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Chicago wedding chapel offers an affordable elegant ceremony location.  Your Wedding or vow renewal:  We offer specialized Chicago wedding ceremonies 7 days a week.  Our Chicago Illinois Wedding Chapel is located in a beautiful Church.  We are a non-denominational Christian Church with several ministers and pastors on call.   Your wedding can be performed in our beautiful Church Chapel or at a location of your choosing.   We strive to make your wedding as affordable and beautiful as possible.  We have several decorations available such as flowers, wedding arch, unity candle, etc. Every wedding ceremony is different and designed with your input. We typically meet with each couple to personalize the music, scriptures, decorations, vows, etc. We can offer many options to help make your wedding unique and elegant.

The day of your wedding, a trained professional staff member will be available to personally assist the entire bridal party.

Our air-conditioned Illinois wedding chapel seats up to 200 and has new chairs and a new state of the art sound system.   We have ample fenced-in on-site parking and our Church is handicapped accessible.   The wedding chapel is conveniently located near Midway Airport on 59th Street.   The church is approximately 1/2 mile East of Midway on 59th and Tripp.   Our chapel and Chicago wedding officiants are available seven days a week to perform your ceremony.
We are proud to offer not only a beautiful wedding chapel but also an extremely affordable place to be married.

We are either weddings at our Church Chapel or offsite

OFFSITE WEDDINGS:
As of March of 2013, we have recently lowered the price of our offsite weddings to a flat fee of $300.00 If you require a rehearsal the day before there is an additional $100.00 fee.

CHURCH - CHAPEL WEDDINGS

We have several wedding packages available. All of the packages are flat fee prices that are all inclusive. All of our weddings at our Church include the use of the Church before and after your ceremony for photographs, dressing area, unity candle, your officiant, decorations including choices of lit decorated arch, candles, flower baskets, pew bows, torch lights, and live music. We will help you custom design your ceremony. You just need to provide the wedding license.

We also offer a special small wedding package for weddings at the Church on Monday through Thursday. This is for under 12 guest and the fee is a flat fee of $400.00 This includes everything that our larger weddings offer.

Our basic wedding package for Church weddings with over 12 guest is $600 without a rehearsal or $800 with a rehearsal. A rehearsal is not necessary if you have a small number of bridesmaids. We never require rehearsals but we recommend a rehearsal if you are going to have a large wedding party.

You can pay by check, cash or with mastercard , visa or discover through Paypal.

As you know, weekends are the most popular times for weddings.  So please call ahead to reserve your date and time.   We look forward to talking with you soon.   
The music you choose for your ceremony should reflect your taste and personality.

We have a state of the art sound system so you can burn your own cd's to personalize your wedding music from the bridesmaids to the bridal entrance.

If you prefer live music, Pastor Ken is a professional pianist and is more than happy to play the traditional bridal march and/or classical music for your bridal party entrance at no additional cost.
Contact Information

We can be reached seven days a week until 10 pm.  We look forward to your call.  If we are on another line, please leave a message and we will promptly return your call.  

312-241-2221 (Pam-Wedding appointments and scheduling) 
708-214-7109 (Pastor Ken)
        
Mailing address
        4220 W. 59th Street
        Chicago, IL 60629
 
Electronic mail
pkacys1@gmail.com (Pastor Pam Kacys)
kbonnerjr@yahoo.com (Pastor Ken Bonner)
Our Church is located at 4220 w.59th Street, Chicago, Il 60629 just East of Midway airport on 59th Street.

Our Wedding Chapel is located in Cook County.
You must obtain your license from the county in which you will be married.
Chicago contains several counties including Cook, Dupage, Dekalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry or Will County.
Your license is valid for 60 days.
You must wait 24 hours after obtaining a license to be married.
You must be over the age of 18 to obtain a license.  Illinois no longer requires a blood test.
Usually the only thing you need to bring to get a license is a valid U.S. driver’s license or a passport.  The courthouse will require that both parties appear to get the license.

Here is a partial list of addresses and phone number to get your license in Cook County

Bridgeview Courthouse
10220 S. 76th Avenue
Room 238, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
Phone 708.974.6150 (Parking is free)

You may also obtain your marriage license by going to the Daley Center, downtown Chicago.  
Their address is 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL    Phone 312 603 5656

To order copies of wedding certificates - (after you are married) you can either go to the courthouse or you can order a copy of your license at: http://www.vitalchek.com

      


Pastor Ken has served as the pastor of Christian Fellowship Church since 1998 and has performed hundreds of wedding and vow renewal ceremonies throughout the years.

Pastor Pam is the Associate Pastor of the Church.  Pastor Pam was ordained as a minister in 2000 and is a frequent speaker at women's groups and at Christian Fellowship.  She is also an on-staff counselor. 

You may request either Pastor Ken or Pastor Pam to officiate your ceremony. In the past, several couples have requested both Pastors Ken and Pam to officiate together which we are happy to do at no additional fee.






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Banquet halls in the Chicago area.

We welcome any additional reception venue recommendations.

Candle Light  -  10625 S. Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago Ridge, IL,
(708) 425-1720 (Elegant)

Garden Chalet  - 110
th Ridgeland  708 361 0400
(Elegant)

Berwyn VFW
1529 Harlem Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 749-2378

Mama Luigis - 7500 S. Harlem, Bridgeview IL 60455  (708) 496 0900
(Elegant)

Nikos  - 7600 South Harlem Avenue  Bridgeview IL 60455  708 496 0300 (Elegant)

Four points Sheraton  -  7353 south Cicero Ave.   Chicago, Ill  60629

William Tell  -  6201 W. Joliet Road  Countryside, IL 60525
708 352 1101 (Elegant)

Southern Bells Restaurant  6737 Archer Ave  Bridgeview IL 609455
708 458 4778  (This is a family style restaurant –low end

The Oaks Hotel 300 south Frontage Road, Burr Ridge, IL  60527  630 325 2900
The wedding vows really form the heart of the wedding. Here are some sample wedding vows

Modern
I, Romeo, take you Juliet, to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust you and honor you.  I will laugh with you and cry with you.  I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst, through the difficult and the easy.  I give you my life to keep, so help me God. I will never leave you or forsake you.

I, Juliet), take you Romeo, to be my husband, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust you and honor you.  I will laugh with you and cry with you.  I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst, through the difficult and the easy.   I give you my life to keep, so help me God. I will never leave you or forsake you

Modern 2
I, Juliet, take you, Romeo, to be my lawfully wedded husband, secure in the knowledge that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love. On this special day, I (affirm/give) to you in the presence of God and all those in attendance my (pledge/sacred promise) to stay by your side as your (faithful) wife in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.

I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

I, Romeo, take you, Juliet, to be my lawfully wedded wife, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love. On this special and holy day, I (affirm/give) to you in the presence of God and all those in attendance my (pledge/sacred promise) to stay by your side as your faithful husband in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.

I promise to love you without reservation, honor and respect you, provide for your needs as best I can, protect you from harm, comfort you in times of distress, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

CHRISTIAN - CHRIST CENTERED VOWS
Groom
I, Romeo, take you, Juliet to be my wedded wife. With deepest joy I receive you into my life that together we may be one. As is Christ to His body, the church, so I will be to you a loving and faithful husband. Always will I perform my headship over you even as Christ does over me, knowing that His Lordship is one of the holiest desires for my life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care. I promise I will live first unto God rather than others or even you. I promise that I will lead our lives into a life of faith and hope in Christ Jesus. Ever honoring God's guidance by His spirit through the Word, And so throughout life, no matter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful husband.

Bride
I, Juliet, take you Romeo, to be my wedded husband. With deepest joy I come into my new life with you. As you have pledged to me your life and love, so I too happily give you my life, and in confidence submit myself to your headship as to the Lord. As is the church in her relationship to Christ, so I will be to you. I will live first unto our God and then unto you, loving you, obeying you, caring for you and ever seeking to please you. God has prepared me for you and so I will ever strengthen, help, comfort, and encourage you. Therefore, throughout life, no matter what may be ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as an obedient and faithful wife.

CATHOLIC
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my (husband/wife).
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health. I will love you
and honor you all the days of my life.


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