PHOTOS AND VIDEOS (24)
YOU WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
by L.A. Murphy , 10/15/2013
We can not say enough good things about Rev. Pamela! She's an amazing, warm, loving, thoughtful, and professional woman who is very good at what she does and clearly loves it! She seems almost as happy about your ceremony as you feel yourself. She goes out of her way to do lots of little, thoughtful things to make your day special - I won't go into detail as I want others to be as pleasantly surprised as we were. She made my bouquet and it was gorgeous! It would have cost us half as much as the entire ceremony cost if we had purchased it at a local florist. She did a fantastic job tying the ribbons that created the bouquet's 'handle'. She did so many nice things and you could really tell her heart was totally into making our ceremony special. We can not recommend her highly enough to anyone considering a wedding/civil union ceremony in the Chicago area!
by Grycaj MArtinez , 11/28/2012
All I can say is WOW! Rev. Pamela went above and beyond what my Fiance an I excpected! She is a sweet motherly woman full of bright warm energy. From the moment she opened the door to her home, she greeted us with so much love. Her home is full of charecter and charm! Everything is so clean and decorated in a beautiful anitque kinda fashion...very classy! The whole ceremony was stress free and put together very well. We are very happy we decided on Pine Manor and Rev. Pamela She will deffiently make your day heart felt and memorable!She is an EXCELLENT photographer!Thanks Rev. Pamela!
LOVE LOVE LOVE PINE MANOR!
by Mandie McCarthy , 10/27/2012
Pine Manor is the perfect place for a wedding. At least, that is my belief after my 8-18-12 wedding here. The rest of the day went by as a blur for me, but my memories of being in Rev Pam's beautiful home and yard, sharing vows with the man I love will be treasured memories for the rest of my life, and its because Rev Pam provided us with such a lovely place and had such attention to detail (I mean, she even went out of her way to get Sugar Free Lemonade for my diabetic mom!!) that NOTHING went wrong on our special day. If you are looking to have a small, intimate wedding then I cannot imagine going anywhere else.
Best Court House Alternative!!!
by Samantha , 07/24/2012
My husband is in the Air Force and we decided to get married while he was on leave and have a big wedding later on. Originally we were going to go to the court house, but after learning how extremely half fast it would have been, decided we wanted something a little nicer. I looked at many different websites that had officiants but they were so ridiculously over priced and you got almost nothing. And then I came along Rev. Pamala's website and after speaking with her, knew she was the best choice. She charges very little compared to other officiants and you get so much more than your money's worth. There was a total of 13 of us in the party and for less money than the other officiants I found, I got a location to have my wedding, a customized ceremony, a bridal room for which to put my finishing touches together, champagne before and after the ceremony, coffee, a certificate of our union, a photographer, and I was able to download my pictures and not have to pay extra. Rev. Pamela is the sweetest woman and very accomodating. Any request I had, like switching a few words in the ceremony as well as having a bottle of champagne in my bridal room, to ease my nerves before the wedding, she gladly fufilled. She was extremely easy to get a hold of whenever I had any questions, both by phone and email. Don't be fooled by the look of the outside of her house, because it does look like your average home, but the inside of it is so beautifully decorated and has a very charming feel to it. And the way she sets up her backyard for the ceremony is lovely. I could not have been happier having a small wedding anywhere else. Whether you are straight or gay, and you don't want to have a big expensive wedding, but still do want to have a very special day, this is the place to have you wedding at.
by Alexa Szafalowicz , 07/16/2012
Pam is truly the best.From the initial consultation, to the day of, I could not be happier with the entire process! The vows were so touching, and simply perfect! There wasn't a dry eye in the place! Pam herself is so caring, sweet, and pays attention to every detail. I feel so lucky to have found her (and Ian!).The phenomenal pictures done by Ian were better than anything I could have ever anticipated. Creative and stunning. We will be using him for our photography needs in the future.THANK YOU SO MUCH PAM! MY HUSBAND AND I CANNOT BE HAPPIER! WE LOVE YOU!
by Ann&Ash , 03/11/2012
We couldn't be more happy with our experience. Rev. Pamela went above and beyond to create a special and memorable day. She took the time to get to know us individually, and completely designed the ceremony around our own personalities. She welcomed us into her home, and was incredibly accommodating to us and our guests. We also chose to incorporate the hand fasting into our ceremony, and couldn't have been more excited to how wonderful it turned out! We highly recommend Pine Manor!
Highly Recommended Wedding Officiant!
by Stephanie , 02/16/2012
Thanks so much for an amazing wedding experience. Not only we're you professional but you made it fun and easy! I wish we could do it over and over again!