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South Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

South Church

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

The South Church welcomes you and invites you to celebrate your union in our beautiful sanctuary in Mount Prospect, just outside of Chicago.
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. The windows’ modern designs allow a great deal of natural light into our air-conditioned sanctuary while depicting important scenes from the history of the faith. Our front doors open onto a wide staircase that spills onto the lawn, providing a perfect setting for your guests to congratulate you after your ceremony, and for keepsake photos to be taken.

Set in a lovely residential neighborhood in Mount Prospect, Illinois, The South Church has ample parking for you and your guests. This northwest suburban location is about 20 miles from Chicago, easily accessed by major highways and only a few blocks from the Metra Station.

Our location places The South Church near many restaurants and banquet halls, and our wedding package includes the services of the pastor, the music director/organist, and our wedding coordinator.

The church and surrounding grounds provide such a lovely backdrop for wedding pictures that many photographers include photos taken at The South Church in their portfolios.

When you are married at The South Church we place a congratulatory message featuring your names on the church sign, which also makes for a memorable picture.

Since its inception The South Church has served the needs of people from many different faith traditions. We are a church that encourages our members and friends to explore their questions and to construct a faith that is meaningful to them.

We take pride in our mission work, which serves mainly local needs. We offer an ongoing class in World Religions, believing that God has spoken in many different ways throughout human history.

For years The South Church has supported equal rights for gay men and lesbian women, and both the current and previous pastors have performed civil unions. We look forward to the day when marriage will be legal in our state, and in our country.

We hope you consider having your wedding at The South Church. If you are looking for a church setting with a very gay friendly staff, please give us a call.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: LifesCelebrations inc., Chicago, Illinois

Monday, August 10th, 2015

LifesCelebrations inc.

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

At LifesCelebrations inc., we believe strongly that love is love. Enough said. We would love to help you plan and celebrate the joining of two people in love. We will listen to your vision, and do everything we can to make it happen. We understand that your time is precious and that is why we are going to take the pressure off of you and create what you want.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Heather Vickery, Owner and Event Director of Greatest Expectations has been planning weddings and special events for more than 20 years. Her diverse background in event design, marketing, hotel sales, catering and non-profit event management gives her exceptional experience and makes her an invaluable partner in your wedding planning.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Reverend Kirk Moore, Wheaton, Illinois

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Reverend Kirk Moore - Wheaton, IllinoisPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Officiants in Wheaton, IL, USA. I’ve been a wedding celebrant and practicing pastor for more than 15 years. I’d love to help you celebrate.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Michelle’s Ballroom Inc, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Michelle's Ballroom Inc., ChicagoPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

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.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Chicago, IL, USA. Say “I Do” nestled in beautiful gardens and historal landmark buildings in the heart of Chicago. We have 15 spectacular and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to make your special day truly memorable., Lincoln Park Zoo is the perfect place to say “I Do”. We offer unique venues to fit any couple’s vision. Entertain your friends and family surrounded by our exotic animals, lush gardens and historical landmark buildings right in downtown Chicago!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: DiNolfo’s Banquets of Homer Glen

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

DiNolfo's Banquets of Homer Glen

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Homer Glen, IL, USA. DiNolfo’s Banquets of Homer Glen is the newest premier venue for weddings and special events. From the 30′ floor to ceiling windows and private outdoor courtyards to the elegant wedding chapels and top-quality service, our Chicago area banquet facility sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations. Imagine your grand entrance on an exquisite winding staircase reminiscent of a classic movie, or portraits enhanced by our enchanting outdoor gazebo.

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Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Did Hobby Lobby Discriminate Against This Transgender Woman?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Meggan SommervilleAnd will the US Supreme Court let them use religion to get away with it?

The Advocate reports:

…one employee of the craft-store chain says she’s regularly experienced antitrans prejudice for the past three years. Meggan Sommerville, a transgender frame shop manager who has worked at Hobby Lobby’s Aurora, Ill., location for 16 years, first filed a complaint against the store in 2011 when, she says, management wrote her up for using the women’s restroom. Her complaint alleging discrimination in employment and public accomodations was initially dismissed and then reinstated, and is still pending with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, reports GLAAD.

Although the company recognizes Sommerville as a woman, she is still required to use the men’s bathroom until she has gender reassignment surgery. If the company can deny you birth control, can they also make you have a surgical procedure to suit their religious bias?

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Old Illinois Law Blocks Some Same Sex Couples From Marrying

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Illinois mapAn old law on the books in Illinois is stopping some out of state couples from getting married in the state.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

A provision in Illinois’ marriage law is resulting in disappointment for many same-sex couples in neighboring states hoping to cross the border to obtain a marriage license. Enacted years before same-sex marriage became legal in Illinois, the law states that a marriage license is void if that couple is barred from marrying in the state where they live. The measure was designed to prevent people who are close family or underage from crossing state borders to wed, but is now putting county clerks in a tough spot with same-sex couples traveling from out-of-state to get married in Illinois.

The soonest the glitch could be fixed is next year.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Reverend Toni Maddi, Chicago

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Reverend Toni Maddi, ChicagoPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Reverend Toni 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.

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