operated business dedicated to providing personal, customized service to our LGBT clients. We specialize in destination weddings and honeymoon packages and will take care of all travel and hotel arrangements for you and your wedding guests for your special day.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Owned

That Travel Lady - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Travel in Schaumburg, IL, USA

That Travel Lady
231 Trenton Ct, Schaumburg, IL, 60193, USA

Phone: 1 847 452-8091
Fax: 1 866 452-7055
Contact: Wendy Dall

Serving: Cont. USA
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Travel in Chicago, IL, USA. That Travel Lady is a full service travel agent who has a passion for helping busy professional couples realize their dream destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. My passion for travel has lead me to the joy of helping others experience the world.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Travel Leaders of Naperville - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Travel in Naperville, IL, USA

Travel Leaders of Naperville
1163 E Ogden Ave Ste 717, Naperville, IL, 60563, USA

Phone: 1 630 355-8821
Toll Free: 1 800 848-2780
Fax: 1 630 355-8851
Contact: Christie Kruchten

Serving: Chicagoland Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Travel in Naperville, IL, USA. Travel Leaders has been assisting travelers for nearly 30 years. We have established relationships in the travel industry that enable us to offer you special offers and amenities you won' find anywhere else - even online. We have the education and the experience to ensure you enjoy exceptional travel experiences throughout your lifetime. Our promise to you... "When travel with us, you travel better."
USA, IL, Naperville - Gay Friendly

Photo Booth Express - Gay FriendlyMiscellaneous in Des Plaines, IL, USA

Photo Booth Express
260 Howard St, Des Plaines, IL, 60018, USA

Phone: 1 877 492-6684
Toll Free: 1 877 492-6684
Contact: Faith

Serving: Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Miscellaneous in Chicago, IL, USA. Photo Booth Express photo booths are popular additions to Chicago weddings, commitment ceremonies, corporate events, charity events, anniversary parties, school dances, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16's, promotional events and private parties. Our booths are the perfect way to capture all of the fun of your event and a great way to give your guests unique and memorable keepsakes
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

All Ceremonies Beautifully Done - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Evanston, IL, USA

All Ceremonies Beautifully Done
148 Clyde Ave, Evanston, IL, 60202, USA

Phone: 1 847 491-0603
Contact: Marian Hale

Serving: Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. You're looking for something different, a ceremony to reflect your relationship and delight your guests. That's what I do best. My first same sex wedding was in 1998 -- a transcendent experience for everyone present. And I am still deeply moved by this work. My only agenda is to create with you the most beautiful and memorable ceremony possible -- let's meet soon to discuss your big day!
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Flow Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Chicago, IL, USA

Flow Ceremonies
Chicago, IL, 60625, USA

Phone: 1 773 203-4631
Contact: Sheri Reda

Serving: Chicago area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. One-of-a-Kind customized ceremonies that reflect your relationship, your values, your vision. I officiate at weddings, life passages from birth to death, and other ceremonies throughout Chicago and the Midwest, and I'll be delighted to help you have a one-of-a-kind ceremony that reflects your personal style!
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Rose LifeCycle Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Wheeling, IL, USA

Rose LifeCycle Ceremonies
322 Forestway Lane, Wheeling, IL, 60090, USA

Phone: 1 847 215-7715
Contact: Michele Rose

Serving: Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. It doesn't matter who you love - love is love! I welcome the opportunity to give voice to my conviction that every relationship of love between human beings is holy, sacred, and worthy of celebration and public affirmation by providing the same memorable personalized ceremonies to all couples, who wish to make a commitment honoring their love, whether gay or straight; young or old; same or different races, cultures, religions; or practicing no religion.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

A Perfect Fit Rev - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Oak Forest, IL, USA

A Perfect Fit Rev
15112 Lavergne Ave, Oak Forest, IL, 60452, USA

Phone: 1 708 710-4794
Contact: Eva LaRoche

Serving: Greater Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. It's always an honor and a great privilege to be invited to participate in such an integral way on one of the most important days of your lives by marrying you.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Affirmative Ceremonies - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Chicago, IL, USA

Affirmative Ceremonies
Chicago, IL, 60660, USA

Phone: 1 773 592-2247
Contact: Rev Joette Waters

Serving: Illinois
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. Congratulations on your engagement! It is a special honor to Officiate weddings and I do so with love, and enthusiasm. I am an Ordained Interfaith Minister and the former founding Pastor of the Empowerment Center Chicago, where I had served since1995. Whether a traditional or non-traditional wedding, I enjoy helping to create a unique Ceremony that resonates with you and your guests. I am also happy to perform a bi-lingual ceremony if needed.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Memorable Ceremonies - Gay OwnedOfficiants in Lemont, IL, USA

Memorable Ceremonies
721 Talcott Ave, Lemont, IL, 60439, USA

Phone: 1 630 299-9900
Contact: Victor Oswald

Serving: IL
Purple Unions Disc: 25%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. Certified Celebrant and Wedding Officiant. I both officiate and design same-gender ceremonies. There are only a few occasions in life that are momentous. It will be my pleasure and honor to work with you as we create a personalized ceremony which will reflect your most sincere wishes and desires. Together we will unfurl a beautiful memory!
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Owned

Ceremonies from the Heart - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Chicago, IL, USA

Ceremonies from the Heart
410 S. Michigan, Ste 940, Fine Arts Bldg , Chicago, IL, 60605, USA

Phone: 1 847 707-1781
Contact: Rev. Rebecca

Serving: Greater Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. I am an ordained minister in the liberal religious tradition and have been officiating gay and lesbian weddings since 1991! Well versed in religious and civil traditions from around the world, I delight in creating exactly the right ceremony for each couple. Whether you are spiritual, religious, atheist or humanist I can weave a ceremony that will speak from the heart. My website is filled with ideas for readings, rituals and writing your own vows.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Rev. Toni Maddi - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Crystal Lake, IL, USA

Rev. Toni Maddi
2452 Achilles Ln., Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, USA

Phone: 1 815 308-5428
Contact: Toni Maddi

Serving: McHenry County
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Officiants in Chicago, IL, USA. Reverend Maddi is an ordained, non-denominational minister who will help you to create your own unique and personalized ceremony to make it touching and meaningful.
USA, IL, Chicago - Gay Friendly

Spirit of Love - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Elmhurst, IL, USA

Spirit of Love
208 E. Crescent Ave., Elmhurst, IL, 60126, USA

Phone: 1 630 347-7488
Contact: Reverend Janet

Serving: Chicagoland
Purple Unions Disc: $25, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

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USA, Illinois: Cook County Issues Almost 600 Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples

Mar 22nd, 2014

Couples have been quick to take advantage of the chance to marry early in Chicago. Edge Boston reports:

The Cook County clerk's office says it has issued 575 marriage licenses to same-sex couple in the month since it was allowed by a court ruling. Cook County Clerk David Orr said Friday that the couples have come from 17 states besides... read_more

Gay Travel: Chicago's "Windy City Gay Idol" Kicks Off Its 12th Year

Mar 16th, 2014

Windy City Gay Idol has grown into the largest and most highly anticipated annual competition in Chicago's GLBT community. Come sing, or come vote! With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, the person crowned as this year's 2014 Windy City Gay Idol will win $1,000 in cash, Smirnoff merchandise, a trip for two on the island of Curacao (5 nights... read_more

USA, Illinois: And Grundy County Makes Seven

Mar 6th, 2014

Yet another Illinois county has already issued a marriage license to a same sex couple. The Morris Daily Herald reports:

Grundy County joined a handful of counties in Illinois allowing same-sex marriages before the law becomes official June 1. Last Thursday, the Grundy County Clerk and recorder's office issued the county's first same-sex marriage license to a couple who were... read_more

USA, Illinois: Tw More Counties Jump on the Marriage Equality Bandwagon

Mar 6th, 2014

An update on Illinois and the early arrival of marriage equality. LGBTQ Nation reports: Two more counties say they will start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples before the state's new marriage equality law takes effect on June 1. St. Clair County Clerk Tom Holbrook and Cass County Clerk Michael Kirchner say they will start accepting applications immediately. That's after... read_more

USA, Illinois: Will Counties Follow Governor, Attorney General's Lead on Marriage Equality?

Mar 6th, 2014

Both Governor Quinn and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have endorsed the Cook County ruling moving up the date for marriage equality in Illinois to now from June 1st. But will other counties follow suit? LGBTQ Nation reports:

County clerks around Illinois say they won't start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately as Attorney General Lisa Madigan said... read_more

USA, Illinois: Attorney General Says All Counties Can Issue Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples NOW

Mar 4th, 2014

Big news coming out of Illinois today - the courthouse doors have been thrown open for marriage equality across the state. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday told an Illinois county clerk that he and others around the state have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Madigan issued the guidance in response to... read_more

USA, Illinois: Third County to Start Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples

Feb 28th, 2014

Following the lead of Champaign and Cook counties, a third Illinois county plans to start issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. LGBTQ Nation reports: McLean County, Ill., Clerk Kathy Michael says she hopes to be issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples by the middle of next week, months ahead of the June 1 date when Illinois' marriage equality... read_more

USA, Illinois: Second County to Issue Marriage Licenses Immediately to Same Sex Couples

Feb 26th, 2014

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten said his county will follow Cook County's lead after a judge there opened marriage up to same sex couples early. Capitol Fax reports:

"On Friday, federal judge Sharon Johnson Coleman held that the Illinois statute banning marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional and violates the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. The Illinois Attorney General and... read_more

USA, Illinois: Equality Illinois Presses for Immediate Statewide Implementation

Feb 24th, 2014

Equality Illinois is urging clerks across Illinois to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples immediately, following last week's ruling in Cook County. Go Pride reports:

"The federal court's ruling responded to a lawsuit filed in Cook County and applies initially only to the Cook Couty Clerk's office, but clerks in the other 101 counties can take official notice... read_more

USA, Illinois: Cook County Same Sex Couples Can Marry Today, Court Says

Feb 21st, 2014

A federal court in Chicago just opened the door for Cook County same sex couples to marry, four months early. Lambda Legal reports:

We've had a lot to celebrate recently all around the country, and now we have another victory in Illinois! A federal court today ruled, in a case brought by Lambda Legal and the ACLU, that barring same-sex couples from... read_more

USA, Indiana: Is the Gay Marriage Ban Dead?

Jan 28th, 2014

A bipartisan group in the Indiana House of Representatives voted yesterday to strip out the "second sentence" of the proposed amendment that would have also banned civil unions. Queerty reports:

Despite the best efforts of Republicans to maneuver it through the Indiana legislature, a state constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality looks like it won't make it onto the... read_more

USA, Illinois: State GOP Senator Introduces Bill to Repeal Marriage Equality Law

Jan 22nd, 2014

Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter has introduced a bill to overturn the recently-passed marriage equality law. On Top Magazine reports:

Illinois currently recognizes gay couples with civil unions. However, a gay marriage bill signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn in November takes effect on June 1. McCarter's bill is titled Marriage Fairness Act - Repeal. Last year, McCarter lamented the... read_more

USA, Illinois: Judge Extends Early Marriage Ruling To All Couples with Terminally Ill Partner

Dec 18th, 2013

A federal judge just extended ruling allowing several gay couples to marry early to all same-sex couples where one partner is terminally ill. On Top Magazine reports:

A federal judge on Monday ruled that Illinois gay couples facing a terminal illness can marry immediately rather than waiting for a marriage law to take effect in June. U.S. District Judge... read_more

USA, Illinois: Two More Same-Sex Couples Approved to Marry Immediately

Dec 16th, 2013

Two more same-sex couples facing chronic illness have been allowed to marry in Illinois ahead of the June 2014 start date. Windy City reports:

A federal judge ordered Dec. 9 that two more Illinois couples--each with partners suffering from chronic illnesses--could wed ahead of the June 1, 2014, start-date for same-sex weddings in the state. A hearing on Dec. 16... read_more

USA, Illinois: Possible January Vote to Move Up Weddings Date?

Nov 29th, 2013

In the wake of a court-ordered wedding for a lesbian couple this week, Illinois lawmakers are considering moving up the date for everyone. LGBTQ Nation reports:

There's also legislation pending that would allow marriages to take place right away, but its sponsor, state Sen. Don Harmon, says it'll be a tough sell. Approving same-sex marriage was a close vote in... read_more

USA, Illinois: Judge Clears Way for Lesbian Couple to Marry Early

Nov 26th, 2013

The US District Court in Chicago is opening the door for a lesbian couple to marry six months before the marriage equality law takes effect in that state. NBC Chicago reports:

The U.S. District Court in Chicago ordered Cook County's clerk Monday to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, one of whom is terminally ill. County Clerk David... read_more

USA, Illinois: Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 21st, 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the marriage equality bill into law yesterday. Queerty reports:

Symbolism matters. That's why it means a lot that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed the state's marriage equality law at the desk Abraham Lincoln used to write his first presidential inaugural address. About 3,000 people watched as Quinn made Illinois the 16th state to legalize marriage... read_more

USA, Illinois: Marriage Equality Bill to Be Signed Today

Nov 20th, 2013

Governor Quinn is set to sign Illinois' shiny new marriage equality bill today. Chicago Pride reports:

Gov. Pat Quinn and numerous elected officials, advocates and members of the public will take part in the signing of Illinois' marriage equality bill at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois (UIC) Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago. "Marriage equality is coming... read_more

USA, Illinois: Attorneys May Seek to Move Up Marriage Equality Start Date

Nov 11th, 2013

Now that the Illinois legislature has passed the marriage equality bill, same sex couples can begin marrying next June. But attorneys in the marriage equality case want to move that date up. Buzzfeed reports:

Despite the passage of marriage equality legislation in the Illinois General Assembly last week, lawyers driving a 2012 legal challenge to the state's ban on... read_more

USA, Illinois: Governor Quinn to Sign Marriage Equality Bill on November 20th

Nov 8th, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn has set a date for the signing of the new marriage equality bill in Illinois. Joe.My.God reports: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will sign the marriage equality bill on November 20th. The governor announced Thursday that he will sign the bill at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony. The Legislature passed the... read_more

USA, Illinois: Marriage Equality Date Could Be Moved up from June to February

Nov 7th, 2013

An Illinois State Senator filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would move the date for same-sex weddings in Illinois up four months. Chicago Pride reports:

In a procedural move Wednesday, state Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) filed an amendment to accelerate the effective date of Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. Sen. Harmon's... read_more

USA, Illinois: State Representative Proposes to Partner; Obama Thrilled at Vote

Nov 6th, 2013

An Illinois state representative proposed to his partner in the wake of the vote passing the marriage equality bill. Buzzfeed reports:

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn may have inadvertently thrown an engagement party Tuesday night. As elected officials, activists and other supporters celebrated the passage of the state’s marriage equality bill at the Governor’s Mansion, Rep. Sam Yingling paused the party... read_more

USA, Illinois: House Passes Marriage Equality Bill, Weddings to Begin in June

Nov 5th, 2013

Talk about going from zero to sixty. Or in this case, from zero to sixty one. Go Pride reports:

It was a long and bumpy ride, but the quest for marriage equality in Illinois has finally succeeded. The state House of Representatives voted 61-54 in favor of a marriage measure on Tuesday, clearing the final hurdle for the bill.... read_more

USA, Illinois: Push for Vote on Marriage Equality Bill Continues

Nov 2nd, 2013

Momentum continues to build for a marriage equality vote in the Illinois House. Supporters turned in a petition signed by 4,000 yesterday to call a vote: Buzzfeed reports:

In a move to crank up pressure on Illinois lawmakers ahead of their final week in session this year, marriage equality advocates delivered a petition with over 4,000 signatures Tuesday to the bill's... read_more

USA, Illinois: Momentum Building for Vote on Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 1st, 2013

It's looking more and more likely that we may get a vote on the marriage equality bill in the second part of Illinois' veto session, next week. Edge Boston reports:

Anticipating a likely vote during the final week of the veto session, some lawmakers previously on the fence have announced their position on the question. Others are quickly drafting proposed... read_more

USA, Illinois: Gay Activists to Demand Partyline Vote on Marriage Equality Bill

Oct 26th, 2013

Illinois LGBT community is getting tired of waiting for the House to get around to voting on the marriage equality bill. A group of activists plans to picket the bill's lead sponsor. Towleroad reports:

Illinois LGBT activist group Gay Liberation Network is planning to picket Rep. Greg Harris, the lead sponsor of the marriage equality bill pending in the state... read_more

USA, Illinois: Governor Quinn Hints at Possible Marriage Equality Vote Next Month

Oct 25th, 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was encouraged that the groundwork was laid for marriage equality in the two day veto session this month. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Gov. Pat Quinn says he's not discouraged that Illinois lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda. The Chicago Democrat says the... read_more

USA, Illinois: A Day after the Marriage Equality Rally, a Smaller Crowd Gathers to Oppose Measure

Oct 24th, 2013

Just a day after of to 5000 marriage equality supporters gathered in Springfield to push for vote on the bill, about 2,500 Christians dissented on the Capital to push for its defeat. Edge Boston reports:

Busloads of gay-marriage opponents held their own rally outside the Capitol Wednesday, pledging to reverse any headway in the push for state legislation that would... read_more

USA, Illinois: Thousands Rally For Marriage Equality In Springfield; Will There Be a Vote?

Oct 23rd, 2013

Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Springfield yesterday. Chicago Pride reports:

Thousand of marriage rights advocates and allies braved the cold rain to rally outside the Illinois state Capitol as part of the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality, an event to mark the first day of the fall veto session. Tuesday's rally and march was part... read_more

USA, Illinois: New Poll Shows Majority Support for Marriage Equality on Eve of March

Oct 21st, 2013

Marriage equality news just keeps rolling in. We have a new poll out of Illinois which shows strong support for the pending marriage equality bill there. Chicago Pride reports:

A new statewide poll released Monday--just one day before the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality--shows a dramatic majority of registered likely voters support for the freedom to marry in Illinois.... read_more

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At Purple Unions, we take marriage equality seriously. As a gay couple who have been together since 1992, we know that gay and lesbian couples can and do form long-term, stable, supportive relationships, and we believe the institution of marriage and all the responsabilities and benefits that come with it should be opened up to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. To this end, we created Purple Unions as a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

Illinois passed a civil unions bill, which went into effect on 6/1/11. The Illinois Senate then easily passed a marriage equality bill on Valentines Day, 2013. But the House failed to take a vote on the bill at that time, as the bill's main sponsor feared there weren't enough votes to pass it. The House did finally vote on the bill during its "Veto Session" on November 5th, 2013, passing it into law. The law has an effective date of 6/2/14. But on 2/21, a judge opened up marriage equality to Cook County same sex couples, three and a half months early.

Interestingly, the state chose not to scrap its civil unions law, so both are currently in effect.

The state also allows adoption by gay and lesbian couples.

We hope that you find these resources useful, and that you'll join us in the fight for marriage equality!

--Scott & Mark, Purple Unions